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About me

My clients bring their expertise on their difficulties and I bring years of clinical experience and an especially wide range of expertise. Together we open up the possibility for freer minds and a freer lives through removing the things that keep emotional struggle and isolation going and replacing it with meaningful explanations and a road map to self-improvement.

I also design self-help guides. You can visit my website www.coopoosamypsychology.com for access to FREE resources for yourself and those you care about.

Coaching offer

I apply theory on health behaviours to help my clients develop a healthy lifestyle and work through barriers holding them back from realistic and sustainable wellbeing outcomes. I have designed a 3 and 6 session model based on a high success rates with clients presenting with difficulty in maintaining positive lifestyle changes.

Guides for my clients

I provide exclusive access to specially designed guides for clients who book coaching sessions so that they have a simple easy-read PDF guide to complement their sessions, act as a record and support them once the support has come to a close.

Diversity aware

I engage in clinical practice which supports diversity and inclusion and continue to learn and explore the influence of intersectionality, material wealth and social inequalities on health and wellbeing with my clients. A career in the diverse city of London enabled me to develop a coaching style that makes space for discussions about race, gender, religion, sexuality and a multitude of other individual, political social and cultural factors.


I use a person-centered approach by drawing upon a wide range of psychological theories which I then tailor for each of my clients so as to maximise their coaching experience. Careful attention is taken with managing confidentiality, ethical issues, sharing information and creating a safe place for clients to discuss sensitive issues.

Training, qualifications & experience


I have 11 years of clinical experience in private, NHS and 3rd sector services, across both hospital and community settings for; mental health, psychiatric, learning disability, challenging behaviour and physical health needs.


  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University of East London, 2014
  • BSc Honours in Psychology at University of Bath 2007

Professional bodies

  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS)


Yvanna actively sought experience in a variety of specialisms and achieved a confident clinical skillset through 11 years of dedication and service to clients.

An internship within the International Conflict Resolution Centre (ICRC) at University of Melbourne opened her eyes to the benefits of inter-disciplinary practice as she conducted research and training in mediation, conflict-resolution, and developmental psychology.

Following her doctorate in Clinical Psychology she worked in NHS, third sector and private services within community, low-secure and outreach settings. She maintained tenacity in advocating for those who were vulnerable and marginalised, often despite the odds. She draws upon a wealth of specialist knowledge on learning disability, child and adolescent mental health, ADHD, psychiatry, adult mental health, and autism, when tailoring her therapy and coaching input for clients she is dedicating time to.

Yvanna’s experience in applying health psychology within medical services enables her to explore connections between the mind and the body and the interdependence of hormones, the nervous system, stress, grief or trauma, environmental factors and physical illness. This holistic, person-centered approach includes careful attention to the way in which mental health and physical health symptoms influence her clients’ everyday life. Yvanna applies theory on health behaviours to help clients develop a healthy lifestyle and work through barriers holding them back from a realistic and sustainable wellbeing plan. She is especially mindful of the possible loss of identity when illness enters someone’s life, the hopelessness that can emerge from struggling with chronic illness, the liberation and limitation that diagnoses can offer and the impact of a paternal medical system on self-efficacy.


  • Coopoosamy, Y.D. & Carvell, J. (2020), What we have learnt from young people with diabetes. Diabetes Update for Healthcare Professionals
  • Coopoosamy, Y.D. (2018), Creating space for meaning-making conversations with children and young people following an autism assessment. British Psychological Society Forum
  • Coopoosamy, Y.D. (2016), Using interviews to understand parent and family perspectives of the August 2011 London riots. Journal of Family Therapy. doi: 10.1111/1467-6427.12112
  • Coopoosamy, Y.D. (2015), Clinical implications from research exploring parent and family perspectives of the August 2011 London riots. Journal of Family Therapy. doi: 10.1111/1467-6427.12102

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.


British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Loss
  • Cultural & Identity issues
  • Health issues
  • Wellbeing
  • Personal development


From £60.00 to £180.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

If I can be of service to you based on your initial enquiry I will offer a brief online consultation for free. 

At the moment I am only able to take on self-funded clients.

The cost of an initial 90 minute assessment session is £180 and coaching sessions are 45 minutes long and charged at £60.


  • Weekdays only
  • Online sessions only.

Further information

FREE self-help guides for adults

If you are not sure about therapy right now or unsure that therapy is for you then you may wish to access one of my self-help guides at www.coopoosamypsychology.com as an introduction to psychology.

Four of these resources are available for FREE and they are designed for wide range of groups e.g. young job-seekers, parents looking for emotional education resources for their children and people experiencing bereavement.

You can also subscribe to my emailing list for updates, resources and materials on psychological wellbeing.

Coaching packages and resources for organisations

I offer consultation packages and resources that distill complex psychological theory without the need for jargon-translation. I cater for varying sized organisations and a wide range of employer needs. I start with a conversation about your hopes for your organisation.

On my website www.coopoosamypsychology.com you will also psychologically-informed resources for organisations on wellbeing in the workplace.


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Type of session


Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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Dr Yvanna Coopoosamy

Dr Yvanna Coopoosamy