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Chartered Psychologist offering Schema Therapy, DBT Skills and CBT in Central London.

Perhaps you are experiencing relationship or work-related problems or have noticed that you tend to fall into the same emotional traps again and again? Or maybe you would like to develop some skills or strategies to help you through the ups and downs of life as you currently live it.

Taking some time out to explore your thoughts and feelings and develop strategies for moving your life forward could be of long-term benefit to you. As a psychologist I offer Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills training, Schema Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Central London.

My name is Laurel Playford. I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist accredited by the BPS (British Psychological Society). I adhere to the BPS Ethics and Code of Conduct and am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. As a Certified Schema Therapist I am a member of the ISST, and am an intensively trained DBT Therapist.

As a Practitioner Psychologist I am registered with the HCPC (Health Professions Council) and with health-insurance providers such as AXA PPP (Provider No. LP00814), Simply Health, Aviva, WPA and Cigna.

I work therapeutically with individuals for a pre-agreed fixed time periods or on an open-ended basis.

I am experienced in helping clients who have have difficulties with :
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Work-related Stress
  • Redundancy
  • Relationship Problems
  • Phobias
  • Panic and Agoraphobia
  • Personality Disorders
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Abuse
  • Self-harm
  • Bereavement
  • Assertiveness

    I am based part-time at The Soke clinic in South Kensington and work with private clients two days per week in South Molton Street, Mayfair, central London.