About Me

I am a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in working with children, adolescents and families in Leatherhead, Surrey. 


I am registered with the Health & Care Professions Council   http://www.hcpc-uk.org/check/ ,  and have chartered status with the British Psychological Society  https://www.bps.org.uk/public/find-psychologist .  I am a member of the Association of Child Psychologists in Private Practice
http://www.achippp.org.uk/directory.

I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology in 1993 at the University of Exeter and then my Masters degree at the University of Surrey.  Training as a Clinical Psychologist then involves a 3 year doctorate which I also completed at the University of Exeter, qualifying  in 1998.

Since 1998 I have worked in a Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (NHS), at The University of Surrey on the Clinical Psychology Training Programme and in private practice.  I have worked in many different clinics including those specialising in helping young people with ADHD, social communication disorders and eating disorders.  I have worked alongside health visitors helping parents of younger children and also in a Youth Offending Team.  I have completed a number of other training courses including Solution Focused Brief Therapy; Forensic Adolescent Mental Health;  Parenting Assessments and Reflective Practice; CBT supervision; The Supervisory Relationship; Supervision & Narrative Practices, Interpersonal Therapy (level A), Working from an Attachment Perspective, and The Autism  Diagnostic Interview.

I worked as a Senior Teaching Fellow on the Clinical Psychology Training Programme at The University of Surrey in Guildford for 14 years. Throughout this period I oversaw the development of Clinical Psychology trainees, taught on the training programme and provided training for supervisors.  I also coordinated training placements based in children's services, and oversaw the selection process for the programme. I still input to the programme in terms of teaching and marking.

Contact Me

For any questions you have, you can reach me here:

Dr Vikky Petch

Dr Vikky Petch - Clinical Psychologist offering family friendly psychological assessment, therapy and counselling to children, adolescents and families in Surrey. Contact on petchpsychology@protonmail.com or 07853 421071. Online option available.