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Counselling, Psychotherapy and EMDR in London

Does life feel like its getting on top of you? What is your story? What holds you back? How do you cope with sadness, fear and anxiety? Where do you want to go? What choices are you facing? Could you benefit from a place where you can explore, understand and manage your thoughts and feelings?

My name is Dr Victoria Garland, I am a chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS), Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and an accredited EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) practitioner.

I have worked in a variety of settings, NHS GP services, Mind, Mencap, Transport for London (TFL) as a trauma practitioner in Occupational Health, and other business settings. In addition, I run a private practice, on line via Zoom and Skype, and face to face from West London (Chiswick).

I am a registered supervisor with the BPS (British Psychological Society), with experience working as a supervisor at the Recovery Clinic (eating disorder care), Cocoon Family Support (charity), and I am a lecturer and supervisor of trainee psychologists on the doctorate programme at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling (Middlesex University).

My clinical experience includes working with people who present with a wide range of difficulties. These include depression, anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, relationship distress, stress, perfectionism, sleep difficulties, substance misuse, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, emotional dysregulation, phobias, somatic complaints, chronic pain, eating disorder and body image problems.

I am offering short and longer-term individual therapy. I have been trained in multiple models of evidence-based psychological therapy and enjoy working creatively with clients to tailor individualised evidence-based interventions that meets their needs. My work draws upon a range of psychological approaches which include Existential, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR and Mindfulness-Based therapy.

My professional ethical values as a psychologist are to be honest, non-judgmental and passionate in supporting clients with overcoming their own personal challenges. I strongly believe that the therapeutic relationship is essential in facilitating psychological change and my aim is to provide a safe and compassionate environment for all clients.

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