Dr Olivia Thrift

Guardian House, Borough Road, Godalming, UK

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I am a Counselling Psychologist and am trained in a range of therapeutic approaches including Compassion Focused Therapy. I worked in NHS and Forensic Services for over thirteen years and specialised in working with people with complex trauma/diagnosis of personality disorder. I am also the founder of The Psychology Company which is a private psychological therapy practice offering Compassion Focused Therapy (as well as other approaches) in our clinics in Godalming and Petersfield. I also offer online compassion focused therapy and supervision outside of working hours.

I work with people aged 17 and over experiencing a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, OCD, fluctuating moods/emotional instability, trauma based difficulties, personality disorders, relationship difficulties and low self worth/shame. One thing that people with these difficulties often have in common is a tendency to criticise and judge themselves very harshly and in my experience helping people develop a compassionate mind is one of the most powerful ways of facilitating change.

Therapist information

English

Psych.D. Counselling Psychology

HCPC and BPS accredited.

Individuals

I have undertaken extensive training in CFT including CFT Basic and Advanced Clinical Skills training with Paul Gilbert, CFT for Shame/Self Attack and Childhood Trauma with Deborah Lee, CFT for Anger with Russell Kolts as well as Mindful Compassion with Paul Gilbert and Choden. I have delivered compassion focused therapy in one to one and group therapy settings within NHS mental health services, forensic hospitals and private practice for the past ten years. I have monthly CFT supervision and when in London attending the London Compassion Focused Therapy Special Interest Group facilitated by Dr Chris Irons. Furthermore I am in the process of co-writing a chapter with Dr Chris Irons on integrating Compassionate Mind Training into Schema Therapy.

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