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Dr Amani Zarroug

London, NW8
07850 052838 07850 052838 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a warm and empathic individual who is also professional and approachable. My experience in therapeutic work will provide you with a safe environment in which to explore any concerns and empower you to arrive at solutions.

Please read about my experience in the "Any other information" section below.

Training, qualifications & experience

Education and Professional Training

Academic Qualification    

Course/award title

Name of Awarding Institution

Course Duration

Year of completion or expected to complete and Result(class of degree)

Doctorate

Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

University of Hertfordshire

3 years

2011 - Pass

Diploma

Diploma in Psychology Conversion Course

London Metropolitan University

1 year

2006 - Pass

MSc

MSc in Cognitive Neuropsychology

Oxford Brookes University

2 years

2003 - Pass

BA

BA (Hons) in Psychology with Combined Studies

Richmond University

4 years

2000 – 2:1

Employment History

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Sept. 2013 to present date

Clinical Psychologist

Kids Company

Nov. 2011 to Aug. 2013

Clinical Psychologist and Placements Team Manager

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Sep. 2008 to Oct. 2011

Trainee Clinical Psychologist

The Huntercombe Group

April 2007 to April 2008

Assistant Psychologist

The Blenheim (Part of the Blenheim Priory Healthcare group)

Aug. 2004 to July 2005

Assistant Clinical Psychologist

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

HCPC

Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

Please phone me for an initial conversation. The first appointment would be a consultation where we could discuss options for the future.

Further information

Knowledge and qualifications

I obtained a professional doctoral qualification with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS foundation trust and hosted by the University of Hertfordshire. I also have a Masters degree in cognitive neuropsychology and a Bachelors degree in Psychology with combined studies. I am registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC), and I work as an independent and autonomous professional within the HCPC and British Psychological Society (BPS) Guidelines and organisational Policies and Procedures.

I have studied the following models of understanding and treating psychological difficulties; cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamic approaches, systemic and family therapy, personal construct therapy, mindfulness and narrative practices. I have also completed teaching on working across the life-span, health psychology, forensic settings, sexual heath, neuropsychology, bereavement, learning disabilities and contextual approaches.

I have also received advanced training in the use of more conventional therapeutic approaches, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic therapy and systemic therapy. However, I also trained in narrative and personal construct approaches and therefore I have a broad range of theoretical knowledge on which to formulate and intervene.

I have also completed training in neuropsychological assessments and I have experience of using these with clients across the lifespan and with a variety of presenting difficulties. This includes developing skills in sensitivity informing clients and carers of the results of such assessments and subsequent care plan issues.

I believe that systematic assessment drawing on a range of perspectives is vital in contributing to a useful formulation of psychological distress, which I always view as being a work in progress. The consideration of a number of diversity issues such as gender, age, race, ability, class, culture, education, sexuality, ethnicity and religion informs and develops my formulations and clinical practice.

Experience

I have 15 years experience of working with clients on a number of mental health issues.  These include anxiety, depression, existential life circumstances, bereavement and loss, gender and sexuality identity issues, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, couple and relationship work and general life transitions.

I also have significant experience of applying clinical psychology within different cultural contexts. Many of my clients have experienced a wide range of emotional, physical and mental trauma, which subsequently impacts on their daily functioning and also their ability to communicate their emotional needs. As a second generation immigrant who is fluent in Arabic and English, I am sensitive to the nuances of cultural norms and expectations. Being bilingual and having lived in such diverse places as Libya, the UK and Sudan, I have developed flexibility of perspective and a sensitivity that enables me to put aside my own biases and appreciate the views of others.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages English and Arabic

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Availability

Flexible

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Dr Amani Zarroug

Dr Amani Zarroug