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Shima Bhunjun

Counselling Psychologist & Associate
shima@balancedminds.com
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist trained in CBT and experienced in working with a wide range of mental health problems such as depression, social anxiety, PTSD, generalised anxiety, alcohol abuse and adjustment to long term health conditions amongst others. I have been accredited with the British Association for Cognitive & Behavioural Psychotherapies (BABCP) since 2013 and have 9 years post qualification experience, with much of my clinical work taking place within an NHS setting. I also work with a student population at a London based university providing both CFT and CBT therapy to support students with mental health difficulties through their academic careers. I have a keen interest in Compassion Focused Therapy and have been integrating the approach into my clinical work over the last 4 years and find it to be a very rewarding experience. I aim to provide a safe and confidential space for individuals to explore and reflect upon thoughts and feelings, and to facilitate the change process in a way that feels collaborative, respectful and in line with the goals of the individuals that I work with. Qualifications: • Advanced Training in Compassion Focused Therapy for groups 2016 • Advanced Training in Compassion Focused Therapy 2014 • Behavioural Couples Therapy Training 2014 • Compassion Focused Therapy Training 2013 • CBT for Insomnia 2013 • Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2008 • Advanced Practitioner Diploma in Counselling Psychology 2008 • Practitioner Diploma in Counselling Psychology 2006 • MSc Counselling Psychology 2004 • Post Graduate Diploma Certificate Psychology 2002 • Psychology & Sociology BA Hons 1999