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BSc, PhD, DClinPsych (Oxon) Clinical Psychologist

About me

I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oxford, and have over 15 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 professional for your circumstances. 

Training, qualifications & experience

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

• ‘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

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. 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

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

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.


British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society


Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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.


From £150.00 to £180.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Aviva
  • WPA

Additional information

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

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

Fees for therapy vary depending on the insurer. 

When I work

Monday to Friday: 9am-7pm

Mayfair, London, W1K

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Key details

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