About Us

Private Clinic for Psychotherapy, Psychology and Psychiatry - Ascot, Berkshire

Dr. Dhillon-Stevens

Dr. Dhillon-Stevens is the founding Partner at the Ascot Clinic.

She is a BPS Registered Chartered Psychologist, HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist, UKCP Registered Integrative Adult Psychotherapist, UKCP Registered Child Psychotherapist and HCPC Registered Child Art Psychotherapist with many years experience working in NHS and private settings.

She has a Doctorate in Psychotherapy and have always balanced clinical work with academic posts. A Senior Lecturer on the Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Social Work at South Bank University for twelve years focusing on child care and child protection and Senior Lecturer in Counselling, Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychology at the University of Roehampton for 10 years. Currently, She holds the post of Senior Lecturer at the Metanoia Institute on the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy (DCPsych), a joint programme between Metanoia Institute and Middlesex University (BPS Accredited, HCPC Accredited and UKCP Accredited). She is also Programme Leader of the MSc in Child Psychotherapy at the Metanoia Institute.

Clinical experience has involved working in NHS outpatient services with children and adults, community services, specialist trauma setting for children, and counselling/therapeutic services.

She has worked as a Counselling Psychologist & Psychotherapist for Slough Borough Council working in primary and secondary schools

Therapeutic Approach

I utilise Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) along with other therapeutic approaches that are well evidenced and in line with best clinical practice, such as systemic and psychodynamic models. I have experience of working with people from all walks of life with a variety of psychological difficulties that impact upon their lives and I have a strong commitment to working with issues of difference / culture / ethnicity / race / disability / class / sexuality / gender etc. in therapy.

Hilary Platt

Hilary Platt is a Partner at the Ascot Clinic.

She is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist since 2000 and a BACP Accredited Counsellor since 2006.
She provides a compassionate, empathic, but down-to-earth approach, which takes account of personal history and yet which can be focused and goal-oriented too. As an integrative practitioner, she uses different therapeutic approaches including Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Cognitive and Behavioural.

Hilary works with anxiety, depression, loss, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, self-harm, sex, work, addiction, assault, bullying, eating, phobia, ocd, panic, ptsd, sleep, social fear, stress, trauma, mid-life issues and many more issues beside.

Qualifications
MSc Integrative Psychotherapy - Metanoia [2000]
Certificate in Couples Counselling - Metanoia [2005]
Professional memberships
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Accredited Member

Therapeutic Approach

As an integrative practitioner, I am not partisan to one particular type of therapy, as when I trained, it became apparent to me that no one approach had the monopoly on success, nor was any one approach the sole answer for all issues.

Instead I have incorporated into my practice understanding and techniques from a number of different therapies, which gives me flexibility to work with a broad range of issues. My Humanistic stance means that I see every client as unique and expert in their own story and I use techniques from a number of different Humanistic therapies. At the same time, I work psychodynamically especially when dealing with relationship issues and repeating patterns in peoples' lives. I also use CBT and would see working cognitively and behaviourally as the most suitable approach for some issues.

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