Dr Olivia Thrift, B.Sc (Hons) Psychology, PsychD, CPsychol
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist working in Godalming and available online via Skype. I work as a member of the team at The Psychology Company (www.thepsychologycompany.co.uk) with a network of Psychologists and therapy rooms in Godalming, Petersfield, Haywards Heath, Southampton and Southsea. We all also provide therapy over the telephone or on Skype, if appropriate.
The therapeutic approaches we specialise in include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion-Focused Therapy, Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour informed Therapy (DBT). These approaches help with a wide range of difficulties, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, fluctuating moods, trauma-based difficulties, personality disorders and problematic ways of managing emotions, such as binge eating, drinking and self-harm. We work with clients aged 17 and over.
I have worked with people in a variety of different settings and with a spectrum of psychological difficulties – from the most severe and complex to people seeking to understand themselves better. I spent a combined ten years as a senior psychologist in the NHS, prison service and private secure hospital, working with people with a range of presenting difficulties from diverse backgrounds. I currently work for The Psychology Company (www.thepsychologycompany.co.uk) on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday (during working hours) and the NHS the remaining two days of the week.
I, and the rest of the Psychologists at The Psychology Company, have chartered status with the British Psychological Society (BPS), are accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the regulatory body for psychologists in the UK and with leading private health-insurance companies, including BUPA.
In addition, I have completed the most advanced level training in Schema Therapy with the International Society for Schema Therapy (ISST) and am an ISST authorised Advanced Schema Therapist and Supervisor.
For more details on my experience and training, please visit: http://www.thepsychologycompany.co.uk/dr-olivia-thrift/.
Training, qualifications & experience
Practitioner Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (Psych.D); University of Surrey
B.Sc (Hons.) Psychology; University of Wales, Cardiff
Advanced Certification in Schema Therapy; International Society for Schema Therapy
Schema Therapy Trainer-Supervisor; Dr Joan Farrell and Dr Ida Shaw; International Society for Schema Therapy
Group Schema Therapy (Dr Joan Farrell and Dr Ida Shaw); International Society for Schema Therapy
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy; Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Treating PTSD during Dialectical Behaviour Therapy with High-Risk Clients; British Isles DBT Team
Advanced Skills Workshop in Compassion-Focused Therapy; Prof Paul Gilbert; University of Derby
Using Compassion Focused Therapy To Overcome The Legacy Of Childhood Trauma; Dr Deborah Lee; British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Compassion Focused Therapy for Anger: The True Strength Program; Prof Russell Kolts; University of Derby
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Core Skills Training; Dr Kristin Neff and Dr Christopher Germer; University of Derby
Compassionate Mind in Shame and Self-Attack; Dr Deborah Lee; British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Using Trauma-Focused CBT for PTSD; Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre
CBT for Eating Disorders; British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Recent Advances in OCD Treatment; British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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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.
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