Dr. Siri Harrison, CPsychol, PhD, MA, BA Chartered Clinical Psychologist | Psychotherapist
I am a seasoned Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 13 years of experience in clinical practice. When working with clients, I take a very down-to-earth and dynamic approach – taking an active role, rather than just listening. As a psychotherapist, I provide my clients with feedback, clarification and education around a given problem, as creating an understanding is paramount to effecting change. In addition to exploring the emotional and psychological underpinnings that my clients are experiencing, I also outline the practical steps that need to be taken in order to actualise change.
I don't believe that there is any one particular type of therapy that suits all people and all needs. As such, I integrate a variety of therapeutic techniques that are clinically proven to be effective including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Therapy (MBSR), Compassion Based Therapy & Psychodynamic Therapy.
I carefully draw from, apply and integrate these different therapeutic techniques depending on what suits a person and their situation best. This allows clients to express themselves in a way that feels natural to them whilst also receiving that therapy which is most appropriate and helpful.
Education, Experience & Certification
I was educated and trained in New York City at the New School for Social Research, where I earned a Masters and PhD in Clinical Psychology. I subsequently worked in New York for several years in both large urban hospitals and private practice. I have also trained at the world-renowned Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Philadelphia. After relocating to the United Kingdom in 2011, I worked as a psychotherapist in private group practice at City Psychology Group and Efficacy Ltd in Central London, and now own and run my own clinical practice.
I am formally recognised as a Clinical Psychologist in both the United Kingdom and United States and hold certification & membership with the following professional bodies:
- British Psychological Society (BPS )
- Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- British Association for Behavioural / Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- New York State Board of Professions (NYSBP)