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Janis Briedis

     Chartered Counselling Psychologist & Psychotherapist    

 

BA, MA, CPsychol

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I have been working in both the private and public sectors in and out of London since 2005. Currently, I work as a Specialist Counselling Psychologist in a Community Mental Health Team offering assessment and treatment on an individual and group basis to clients with long histories of psychological and psychiatric difficulties. I also supervise Counselling Psychologists in training and professionals from other disciplines, plan and deliver training packages to staff across the NHS Trust.


I have extensive experience of working with people having family and relationship difficulties, entrenched personality issues, depression and anxiety problems, self-esteem issues, trauma victims, drug & alcohol users, and gay and lesbian clients. I have also worked with hospital in-patients and out-patients with chronic or terminal illnesses, people with HIV and psychosexual difficulties, as well as primary school children.


Apart from English, I also offer sessions in Russian and Latvian.


Whilst I am passionate about therapy, I am also interested in meditation, philosophy, religion, spirituality, yoga, dance (5 Rhythms), travelling, languages, classical music, opera, ballet, modern art, cinema, theatre, swimming and cycling.


Training and Qualifications


2000 BA in Theology and Religion, University of Latvia

2002 Conversion Diploma for Graduates in Psychology, London Guildhall University

(now London Metropolitan University)

2005 MA in Counselling Psychology, Regent’s College

2005 Post-MA in Existential Counselling Psychology, Regent’s College

2006 Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy, Regent’s College

2011 Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy, Oxford University


In the past years I have also attended a range of short training courses and workshops:


2006 Focussing, Greg Madison

2006 Multi-Modal Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Lynn Somerfield

2006 Motivational Interviewing - Drug & Alcohol Services for London

2007 Advanced Cognitive-Behavioural Skills, Centre for Stress Management

2007 Becoming an Effective Supervisor, Centre for Supervision Training

2008 Psychosexual Therapy with Sexual Minorities, Pink Therapy

2008 Schema-Focussed Therapy, Jeffrey Young

2009 Running Therapeutic Groups, Pink Therapy

2009 Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, EMDR Workshops

2010 CBT Bootcamp: Building Core Clinical Competencies, Christine Padesky, London

2011 Core Systemic Therapy Skills, The Tavistock Institute, London

2011 Compassionate Mind Training for Shame Based Difficulties, Compassionate Mind Foundation, London




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