Dr Samantha Baradhi (CPsychol) Counselling Psychologist & Psychosexual Therapist
Dr Samantha Baradhi - Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist.
I am registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and abide by the ethics and principles of the British Psychological Society (BPS) as a Chartered Psychologist and the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) as a Senior-Accredited Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist.
I can offer psychological therapy that includes; Schema Therapy, EMDR, CBT, Psychosexual & Relationship therapy to adults, couples and young people above the age of 14 years and have been established here at The Broughty Practice, Dundee since 2006.
Psychological therapy gives an opportunity to focus on your difficulties as you see them in a safe, therapeutic and helpful way. The aim is to gain deeper insight into psychological distress and improve psychological wellbeing by focusing on emotional and behavioural change to unhelpful life patterns. As a counselling psychologist, therapy is integrative, relational and attachment focused. I have a special interest in schema therapy which focuses on understanding how early life experiences and attachments have contributed to emotional and relational difficulties that can be long-standing and complex. A thorough psychological assessment, a humanistic stance and in depth formulation underpin the therapy relationship, while an integration of therapeutic models allows me to work with each individual's specific needs.
I am fortunate to have training and experience in several core psychological modalities;
- Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapy (CBT)
- Schema Therapy (Accreditation Pending with the ISST)
- Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
- Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR for adults and young people - Levels 1, 2 and 3)
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Compassion-Focused Psychotherapy (CFT)
- Cognitive Behaviour Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) for chronic or persistent depression
- Systemic Family & Couple Therapy
- Humanistic Person Centred Therapy
For further details please visit www.dundeepsychologist.co.uk.
I am a COSRT senior-accredited psychosexual & relationship therapist with extensive experience of working with sexual and relationship difficulties across the life span.
Sexual difficulties can affect anybody at any stage of life causing distress, anxiety and relationship problems. Psychosexual Therapy is a unique and effective form of psychotherapy which focuses on helping people overcome sexual problems.
- It may be that you never seem to be in the mood for sex anymore (Low Sexual Desire).
- You might be finding sex painful and this has caused you to avoid it altogether, or it has made intercourse impossible to achieve (Dyspareunia or Vaginisimus)
- Sexual arousal may be difficult to attain or maintain resulting in problems getting or maintaining an erection (for men) or lubricating enough to make sex pleasurable (for women) (Erection Difficulties or Arousal Disorder).
- Orgasm happens rapidly, long before you would like it to or does not happen at all (Rapid Ejaculation or Inhibited Ejaculation).
- There has been a general breakdown in your sexual relationship and you don't know how to get it started again.
- Sex is surrounded by fear and uncontrollable anxiety (Trauma, Sexual Aversion or Phobias).
- You may want to explore your sexual and/or gender identity.
Sex therapy is for adults of all ages, whether heterosexual, bisexual, lesbian or gay; single people and couples who are married, cohabiting or living separately.
You do not have to be in a current relationship to benefit from psychosexual therapy, but if you are currently in a relationship you will benefit most from coming along together. The first step is an assessment where we can meet and talk through the problems you are experiencing before deciding the best way forward.
Psychosexual therapy is a talking therapy where both the physical and psychological aspects of the sexual difficulty will be considered, however, you will be given tasks to do in the privacy of your own home. These 'homework' sessions are an important part of the programme and are designed specifically to alleviate anxiety, build confidence and to help bring about lasting change. I work integratively, combining cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) with humanistic and systemic psychological approaches to suit each unique couple or individual and I strive to keep my practice informed by the most recent and relevant research in the area. I have a special interest in schema therapy for both couples and individuals.
Seeking help with a sexual problem can be hard to do. It can seem much easier to ignore it and hope it will resolve itself. Sometimes it may, but in those cases where it does not there is professional help available. "I wish we had done this sooner" is a phrase I hear often.
Clinical Supervision & Consultancy
My details can be found on the British Psychological Society’s Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS). This is an online search facility for those searching for a psychology supervisor and is designed to recognise psychologists with specific training and experience in supervision.
Dr Baradhi is based at The Broughty Practice for Osteopathic Medicine, an established independent healthcare practice in the centre of Broughty Ferry, just outside Dundee.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Doctorate (DPsych) in Counselling Psychology (Glasgow Caledonian University) 2016
- Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy (Relate Central, Rugby) 2006.
- BSc (Hons) Psychology (Goldsmiths College, University of London) 1998
Further Professional Training
- Schema Therapy Certification/Accreditation (Schema Therapy Scotland)
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) (Steven Hayes)
- Trauma-Focused Psychotherapy (NHS Scotland)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR - Parts 1, 2 & 3 - Sandi Richman)
- EMDR with Children & Adolescents (Level 1 Europe Accredited Training - Susan Darker-Smith)
- Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy - CBASP (Dundee University)
- Mindfulness Group Facilitation (Stanton Psychological Services)
- Certificate in Clinical Supervision (Accredited by the British Psychological Society)
- Foundation in Family Therapy & Systemic Practice (Family Therapy Training Network, Glasgow)
- Systemic Couple Therapy (Relate Central, Rugby)
- Sexual Crucible Therapy Masterclasses (David Schnarch & Ruth Morehouse, London)
- Certificate in Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapy (Porterbrook NHS Clinic, Sheffield)
- Foundation in Psychodynamic Marital Psychotherapy (London Marriage Guidance)
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
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.
College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists
COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.
All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£85 per hourly session for individual self-funded appointments.
£90 per hourly session for couple self-funded appointments.
If a third party has to be involved at any point, the fee will be higher and will be determined on a case by case basis. Third parties may, for example, be insurance or rehabilitation companies, Employee Assistance Programme providers, training organisations, employers, statutory or legal bodies.
Our chartered membership reflects the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise. It is our gold standard, demonstrating a commitment to professional development and high ethical standards of practice, teaching and research. Our chartered members are entitled to use the designation 'CPsychol'.