Sarvdeep Virk BSc (Hons), MSc, Post Msc, MSc- Counselling Psychologist
Hi, I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I work with a wide range of difficulties that people may present with such as depression, OCD, PTSD, general anxiety, health anxiety, panic attacks, phobias and agoraphobia. I also work with insomnia; difficulties falling asleep, staying asleep and early morning waking. As a counselling psychologist I can work with a range of interpersonal issues, so this may be relationship difficulties, family issues, work stress or other life stressors. It may be that you feel the need to talk through a particular issue or are having a difficult time in your life right now and need some support.
I have over ten years of experience in the NHS working with a range of difficulties and people from different backgrounds and ages. I have also worked for MIND in Bexley.
I work in a private practice offering a confidential, supportive and professional space for you to work through your issues.
I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Person Centred Therapy. I make use of Psycho-Dynamic thinking in my work, as appropriate. The approach we use will be based on the assessment and the concerns you present with.
I provide clinical supervision to qualified therapists and trainee therapists. I am happy to provide supervision via Skype/Zoom.
I am also able to provide therapy for trainee therapists as per course requirements.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post MSc Counselling Psychology
MSc Counselling Psychology
BSc (Hons) Psychology
I have worked in a variety of NHS and non-NHS settings. I have experience working with a range of difficulties from mild to severe mental health difficulties.
I have worked in settings that are are the forefront of research and treatment such as the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma and the Psychological Interventions Clinic for outpatients with Psychosis both based at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust.
I am registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (all therapists using a professional title need to be registered with HCPC). I am also registered with the British Psychological Society.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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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.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
£80 per 50 minute session.
£60 per one hour clinical supervision.
Due to the current Covid 19 situation all sessions are being held remotely.
Before we arrange a face to face appointment I would like to speak with you briefly on the telephone to find out what you feel your main difficulties are and what your goals for therapy are. Alternatively, we can have this conversation via email.
We will then arrange an appointment if we both feel we can work together. Generally I am able to offer an appointment within a week.
You are welcome to ask any questions at this point or via email. I find it helpful for clients to feel able to share any concerns they have with me.
Please contact me on 07989 494816 or via my email address Sarvdeep.Virk@gmail.com to arrange a brief chat on the phone and arrange an appointment.
I am a recognised AXA PPP, AVIVA, WPA and PruHealth provider (if your insurance provider is not listed please contact me as often this requires a simple form for me to complete). I am also registered with a number of EAP schemes.
I am sorry but I do not take BUPA clients.