Riverbank Psychology was founded in 2016 by clinical psychologists Vicky Eames and Mariangels Ferrer. Their partnership is based on a shared interest in systemic and narrative approaches and the wish to provide a high quality clinical psychology service that is underpinned by the strong ethical principles.
“We aim to take a non-blaming approach which acknowledges the challenges faced by people in all walks of life, while respecting and celebrating the values, hopes, dreams and resources that people and communities bring.“ Mariangels and Vicky
Mariangels is a Chartered Psychologist and registered to practice with the Health Professions Council and is also a member of the British Psychological Society and the Division of Clinical Psychology. In addition, she has completed an MSc in Systemic Family Therapy from the University of Leeds and a Masters in Narrative Therapy and Community Work from the University of Melbourne.
Mariangels offers therapeutic interventions to individuals, families or groups and supervision to practitioners. She is also a trainer and facilitator in narrative and systemic approaches. Her most recent specialist field of work and interest lies predominantly in the impact of medical and genetic conditions on individuals and families.
“I aim to accompany people to places where they feel stronger and in a better position. I like thinking that I am a “detective” of preferred stories” Mariangels
Vicky is a Chartered Psychologist and registered to practice with the Health Professions Council and is also an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society and member of the Division of Clinical Psychology. In addition, Vicky also holds an Honorary Research Fellowship at the University of Liverpool.
Since qualifying as a clinical psychologist in 1998 Vicky has gained extensive experience in service delivery and clinical leadership across a range of NHS settings within both adult and child specialisms. Her clinical psychology training and experience enables her to draw upon a range of psychological therapies and frameworks for understanding people’s concerns and tailoring interventions to suit their requirements. Vicky employs strengths-based approaches including narrative therapy, solution focused therapy and third wave approaches as well as cognitive behaviour therapy, EMDR, interpersonal therapy and systemic and family therapy interventions. Part of Vicky’s recent work has included the development of a narrative resilience programme for children and young people and training for other practitioners.
“I am passionate about enabling people to respond to life’s challenges in ways that are consistent with their values.” Vicky