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- Behaviour Therapy
- Behavioural Couples Therapy
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Mindfulness based CBT
- Short Term Psychodynamic Therapy
- Transactional Analysis (TA)
- Trauma focused CBT
As a highly qualified and experienced Counselling Psychologist, I work with couples and individuals from 16 years old through to the older population. Working in Snow Hill,St Paul's London , I also offer skype consultations. Although I work with a wide variety of psychological distress, my special interests are trauma work and the challenges and difficulties encountered in relationships. I have worked with these and other difficulties in different modalities and techniques. As well as working privately,
As well as working privately, I am employed as a teaching fellow at Surrey University and in the past was a full time member of the team on the Doctoral programmer for Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology. .
I have also been a clinical supervisor for this University which means that I supervise the clinical work of a trainee on the doctoral program. I have worked extensively in the NHS with a wide variety of difficulties and levels of distress. The latter four years were spent working in a specialized service for those encountering Personality Disorders. The adults I worked with were suffering from the more enduring difficulties associated with Personality Disorders.
I aim to offer a service that will meet your individual needs whether this is longer or short term therapy. I am trained to Doctoral level in a variety of therapeutic models such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) including mindfulness based models, Psychodynamic and Person Centred Therapy. I have combined my Doctoral level of understanding of these models with rigorous past and ongoing experience that allows me to work with you in a way that suits your particular needs. I aim to work with my clients in a safe and supportive environment that is not based on assumptions about you or your difficulty. My work is supported by my own professional development.
Areas of interest
Individuals and couples: Relationship challenges and difficulties, trauma,anxiety, depression, binge-eating,health anxiety,social anxiety, general anxiety disorder.
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Eating disorders
- Video and telephone consultations
Hemsley, C. (2010). Why this trauma and why now? The contribution that psychodynamic theory can make to the understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder. Counselling Psychology Review, 25 (2) 13-20.
Hemsley, C. (2013). An enquiry into how counselling psychology in the UK is constructed as a profession with discipline-orientated publications. Counselling Psychology Review, 28 (1), 8-23.
Hemsley, C. (2013). A thematic analytic exploration of how counselling psychologists in the UK experience and position themselves in relation to the NICE guidelines. Counselling Psychology Review, 28 (2) 91-106.
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- NAOS Diploma in Couples Therapy NAOS 2014
- Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic & Counselling Psychology University of Surrey 2007
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- British Psychology Society Chartered member 2011