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Dr Aisling Buckley-Hovell

Dr Aisling Buckley-Hovell

Mindfulness Practitioner in London

I am a chartered Clinical Psychologist with eight years experience of clinical work. I believe that the first step in making a meaningful change is to gain a better understanding of what is happening in our lives. We all follow patterns - ways of interacting with others based on our past experiences, and ways of behaving that are designed to make us feel more safe and secure. Sometimes, these systems of behaviour can become too rigid and they start to become unhelpful and can hold us back. My aim is to provide a safe and welcoming space to work closely with clients in thinking together about these habits, and this helps us to identify what we can target to start to change.

I accept the following health insurances: Aviva, Cigna, Vitality and Bupa.

Background & Qualifications

I have a first class honours degree in Neuroscience, a Masters in Psycholinguistics and a Masters in Psychology. I then completed my clinical psychology doctorate and am registered with the HCPC.

Following this, I have further training in compassion focussed therapy, cognitive analytic therapy, mindfulness, systemic therapy for mental health and support for survivors of childhood trauma.

My Specialisms

I have experience working with depression, anxiety disorders including PTSD, OCD, phobias, social anxiety and panic disorder and childhood trauma. I also work with difficulties around stress and burnout.

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

I work in an integrative manner, using a range of helpful techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT,) mindfulness, motivational interviewing (for behaviour change), and psychodynamic psychotherapy.

In my experience, it is best to work flexibly together to find what will be most helpful at this particular time. We will spend some time in the first weeks of therapy coming to a shared understanding of what is difficult, and what is keeping things problematic. From here, we can think together about what you feel needs to change, and work towards this. We will also think together about what is important to you in your life and how to move in this direction. My aim is to create a safe atmosphere where you feel listened to, so that we can think together about what matters to you and what would be helpful to change.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Psychotherapy Online/Telephone £100 per 50 minutes
Counselling Online/Telephone £100 per 50 minutes
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Online/Telephone £100 per 50 minutes
Mindfulness Online/Telephone £100 per 50 minutes