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As a highly qualified and experienced Counselling Psychologist, I work with couples and individuals from 16 years old through to the older population. As well as working in Weybridge and St Paul's London , I also offer skype consultations. Although I work with a wide variety of psychological distress, my special interests are trauma work and the challenges and difficulties encountered in relationships. I have worked with these and other difficulties in different modalities and techniques. As well as working privately, I am also employed as a Teaching Fellow at The University of Surrey, working on the Counselling Psychology Doctoral Programme. I have also been a clinician supervisor for this University which means that I supervise the clinical work of a trainee on the doctoral program. I have worked extensively in the NHS with a wide variety of difficulties and levels of distress. The latter four years were spent working in a specialized service for those encountering Personality Disorders. The adults I worked with were suffering from the more enduring difficulties associated with Personality Disorders.
I aim to offer a service that will meet your individual needs whether it is longer or short term therapy. I am trained to Doctoral level in a variety of therapeutic models such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) including mindfulness based models, Psychodynamic and Person Centred Therapy. I have combined my Doctoral level of understanding of these models with rigorous past and ongoing experience that allows me to work with you in a way that suits your particular needs. I aim to work with my clients in a safe and supportive environment that is not based on assumptions about you or your difficulty. My work is supported by my own professional development.
Areas of interest
Individuals and couples: Relationship challenges and difficulties, trauma,anxiety, depression, binge-eating,health anxiety,social anxiety, general anxiety disorder.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
Hemsley, C. (2010). Why this trauma and why now? The contribution that psychodynamic theory can make to the understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder. Counselling Psychology Review, 25 (2) 13-20.
Hemsley, C. (2013). An enquiry into how counselling psychology in the UK is constructed as a profession with discipline-orientated publications. Counselling Psychology Review, 28 (1), 8-23.
Hemsley, C. (2013). A thematic analytic exploration of how counselling psychologists in the UK experience and position themselves in relation to the NICE guidelines. Counselling Psychology Review, 28 (2) 91-106.
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- Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic & Counselling Psychology University of Surrey 2007
- NAOS Diploma in Couples Therapy NAOS 2014
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- British Psychology Society Chartered member 2011