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Dr Prathana Shetty

DPsych, CPsychol, BSc. (Hons), HCPC Reg.

My Mind & Me Associate

HCPC Registered Chartered Consultant Psychologist 

 

Clinical days: Sunday to Wednesday.

Specialisms

Specialisms: Trauma, attachment, life transitions, grief and loss, culture and racial identity, anxiety, low mood/depression.

Interests & Experiences

I am a chartered counselling psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). I have extensive experience working collaboratively with diverse client populations in a variety of clinical contexts including the NHS and the charity sector. I currently work part time in an NHS service that supports people with complex and enduring needs, alongside my private practice. 

 

Life can be messy, and most of us will experience times in our lives when things can feel too much. Sometimes we can manage this alone, but at other times our usual coping mechanisms may not seem to work and we might need support navigating these challenges. I work in a gentle, trauma-informed way, to meet you where you are with empathy and acceptance. I see my role as holding a containing, compassionate space where we can explore your emotional experiences and relational patterns. I understand that it can be daunting to make the decision to start therapy. A lot of my clients haven’t worked with a psychologist previously and they tend to have different ideas of what it is going to be like. I offer a free initial telephone consultation of up to 20 minutes, which provides an opportunity to discuss any questions, and see if we are a good fit.

I am trained in a range of therapeutic models including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person-Centred Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy. I work within the traditional CBT framework as well as third-wave CBT approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Mindfulness. The way I work is integrative, which means I often draw from a range of therapeutic approaches when required, as appropriate for each individual client.

 

I offer therapy for a wide range of emotional difficulties, including but not limited to low mood, anxiety disorders, bereavement, fertility issues and life transitions. I have a keen interest in attachment and trauma. I believe that one of the most important and transformative aspects of my work is the therapeutic relationship with the person sitting opposite me – or indeed on my screen at the present! Therefore, my first aim is to provide a warm and non-judgemental space for you to use in a way that best helps meet your needs.

Qualifications

Qualified and accredited Psychologist Practitioner, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

British Psychological Society (BPS) Addictions Committee Member

British Psychological Society (BPS) DCoP Conference Committee Member

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