Dr Olivia Thrift
The therapeutic approaches I specialise in include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). These approaches help with a wide range of difficulties, including depression (both current and past/recurring depression), anxiety/panic attacks, OCD, low self worth, fluctuating moods/emotional instability, relationship difficulties, trauma-based difficulties, personality disorders and problematic ways of managing emotions, such as binge eating, drinking and self-harm. I think a strong therapeutic relationship combined with evidenced based structured therapy is imperative in helping people make the changes they desire and feel very privileged to be able to work with people to help them overcome their difficulties and reach their goals.
I have chartered status with the British Psychological Society (BPS), am accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the regulatory body for psychologists in the UK and am covered by all the leading private health-insurance companies, including BUPA.
Finally, I have done the most advanced level training in Schema Therapy available and am certified with the International Society for Schema Therapy (ISST) and am an ISST. I am an ISST authorised Advanced Schema Therapist and Supervisor and am a Schema Supervisor for several UK based Schema training programmes.
B.Sc (Hons.) Psychology; University of Wales, Cardiff
Using Trauma-Focused CBT for PTSD; Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre
CBT for Eating Disorders; British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Recent Advances in OCD Treatment; British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Working with Distressing Psychosis; British Psychological Society
Schema Therapy Training
Advanced Certification in Schema Therapy; International Society for Schema Therapy. This training focused on using schema therapy with people with a diagnosis or traits of Personality Disorder including Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Avoidant/Dependent Personality Disorder.
Schema Therapy Trainer-Supervisor; Dr Joan Farrell and Dr Ida Shaw; International Society for Schema Therapy
Group Schema Therapy (Dr Joan Farrell and Dr Ida Shaw); International Society for Schema Therapy
Time-Limited Schema Therapy (Dr Vreeswijk); International Society for Schema Therapy
Advanced Imagery Rescripting; (Dr Chris Hayes and Remco van der Wijngaart); International Society for Schema Therapy
Transformational Chairwork; Scott Kellogg
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy; Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Radical Openness and DBT; Targetting Overcontrol;
Treating PTSD during Dialectical Behaviour Therapy with High-Risk Clients; British Isles DBT Team
Compassion Focused Therapy Training
Advanced Clinical Skills Workshop in Compassion-Focused Therapy; Prof Paul Gilbert; University of Derby
Using Compassion Focused Therapy To Overcome The Legacy Of Childhood Trauma; Dr Deborah Lee; British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Compassion Focused Therapy for Anger: The True Strength Program; Prof Russell Kolts; University of Derby
Compassionate Mind in Shame and Self-Attack; Dr Deborah Lee; British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Compassion and the Integration of Mind; Prof Paul Gilbert and Prof Dan Siegel.
8 week MBSR Course
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy Seven-Day Training Retreat; Oxford Mindfulness Centre.
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Core Skills Training; Dr Kristin Neff and Dr Christopher Germer; University of Derby
Mindful Compassion; Prof Paul Gilbert and Choden; Kagyu Samye Dzong Tibetan Centre, London
Yoga 200 hour teacher training; Samahita Retreat Thailand.
HCR-20 V3; Partnerships in Care.
Risk of Sexual Violence Protocol; Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Understanding and assessing Psychopathy (PCL-R); Pearson Training