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- Behaviour Therapy
- Behavioural Couples Therapy
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness based CBT
- Video & Telephone remote therapy sessions
I am a Registered Counselling Psychologist offering psychological therapy to individuals, couples and adolescents, primarily utilising Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, which is a highly effective variant of cognitive behavioural therapy. I see people for a range of issues, including adjustment issues, serious illness, life stress and crisis, anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship problems, and personal development. I welcome clients for whom previous courses of therapy - including traditional CBT - have not been effective.
My qualifications are diverse, as I am a chartered counselling psychologist in the UK, originally a clinical psychologist by training in my native United States, and an accredited psychotherapist, having done additional Masters training in this discipline. After serving as the Director of American Psychotherapy Associates, Ltd. for six years, I now operate as an independent practitioner. The breadth and depth of my training and experience assist me in adapting my approach to suit the individual client.
My Academic and Professional Affiliations
Until August 2017 I was Head of Programmes for Counselling Psychology at Regent's University in the School of Psychotherapy and Psychology; I am currently on writing sabbatical. I am an active researcher with numerous journal articles and book chapters both underway and already in the public domain.
Areas of interest
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Stress related disorders; Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT); Chronic fatigue syndrome (previously ME); Chronic pain; Relationship problems; Anxiety disorders; Bereavement; Depression; Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
From 2011-2013 I served as the Research Lead for the British Psychological Society's Division of Counselling Psychology, promoting generation and dissemination of high-quality research. My own research involves psychological issues associated with digital-age technologies (e.g., bereavement and social networking sites); the psychology of death, dying and bereavement; and the professional practice of counselling psychology.
I am particularly interested in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), in which I have undertaken advanced training and and Continuing Professional Development.
I have published articles on bereavement in the digital age, physicians and patient death, and counselling psychology research in the journals Bereavement Care, Existential Analysis, Counselling Psychology Review, and SCRIPTed: A Journal of Law, Technology and Society. I am an editor and author of the Handbook of Counselling Psychology (4th ed.) (2016) and author of How to Become a Counselling Psychologist (2017). I am currently writing All the Ghosts in the Machine, an exploration of the unintended consequences of our online lives for our digital "afterlives".
Courses offered to GPs
I am happy to offer talks on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and on various bereavement-related topics.
- Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, with Distinction Illinois School of Professional Psychology, USA 2005
- Masters in Psychotherapy and Counselling, with Distinction Regent's College School of Psychotherapy and Counselling 2002
- B.A. Hons in Psychology and Journalism Indiana University Bloomington, USA 1992
- Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education London Metropolitan University 2009
- Intermediate Training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Mindfulness Training Ltd. 2012
- Introductory Training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Mindfulness Training Ltd. 2011
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Research Lead Division of Counselling Psychology, British Psychological Society 2013
- Research Lead Division of Counselling Psychology, British Psychological Society 2012
- Ethics Committee member British Psychological Society 2013
- Research Board member British Psychological Society 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- Health and Care Professions Council, http://www.hpc-uk.org/search-results/search-details/?searchOption=1&search=kasket&profession=PYL&start=1&ID=16800, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Chartered by the British Psychological Society
Full Member of the Division of Counselling Psychology
HCPC-Registered Counselling Psychologist
Accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Registered by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Accredited Mediator with the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling (Regent's College)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- 1 Snow Hill Court LONDON EC1A 2EJ
- 09:00 - 14:00
- 07903 726299
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
In the event of any query following treatment, you should either contact myself on 0790 372 6299 or the offices of The House Partnership on 0207 248 2975. Although I am not a partner within The House Partnership, they can connect you with a similarly qualified psychologist or psychotherapist in the same location where I practice. As a private practitioner, I cannot provide assistance in an emergency, and you should dial 999 or visit your nearest A&E department if you are at risk.
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: dreprkasket