Dr Vikki Powell
I am a Chartered Psychologist, providing psychological therapy for a range of client difficulties, but I specialise in helping individuals manage the impact of stress, anxiety, trauma or major adjustment in their lives. In particular, my approach is to firstly help reduce problematic symptoms and then support you to restore resilience in your life. In this way, my clients feel they receive far more than counselling, and many report significant growth in their lives after therapy.
I draw upon a range of evidence-based therapies to tailor the support to meet your needs - these therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance & commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and Mindfulness.
If you know you are past the worst of your symptoms, but don't yet feel confident to cope with further set-backs in life, you could benefit from psychological coaching rather than therapy. Coaching sessions are focused on restoring your strengths and resilience, and can be more active and goal-targetted than therapy. Coaching often appeals to already high-achieving individuals wanting to make specific changes or improvement in their life, or those finding that performance strategies they have used before are no longer effective for them.
In response to our changing times and the success of video sessions over the past year, I now conduct appointments on-line using Zoom. This approach has proven very convenient for clients whilst also providing a reassuring human contact 'face-to-face', if not in the same room.
Training, qualifications & experience
Chartered Psychologist (CPsychol)
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych)
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing)
BPS registered user of Psychometric tools
MA Coaching & Mentoring
Master Practitioner accreditation with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council
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.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Insomnia, sleep disturbance and nightmares.
Managing the uncertainty of these new and challenging times we find ourselves in whilst facing the coronavirus pandemic.
Concessions offered for
Therapy appointment - £95 (50 minutes)
Concessions are available to psychologists in-training, and military veterans.
Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
For the foreseeable future all appointments will take place on-line using Zoom, Skype or VSee.
What psychotherapy approach is right for you?
Therapy is essentially a private space to explore difficult experiences or emotions, and seek ways to reduce the negative impact of these in your life. Identifying the most appropriate approach to take is a key aim of the initial consultation. We will discuss the range of psychotherapy approaches available but the starting point will always be to explore how you see the problem, its impact on you and your life, and what changes you would like to experience.
Many more people are feeling affected by the uncertainty of our changing times. A brief series of therapy sessions, conducted on-line, can help you manage this uncertainty. This may be all you need to help you find new strategies for coping with the new and unexpected challenges we face whilst negotiating our 'new normal'.