Dr Bryony Farrant

Practitioner Profile

  • Chartered Counselling Psychologist
  • Registered as a Psychologist with the Health Professionals Council
  • An Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society

Qualifications

  • Bsc (hons) Psychology, Exeter University
  • DPsych counselling Psychology, City University, London

Additional Training

  • Clinical supervision skills
  • Working with complex trauma and dissociation using EMDR
  • Part 1, 2 and 3 in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) training
  • Adolescent Mentalization-based Integrative Therapy, Anna Freud Centre, London
  • Working with complex cases
  • Introduction to mindfulness
  • CBT for OCD
  • Personality disorder
  • Risk assessment (HCLR)
  • Personality assessments

Areas I deal with

  • Abuse
  • Addiction(s)
  • ADHD
  • Alcoholism
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intensity and Regulation difficulties
  • Family Issues
  • Gambling
  • Generalised Anxiety
  • Low Self-Confidence
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Personality Disorders including Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Issues
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Work Related Issues

Areas of specialism

  • Inter-personal and relationship difficulties
  • Complex trauma as a result of childhood abuse
  • Sexual abuse and assault
  • Anti-social behaviours and anger management problems

Approach

My personal style is open, respectful and creative. I focus upon establishing a trusting and compassionate therapeutic relationship in which you feel heard and valued. We’ll work to develop an understanding of your difficulties and consider different perspectives and options open to you.

I’m aware that psychological counselling is an investment and you want to be sure that it is going to help you achieve what you want to achieve. I use different therapeutic approaches and techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement, Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. The approach I use will depend upon your difficulties, your strengths and your preferences.

Experience

I’ve worked in a variety of settings and with clients from all walks of life. I’ve worked for the NHS in a secondary mental health care service, for the Priory group within a secure forensic psychiatric hospital, for the prison and probation service and for a charity working with ex-offenders using the creative arts. I provide psychological consultation to organisations and staff groups in addition to providing psychological therapy to individuals.