Dr Edyta Pazera is a Counselling Psychologist registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She has further post-doctoral training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy and is also registered with Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT). She has over 13 years of experience of working in the NHS and private sector.
Dr Pazera currently holds a position of Principal Practitioner Psychologist within NHS secondary care mental health services leading a team and managing another service. She has experience providing supervision to other psychologists and MDT team members. She is a visiting lecturer at the University of Essex, and has supported training and development of future generation of psychologists and therapists.
Dr Pazera offers psychological assessment and therapy tailored to each individual client, while she draws on the most recent research and evidence-based practice to most effectively address each clients’ unique preferences and goals. She has been trained in a number of therapy approaches, but the main ones she uses are Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, and Systemic Approaches. She also uses elements of Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness in her work.
She tends to use Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Approach as the base into which she incorporates other techniques. CAT is understood to be helpful in cases when people find themselves repeatedly in the same place, or making the same mistake, or feeling particularly stuck, or even when other models/treatments had not worked. CAT helps to understand the repeated patterns in people’s lives and focuses on changing them.