- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Behavioural Activation (BA)
- CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Trauma focused CBT
I have been working as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist in the NHS for the past 16 years. I work with people who have a wide range of difficulties including anxiety (social anxiety, panic attacks, work-related stress), depression, shame-based difficulties, PTSD, low self-esteem and confidence, and adjustment related difficulties. I use a number of approaches to aid change and recovery including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), and systemic therapy. My main focus is to understand what it is you are struggling with, and together work out ways in which you might look after yourself. I have a special interest in working with people who have suffered traumas whether these are in their adult life, or go back to childhood experiences. I have a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology, a Postgraduate Certificate in CBT for Psychological Trauma, and have completed Part 3 of EMDR training. Since qualifying I have worked in community mental health teams, specialist trauma services (including veterans) and early intervention services, all in the NHS. I currently head up the therapies team of a community mental health service in the NHS.
Areas of interest
Anxiety; Social anxiety; Panic attacks; low self-esteem and confidence; depression and low mood; work-related stress; adjustment difficulties; loss; PTSD and complex trauma; domestic violence; sexual and or physical assault; childhood abuse; veteran-related mental health difficulties.
Current NHS consultant posts held
I currently work in Early Intervention services with Kent and Medway Partnership Trust. I work with people presenting with a first episode in psychosis offering comprehensive assessment and intervention to the individuals and their families if required.
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Canterbury Christchurch University (Salomons) 2006
- Postgraduate Certificate in CBT for Psychological Trauma University of Oxford / OCTC 2013
- EMDR training Parts I, II and III Alexandra Richman 2017
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Affiliate Member British Psychological Society 2003
Affiliations / memberships
Health and Care Professions Council (2003)
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Psychology session - (>50)
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) session - (5-50)