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 evidence based 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. I offer confidential and compassionate therapy in a discreet office environment with a private garden for you to wait in prior to sessions. Unrestricted parking is available.


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


Qualified in a range of therapies including third wave CBT therapy (please see therapies offered section).


I am registered and recognised by the following healthcare insurance providers BUPA, BUPA INTERNATIONAL AXA, AVIVA, CIGNA, HEALIX, ALLIANZ, VITALITYHEALTH, AETNA GLOBAL and WPA as will as many 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.
  • I am a fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)
  • 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.
  • 5 star reviews on google and other search engines.

Membership of Professional Bodies

Adults

I provide individual sessions for adults with a range of issues.
Press the read more button for more information about my work, problems treated, case studies and reviews of my work.

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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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Assessments

I, and my associates (Clinical Psychologists and Psychiatrists), provide comprehensive assessments and reports, including medicolegal reports for use in various tribunal and court proceedings, on behalf of the parties or the tribunal/court. The experts I use have experience of complex cases.

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Professional & Media

I am regularly conducting media and radio work. I am able to write articles or can comment on current affairs and matter relating to mental health.

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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

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, Clinical Psychologist, Dulwich, London, Dr McCarthy
CBT Psychotherapy, Couples & Family Counsellor, Clinical Psychologist, Dulwich, London, Dr McCarthy
5 out of 5 stars
13 reviews
39 Gilkes Cres
Dulwich, London SE21 7BP, UK
07796 530406
CBT Psychotherapy, Couples & Family Counsellor, Clinical Psychologist, Dulwich, London, Dr McCarthy
Emma Jones
5 out of 5 stars
I can not recommend Dr McCarthy enough, she has changed my life. She has given me the confidence to move forward and skills which I continue to use every day. Every one around me has noticed a change in me, I am more at ease and a lot less anxious. I have accomplished things I never thought I would be able to. The ‘therapy room’ is comforting and secure, I felt very comfortable talking to her from the first session. Thank you !
CBT Psychotherapy, Couples & Family Counsellor, Clinical Psychologist, Dulwich, London, Dr McCarthy
F. H Hope
5 out of 5 stars
I would highly recommend Dr Siobhan McCarthy. I would not hesitate to return to her. She was able to help me get better acquainted with my emotions, which has been life-changing, and challenged me to change my perspective on myself and the people around me. I have come away stronger and more compassionate about my family and friends. I highly recommend!
CBT Psychotherapy, Couples & Family Counsellor, Clinical Psychologist, Dulwich, London, Dr McCarthy
A Patel
5 out of 5 stars
When I finally decided to take the step to see a therapist, I came across Dr McCarthy and booked the appointment. I entered my first session at a low point in life; however, I came out the session feeling good. With each subsequent sessions, I felt better and better with more energy, drive and determination. I learnt a lot, (especially, that it is ok to say ‘No’ to people). By the time I finished my therapy, I had changed for the better and my family, friends & work colleagues felt the same. I found a new balance in life. I feel more relaxed and with a have clear vision for both family & work life to co-exist. I encourage anyone seeking help (especially if you are finding it difficult in taking the step), to reach out to Dr McCarthy.
CBT Psychotherapy, Couples & Family Counsellor, Clinical Psychologist, Dulwich, London, Dr McCarthy
Lucas Byng
5 out of 5 stars
When I came to see Siobhan, I felt I had got stuck going round in circles for a bit too long, ruminating on various things that had gone wrong and feeling rather confused as to what had happened and what to do next. Siobhan helped to lift the boulder off me, drain the wounds and clear the debris. As a result of our sessions, I feel much more clear-headed and like I’ve got more perspective on events. I’ve felt strong enough to get myself back into shape physically and have been able to take practical steps to address the things that have been bothering me mentally and emotionally in my personal and professional life. I have really appreciated being able to talk things through with Siobhan and her understanding, empathy and firm, clear, practical guidance. I feel I understand myself better as a result and am better able to navigate around and, as necessary, deal with life’s sometimes inevitable ups and downs. Thank you Siobhan!
CBT Psychotherapy, Couples & Family Counsellor, Clinical Psychologist, Dulwich, London, Dr McCarthy
Lucas Byng
5 out of 5 stars
When I came to see Siobhan, I felt I had got stuck going round in circles for a bit too long, ruminating on various things that had gone wrong and feeling rather confused as to what had happened and what to do next. Siobhan helped to lift the boulder off me, drain the wounds and clear the debris. As a result of our sessions, I feel much more clear-headed and like I’ve got more perspective on events. I’ve felt strong enough to get myself back into shape physically and have been able to take practical steps to address the things that have been bothering me mentally and emotionally in my personal and professional life. I have really appreciated being able to talk things through with Siobhan and her understanding, empathy and firm, clear, practical guidance. I feel I understand myself better as a result and am better able to navigate around and, as necessary, deal with life’s sometimes inevitable ups and downs. Thank you Siobhan!
