I am Chartered psychologist and registered psychotherapist in private practice. Since 2000, I have worked with individuals, groups, couples and families in primary and secondary care, acute psychiatry in HMP prison service and hospitals. I am also a teaching fellow at the doctorate training programme in counselling psychology, at the Department of Psychology in University of Surrey since 2005. I joined the department of psychology in 2005 and training and teaching psychological therapeutic skills, lecturing in the field of psychopathology and supervising doctoral trainees' clinical practice.
I have a diverse experience in working both short and long term therapy with anxiety, depression, PTSD & developmental trauma, sexual and physical abuse, relationship and family issues (sexual issues, infidelity, dependency, eating disorders etc) ADD/ADHD, addictions, self harm, mood and psychotic disorders, enduring personality disorders, psychological assessment, physical problems and pain.
I am trained in variety of psychotherapeutic and evidence based psychological therapy modalities such as CBT & Behavioural therapy; Mindfulness; EMDR; Family systems; Emotionally focused couples therapy and Gottman method couples therapies; Gestalt and attachment based therapies.
My 3 practice locations in London are:
Bishops gate/ Liverpool Street Tube EC2M
you can also find me on www.tommiraisanen.com
Training, qualifications & experience
Tommi Raisanen C.Psychol, MSc, MA, HCPC;
Bupa and AXA PPP registered psychologist
HCPC Chartered Counselling psychologist,
UKCP reg. individual and group psychotherapist
UKCP reg Gestalt Psychotherapist
BPS registered Clinical Supervisor
Family systems therapist
EMDR trained trauma therapist
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) 2014-present
Istituto Di Gestalt, Rome, Italy - Post graduate study on psychopathology and contemporary disturbances 2012- 2016
Gottman Institute, USA - Couples therapy training 2015 - present (levels 1-3)
EMDR Institute, USA 2014- 2015 - EMDR therapy
Creative Transformations, Mindfulness, 2013
IRest Intitute, San Francisco, USA - Integrative Restoration training, 2012
GPTIM Malta, Family Systems Therapy 2002-2008
Gestalt Centre, London / London Metropolitan University 2003 - MA in Gestalt group psychotherapy training
Physis, Centre for Qualitative Research in Councelling Psychology and Psychotherapies, Counselling Psychology reg, 2003
Physis, Centre for Qualitative Research in Councelling Psychology and Psychotherapies, Advanced CBT & Integrative relational psychotherapy training 2002
Birkbeck College, University of London / British Association of Psychotherapists - MSc in Psychodynamic of Human Behaviour, 2001
GPTIM, Malta - Gestalt Therapy training,1999
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
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Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with