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), 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 with coronavirus, I am opening up more appointment space to offer on-line therapy to new clients using video-conferencing. The process is very easy and there is no need to buy or download any software.
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Carer support
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Insomnia, sleep disturbance and nightmares.
Managing the uncertainty of these new and challenging times we find ourself in whilst facing the coronavirus pandemic.
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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A standard face-to-face appointment fee is £90 per session (50 minutes).
An on-line therapy session is £75 per session (50 minutes)
All new clients will need to attend an initial consultation (either in person or on-line) before commencing regular therapy appointments.
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, 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 following the coronavirus pandemic. A brief series of therapy sessions, conducted on-line, can help you manage this uncertainty via a simple 3-step approach I use with many clients. This may be all you need to help you find new strategies for coping with the new and unexpected challenges we face whilst enduring this period of social isolation and disruption in our lives.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||Yes|
My Monday clinic room is located on the first floor, however if you require wheelchair access please let me know and I can request a ground floor room for our appointments. I also offer some home appointments.
Mondays - face-face appointments (currently suspended due to Cover-19)
Wed - Thurs - online appointments
Friday - home visits
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer clinical supervision to psychotherapists, Counselling Psychologists and Counselling Psychologists in training.