Dr Dominika Chalder
(PhD, HPD) - Specialist in anxiety, emotions & adult ADHD
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I'm a hypno-psychotherapist who specialises in anxiety, adult ADHD/ADD, depression and emotional issues. My approach is informed by cutting-edge neuroscience, and it differs from other forms of traditional therapy in the deliberate use of altered mental states during which I can access unconscious parts of your brain (the limbic system) and address the problem directly at its source. This means that I can work with you more effectively and you can see positive results much quicker.
My model of therapy is progressive and adopts the most rapid and dynamic strategies from modern schools of talking therapies and combines them with the use of clinical hypnosis and mindfulness (MBSR and MBCT).
My therapeutic approach feels very natural as I tailor my methods to work with your specific needs. I weave psychotherapeutic techniques in our conversations, and through practical and experiential learning you will absorb new skills that will help you achieve focus, healthy emotion regulation and balanced mental states in difficult situations. If you’re feeling confused, sad, lost or stuck, your mind is racing most of the time and you cannot complete any task, please reach out to me. I can help you get your life back on track!
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness Teacher and Trainee Integrative Psychotherapist (under the UK Council for Psychotherapy – UKCP). I also hold a Doctoral Degree (PhD) in Environmental Sciences from University College Dublin.
My scientific background (PhD) gives me the ability to skillfully analyse and bring out themes that provide insights and change of perspective and behaviours. This combined with a compassionate, person-centred approach developed by 12 years of personal Mindfulness Zen practice allows me to be present and focused on my clients’ requirements.
In my free time, I’m also a painter and exhibiting artist.
My creativity brings a valuable skill in therapy because it allows me to devise solutions to complex problems. I believe that therapy is as much an art as a science. It’s about painting intuitively with balance and harmony rather than ‘painting by numbers’. I chose to practise the Integrative approach because it allows for flexibility, and the ability to work with a wide range of client groups in many different settings. It encouraged me to find my own voice and identity as a therapist, enabling me to understand deeply what causes human difficulties and unhappiness, and also what facilitates change.
- Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (trainee) – ongoing clinical and academic training – National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy / The UK Council for Psychotherapy
- Clinical Hypnotherapy in Practice Diploma – October 2020 – The National Council for Hypnotherapy
- Certificate in Mindfulness Teaching – October 2020 – UK College of Mindfulness Meditation
- Diploma in Solution Focused Hypnotherapy – July 2020 – Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training
- Certificate in Brain-Friendly Training (Applied Neuroscience in Learning & Development) – September 2015 – The Institute of Training and Occupational Learning
- Doctoral Degree (PhD) in Environmental Sciences – September 2011 – University College Dublin
I have completed accredited training in the therapeutic field that meets National Occupational Standards (NOS). I am in ongoing clinical supervision and belong to well-recognised professional associations such as UKCP, NCH, NCP, CNHC. These professional bodies require members to adhere to their Code of Ethics and have a structured complaints procedure. I am currently a Trainee Integrative Psychotherapist and I’m working in clinical practice towards full accreditation under the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
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National Council for Hypnotherapy (NCH)
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There is an agreed Code of Conduct, an established Complaints & Disciplinary Procedure and all members are obliged to maintain comprehensive Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance, maintain regular CPD (continuing professional development) hours, and attend Supervision when needed.
Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH)
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Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
Information about health conditions (*)
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Other areas of hypnotherapy I deal with
£120.00 per session
Free initial in-person or online session
I offer a FREE Initial Consultation in which we discuss your situation, measure your current stress levels and perceived emotional and mental wellbeing. You also receive a free brainwave balancing audio recording.
I offer ‘Pay as You Go’ (PAYG) prices payable weekly in advance (£120 per 1h session), but offer significant price incentives if you book a package and pay in advance. I offer package of 6 sessions for £560 and 12 sessions for £935. Please get in touch to discuss your options.
When I work
I offer sessions online and in-person at my therapy rooms in London (Fitzrovia & Marylebone) and Tonbridge (Kent).