Dr Sabrina Appadoo

Senior Counselling Psychologist

Sabrina completed her professional Doctorate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Psychology (PsychD) at the University of Surrey. Alongside her work at Talking Heads, Sabrina works as a Counselling Psychologist in a Dialectical Behavioural Service in the NHS. Sabrina previously worked as a Highly Specialised Counselling Psychologist on an Acute Inpatient Wards and in a specialist HIV service.

“At different moments in our journey, life can be undeniably hard. Distress can often be a normal response to difficult circumstances. During therapy, I work with clients to establish a warm and safe therapeutic space where they feel free to express themselves and I can actively listen to, reflect on, and understand their experience. I am trained in various therapeutic approaches, which allows me to tailor therapy to the client’s needs, preferences and personality.

With the right level of support, I firmly believe that people can overcome the problems that they face and, most importantly, develop the necessary skills and understanding to facilitate and support positive change. In this way, therapy can empower people to live more meaningful lives because it fosters greater self-awareness, enhanced self-acceptance, an understanding of how we interact in relationships, and how the behaviours of others bear impact upon us. It also provides a forum for developing different skills and techniques that may help clients better manage various psychological issues in addition to possibly helping them achieve specific goals and motivations. However, this is not to say that all of us at some point in time won’t face further times of crisis or challenge, but that therapy may better equip people to confront whatever life may throw at them.”

Qualifications:

Professional Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic & Counselling Psychology (DCPsych)
Intensively trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Graduate Certificate in Counselling Psychology
Bachelors degree in Psychology, BSc (Hons)

Sabrina is a HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist and BPS Chartered Psychologist.

Therapies I offer:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Mindfulness Based Therapies
Person-centred Therapy
Psychodynamic Therapy
Dialectical Behavioural informed work