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What is schema therapy?

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According to psychologist Elena Touroni, Schema Therapy involves a close therapeutic relationship between therapist and client as it takes a compassionate approach to help make people aware of difficult feelings. 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

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Schema Therapy is an incredibly compassionate approach and it helps clients understand themselves better. It helps them get their needs met more effectively in relationships. And it involves a whole range of different structures and techniques, from cognitive techniques where people might be monitoring how they get triggered and what happens for them and what coping strategies they might be using that are really unhelpful to them, how they see themselves and the world and other people, what are the main things that tend to make them feel very intense emotions, but also other structures that are much more experiential and are trying to get clients in touch with really difficult feelings that they might be blocking or might be detached from. Schema Therapy involves a very close therapeutic relationship with your therapist because one aspect of Schema Therapy is something that we refer to as limited re-parenting. So the therapist is trying to give the client an alternative experience of a relationship, particularly if the client has had a very difficult early life and very difficult experiences with their main caregivers.

Dr Elena Touroni

Dr Elena Touroni

19 June 2022

"Dr. Elena Touroni is a skilled and experienced Consultant Psychologist with a track record of delivering high-quality services for individuals with all common emotional difficulties and those with a diagnosis of personality disorder. She is experienced in service design and delivery, the management of multi-disciplinary teams, organisational consultancy, and development and delivery of both national and bespoke training to providers in the statutory and non-statutory sector."

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Dr Stacie Tay

Dr Stacie Tay attained her BSc (Hons) Psychology at the University of Nottingham and worked as a psychologist at the Institute of Mental Health, Singapore, before returning to the UK to complete her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University College London.   

Dr Tay has worked in a variety of settings within the NHS for more than eight years, including primary and secondary care, specialist psychological services and forensic inpatient settings. She currently works as a Clinical Psychologist at the North East London Foundation Trust.  

She has extensive experience working with individuals and groups, providing evidence-based psychological therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Mindfulness-based approaches as well as Schema-informed therapy.   

Dr Tay’s clinical experience involves working with people who present with a range of mild to severe mental health difficulties. This includes depression, anxiety (OCD, social anxiety, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, health anxiety, phobia-related disorders, PTSD), stress related issues, low self-esteem, complex trauma, interpersonal difficulties, grief and bereavement, and long-term health conditions.