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Dr Sabrina Nowinski

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

  • Online and face-to-face psychology appointments (South Birmingham)
  • 10+ years of NHS experience
  • Works with children, young people and adults

Experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist

 an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist and has worked in the NHS since 2011.

  • EMDR, (full adult and child training)
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy
  • DBT Skills
  • CBT

Session Availability and Flexibility

She has just recently joined us as a colleague in our service and offers appointments Monday day times. She has availability now and is more than suitably experienced.

She says:

I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

I have worked across the Midlands, UK, in several different NHS services, for:

  • Children,
  • Young People
  • Adults

I have worked with people with varied and complex needs.

Clinical Psychology for Children and Young People, plus Adults too

My most recent roles have been in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

I work with children and young people with a range of presentations including (but not limited to):

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Loss and Trauma
  • Attachment and relational difficulties

I have used attachment and trauma focused interventions to support children who have experienced early trauma and adversity in my role as Clinical Lead for a Specialist Service for children in care.

I often work with parents and carers to help them to understand the psychological needs of their children, which may include supporting them to understand their own experiences. I also supervise and support staff teams (including children’s home).

I have experience of working with children and their networks including:

  • Schools
  • Family
  • Extended Family
  • Foster Carers
  • Health Visitors
  • Social Workers and care home staff

Skilled in Trauma work

I am especially experienced and skilled in working with people’s experiences of trauma; particularly when this trauma relates to a child or an adult’s experience of relationships with others. I have experience of working with single-event and complex trauma, and begin by increasing a child or young person’s internal resources and ability to tolerate distress, to ensure that they feel safe enough to begin.

I am flexible in my approach to working with trauma – some children prefer not to have to speak about their experience at length, whereas others want to create a clear narrative around their experience.

The Best Fit Psychological Therapy for Each Person

I am keen to think and work creatively. I am keen to integrate a child’s interests and playfulness into therapy to ensure that it feels safe, and even, sometimes fun!

Integrating helpful elements of different approaches I offer to find the best fit for each individual.

As well as my doctorate level Clinical Psychology training, I have completed additional training in:

  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
  • DBT Skills Training
  • Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies

I can use those additional psychological interventions in greater depth if/when needed.

Feel Safe in Your Working Relationship with Your Therapist

In order to make any therapeutic change, the first step is to be able to talk openly with your therapist about how you feel. The relationship between the client and therapist is therefore of the utmost importance.

My first priority is your wellbeing. I work with clients to develop a sense of safety and security within the therapeutic relationship. This allows difficulties to be explored and processed so that you can begin to move towards resolution.

What’s it like to have psychological therapy with Sabrina?

My experience will be put to good use, for you. My job is to build a shared understanding of how best to help you as an individual.

I aim to:

  • build that positive therapeutic relationship
  • listen non-judgementally
  • develop and deepen understanding
  • work out together what needs to change and what we will work towards in your therapy

Clinical Supervision Offered to Other Professionals

To help develop the clinical therapy skills of other professionals, I offer clinical supervision or reflective practice to ensure that teams have the space and time to process their work.

She is held in high regard by colleagues she works with.

Dr Sabrina Nowinski

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