Dr Diana Goldsmith
Areas of expertise:
Dr Diana Goldsmith is a Clinical Psychologist working for the Mind Body Clinic in Tonbridge and for the NHS in London, UK. She gained her Clinical Psychology doctorate at the Canterbury Christ Church University (UK). In her clinical work, she used Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT; Gilbert, 2005), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic (or Family) Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy (Relationship/Couple Therapy), Mindfulness, Psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapies and Integrative therapy. Diana is a member of the Compassionate Mind Foundation and Mind Mental Health Foundation, both charitable organisation aiming to ‘Promote wellbeing’ for members in our community.
Diana gained her Applied Psychology Masters at the University of East London and has done extensive research in the areas of health psychology and mental health symptomology. Amongst other things, she is currently developing a Compassion Focused Therapy website for adolescents who suffer from low mood and self-esteem, which is currently being tested and researched. Diana is fully HCPC accredited and is registered as a BPS Clinical Psychologist.
What To Expect
We will start with having an initial assessment which will take up to an hour. At this first meeting with you (or couple) I will be asking you questions about the current problems and how it is impacting your life. Then we will discuss the different types of therapies that would be suitable and explain each one to you, so we can find the best that suits you best.
Therapy takes place on a weekly, fortnightly or less frequent basis as necessary. At the outset we will discuss how many appointments are likely to be needed to address your presenting issues.
Sessions are 50 minutes to one hour long.
I will also ask you about your goals for therapy and what you would like me to help you with. A key part of therapy is for you and your therapist to develop a shared understanding of your problems. This shared understanding is then used to form a treatment plan to help you alleviate your distress and achieve your goals.