Dr. Lisa Shaverin
Dr Lisa Shaverin is a chartered clinical psychologist with 15 years of clinical experience working with adolescents, adults and families. Lisa has experience working with people across the lifespan and with the full range of presenting difficulties. She sees people who may use a variety of creative ways to cope with their emotional experience including self-harming, dissociation and eating disorders and has a particular interest in supporting adolescents and young people negotiate their transition into adulthood. Lisa has developed expertise working with people who have experienced trauma often early on in life and who may struggle with their sense of self, with managing intense emotions and who have difficulties in their relationships with others.
Lisa’s approach to therapy is collaborative, compassionate and curious. She believes strongly in the value and importance of developing a trusting relationship with your therapist through which you can explore how you understand yourself and your relationships. Lisa is passionate about empowering the people she works with to develop and rediscover their own resourcefulness, creativity and strengths. She works in a way that focuses on what lies beneath our actions and repetitive patterns; to develop a deeper awareness and understanding of how we see ourselves and others, as well as how past experiences may affect the present, our relationships, our feelings and our sense of self. She believes in embodied approaches to therapy, and in thinking about the interaction between our minds and our bodies, and supporting the people she works with to pay close attention to both physical and emotional feelings.
Previous Experience and Qualifications
Lisa brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her work. She has worked in the NHS for over 10 years, across inpatient and community services, including in Specialist Child and Family Mental Health Services and Personality Disorder Adult Mental Health Services. She currently works as a Senior Psychologist in the specialist Complex Trauma Psychotherapy service at the Tavistock Clinic as well as leading on Mentalisation Based Treatment in the Early Years Parenting Service at the Anna Freud Centre. Lisa has a particular interest in how trauma and mental health difficulties can impact on parenting and families and also supports the work of the Ourtime Foundation, co-facilitating multi-family Kidstime workshops for families where a parent has a mental health difficulties. During the Covid-19 pandemic she has also been working in a voluntary capacity with Frontline19, offering therapy to frontline NHS and Social Care staff who may have been struggling with pandemic working but may themselves have their own experiences of trauma or mental health difficulties.
Lisa has a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hertfordshire, and a Post Graduate Certificate in Psychoanalytic Approaches to working with Adolescents (PG Cert, Tavistock & Portman). She is accredited as a Systemic Practitioner with the Association of Family Therapy (PG Cert, Institute of Family Therapy) and as a Mentalisation Based Therapist with the British Psychoanalytic Council. Lisa has also completed training in a range of different therapy approaches including in Mindfulness, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation Therapy (EMDR) and is currently training in Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). This allows Lisa to work integratively drawing on different therapy models and approaches.
In addition to her clinical work, Lisa also offers supervision, training and consultation for individuals and organisations.
Dr. Lisa Shaverin
Chartered Clinical Psychologist
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