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I am a BPS Chartered Psychologist, an HCPS Registered Counselling Psychologist and a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. I have over 20 years experience working with individuals, groups and organisations on a range of psychological challenges and difficulties. In my private practice I offer a confidential and collaborative professional setting in which you can explore a wide number of current emotional and psychological problems and figure out ways in which these can be managed and helped. Below are a number of specific difficulties that you might currently wish to seek help with.
Areas of interest
I work with adults of a wide age range and with a broad presentation of difficulties. These include: Unhappy feelings; difficulties with current relaionships in your life or confusions about these; feelings of anxiety or depression; loss and bereavement; understanding and managing traumatic events that you have experienced; looking for meaning in your life; challenges with parenting; work, career and occupational issues.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Video and telephone consultations
I have a particular interest in child development and attachment and in early traumatic experiences.
I have a wide range of professional publlications. These include:
Orlans, V. (2013) The Nature and Scope of Counselling Psychology. In Graham Davey (Ed.) Applied Psychology. Chichester: John Wiley/Blackwell.
Gilbert, M. & Orlans, V. (2011) Integrative Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques. London: Routledge.
Orlans, V. with Van Scoyoc, S. (2009) A Short Introduction to Counselling Psychology. A title in the series Short Introductions to the Therapy Professions edited by Colin Feltham. London: Sage.
Courses offered to GPs
I have done a number of presentations in post-graduate medical settings covering the areas of counselling within medical settings and the understanding and management of trauma.
Affiliations / memberships
Practitioner Psychologist registration (Counselling Psychologist and Occupational Psychologist) with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC);
Foundation Member with Senior Practitioner Status, BPS Register of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy (ROPSIP)
Member of the BPS Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS);