Dr Amanda Mwale - Clinical Psychologist
Dr Amanda Mwale
DClinPsy, BSc (Hons)
Available for appointments at our Fulham Clinic
Works With All Age Groups
Through the challenges of life, we have opportunities to discover new and different possibilities that lead to change and transformation.
I see talking therapy as a journey that equips individuals with protected and private space to explore their difficulties or challenges so that they can find ways to move forward. I believe that the time invested in caring for one’s mental well-being is a valuable investment in the present and the future.
First and foremost; I believe that it is of utmost importance to develop a positive, trusting and respectful relationship with the people I work with. I have a warm interpersonal style and take a genuine interest in people’s life journey, including their hopes and concerns for the future ahead. I also believe that for some people, humour can be an important tool in their therapy.
To date, I have had experiences of working with people going through a range of challenges across the lifespan. I believe that distress occurs as an understandable reaction to overwhelming life circumstances. This distress can manifest in the form of fear, stress, panic, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, anger, alcohol problems and so on.
I am trained to a Doctoral level to help and support people using a different range of evidence-based psychotherapeutic approaches. This includes Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Third Wave approaches that include Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion-Focussed Therapy as well as Systemic approaches such as Narrative Therapy. In my practice, I gravitate towards using an integrative approach that uniquely suits the person I’m working with.
I believe it is helpful to work with the goals that a person brings as well as recognising and supporting the strengths and resources that they already have.
I believe that every individual should have an opportunity to live a valued, fulfilling and joyful life. It is a real honour and privilege to be part of someone’s journey to improved mental wellbeing. That is why I find the work so fulfilling and rewarding.
I am a huge fan of drinking Earl Grey tea. For me, it’s not just a cuppa, but I treat it as a wellbeing ritual! I also enjoy eating fresh sea food and learning about different cultures and communities.
Finally, I try to live out what I say to others. I believe that you can only be a consistently good friend, student, parent, partner, therapist, colleague or leader, if you take time out to take care of yourself.
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