Welcome, my name is Dr Siobhan McCarthy.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Qualified Couple/Family Therapist and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society.

I offer therapy and counselling to adults and adolescents. I see individuals, couples and families.


I have over 20 years of experience of providing psychotherapy, working in the NHS and privately. I hope that this can give you confidence in my skills and experience to help you.


I am very aware this maybe a difficult first step for you to contact me, but I wish to reassure you that I want us to work together, to uncover your hidden strengths and develop new life skills, to free you to get on and enjoy your life and relationships.


The service I offer is tailored to your needs. I realise the importance of getting help promptly, so I aim to respond quickly and to see people within a week of first contact.


I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, two Masters Degrees (MSc) and a Degree in Psychology (BSc Hons).


I am registered with BUPA, AXA, AVIVA and other health providers.


I strongly believe in building hidden strengths and abilities and in developing new life skills that allow you to get on and enjoy your life and relationships.


My Clinical Psychology practice is based in Dulwich Village, South East London. The nearest mainline station is North Dulwich, 15 minutes by train from London Bridge. Many of my clients are local, typically from the surrounding areas of East Dulwich, Herne Hill, Forest Hill, Brixton, Camberwell, Peckham, Streatham, Crystal Palace, Norwood, Bromley and Blackheath and many more.


I can offer you a range of effective therapeutic approaches to suit your needs. These approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Family Therapies, Solution focused, EMDR, pain management and mindfulness approaches.

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See some reviews from previous clients [see here].


Qualifications:

  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist.
  • In the BPS Register of Chartered Psychologists.
  • Honours degree in Psychology.
  • Masters in Health Psychology.
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.
  • Second Masters in Family/Couple Systemic Therapy.
  • Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checked to an enhanced level.
  • 20 years of clinical experience across the NHS and in private practice.

Membership of Professional Bodies

Adults

I provide individual sessions for adults with a range of issues.
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Adolescents & Young people

I work with young people and their families using age appropriate techniques to address any issues with mood, schoolwork or relationships.
Press the read more button to find out more about my work with young people.

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Couples & families

I am a fully qualified family and couple therapist having obtain a Masters in this subject from the Institute of Family Therapy. If this is what you are looking for then please press the read more button to find out about my work with couples and families.

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Problems Treated

  • Depression
  • Post Natal Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive Thought/Compulsive Disorder
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Sleep Problems
  • Life Crisis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Bereavement
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Addictions
  • Family Problems
  • Fertility Issues
  • Gender Issues
  • Trauma
  • Stress
  • Work/Life Balance & Stress
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Communication problems
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar/Manic Depression

Reviews on Google

CBT, Psychotherapy, Couples & Family, Clinical Psychologist, Dulwich, London, Dr Siobhan McCarthy

