Dr Meyrem Musa
B.Sc. Psychology &
of Bath (1995)
MSc Health Psychology,
University of Bath (1998)
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
EMDR trained practitioner/CBT trauma-focused practitioner
Meyrem has over 20 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.