Astrid Ingham Brooke provides therapy in Windsor and the surrounding areas, and also via the internet.
Astrid has been providing clinical psychology services in both the public and private sectors for the past 36 years. Currently she specialises in Schema Therapy for complex conditions but she also has more generalist skills.
Astrid studied at the University of Sydney, specialising in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and was an active member of the Australian Behaviour Modification Association She completed postgraduate qualifications in clinical hypnosis, worked in hospitals and general medical practices providing psychological therapy for a range of common problems, and set up and ran chronic pain management programmes for healthcare providers. Astrid later worked as a consultant in the private sector providing psychological first aid to traumatised employees following critical incidents at work, advising managers, treating and supervising employees returning to work.
Since coming back to the UK, Astrid has gained additional qualifications. She obtained her clinical doctorate at the University of Birmingham and her MSc in work psychology and business at Aston University.
Astrid has trained in various other therapeutic approaches including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). She has experience of working with a wide range of clinical problems, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, chronic pain, and complex trauma. Astrid has a specialist interest in personality disorders, including BPD and DID, and other long term problems. She uses a variety of techniques to augment psychological therapy, including meditation, mindfulness and energy psychology approaches.
Astrid also enjoys providing clinical guidance and support, individually or in small groups, to other mental health professionals. She worked in the NHS as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist for 13 years as well as having a private practice in Windsor.
Astrid has experience of providing therapy services to individuals, couples and groups, and would be happy to discuss therapeutic options with you.
To enquire about therapy please fill in the contact form below and put therapy as the subject.
If you are seeking psychological therapy, please note that therapy provided here is not part of a primary care service. Some self-referrals are accepted, but a referral from your GP is preferred.
This site is not intended for individuals in an emergency.
For urgent help, if you are feeling very anxious or very low, or having a mental health crisis, please contact your doctor or go to any Accident and Emergency Department (A & E).
A & E Departments are open 24 hours a day and are free of charge.
If you are feeling very unsafe, and cannot get to an A & E Department by yourself, you could ring 999 and ask for an ambulance to take you.
For urgent support but without going to A & E you could contact these services, available 24 hours:
- Call Samaritans on freephone 116 123 (https://www.samaritans.org)
- Contact NHS 111, telephone number: 111 (England) or NHS Direct 0845 46 47 (Wales)