My name is Marta Jendrzejewska, I have worked as a psychologist and cognitive behavioural psychotherapist for over 18 years. I am registered with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), the Psychology Board – Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency and the British Psychological Society.
I first qualified as a psychologist in Australia, initially working in a forensic setting within the private sector, facilitating groups and individual therapy, working with depression and anxiety, offending behaviour and addictions.
I went on to work in addictions in a residential program for adolescents and as a psychologist in the Victorian education system for a group of primary schools, working with challenging behaviours and developmental disorders.
Since coming to the U.K. over 15 years ago, I worked in the NHS in an adult community psychiatric setting. I have a special interest in exposure work, as well as personality disorder and early intervention with severe and enduring mental illness, trauma and psychosis.
I was a the Lead Therapist for the Young Person’s Inpatient Unit, a private hospital Nightingale Hospital, Central London where I provided individual therapy and facilitated group therapy and developed a comprehensive adolescent treatment program for general psychiatry and eating disorders for 13 to 18 year olds. I also worked with adults on general psychiatry and adult eating disorder inpatient units and outpatients. I developed and facilitated family psycho-education and support groups, as well as workshops in schools around mental health.
Currently I am in private practice and where I see both children and adolescents, and adult populations, working with mood disorders, eating disorders and trauma,
My clinical approach is based on evidence based models and practice. I am trained in and primarily work from Cognitive Behavioural, Dialectical Behaviour and Schema Therapy frameworks as well incorporating Mindfulness and Acceptance Commitment Therapy into my work, as I recognise that flexibility in therapeutic styles can benefit patients. I am also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitisation Reprocessing), an approach for trauma and anxiety, and specific cognitive behavioural protocols for eating disorders (CBT-E).