Stephanie Gooding, Chartered Counselling Psychologist, HCPC Registered.
Stephanie is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with a 20 years of experience in psychological therapies across independent, NHS and voluntary settings. She offers an honest and authentic presence with knowledge and techniques grounded in evidence-based research, with respect for the choices of each different client about the approach they feel is useful for them. Stephanie is trained in multicultural counselling and is keen to work across cultures with sensitivity and is LGBTQ+ affirmative.
Stephanie works with a wide range of psychological issues including adjustment to major life events; trauma and post-traumatic stress (PTSD); recovery from abuse; issues of self worth and confidence; relationship difficulties; stress and insomnia; depression and grief work; anxiety including obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, health anxiety and generalised anxiety.
Stephanie works with clients to develop a tailored plan for therapy. She draws on a wide knowledge base including: cognitive and meta-cognitive approaches, mindfulness, DBT-informed therapy, eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), compassion focused therapy, narrative therapy and person centred therapy. Stephanie is skilled in short-term work and will encourage clients to undertake practical tasks between sessions where she believes this will be beneficial.
Stephanie also offers counselling supervision to professionals (one-to-one or groups) and training in counselling skills, applied psychology, and mindfulness.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Qualification in Counselling Psychology, CPsychol. HSPC Registered.
- MSc Psychological Therapies in Primary Care (cognitive behavioural therapies for mild to moderate mental health disorders).
- MSc Multicultural Counselling
- BSc (hons) Behavioural Science
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday for individual clients
Friday, Saturday, Sunday Monday available for supervision, groups, organisations and training.