Dr Mahen Jhugroo is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Division of Clinical Psychology of the British Psychological Society (BPS). He completed his training at the National University of Ireland, Galway and the Institute of Education at University College London.
Mahen has been working in mental health services for more than twelve years and has extensive experience working with adults with complex and enduring mental health problems across the lifespan. During his training and post-qualifying, Mahen received extensive training in the application of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). He has also received further specialist training in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Schema Therapy and more recently, in mindfulness-based approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). In his clinical practice, Mahen adopts an integrative and flexible approach, taking into account individuals’ particular needs and psychological therapy goals.
Mahen is experienced in helping clients who have difficulties with:
Mahen feels privileged to have the opportunity to work with individuals of varying ages and backgrounds. As a Clinical Psychologist, he has been trained as a scientist-practitioner, which means he uses the available evidence-based research, combined with his clinical experience, to deliver effective psychological treatments that are tailored to the needs of the individual. He believes that psychotherapy should empower the individual by increasing their understanding of their difficulties for which they sought help, as well as providing strategies to help them manage in the future.
He ultimately favours an integrative approach to assessment and treatment and incorporates elements of psychodynamic therapies, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectic Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Compassion-focused and Schema-focused approaches into his work. Mahen works collaboratively with the individual in order to develop a plan for a joint therapeutic endeavour, whilst using an eclectic approach based on an individual’s resources and needs.