Dr Nermin Murat
Do you feel like life is getting on top of you? Is your mood getting in the way of the life you want to lead? Perhaps you are struggling with mental health difficulties or to deal with events that has occurred in your life and your usual ways of coping just aren't working as well as they used to? As a clinical psychologist I have specialist experience in working with a range of life difficulties and mental health diagnoses to support you to make changes inline with the life that you want to lead.
I have extensive experience working in a number of NHS and Private Health Provider settings. I will work alongside you to help you understand the difficulties that you are having and address these in a way that fits with you as an individual. I have knowledge that is proven to help and, along with your expertise on your experiences, my aim is that together we will find a way of understanding the challenges you are facing and tailor what we do to you.
How I work
I work with a number of evidence-based models and will keep you informed every step of the way about ideas for what might be helpful and how we might implement these. Seeking therapy can be scary, as often is the case when we are trying something new where we might feel vulnerable. It can also be highly rewarding, producing positive change. My commitment is to be alongside you, providing a safe, confidential space that is non-judgemental.
I offer a free 15 minute initial phone or video consultation to help you decide whether you would like to go ahead and book an initial appointment. Appointments are 55 minutes and the first one will begin with spending time gaining an in-depth understanding of what you would like support with and recommendations for a treatment plan. Weekly sessions have been shown to be most effective but we can discuss the frequency that best suits you.
What clients say about me
I am passionate about the work that I do and feel privileged to be someone that people I work with describe as warm, down to earth, compassionate and easy to work with. I am open and transparent and will work at your pace bringing my 20 year’s experience working in mental health to reduce your distress and support you to reach your personalised goals.
Where to go from here
I would love to hear from you to discuss what it is you would like support with and what you hope to gain from therapy. I am also happy to think with you about any questions you might have about the process. Please feel free to contact me via email at DrNerminMurat@gmail.com or via phone on 07864 664487. I always aim to respond within a short space of time so if I miss your call please leave a message and I'll get back to you asap.
Training, qualifications & experience
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology - University of Hertfordshire
MSc Mental Health Studies - IOPPN, Kings College London
BSc Psychology - University of Westminster
Post-graduate certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis - IOPPN, Kings College London
Advanced skills workshop in Compassion Focused Therapy
Behavioural Family Therapy Certificate
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Certificate
Acceptance Commitment Therapy Training - Various
Motivational Interviewing Certificate
Supervisor Training/Supervising CBT/CBTp - Oxford University
I have 20 years experience working in the mental health field in various settings across the age range and 10 years specifically working as a clinical psychologist with children, teenagers and adults. I currently work in the NHS as well as in private practice. I work in an integrative way drawing on my training and experience of using a range of evidence based models to fit the treatment plan and approach to you as an individual, and to your specific needs. The models that I use most frequently are CBT, Compassion Focused Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Cost per Session: £100+
Please contact me to discuss fees/concessions. My fees reflect my profession, experience and qualifications so you may find that they are higher than some other types of practitioners.
Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash, Paypal
Accepted Insurance Plans (others can be considered):
Weekday early mornings & evenings.
Daytime Monday's & Friday's
Memberships: HCPC/British Psychological Society - Chartered Member