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Hello

With a quarter of a century of experience, I am aiming to make mental health support in the UK a luxury and accessible to everyone.

-DR HAVA DRUMMOND

My Story

I was born and educated in Turkey until my early 20s. Following an initial career in engineering, I decided to retrain as a psychologist. Since 1998, I have been studying and working in the field of psychology and psychological therapies.

Over the years, I have worked with individuals and groups presenting with a range of psychological problems across the moderate to severe end of the mental health spectrum.  I have experience of working with adults, young people, couples and groups in a variety of settings.  

 

In the National Health Service (NHS) I worked in the following settings: Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs), GP surgeries, psychiatric hospitals, psychology & psychotherapy departments, Improving Access to Therapies Service (IAPT) etc.). I also provided therapy at voluntary / charitable counselling centres, university / colleges and in private practice.  In the last ten years I’ve been running my own private practice in Reading, Berkshire and London.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Counselling Psychology (Regent’s University, London)

  • MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy  (West London University, London)

  • BA Psychology & Sociology (The University of Reading)

Memberships of Professional Bodies and Organisations:

  • Chartered member (CPsychol) of the British Psychological Society BPS Division of Counselling Psychology

  • Registered with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

  • Accredited Member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

  • Member of the EMDR Association UK (EMDR UK)

  • Member of The British Emotionally Focused Therapy Centre (BEFT) and (ICEEFT)

  • Public and Professional Liability Insurance with the Psychologists Protection Society (PPS)

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Association (EMDR UK)