CBT Psychotherapy, Couples & Family Counsellor, Clinical Psychologist, Dulwich, London, Dr McCarthy
J J
5 out of 5 stars
Choosing the right therapist can feel like such a hard decision but after the first session with Dr Siobhan McCarthy several months ago I knew I’d struck gold. With honesty, compassion, practicality and the highest form of professionalism, Siobhan has helped me navigate issues around long-term anxiety and enabled me to view and live my life through a fresh lens. Opening up to someone is never a walk in the park but after just several sessions, I began to feel lighter - an emotional and physical release from Siobhan’s help re-framing the thinking and behavioral patterns that were restricting me on a daily basis. Sessions with Siobhan proved an invaluable, judgment-free space to work through issues and her lovely sense of humour (something I never expected from ‘therapy’) really helped take the fear out of fear and anxiety. Siobhan is, quite simply, top of her game and I’d recommend her to anyone thinking of seeking help. Truly life-changing. Thank you, Siobhan.
CBT Psychotherapy, Couples & Family Counsellor, Clinical Psychologist, Dulwich, London, Dr McCarthy
Louisa Scott
5 out of 5 stars
I have had psychotherapy in the past but not for a few years. The first few months of this year were really tough for me and I was having a hard time balancing the demands of a very ill parent, young children, work...and keeping myself level. I had heard about Dr McCarthy through a family member and I am so very glad I contacted her. She has a results driven approach - very focussed and practical while also being warm, receptive and empathetic. At the first session we made a list of my goals for the course of appointments and Siobhan would refer to these regularly throughout treatment to make sure we stayed on track. We actually achieved the desired outcomes earlier than expected and Siobhan suggested we didn't need the final session we had booked in. I was so impressed with her abilities. I have had some real lightbulb moments and feel now have a lot of new skills and coping mechanisms to get through the tough times, as well as a much deeper insight into the history behind my own thoughts and reactions as well as those of my nearest and dearest. I cannot recommend Dr McCarthy enough if you are having any kind of struggle - work or personal. She will be straight with you at all times, and will guide you and push you to make connections for yourself rather than letting you visit her endlessly without feeling you have actually resolved anything. She is extremely wise and I hope she finds the time to write a book around some of her most insightful observations about how humans function and interact with each other and society as a whole as I think the world could really benefit from her wisdom.
CBT Psychotherapy, Couples & Family Counsellor, Clinical Psychologist, Dulwich, London, Dr McCarthy
Phannah Peaves
5 out of 5 stars
I had severe post natal anxiety after the birth of my first son and was lucky enough to find Dr McCarthy when I really needed her. She has helped me through some very difficult times with compassion, empathy, professionalism and practical advice. I am out the other side now and am so grateful to Siobhan for being a large part of my recovery (alongside other treatments). PND is a very difficult illness so having someone with experience in this area really helps. Luckily we were able to use health insurance through my husband's work to cover the cost and it was really easy to do so (via Aviva). Highly recommended.
CBT Psychotherapy, Couples & Family Counsellor, Clinical Psychologist, Dulwich, London, Dr McCarthy
A J
5 out of 5 stars
I would highly recommend working with Siobhan. She is very thorough, clear sighted and practical. She helped me work through some long standing issues, gain much needed perspective in some areas and helped me relax and be more accepting of things I cannot change. She is very responsive and accommodating with regard to appointments. I feel confident moving forward now but I know a sympathetic ear will always be there should I need it again.
CBT Psychotherapy, Couples & Family Counsellor, Clinical Psychologist, Dulwich, London, Dr McCarthy
Hannah Elam
5 out of 5 stars
I highly recommend Dr McCarthy. Her service has helped me develop invaluable tools I need in everyday life.
CBT Psychotherapy, Couples & Family Counsellor, Clinical Psychologist, Dulwich, London, Dr McCarthy
Julia Bicknell
5 out of 5 stars
I have found Siobhan invaluable as a therapist, she has provided me with enlightening council and effective tools to handle life's daily obstacles and to move away from anxious and low tendencies. I have seen a real change in myself thanks to Dr McCarthy's affable and grounded approach; she has facilitated more positive mental and practical behaviours that I will continue to apply moving forwards. I cannot recommend Siobhan highly enough.
CBT Psychotherapy, Couples & Family Counsellor, Clinical Psychologist, Dulwich, London, Dr McCarthy
Cristina D
5 out of 5 stars
Dr McCarthy helped me understand particular stages of my life and gave me precise tools to handle tricky situations. I gained much insight with the sessions, and concrete, helpful ways to move forward.
CBT Psychotherapy, Couples & Family Counsellor, Clinical Psychologist, Dulwich, London, Dr McCarthy
Chris Holliday
5 out of 5 stars
I can't recommend Dr Siobhan highly enough. I wasn't sure what to expect but over the course of 3 months the transformation has been incredible. I understood that I had one or two issues which I didn't know or understand how to deal with and move forward. It's not short of a complete 180 for me in terms of my outlook on life and how I handle situations. Thank you

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