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Clinical Psychologist and Hypnotherapist

About me

Hello, and a warm welcome to Rivington Psychology.  We specialise in working holistically and empathically with adults (over 18 yrs) who are struggling with getting their mental health needs met or who are experiencing psychological or emotional difficulties which may have  developed recently or may be of longer duration, or people who feel that they need a formal psychological assessment/evaluation for whatever reason.

We offer face to face sessions as well as online sessions using Zoom and in some circumstances, home visits (elderly, physically frail or nursing home clients).

We offer an initial, free 20 minute initial phone/Zoom call. So that we can discuss your worries and concerns and we can establish whether we would be a 'good fit' for your current therapeutic needs. If not I will try to signpost you to a more suitable service or offer some helpful alternatives.

We offer both short and long-term therapy and am registered with a number of health insurance companies if you have private health insurance.

Training, qualifications & experience

My approach to therapy... I am trained in a number of psychological models and approaches. and work together with each individual client to develop a unique understanding of their difficulties and goals which will enable us to decide which approach/approaches and techniques would be most suitable and evidence based for each individual.

Approaches used include:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Clinical Hypnosis (I am a member of the British Association for Clinical and Academic Hypnosis)

I have 40+ years’ experience of working in NHS mental health services, initially as a Mental Health Nurse, as a person centred counsellor and for the past 15 years as a clinical psychologist, so I have a wide breadth and depth of experience. I now work full-time in private practice.

I am registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and am a Chartered member with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

My qualifications:

  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (Parts 1-4)
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
  • Masters  (MA) in Health Research
  • B.Sc (hons) Degree in Psychology
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Autism Assessment for Adults (over 18yrs)


From £80.00 to £120.00

Additional information

I charge between £80-£120 per session (50 minutes)

I offer some pro bono sessions but they are limited. 

Suite 11, Railway House, Railway Road, Chorley, Lancashire, PR6 0HW

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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Office located in central Chorley close to train station. Ground floor/easy access.