Dr Virginia Kellond BSc DClinPsy
Why see a clinical psychologist versus another mental health professional such as a therapist/counsellor?
Clinical psychologists study a broad range of psychological problems including anxiety, depression, learning difficulties and relationship issues study at a doctorate level. Clinical psychologists are trained to work with individuals of different ages with behavioural, emotional and/or psychological distress which disrupts their everyday functioning and well-being. They aim to reduce distress and to enhance and promote psychological well-being.
Clinical psychologists will have undertaken undergraduate level education in psychology and then taken further study at doctoral level, working as trainee clinical psychologists in the NHS. This enables them to draw on their scientific knowledge and specialist training when providing tailor-made interventions to clients. Clinical psychologists may specialise in one type of therapy (as most therapists/counsellors do) but they may also work in an eclectic manner, adapting their psychological interventions to meet the individual needs of their clients.
I offer one to one, individual assessment and therapy for adults over the age of 18 with a range of emotional and psychological difficulties, including:
- Low mood
- Anxiety and Panic Attacks
- Social Anxiety/Social Phobia
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Trauma-related difficulties such as PTSD, intrusive thoughts, anxiety
- Bereavement and adjustment to loss
- Relationship difficulties
- Issues around identity and self-esteem
Training, qualifications & experience
In 2004, I embarked on the path to become a qualified clinical psychologist. After obtaining a first class honours bachelor degree in psychology at the University of Liverpool, I went on to complete a doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Manchester. I have been employed by the NHS since 2011 and continue to work for the NHS in adult mental health services.
I have attended numerous post-doctoral trainings such as schema therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) training. I prefer to work in a person centred manner, adapting therapy to my client's individual needs.
I am fully registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) the national regulator of health and care professions in the UK. Registration number PYL31555.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Dependent personality disorder
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic attacks
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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Fees and cancellation policy
Fees for service
Self-funding individual psychotherapy sessions are £90 per session (55 minutes duration), to be paid at the time of booking.
Health insurance individual psychotherapy sessions are £110 per session. to be paid at the time of booking.
Any additional service costs (e.g letters to your GP if you request this) will be discussed before completion.
While we appreciate that there are many valid reasons why clients may need to cancel their appointments at short notice the following policy applies.
In providing us less than 24 hours notice in the cancellation of your appointment this incurs a cost to us in both the loss of room fees already paid for your slot and does not allow us enough time to offer your slot to new clients. We hope you can appreciate that this means the full cost of the session is incurred.
If you are having therapy paid for by your insurer you will be personally responsible for paying any attended or cancelled appointments.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client