Clinical Psychologists at London Trauma Specialists are highly trained and experienced in working with Complex presentations of PTSD. They have experience working cross-culturally and with interpreters, and are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), British Psychological Society and AXA PPP Healthcare.
DR GEORGINA CLIFFORD
Dr Georgina Clifford is Director of the clinic, a trauma specialist and experienced Clinical Psychologist who worked in specialist trauma services in the NHS for several years. She qualified with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) from Royal Holloway, University of London and is currently working towards a PhD, studying the role of memory in Complex PTSD at the University of Cambridge. Dr Clifford specialises in Trauma-focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and EMDR and has experience and expertise in treating psychological presentations in the aftermath of traumatic experiences, including: accidents; rape and sexual assault; childhood abuse; domestic violence; trafficking, war and torture. She has a special interest and growing expertise in the area of birth trauma. Dr Clifford takes instruction for expert witness work for the court and her opinion has been accepted in a range of courts, including the Central Criminal Court. Dr Clifford is an elected board member and Treasurer of the UK Psychological Trauma Society (UKPTS)
DR REBECCA JOHNSON
Dr Rebecca Johnson is a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in treating and assessing individuals who have survived traumatic experiences; particularly rape, sexual assault, domestic violence and the effects of living in conflict and warzones. She qualified with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) from University College London and is currently working as a trauma specialist in the NHS in north London. Dr Johnson has extensive experience working with adults who are experiencing difficulties such as depression, anxiety, social phobias and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Dr Johnson has a keen interest in global mental health, and has extensive experience running teaching workshops for trauma counsellors in Sri Lanka.
DR TIM KEMBER
Dr Tim Kember is a skilled Clinical Psychologist experienced in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and also compassion focused and narrative approaches. He is a fully trained EMDR therapist. He currently works in the NHS treating clients with post-traumatic stress disorder and other trauma related difficulties. Dr Kember has a specialist interest in PTSD. He has expertise in trauma focused therapy for clients with PTSD and other difficulties related to traumatic experiences, including childhood trauma. Dr Kember completed his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University College London. He has since worked in specialist PTSD services and general adult service in the NHS. He has experience in teaching on postgraduate, MSc and Clinical Psychology Doctorate courses at a number of UK universities. He also has experience running teaching workshops for trauma counsellors in Sri Lanka.
DR SEÁN HALDANE
Dr Seán Haldane is a Practitioner Member of the Division of Neuropsychology of the British Psychological Society and was Head of Neuropsychology and Psychology for Older Adults in East London NHS Trust until 2012. He currently provides neuropsychology supervision at Oxleas NHS Trust, and has a private practice specialising in brief ‘neurodynamic psychotherapy’ and brief neuropsychology assessment. (See www.neuropsychology.sh). He is the author of Emotional First Aid (1984) and Couple Dynamics (1985), both of which teach self-help psychotherapy, and of Pulsation: from Wilhelm Reich to Neurodynamic Psychotherapy (2014). Dr Haldane offers a brief neuropsychological assessment ‘package’ to people referred to London Trauma Specialists.
DR YASMIN PETHANIA
Dr Yasmin Pethania is a Clinical Psychologist skilled in the assessment and treatment of PTSD and other anxiety disorders. She has expertise in working with survivors of traumatic experiences and human rights abuses including rape, childhood abuse, domestic violence, torture, trafficking and war. She qualified with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Surrey and is currently working in a specialist trauma service in the NHS in north London. Dr Pethania specialises in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) and compassion focused approaches. She has special interests in guilt and shame based PTSD and maternal mental health. Dr Pethania also has experience in running training workshops for community organisations and charities that work with survivors of traumatic experiences.
DR FAYE NIKOPASCHOS
Dr Faye Nikopaschos is a Clinical Psychologist with specialist interests and expertise in working with survivors of traumatic events who present with symptoms of PTSD. Dr Nikopaschos has worked in NHS psychology services since 2011, and has experience of working in specialist trauma services both within the NHS and charity sector. She is experienced in assessing and providing therapy for both children and adults who present with symptoms of PTSD, alongside a range of other emotional difficulties. Dr Nikopaschos specialises in Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET). Alongside her NHS work, she provides specialist supervision, consultation and training in NET for Vivo International, being involved in projects in both Rwanda and the DRC. Dr Nikopaschos also has specialist interests and expertise in neuropsychological assessment and memory; she has previously worked in NHS neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation services, and completed her doctoral research in this area.
Dragana Savcic-Sanders is a Counselling Psychologist with over 15 years of experience in the secondary and tertiary NHS psychological services. Dragana has a special clinical interest in the psychological impact of traumatic experiences including childhood sexual abuse, accidents, traumatic losses, violent experiences, rape and political crime including torture. Dragana is highly experienced in providing assessment and trauma-focused therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as well as providing consultancy, group work and psycho-educational programmes. Dragana is fully trained in the Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing therapy (EMDR), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and systemic therapy. Dragana has a special interest in working with ‘complex trauma’ including complex bereavement. Dragana is currently coordinating the Complex PTSD team in the north London NHS Mental Health Trust.
DR LUCIE NALLETAMBY
Dr Lucie Nalletamby is a Clinical Psychologist skilled in working with survivors of traumatic experiences who present with symptoms of PTSD. She has worked in the NHS since 2011, and has experience of working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, accidents, war, trafficking and torture. She is experienced in the assessment and treatment for both children and adults who present with symptoms of PTSD, as well as a range of other emotional difficulties. Dr Nalletamby currently works as a trauma specialist in the NHS in Central and North West London and specialises in Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. She has a special interest in working with families; she has previously worked in family clinics and completed a post-graduate certificate in Systemic Family Practice.
DR JENNA LOVE
Dr Jenna Love is a clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience working with the psychological aspects of physical health difficulties. She currently works in the NHS at St. George’s Hospital in South London leading a specialist service for people who have chronic pain related to haematological disorders. Prior to this role she has worked in several different specialist pain management services, including 5 years at UCLH working with people with pain, including facial pain. She therefore has a high level of experience and expertise in the psychological management of different pain conditions, including those that have developed as a result of traumatic experiences, and integrating pain management work with trauma-focused psychological approaches. Dr Love works using a range of different psychological techniques to develop an approach that is right for the individual, and draws on her training in cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, compassion-focused therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. She obtained her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Royal Holloway, University of London.