Dr Shilpa Sreenath
As a Mental Health Professional, my foundations lie in the principles of Humanistic psychology.
I work in a flexible, collaborative way and strive towards an egalitarian therapeutic alliance.
Within the therapeutic process, I pay attention to the client's narrative of sociocultural and familial DNA and influences. By working through these life experiences, I facilitate clients to weave in (or reframe) their learnings into shaping a more congruent present, one that reorients their life towards self-care, authenticity and connectedness.
Based on the client's specific needs, I apply Therapeutic approaches such Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Therapy and Clinical Hypnotherapy. When relevant, I also draw from my knowledge of 1. Attachment Theory 2. Polyvagal Theory 3. Transactional Analysis and 4. Schema Theory. This supports a deeper understanding of the client's distress and helps the me deliver more personalised support.
I enjoy integrating the knowledge of various modalities but I always aim at keeping the therapeutic process simple, client-centred and outcome-focussed.
Training, qualifications & experience
• July 2005 – April 2007
Master of Science: M.Sc in Psychology (Clinical)
Christ University, Bangalore, India
• September 2007 – September 2008
Counselling Studies (COSCA Accredited)
Master of Science in Counselling Studies: M.Sc
Foci: Person Centred Approaches; Psychodynamic Approaches
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
• September 2011 – September 2014
Counselling Psychology (BPS Accredited)
Practitioner Doctorate in Counselling Psychology: D.Psych
Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow
• March 2018 – December 2018
Solution Focussed Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma: H.P.D
Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training, Edinburgh
• October 2020 – April 2021
Mindfulness Teacher (BPS Approved)
Practitioner-Teacher Training Certificate
UK College of Mindfulness Meditation, Mindfulness Now, Oxford
• April 2021 – ongoing
Certification is Schema Therapy
Schema Therapy Training Australia
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.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I understand that authentic disclosure and dialogue requires an environment which is emotionally safe and physically comfortable for the client.
With recent improvements in videoconferencing technology, there are fewer differences between the experience of a video session and an in-person session.
At Flow Psychology, I also offer effective Online Therapy, ensuring that our professional values are demonstrated in all aspects of the virtual therapeutic experience. It is paramount that you feel just as understood, connected and cared for, in an online session as you would in a clinic-based (in-person) session.