I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with a diverse background, having worked in the NHS, academia, and the charity sector. I approach my clinical work from a compassionate perspective, mindful of how difficult it can be to speak openly about struggling. I work to provide a safe therapeutic environment in which clients can be heard, understood and contemplate change.
I am experienced in working with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, shame, self-criticism, low self-esteem, perfectionism, relationship difficulties, eating disorders and abuse amongst other issues.
In clinical work, I carefully balance focussing on the ways in which our past influences our present difficulties while providing structured therapy to help you develop the practical tools needed to work through your current situation. I also work to help you develop a greater freedom to pursue a future in line with your personal values and goals.
My preferred therapies include (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and psychodynamic approaches. In using these therapies, I aim to help my clients regulate intense emotions, manage distressing situations and enhance their interpersonal relationships all while maintaining a sense of safety and security.
I am originally from Canada and moved to the UK in 2009. I earned my doctorate degree from the University of Oxford. Before qualifying as a clinical psychologist, I worked for many years as a social worker, researcher, and educator. I now work in both the NHS and private practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
- DClinPsy | Doctor Clinical Psychology | Oxford University
- MSc | Social Psychology | London School of Economics
- PGDip | Psychology | London South Bank University
- BSW | Social Work | McGill University, Canada
- BA | Human Geography | McGill University, Canada
I currently work with adults in both the NHS and Private Practice. I trained at the Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training and Research at the University of Oxford. My clinical work during the training included children and adolescents; eating disorders; adult mental health in inpatient forensic settings; older adults, grief, and bereavement; learning disabilities; and survivors of childhood abuse.
I also completed an MSc in Social Psychology at the London School of Economics and a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology from London South Bank University. Before moving to the UK from Canada in 2009, I completed two Bachelor's degrees at McGill University, including a Bachelor of Social Work.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£110.00 per session
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
£110 for individual sessions or online
Private Insurance Accepted: Axa, Aviva, Cigna, Vitality WPA, Healix.
Full fee schedule visit my website: https://www.harrisonpsychologygroup.com/fees
Tue, Wed, Thurs evening hours after 5pm
- Affirmatively working with LGBT+ identified clients and related struggles
- Affirmatively working with clients in a poly & non-monogamous relationships
- Experienced in working with adult students, young adults, and young professionals
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