Dr Mayowa Aina, Clinical Psychologist

Dr Mayowa Aina, Clinical Psychologist

Lily House
11 The Shrubberies
George Lane
London
E18 1BD

Longcroft House
2-8 Victoria Avenue
London
EC2M 4NS

020 7112 8834

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About me

Welcome!

About me

The first thing to say is that I am a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). As a Clinical Psychologist, I am trained to a doctoral level to deliver researched and evidence-based therapy from a variety of therapeutic models. This allows me to tailor therapy to your individual needs.

How is a Clinical Psychologist different?

Clinical Psychologists train to a doctoral level in a range of therapies, including CBT and DBT.  This allows us to tailor therapy to your specific needs, no manuals! A particular skill for Clinical Psychologists is our training in understanding what is going on for you and why. By being aware of why we are struggling, we can then make steps to overcome those difficulties.  Counsellors and Psychotherapists are also qualified therapeutic practitioners but are generally trained in one therapeutic model and not to doctoral level. They do not always offer skills to help you make changes. Psychiatrists are also doctors but they work with people experiencing mental health difficulties using medications to help manage these difficulties rather than talking therapies.

Why do people choose to have therapy?

People look into therapy for a variety of reasons including psychological, emotional, personal or relational difficulties. I am passionate about understanding each person as an individual and tailoring therapy to their unique needs. I have trained in a breadth of psychological models, which allows me to adapt therapy appropriately by selecting the aspects that will be most helpful to you.

My Values

I value creating a safe space where people can share and explore their experiences. I feel that this is crucial because it allows people to move towards their full potential and to feel supported to make choices about the valued directions they would like to move forward in. This flexible and collaborative approach to the therapeutic relationship is so important because it enables the client to become empowered and to move towards a richer and more fulfilling experience of life.

What to expect from your therapy sessions

I work to provide a safe, contained and confidential space on a weekly basis in which you can share the difficulties you want to work on, at a pace, you feel comfortable, so we can work together towards understanding and change in the direction of your values.

The first session is the assessment and will be slightly longer than a normal session at 90 minutes. This is to give enough time to explore what you have come to therapy for, what you have tried in the past, what helped and what didn't help. At the end of this session, I will try and make some recommendations around what may be most helpful for you. Following our meeting, I'll summarise our conversation in a letter which I will email to you.

After the assessment session, the sessions will be 50-55 minutes. Each person I work with is very different so it is difficult to predict how many sessions will be needed. From a personal therapeutic perspective, my aim is only to work with a person for as long as it is helpful and to empower the person to leave therapy with the skills they need.

Taking the next steps

I appreciate that looking for a therapist can feel a bit overwhelming and confusing. I hope the information above will help to answer some of your questions but if you would like to know more, please contact me in confidence via our team at Avenue Therapies by email or phone (020 7112 8834).

Training, qualifications & experience

My Experience

I have worked in psychological services since 2007 supporting adolescents and adults to understand, manage, change and thrive in their mental health and wellbeing. I have experience working with a broad range of personal development issues and difficulties, relationship and relational problems, mental health and ill health and clinical health difficulties. These include difficulties such as anxiety (OCD, Phobias, and Panic), low mood, emotion regulation difficulties, trauma and psychosis. I also have experience of supporting people with relationship difficulties, stress, adjustment to illness (for example coming to terms with a cancer diagnosis), bereavement and life stage transitions.

Qualifications

Doctor of Clinical Psychology - University of East London - 2012-2015

BSc Psychology (Hons) 2:1 - 2004-2007

CBTp Top Up Workshop Certificate - 2016-17

Supervisor Training -2016

Family Intervention for Psychosis (PgCert) - 2016

Therapeutic Engagement (Object Relations and Mindfulness Approaches) - 2012

Certificate in Community Mental Health Care - 2010

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

HCPC

Fees

We provide a bespoke service that is designed to meet the needs of you, the individual, our charges vary depending on the nature of the assessment and any subsequent treatment. For a 90 minute therapy assessment fees range from £85 to £140.  Individual sessions range from £65 to £110 and are usually 50 minutes with time for admin at the end of the appointment. Some of our therapist do offer concessions. We are always happy to discuss costs with you and are committed to try to make Clinical Psychology and psychological therapy as accessible as possible.

Please get in touch with us if you would like to find out more either by email (therapy@avenuetherapies.com) or phone (020 7112 8834) via the professional and discrete team at Avenue Therapies.

Further information

As I mentioned above, I work as part of a larger practice called Avenue Therapies. This is great as we have a range of therapists to suit many different difficulties and can often be more flexible to when you want to be seen.

We also offer Asperger / Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) assessment, diagnosis and support (http://www.avenuetherapies.com/autism-assessment) and Occupational Therapy (http://www.avenuetherapies.com/occupational-therapy).

Maps & Directions

London, E18 1BD
London, EC2M 4NS

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

Daytime, evenings and weekends

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Couples
Families