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Adjustment difficulties
Alcohol misuse
Alexithymia
Anger Management
Anorexia nervosa (AN) - purging subtype
Anorexia nervosa (AN) - restrictive subtype
Anxiety
Anxious personality disorder
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
Binge eating
Bipolar spectrum disorders
Bulimia nervosa (BN)
Career development
Chronic fatigue
Coaching
Complex PTSD
Compulsive sexual behaviour
Coping with a long-term health condition
Coping with an acute health condition
Dependent personality disorder
Depression
Dissocial (antisocial) personality disorder
Emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD)
End of relationship difficulties
Gaming disorder
General wellness
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
Grief
Health anxiety
Histrionic personality disorder
Insomnia
Job challenges
Maternity
Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS)
Narcissistic personality disorder
Neurodiversity
Obsessive compulsive (anankastic) personality disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Opioid misuse
Other addiction
Other eating disorder
Other perinatal mental health condition
Other substance use disorder
Panic disorder
Paranoid personality disorder
Parenting
Perfectionism
Perinatal OCD
Perinatal anxiety
Perinatal depression
Perinatal mood disorders
Personality disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Prolonged grief
Psychosexual difficulties
Relationships
Schizoid personality disorder
Sedative or anxiolytic misuse
Self-esteem
Sleep difficulties
Social phobia
Stress
Stress management
Trauma (general)
Women's health
Bhavna Desai
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Counselling Psychologist
MSc

I am a warm, compassionate and approachable Counselling Psychologist who works collaboratively with adult clients to meet their specific needs and goals.

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Freedom Health
On Call International
Preferred Health Care
Case Managers
Travelers
Aetna
AXA (Partnership)
Healix
Zurich
AXA International
AXA Bristol
Simply Health / PPP
Cigna International
Allianz
Nuffield
Cigna
WPA
Vitality
Aviva
BUPA
BUPA Global
Axa

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About me

I believe that effective therapy draws on clients’ strengths and resilience, enabling them to move forward in life even when changes seem impossible and to maintain progress after therapy is completed. I have extensive experience of working with clients from a varied cultural and socio-economic backgrounds with a range of psychological and emotional difficulties. I regard myself as a culturally sensitive practitioner. Over the years, I worked in a variety of settings which include voluntary sector such as Victim Support, charity organization including Diabetes UK – formally known as British Diabetic Association, Private Psychiatric Hospital and in Primary and Secondary Services within the NHS. I believe I deliver high-quality, evidence-based therapy for people across a range of groups and emotional and psychological difficulties some of which include Low Self-Esteem, Depression, Post Natal Depression (PND), Anxiety Disorders, Emotion Regulation Difficulties, Trauma and PTSD, Sleep problems, Stress Management and burnout, Bulimia, Gambling Addiction and Mindfulness. Other more specialist difficulties I have experience of working with include Pain Management and health condition such as Diabetes. I specialize in providing in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) which I apply in range of disorders. Furthermore, I a trained in Mindfulness Based approaches including Compassion Focus Therapy (CFT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). I have also be trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Therapy.

Area I can help with

Adjustment difficulties
Alcohol misuse
Alexithymia
Anger Management
Anorexia nervosa (AN) - purging subtype
Anorexia nervosa (AN) - restrictive subtype
Anxiety
Anxious personality disorder
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
Binge eating
Bipolar spectrum disorders
Bulimia nervosa (BN)
Career development
Chronic fatigue
Coaching
Complex PTSD
Compulsive sexual behaviour
Coping with a long-term health condition
Coping with an acute health condition
Dependent personality disorder
Depression
Dissocial (antisocial) personality disorder
Emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD)
End of relationship difficulties
Gaming disorder
General wellness
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
Grief
Health anxiety
Histrionic personality disorder
Insomnia
Job challenges
Maternity
Medically unexplained symptoms (MUS)
Narcissistic personality disorder
Neurodiversity
Obsessive compulsive (anankastic) personality disorder
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Opioid misuse
Other addiction
Other eating disorder
Other perinatal mental health condition
Other substance use disorder
Panic disorder
Paranoid personality disorder
Parenting
Perfectionism
Perinatal OCD
Perinatal anxiety
Perinatal depression
Perinatal mood disorders
Personality disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Prolonged grief
Psychosexual difficulties
Relationships
Schizoid personality disorder
Sedative or anxiolytic misuse
Self-esteem
Sleep difficulties
Social phobia
Stress
Stress management
Trauma (general)
Women's health

Types of therapy I offer

Couples Therapy
Schema Therapy
Person Centred Therapy
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Solution Focused Therapy
Mindfulness Based Interventions
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

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