Dr Sacha Tikhomirov-Lawrence

Practitioner Profile

  • Chartered Counselling and HCPC Registered Psychologist
  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)
  • Registered EuroPsyc Psychologist (clinical & health)
  • International Affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Registered as a Psychologist with the Health Professionals Council
  • Member of BPS Register of Clinical Supervisors
  • Specialist Psychologist Elysium Healthcare

Qualifications

  • DPsych Counselling Psychology, City University, London
  • University of East London, Conversion Course in Psychology
  • College of Craniosacral Therapy, London DIP CST
  • Vladivostok State Medical Institute, Russia, Degree in Medicine

Additional Training

  • Family Interventions in Psychosis
  • Open Dialogue
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)-Understanding and Overcoming Instant Repression
  • Postgraduate Introduction to Autism
  • Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) skills
  • Legal Processes in Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Clinical Supervision Skills
  • Expert witness training
  • Working with Dilemmas in Dual Relationships
  • Introduction to Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) skills
  • Skills working with Older Adults
  • CBT for Psychosis

Areas I Deal With

  • Abuse
  • Addiction(s)
  • ADHD
  • Alcoholism
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorder/Manic Depression
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bullying
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intensity and Regulation difficulties
  • Family Issues
  • Gambling
  • Gender Identity Issues
  • Generalised Anxiety
  • HIV
  • LGBT
  • 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)
  • Postnatal Depression
  • Psychosexual Therapy
  • Relationship Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Issues
  • Sexuality
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Work Related Issues

Areas of Expertise and Therapeutic Style

  • I have provided psychological support in various mental health organisations in the NHS and private Health sectors
  • In my therapeutic style, I integrate cognitive, analytic and existential concepts. I increasingly adjust, modify and tailor my approach for each particular client in order to gain an individual understanding of their difficulties. This often requires a degree of adaptability and flexibility in therapeutic goal settings
  • I value the importance of how Mental Health or physical illnesses indeed can be a life changing experience that often elicits drastic shifts in the person’s thoughts about themselves and various aspects of their life

Research and Publications

  • Brooker, Canete, Dada, Hughes, Lawrence, Loewenthal, Mason & Parsloe (2017). Reflections on the first year of a critical psychotherapy supervision collective. Self and Society: An International Journal for Humanistic Psychology. 45:1, 63-68
  • Lawrence, Mayon-White, Cross (2016). A New Psychologist: Mergers and Acquisitions. The Psychologist, pp 326-331.
  • Lawrence, Miller & Cross (2014). The Scientist and the Creator: Adaptive Dissociation with HIV positive population. The British Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • Lawrence & Mayon-White.(2014) A thought crime or a ‘dead mother’? Counselling Psychology Review, Vol. 29, No. 3 pp 65-66
  • My experience of the International ISPS Conference in Warsaw (Lawrence, 2014, Winter) ISPS-UK: Newsletters of the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis.
  • Lawrence & Cross (2013). Life transition with HIV: some observations of the phenomenon of growing older with the infection. Counselling Psychology Review.

Presentations / Conferences

  • University of Liverpool, Making Real Change Happen, International Congress on Psychosis, September 2017
  • Boston University, USA. From Reductionism to Humanism: Moving Forward from Psychosis and Extreme States. ISPS US 15th Annual Meeting, 2016.
  • University of Exeter, UK. Therapeutic Relationship: Challenges for Mental Health and those who use them. Conference organised by ISPS UK, 2016.
  • City University, London. Introduction to Psychosis for 2nd year DPsyc trainees, 2015.