Dr Emma Britneff
I am a registered chartered Clinical Psychologist, offering evidence based psychological therapy to help a range of difficulties that may be getting in the way of living a fulfilling life.
I provide therapy that is catered to the individual’s unique needs and that remains focused on their goals. I do this by drawing upon my training in several different therapeutic approaches according to the difficulties with which they are struggling and the changes they wish to make. The main therapeutic approaches I use are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy, compassion-focused therapy and narrative therapy.
Professional Qualifications and Accreditation
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London
- Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions
- MSc degree in Mental Health from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
- BSc degree in Psychology
I am trained to provide psychological treatment for a range of difficulties across a spectrum of severity. This includes anxiety disorders such as social anxiety, generalised anxiety, panic disorder, health anxiety, phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depressive disorders and low mood, trauma, and loss. I can also help clients with stress, sleep problems, psychosexual issues, low self-esteem, and adjustment to physical health conditions or changes to circumstances, for example changes to home or family life.
I have a special interest in working with adolescents, and value working alongside parents to facilitate a shared understanding and ensure that progress continues outside of sessions. I am able to tailor sessions to any special needs that a client may have, such as ASD, ADHD or learning difficulties.
What to expect
Our first appointment will be an assessment, which involves me listening and asking questions to gain an understanding of your current difficulties and your hopes for therapy sessions. At the end of our assessment I will make some recommendations and we will think about the best way forward. If you decide to commit to a course of therapy, we will set a regular time and day each week for sessions. Attending an initial assessment does not commit you to ongoing therapy sessions.
During initial therapy sessions we will spend time to create a safe environment and a collaborative trusting relationship. Together we will form a shared understanding about your current difficulties, how they are impacting on you, and how they developed. From there we will explore the factors that might be maintaining the problem and find ways to overcome those factors so that you can reconnect to the things that truly matter to you.
The length of therapy will depend on the type and severity of difficulties that you are experiencing. At the end of our assessment I will let you know approximately how many sessions I believe will be helpful. We will review progress every 6 sessions to ensure that you receive the optimum number of sessions, and that they continue to be helpful. Typically, therapy will continue for between 8 and 20 sessions.
It may be possible to use your private health insurance to cover the full cost or part of the cost of your appointments.
I am a recognised provider of psychological therapy with AXA, AVIVA, CIGNA, WPA, NUFFIELD HEALTH, VITALITY HEALTH, HEALIX and AETNA, and can also provide therapy for clients registered with Freedom Health and CS Healthcare. I do not currently work with Bupa.
I currently offer appointments at Great Ormond Street Hospital in central London on Monday afternoons and evenings, and appointments at Clarity Therapy Centre in South West London on Tuesday afternoons and evenings. Both practices are easy to reach using public transport.
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street Hospital is located near to several mainline stations, underground stations, and bus stops. The nearest stations are Russell Square (7-minute walk) on the Piccadilly Line, and Holborn (7-minute walk) on the Piccadilly line and Central line. There are some local car parks, however, please check hourly fees before driving as they can be expensive.
The Clarity Therapy Centre
The Clarity Therapy Centre is conveniently located with public transportation links via bus and trains and has affordable parking within a few minutes’ walk. The nearest train stations are Clapham Junction Station (7-minute walk via the Grant Road exit) and Wandsworth Town Station (15 minute walk). Buses connect surrounding areas such as Wandsworth, Earlsfield, Clapham, Vauxhall, Fulham and Chelsea.