Dr Sam Spedding, Chartered Counselling Psychologist
I am a counselling psychologist who works with a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress and eating disorders. I pay particular attention to how people interact socially and express emotions. I treat people in a non-judgemental manner, provide a safe environment that facilitates psychological change, and work collaboratively towards agreed goals.
I am registered with and able to provide psychological therapy through the following insurance companies: Aviva, AXA PPP, PruHealth and WPA.
Enquiries are dealt with confidentially and promptly. I will aim to get back to you within 24 hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
In addition to my private work I am the clinical lead and principal psychologist in an outpatient service in the NHS.
I received my doctorate in psychotherapeutic and counselling psychology from the University of Surrey. I also have a postgraduate diploma in psychology from the University of East London and an MA in classics at the University of Cambridge.
I have done further professional training in cognitive behavioural therapy for eating disorders (CBT-E), interpersonal therapy (IPT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), the Maudsley model of treatment for anorexia (MANTRA), and in cognitive behavioural approaches to psychological trauma and PTSD.
I am registered with the Healthcare Professionals Council and chartered by the British Psychological Society. I am also a member of the BPS Department of Clinical Psychology's Faculty of Eating Disorders.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£110- £130 depending on time and location