Dr Paul Barrett
Founder and Director
DClinPsychol, MSc, BSc(Hons)
I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) with over 18 years experience working in NHS and private practice. My qualifications are:
- BSc (Hons) Psychology. University of York
- MSc Psychology. Open University.
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psych) University of Staffordshire and Keele.
- Systemic Practitioner (intermediate level).
- EMDR Therapy (EMDR Europe Level 3 accreditation)
My areas of special interest and experience is in adult mental health, working issues such as anxiety and stress, depression, PTSD, difficulties with self-esteem and personality disorders. I have experience in working with clients with both short term, and longstanding difficulties.
I work mainly using EMDR and a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach, but do integrate other therapeutic models when required. This enables us to find a'best fit' approach based on your individual needs and preferences.
I offer a positive, non judgmental approach and work collaboratively with you to help understand your difficulties and find a positive way forward.
Dr Victoria Gilder
Victoria is also a qualified Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) with over 15 years experience working in NHS and private practice. Her qualifications are:
- BSc (Hons) Psychology. University of Leeds
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psych) University of Staffordshire and Keele
Victoria works with adults experiencing a variety of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, OCD and PTSD. She works with survivors of sexual abuse and people experiencing difficulties with interpersonal relationships.
Victoria’s work draws on a variety of models but she is particularly interested in third wave CBT approaches incorporating mindfulness and ACT based principles. In addition, she is interested in the psychodynamic model. She is able to offer both short and longer term therapies dependent on the needs of the client.
We believe in a compassionate, collaborative approach to care.
The work will be led by your aims and goals, and the changes you want to make. Your wishes are paramount.
We value effective, evidence based care. We use recommendations from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to inform our practice.
We offer flexibility - and can offer brief to longer term therapy for individuals and couples, using a range of models and techniques.
Clinical Psychologists are trained to doctorate level. This includes an undergraduate degree, post graduate clinical experience, and a 3 year clinical doctorate course.
Training to qualify as a clinical psychologist usually takes at least 8 years, often longer.
We are skilled in using a wide range of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).