Chartered Clinical Psychologist – Supervisor – Psychotherapist – Co-founder of ChAT Services
Qualifications and experience
I am a Psychotherapist, Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Supervisor. I initially qualified as a Clinical Psychologist and then trained as a Psychotherapist through an extensive 4 year training program in Psycho-Organic Analysis.
I have been actively involved in the psychology field for the past 14 years. Alongside my private practice, I also used to work within the NHS, in different NGOs and schools. My last role was the Supervisor and Training Manager at a private organisation for Eating Disorders. Throughout these past 14 years I got the opportunity to expand my professional experience as I deal on a daily basis with a wide variety of cases from all ages and different cultural backgrounds. I work with children and their families as well as with groups and couples.
Current work and interests
Currently, alongside my client work at Chat Services, I have a growing interest in infertility counselling, which is the main theme in my PhD thesis, exploring the psycho-social impact of infertility issues on mental health and couple’s therapy related to infertility. I had the pleasure of speaking about the subject at the World Congress for Psychotherapy in Paris in 2017.
My approach to therapy
I believe that every person is unique, therefore would have unique therapeutic needs. That is why I use a multi-dimensional approach specifically tailored to your difficulty and need. My goal is to offer you a safe and non-judgmental place where you can explore your desires, express yourself freely, and make the changes you aim for to overcome your struggles. I can offer you the possibility to fully engage in the therapeutic process by expressing yourself in you native language French, Arabic or English.
- Psychological assessments
- Psycho-Organic Analysis
- Analytical therapy
- Infertility counselling
- Group therapy
- Couple’s therapy
- HCPC – Health and Care Professions Council
- BPS – British Psychological Society, Chartered Membership
- BACP – British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
- EAP – European Association for Psychotherapy
BUPA, Aviva, Cigna and WPA
You can contact Valerie directly on: email@example.com or visit her website: http://www.setmefreetherapy.co.uk