Dr Victoria Parlane, Health Psychologist (DHealthPsy)
**Please note I am taking Telephone Appointments**
Hi, I am an experienced Health Psychologist - I help people with physical health problems and emotional stress. I apply health psychology models combined with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Compassion and Acceptance based approaches, to provide a unique and effective therapy experience. The main type of therapy I use is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I will work with you on a 1-2-1 basis to improve your wellbeing and emotional health to enable you to live and enriched and full life. I am very passionate about helping people adjust to illness diagnosis and treatment.
The approach I take is a very active form of skills and building behaviour therapy - I will work with you to ensure behaviour change and to help you move forward.
I help my clients with many concerns which are not limited to:
- Sleep problems
- Low confidence
- Long term conditions e.g. Chronic pain, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Cancer and diabetes.
- Adherence to medication and self-management programmes
- Adjustment to illness diagnosis and treatment
- Lifestyle choices e.g. Smoking, alcohol and physical activity
I can help with pain related trauma, stress, sleep problems and lifestyle choices.
Along with the above, I can also help with parent- related stress and enhance parent and child relationships. My overall goal and aim as a Health Psychologist is to enrich your life, improve your quality of life and to help break down any psychological barriers you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered Practitioner Health Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and I am a Chartered Health Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS).
I am also a member of the Worldwide Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS).
I have gained the following qualifications:
- Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology - 2014
- Masters in Health Psychology - 2008
- Bachelor of Science Psychology (with Honours) - 2001
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
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I am also a registered Practitioner with a number of insurers, please contact me for more information.