Meet The Therapists

At Changing-Futures we have a team of therapists specialising in different areas. Please read more about each of our therapists below to find out which would suit your needs.

We also have links to a network of other therapeutic and psychiatry services for adults, young people and couples. Upon completing an initial assessment, we can then make suitable recommendations for these.

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Amanda

My name is Amanda  I am a qualified mental health clinician and a cognitive analytic psychotherapist, and work as a lead therapist in the NHS.

I have a wide range of experience in NHS mental health services and I am experienced with both adults and children, adolescents, couples and families in the delivery of therapy.  If you are seeking therapy for yourself or a family member, I can complete a comprehensive assessment and make suggestions about what might be the most suitable evidence based approach.

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Cognitive Analytical Therapy is a structured approach that explores relationships, past and present and some of the relationship dynamics that we may get caught up in which affect our ways of relating to ourselves and others. 

It is time limited and change focused and combines different therapeutic traditions (cognitive and analytic models) in a helpful way.  I am also experienced working with Trauma models, and complex presentations like eating disorders and emotional instability.  I offer in person sessions in Brighton

 
I have experience delivering therapy on online platforms.

Accreditations:

  • (NMC) Nursing and Midwifery Council

  • (ACAT) Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy

  • UKCP Psychotherapist Accreditation

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Dorota

My name is Dorota, I am a qualified cognitive analytic therapist and EMDR practitioner. I consider myself to work by integrating approaches effective in trauma-focused work to enable the process of recovery from traumatic experiences and stimulate post-traumatic growth, by addressing anxieties about person's future and their capacity to manage difficulties that may lay ahead.


I practice in a person-centred way, aiming to provide a scaffolding of support within a therapeutic relationship, which enables individuals to utilise their strengths and to deconstruct obstacles to their growth and psychological and emotional wellbeing.  

I aim to instil in individuals a sense of hope and to increase their ability to understand and manage their issues, to develop a greater sense of choice and self-management and ultimately to allow them to reach towards their potential.  I offer online therapy sessions.

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Emma

Hi my name is Emma and I am a psychological therapist registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), a registered mental health nurse (RMN), and accredited cognitive analytic therapist (CAT) with over 15 years' experience of working within the NHS and more recently, in private practice.


Over the last 11 years, I have specialised my practice to working with adults with eating disorders through my work at the world-renowned Eating Disorder Service, at the Maudsley Hospital. I also work as a specialist psychotherapist at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, (RADA) supporting Acting and Technical Theatre students to overcome difficulties with eating, body-image distress and self-esteem.


I feel passionate about supporting people to overcome their difficulties and place value and importance on working together in a collaborative way, and focusing on developing trust in the therapeutic relationship, in order to provide a safe and supportive space, that can help foster change.


I consider myself to be an integrative practitioner, and draw upon a number of different therapeutic approaches in which I have been trained, to suit each individual client I am working alongside.  I have a particular interest in working creatively with individuals and also in understanding the social, cultural and environmental impact of the world in which we live, upon the individual.  I offer online sessions.

Qualifications and Registrations:


  • Bsc (Hons) Sociology (University of Plymouth)

  • Pg Dip (RMN) Mental Health Nursing (University of Southampton)

  • Foundation in Art Psychotherapy (University of Exeter/Insider Art)

  • Certificate in Psychodynamic and Humanistic Counselling (Goldsmith's College, University of London).

  • Accredited Cognitive Analytic Practitioner (Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy)

  • Cognitive Analytic Psychotherapist ( ACAT/ UKCP-Awaiting full accreditation)