My name is Dr Vikky Petch and I am a Chartered Psychologist and a Registered Clinical Psychologist. I have worked for over 20 years as a child psychologist so have lots of experience in working with children, adolescents and families in Surrey. I have 2 children myself so have first hand experience of the demands of parenting!
I am based in Leatherhead and see clients from the surrounding Surrey area. I provide psychological assessment, therapy and counselling for a whole range of different difficulties. I also provide supervision for Clinical and Counselling Psychologists.
I offer a full Autistic Spectrum Disorder assessment and diagnostic service alongside Dr Melanie Smart http://www.chichesterchildpsychology.co.uk .
Growing up and parenting doesn't come with a manual and at times children and families can find it tough going! Difficulties can gradually creep up over time or can be the result of a sudden event or experience. I aim to help parents, children and teenagers make sense of their experiences and then work to address their difficulties. I work from a non-blaming, collaborative perspective, tailoring my work to suit individual needs and circumstances.
The types of difficulties that people come to me about include:
Pre school issues e.g. sleeping, eating, toileting & tantrums
Parenting advice & behaviour management
Attention deficit & hyperactivity disorder
School based difficulties e.g. peer relationships & attendance
Adaptation to life events e.g. the arrival of siblings, divorce, bereavement, changing schools
Depression & low mood
Anxiety (including phobias and OCD)
Difficulty managing anger
Autism and Asperger's behavioural management
Psychosomatic complaints (headaches & tummy aches for example)
My clinic is based in Leatherhead, Surrey on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdaya and Saturdays (clinic times vary). Areas I see people from include Epsom, Ashtead, Leatherhead, Fetcham, Bookham, Dorking, Horsley, Esher, Oxshott, Cobham, Effingham and Guildford. Please do contact me to discuss whether I can offer psychological assessment, therapy, counselling or advice relating to these or any other behavioural or emotional difficulties.
Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07853 421071
I am registered with various health insurance companies (e.g.Bupa, WPA, Cigna, Aviva & AXA)
Dr Vikky Petch BA (Hons), MSc Investigative Psychology, DClin Psych.
Clinical Psychologist (HCPC), Chartered Psychologist (BPS).
Registered with the Association of Child Psychologists in Private Practice (AChiPPP).
Specialising in providing a psychological therapy service to children, adolescents and families.