Dr. Tanya Augustine, Counselling Psychologist
Norwich Wellbeing Centre
15 Chapel Field East
Hello and welcome to my page.
I am Chartered Counselling Psychologist with 17 years experience of working in the mental health sector and 8 years working as a qualified psychologist.
I have been working as a Counselling Psychologist since 2009 and have worked across a number of NHS settings. This includes providing a psychology service in GP practices, working in a Community Mental Health Team, a Psychological Therapies service and a specialist Crisis Intervention Service. Alongside my NHS work I have also been working in private practice since 2011.
My therapeutic approach
My approach to therapy is always collaborative and therefore I tend to draw on a range of therapies to best suit each individuals needs. During my training and subsequence experience working in the NHS and private practice, I have gained a thorough knowledge and understanding of Attachment/ Psychodynamic informed therapy, Mindfulness Based Approaches, Compassion Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Therapy may involve working on a clearly defined problem area and may be time-limited. Alternatively, it may be more helpful to work in an open-ended contract in which you can explore your issues further. Hopefully, therapy can offer a way to gain a different perspective and find a way forward by having a greater awareness and understanding of yourself. Whichever approach we decide to take I believe it is helpful to regularly review the therapy to see if it is proving to be helpful for you.
Research has shown that the therapeutic relationship is crucial in determining how helpful therapy can be. Central to my approach is a focus on the therapeutic relationship, which is collaborative and involves working together on an agreed focus for therapy. It is important that you feel that you can trust the therapist you decide to work with and sometimes this can mean seeing more than one therapist before you find the "right fit".
In addition to providing individual psychological therapy I also run Mindfulness day retreats & 8- week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy courses (delivered in both a group format and also on a one to one basis). This course is particularly helpful for individuals seeking help for depression, anxiety and stress.
What to expect
During our initial meeting you will have the opportunity to address any questions you may have and to see how you feel working with me. I will discuss confidentiality with you and tell you more about what therapy may involve. You and I will then be able to decide if counselling psychology is right for you, which can sometimes take one or several more sessions. If it is helpful we can arrange an initial telephone consultation to find out if you would like to book a session with me and answer any questions you may have.
If you have any questions you would like to discuss prior to arranging a session please do get in touch either via email or telephone. I aim to respond to all enquiries within 48 hours.
I am based at the Norwich Wellbeing Centre and currently have availability for daytime appointments.
Please see their website for further information on the centre:
Training, qualifications & experience
Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology - University of East London
BSc (Hons) Psychology - University of Sussex
Further professional training completed in:
Teaching mindfulness based approaches - Bangor Centre for Mindfulness research and practice
Compassion Focussed Therapy
Mentalization Based Therapy
Trauma focussed CBT
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
£65 per 50-minute session for individual therapy
8- week Mindfulness based cognitive therapy courses:
£200 group course
£300 individual format
£50 per 50-minute clinical supervision
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer supervision to Counselling Psychologists in Training and psychological therapists from other disciplines (counsellors, psychotherapists).