Dr Vikki Powell

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Chartered Counselling Psychologist & Coaching Psychologist
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Framlingham, Suffolk, IP13 9DS
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

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. My particular approach is to first help you reduce the problematic symptoms and then support you to restore resilience in your life. In this way, 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 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 targeted 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 the proven convenience  of on-line appointments for clients , I now offer both  on-line and in-person appointments (Fridays in Framingham). 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Chartered Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol)
  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych)
  • Chartered Coaching Psychologist
  • HCPC Registered as Practitioner Psychologist

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Insomnia, sleep disturbance and nightmares.
  • Professional / career adversities and setbacks
  • Complex trauma 

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Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • BUPA
  • WPA

Additional information

Concessions are available to psychologists in-training, and military veterans.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

On-line appointments:    Tuesday - Thursday 
In-person appointment:  Fridays

Further information

What psychotherapy approach is right for you?

Therapy is essentially a private space to explore difficult experiences or emotions, and find 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 appointment. 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 complex and changing times. A brief series of therapy sessions can help you explore and manage this uncertainty. 

Framlingham Physiotherapy Practice, Catherine House, 22A Well Close Square, Framlingham, Suffolk, IP13 9DS

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

On-line therapy appointments enable me to work with you from the comfort of your own home. For in-person appointments, should you need a ground floor room please contact me to discuss further.

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In person

BPS accredited clinical supervisor BPS Assessor for Chartered Coaching Psychologist applications

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