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- Behavioural Activation (BA)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Mindfulness based CBT
- Trauma focused CBT
I am an experienced clinical psychologist, practicing since 2000, working part-time in private practice and part-time in the NHS.
I have training and experience in working psychodynamically, as well as in using EMDR and cognitive-behavioural, compassion-focussed and mindfulness-based techniques. My eclectic training and experience allows me to meet individual need.
In my private practice, my focus is on working with people to make better sense of themselves and their difficulties with the goal of developing greater insight and healthy ways of coping. I have a particular interest in working with people who are suffering the effects of depression, anxiety and relationship difficulties, as well as with people who have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD stemming from experiences of childhood abuse and neglect.
Areas of interest
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder further to childhood abuse and neglect; Depression; Anxiety, Relationship Difficulties
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- PTSD to childbirth
Current NHS consultant posts held
I am currently employed as a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist by Camden and Islington Mental Health Foundation Trust where I work at the Traumatic Stress Clinic. This is a specialist service and national centre of excellence that offers assessment and treatment to adults suffering from the effects of traumatic experiences. I have been in this post since 2005.
PTSD in refugees and asylum seekers; vicarious trauma amongst legal professionals; PTSD to childbirth; impact of sexual violence on childbirth
Family and friends, Fitness, Hiking, Reading, Film and Theatre, Politics, especially with regard to issues of immigration and asylum.
Human Trafficking Foundation (2014) Trafficking Survivor Care Standards, Contributor, available at: www.humantraffickingfoundation.org
Robertson, M. E., Blumberg, J. M., Gratton, J. L., Walsh, E. G., & Kayal, H. (2013). A group-based approach to stabilisation and symptom management in a phased treatment model for refugees and asylum seekers. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 4.
Blumberg, J., & Soal, J. (1997). Let’s talk about sex: liberation and regulation in discourses of bisexuality. Culture, Power, and Difference: Discourse Analysis in South Africa, 83.
Blumberg, J. M., Swartz, L., & Roper, K. (1996). Possibilities for intervention in wife abuse: discourses among care givers in a community health project. Violence and Family Life in a Contemporary South Africa: Research and Policy Issues. Pretoria: HSRC Publishers.
- Masters in Clinical Psychology University of Witwatersrand, South Africa 2000
- Chartered Status to Practice as a Clinical Psychologist in UK BPS 2006
- EMDR Level 3 training completed Richman Training 2009
Affiliations / memberships
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Member of the UK Psychological Trauma Society
Member of the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
Member of EMDR UK
- West Hill House 6 Swains Lane LONDON N6 6QS
- 08:00 - 21:00
- 07949 870859
- West Hill House 6 Swains LaneLONDONN6 6QS
- 17:00 - 21:00
- 07949 870859
- West Hill House6 Swains LaneLONDONN6 6QS
- 10:00 - 14:00
- 07949 870859
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: joblumberg