I have been working as a Clinical Psychologist since 2007, when I qualified from the University of Surrey with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.
Throughout my career as an Assistant Psychologist, Trainee Psychologist and qualified Clinical Psychologist I have had a specialist interest within the NHS of working within secure settings with individuals who present as a risk to others. During this work I have developed skills in risk assessment, cognitive assessment, personality assessment, working with victims and perpertrators of trauma, and in working with individuals with complex and long term psychological difficulites. I also undertake expert assessments and reports for the Court.
In my private practice I am particularly interested in working with people with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and with individuals who have experienced trauma and loss. I work using Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), but also undertake longer-term psychotherapy for more entrenched difficulties and where a more explorative therapy is appropriate.
I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as well as being a member of The British Psychological Society. I am also a Partner of Vivamus Psychologists.
Dr Terry Boucher
Consultant Counselling Psychologist
Terry is a Consultant Counselling Psychologist working in both private practice and the NHS. He works across a number of settings providing management, direct client work (individual and group), clinical and professional supervision, and training. He works with a broad range of presenting issues, including anxiety and depression, and specialises in working with those who experience Chronic Pain. He did his practitioner doctorate at the University of Surrey and works integratively, drawing on humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural models in his client work.
He has written two book chapters, one considering the application of CBT in pluralistic clinical settings, the other on issues relating to working in the field of Chronic Pain.
He is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and chartered with the British Psychological Society, and is a partner at Vivamus Psychologists.
Dr Lucy Cutler
Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Dr Lucy Cutler is a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist. I have a background of working as a Psychologist in Australia, the NHS and for the States of Jersey. I have worked to a senior level in the profession, managing services and training and supervising others.
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
In addition to my PhD research I have published in academic journals and been an invited speaker at National and International conferences. I am an invited peer reviewer for the International Journal of Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Relational Mental Health.
I have a specialist interest in helping to support people who are experiencing emotional distress, anxiety or depression in relation to chronic health conditions, accidents or trauma.
I have an integrative approach to therapy, drawing on different areas of my training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, CAT, EMDR, Compassion focused and systemic approaches in helping to support people.
I mainly work in a relational way, using a CAT approach, to help people to better understand their relationship with themselves, their health or current difficulty, and their relationship with others. I also support clients to learn a variety of distress tolerance strategies known as the ‘Decider skills’.
It is not unusual to go through a stage of life when we can find ourselves struggling with complex issues or situations and the emotions it can consequently trigger in us can be challenging at times to manage.
CAT can help us to understand the patterns of coping we have learned, often early on in childhood, and the ways this both benefits and can hinder us, sometimes keeping us stuck in destructive cycles both in our relationship with ourselves as well as with others.
I work alongside clients to support a greater understanding of what may be preventing them from moving towards their goals and values and keeping them trapped in painful patterns. I support clients in learning new strategies to promote and facilitate change.