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- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Trauma focused CBT
- Video and telephone consultations
Dr Andrea Shortland is a Chartered Psychologist, Registered as a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, with extensive experience working in Social Care, the NHS, Prison Service and the independent sector.
Dr Shortland's main area of work is working with trauma, anxiety and bereavement in both adults and children.
She also specialises in general child and family work with a particular expertise in the assessment and treatment of attachment and trauma difficulties in children; and parental difficulties including birth trauma and other parenting issues.
Dr Shortland is trained in a range of therapies including EMDR, CBT, family work, and solution focused therapy.
Areas of interest
Trauma focused therapy for both children and adults; Emotional and behavioural disorders; Children (7-11 years of age); Children (0-6 years of age); Child psychology; Adolescent mental health; Anxiety disorders; Family therapy; Individual therapy
Current NHS consultant posts held
Priory Well-Centre, Canterbury, Adult and Child Therapeutic Work, April 2015 - July 2018
London Borough of Hackney, Child and Family Service - Lead Psychologist (2009 - 2013)
South London and Maudsley, Looked After Children's Service - Highly Specialist Psychologist (2005-2009)
East London and City NHS Trust, Adult Inpatient Mental Health Services - Psychologist (2004-2005)
Prison Service - Forensic Psychologist (1999-2001)
Trauma and PTSD
Attachment and relational difficulties
Dr Shortland was an on screen psychologist working with families on E4's 'Wifeswap the Aftermath'.
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Queens University Belfast 2004
- Masters in Forensic Psychology University of Kent at Canterbury 1999
- EMDR Accredited Practitioner EMDR UK and Ireland 2014
- Theraplay Intermediate Accredited Practitioner Theraplay UK 2018
Affiliations / memberships
British Psychological Society
Health Professions Council
- 09:30 - 17:00
- 01227 251252
- 09:30 - 15:30
- 07714 082448
- 08:00 - 15:00
- 07714 082448
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