Dr Oliver Sindall
BSc (Hons), MSc., DClinPsych.
Chartered Clinical Psychologist
CBT, DBT, Psychodynamic
BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Surrey
MSc Forensic Psychology, University of Surrey
DClinPsychol (Doctorate in Clinical Psychology), Salomons, Canterbury Christ Church University
Registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Member of the British Psychological Society
Since qualifying as a psychologist I have worked with children and adolescents in a number of different settings, both in the community and in inpatient services. This has involved working for Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust and the NSPCC.
During this time I have worked with a wide range of difficulties including, but not limited to:
- Anger and Emotional Regulation Difficulties
- Low self esteem /Low Mood/Depression
- Traumatic experiences
- Problems with anxiety (e.g. social anxiety, school refusal, phobias, separation anxiety)
- Hearing voices/ or seeing things other can’t
- Youth offending (e.g. violence, theft, displaying worrying or harmful sexual behaviour)
- Working with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome after diagnosis
- Relationship difficulties
- Loss/Bereavement and processing major changes at home or at school
I am experienced in finding the best approach for the young person and their family. This can include individual work, family sessions, working with the parents or a combination of all of these. My choice of therapy model is always based on the young person’s needs. I can provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Systemic Therapy, Mindfulness, Mentalization and an integrative approach when required.
I also provide consultation and training to schools, colleges and other agencies who want to know more about the impact of these difficulties on young people and what they can do to support them. This includes consultation and teaching on certain topics as well as consultation sessions focusing on a particular young person and their difficulties.
What will a session with me be like?
Your first session will be an assessment session where I will meet with you and your family to find out more about you. This will help us decide what model of therapy is most suitable for you and your emotional well-being, and how many times we might want to meet.
Talking about difficulties that are effecting our emotions, thinking, relationships and day to day life, is never easy. I often have young people ask me, why would I talk to a stranger? My response to this is that therapy provides a safe space to share what you are going through. All of us worry about how our friends and family might react to what we are thinking and feeling; we don’t want them to worry, be upset, or treat us differently. This is why most of the young people I have worked with have reported finding it helpful to have a regular space with their psychologist. They describe it is as a space that can be challenging, but one that allows you to work through your difficulties in a supportive and non-judgemental way.
I work in Hindhead.