Counselling Psychologist & CBT Psychotherapist
What I can help with
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Social Anxiety
- Health Anxiety
- Personality disorders
- Adjustment Disorder
- Medically Unexplained Symptoms
- Long term health conditions
- Acute Health Conditions
- Women's Health
- Perinatal mental health
- Grief and Bereavement
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing
- Mindfulness Based Interventions
- Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic Therapy
- Couples Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Person Centred Therapy
- Schema Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
Thelma is a very compassionate, insightful, warm and approachable Chartered Counselling Psychologist/ Accredited CBT Psychotherapist. She works collaboratively and creatively to help clients overcome their emotional and psychological difficulties. She believes in working with the client’s conceptualisation of their problems. Having trained extensively in a variety of psychological modalities she uses approaches that suits the clients specific needs to enable them to achieve their therapeutic goals.
Thelma has over 25 years of experience working with individuals and couples with diverse emotional, mental and physical difficulties in the voluntary, private and NHS sectors in the UK and abroad.
Within the NHS, she currently works as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, CBT Psychotherapist and team leader at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust with adults experiencing a variety of moderate to severe mental health conditions.
She also is a clinical supervisor and line manager to doctorate Counselling Psychologist trainees and qualified CBT Psychotherapists.
Thelma has experience with delivering high-quality, evidence-based therapy to clients with emotional and psychological difficulties, across a range of age groups. Some of the difficulties she has treated include depression, low self-esteem, difficulties with interpersonal relationships, trauma, PTSD, stress management and burnout, work related issues, sleep difficulties, emotional regulation, bereavement, adjustment disorder, marital difficulties and anxiety disorders.
Thelma specialises in providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT), Schema Focused Therapy, Reality Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassionate Focused Therapy (CFT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Behavioural Couples Therapy and EMDR Therapy.
Specialist interests and additional qualifications
- Thelma has a special interest in working with different BAME groups addressing their particular mental health concerns, especially around the adverse impact that COVID-19 has had on these communities.