Clinical Psychologist / CBT Psychotherapist, Guildford
I started working at Shere Surgery in 2010, and feel very fortunate to be based in a location that not only benefits from a lovely collection of GPs, but is also the ideal therapeutic setting with the sounds of trees, birds and the River Tillingbourne audiable from the therapy room. Outside of Shere, I also supervise other therapists in the Guildford area, provide teaching for the Southampton Clinical Psychology doctorate course and am a Specialist Clinical Psychologist in the NHS in Portsmouth – offering support to those who have suffered a head injury or stroke. I very much enjoy the mix that my work at Shere and Portsmouth offer me – if only they could be geographically closer together!
Away from work, I’m a keen cyclist, golfer and often watch my hometown club – Southampton. Unfortunately, being keen does not always guarantee success – to which my golf swing is a regrettable testament! – but I feel fortunate to live in an area of the country where both cycling and golf are well catered for.
‘Chartered Clinical Psychologist’ is a title protected by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist requires doctoral-level training and competence in a variety of therapeutic techniques such as CBT, Mindfulness, and standard counselling. This enables a Clinical Psychologist to be more flexible in their approach and, although they may choose to work predominantly within particular frameworks (e.g, CBT) other techniques can be utilised if necessary: Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy both complement CBT particularly well, for example. Furthermore, the work of a Clinical Psychologist has been regularly observed and assessed to ensure that they consistently practise to a doctoral standard. It is worth noting that you do not need any qualifications to call yourself a ‘Counsellor’ or ‘Psychotherapist’ – I only use the Counsellor term on my home page to help ensure visitors are aware that I also offer standard counselling.
‘BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist’ is a title protected by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
Training as a Clinical Psychologist does not, alone, fulfil the strict accreditation requirements of the leading CBT regulators, the BABCP. To achieve accreditation with the BABCP, a practitioner is required to complete a BABCP-approved postgraduate diploma course which involves both practical and written coursework. It is not mandatory for Clinical Psychologists to complete this course in order to practise CBT, but I hope that training to this level enhances my work as a Clinical Psychologist and ensures that when I treat clients using CBT it is to the highest professional standard.
Details of my relevant qualifications are listed below:
I have also completed a large number of various training courses in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Relationship issues and Attachment to name just four.
Finally, I abide by the Code of Ethics and Conduct of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Standards of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
Any questions, please feel free to ask.
(BSc, PGDipCBT, DClinPsych, CPsychol, AFBPsS)
Chartered Clinical Psychologist
BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist
at Shere Surgery and Dispensary,
Gomshall Lane, Shere,
Guildford. GU5 9DR
85 Epsom Road,
Guildford, GU1 3PA
(please send all letters to Shere Surgery)
Tel: 07587 191396
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Dr Ben Jonathan Mead, Clinical Psychologist
Tel: 07587 191396
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