Dr N. Dedani Dlodlo

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Counselling Psychologist, DPsych
Available for new clients
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London, Greater London, SW9 8DA
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Approach and Background

As a Counselling Psychologist, I aim to create a secure and empathetic space for individuals and couples to explore and overcome their emotional challenges. I have a special interest in working with individuals and couples who have experienced complex trauma, anxiety, depression, workplace issues, and relationship dynamics, to facilitate a process of healing that helps achieve resilience and change.

I am skilled in offering trauma-focused therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Couples Therapy and I am able to draw on Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) skills. I take an integrative approach, making use of various therapeutic skills according to clients’ needs. In so doing, I work to foster an environment where clients feel empowered to engage in deep self-exploration and implement practical strategies that promote personal growth, enhance relationships, and lead to lasting psychological well-being.

In each session, I am attentive to the dynamics of the therapeutic relationship itself, which I view as a fundamental element of the healing process. I believe that a strong and authentic therapeutic relationship is key to facilitating meaningful change and often the most significant predictor of therapy outcomes.

Specialty Areas

  • Trauma-Focused Therapy: Helping clients heal from past traumas, fostering resilience and empowerment.
  • Anxiety and Mood Difficulties: Utilizing evidence-based strategies to manage symptoms and enhance life quality.
  • Attachment Difficulties: Specialising in strategies that enhance attachment security, fostering healthier relationships and emotional resilience
  • Employment Issues: Assisting clients with workplace stress, career transitions, and burnout.
  • Couples Therapy: Facilitating improved communication and conflict resolution to strengthen relationships.

Availability and Fees

  • I offer therapy sessions in flexible formats to suit various needs and am available to offer sessions both in-person and online.
  • I accommodate weekly, or fortnightly sessions, with specific times available upon inquiry.
  • I currently am able to offers in-person sessions on Mondays between 2:30-8:30pm and on Tuesday 7pm-9pm. More information about additional online sessions slots are available on request
  • I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation followed by an initial consultation, available in person or online.
  • Initial consultations and ongoing therapy sessions are offered at a standard fee of £120 for individual psychological sessions and £150 for couples therapy sessions.

What next?

Take the first step towards healing and personal growth by reaching out for a confidential consultation. Your journey to emotional well-being starts here.

I'd very happy to offer you a free 15 minute initial consultation over the phone. During this call, we can think together about your particular needs or hopes for therapy at the moment and agree on appropriate next steps together.

Please email me on drdedanidlodlo@gmail.com so we can arrange a convenient time to speak. 

I look forward to hearing from you and commend you for taking these first steps. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

I bring a decade of experience in diverse mental health settings such as the NHS, schools, and local councils, complemented by a strong academic background. I have expertise in psychological assessments and therapeutic interventions, which allow me the skills and confidence to work with a wide range of psychological issues affecting individuals, adults, families and couples.

I initially engaged with adult clients within primary care mental health services and the progressed to working in secondary care settings with clients who presented with complex and severe mental health challenges. By 2017, my focus shifted to CAMHS, where I supported children and families, collaborating closely with social workers, schools and foster carers. My role often involved working with young people who faced significant trauma, including those from disrupted family environments and asylum-seeking backgrounds. Subsequently, I progressed to supervising and coordinating a mental health support team to enhance the support structures for staff, students and families. I currently work with Camden Local Authority to support young adults at risk of criminal and sexual exploitation, addressing their needs related to complex trauma through psychological therapy and professional consultation. I also work in private practice offering support to individuals and couples using the approaches described above.

With experience working with couples in private practice, as well as experience of systemic therapy in the NHS with children, families and couples, I welcome both individual and couples interested in addressing difficulties related to complex trauma, attachment difficulties and relationship dynamics.

I am registered with the Health Care and Professionals Council (HCPC) whose code of ethics I abide by.

Education

KINGS COLLEGE LONDON 
Postgraduate Certificate: CYP-IAPT Supervision, 2022

CITY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON 
Doctorate of Psychology: Counselling Psychology, 2018

UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON
Master of Science: Psychology, 2014

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE
Bachelor of Science: Nursing, 2010
 
Qualifications and registration

Counselling Psychology, DPsych
CYP-IAPT Supervision, PG Cert
HCPC Registration

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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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.

Fees

£120.00 - £150.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Individual psychological sessions

I am able to offer a free 15 minute consultation. Once we agree to work with one another, standard sessions are 50 minutes long. 

Session fees are on a sliding scale. I am very happy to discuss costs and come to an agreement together. I am also able to offer concessions to students, refugees or low-income clients. 

Please get in touch so we can discuss session fees.

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
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I currently am able to offers in-person sessions in Brixton on Mondays between 2:30-8:30pm and on Tuesday 7pm-9pm. Information about additional online slots are available on request

The Brixton Practice, Studio 2, Tunstall Studios, 34-44 Tunstall Road, London, Greater London, SW9 8DA

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Couples

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom
Google Meet

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Dr N. Dedani Dlodlo
Dr N. Dedani Dlodlo