Dr Olivia Thrift

Dr Olivia Thrift

Psychology 30009682


  • Fee assured
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Specialises in

  • Behaviour Therapy
  • CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Psychotherapy
  • Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Trauma focused CBT


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

The Psychology Company is a psychological therapy practice with branches in Petersfield, Southsea, Isle of Wight, Haywards Heath, Brighton and Eastbourne. We also offer online psychological therapy via Zoom.

As qualified and highly experienced Psychologists and CBT therapists we offer a range of evidence-based therapies for people aged seventeen years and older including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Compassion-Focused Therapy. We are also trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and have many years of offering group and individual DBT and therefore can bring DBT skills into our work with clients.

We work with you to help you move forward in your life. We are skilled in helping people understand and overcome a range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, OCD, low self-esteem, difficulties managing emotions and trauma. We also have a wealth of experience working with people with longstanding difficulties stemming from early adverse or traumatic experiences.

We have chartered status with the British Psychological Society (BPS), many of the psychologists in the practice are members of the International Society for Schema Therapy (ISST) and we are all accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). HCPC membership means that a psychologist is fully qualified and adheres to a set of standards, you can check our registrations at or We are also registered with leading private health-insurance companies, including Bupa.

Areas of interest

We work with clients aged eighteen and older using a range of evidenced based approaches. Many of us specialise in complex trauma and personality disorder. However we also work with a range of presenting difficulties including Anxiety; OCD; Difficulties managing/regulating emotions; Depression (we work with people with both current depression and those who have been depressed in the past and want to reduce their risk of relapse); Difficulties related to eating/weight; Low self worth (high self criticism); Grief; Physical Health/Pain Management

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Eating disorders
  • Oncology
  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders

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  • AA809

    Psychology session - (1-5)

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