CBT, Psychotherapy, Couples & Family Counsellor, Psychologist, Dulwich, London, Dr Siobhan McCarthy
CBT, Psychotherapy, Couples & Family Counsellor, Psychologist, Dulwich, London, Dr Siobhan McCarthy
5 out of 5 stars
13 reviews
Gilkes Crescent
London SE21 7BP, UK
07796 530406
CBT, Psychotherapy, Couples & Family Counsellor, Psychologist, Dulwich, London, Dr Siobhan McCarthy
Anna McKenzie
5 out of 5 stars
Seeing Siobhan was my first experience seeing a therapist to deal with my anxiety, and I would highly recommend her to any others. I felt comfortable to talk about anything, and she always encouraged me to challenge my self doubt and intrusive thoughts. Going forward, I believe I have the tools I need to deal with this part of my life, so that hopefully it won't take over it so much, and I wouldn't have that if it weren't for Siobhan. I am very thankful for the experience and would encourage anyone else who is struggling to seek her out.
CBT, Psychotherapy, Couples & Family Counsellor, Psychologist, Dulwich, London, Dr Siobhan McCarthy
R P
5 out of 5 stars
I tried two therapists before seeing Siobhan and she was head and shoulders above the others. I've seen her for a long period with some gaps and in that time have come through difficult episodes of depression, when at times I was fearful I would never recover. Through working together with Siobhan I now feel confident I have the tools to bring me through low periods and live life in a much more joyful, balanced and positive way. My husband and I also had some joint counselling. Siobhan is warm, perceptive, constructive and truly expert in her field. She's made an enormous difference to my life and to my family. I'd recommend her hugely.
CBT, Psychotherapy, Couples & Family Counsellor, Psychologist, Dulwich, London, Dr Siobhan McCarthy
Abigail Kane
5 out of 5 stars
I highly recommend Siobhan she's honest, down to earth and reliable. She tailours her skills to suit you. I was in a mess and she has given me life skills to get to on the right path and stay there.
CBT, Psychotherapy, Couples & Family Counsellor, Psychologist, Dulwich, London, Dr Siobhan McCarthy
Charlotte Alston
5 out of 5 stars
I cannot recommend Dr Siobhan more highly. I was at a very low point in my life with various components not helping one another and Dr Siobhan helped me see the light and gain a new approach to my life that has helped ten fold. I never felt pressured or railroaded and felt all my new ways of thinking and decision making came from my own new sense of clarity. My life is on a totally different and way better track since my course of treatment.
CBT, Psychotherapy, Couples & Family Counsellor, Psychologist, Dulwich, London, Dr Siobhan McCarthy
R H
5 out of 5 stars
I can highly recommend Dr Siobhan McCarthy as a therapist. I went to see her with relationship issues, sleep problems, low self-esteem and overwhelming negative thoughts, and she really helped me to work through my problems in a kind, practical and caring way. I hadn't been to a therapist before, and she immediately made me feel comfortable as her manner is open and genuine. Throughout, she listened with sympathy, but also with honesty and perception, and helped me address underlying issues and to come through things. I now feel more confident in myself, and my mood has improved so much. Again, I really can't recommend her highly enough!
CBT, Psychotherapy, Couples & Family Counsellor, Psychologist, Dulwich, London, Dr Siobhan McCarthy
Ricardo
5 out of 5 stars
My wife and I spent time with Siobhan who helped communicate much more effectively and constructively. She enabled us to strip away layers of emotional detritus that had built up over years of marriage and focus on our strengths as a couple and as a family. Siobhan was always focussed on getting us to concentrate on the real issues and we are much happier as a result of spending time with her.
CBT, Psychotherapy, Couples & Family Counsellor, Psychologist, Dulwich, London, Dr Siobhan McCarthy
l Monaghan
5 out of 5 stars
Dr Siobhan McCarthy's work with me has been completely invaluable. With her supportive approach I have discovered a whole new way of living and thinking which has changed my life for the better. My experience as one of her clients has been 100% positive. I can't recommend her enough as a professional.
CBT, Psychotherapy, Couples & Family Counsellor, Psychologist, Dulwich, London, Dr Siobhan McCarthy
Jane
5 out of 5 stars
I highly recommend Dr Siobhan McCarthy. Having never visited a psychologist before I was unsure what to expect. She immediately put me at ease and gave me very practical help that I could take away and use outside of our visits. I always came away from our sessions feeling armed with support and tools that I could immediately apply to help resolve any issues. She is very supportive and our sessions were incredibly helpful.
CBT, Psychotherapy, Couples & Family Counsellor, Psychologist, Dulwich, London, Dr Siobhan McCarthy
Suzie Patrick
5 out of 5 stars
Siobhan helped me quickly identify unhelpful patterns in my thought and the root cause of why I thought this way. Using this information she was able to provide me with a series of tools that I am now able to use in daily life to overcome challenges efficiently and practically. Siobhan created a supportive and comfortable environment in which I felt completely at ease. I would recommend her to anybody.
CBT, Psychotherapy, Couples & Family Counsellor, Psychologist, Dulwich, London, Dr Siobhan McCarthy
Amy
5 out of 5 stars
I saw Dr McCarthy over a period of around a year for depression, anxiety and a lack of self confidence. I am now like a different person and while I have done a lot to work on myself, I also credit this to my sessions with Dr McCarthy. I found her to be very understanding and easy to talk to but at the same time she probed and challenged my thinking. For me, she raised issues that I had not considered before which then gave some rational as to why I felt like I did and it then meant I had some understanding and could tackle those feelings without feeling they were unjustified. We did this together and I found Dr McCarthy to be extremely perceptive, even about things I was not telling her. She asks probing questions and challenged my thought processes. In addition to this we looked at practical ways I could tackle my thoughts and look at things differently, which now helps me in my every day life. I could not recommend her enough.

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