Dr Vicky Charles, Clinical Psychologist (ClinPsyD)
**Please note I am providing Telephone and Remote Therapy Appointments**
Hello, I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist - I help individuals and families with their psychological wellbeing. I have private and NHS experience as a Clinical Psychologist helping Adults, Children and Young People. My focus involves depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, attachment difficulties and behaviour challenges.
I can see children from the age of five.
I am professionally registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
I provide psychological therapy and assessment, for a wide range of psychological, emotional and behavioural problems. I aim to help people overcome their problems as quickly and effectively as possible, guided by their pace and capabilities.
I use training and experience in various therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and systematic family work to deal with a range of people and problems.
Treated problems include but are not limited to anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, trauma, attachment difficulties, eating difficulties, behaviour challenges, depression, Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Places of work
I work at the Beaumaris Wellbeing Centre in Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7BW.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been working in mental health since 2006 when I gained my first degree in Psychology. I subsequently qualified as a Clinical Psychologist from the University of Liverpool in 2013 and worked for several years in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in the NHS.
This involved working with moderate to severe mental health problems including eating disorders, anxiety, depression and personality disorders. I am passionate about Early Intervention and Prevention of the development of emotional health problems.
I am committed to building resilience in children, young people, families and communities. I also offer assessment and brief therapeutic interventions to children and young people and their families, predominantly using the Cognitive Behaviour Therapy model for anxiety and low mood and also a systemic family approach.
I demonstrate excellent engagement skills and am keen to encourage young people to contribute to service development and other participating activities.
I receive regular monthly clinical supervision.
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 am a Registered Practitioner with a wide range of insurance companies including AXA, Bupa and Aviva.