Dr. Tanya Carpenter Counselling Psychologist, *Online therapy*
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.
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.
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
I offer a free 20 minute telephone consultation before a first meeting.
Sessions thereafter are £85 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 £60
Concessions offered for
Links to my articles:
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. (2019). Reducing plastic: My reusables, refillables and home mades. Retrieved from http://susthingsout.com/index.php/reducing-plastic-my-reusables-refillables-and-home-mades/
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. (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/