Dr Olivia Thrift, B.Sc (Hons) Psychology, PsychD, CPsychol

Dr Olivia Thrift, B.Sc (Hons) Psychology, PsychD, CPsychol

Godalming
Surrey
GU7

Guildford
Surrey
GU1

07866 412575

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Godalming
Surrey
GU7

Guildford
Surrey
GU1

07866 412575

About me

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist working in Godalming, Guildford, Haselmere and Petersfield. I work as a member of the team at The Psychology Company (www.thepsychologycompany.co.uk) and with Surrey and Hampshire Psychology. I also provide therapy over the telephone or on Skype, if appropriate.

The therapeutic approaches I specialise in include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion-Focused Therapy, Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour informed Therapy (DBT). These approaches help with a wide range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, fluctuating moods, trauma-based difficulties, personality disorders and problematic ways of managing emotions, such as binge eating, drinking and self-harm. I work with clients aged 17 and over.

For more than 13 years, I’ve worked with people in a variety of different settings and with a spectrum of psychological difficulties – from the most severe and complex to people seeking to understand themselves better. I spent a combined ten years as a senior psychologist in the NHS, prison service and private secure hospital, working with people with a range of presenting difficulties from diverse backgrounds. I currently work for The Psychology Company (www.thepsychologycompany.co.uk) on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday (during working hours) and the NHS the remaining two days of the week.

I have chartered status with the British Psychological Society (BPS), am accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the regulatory body for psychologists in the UK and with leading private health-insurance companies, including BUPA. Furthermore, I have done the most advanced level training in Schema Therapy with the International Society for Schema Therapy (ISST) and am an ISST authorised Advanced Schema Therapist and Supervisor.

For more details on my experience and training, please visit: http://www.thepsychologycompany.co.uk/dr-olivia-thrift/.


Training, qualifications & experience

Practitioner Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (Psych.D); University of Surrey

B.Sc (Hons.) Psychology; University of Wales, Cardiff

Advanced Certification in Schema Therapy; International Society for Schema Therapy

Schema Therapy Trainer-Supervisor; Dr Joan Farrell and Dr Ida Shaw; International Society for Schema Therapy

Group Schema Therapy (Dr Joan Farrell and Dr Ida Shaw); International Society for Schema Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy; Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Treating PTSD during Dialectical Behaviour Therapy with High-Risk Clients; British Isles DBT Team

Advanced Skills Workshop in Compassion-Focused Therapy; Prof Paul Gilbert; University of Derby

Using Compassion Focused Therapy To Overcome The Legacy Of Childhood Trauma; Dr Deborah Lee; British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Compassion Focused Therapy for Anger: The True Strength Program; Prof Russell Kolts; University of Derby

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Core Skills Training; Dr Kristin Neff and Dr Christopher Germer; University of Derby

Compassionate Mind in Shame and Self-Attack; Dr Deborah Lee; British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Using Trauma-Focused CBT for PTSD; Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre

CBT for Eating Disorders; British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Recent Advances in OCD Treatment; British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

HCPC

Maps & Directions

Godalming, GU7
Guildford, GU1

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None
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