SE Psychotherapy provides psychological therapy to people who live or work in South East London and who would like to make changes in their lives. Psychological therapy might be about coping with overwhelming feelings such as stress, anxiety, low mood or anger. It can help to cope with traumatic experiences or with adjusting to loss, illness or a new life challenge, such as becoming a parent. Psychological therapy is about the person who comes for help and is therefore tailored to each individual. It helps to get a better understanding of one's problems, provides a safe space to talk, and gives the opportunity to learn new ways of coping. Psychological therapy allows people to claim back their lives and gives them the opportunity to grow.
As a clinical psychologist, I have had extensive training to a doctorate level, allowing me to draw on a number of therapeutic models and skills to help people with a range of mental health difficulties. In my practice, I use therapy models that have shown to be effective, such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and tailor these to my clients' needs and goals.
No therapy works without a trusting relationship between the client and therapist, so I believe in providing a safe and supportive, non-judgmental space for clients to talk about their difficulties.
I have been working in the NHS for more than 10 years. I have been offering therapy to individuals and groups, and I have supervised and consulted to teams and individual staff members. I have also been involved in post-graduate teaching and have worked together with leading experts in CBT when I was completing my PhD at King's College London.
I have worked in primary care services, providing therapy for people with mild to moderate anxiety and depression. I am currently working for the NHS South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust in a secondary care psychological therapies team, offering individual therapy to people who suffer from a range of mental health difficulties and trauma-related problems.
I am a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), validating my professional qualifications and my credibility as a competent and effective practitioner.
Dr Inga Boellinghaus, PhD
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