I am an experienced and fully qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist, and a Specialist Mental Health Mentor, with several years’ experience of working with young people and adults both in an academic setting and in the workplace.
After working in the corporate sector for several years, I decided to retrain as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist due to an avid interest in the manner in which various mental health conditions can impact the individual especially 'depression'. The theoretical side of my training took place at Birkbeck College, University of London and the clinical aspect at Kings College, University of London. Alongside my private practice, I work as a Specialist Mental Health Mentor at a London University, providing mentoring support to young people and adults struggling with a variety of mental health issues and learning difficulties.
My approach to therapy can be described as eclectic and integrative as I believe that in order to counsel or mentor an individual in the hope of making a positive change to their mental well-being, it is not possible to do so in isolation of a single approach and that a combined approach can be more effective. The human mind is one of the most complex machines on the planet so when looking at this multi-faceted piece of machinery, one needs to take into consideration ‘the mind as a whole’ and not just a single aspect of it. This has led me to explore with keen interest, the world of Neuro-Psychotherapy which looks at the various neuro-biological underpinnings of mental states and behaviour taking into consideration the dynamic interchange between the cognitive, physical, psychological, sociological and environmental influences on mental well-being. The Bamworth Approach therefore, encompasses concepts and tools from the 'Cognitive Behavioural', 'Existential', 'Person-Centered' and 'Psychodynamic' models of therapy along with those of Neuro-Psychotherapy in an effort to provide a well-rounded and robust approach during analysis.
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and adhere to their professional code of conduct and ethics for practitioners.
Tina Bamwo BA (Hons) MSc. MBACP