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About me

I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oxford, and have over 14 years experience successfully helping adults to transform their lives. I am an HCPC accredited Clinical Psychologist, and BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.

I am incredibly passionate about my work and have been recognised for my innovative and collaborative approach. The foundation of my practice is to create a therapeutic space to enable clients to explore and reduce the barriers to reaching their full potential. I provide bespoke ‘gold standard’ evidence-based therapies as recommended by NICE to facilitate the best outcome.

Having also a research PhD, I am passionate about the translation of evidence from scientific research to therapy sessions. I have a track record of published research in international scientific journals in the field of adult mental health.

If you think you need help, I would be delighted to hear from you!

Getting started:  
Please visit my website: drvictoriabell.com for more details.

I understand that therapy services can be confusing and I am happy to offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to discuss what you would hope to gain from therapy, and to ensure that I am the appropriate psychologist for your circumstances. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:
• Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford, UK
PhD, Queen’s University, UK
BSc Psychology, Queen’s University, UK

Memberships:
• ‘Practitioner Psychologist’ with the HCPC
• ‘Chartered Psychologist’ with the BPS
• ‘Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist’ with the BABCP

*All qualified Psychologists are registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) who ensure rigorous standards of proficiency, education, training and professional behaviour: https://www.hcpc-uk.org/check-the-register/

*The CBT Register is the only recommended means of verifying qualified CBT Practitioner Accreditation: https://www.cbtregisteruk.com

Experience:
I have held positions at prestigious London NHS National Specialist services specialising in complex disorders. As part of my work, I also deliver training, consultation and supervision to doctors, nurses, managers and psychologists.

I am a honorary Lecturer, Researcher and Supervisor at the world-renowned Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London (since 2014). I am actively involved in lecturing on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and MSc mental health courses at King’s College London.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BABCP

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

HCPC

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.

BPS

British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

Fees

From £140.00 to £180.00
Free initial telephone session

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA

Additional information

Private health insurance - Cigna, Bupa Global, Aviva, Vitality, WPA.

Fees for therapy vary depending on the insurer.

Please note that I do not accept clients via AXA or Bupa UK. 

Availability

Monday to Friday: 8am-7pm

Mayfair
London
W1K

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Organisations

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer clinical supervision to HCPC registered Psychologists.

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Dr Victoria Bell

Dr Victoria Bell