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How do I choose a therapist?

Video Description

Catherine Atnas, a private psychologist in Chelsea, discusses how people can approach finding the right therapist for the kind of mental health difficulty they are experiencing. Chelsea Psychology Clinic are a group of London psychologists and psychiatrists offering private psychological therapy and psychiatry treatment from their premises across central London and Chelsea. The private therapy sessions cover the following areas: – Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – Cognitive Analytic Therapy – Cognitive-behavioural Therapy – Couples Therapy – Dialectical-behaviour Therapy – Mentalisation Based Treatment – Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy – Schema Therapy https://www.thechelseapsychologyclinic.com

Video Transcription

Choosing a therapist will depend on lots of different factors. It might depend on the type of therapy you’re looking for and what kind of difficulty you’re preventing with. So different therapies might be more helpful for different kinds of difficulties. Now, if you’re choosing to have CBT, for example, which is a therapy that’s focussed very much on the here and now and is particularly good for working with anxiety disorders or depression, it’s quite a short term focussed therapy, then you might be looking for someone who has a specific qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, like a diploma, for example. You’d also need to consider perhaps how you get on with a therapist. Because in any therapy, the relationship between the therapist and the client is really important. Having said that, there is no such thing as a perfect therapist, but it’s important that you work with someone that you feel that you can be open with, that you feel you can be honest with, that you can form a relationship with or a working alliance with.

Dr Catherine Atnas

Dr Catherine Atnas

19 June 2022

"Dr Catherine Atnas is a Clinical Psychologist with considerable experience working in primary and secondary care settings, as well as working within acute mental health settings within the NHS."

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Athena Lazaridou

Athena is a Pilates instructor with 8 years’ experience in the field. After completing a Power Pilates Mat Certification in Athens, she went on to complete the Full Comprehensive Classical Pilates Certification with Equinox in Kensington.  She has been teaching Pilates at Equinox for the past 6 years in addition to her own private clients who she trains both face to face and virtually.

Athena has a passion for helping people get stronger and fitter as well as helping those recovering from injury regain their strength and mobility.  Over the years, she has worked with athletes to incorporate Pilates into their training and improve performance. Athena has also worked with prenatal and postnatal women who may be experiencing depression or other mental health difficulties and used Pilates to facilitate a positive impact on their mental health.

Athena is very passionate about improving physical and mental well-being and has recently incorporated Sound Healing into her work, as she believes it to be one of the best ways of ‘letting go’ and releasing stale energy whilst increasing greater self-awareness.