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 have had 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're 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.
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, that is also reassuringly professional. Please see the clinic website for more information at www.thetherapysuite.co.uk
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
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Dependent personality disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- 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
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 £90 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, 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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I offer clinical supervision to psychotherapists, Counselling Psychologists and Counselling Psychologists in training.