Dr Steven Lilley, BSc (Hons), DClin Psy., PG Dip, AFBPsS, C.Psychol.
I am an experienced Registered Clinical Psychologist and Accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapist with over 16 years experience working in mental health in the NHS, independent sector and private practice. I specialise in helping people with a range of both common and more complex emotional difficulties, including generalised anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, personality difficulties and relationship problems. I offer both short and longer-term therapies.
I work with primarily with clients of working age, usually individually but also as a couple (e.g. where there are relationship difficulties).
I consider the influence of early life experiences and current environmental factors in the development of emotional problems. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is key to helping an individual explore and understand themselves better, which in turn often provides insights into how they might make positive changes in their lives.
I am collaborative and down-to-earth in my style, and I think holistically in trying to help clients improve their overall health and wellbeing. I draw on a range of evidence-based psychological approaches (e.g. CBT, CAT, EMDR), but I consider myself to be an integrative, or eclectic, therapist, as I aim to 'tailor' therapy to the shared understanding of the client's needs.
As an independent psychologist and therapist, I am able to operate in a flexible and responsive way that is driven by the principles, aims and ethics of my profession.
Training, qualifications & experience
My professional and academic qualifications are as follows:
BSc (Hons) in Psychology, 1st Class - Loughborough University
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - University of Sheffield
Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Analytic Therapy - Sheffield Hallam University
Practitioner Diploma in Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy - Mindworks.
Chartered Psychologist, and Associate Fellow, with the British Psychological Society (BPS; 90286)
Registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC; PYL17112)
Accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapist with The Association For Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT)
Registered with the General Hypnotherapy Standards Council (GHSC).
I am also trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), trauma-focused CBT, and Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR).
Summary of Experience
I have worked in stroke medicine, high medium and low secure forensic hospitals, and community psychotherapy services. Between 2005 and 2010, I was a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist in the NHS, then I was Regional Head of Psychology/Consultant Clinical Psychologist for the UK's largest independent sector provider of secure mental health services. I have worked in private practice since 2014.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
My fee for an initial, 90-minute clinical assessment is £120. Additional charges may be incurred if clinical reports are required after initial assessment.
Individual therapy sessions (50 - 55 mins) are £90.
Couples therapy is £100 per hour.
All Fees are payable in cash at the time of appointment or via online bank transfer prior to the appointment, unless an alternative pre-arranged agreement is in place.
For Organisations (e.g. health care insurance, agencies, solicitors, etc), please contact me to discuss specific costs and terms.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday: 9.00am - 5.00pm Tuesday: 9.00am - 5.00pm Wednesday: 9.00am - 5.00pm Thursday: 9.00am - 7.00pm Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|