Dr Natalie Kanakam, Clinical Psychologist

Dr Natalie Kanakam is a Clinical Psychologist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and also a PhD in eating disorders from King’s College London.

I have a long-standing passion and interest in helping those suffering with eating disorders dating back to 2008 when I embarked on my PhD in eating disorders at King’s College London. Since then I have worked as a psychologist across child and adolescent and adult eating disorder services in the NHS. 

As a psychologist, I am passionate about exploring the needs of the individual and what they feel is important to them. My client’s well-being and how they experience therapy is of utmost important to me. I hope to provide my clients with an open and safe space where they can explore their difficulties and life goals that they would like to work towards. Importantly my aim is to be warm, attentive and empathetic, whilst also using a non-judgemental stance, that is curious and responsive to the client’s needs and desires - all in an effort to bring about change.

My primary approaches include CBT for eating disorders - anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and depression, anxiety and low self esteem or perfectionism. I also provide family therapy for anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa.  Other approaches include using motivational interviewing techniques for eating disorders and guiding carers in using this technique with their loved one. In addition using dialectical behavioural therapy and psychodynamic theories to work with difficulties in coping with strong emotions and attachment or relationship issues. 

Qualifications:

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, 2020
PhD in Eating Disorders and Neuropsychology 2011
Psychology BSc, First Class Honours, 2007

Member of the British Psychological Society
HCPC Registration Number: PYL38742


Member of Professional Body

Member of the British Psychological Society HCPC Registration Number: PYL38742

Referral Criteria & Process

Please contact me by phone or email to arrange an initial conversation about you or your loved ones needs. During this conversation we can explore your needs and whether we both feel we are able to work together. If this is the case, we will arrange an initial online (zoom) or face-to-face assessment to explore your specific needs and a suitable treatment plan. The assessment will last 60 minutes for individuals or 90 minutes for families.

Training

Enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating disorders The Maudsley Model of Family therapy for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa Motivational interviewing techniques for eating disorders and carers

Qualifications

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, 2020 PhD in Eating Disorders and Neuropsychology, 2011 Psychology BSc, First Class Honours, 2007

Experience

I have a long-standing passion and interest in helping those suffering with eating disorders dating back to 2008 when I embarked on my PhD in eating disorders at King’s College London. Since then I have worked as a psychologist across child and adolescent and adult eating disorder services in the NHS.

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Last Updated: 23/03/2022

Ingledale Therapy Centre
1 Tanhouse Road
Old Oxted
Oxted
Surrey
RH8 9PE

Age Groups: (0-15) (16-18) (19-25) (25+)

Therapy offered for children, adolescents and adults.

Fees: Yes

£90 for individuals

£120 for families

Categories
Types of Support:
Face to face
Online
Skype
Specialisms:
Anorexia
Binge eating disorder
Body dysmorphia
Body image
Bulimia
Comorbidity (eating disorders and other mental health conditions)
Emotional overeating
OSFED - other specified feeding and eating disorders
Self esteem
Types of Service:
Private Practitioner
Types of Treatment:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Counselling
Family Therapy
Other Psychotherapy