Dr Karina Pleitgen

Clinical Psychologist in East Dulwich, DClinPsy MSc BSc (Hons) BA

I am a clinical psychologist registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). I have worked in the NHS in secondary care and specialist services since 2011. I also have experience in third sector charity organizations that offer psychological therapies to refugees and asylum seekers. I currently work in a specialist psychotherapy service within the NHS that supports people with severe and enduring needs.

I offer treatment for a wide range of psychological difficulties; however, I am particularly passionate about working with survivors of trauma and its psychological aftermath. In my current and prior roles I worked with diverse client groups, including survivors of torture and human rights violations, rape, sexual assault and domestic violence, childhood abuse, war-related experiences, as well as accidents and injuries.

The initial assessment is an opportunity to develop a shared understanding of your difficulties in the context of your life experiences, your background and your current circumstances. This allows us to collaboratively develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs and aims to help you make meaningful changes.

In my practice I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET). I also draw on principles of the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as well as narrative and systemic approaches.

Qualifications

DClinPsy, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of East London

MSc in Clinical & Community Psychology, University of East London

BSc (Hons) in Psychology, Kingston University

Client Groups

Adults

Availability

Friday afternoons & evenings

Languages

English and Polish

Location

Online

Other Face-to-Face Locations:

Oru Space, East Dulwich