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Dr Meyrem Musa

  • B.Sc. Psychology &

       Sociology, University

       of Bath (1995)

  • MSc Health Psychology,

       University of Bath (1998)

  • D.Clin.Psych University

       of Exeter (2002)

  • Chartered Psychologist, Member of British Psychological Society (BPS)

  • BABCP accredited Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist

  • Health Care Professions (HCPC) registered

  • DBT trained practitioner

 

Meyrem has over 18 years of experience working with adults and young people presenting a wide range of clinical problems and disorders across different healthcare settings.  She also has the expertise to work with families and carers using systemic approaches. 

 

Her extensive experience in psychological assessment, formulation and treatment of a full range of psychological and mental health problems include anxiety (i.e., generalised anxiety, panic attacks, worry, obsessive compulsive disorders), depression, trauma (including complex, acute and chronic trauma), severe and enduring mental health problems, personality disorders, challenging behaviours, attachment and relationship difficulties. 

 

Meyrem has acquired experience of working across a range of healthcare settings in both the NHS and the independent private sector (i.e., GP surgeries, general psychiatric and secure hospitals, universities and residential parenting placements).  

 

Meyrem is experienced in providing expert witness reports and testimony to assist the courts in criminal, civil and family proceedings. Her previous experience in forensic services working with adults presenting severe mental health problems and legal issues have equipped her well for working with complex cases and criminal legal issues.  She also brings with her expertise in providing parenting assessments for family court proceedings. 

 

Over the course of her career, she has provided specialist supervision, consultation, support and training to mental health and social care professionals, teams and services. 

 

She highly values the importance of offering people a confidential, boundaried, safe and trusting therapeutic relationship and service. Her insightful, naturally thoughtful and empathic approach makes it easy for people to talk to her about their difficulties.  This is a great help in developing a shared understanding of how the problems(s) started, what maintains it, and what would help to reduce its severity or, ideally, make it disappear completely.  She constantly strives to empower people to make positive changes to the aspects of their lives that they feel unhappy about and for them to learn new skills and to adopt effective strategies for coping with problems.  

Dr Jenny Smerdon

 

  • B.Sc. Psychology, 

       University of

       Loughborough

  • PsychD Clinical

       Psychology, 

       University of

       Southampton

  • Chartered Psychologist, Member of British Psychological Society

  • Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) registered

  • BABCP accredited Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist

  • Postgraduate certificate in supervision

Jenny is a highly experienced clinical psychologist. Since qualifying over 18 years ago she has worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS); paediatrics and now independent practice with children, young people, families and adults. 

 

Jenny thoroughly enjoys her work and has a variety of experience working with anxiety disorders (including social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and phobias); depression; obsessive compulsive disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder. She also specialises in bereavement work.  Jenny works hard to develop a trusting, collaborative relationship with her clients, recognising that this is fundamental to any change process. 

 

She is accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and uses other therapies including compassion focused therapy, systemic work (she is trained to intermediate level in Family Therapy), narrative therapy, and mindfulness according to the individual or family she is working with. She also trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR). She is particularly interested in helping individuals develop another narrative of themselves other than the all too frequent critical voice that tends to dominate and maintain many psychological difficulties.                  

 

As well as therapy, Jenny is an experienced supervisor and welcomes opportunities to teach skills-development and other topics relevant to clinical psychology practice. For many years, she supervised CAMHS professionals in cognitive behavioural therapy with children and young people at Reading University. 

 

Jenny is keen to maintain her skills through continuing professional development - regularly attending master-classes led by world class psychologists to ensure that the therapy she is delivering is evidence-based.  

Dr Catherine Lane

 

  • B.Sc. Psychology &

       Sociology, University

       of Bath (1995)

  • PsychD Clinical

       Psychology, University

       of Surrey (2000)

  • Chartered Psychologist, Member of British Psychological Society (BPS)

  • Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) registered

  • BABCP accredited Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist

  • DBT accreditation Level 2

  • Postgraduate certificate in supervision (2014)

 

Catherine has over 18 years post-qualification experience of working as a Clinical Psychologist, both in the NHS and in private practice.  This has included working with children and young people, and adults across the age range who are experiencing emotional difficulties and mental health problems. 

Catherine is passionate about helping people achieve their potential by improving their emotional and psychological wellbeing, using evidence-based psychological therapies.  She has extensive experience of working with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, trauma/ post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, bereavement/ loss, low self-esteem, adjustment difficulties, difficulties relating to physical health conditions, and pain/ fatigue.

 

Catherine specialises in using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), but incorporates other models such as systemic therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness, compassion-focussed therapy, and dialectical behaviour therapy 

where this is appropriate depending on the individual formulation. Her empathic and supportive approach focuses on developing a trusting and collaborative relationship within which change can take place, and ensuring that the therapeutic process is as positive as possible for the people she works with.

 

Catherine has offered consultation to a range of other professionals. She is also an experienced supervisor and trainer, having offered specialist CBT tutoring and supervision to trainees at Reading University for a number of years.