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About me

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 (adults & adolescents) 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.

• Anxiety
• Mood Disorders
• Self-esteem

Getting started:
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. Please contact me via my website drvictoriabell.com and complete the contact form.

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.

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.


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

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Schema Therapy


Private health insurance - I am registered with all major health insurance providers, including: AXA-PPP, Aviva, BUPA, Cigna, Vitality, WPA. Fees for therapy vary depending on the insurer.

Self-funding - Individual sessions £140+.


Monday to Friday: 9am-7pm


Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people


I offer clinical supervision to HCPC registered Psychologists.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Dr. Victoria Bell - BSc, PhD, DClinPsych (Oxon) Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Victoria Bell - BSc, PhD, DClinPsych (Oxon) Clinical Psychologist