Professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships

  • Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
  • Health and Caring Professions Council (HCPC) accredited
  • MBACP (Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • MSc Occupational Psychology
  • PG Cert. Dual Diagnosis (mental health and substance misuse)

Professional experience

Dr Charlotte Vaughan has worked in the field of mental health for 15 years and has been working as a counselling psychologist in private practice since completing her doctorate in 2018.

She has experience working in primary and secondary care; in the university sector and for charities.

Personal statement

Dr Charlotte Vaughan offers an integrative counselling and psychotherapy service (currently via Zoom). This means she will work with you as a unique individual, prioritising your experience and tailoring her therapeutic approach to meet your specific needs.

Dr Vaughan has particular expertise in helping people with anxiety, depression, feelings of shame,  loss of direction or meaning in life, borderline personality disorder, relationship problems, difficulties regulating emotion, and problems at work or with studies. She is particularly interested in helping people with low self-esteem who have suffered/are suffering from bullying and narcissistic abuse within their family/intimate relationships.

Dr Vaughan’s training has equipped her with the skills and expertise in cognitive behavioural therapy (understanding the link between your thoughts, feelings and behaviours) and psychodynamic therapy (working with the past and unconscious processes affecting your present life).

Her approach is underpinned by a humanistic philosophy. She strongly believes in the potential for change and growth, and takes into account your unique story and experience, embracing difference and diversity.

Therapy is the opportunity for you to explore your difficulties as well as your hopes for the future in a safe and confidential space. It provides a chance for you to reflect on your life and your experiences, to gain insights and make changes. Dr Vaughan works without judgement, taking a warm and empathic stance towards you and your experiences. She uses the therapeutic relationship as a vehicle to help both of you make sense of your ways of relating to others.

Additional information about research, publications and interests

Dr Vaughan’s doctoral research focused on leadership and values.