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Dr Christina Collins

Dr Christina Collins First Degree (Bsc equivalent), PgDip, Msc, PhD, D Clin Psy Senior Clinical Psychologist Christina is a clinical psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and the Division of Clinical Psychology of the British Psychological Society. She completed her training at the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College in London and has been working in the NHS for more than 10 years. She has extensive experience working with adults with complex and enduring mental health problems including chronic depression, trauma, anxiety disorders, substance misuse and interpersonal functioning difficulties. During her training and post qualifying, Christina received extensive training in the application of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). She has also received further specialist training in EMDR and Schema Therapy and more recently, in mindfulness-based approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT). In her clinical practice, Christina adopts an eclectic and flexible approach taking under account clients’ particular needs and therapy goals. In addition to her clinical psychology training, Christina has also completed a PhD in Health Psychology and has worked with people experiencing psychological difficulties within the context of an existing physical health illness and with people wishing to make changes in their lifestyle and health-related behaviours. Languages: English and Greek...

Dr Kyriaki Papadopoulou

Dr Kyriaki Papadopoulou BSc. MSc. D.Clin. Psy Chartered Clinical Psychologist Dr Kyriaki completed her Psychology studies and her Master studies in Health Psychology in London and read Clinical Psychology and completed her Clinical Doctorate at the University Of East London (UEL). She has extensive experience in the NHS and private practice, contributing in clinical research (neuropsychology, cardiac neuropsychology) and clinical practice and working with different age group clients and in different settings. Dr Kyriaki incorporates an integrated approach with Neuropsychology, Mindfulness, Cognitive Analytical Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, ACT and Arts as the main therapeutic frameworks. She collaborates with couples, families, and individuals in London as well as an international clientele via telephone/satellite sessions. As a psychologist at the Portland Hospital for Women and Children in London, she contributed in the foundation and establishment of the neuropsychological aspect of the paediatric neurorehabilitation unit. Here she provided advice to other professionals on psychological aspects in relation to risk assessment and risk management and provided culturally competent psychological assessments, family interviews and interventions considering cultural backgrounds. She contributed in establishing assessment protocols (e.g. neuropsychological assessments after resolution of post traumatic amnesia) for the Aquired Brain Injury Unit at National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN) and has extensive experience in neuropsychological assessments and neurorehabilitation for adults (e.g. NHNN, Devonshire Hospital, The Wellington Hospital) and children (e.g. Great Ormond Street Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital, Portland Hospital for Women and Children in London). Dr Kyriaki also has a lifelong interest and experience in Arts (e.g. Theater, Vocals ) which enables her to to better help those with difficulties with public speaking, and professionals performance (e.g. Stage Fright, Procrastination in Artists). Dr Kyriaki collaborated with the cardiothoracic surgical teams at the St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, completing her thesis on neuropsychological sequeal and Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting with individuals who undergone open heart surgery. This allowed her a level of understanding that mental and physical health exist on an interchangeable relationship in one’s health or ill health on an intersection of physical, mental and spiritual line of coexistence. Similarly in her Clinical psychologists post with an Eating Disorders Service Team, she incorporated neuropsychological estimations for understanding one’s profile and supporting one’s recovery steps. Dr Kyriaki has extensive experience in Eating Disorders for adults and adolescents. In her NHS position, she established groups of reflective practice for professionals in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric units, enabling consultants, nurses, occupational therapists,...

Dr Hamodi Kayal

Dr Hamodi Kayal BA, BA (Hons), MA (Clin), DClinPsy Specialist Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist Dr Hamodi Kayal is a chartered Clinical Psychologist with significant expertise in the assessment and therapeutic treatment of a range of anxiety and depressive disorders. He is registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS), EMDR Association Ireland and UK, and the Health Professions Council (HPC). Dr Kayal undertook his undergraduate studies in Israel, followed by his Post graduate studies in the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa. He completed further post qualification doctorate in London. With a special interest in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Dr Kayal went on to complete additional training in this area, including trauma focussed CBT and EMDR. Both of these therapeutic approaches are recommended as the first line of treatment for adults in the UK, according to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines (NICE). Dr Kayal works with a range of psychological and psychiatric difficulties, including Mood Disorders (depression, mood swings, bipolar mood disorders) and Anxiety Disorders (panic attacks, agoraphobia, specific phobia, Social anxiety, PTSD and performance anxiety). He is also experienced in working with traumatic bereavement, work stress, dissociative disorders and emotional regulation difficulties. Having practiced in many countries, Dr Kayal has a broad experience of different cultural backgrounds and mental health settings (CMHT, adult mental health teams and inpatient hospitals). Dr Kayal encompasses a flexible approach to therapy, adapting treatment to suit the individual needs of his clients. His training as a Clinical Psychologist enables him to do so both professionally and ethically. His academic, research and clinical experience have provided an extensive knowledge base to help improve patients’ emotional, social and general psychological wellbeing. Languages: English and Arabic...