Dr Charis Green
Bsc (hons) DClinPsy
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Hello - I am Dr Charis Green, a Clinical Psychologist and Equine Assisted Therapist with 10 years experience working within mental health in the NHS. I know how powerful therapy is, and I also know how animals can help in making therapy feel safer and easier to engage with. I have developed Beyond the Clinic Room to offer Equine and Canine Assisted Psychological Therapies, combining the therapeutic power of animals, in nature, with the high level of knowledge and experience of a Clinical Psychologist. At the heart of my approach is building safe relationships and trauma informed care, for both our clients and animals.
In partnership with a horse, I take things at your pace, to explore things when you are ready, using ground based Equine Assisted Psychotherapy models, alongside adapted Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). I also have a trained therapy dog.
I am based in a beautiful, rural setting in the countryside on the outskirts of Faversham, Kent (close by to Whitstable and Canterbury), and have a flexible therapy space that can facilitate indoor and outdoor therapy, with or without horses.
I am highly passionate about engaging young people in therapy, and specialise in working with adolescents who have experienced trauma. Young people's strengths are often lost amongst complex difficulties; I aim to provide a safe space for young people to find these again. I look forward to meeting you or someone that you care about.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been a qualified Clinical Psychologist for 5 years, and have worked in mental health in the NHS for 10 years. Becoming a Clinical Psychologist involves completing an undergraduate degree in Psychology, gaining clinical experience, and then completing a three year clinical doctorate in the NHS. Clinical Psychologist is a protected title, and can only be used by those registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
My clinical background and experience has been working with adolescents with complex mental health difficulties, often who have experienced trauma, and who have struggled to engage in traditional therapy. I have significant experience in working with Looked After young people, and neurodivergent young people. I have significant knowledge and experience in working with developmental and relational trauma, and aim to provide both a trauma informed and trauma focused service.
Post qualification, I have gained additional specialist training and experience in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, alongside clinical models gained during my training, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). I have specialised in making therapy more accessible for young people who (for many understandable reasons) are highly reluctant to engage.
Alongside running Beyond the Clinic Room, I practice as a Clinical Psychologist on an adolescent mental health ward in the NHS, where I work alongside therapy dog Jara. I also act as an expert witness for family court, completing psychological assessments for adolescents who are at risk, and have complex mental health difficulties.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Adolescent Mental Health; Depression; Anxiety; Developmental and relational trauma; PTSD; Attachment difficulties; Looked After young people; Neurodivergent young people.
£125.00 per session
Session fees are £125 per 50 minute session.
Indoor therapy sessions can be covered by BUPA.