Ms Deborah Farrell

Psychology, Psychotherapy


  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Psychotherapy
  • Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy

About me

I have over twenty five years experience of working as a Clinical Psychologist. I am also a qualified Psychoanalyst. I have extensive experience of: working both within the NHS and private practice within multidisciplinary teams; providing consultations to assess the full range of psychological and emotional difficulties; offering short and longer term individual, couple and group therapy and supervising and teaching of trainee clinical psychologists and other mental health professionals.

In my private practice I see both individuals and couples seeking help with :


Ante natal and post natal maternal and paternal depression


Relationship difficulties

Psychological difficulties linked to fertility and pregnancy

Ante natal birth anxiety and post natal birth trauma

Attachment problems and mother/father-infant bonding difficulties

Emotional struggles linked to early and later stages of parenthood


Trauma (both recent and childhood)

Eating disorders

Psychosomatic problems

Loss, for example difficulties which develop following a bereavement.

I have a specialist interest in difficulties experienced during the perinatal period and in relation to parenthood.

I am a clinical director of Facing Parenthood, a specialist psychological service for individuals and couples experiencing ante and post natal difficulties, alongside offering help with emotional difficulties emerging at different stages of parenting. I work extensively with expectant and new mothers and fathers, experienced parents and individuals and couples struggling with fertility or the decision to start a family.

I am chartered by the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I adhere to their code of ethics and standards of continuing professional development (CPD).

I am an Associate fellow of the British Psychological Society and a member of both the British Psychoanalytical Society and the International Psychoanalytical Association.

Areas of interest

Individual and couple therapy for: depression; anxiety; stress; trauma (both recent and childhood); relationship problems; eating disorders; difficulties linked to the experience of loss; perinatal difficulties; fertility issues; ante natal and post natal depression: ante and post natal anxiety; birth anxiety and birth trauma; bonding/attachment difficulties; mother/father-infant relationship problems; emotional difficulties emerging at the transition into parenthood and at different stages of parenting, including parenting adolescents.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Eating disorders
  • Gynaecological disorders
  • Psychophysiological disorders

Medical secretaries


  • Video and telephone consultations
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Information for healthcare professionals

Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)

Procedures completed

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (5-50)

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