Dr Vicky Eames, DClinPsy CPsychol, HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist
My aim is to work alongside you to help you to respond to the problems you are facing in ways that are in keeping with your values and preferences. People consult me about a range of situations and problems, for example; anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns, relational and family distress, grief, loss, trauma, abuse, chronic illness and work related difficulties.
As a clinical psychologist I am trained in a range of evidence based psychological therapies and I am therefore able to adapt my approach to suit your needs and preferences. This is based on consultation with you about what has been helpful to you in the past and upon the formulation or understanding of the problems you are bringing that we will share.
My work is underpinned by narrative therapy principles, which means I won't blame you for the difficulties you are experiencing and that I will be respectful of the knowledge, skills, experience and expertise you hold in relation to your own life. My aim is to facilitate change in ways that empower people and reduces the influence of stigma.
Training, qualifications & experience
Having qualified as a clinical psychologist in 1998, I have specialised in working with adults, children, young people and their families/carers experiencing a range of mental health problems. As a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, I was the clinical lead of a health and education assessment unit for children. Since establishing my own practice, Riverbank Psychology, over four years ago, I have continued to work with adults, couples, families and children.
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
£100 per session