Dr Monica Charalambides is a highly specialist clinical psychologist who has trained at King’s College London (KCL) and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She has experience of providing psychological therapy in a range of National Specialist and local NHS settings and has developed clinical expertise with individuals having unusual experiences along the psychosis spectrum. She continues to work in the NHS as a senior specialist in the field of psychosis, and actively participates in teaching and research in the area. Monica is also currently completing a PGDip in CBT for psychosis at KCL.
Monica works primarily using a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) framework; however the varied and complex nature of her work has required the need for flexibility and adaptation. Drawing on third-wave models such as Mindfulness Based CBT, Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well as systemic practices has fostered an integrative style that allows therapy to be tailored to the individual and their discrete and/or interacting issues.
Central to Monica’s work is the ability to have compassion and empathy for a client’s difficulties; working collaboratively alongside an individual to understand, process, accept and progress in whatever challenges they face is an integral component of her therapy. Building an open and safe relationship without judgement that encourages and positively challenges in order to bring about meaningful change is also an important element to therapy, and one that brings reward and satisfaction from the work she does.
Monica has clinical skills and knowledge in addressing a wide variety of psychological difficulties with varying degrees of severity. These include depression, stress, anxiety, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma related problems, self-esteem issues, anger, adjustment, relationship difficulties, self-harm, unusual or psychotic experiences and bipolar affective disorder.
She works with adolescents and adults using a time-limited approach with a set framework of goals to guide the intervention.Back