Mahwash Gaba AFBPsS, CPsychol
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I am also a Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Practitioner. I have over 18 years experience of providing assessment and psychological therapies.
I work with adults and adolesecents to help them make sense of their difficulties so they understand their experience better and make better sense of their behaviours and emotions with a new perspective.
The new Jointly created understanding helps clients to feel more in control and helps resolve or manage the psychological impact of their difficulties on their lives. This leads to clients feeling more hopeful and motivated to make progress and also helping themselves to move on rather than feeling 'stuck' and distressed in their particular situations.
Training, qualifications & experience
As I am a Clinical Psychologist, my approach is informed by a range of therapeutic interventions. These include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness.
For helping people to managing their intense and difficult emotions I offer Emotional Coping Skills training which uses aspects of Dialectical Behaviour therapy.
I am also a registered CAT practitioner and use Cognitive Analytic Therapy for more clinically complex presentations.
I am registered with British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist.
I work in private practice and also for the NHS where I work for a psychological therapies services within a Community Mental Health Team (CMHT).
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.
The Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy
The Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT) is a registered charity. They welcome members of the public, health professionals, ACAT accredited professionals, and anyone interested in finding out more about CAT. They list CAT practitioners.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£80 - £100 per hour.
I am willing to offer discounts to students, retired persons or those with difficult financial circumstances
I am registered with AXA-PPP and take on clients from them on a regular basis.
In addition to English, I can converse fluently in Urdu and Punjabi as well.