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Dr Virginia Kellond 30039365

Psychology

 

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Specialises in

  • Behavioural Activation (BA)
  • CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychotherapy
  • Schema focused therapy
  • Trauma focused CBT

About me

Hello I’m Virginia and I am a qualified clinical psychologist with years of experience in the NHS and private practice.

My specialist area of expertise is in supporting people that find themselves in repeated patterns of thinking and behaving, that either never quite worked or actually are the cause of distress. Patterns such as repeated problems at work (e.g. overworking, avoidance of work, high levels of stress...), in intimate relationship (e.g. conflict, avoidance, difficulties with feeling connected and difficulties with communication...) and friendships (e.g. social isolation, avoiding talking about oneself, always focusing on others, always having a similar role in friendships that does not meet ones' own needs...) or even with the relationship a person has with themselves (issues with identity and self, self-esteem; hypercriticalness...). People may also find themselves stuck in unhelpful repeated ways of coping with thoughts, feelings and relationships and this can have a significant and detrimental impact on wellbeing and quality of life. Problems such as poor sleep, anxiety, OCD, up and down moods are often the byproduct of difficulties with coping.

Education: 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 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.

Areas of interest

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 and identity
Work related stress.

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  • AA809

    Psychology session - (>50)

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