Hello. I am Dr Virginia Kellond, and I am a Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) accredited Clinical Psychologist with years of experience in the NHS and private practice. 

 

Clinical psychologists study a broad range of psychological issues at doctoral level enabling them to draw on a wide range of scientific knowledge and specialist training. We are trained in the NHS to work with individuals of different ages with behavioural, emotional and psychological distress that gets in the way of everyday functioning and wellbeing.

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I offer psychological assessment and therapy for adults over the age of 18 with a range of emotional and psychological difficulties, including:

  • Low mood

  • Anxiety disorders, including panic attacks

  • Social Anxiety/Social Phobia

  • Trauma-related difficulties such as PTSD, intrusive thoughts

  • Bereavement and adjustment to loss

  • Relationship difficulties 

  • Issues around identity and self-esteem and identity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area of expertise: 

My specialist area of expertise is in supporting people who find themselves in repeated patterns of thinking and behaving that either never worked quite well or no longer work for the person. This can manifest itself in repeated problems at work (e.g. overworking, avoidance of work, high levels of stress...), in intimate relationships (e.g. conflict, avoidance, difficulties with feeling connected and difficulties with communication...) and friendships (e.g. avoiding talking about oneself, always focusing on others, always having a similar role in friendships that does not meet one's 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.

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Online therapy?

The British Psychological Society (BPS) has advised that psychological therapies and interventions can continue and be delivered through digital platforms or telephone following the latest guidance by NHS https://www.nhsx.nhs.uk/about-us/what-we-do/

During our free 15 minute consultation, I will assess and give due consideration to issues around accessibility, safety, confidentiality and risk when exploring the potential for digital therapy  (e.g. via Zoom) .

 

 

 

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Contact:

It is really important that you find the right psychologist. Contact me for an initial free 15 minute consultation so we can briefly discuss what you are looking for. Please keep in mind that I cannot offer crisis support - if you feel you need immediate support contact your GP for further advice.

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