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Meet Dolma

Psychotherapist and Couples Counsellor

I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with an MA in Psychosynthesis Psychology awarded by The Institute of Psychosynthesis in affiliation with Middlesex University.

Born and raised in India amongst the Tibetan community in exile, I have grown up in a world where mindful practice is an integral part of daily life. This led to a specialist fundraising career supporting those of the Tibetan diaspora.

 

My interest in therapy was sparked many years ago when I experienced how talking to someone who really listened in a space that felt safe and non-judgemental could actually help me! I noticed how this process helped me to see things in a different way and as a result, I changed the things that were no longer helpful. This inspired me to undertake a therapy training myself as I found therapy invaluable and feel passionate about its benefits.

My approach is client-centred, trauma-informed, compassion-based and draws on the findings of current neuroscience research.

Through counselling and psychotherapy, I seek to value, respect and listen to you in confidence and without judgment.

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What qualifies me to support you?

Qualifications

I studied for five years at the Institute of Psychosynthesis (London), which provides an extremely rigorous clinical training in psychotherapy and counselling at master's level. Alongside the academic and clinical components, my course was experiential and I was required to attend both individual and group psychotherapy for the duration of the training. My formal qualifications are:

 

  • MA in Psychosynthesis Psychology (Level 7), Institute of Psychosynthesis, validated by Middlesex University.

  • PgDip in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Level 5), Institute of Psychosynthesis.

  • PgDip in Counselling  (Level 4), Institute of Psychosynthesis.

  • PgDip in Psychosynthesis Psychology, Institute of Psychosynthesis, validated by Middlesex University.

  • Certificate in Trauma-Informed Stabilisation Treatment (Levels 1, 2 & 3), Academy of Therapy Wisdom.

  • Certified Relational Life Therapy Practitioner - Couples Therapy (Levels 1, 2 & 3), Relational Life Institute.

  • Certificate in Psychosexual Therapy, (Level 5), The Grove, accredited by COSRT.

Continued Professional Development

I am committed to lifelong learning and regularly participate in clinical supervision and postgraduate training, workshops and conferences for ongoing professional and personal development including:

  • Non-violent communication

  • Mindfulness

  • The Neurobiology of Trauma

  • Yoga Nidra (body relaxation)

  • Polyvagal Guide to Relational Safety - Deb Dana

  • Understanding Narcissism Summit - Sounds True, Various Presenters

  • Why We Get Sick: The Hidden Connection Between Stress and Disease - Dr. Gabor Maté

  • Working with Repetition Compulsion - David P. Celani

  • Enmeshment and Merger in the Parent-Child Relationship - Various Presenters

  • A Master class for Healers  - Dr. Gabor Maté

  • Stabilising the Unstable - Dr. Janina Fisher

  • Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors - Dr. Janina Fisher

  • Staying in Love: The Art of Fierce Intimacy – Terry Real

  • Avoidant Attachment: The Defence Against Intimacy - Linda Cundy

  • Gender Identities & Sexual Orientations - Silva Neves

  • Preoccupied Attachment Fear of Abandonment and Chronic Insecurity - Linda Cundy 

  • The Role of Fantasy in Complex Trauma - Kathy Steele

  • Working with Infidelity - Terry Real

  • Disordered Eating and the Trauma Re-Enactment Syndrome - Lisa Ferentz

  • Love, Sex and Power – Terry Real

  • Dissociation and DID: The Fundamentals - Carolyn Spring

  • Working with Dissociative Disorders in Clinical Practice - Carolyn Spring

  • Attachment and Trauma Congress London - ISC, Various Presenters   

  • When Intimacy Feels Unsafe: Healing the Trauma Legacy - Dr. Janina Fisher

  • Couples Intensive - Terry Real & Desirae Ysasi

  • Narcissistic Abuse and the Shame Based Self: Working with Survivors of Narcissistic Abuse - Christiane Sanderson

Professional Memberships & Ethics

  • Registered Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP): Full Clinical Psychotherapeutic Counsellor (No: 2011168588), and as such, my work is governed by the UKCP Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

  • Registered Member (No: 00966260) of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and, as such, I abide by their Ethical Framework and Good Practice in Action

  • Professional Member of the Association of Psychospiritual Practitioners (APP) and as such, I subscribe to the APP Code of Ethics.

  • Professional Liability Insurance held with Balens Insurance Finance Services.

Dolma has a great way of bringing humour to situations, which allows me to detach and see things in a more lighthearted way. I have felt supported by her during some very challenging times and in the process of finding my own path in life. 

- Sophie C

My therapy with Dolma provided a space for me to explore some deeply painful memories and work through them. I am now able to accept the past and let go of its control over me. Going through this process with a psychotherapist who supported me at all times with warmth, insight, and understanding made all the difference.

- Janet F

Dolma brings a combination of gentle empathy and insightful questioning to encourage me to look at things differently and ‘with curiosity’... I would definitely recommend her as a therapist ... she brings a lovely warmth and humour to the sessions and the effect is that I feel safe making changes in small, manageable steps.

- Susan T

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