Sharmi Gowri-Kriszyk

Psychologist, EMDR

My name is Sharmi, and I am a Psychologist and Integrative Practitioner with a specialism in Trauma and Attachment. I have worked in the helping profession within the area of mental health for around 15 years.

I offer Couple Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Adult Therapy and Child Therapy – whereas the latter two will be delivered in form of Individual Therapy.

The foundation of my therapeutic work and philosophy is rooted in the field of Trauma and Attachment. ‘Working with Developmental Trauma/Complex PTSD, attachment issues, parenting difficulties, children, teenagers and families are areas I consider to be my specialism.

How I can help you

Thus, I offer a variety of attachment-based and trauma-informed approaches as one of my main specialities. What got me into this field of work was that there has always been a strong part of me that wanted to help people in need, especially those suffering from emotional pain. I knew from a young age that I wanted to pursue this route as a profession.

My favourite part of doing this is that it feels rewarding to help alleviate emotional suffering and to be able to guide someone to make a positive difference in their life.

There are a range of issues I have experience working with which I have listed in the section called ‘Services’, however my greatest experience in therapy consisting of specialist understanding and knowledge involve working with difficulties related to trauma and attachment.

Services I offer

I offer psychological services in form of consultation services and therapy services. Consultation services are a preventative and proactive approach to getting some guidance and support. It is short-term (2 sessions) and is not meant to be psychotherapy in that it is truly just to receive some guidance and assessment about what might help the client’s situation.

Therapy involves more in-depth work and could take form as brief therapy (max 6 sessions) or as long-term therapy. The various types of therapy I offer are Individual Therapy (Adult Therapy or Child & Adolescent Therapy), Couple Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Specialist Trauma and Attachment Focused Family Therapy.
Main achievements and qualifications

Trustee for Mums In Need (MIN), a Non-Profit Organisation. This is an organisation supporting mothers and children who have experienced and escaped domestic abuse
B.Sc (HONS) Psychology degree and followed on undertaking a professional doctorate in counselling psychology
Masters/Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychology and Counselling
Professional Diploma in Counselling Psychology
Professional Advanced Diploma in Counselling Psychology

In order to continuously expand my specialist knowledge, understanding and experience in the field of trauma and attachment, I have undertaken further training in this area. These are, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) – Level 1 & 2 , Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) – Level 1, 2 & 3, Theraplay® – Level 1, Working with Children: Helping children cope with trauma.

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