Amelia Presman

Dr Amelia Presman, Clinical Psychologist

DClinPsy - Doctor of Clinical Psychology

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I am a HCPC registered clinical psychologist and have been working in the field of psychology and mental health for over 10 years, both in clinical and academic settings. I have worked in a wide range of NHS services, including with adults, children, and families, in both physical health and mental health services. I am experienced in working with a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), relational difficulties, anger, chronic pain and illness, trauma, motivation and procrastination, anger management, confidence and self-esteem, self-harm, and difficulties that are commonly diagnosed as personality disorder. Throughout my career I have worked with a range of clients including autistic individuals and individuals with ADHD. I am based in Brighton and Hove, and I offer both in-person and virtual sessions. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like to discuss sessions. I offer a free initial telephone consultation, so that we can introduce ourselves and think about what you would like to work on in therapy. **Please be aware that my emails sometimes get lost in people's spam folders. If you request that I contact you by email, but you haven't received a response, please check your junk mail folder**

AbuseADHDAdjustment DisorderAging ConcernsAnger Management TherapyAnxietyAspergersAttachment TheoryAutismBipolarBurn OutCancerChronic Pain or IllnessCodependencyContemplativeCultural and Systemic OppressionDepressionDissociative Disorder (DD)DivorceDomestic AbuseFeministHistorical TraumaInsomniaInterpersonalLoss or GriefMedication ManagementMindfulness-basedNonviolent CommunicationOCDPanicPanic AttacksPersonal GrowthPersonality DisordersPolitical ClimatePostpartumPregnancy (Prenatal Mental Health)PTSDRelationalRelationship / Marriage IssuesSchizophreniaSelf-EsteemSelf-HarmingSexual AbuseSocial PhobiaSuicidal IdeationTraumaWomen’s Issues

I value working collaboratively with my clients, so that we can arrive at a shared understanding of your difficulties and the circumstances that have contributed to these difficulties. I use an integrative and person-centred therapeutic approach to support my clients to reach their goals, drawing from therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Systemic Family Therapy, and Attachment Theory. I value the client-therapist relationship as a key component of therapy, and I work with my clients to create a warm, safe, and trusting environment where clients feel respected and heard.

Throughout my career I have worked in a wide range of NHS services, including adult mental health primary and secondary care services delivering both short-term and long-term therapy, early intervention in psychosis teams, child and adolescent mental health services, family psychology services, and physical health teams including services working with cancer, rheumatology, and neurological conditions. My therapeutic background has a strong basis in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Throughout my training and career as a clinical psychologist, my approach has broadened into an integrative therapeutic style, incorporating elements from a range of different therapies, always tailored to the individual client and the problem we are working with. I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of East London. I also have a Master’s degree in mental health from University College London. As well as my clinical work, I have conducted research into the biological underpinnings of depression; genetic contributions to psychosis and schizophrenia; and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on social relationships and mental health.

Type of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Therapy (CT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • DBT
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person Centered Therapy
Client Type
Type of Session
Fixed TermLong Term (Face to Face)Online TherapyShort Term (Face to Face)SkypeTelephone