I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological society and a recognised Gender Recognition Panel Specialist with over 30 years experience  working with adults, adolescents and children. I have specialised in working with severe and enduring mental health problems as well as the most commonly experienced psychological difficulties. I work collaboratively with individuals to facilitate recovery from a wide range of psychological difficulties and establish coping strategies to maintain future psychological health.

I work integratively and my practice is informed by Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT), and Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT).

I trained in three different models (person centred, psychodynamic and CBT) and draw on therapeutic approaches known to help clients with their presenting difficulties. I offer both short and longer term therapy. Therapy will initially involve a period of careful assessment and discussion of options. We will then meet for an agreed period of time and work together towards chosen goals. I have worked in a variety of NHS settings and am experienced in helping people with difficulties, such as: depression, anxiety (worry, panic/ OCD/ body dysmorphia/ health anxiety), PTSD, childhood trauma, personality and interpersonal problems, eating disorders and psychosis. I am registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS) and adhere to the code of ethics prescribed by these organisations. Outside of independent work, I am employed as a senior psychologist with the NHS. I also work as a tutor training counselling psychologists with the University of Surrey.

Chartered Clinical Psychologist. Accredited with British Psychological Society (BPS) and Health and Care Professions Council UK (HCPC)

Adrienne works with individuals, couples and families where anxiety, depression, frustration and grief may be present. Therapeutic work integrates a number of psychological perspectives and includes exploring feelings, cognitions, behaviours, current and past conflicts, physical wellbeing and desired goals. Clients are encouraged to make use of reflective tools, such as diaries, and to consider educational materials. Clients are encouraged to set realistic, achievable goals and to monitor their emotional, interpersonal and physical changes over time. Therapeutic work is often short-term (up to six months), but can be extended when needed. Adrienne has worked professionally in both adult and children’s services, and for the NHS. She is specialist in relationship work and individual work. She has many years’ experience working with those who have a range of mental health difficulties and troubling behaviours. She works with those who are contemplating making important life changes and those who wish to explore or understand their emotions and relationships. Her experience in working in child protection services has led to a special interest in collaborative law. Adrienne is experienced in assessing and treating anxiety, depression, mood disorders, grief and loss, marital difficulties, parent-child discord, childhood unhappiness and parenting practices

Since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist 1994, I have had a wide range of clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults.  My areas of expertise include – depression; anxiety; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Obsessive Compulsive Disorders; phobias; panic attacks; parenting difficulties and behaviour problems in young children. My work is guided by the principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).  I work in a flexible way, drawing on Family Therapy and Systemic models where appropriate.  My aim is to work with clients to identify specific areas for change, help set realistic goals and work collaboratively to develop new coping strategies that can be put into practice in daily life.

Psychotherapist – Accredited EMDR Practitioner & Consultant

I have worked as a therapist for over 20 years, with postgraduate training in counselling/psychotherapy and clinical hypnosis, and practitioner and consultant status in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR). I am accredited as a Senior Practitioner by the BACP, a Practitioner by EMDR UK & Ireland and a Consultant by EMDR Europe.

I have worked in Higher Education, the NHS, the Third Sector and independent practice as a practitioner, supervisor, service manager and educator of therapists.

In my therapeutic practice I integrate EMDR, cognitive behavioural procedures, clinical hypnosis and mindfulness in working with anxiety, depression, stress and performance enhancement. I have a particular interest in the treatment of post traumatic experiences: I was a contributor to NICE National Clinical Practice Guideline No. 26 – Post-traumatic stress disorder: the management of PTSD in adults and children in primary, secondary and community care.

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with 17 years experience in the field of emotional health. I offer an individually tailored approach rooted in the principles of CBT, Ericksonian hypnosis, mindfulness and positive psychology. My aim is always to enhance the client’s own strengths and to offer practical beneficial strategies.

I work with a broad variety of problems including PTSD, early trauma, relationship problems, anxiety, worry, panic attacks, depression, bulimia, self-esteem/confidence, phobias, bereavement, stress, sleep problems and smoking cessation.

