Dr. Sidrah Muntaha, Chartered Clinical Psychologist & Supervisor
Have you become aware of factors that may be impacting negatively on your mental health? Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or relationship issues, I would be able to help you to understand these better and develop ways of coping that enable you to live a more fulfilling life. I have experience of helping people who have gone through adverse life experiences including abuse & trauma. I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and techniques from third wave CBT approaches such as mindfulness to help you manage your difficulties & develop a more healthy way of appraising yourself and relating to others.
Therapy is most effective when there is a good rapport between you and your therapist. If you would like to get a sense of how I work, please contact me for an initial discussion of your needs. If after that you feel you might benefit from working with me, I would be happy to arrange an initial consultation during which we would develop a treatment plan and agree on the therapy style that would best suit you.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, regulated by HCPC and offer assessment and therapy for anxiety, depression, and other mental health difficulties in adults. With a number of years of experience working across NHS trusts and private sector, I also offer consultation, workshops, training and supervision. My affiliations include the following:
- Member of British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Division of Clinical Psychology
- Member of the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Faculty for Management & Leadership.
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)
- Accredited Clinical Supervisor, Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS)
- British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) Clinician and Registered Practitioner
- Approved Clinician for BUPA, AXA PPP and other major healthcare insurers.
- Certificate in Third Wave Cognitive Behavioural Approaches
- Certificate in Cognitive Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Certificate in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
"I wanted to express my deep gratitude for delivering such a brilliant, meaningful workshop with the Hopscotch participants in December.” (Daniel, Director, Camden People’s Theatre, London 2020 )
"Sidrah listened to me in a way that no one in my life ever has. First day she listened, then she said a few things which took me back because it was true... It was only 4 months. But in that time, it felt like years of therapy because I became like a new person, with different ways of thinking." -(Anonymous, Female, 36, London)
"Thank you Sidrah! I have learnt so much from you. Thank you so much for your kind words, your non-judgmental stance and your belief in me" - (Anonymous, Female, 27, Essex)
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.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
WHAT I OFFER
I am trained in a number of therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) including post graduate CPD training in Acceptance and Commitment Based Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy. I am also trained in Systemic Therapy & Psychodynamic Therapy, aspects of which I use where appropriate. I adopt a relational approach where suitable, particularly for complex & enduring difficulties where there may be ambivalence around accessing support, distrust of authority figures and attachment disruptions in early childhood which may manifest in the therapist/client relationship. I will offer an evidence based but flexible approach to your treatment which may involve the option of reading material or completing tasks outside of therapy as part of your treatment. However, this would depend on your individual needs, preferences and choice, all of which would be considered from the outset.
SOUTH WOODFORD CLINIC
- My fees start at £100 for consultations and individual sessions. I also provide psychological formulations as part of treatment and assessment reports/ treatment plans at an additional fee if requested. If you are self-funding and are not able to afford private clinical psychology rates, please contact me to arrange a reduced fee one-off consultation* to help you consider other options for therapeutic support including arts psychotherapies and free NHS resources. I offer reduced rate supervision for psychologists and counsellors who wish to incorporate arts/music/creativity in CBT practice.
- I am recognised by several major healthcare insurance companies including BUPA, AVIVA, HEALIX, WPA and AXA PPP. Please contact your provider to ensure that they will cover your fees for psychological therapy.
* Subject to availability & requires pre-payment 24 hours prior to appointment.
I offer supervision to qualified Counsellors and Clinical/Counselling Psychologists. Please see my supervisor's profile for more information. I offer reduced rate supervision for therapists interested in using arts/music in CBT practice.
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- Making sense of psychosis
- Social relationships and emotional separation
- Shopping for a therapist - some clinical considerations
- The Messiness of Emotional Pain
- Behind the mask of macho men
- Loss of a loved one: Losing aspects of ourselves
- Talking to a Stranger: Anxieties about Seeing a Therapist
- Early Attachment & Emotional Regulation