Dr Gita Robson (ClinPsyD)

Dr Gita Robson (ClinPsyD)

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Regus Management UK Ltd
Unit G37b
Market Walk
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF1 1QR

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Regus Management UK Ltd
Unit G37b
Market Walk
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF1 1QR

About me

My name is Gita and I am a Clinical Psychologist.

How can I help you?

Individual Therapy

My therapeutic approach is compassionate, yet also grounded in the most recent scientific evidence for therapeutic change. My ultimate aim is to reduce psychological distress, enhance and promote physical and emotional wellbeing. I do this by starting with a comprehensive assessment, which includes listening to your story; what has brought you to therapy, what difficulties you are having and finding out what you would like to be different as a result of seeing a Clinical Psychologist. I will help you to make sense of your difficulties and together we can then develop a treatment plan designed to help you to meet your goals.

As a Clinical Psychologist I am trained to treat a range of emotional health conditions using a diverse set of therapeutic techniques. In the first instance I can offer Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), a NICE recommended treatment for common difficulties such as anxiety and depression. However, I know that CBT isn’t the right approach for everyone. We all have a different experience of mental health and so it is important that we work together to identify and apply the right therapeutic approach for your needs.

In addition to CBT I offer several alternative therapeutic approaches including third-wave cognitive therapies, such as Mindfulness and Compassion Focussed Therapy. I am also able to draw on my skills in Systemic Therapy and Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy, to help people who may benefit from these approaches.

I mainly work with adults who are feeling stressed or worried, including people with anxiety disorders such as panic. I also offer therapeutic intervention to people with depression, low mood, or low self-esteem. In addition, a specialist area that I work into is physical health. In this context I work with people who have physical health problems, including acute and long term conditions (e.g. diabetes, kidney disease, COPD, cardiac or respiratory problems). Therapy work may focus on coming to terms with a diagnosis or managing a long-term health condition, for example. I also work with patients who have medically unexplained symptoms and pain.

Groups

In addition to individual therapy I also facilitate wellbeing groups in the local area. These small groups are aimed at people who would like to learn more about emotional wellbeing including skills and tips on developing and maintaining ‘healthy mental health’. Please get in touch for details.

Training: For Health or Care Staff

I can design and deliver bespoke training packages to teams and staff groups. For clinical staff, these sessions have included training on specific conditions or therapeutic skills e.g. mindfulness for children, supporting treatment concordance, motivational interviewing. For non-clinical staff, I am available to deliver sessions on emotional wellbeing in the workplace with a view to reduce staff burnout and associated sickness related absence.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester, 2016
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Nottingham, 2015
  • Master of Research Methods, University of Manchester, 2008
  • Batchelor of Science with Honors in Psychology, University of Huddersfield, 2006

Experience

Prior to training as a Clinical Psychologist I spent a number of years engaged in post-qualification research alongside clinical work, mainly in secure settings. My PhD took 6 years to complete in total and involved working with high-risk offenders with severe mental health problems, such as personality disorder and psychosis.

Since qualifying however my focus has shifted towards the health of the general population. Specifically, I have developed an interest in physical health conditions and have spent the last 2 years working with people who have physical and mental health problems. This has included people diagnosed or awaiting a diagnosis for cancer or managing the impact of a long-term condition such as kidney disease. More recently my clinical work has involved working with people with complex physical and mental health problems such as unexplained pain.

Training

Post-qualification I have been continuing with professional development through attendance at a number of workshops including Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy (2017), Brief Solution-Focused Therapy (2017), Introduction to Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (2018) and Explain Pain (2019).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

HCPC

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Health conditions such as cancer, kidney disease, pain, respiratory and cardiac problems.

Fees

Self-funding clients: £70 per 55 minute individual therapy session.

Maps & Directions

Wakefield, WF1 1QR

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Yes

Wakefield clinic - lift to first-floor

Availability

Wakefield Clinic: Mondays 9am - 5pm. Skype appointments also available on weekday evenings.

Types of client

Adults