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Meet the Team

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Dr Jeff Arnold

Doctor of Clinical Psychology, MSc in Clinical and Forensic Psychology, BSC (Hons) Psychology)

I have spent the last 14 years in psychological roles within the NHS, primarily in Forensic Mental Health settings and working with NHS staff well-being. I specialise in  trauma, attachment difficulties and complex emotional difficulties. I chose to work in this area as I have seen first-hand the impact trauma has on people; the pain, the distress and the constant reliving of the experience. I wanted to help people in this position and it means a lot for me to be able to do this. 

I've worked with many people who have experienced a range of traumas; from road traffic accidents, childbirth, to abuse and childhood maltreatment, to racism, stigma and social injustice. My belief is that these past experiences shape our current ways of being and that mental health difficulties often arise from the negative events that have happened in people's lives. Therapy can be one way of healing and growing beyond what has happened in the past.

I qualified in 2016 and have continued my professional development in a number of therapies including Eye Movement and Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy (REBT) Primary Practicum, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Advanced Level and Compassion Focused Therapy Intermediate Certificate.  

I am also interested in how therapy can compliment other approaches and broader life experiences. I believe in the value of non-traditional approaches to therapy, such as using nature as part of therapy, physiological approaches like yoga, and learning from world history to learn about ourselves in the modern world. I feel these approaches are important in making a difference in people's lives. 

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Dr Najma Sultana

Doctor of Clinical Psychology, MRes Cognitive Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation, BSc (Hons) Psychology 

I believe that clients need to feel seen, heard and understood in therapy. I am passionate about creating a safe space in which people can explore the things that are hurting or troubling them the most. 

I have worked in various psychological roles within the NHS for over 12 years. I currently work for an Intensive Support Team (IST), which supports people with Learning Disabilities to live in the community. I have previously worked in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) as a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist and within an Inpatient Hospital for people with a Learning Disability. 

Within the NHS and in my private practice I specialise in working with neurodiverse individuals who have additional emotional, behavioural and mental health needs. This includes individuals who are experiencing low mood, anxiety, exam stress and difficulties in their relationships. I also have expertise in supporting individuals to manage intense and overwhelming emotions such as anxiety, anger and shame.

I can offer a range of assessments, including Cognitive Assessments (WISC-V) and Autism Assessments (ADOS and developmental history). Please see the "Fees" page for more information. 

I completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) in 2016 at the University of Birmingham. During the course of my clinical training, I developed experience in the use of a number of therapeutic approaches. This included Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Systemic Family Therapy and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (Primary Practicum level). Upon qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist, I undertook additional training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. In my current practice, this allows me to draw upon a range of therapeutic approaches to meet the needs of my clients. 

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