Dr Payal Amin

Dr Payal Amin

Psychology 30044771


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Specialises in

  • Applied Relaxation
  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Behavioural Activation (BA)
  • CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Psychotherapy
  • Trauma focused CBT

About me

Every one of us will experience some kind of distress at one point or another in our lives. Life can present us with a number of challenges, and our responses to these will vary according to our history, own personal belief systems, coping strategies and support systems at the time. Sometimes we can manage this alone, or with the support of friends and family, but at other times things can feel too confusing, or overwhelming.

Psychological therapy can offer a supportive and specialist way to explore these kinds of difficulties, alleviating confusion and distress, and exploring ways to make a change and improve your mood and quality of life.

I am a Counselling Psychologist, having worked for nearly 20 years working with people with emotional and mental health difficulties, and hold a Principal Psychologist position in the NHS. I aim to create a therapy space based upon trust, safety and collaboration, to find a way together to help you through the challenges you are currently struggling with. My core values in practice are to work creatively, compassionately and collaboratively, within a reflective and evidence-based framework.

I have worked with a range of difficulties, ranging from mild-moderate struggles, to those with more complex and severe mental health difficulties. I have experience of working with adolescents, adults, families, individuals and running groups. I also have experience of providing clinical supervision to other qualified psychologists and mental health practitioners and to trainee clinical and counselling psychologists, trainee CBT therapists, and assistant psychologists.

My main model of practice is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, however, I am trained in a range of therapy models and would aim to match my way approach to your needs. Other key therapy models I draw upon in my practice includes Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. At all times, my therapeutic practice would align to the recent and emerging evidence base, and I would ensure my approach would match your individual needs as I believe collaboration and person-centred treatment is key to any therapeutic change.

Having recently had my own children and faced struggles as part of this journey, I have a keen interest in pre-and post-natal mental health difficulties associated with parenting relationships. I also have a keen interest in the impact our early life experiences have on our development as individuals and how this affects how we think and feel in the here and now, as well as our relationship with ourselves and others. I have historically held a specialised interest in working with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, having written group protocols for the psychological treatment for OCD, which continue to be delivered within local mental health services. I have also led the development of psychological interventions for Bipolar Disorder and Psychosis within my NHS role.

I am a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS), including full membership with the Division of Counselling Psychology - membership number 148873

I am a Registered Counselling Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) - registration number PYL01895

I offer appointments on a Monday - both face to face and online in line with your preference. If you think I would be someone that could assist you in your current struggles then please do get in touch

Areas of interest

Anxiety disorders; panic; agoraphobia; specific phobias; social anxiety / phobia; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD); health anxiety; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD); trauma; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD);

Mood disorders; Depression; Post-Natal Depression; Post-Natal Anxiety; Post-Natal Rage; Low mood; Bipolar Disorder


Emotional regulation difficulties including difficulties with self-harm; Low self-esteem and confidence difficulties; Stress and worry; Difficulties adjusting to becoming a parent including loss of role and identity

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  • AA809

    Psychology session - (5-50)

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