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Last updated: 24 Apr 2020
- Behaviour Therapy
- CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Family Therapy
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
I'm Dr Alisha Azzopardi, a Clinical Psychologist with over 13 years experience working for the NHS, Local Authorities, Schools and the private sector.
I believe that we can all benefit from a safe space from time to time to reflect on any difficulties that we may be facing, to address them and find ways to move forward.
I am incredibly passionate about my work and will ensure that you and your family feel comfortable and informed about what we hope to achieve in our sessions together at every stage.
I have worked across Dorset and West London for various mental health teams; including in-patient settings, community teams and GP surgeries. I have led a team of clinicians in Hammersmith and Fulham working solely with children in care and those who have been adopted. I have worked for the Paediatric Diabetes Team in Dorchester and the Dorset Youth Offending Service. In and around Bournemouth and Poole I have worked for Adult Mental Health Teams, Learning Disability Teams and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
Over the last year I have continued to develop my skills in delivering Training and Consultation to Care Home Staff supporting and caring for children in Residential Care which has been hugely rewarding. I have also gained a contract working within a Neuro Rehabilitation Care Centre offering Assessments, Therapy and Consultations to staff Team.
At present, I am about to collaborate with Southampton University to undertake qualitative research which is an exciting venture.
I strive to work creatively with all age groups so that sessions are enjoyable, engaging and memorable.
IPT Accredited Practitioner
Registered with the HCPC
Areas of interest
Depression, Low mood, Post-Natal Depression
Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety and Social Anxiety
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Perfectionism
Family and work related stress
Bereavement and Loss
Divorce and Separation
Eating Difficulties and Disorders including Anorexia, Bulimia and Overeating
Phobias and Fears
Life transitions and change
Loss of confidence and Self-esteem
Fostering and adoption
I also offer supervision to other clinicians and professionals as well as provide consultations and deliver training.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Welsh - Fluent
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology University of Exeter 2009
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy University of Reading 2015