Specialising in assessment and therapy with children, teenagers and families
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!
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.
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 .
My clinic is based in Leatherhead, Surrey on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (clinic times vary). Areas I see people from include Epsom, Ashtead, Leatherhead, Fetcham, Bookham, Dorking, Horsley, Esher, Oxshott, Cobham, Effingham and Guildford.
I am registered with various health insurance companies (e.g. Bupa, WPA, Cigna, Vitality, Aviva & AXA)
Please do contact me to discuss whether I can offer psychological assessment, therapy, counselling or advice relating to any behavioural or emotional difficulties. If I am not the best person to assist I will sign post you to the most appropriate service
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 in Surrey. Online option available
What type of things do families contact me about?
The range is huge! Below are just a few common examples. If you aren't sure then contact me and if I am not the right person I can sign post you to the most appropriate service.
Depression & low mood.
Anxiety (including phobias & OCD).
Difficulty managing anger & frustration.
Autism and Aspergers behavioural management.
Psychosomatic complaints (headaches & tummy aches for example).
Pre school issues e.g. sleeping, eating, toileting & tantrums.
Parenting advice & behaviour management.
Concentration and attention difficulties.
School based difficulties e.g. peer relationships & attendance.
Adaptation to life events e.g. the arrival of siblings, divorce, bereavement, changing schools.