Dr Simona Chereji

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

About Me

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and I have more than 11 years’ experience in clinically working in academic, forensic, NHS and private settings, both in the UK and overseas. The clients I have been working with are adults and young adults.

Currently, alongside my private practice I work in the NHS in a secondary care service (CMHRS), where I provide psychological intervention for people with severe and enduring mental health difficulties.

The core value of my work is the use of evidence-based therapeutic approaches tailored to meet my clients’ needs. The main therapeutical model I work with is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and I eclectically integrate the principles of other therapeutical approaches such as Rational-Emotive and Behavioural Therapy (REBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Solution-focused Brief Therapy. I am interested in being up to date with the latest outcomes in clinical research relating to psychological disorders and intervention models.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Registered Clinical Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist (HCPC)
  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist (BPS)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy qualification
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (Mindfulness) practitioner training
  • Associate Fellow of Albert Ellis Institute and qualified in Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
  • Master degree in Counselling Psychology

I have experience in assessing and treating disorders on a wide spectrum of complexity, including difficulties related to anxiety disorders (phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, social phobia, panic disorder), depression, anger problems, adjustment disorders, body image difficulties, loss and bereavement, personality disorder.

I have experience and skills in working with people that are struggling with engaging in therapy, that have low motivation to work in therapy or have been through many forms of therapy that have not worked for them in the past.

I have a special interest in working with people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), social phobia and anger problems, both in individual and group format.

In addition to my clinical experience, I also have experience in supervising, teaching and training qualified and trainee therapists from NHS, and other healthcare professionals.

Areas of counselling I work with

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Bi-polar Disorder
  • Bullying (adults)
  • Career Coaching
  • Chronic Illness and Pain
  • Depression
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Eating Disorders
  • Loneliness
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • OCD
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Self-Harm
  • Shame and Guilt
  • Stress management

Fees

  • Please contact me directly to discuss fees

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