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Lydia-Mishelle Maurice-Gill creates a safe place where clients can explore in depth, the issues which may be contributing to the challenges in their lives. She works existentially, however, draws from a number of disciplines to creatively attend to the presenting needs of the clients, helping them to find meaning and purpose in their lives and their relationships. Her approach is based on respect, honesty and integrity when forging a therapeutic alliance with clients; after all, it is the relationship that heals.
Lydia-Mishelle has managed services and large teams in substance misuse, forensic mental health and criminal justice which has resulted in her gaining skills and knowledge in helping individuals to manage communication and work-related issues at all levels of the workforce. She currently manages a forensic unit in North London and provides clinical support to other managers within the organisation.
Her particular interests are trauma, chronic illnesses, abuse and challenging behaviours; and she hopes to continue her work in these areas with servicemen/women and criminal justice clients when she completes her studies. She has extensive experience working with addiction and mental health and has successfully worked with clients to achieve and sustain recovery.
Lydia-Mishelle is currently reading for her doctorate is Existential Psychotherapy and working towards her BACP registration. She is in her 4th year of studies and is currently preparing for her thesis which will focus on the existential perspective of early onset Alzheimer’s. She has trained as an integrative addictions psychologist and works on an open-ended basis within the Awareness Centre’s low-cost counselling service. She worked as an HIV specialist nurse in Trinidad in the early 90’s and later as a paediatric trauma nurse at Kings College hospital in London.