I also offer hypnosis for personal development - for example for musicians, writers and performers to enhance their creative potential and for individuals who want to find a new direction in life.

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years qualified experience of helping people work on recovery, mental health and/or substance use problems.  I have been employed by the NHS and the University of Manchester.  My therapy preferences are Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Mindfulness and Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

I offer psychological therapy to help you if you are experiencing problems relating to: anxiety, depression, low self esteem, self harming or self destructive behaviours, substance misuse, dual diagnosis (mental health and substance misuse), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychosis, complex trauma, personality issues.

These problems tend to be linked and people often experience one or more of these issues. Understanding how they fit together can be very helpful and facilitates the process of making changes.

I am an experienced trainer in Motivational Interviewing (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, MINT).  I have delivered doctoral level training in Dual Diagnosis (psychosis and substance misuse) I have delivered workshops for the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) and presented at national and international conferences.  I have significant research experience in this area and am also experienced in supervision and consultancy.

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

I have worked in the area of mental health and well-being for the past twenty years. I have a broad range of experience working with people with a wide range of psychological difficulties including substance misuse problems, anxiety, depression and trauma. I have worked with young people and their families for the past 15 years. I currently work part time as a Clinical Psychologist in a Youth Offending Team, a specialist service attached to an NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. In that work I undertake assessments of young people (aged 10-17) and their families with complex needs, which may include risk and child protection issues; as well as individual therapy with young people. I also provide consultation to other professionals and supervision to trainee clinical psychologists.

I am presently undertaking training in family therapy. I use an integrative therapeutic approach employing CBT, solution-focused brief therapy, narrative therapy and other systemic approaches. I have also had training in EMDR. My overall approach is to help people discover their own resources to deal with difficult life issues.

Specialist Counsellor in Eating Disorders

MBACP(accredited), UKCP registered Independent Practitioner

MA Counselling Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma Counselling, CQSW.

As an NHS specialist therapist in eating disorders in Brighton and Hove for over 12 years I worked directly with clients as well as providing consultation, training and supervision to other professionals.

I have worked in private practice in Brighton and Hove for over 20 years with clients with a wide range of emotional difficulties including childhood sexual abuse, eating disorders, depression and low self esteem. I also provide supervision, consultation and training to other professionals working with eating disorder sufferers.

I draw upon a range of therapeutic models including psychodynamic, CBT and person centred. This means that I am able to offer individually tailored sessions working collaboratively with clients to address issues and work towards changes as they feel ready.

Educational Psychologist

I am a chartered educational psychologist. I also work as an academic and professional tutor at University College London.

I support children and young people who are having problems at school, and home, with learning, social and emotional problems, and issues around disability. I do this through:

·         Cognitive assessment using standardised tools

·         Observation of children and young people in early years and school settings

·         Interviews with children and young people and the key adults in their lives

·         Consultation with teachers (meeting with teachers and finding ways to help children together)

·         One to one and small group interventions with children and young people to address a range of learning, social, behavioural and emotional problems

·         One to one interventions with parents to help them help their children. This includes parenting support

·         Assessment of whole school issues and working with school management and staff to find ways to make positive change. This includes support around commissioning new services to meet identified needs. 

·         School staff training on a range of issues – recent examples include ‘how to work with parents as partners’ and ‘how to use restorative approaches in your school’ 

Doctor of Psychology, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist.  Qualified 1981, University trained in Surrey and New York.  Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society (BPS).  Member, British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.  Member, National Academy of Neuropsychology, USA.  HPC registered.

Over 30 years NHS experience in mental health and neuropsychology.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)  has scientifically demonstrated to be the treatment of choice for common psychological problems. 

Neuropsychology  is concerned with brain functioning and Dr Tossell offers a service of Assessment (IQ and memory testing, dyslexia, brain injury or impairment etc) and Rehabilitation (following brain injury);  including medico-legal work.

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