My Experience

Hello, I am Charis, a Clinical Psychologist who has been working in the area of mental health in the NHS since 2012. Since this time, I have specialised in working with adults and teenagers who have been through difficult and traumatic experiences.

These experiences can show up in the present as Anxiety, Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). We can often find ourselves repeating old patterns, or in habits that we know aren’t helpful, but don’t feel able to stop, or avoiding lots in life because it just feels too much. Often we can’t find the way forwards by ourselves.

Many of my clients are navigating neurodiversity, and exploring how this impacts on their lives and goals. I am experienced in helping to understand the impact of a diagnosis of ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and helping to manage difficulties around executive functioning.

My aim is to support you or someone you care for to feel less stuck, and move forward towards where you hope to be.

My Values

I know that therapy can really make a difference in our lives, but starting therapy can feel incredibly daunting. We learn and grow the most when we feel safe and cared about, so my aim is to help you or a loved one feel safe in therapy from the first time we meet, using therapies that fit what you need.

For teenagers, I am very experienced in navigating the delicate balance between protecting the privacy of adolescents in therapy, and also knowing they need the close adults in their lives to understand what is going on for them. Fundamentally, I know that parents and carers continue to be incredibly important in the lives of young people (even as they are moving into independence) – my aim is to strengthen these relationships and help both sides navigate this transition.

The Therapies I Work With

As a Clinical Psychologist, I am experienced in a number of different kinds of therapy, which we can use on their own or integrated together, to create a therapy that really fits what you need. I am very experienced in providing therapy both online and in person.

One therapy approach I use very often is called Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). It helps us to understand how events in the past continue to impact us in the present, how to feel safe in the here and now, and how to move forward with our lives. I also often use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

My face to face sessions are Animal Assisted, using my accredited Therapy Dog, Jara, to bring together the expertise of a Clinical Psychologist and therapeutic power of animals. Jara acts as a safe, soft and calming presence, and has an amazing way of seeming to know what her therapy clients need.

Clinic Information

My clinic is in Crouch End, North London, with face to face appointments on a Monday morning. I also hold a virtual clinic on Wednesday evenings and Friday mornings. I work with adolescents aged 13 upwards and adults.

Training and Qualifications

  • Technology Assisted Harmful Sexual Behaviour, AIM Project, May 2023 (2 days)
  • Equine Assisted EMDR (Equilateral), Equilateral, March 2023, (4 days)
  • DBT Skills Enhanced , British Isles DBT, May 2022 (3 days)
  • EMDR (parts 1,2,3), Sandi Richman, Completed June 2022
  • ADOS, KCL, Nov 2021 (4 days)
  • DDP Level 1 , DDP Connects, May 2021 (4 days)
  • DBT Full Foundational Training , British Isles DBT, 2019 (5 days)
  • DBT Skills Basic , APT, 2019 (3 days)
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – Salomons University, completed 2017

Professional Registration

HCPC Registration Number: PYL35358

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