Dr. Victoria Bell - BSc, PhD, DClinPsych (Oxon) Clinical Psychologist
The clinic is ‘virtually’ open. Following official guidance, I am currently providing all sessions via video conferencing or phone. New online appointments are available.
I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oxford, in addition to a research Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology. I am a highly qualified and experienced ‘Senior Clinical Psychologist’ and ‘Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist’ providing clients with a modern approach to dealing with their concerns. I always adhere to the highest ethical standards and discretion.
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.
My expertise includes working with ‘treatment resistant’ problems and the occurrence of multiple disorders simultaneously. I have extensive experience of working successfully with clients who have had ineffective therapy attempts. I also work with those who wish to optimise their psychological health, performance, and relationships.
• Mood Disorders
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. Then, if you are happy to continue we can set-up an initial session and agree any follow-up sessions if needed.
Training, qualifications & experience
• Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford, UK
• PhD, Queen’s University, UK
• BSc Psychology, Queen’s University, UK
• Registered as a ‘Practitioner Psychologist’ with the HCPC
• A ‘Chartered Psychologist’ with the BPS
• ‘Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist’ accredited by the BABCP
I have held positions at prestigious London NHS National Specialist services specialising in complex mood disorders. As part of my work, I also deliver training, consultation and supervision to doctors, nurses, managers and psychologists.
I have a track record of published research in international scientific journals in the field of adult mental health, and am part of ongoing research at the world-renowned Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London.
I have extensive experience supervising and teaching the application of CBT. I am actively involved in lecturing on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and MSc mental health courses at King’s College London.
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.
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.
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.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
Self-funding: Individual sessions £180. Further payment details will be provided at the time of booking your first consultation.
Private health insurance: I am registered with: AXA, Aviva, BUPA, Cigna, Vitality, WPA. It may be possible to use your health insurance to cover the full consultation fees.