ONLINE SESSIONS _Dr Virginia Kellond BSc DClinPsy
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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.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees for service
£85-£110 per session.
£85 for online therapy session.