Meet Dolma

Psychotherapist and Counsellor

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

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 the benefits of it.

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 judgement.

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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 masters 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.

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

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

  • Trauma-Informed Stabilisation Treatment (Level 1), Academy of Therapy Wisdom.

  • Relational Life Therapy (Level 1), Relational Life Institute.

Continued Professional Development

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

 

  • Addiction

  • Attachment theory

  • Non-violent communication

  • Mindfulness

  • Somatic psychotherapy

  • The Neurobiology of Trauma

  • Yoga Nidra (body relaxation)

  • Polyvagal Guide to Relational Safety - Deb Dana

  • Understanding Narcissism

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

  • Working with Repetition Compulsion

  • Enmeshment and Merger in the Parent-Child Relationship

  • A Masterclass For Healers  - Dr. Gabor Maté

  • Stabilising the Unstable - Dr. Janina Fisher

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

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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