Dr Victoria Richer HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist
I am a HCPC registered Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS) based in the heart of Newmarket, only a 20 minute drive from Cambridge or Bury St Edmunds, with easy access to parking.
All of the therapies that I offer have a solid theoretical underpinning and a robust evidence base as to their effectiveness.
I am committed to providing the highest quality service, tailored to meet your individual needs. I believe that everyone in need of support should be able to access therapy. Whether this is to overcome mental health difficulties, navigate significant life changes, or simply to provide a space to reflect and challenge yourself to reach your full potential, such a service can help.
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 patterns which are keeping you stuck. We will form a partnership to co-create goals and formulate the most suitable therapy for you. We will agree the number of treatment sessions that the therapy is likely to take and review this on a regular basis.
Whatever your own personal goals, we can work together to help you achieve them.
Currently all therapy sessions are delivered via Zoom or Skype from the clinic. On line therapy has proved to be as effective as in person with the added freedom of being able to access therapy where ever you feel most comfortable. When the clinic is permitted to reopen for inperson appointments you will be able to choose which option fits best with your requirements.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been a chartered Clinical Psychologist since 2003. During this time I have worked extensively across the lifespan, with adults, families and young people across a wide range of issues, complexity and life stage transitions.
In addition to doctorate level training in offering psychological services and therapies. I have been a trained Cognitive Analytic Therapist (CAT) for over 10 years and I am an accredited CAT supervisor. I am also fully trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprogramming (EMDR).
In 2019 I was elected to 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 elected as a director of the Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT) and remained in this role for several years. On stepping down as director I was invited to become a member of ACATs Ethics Board.
Registered / Accredited
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The Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy
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.
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
Therapy sessions are fifty minutes in duration unless otherwise stated.
Session fees are £100 per therapy session.
Richer Therapy is located in the heart of the historic town of Newmarket, only a 20 minute drive from Cambridge or Bury St Edmunds, with easy access to parking. It is a 10 minute walk from the railway station, with regular services from Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds on the Ipswich-Cambridge line.
It is the perfect location to spend time investing in yourself.