Dr Lesley Walker
I am a Doctor of Psychology with over 12 years experience working clinically in the NHS, private sector and charity sector. I am Chartered by the British Psychology Society (BPS) and registered with HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council), which upholds high standards in professional codes of practice, qualification and ongoing training. I also hold a BPS Accredited Masters Degree in Clinical Health Psychology.
I specialise in trauma, PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and Complex PTSD and the psychological impact of the peri-menopause and menopause. I have extensive experience in treating anxiety, depression, stress and burn-out, low self-esteem, emotional dysregulation, eating disorders, poor body image, health anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, loss and bereavement. I am also passionate about using psychological science and psychology coaching to help people perform at their best in life and work, including areas such as perfectionism, increasing motivation, focus and concentration, procrastination, communication skills, goal setting, building psychological resilience and performing under pressure.
In my role as Highly Specialist Counselling Psychologist, I have worked in a wide range of clinical settings including NHS Adult Mental Health Community Mental Health Teams, Older Adults Dementia Services, NHS inpatient wards, brain injury services, chronic pain management services and Clinical Lead for an NHS Military Veterans Service.
I have completed accredited evidence-based training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Psychodynamic Therapy. I offer bespoke therapy and can integrate different therapy models to meet your individual needs. Examples of integrative therapy could be CBT combined with CFT to better manage high stress levels at work whilst suffering from negative beliefs about yourself (“I am a failure”).
I am an approved provider for all the major insurance companies.