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"I believe wholeheartedly that change is possible and I am here to support you in realising what you want. My aim is to be a catalyst in the process of you feeling better, and in living the life that you desire."

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I meet clients where they are, and bring empathy, life experience, and my specialist training into your process of recovery, self-discovery, and change. The process may not be easy. Change requires the courage to feel uncomfortable while turning towards aspects of ourselves that we might have ignored for a long time. The good news is that our brains are changeable. The research shows that brain growth (aka. “neuroplasticity”) continues throughout our lives. When they said “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” they hadn’t seen a brain scan.

I am warm and authentic.  I am kind but will be willing to challenge you in the ways that your current habits and behaviours limit your life.  I use my sense of humour to increase your flexibility and adaptability to life’s challenges. I work collaboratively to find the pace and style that works best for you. My approach is individualized to support your concerns and strengths. 

I believe in treating the whole person and acknowledge that clients will come into the therapeutic space with their own unique collection of personal experience and inherited traits.  I work through a lens of compassionate acceptance, and I appreciate that everyone uses coping mechanisms or habits, both helpful and unhelpful ones, to exist in their world.  I use an eclectic style to help clients gain integrated (body & mind) insights that create profound and lasting change. I believe that the therapeutic experience will be different for every client, depending on their unique circumstances and history and my approach is individualized to support each client’s specific concerns and strengths.

Cleandra is a Registered Psychologist with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).  She works with individuals, couples, families, and groups with a variety of presentations including trauma, grief, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, PTSD, complex-PTSD, systemic racism, domestic violence, child abuse, and the spectrum of personality disorders.  

Cleandra specializes in helping individuals who faced trauma in childhood, those experiencing relational difficulties or challenges with self-esteem and creative flow, and couples facing intimacy issues, infidelity, and communication issues. 

The psychological therapy that Cleandra provides is evidence-based and anchored in the mind/body connection and uses nervous system responses, neurobiology, and somatic approaches to support the work of self-discovery and feeling better.  Further, Cleandra has been a mindfulness practitioner for over 2 decades, and she weaves mindfulness practice and skills into her therapeutic approach.

Cleandra holds a Master’s Degree from the California State University, Long Beach.  

She worked in community mental health at Richstone Family Center (RFC) in Los Angeles, CA. RFC is one of the most progressive and prestigious family and child abuse prevention centers in the stateof California.  She continues to consult with the Healista collective in Los Angeles, CA as part of a team dedicated to healing the whole person through psychological therapy, mindfulness, yoga, breath work, acupuncture, and reiki.  She also works with clients at the Priory Hospital in Bromley, UK.  

 
 
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