Dr Stephanie Minchin (Clinical Psychologist)
Hi, my name is Stephanie. I'm a Clinical Psychologist and part of The Oak Tree Practice team! I wanted to tell you a bit more about myself, as I realise selecting a psychologist can be a tough task!
What is a Clinical Psychologist?
A Clinical Psychologist has completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and is trained to work with people of all ages who have mental health difficulties or challenges in their lives. Clinical Psychologists have expertise using a variety of different types of therapy (such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy) so they can offer support that is tailored to you. Clinical Psychologists are also trained in conducting research projects and the importance of offering therapy that has evidence saying that it works.
Do you see people like me?
The simple answer is probably yes!
I'm trained to work with individuals, couples and families across the lifespan and with a variety of difficulties. Some of these include: anxiety, low mood, hearing voices, eating difficulties, trauma, adjustment to new life circumstances and low self-esteem confidence
I currently work with children, young people and families in a specialist community service in the NHS in East London. This involves therapy in both individual and group settings, working with emotional and behavioural difficulties, attachment & relationship difficulties, gender & sexuality issues, substance misuse, self-harm, loss and bereavement, parenting, refugees and asylum seekers, and looked after children. The clinical work also involves conducting complex cognitive assessments, consulting with education, working collaboratively with social care, and liaising with multiple inter-disciplinary agencies and third sector organisations.
What therapies do you use and what will it be like to meet you?
I am trained to work using various methods including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Systemic Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Transactional Analysis and Mindfulness.
My approach to therapy is humanistic and holistic, which means putting the individual at the core of understanding their experience whilst acknowledging the social and cultural context and multiple influencing factors in their life. I believe in using a strengths-focused approach, that does not blame the individual for the difficulties experienced and aims to re-write positive alternative stories. I seek to understand an individual's experience from an open and non-judging position, with empathy, sensitivity and kindness.
Is there anything else I should know about you?
I love yoga! As a qualified Yoga Teacher, I understand that the process of life experiences can impact the physical body through the holding of tensions and emotional blockages. Clinical psychology and yoga are complementary and share mutual benefits in their respective practice; the Eastern philosophies of yoga and mindfulness can be reflected through the use of mindfulness in therapeutic sessions.
What are your interests outside of psychology?
Aside from psychology and yoga, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, watching documentaries, discovering new music, visiting exhibitions and going on adventures!
Training, qualifications & experience
- Psychology and Sociology BSc (University of Leeds)
- Psychology postgraduate certificates (various modules) (City University)
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of Hertfordshire)
- Chartered Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol)
I am a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), the BPS Community Psychology section, and the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP). I have played an active role within the DCP, including contributing to policy and guidance at pre-training level, writing articles and presenting at conferences. I am also currently pursuing specialist training in Trauma work as well as advanced Narrative Therapy training.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
At The Oak Tree Practice, we offer a simple fee structure where the cost per session is the same for individuals, couples or families.
Psychological therapy (individual, couples, families): Between £100-£120 (50 minute session). Available face to face, skype, online chat and telephone.
I conduct face to face sessions from three locations in East Finchley, Kentish Town and Hackney. Home visits are available on request.
Please note that the fees above relate to the assessment session, as well as all subsequent sessions.
I am accredited with all major private healthcare insurance companies.
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