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Dr Amelia Presman
Location: Brighton and online
Dr Amelia Presman has been working in the field of psychology and mental health for over 10 years, both in clinical and academic settings. She has worked in a wide range of NHS services and has extensive experience working with adults, children, and families, in both physical and mental health settings.
She values working collaboratively with clients, in order to arrive at a shared understanding of their difficulties and the circumstances that contributed to these difficulties, and empowering people to work towards their goals using a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches. She uses an integrative and person-centred therapeutic approach, drawing from therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Systemic Family Therapy, and Attachment Theory. Dr Presman emphasises the importance of the client-therapist relationship, and of creating a warm, safe, and trusting environment where clients feel respected and heard.
Dr Presman is experienced in working with a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress, OCD, relational difficulties, anger, chronic pain and illness, trauma, motivation and procrastination, and difficulties that are commonly diagnosed as personality disorder. She has a special interest in the links between physical and emotional wellbeing, and she is experienced in treating a range of clients including autistic individuals and individuals with ADHD.
As well as her clinical work, Dr Presman has conducted research into the biological underpinnings of depression; genetic contributions to psychosis and schizophrenia; and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on social relationships and mental health. "
Dr Presman completed her undergraduate psychology degree at the University of Oxford and holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of East London.