Aili Nidsjo

Chartered Forensic Psychologist

I am a BPS Chartered and HCPC Registered Forensic Psychologist, and currently work as a Clinical Service Manager in local authority youth services. I have 10 years of experience working with a range of client groups and difficulties across NHS, criminal justice, social care and charity sectors, where I have been fortunate to work with adults, young people, and families from various backgrounds. This encompasses mental health and neuro-developmental conditions, worrying and problematic behaviour, and relationship and family problems. A substantial part of my work as a psychologist has centred on supporting recovery from trauma, ranging from single-incident to more complex presentations. I am also particularly passionate about working with young people navigating the developmental process of adolescence, and supporting parents with the challenges this may bring.

I am warm, empathetic, and down to earth. I work in a way that is dynamic and attuned to your needs, creating a safe space to for you to feel heard and express yourself, explore challenges, and enable positive change. My approach is collaborative and incorporates regular feedback, to ensure our work together is as effective and meaningful to your journey as possible. I work from a stance of cultural humility and am neuro-diversity affirming. I am fluent in Norwegian and Swedish and can offer therapy in these languages.

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My Experience

As a psychologist, I have experience of working with adolescents and adults across the NHS, government, and independent sector. I’ve worked in prisons, acute inpatient, and community settings, so I am well-versed in providing interventions for difficulties that range from mild to severe and enduring. This encompasses assessment of need using recognised tools and measures (including neuro-psychological assessment) and delivering individual, group, and family interventions.

Through my work in various institutional and local authority settings, I am experienced in supporting carers and professional systems in responding to an individual’s needs. My experience also includes providing group reflective sessions and individual therapeutic support for therapists and allied care professionals.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2023 Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI-R)
  • 2021 Eye-Movement and Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), EMDR Works
  • 2017 Doctorate in Forensic Psychology (DForenpsy), University of Nottingham
  • 2012 MSc Forensic Psychology, London Metropolitan University
  • 2011 BSc Psychology, London Metropolitan University

TRAINING

  • 2023 AIM3 Technology-Assisted Harmful Sexual Behaviour
  • 2022 Integrating Internal Family Systems and EMDR, Dr Milia Begum
  • 2021 Working with Children and Young People: Accumulative Trauma and EMDR, Ana Gomez
  • 2021 Emotion-Focused Family Therapy Core Training, EFFT Texas/Adele LaFrance
  • 2021 Working Systemically with Family Violence, Arlene Vetere
  • 2020 AIM3 Assessment of Harmful Sexual Behaviour
  • 2020 BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision, SDS Seminars
  • 2019 Trauma-Focused CBT with Children and Young People, Anna Freud Centre
  • 2017 Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), David Gillanders
  • 2015 Assessing Risk of Physical and Sexual Violence using HCR-20 and RSVP frameworks
  • 2015 Mentalisation & AMBIT, AMASS

AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

• HCPC – The Health and Care Professions Council: PYL35420
• BPS – Chartered Member of British Psychological Society
• EMDR UK Association

 

WHO I WORK WITH

I work with adolescents and adults experiencing a range of difficulties from mild to severe and enduring. My expertise covers a range of psychological and relational problems, including:

Addiction – ADHD – Aggression in Young People and Adults – Anxiety – Autism Spectrum (ASD) – Coping Skills – Criminal and Sexual Exploitation – Depression – Developmental and Complex Trauma – Family Conflict and Communication Problems – Intellectual Disabilities – Life Transitions – Low Self-Esteem – Oppositional Defiance – Parental Stress – Personality Disorder – Psychosis – Problematic Thoughts and Behaviour – Regulating Emotions – Relationship Difficulties – Stress – Testing and Evaluation

THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES

I use various evidence-based psychological therapies in my work, often in an integrative manner, adapted to client needs. This includes:

• Eye-Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR)
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
• Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
• Mindfulness
• Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT)
• Motivational Interviewing (MI)
• Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
• Attachment, Mentalisation-Based, and Systemic frameworks

AVAILABILITY

I currently offer sessions online on Wednesday afternoons and evenings, as well as Friday afternoons.

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