Dr Vikki Powell
The Therapy Suite
I am a Chartered Psychologist, providing psychological counselling for a range of problems, including specialist experience with PTSD, eating disorders and military veterans’ mental health. I specialise in using therapy approaches that have been proven to help with the following difficulties:
Depression | Anxiety & panic | Anger | Stress & burnout | Bereavement & loss | Low self-esteem |
Past or recent trauma | Eating & body image problems | Relationship issues | Sleep disorders |
Long standing personality issues |
As a psychologist I can draw upon a range of therapeutic approaches to tailor the counselling to your needs, these include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and Mindfulness.
I also offer psychological coaching, which can be more active and goal-targetted than counselling, and appeals to individuals wanting to make specific changes or improvement in their work or personal life.
Whilst counselling is focused on helping individuals cope with difficult experiences, coaching can work particularly well with high-performing individuals who are seeking proactive change or development. Coaching builds on 'signature strengths' so people can thrive in their roles - and their lives - in more effective and rewarding ways. Coaching can directly help with:
Confidence-building | Managing life & career changes | Developing skill, competence & talents | Seeking new interests & relationships | Increasing success | Managing set-backs | Understanding own strengths & personality | Self-awareness |
I am based at The Therapy Suite, where a small team of psychologists and therapists offer qualified help to clients within a private and tranquil setting.
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Sleep disturbance and nightmares
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
A standard appointment fee is £85 per session.
Concessions are available to counselling psychologists in-training, and military veterans.
What psychotherapy approach is right for you?
Therapy is essentially a private space to explore difficult experiences or emotions. 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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Friday, with a few early evening appointments available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer clinical supervision to psychotherapists, Counselling Psychologists and Counselling Psychologists in training.