Get to know us - Dr Josephine Swede
At our practice in Oxford Circus (W1W), all of our therapists are qualified psychologists, psychotherapists or counsellors. They are registered with several professional bodies, including the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the British Psychological Society (BPS), as well as, BACP, UKCP and BABCP. They use CBT (Cognitive behavioral therapy), psychodynamic, humanistic and integrative approaches, tailored around your needs to help you deal with your challenges and reach your goals.
Please meet our team
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with the BPS and HCPC. I completed my training at the University of Surrey and have six years of experience working in various mental health settings. I have worked in several different services within the NHS, including both primary care and secondary care services, as well as in the private and voluntary sectors.
As an integrative psychologist, I work from a number of therapeutic approaches and aim to build a strong therapeutic relationship with the clients I work with. The approaches I can offer include; Cognitive-Behavioural therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic therapy, Humanistic and Person-Centred therapies, as well as drawing from Schema therapy and Compassion-focused therapy regularly in my work with clients.
I have worked with a wide range of presentations and populations, including children, adolescents, and adults from diverse cultural backgrounds. The presentations I have worked with include; PTSD / Trauma, issues related to Domestic Violence, the broad spectrum of Anxiety disorders, Depression, OCD, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Panic Disorder, Relationship Difficulties, Low Self-esteem, and Personality Disorders.
I aim to work collaboratively with clients and to provide a secure and non-judgemental space to facilitate understanding and change in a way which best suits your needs.
Here’s a list of issues I can help with:
- Depression and mood issues
- Panic Disorder
- Social Anxiety
- OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
- Health Anxiety
- Specific Phobias
- GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder)
- Personality Disorders
- Relationship Difficulties
- Work Stress
- Low Confidence/Esteem
Insurances I work with: AXA, Aviva, Vitality, CIGNA, Simply Health, WPA and others.