Dr Yvette Arthur
Dr Yvette Arthur is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and has worked in the NHS, with people experiencing severe mental health difficulties, for the past 10 years. She has experience of working with adults, children and families from different race, cultural and faith backgrounds. She is an integrative therapist and draws from evidence-based therapies, including CBT, acceptance and commitment, compassion-focused and narrative therapies.
Yvette is passionate about helping people to realise the values, knowledge and skills that they already hold; and how the awareness of this can enable them to live full, vibrant and satisfying lives. She believes that it is important to learn skills to help cope with the present and the future, as well as making sense of past experiences, to understand patterns that are happening in the present.
Passionate about sharing skills from psychological theories, in a way that is accessible and engaging, Yvette creatively ensures that she takes a person-centred approach in therapy. She aims to be supportive, non-judgemental and empathetic. Yvette is currently a visiting lecturer at the University of East London and King’s College London, focusing on working with religion and spirituality in therapy, and social inequalities in complex presentations.
“Working with Yvette over the past few months was really helpful to me, having gone through a difficult time in lockdown. As someone that had never been to therapy before, I was initially anxious and not too sure what to expect. Yvette was really friendly and welcoming which made me feel comfortable and at ease to open up. She always took the time to explain things properly when introducing different techniques, which I really appreciated. I couldn’t recommend anyone more.”
“I would not hesitate to recommend Yvette to work with any child and support them with Counseling.”
Arthur, Y., Sandhu, P., Nsiah, N., & Ghezai, H., (2021). Reflections on race, religion and wellbeing. In S. Aris, H. Garraway, & H. Gilbert (Eds.), Mental Health, Spirituality and Wellbeing. A handbook for health and social care professionals, service users and carers (pp. 287-298). Pavilion: West Sussex.