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Due to high demand we are unfortunately not accepting new referrals  This will be reviewed in January 2024.

Dr Camilla Holden

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Qualifications & Affiliations

  • Chartered Psychologist (C.Psychol) with the British Psychological Society. Registration Number: 265590

  • Registered practitioner with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). Registration Number: PYL35004

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford 

  • MSc in Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Bangor 

  • BSc in Psychology with Neuroscience, University of Leicester

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My approach

I am a friendly and experienced Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about helping to alleviate mental distress through sharing my knowledge and expertise gained through training, life experience and 14 years working in mental and physical health NHS services. I don't believe anyone should suffer alone and therefore I have set this practice up to offer adults and children another avenue for getting high quality help when they need it. 

 

If you choose to meet with me, we will work together to develop an understanding of why you are struggling because if we start with this, we can develop a personalised treatment plan which is most likely to support you to move towards the life that you want. 

As a clinical psychologist I have undertaken many years of training to reach doctorate level. This means I have been trained in a range of evidence-based talking therapies to help individuals and families overcome difficulties. These include:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT)

  • Compassion Focused Therapy  (CFT)

  • EMDR

Therapy can be delivered online nationwide or in-person within my welcoming clinic spaces in Deddington and Brackley both of which can be easily reached from Oxford, Bicester and Banbury.

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What I can help with

Adults

Finding help for yourself can feel like a daunting step. However, I truly believe that no one is immune to experiencing distress and therefore we are all likely to need help at some point in our lives. You may be experiencing difficulties for the first time, or you might have lived with them for all of your life. Either way, psychological therapy can help you to understand and overcome mental distress so that you can live the life you want. My most recent NHS post was in an adult mental health service where I support key workers with a wide range of mild to complex mental health difficulties.  I also have specific expertise in working with people with physical health conditions. These are common reasons you may wish to meet with me:

  • Anxiety & worry

  • Panic

  • Low self-esteem/confidence

  • Low mood/depression

  • Phobia (including adult food phobia & needle phobia)

  • Trauma

  • Coping with physical health difficulties

Young people & children aged 9 and above

Choosing a therapist to support your teen or child is a big decision. I have three years of experience  working in a specialist paediatric setting with all ages. I use a warm, friendly and humorous approach to engage young people in therapy sessions and I work hard to build their trust through ensuring their voice is heard and directs the process of therapy. I have experience of working with many difficulties, but I also have specialist skills in supporting young people to adjust to and live a full life with health conditions. The kind of difficulties young people may benefit from meeting with me include:

  • Anxiety & worry

  • Exam stress

  • Low mood

  • Low self-esteem/confidence

  • Trauma - memories and feelings related to upsetting events

  • Living with health conditions​

I also work with parents to develop confidence in parenting processes such as setting boundaries and supporting their child's emotional needs in a way that is adapted to their child's personality and interests.

Services

15 mins

FREE

An opportunity to talk to each other about what you are looking for and to check we are the right people with whom to book your psychology assessment.

80 mins

£175

A space to talk through your difficulties, think about what you would like to be different and consider what kind of therapy would be most helpful to you.

50 mins

£110 (Online & in-person)

Treatment individualised to your difficulties and goals to help you move towards living the life you want.

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Get in touch

Email me at hello@theholdenpractice.com or use the contact form opposite.

 

*Please note that my email responses are sometimes forwarded to junk mail, therefore please check for this when waiting for me to respond*

Thank you for getting in touch.  I am on leave until Monday 30th October. I will respond on my return. Please note that my email responses are sometimes directed to junk mail.

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