The following list of therapists is provided for your convenience. This is not an endorsement of any of the individuals listed and ISTDP London is unable to assess the appropriateness of any therapist for an individual client’s needs. ISTDP London takes no responsibility for the outcome of any decisions made to contact therapists on this page. Clicking the + symbol below indicates you have read and understood the statement above.
Catherine Colley has an MSc in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and is registered and accredited by the BACP. She has several years experience of working in an NHS Psychological Outpatients Dept and in a University Students’ Counselling Service. Catherine has experience working with people from the media and arts world who suffer from performance anxiety, creative blocks and self doubt. Her aim is to enable her clients to reach their full creative potential.
Catherine has further advanced training in ISTDP and runs a private practice in Central London providing brief and longer-term therapy to adults.
Dr Sharon Lewis
Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Amersham / Greater London
Dr Lewis is a chartered clinical psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society and the Health and Care Professions Council. She has trained extensively with senior clinicians in ISTDP, and. Her approach is focused on the attachment-based model of ISTDP developed by Dr Robert Neborsky, MD. She is currently a visiting lecturer on the clinical doctorate at the University of Hertfordshire.
Dr Lewis has experience both in private practice and in the NHS and has a particular interest in working with clients with anxiety difficulties and treatment-resistant depression, as well as those diagnosed with physical health conditions such as auto-immune disorders, fibromyalgia and chronic pain.
She is an IEDTA accredited ISTDP supervisor and trainer and provides individual supervision in ISTDP as well as running introductory courses and core training groups as well as presenting nationally and internationally at workshops and conferences.
Antony Malvasi, Counselling Psychologist
I am a qualified Counselling Psychologist (BPS and HCPC registered) and an ISTDP practitioner working as a senior clinician and supervisor in the NHS and in private practice. I have 20 years experience working in the field of mental health, specialising in addictions. I treat an array of emotional difficulties such as anxiety, depression and blocked emotions from the past which may holding a person back in their current life or cause them to repeat destructive patterns. I also help with sexual and gender identity issues. I am a yoga teacher and am interested in personal and spiritual development, helping to achieve greater self-acceptance and balance in one’s life through promoting mind-body awareness. I practise in Central London.
Dr Emma Selby, CPsychol
DPsych Counselling Psychology
My professional training is in Process-experiential/Person-centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Post-qualification, I have completed additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Disordered Eating (CBT-E) and am currently training in Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). Qualifying in 2013, I have worked both in the NHS and in private healthcare and have particular interest in disordered eating and trauma.
Recognising that each of us is unique, I view therapy as a highly individualised process that aims to help us better understand how our own internal world may be impacting our external problems. The difficulties we experience in life can be highly impactful on how we see ourselves, how we relate to ourselves/others and on our own wellbeing. We can become stuck in unhelpful patterns of behaviour, trapped in our own internal conflict and afraid of/detached from our own emotion. Focus is placed on gaining a compassionate understanding of why our lives are as they are and on processing any blocked emotion that is preventing change.
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