Private Psychology Service in Sleaford
counselling | counsellor
counselling | counsellor
Dr. Philippa East
BA (Hons), DClinPsy, CPsychol
Chartered Psychologist & Therapist
Deciding to seek therapy can feel like a big step, and finding the right professional is a key part of the process. It is important that you feel confident and comfortable with your choice of therapist, and trust that they have the 
appropriate training and qualifications to help. 
I'm a Chartered and Clinical Psychologist, with over 10 years' expertise in mental health. I have treated a wide range of psychological disorders and difficulties, and have extensive training and experience. I work with each client as an individual, building a shared understanding of their difficulties, and always working together to find the way forward.  I make sure I keep up-to-date with the latest developments in research and practice and only use evidence-based therapies to provide the highest quality treatments. 

I am also a member of the Lincolnshire Psychology Network ( ), which means I regularly link in with other local therapists and practitioners, including for any onwards referrals.
What is a Chartered and Clinical Psychologist?
Qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist takes a minimum of seven years' specialist study and training, including an undergraduate psychology degree, practical clinical experience, and a three-year doctoral training programme. Like most Clinical Psychologists, I have also competed further specialist training since my core qualification. "Clinical Psychologist" is a protected title and Clinical Psychologists must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).
As therapists, Clinical Psychologists are highly skilled and trained, and able to integrate many specialist techniques and approaches. This means therapy tends to be focused and proactive, allowing you to make quick and effective progress. This is often a key priority for clients investing in private treatment.
Chartered status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) reflects the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise. To hold this status, I am required to have regular supervision and engage in continuing professional development. As a therapist, it also means I abide by a strict code of professional ethics. 
Clinical Experience
I have previously worked in the NHS for over 10 years, in various mental health services in London and Lincolnshire. During this time, I have treated a wide range of psychological problems, from depression and anxiety disorders, to personality disorders and psychosis.  Most recently I have specialised in the treatment of complex PTSD and childhood trauma & abuse. I have also worked at the Maudsley Eating Disorder Service, and completed my doctoral thesis in the field of anorexia nervosa. You can find out more about my clinical career through my profile  here
Specialist Qualifications
My doctoral training was primarily in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Since qualifying as a clinical psychologigist, I have also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and I am a member of the EMDR Association UK & Ireland. I have completed further skills training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and Schema Therapy, as well as specialist therapies for eating disorders including CBT for bulimia and binge eating disorder and the Maudsley model of treatment for anorexia.