Dr Victoria Richer

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HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist
Available for new clients
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Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8QE
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

During our lifetime many of us will encounter times that impact on our quality of life. For some this may be in the form of mental health and wellbeing difficulties. For others it may be the challenges of living with ADHD or ASD.  Increasingly people are taking the time to invest in themselves when they are taking that next step in their career or making an important life decision. 

As a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist, I offer specialist services tailored made to match your individual needs and designed to support you in reaching your personal goals. 

Since qualifying in 2003 I have trained in a wide range of evidence-based psychological therapies. I have specialised in therapies that are effective and that empower people to master the tasks of personal change and growth. I am an accredited EMDR practitioner, an accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Therapist and Supervisor and I have a level 3 qualification in IFS informed EMDR.  

I understand that engaging in therapy is a significant investment in yourself and your wellbeing. During our initial sessions we will focus on gaining an in-depth understanding of what you would like to achieve and begin to unpick the psychological patterns which are keeping you stuck. Working within evidence-based therapies we will work together towards attaining your own personal goals.  Throughout the therapy I will focus on ensuring you feel contained, understood, empowered and most importantly, safe.

Training, qualifications & experience

Since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in 2003 I have worked within the NHS for 20 years in senior roles developing services across the life span. I have a wide range of expertise and a wealth of experience. This experience has been enriched by the extensive training  I have undertaken in evidence based psychological therapies. 

In addition to my doctorate level training in offering psychological services and therapies, I am an accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapist (CAT) and an accredited CAT supervisor.  I am also an accredited EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprogramming) practitioner, and I have  a level 3 qualification in IFS (Internal Family Systems) informed EMDR through the Syzygy Institute.

I am an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society and I have served on the executive committee for the Division of Clinical Psychologists' executive committee.  This is the professional board which represents Clinical Psychologists at a national level and is part of the British Psychological Society.  Prior to this position I was a director of the Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT).  On stepping down as director I became a member of ACATs Ethics Board. I have also been a visiting lecturer at the UEA, Hertfordshire University and the ARU teaching on their Doctorate Clinical Psychology and Child Psychology Masters Courses.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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EMDR Association UK (EMDR UK)


Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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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.

The Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT)

The Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT) is a registered charity. They welcome members of the public, health professionals, ACAT accredited professionals, and anyone interested in finding out more about CAT. They list CAT practitioners.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Persistent Physical Symptoms

Medically Unexplained Symptoms

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£130.00 per session

Additional information

Therapy sessions are fifty minutes in duration unless otherwise stated. Session fees also apply to assessment appointments.

When I work

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Further information

Richer Therapy is located in the heart of the historic town of Newmarket, only a 20 minute drive from Cambridge or Bury St Edmunds. There is parking on site. If you are using public transport the office is a 15 minute walk from the railway station, where there are regular services from Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds on the Ipswich-Cambridge line. There are also regular bus services from the villages and surrounding towns and the office is a 10 minute walk from the bus station

It is the perfect location to spend time investing in yourself.

Richer Therapy, Cleveland House, 39 Old Station Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8QE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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My office is located in the basement of a grade 2 listed building, due to this classification no internal changes can be made to the property. Where accessibility is an issue I offer online therapy.

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I am an accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapy supervisor and have been a supervisor within the NHS and privately for many years.

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Dr Victoria Richer
Dr Victoria Richer