Annahita Nezami - Counselling Psychologist

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Annahita Nezami

MSc, BSc (Hons)

Available for appointments at our Richmond (Lambert Avenue) clinic.

Philosophy

We live in a fast-paced world and the journey of life is not always smooth, it can be filled with unexpected bumps, meanders, crossroads and dead-ends.  Many of us can relate to facing challenges that might arise from trying to live an authentic life, forming meaningful relationships, learning to cope with loss, endings, new beginnings and finding our purpose. Sometimes these challenges are exacerbated because of abuse, trauma and injustice that we might encounter in the world as well as destructive patterns of thinking, attachment styles or behaviours that we form in early life.

My role as a psychologist is always collaborative, that is to say, I work with my clients to empower them to make the necessary changes in their lives.  After the initial assessment, the first step is often about providing education and insight into maladaptive patterns of thinking and behaviour.  In addition, my client and I will explore their response patterns to recent problems in their lives. Finally, through interactive exercises and the therapeutic relationship my client and I will work together to regain some control over their thoughts and behaviour and ultimately their lives.

Approach

I am a highly qualified Counselling Psychologist with over 13 years experience of working in private, government, NHS, prison and charity mental health organisations. I am trained to Doctoral level in Psychodynamic theory and principles, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Schema Therapy.

I have completed the intensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy training and have comprehensive professional experience working with people who find it difficult to sustain long term relationships and regulate emotions.

My professional experience means that I have developed an extensive toolkit.  I am consciousness and empathic in my approach, and use evidence based decision making to guide me but can also draw from various psychological approaches and models based on my client’s individual needs

Motivation

I am passionate about promoting psychology and wellbeing in society on micro and macro levels. I feel strongly that all people need to broaden their knowledge on mental health issues, as well as develop the appropriate coping skills to face the challenges of life.  I believe mental health should start early in life and advocate implementing preventative measures that address the underlying causes (injustice, abuse and exclusion) of mental distress.

About Me

I am passionate about promoting psychology and wellbeing in society on micro and macro levels. I feel strongly that all people need to broaden their knowledge on mental health issues, as well as develop the appropriate coping skills to face the challenges of life. I believe mental health should start early in life and advocate implementing preventative measures that address the underlying causes (injustice, abuse and exclusion) of mental distress.

Registered With

 

The British Psychological Society - Chartered Psychologist
HCPC Registered

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