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Dr Samantha Gerdes

Psychology 30048974

 

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Specialises in

  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Psychotherapy
  • Trauma focused CBT

Offers

  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, and I have over 8 years of experience working in a variety of mental health services in the UK. These include adult and older adult, primary and secondary care services in the NHS, inpatient services, as well as a specialist trauma service for people experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

I accept referrals relating to a wide range of mental health difficulties such as anxiety, self-esteem issues, low mood and depression, PTSD, complex trauma and difficulties within interpersonal relationships. I adopt a kind and compassionate approach in therapy and I work alongside individuals to ultimately help them to live the life that they want.

I have completed training in a wide range of psychological therapies including compassion-focused therapy (CFT), cognitive analytic therapy (CAT), and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I have also completed specialist training in trauma therapies including eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), trauma-focused CBT and trauma-focused CFT for complex PTSD.

I understand that for some people, starting therapy can feel daunting, therefore I work with each person to create a safe, accepting and non-judgemental therapeutic space.

I offer a free 15-minute consultation to anyone considering therapy and I have availability for therapy sessions during the day, evenings and occasionally on weekends.

Areas of interest

I work with adults and teenagers who are experiencing difficulties relating to anxiety; post traumatic stress disorder; depression; relationship problems, workplace wellbeing, traumatic grief and loss; and phobias.

I am trained in the following models and perspectives and I offer therapy that integrates these models, as well as a single therapy approach e.g. Cognitive Analytic Therapy:

- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
- Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT)
- Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Psychodynamic concepts; Systemic perspectives; Narrative approaches.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Psychophysiological disorders
  • Physical disability
  • Rheumatological conditions

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Procedures completed

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (5-50)

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