Dr Hestia Moningka

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Hestia Moningka is a Clinical Psychologist and a Clinical Research Fellow at University College London (UCL). She holds an interest in working with individuals across the lifespan, in particular children, young people, and families; she has experience working across Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and social care settings. Alongside clinical work, Hestia conducts research that integrates neuroscience approaches with clinical psychology and supports the development of clinical psychology trainees on UCL’s DclinPsy programme.

Hestia hopes to create an inclusive, non-judgemental and collaborative space to explore issues and experiences that clients bring to therapy and build on their strengths and resilience, so that they can move towards their valuesand goals. She works integratively using a trauma-informed lens and draws from a range of approaches including Systemic and NarrativeTherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, to tailor therapy based on each client’s needs.

As an Indonesian woman who has lived in different countries growing up, and now in the UK, Hestia is no stranger to navigating and adapting to different cultures. She understands that multiple and intersecting aspects of our identities can present challenges in a world where systemic discrimination and oppression exist in relation to one’s gender identity, race, religion, ability, class, sexual orientation, etc. With this in mind, she seeks to create an open and safe space with clients to reflect on these experiences and how they may affect well-being.

Dr Hestia Moningka

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