Dr Karina Lenard

Clinical Psychologist in Forest Hill and online, DClinPsy MSc BSc (Hons) BA
Headhsot Dr Pleitgen Clinical Psychologist London

I am a Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered clinical psychologist based in Forest Hill. I have extensive experience working in secondary care and specialist NHS services as well as third sector charity organisations. I currently work as a senior psychologist and a lead for Complex Trauma in an NHS specialist psychotherapy service.

I offer treatment for a wide range of psychological difficulties, including depression, anxiety and relational difficulties. I am particularly passionate about working with trauma survivors, and specialise in working with PTSD, Complex PTSD and complex trauma conditions. In my current and prior roles I have 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.

Many people seek psychological therapy at some point in their life. This might be to target a specific problem, to work through something in their past, or to help them to move their life more in line with their values. During our initial assessment, we will have an opportunity to develop a shared understanding of your difficulties and therapy goals in the context of your life experiences, your background and your current circumstances. This will allow us to create a treatment plan together that is specifically tailored to your individual needs, and aims to help you make meaningful changes. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space to explore your experiences, thoughts and emotions, make sense of them and find the way forward.

In my practice I draw on a range of evidence-based modalities, including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) and Internal Family Systems (IFS). I also draw on principles of the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), as well as narrative and systemic approaches.

I offer clinical psychological therapy in English and Polish.

I see clients in Forest Hill and Online.


DClinPsy, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of East London

MSc in Clinical & Community Psychology, University of East London

BSc (Hons) in Psychology, Kingston University

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