Dr Charlotte Airey
CPsychol, DPsych, MSc
I am a highly experienced Chartered Counselling Psychologist, who works mostly with adults, young people and couples. I am skilled in a variety of therapeutic methods, which means that I am able to recommend the most suitable approach, based on your specific experiences and personal goals.
I work in an integrative and holistic way, drawing on aspects of many therapeutic models to create an approach that is tailored to meet your needs. Where many other therapy approaches attempt to fit the client into the therapy model, integrative therapy places the client at the centre of the work and recognises that therapy must be tailored to meet the needs of each individual. I work in a very collaborative way with my clients, as I believe that, while the therapist has the theoretical knowledge, the client is the expert in themselves. I am very congruent, transparent and compassionate in my approach and I believe that through a positive therapeutic relationship, any individual has the capacity to change and grow.
In addition to private practice, I have worked within the NHS and charitable sector for several years, in a variety of services and organisations. This has given me extensive experience in supporting individuals from a variety of backgrounds, presenting with a wide range of mental health difficulties. I have particular experience in working with people who have sustained life altering injuries, those living with long term medical conditions and disabilities. I am also highly experienced in providing bereavement support to those who have lost loved ones, those struggling with addiction and providing fertility counselling. I also have extensive experience of working with young people with emotional wellbeing support needs and their parents.
In my NHS career I have spent seven years specialising in neurological rehabilitation (neuro rehab), working with people with a range of neurological presentations including spinal cord injury (SCI), stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and neurodegenerative conditions. I have worked in various services along the neuro rehab pathway, from an acute stroke unit, acute spinal injury ward, transitional neuro rehab unit and community services. My work included completing comprehensive neuropsychological assessment and delivering bespoke cognitive rehabilitation programmes.
I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). I hold an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Masters degrees in Evolutionary Psychology and Counselling Psychology and a practitioner Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. I hold additional qualifications in infant loss (I am an accredited member of the Foundation for Infant Loss), in psychometric testing (I am on the BPS Register of Qualifications in Test Use, RQTU) and in cognitive assessment (WAIS-IV certification).
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