Dr Natasha Sarkissian
I am an experienced and fully qualified Clinical Psychologist based in North London. I offer high quality psychological interventions that are supportive and collaborative, and offer a warm and open space for you to safely explore your difficulties. My passion is to help people realise their potential through greater understanding of how to manage their emotional wellbeing.
Emotional difficulties are commonplace, and most of time resolve without professional help. However, sometimes the challenges encountered in life can feel overwhelming, or can stop you making progress or doing things you enjoy. I specialise in helping people overcome a wide range of problems, including anxiety, depression, stress and sleeping problems. With over 16 years of experience of working both in the NHS and in private practice, I am passionate about helping individuals make meaningful changes to their lives. I use an integrative approach to therapy dependant on your unique needs, using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness techniques to help clients lead more emotionally fulfilling lives. I work alongside my clients in helping them to understand their emotional difficulties and make sense of their experiences, and identify pathways to change. Together, we work through gentle and practical ways of managing difficult thoughts and feelings, whilst ensuring we are connecting the work that we do with their own life values.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology (BSc. Hons) at Southampton University
- Master of Science in Health Psychology (MSc. Hons) at Southampton University
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy, C.Psychol) at University College London (UCL)
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) from the Oxford Mindfulness Centre
I am registered with the HCPC as a Clinical Psychologist and am a Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).
I am trained in a number of different therapeutic approaches. This means that I work in an integrative way, drawing from a number of different approaches depending on what you hope to gain from your sessions. I have worked with individuals, groups and organisations across my career in a variety of settings and am experienced in helping people with a wide variety of difficulties. I have worked with adults and young people who experience psychological and emotional difficulties to varying degrees, some mild/moderate, and some severe.
I also provide clinical supervision to Psychologists and other therapists, as well as reflective support groups to organisations.
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