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- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness based CBT
Dr Kendra Gilbert
BSc, PsychD, CPsychol, AFBPsS, SFHEA
Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Tel: 07432 868010
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, qualified since 1999. (HCPC registered). I have worked in NHS and charitable settings, and in private practice. I also have extensive experience in academia as a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader on a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology programme.
I offer psychological therapy for adults with a range of emotional and physical concerns. My main interest is working with acute and chronic physical illness, and I specialise in the psychological impact of cancer. My approach to cancer therapy includes support with the psychological impact of diagnosis and treatment, changes in body image, and managing change in interpersonal relationships and bereavement. I help clients navigate through the process of adjustment post treatment, living with remission, improving quality of life and returning to work.
My therapeutic approach is integrative. I primarily work within a Cognitive Therapy framework, whilst recognising the role of psychodynamic relational perspectives and other psychological theories where relevant. My philosophy is complemented by mindfulness and compassion-based approaches.
Areas of interest
Cancer; cardiology; diabetes; pain; fibromyalgia; multiple sclerosis (MS); dermatology; women’s health; medically unexplained symptoms (MUS).
Anxiety; depression; bereavement; interpersonal relationship issues.
- PsychD Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Psychology Surrey University 1999
- Supervision training British Psychological Society 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society), 1999
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), 2009
- Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (British Psychological Society), 2013
Affiliations / memberships
Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society (2013)
Senior Fellow with the Higher Education Academy (2014)
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.