Dr Tanya Carpenter

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Counselling Psychologist, BSc (Hons), DPsych, AFBPsS
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Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 1DS
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About me

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society working with a wide range of emotional difficulties. In particular, I am highly skilled in working with relationship difficulties, interpersonal struggles and family issues, as well as in depression, anxiety, OCD and Asperger's Syndrome.

I have previously had over 13 years experience as a senior psychologist at the Priory Hospital in North London working with inpatients and day patients in both group therapy and individually. I also have experience working for the NHS, University counselling services, in Private practice and at the Hoffman Foundation for Autism.

Although trained in a number of different therapy models, I work primarily within a Psychodynamic framework. Psychodynamic therapy seeks to help people realise their full potential in their current life by understanding fully, issues which may be holding them back. I can also offer interventions in Mindfulness and Compassion Focussed therapy. Suitability can be discussed at assessment.

I am also a RAPPS Registered Supervisor, specialising in Psychodynamic Supervision and have a wealth of experience supervising Clinical and Counselling Psychologists and other Healthcare professionals.

I have over 5 years experience facilitating weekly Mindfulness groups and I have written and presented on the topic of Mindfulness, for more information please find links to my articles at the bottom of this page.

I am also a lecturer in Counselling Psychology at the University of Worcester and Co-Course leader for the Msc Counselling programme.

Training, qualifications & experience

Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, HCPC Registered, Chartership with the British Psychological Society, DPsych in Counselling Psychology, BSc (Hons) in Psychology.

I am also registered to provide psychological therapy services with the following insurance companies: AXAPPP, Aviva, WPA, Vitality, Cigna, The Exeter and Healix.

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£77.00 - £95.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • Saga
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation before a first meeting.

Sessions thereafter are between £77 - £95 for individual therapy

I am sometimes able to offer reduced fee sessions before 3.30pm for those earning less than £30,000.

Supervision is charged at £77

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am able to offer in person sessions and online sessions

Further information

Links to my articles and contributions:

Carpenter, T. R. (2020). Mental health support searches by 18–24-year-olds have increased by 175%. https://happiful.com/mental-health-support-searches-by-18-24-year-olds-have-increased-by-175/

Carpenter, T. R (2020) Mens' mental health. Retrieved from https://www.worcester.ac.uk/about/news/academic-blog/mens-mental-health.aspx

Carpenter, T. R. (2020). Maintaining psychological wellbeing. Retrieved from https://www.worc.ac.uk/about/news/academic-blog/Maintaining-Psychological-Wellbeing.aspx

Carpenter, T. R. & Nicholas, H. (2019). How to make changes that stick. Retrieved from https://www.worcester.ac.uk/about/news/academic-blog/how-to-make-changes-that-stick.aspx

Bernstein, T. R. (2018). Seven ways to ditch stress and start living your life. Retrieved from https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/969715/Stress-ways-to-beat-stress-health-news

Bernstein, T. R. (2017). The modern mans guide to stress. Retrieved from https://www.fashionbeans.com/2017/the-modern-mans-guide-to-stress/

Bernstein, T. R. (2016). 5 top tips for dealing with stress. Retrieved from http://www.priorygroup.com/blog/mental-health/5-top-tips-for-dealing-with-stress

Bernstein, T. R. (2015). Can mindfulness beat a bargain? Retrieved from http://www.yoga4mums.com/use-mindfulness-shopping-dr-tanya-bernstein/

Worcester Therapy Space, 19 Foregate Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 1DS

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Specialising in Psychodynamic Supervision for all healthcare professionals working in any therapeutic model.

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Dr Tanya Carpenter
Dr Tanya Carpenter