Astrid has worked in the field of trauma for over 26 years. She trained to work with simple trauma in 1990 and provided specialist treatments in private and public sectors in Australia. On her return to the UK, Astrid has worked with the full range of complex psychological difficulties including complex trauma and personality disorders. She was trained in Schema Therapy by Arnoud Arntz, Marjon Nadort, Hannie van Genderen, Vartouhi Ohanian, Jeffrey Young, and Scott Kellogg. She has also received comprehensive training in Group Schema Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder with Joan Farrell and Ida Shaw.
Astrid is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and is registered with HCPC. Astrid is accredited with ISST as a trainer and supervisor, and has extensive experience of providing clinical supervision to clinical psychologists and other mental health professionals. Astrid has a specialist interest in working with dissociative disorders, and particularly Dissociative Identity Disorder. She also enjoys supporting new Schema Therapists as they develop and broaden their skills. Astrid has worked for many years in the NHS. Currently she works as an independent practitioner in Windsor where she provides psychological therapy, supervision and training.