Dr Chloe Walker

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), Chartered Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol)

About Me

Hi, I’m Chloe. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years’ experience working with adults and adolescents (aged 16 and above).

My depth of experience – including having held a Senior Psychologist role in the NHS – means that I am able to practice in a flexible way that works for you in order to help you reach your goals, and I offer a free telephone consultation in the first instance to start this process.

I stay at the forefront of clinical practice and use a range of therapies, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), to work with people who are struggling with psychological difficulties – from severe and complex mental health problems, to those who simply want to understand themselves better. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a central component of successful therapy, which is why I provide a warm, supportive, non-judgemental space to help you feel at ease. We will work together to identify your hopes and come to a shared understanding of your difficulties, in order to enable and support change.

I aim to help people improve their psychological wellbeing, reduce distress, and to make meaningful changes in their lives. I offer both short and longer-term psychological therapy and can help with a wide range of difficulties including, but not limited to:

  • Anxiety (panic disorder, phobias, generalised anxiety disorder and worry, obsessive compulsive disorder, and health anxiety)
  • Depression, feeling sad, or low in mood
  • Work or exam related stress
  • Sleep problems
  • Low self-esteem
  • Trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Perfectionism
  • Feeling ‘stuck’ in life, lacking purpose, or finding it difficult to adjust to major life changes

Training, qualifications & experience

  • I hold the protected title of Clinical Psychologist and am governed by the HCPC, the only legally-recognised body for counselling and psychotherapy. I hold a Chartered status with the British Psychological Society, reflecting the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise.
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) – Canterbury Christchurch University, 2015
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology – University of Bath, 2009
  • Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professional Council (Registration Number PYL32423)
  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (Membership Number 450206)

I worked in the NHS for over a decade, most recently as a Senior Clinical Psychologist in an Early Intervention in Psychosis Service. Prior to this, I was based in a secondary care community mental health team working with adults with a wide range of severe and enduring psychological difficulties. In my private work I offer short and long term individual therapy, and I supervise other therapists to help them develop their practice. I have also maintained my links with the NHS by facilitating training courses on various mental health topics to NHS teams across the country.

Memberships & Accreditations

  • $BPS
  • $HCPC

Areas of counselling I work with

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Bullying (adults)
  • Career Coaching
  • Chronic Illness and Pain
  • Couples Counselling
  • Depression
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Emotional abuse
  • Faith and Culture
  • Loneliness
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • OCD
  • Phobias
  • Physical abuse
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Redundancy and unemployment
  • Sexual abuse and rape
  • Sexual Identity and Gender Dysphoria
  • Shame and Guilt
  • Stress management
  • Teenager and young adult support

Fees

  • Initial 15 minute phone call – free
  • Psychological assessments (up to 1 hour): £105
  • Ongoing therapy sessions (50 minutes): £105
  • Please note that if you are using a health insurance provider to pay for your sessions, fees may differ from those for self-funding individuals. I am an approved provider for most of the health insurance companies including Aviva, AXA PPP Healthcare, and BUPA. If you are insured by a company not listed above, please let me know and I would be happy to make enquiries with the relevant company regarding your possible treatment.
  • Finding the right therapist for you might seem like a daunting task, which is why I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation to discuss your situation and your hopes for treatment, so you can decide if you would like to make an assessment appointment. If you decide to start therapy we would agree on a therapy plan, including your goals, the number of sessions, and the responsibilities we have towards each other. Sessions last for 50 minutes, usually weekly.

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