ALEDA ERSKINE, BA, B.Sc, M.Phil, AFBPsS
I have worked with individuals and couples facing a range of difficulties, both emotional and physical from late teens to later life. I have a special interest in the impact that a health condition, whether chronic or acute, an accident or issues such as pregnancy or infertility or early parenthood, can make on our lives, relationships and sense of self. I am also interested in the impact of other important life events or losses. But whatever the problem, I enjoy collaborating with the people I work with to discover or reconnect to the understandings, skills and values which bring vitality.
I draw on many years of experience in the NHS as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. I also draw on skills in cognitive-behavioural therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy and mindfulness approaches. In the last sixteen years I have trained in systemic approaches and Narrative Therapy both within my recent NHS trust and with the UK Institute of Narrative Therapy, where I am an Associate Member. This is the approach I use most often, but I also work eclectically, consulting those I work with to use whichever approaches are most effective for their individual situations.
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