Dr Yvette Arthur
Clinical Psychologist (she/her)
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and have worked in the NHS, with people experiencing severe mental health difficulties, for the past 10 years. I have experience of working with adults, children and families from different race, cultural and faith backgrounds. I am an integrative therapist and draw from evidence-based therapies including CBT, acceptance and commitment, compassion-focused and narrative therapies.
I am 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. I believe 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 creative, accessible and engaging ways, I take a person-centred approach to therapy. I aim to be supportive, non-judgemental and empathetic. I am 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.”
“For those of us from cultures where things are often too difficult to talk about, Lifespan Psychology is the inclusive space for our needs. I have benefited a great deal, and highly recommend it. Dr Arthur was extremely helpful in working through my issues with me, giving me a new approach to how I deal with situations now.”
“Having struggled after the COVID lockdown, especially with work and personal life, I found Lifespan Psychology. I worked with Dr Yvette Arthur, who was extremely helpful throughout the process. She is a very patient and kind person with the ability to work at my own pace. One of the things I really enjoyed was how she emotionally engages and checks in with me at the beginning of each session. By being compassionate to my needs and sensitive to my triggers, she is able to engage on topics that may be difficult without being overbearing in her approach. She was able to help me stay on-task and work through my procrastination and its underlying causes across the months we worked together.”
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.