Get to know us - Dr Margot Brink
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 Consultant Counselling Psychologist who qualified in South Africa in 1996. Since then I have worked in various countries, both with young people and adults, as a psychologist in the community, in inpatient facilities and as a volunteer. I have been working in multicultural environments throughout my career. I completed my Ph.D., focussing on human migration, during 2012. My research highlighted the resilience of human beings.
My daily practice is inspired by the confirmation of my research, which is evident in everyone I work with. When I meet with a client, we decide together what the treatment intervention will entail. I collaborate with clients to co-author a treatment programme that they can accept as hope-inducing. My assumption when starting a therapeutic relationship with a client is a belief in his, her or their potential and the possibilities enveloped in the work we are going to do together.
I work with individual young people (adolescents) and adults, couples, families and groups. Although mainly working as a Narrative Therapist, I am also very experienced as a Dialectical Behaviour Therapist (DBT). I had intensive training and many years of experience practicing as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT). The ideas of Systems Therapy underpin my work across the board. It is important to me that the therapeutic modality I use suits the client I am working with.
A particular expertise I bring to my practice is diagnosing and assessing difficulties and subsequently selecting relevant treatment(s) to address these challenges. It would be a privilege to work ith you to address the specific struggles in your life.
I have expertise in, and can offer help with a wide range of psychological difficulties including the following:
- Depression and mood issues
- Panic Disorder & Agoraphobia
- Social Anxiety
- OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
- Trichotillomania and Hoarding
- Health Anxiety
- Specific Phobias
- GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder)
- Personality Disorders (BPD, ASPD, Histrionic, Suicidal, Schizoid, Schizotypal)
- Eating Difficulties
- Sexuality and Sexual Issues
- Sexual Dysfunctions
- Physical Health Problems
- Chronic Pain
- Chronic Fatigue (M.E.)
- Relationship Difficulties
- Couple Work
- Family Therapy
- Children ASD
- Adult ASD
- Work Stress
- Low Confidence/Esteem
- Schizophrenia & Schizoaffective Disorder
- Dissociative Identity Disorder
- Post-natal depression
- Assertiveness Issues
- Sleep therapy/Insomnia
- Learning Disabilities
- Additional info
Insurances I work with: AXA, Aviva, Vitality, Cigna, Simply Health, WPA and others.