Dr Homen Chow
I have been working in the NHS since 2014, where I have worked across a range of adult mental health settings. I currently work in a Community Mental Health Team in West London, where I work with people experiencing complex mental health challenges from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds. I have experiencing working with trauma, low, mood, anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, and those who find it difficult to regulate their emotions.
I was a founding member of the University of Plymouth’s Inclusion, Power & Diversity working group, and I am a member of the Division of Clinical Psychology’s Minorities subcommittee.
The therapy I provide gears towards helping people make sense of their lives, which includes developing an understanding of their habits, thinking patterns and emotions which seem to get in the way of moving forward with their lives. I have found through the process of better understanding ourselves, we are able to create change in our lives to get out of unhelpful patterns.
I have a deep interest in issues related to our intersectional identities and how this impacts us, particularly in inter-generation trauma across our family and community cultures. I work collaboratively with my client’s and believe in having a shared level of power in our relationship.
The Models I Work With
My training encompasses a range of methods, including systemic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural approached. I am also trained in EMDR and have used this regularly with my clients who have experienced trauma in mental and physical health settings.
My methods involve helping clients to understand the difficult patterns we fall into and how this can lead to feelings of stress, anxiety, low mood, frustration and anger. Understanding relationships tends to be a key feature in the way I support people to understand themselves. I use evidence-based therapies and consider how early relationships have shaped us to be how we are today, and how we can use these insights to develop possibilities for change. The early part of therapy aims to establish a good level of trust to help clients feel safe in our relationship, with open two-way communication being an important feature of the support I provide.
EMDR Europe accredited Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing [EMDR] (2021)
Clinical Supervision, West London NHS Trust (2021)
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Plymouth (2021)
Working and Thinking Systemically with Couples, Psychology Associates (2020)
Foundation Course in Family Therapy, Livewell Southwest & University of Plymouth (2019)
Women’s Knowledge & Understanding Framework for Personality Disorder in secure settings (2016)
Knowledge & Understanding Framework for Personality Disorders (2015)
Msc Psychology, Kingston University (2015)
Bsc Management, Kings College London (2011)
Registered Practitioner Psychologist, Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)