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Dr Joseph Lowenstein

Dr Joe Lowenstein

Psychology

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Overview

Specialises in

  • Applied Relaxation
  • Behavioural Activation (BA)
  • CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Trauma focused CBT

About me

Dr Joe Lowenstein is a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist and Advanced Schema Therapist (Accredited by the ISST) who has over 12 years experience working within and outside of the NHS assessing and treating a range of psychological difficulties.

Joe uses an integrative person centered approach, drawing from a number of evidence based psychological models such as:

• Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
• Schema Focussed Therapy (SFT)
• Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
• Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
• Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

​Following on from the assessment, we will then discuss arrangements for ongoing sessions. Therapy is never a ‘quick fix’ and requires collaborative work both in and out of sessions in order to be most effective. Hence regular sessions are important in terms of taking new skills or ideas learnt within sessions, implementing them in ‘real life’ and then reflecting on the success of these.

Once you have agreed to therapy, I will reserve a weekly time slot (45-50 minutes) for you. Normally we would arrange a set of 6-8 treatment sessions and then review progress at the end of these with a view to arranging further sessions if needed or ending therapy. The whole process should be completely transparent and I will always encourage you to feedback any concerns or ask any questions as we proceed.

As therapy involves talking about your concerns, you might experience some difficult feelings as the therapy progresses. It is also possible that you might find some sessions challenging, and indeed painful, as you remember certain events in your life history. It is quite normal to experience these kinds of feelings during the course of therapy as you uncover aspects of yourself and your experience that have perhaps been avoided or forgotten. This is not a sign that therapy is not working and you are encouraged to persevere with the process and discuss these difficult times with me. As therapy progresses you will hopefully feel a greater sense of acceptance and enhanced understanding of yourself.

Areas of interest

• Addictions (alcohol, substances etc)
• Confidence/Self Esteem issues
• Interpersonal/Relationship difficulties
• Sleep Disorders
• Mood Disorders
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
• Psychosis
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
• Childhood Abuse or Trauma
• Phobias
• Stress
• Bereavement
• Chronic pain
• Anger issues
• Personality Disorder

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Eating disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders

Offers

  • Video and telephone consultations
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Information for healthcare professionals

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Procedures completed

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (5-50)

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