Helping you find the sun in an overcast sky
Sunstone Psychology was founded in 2019 by Dr Rebekah Dervley. Like a sunstone, Sunstone Psychology aims to help people find the sun in an overcast sky.
Dr Rebekah Dervley
I am a Chartered Forensic Psychologist registered with the Heath and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I can offer you a safe and confidential listening space, and work with you to understand your difficulties and help you find a way forward. I specialise in working with trauma & PTSD, personality disorder, and internet sexual offending. People who I work with may have experienced violence perpetrated by others, or have been violent towards others. I specialise in working with a range of coping behaviours, such as self-harm, addiction, and other behavioural issues.
My experience includes working across NHS and private hospitals, community and charity settings.
I have specialist training in Trauma-Focused Relational Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Mentalization Based Therapy, Online Sexual Behaviours, and Forensic Risk Assessment. My treatment approach is integrative, drawing on CBT, CFT, DBT, MBT, and Systemic therapies.
My professional work is strongly influenced by Compassion Focussed and Trauma-Informed therapeutic values. I take pride in building warm, empathic, and non-judgemental client relationships. First and foremost, it is important that I help the clients I work with to feel physically and psychologically safe. I then use the therapeutic relationship to help people build an understanding of how their current-day difficulties emerged, what is perpetuating these difficulties, and to develop alternative coping strategies. I work with individuals and couples.