Anneli Nilsson Psychotherapy Psychotherapy in Stanton St John, near Oxford, Headington & Wheatley

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I find it fulfilling to help people overcome difficulties and develop inner resources. I do this by thinking with them about what is troubling them. We examine destructive thoughts and feelings and focus on loosening their grip. I introduce supportive ideas and strengthening habits. My aim is to create a thoughtful and professional relationship. I encourage people to develop self-awareness and reflective thinking during our work, as these skills stand them in good stead once therapy has finished. I use psychoanalytic, existential and humanistic ideas to help people develop clarity and robustness.

I have worked in a number of mental health institutions, such as the Warneford Hospital in Oxford, the Royal Edinburgh Hospital and the national UK charity, Mind. I have been working as a psychologist or psychotherapist in consultancies and private practice since 1998.

I am a general psychotherapist and work with a wide variety of problems. In addition to that, my work in mental health institutions taught me to identify psychiatric conditions and work alongside psychiatrists. I help people under psychiatric care to strengthen their reality orientation. This is intense long-term work, so I only work with a handful of people in this way at any time.
My psychologist background means I have a ready understanding of memory and brain deficits and divergence. I have worked with people who have damaged memories to create practical mental 'scaffolding' so they are more able to rely on their memory. I have also worked with many adults with neurodiversity on regulating emotions and impulse; healing stigma and shame, and building psychological and relationship skills.

BSc Psychology (Hons)
MSc Occupational Psychology
MA Psychotherapy and Counselling
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy

In 2010, I completed the five-year postgraduate training program at Regent's University London and qualified as a psychotherapist via the UKCP. Long term personal psychotherapy was a key requirement. Additionally, I have had my own analysis and completed a two-year psychoanalytic infant observation study with NHS Tavistock and Portman Trust.

The UKCP holds the largest register of professional psychotherapists in the UK. It lists practitioner who meet its rigorous standards and training requirements. I am accredited by the UKCP and work within its Ethical Standards and Code of Practice. I am a member of the Oxford Psychotherapy Society and I have served on its committee as Chair, Treasurer, IT Lead and Archivist.

Therapy can free you up to, be more at ease in your relationships; have a realistic view of the world and your place in it, and generally be more comfortable in your own skin.

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