Dr Neha Cattra
What I can help with
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Health Anxiety
- Bipolar Disorder
- Personality disorders
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Adjustment Disorder
- Grief and Bereavement
- Professional Burnout
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Person Centred Therapy
- Systemic Therapy
- Schema Therapy
Neha is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and practices within an integrative framework, drawing from psychodynamic and humanistic approaches. After qualifying, Neha undertook additional Masters Level training in CBT, specialising in complex mental health and trauma, including PTSD.
Her background informs her practice- being British-Indian, she brings own experiences of navigating her identity and the complexities of this to understanding clients and their own experiences of belonging. Her cultural heritage and personal experiences have taught her a lot about being different to others, and she recognises that many of the people that she works with can struggle with this too.
Neha favours a collaborative approach to the therapeutic process, working with clients to understand the root causes and maintenance of their struggles and finding ways to reduce psychological distress and enhance psychological wellbeing.
Central to her practice is the commitment to providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you feel able to explore your difficulties in depth. Here she will help you to develop your self-awareness and reflect on how you engage with others and your environment. Our struggles impact not only on ourselves, but also on our relationships and our general day-to-day living, so she aims to support you in bringing about lasting change and increase your coping capacity
She has worked in Adult mental health for over 13 years- both during training and since qualifying. She has worked for a number of charitable organisations, various services within the NHS and in independent practice. She also works in academia, training others to become psychologists.
She has worked with a range of clients, with diverse backgrounds, each with their own unique perspectives and struggles. Some of the difficulties she has worked with include common mental health issues such as low mood, changeable mood, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety, and health anxiety. She has specialised in working with people who have complex emotional difficulties and/ or have experienced adverse experiences and trauma at any time of their lives. Neha has also worked with self-esteem issues, stress and sleep problems, loss, and issues. She has also assessed and treated clients with more severe mental health problems such as bipolar affective disorder, psychosis, schizophrenia and personality difficulties.