Dr Eliza Tucker

MSc, CPsychol, AFBPsS

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

CBT, ACT,TRT, CAT & DBT

HCPC Registered (PYL 35204)

I am an experienced and fully qualified Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I have worked within the field of psychology for over 15 years, in a range of physical and mental health settings. In 2013, I graduated at the University of Southampton where I completed my PhD in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and patients who have problems with hearing and tinnitus. The first issues I worked with were hearing, depression and anxiety and I still continue to help people who suffer from tinnitus and social withdrawal.

I have worked with a wide range of mental health problems and emotional distress. In particular, I enjoy working with older people to help them to understand the ageing process. I have also practised for over 6 years in psychoanalytic group therapy and I strongly believe in this approach. In my practice, I combine two approaches (CBT and psychoanalytic approach), but this depends on the individual need of the client.

I work together with my clients to help them to overcome their difficulties by working together in a safe and trustworthy environment, where the dialogue is the core of the therapy. I offer clients and their families a psychological understanding of their difficulties and interventions to improve their sense of wellbeing and reduce distress. I can also provide therapy in Polish.

My areas of expertise are:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Mood difficulties (e.g. depression, mood instability)
  • Anxiety disorders (e.g. OCD, panic, social anxiety, health anxiety)
  • Personality disorders
  • Tinnitus
  • Low self-esteem
  • Chronic Pain and fatigue
  • Life crisis
  • Sleeping problems
  • Social problems
  • Stress related difficulties
  • Couple Therapy

I use a range of therapeutic approaches and tailor therapy according to the needs of the individuals I work with. The main models I use are: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (TRT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

I can work with individuals or provide group therapy.

Professional training:

  • Accredited online course “Palliative and End of Life Care”
  • Southampton Solent University, “CBT for Older Adults”
  • University College London, “Many Faces of Dementia”
  • University of Sussex, “Social Anxiety Disorder”

Education:

PhD, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton

  • Thesis: “Tinnitus in Cochlear Implantees. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Implant Users”

 The Institute of Group Analysis – Warsaw, London, Turvey (Bedfordshire)

  •  Psychoanalytic trainee, psychoanalytic therapy
  • Group Analytic training
  • Seminars and lectures related to psychoanalytic approaches

 MSc, Clinical Psychology, Warsaw School of Social Psychology, Poland

  •  Projects: Characteristics of co-addicted women in alcohol addiction families