Kirstine Postma

Address : 1390 Prince of Wales Drive suite 110, Ottawa, ON K2C 3N6
Profession : Registered Psychologist
EMDR designation(s) : EMDR Basic Training, Certified Therapist

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Language(s) : English
Population(s) served : Adults
Email : kpostmapsychology@hushmail.com
Phone : 613-806-7378
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Registering association : College of Psychologists of Ontario

 

I am a UK trained Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of professional experience. I provide psychological assessment and interventions for a wide variety of difficulties, including post-traumatic stress, anxiety and mood disorders and certain personality disorders. I offer Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and EMDR, as well as several other evidence-based therapies.

I achieved my full registration as a Psychologist with the British Psychological Society in 2001, with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology on my arrival there in 2011 and I am certified by the CPO in Ontario. I was an accredited CBT therapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapists from 2003 to 2014 and with the Canadian Association of CBT since 2012. I am a certified EMDR therapist with EMDRIA. I also had the opportunity to access training in Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), as well as Mindfulness approaches. I have several years’ experience teaching and training therapists in CBT.

My first priority in helping you is to ensure that I know the best evidence for what will likely benefit you. If I cannot offer you what the evidence suggests you need, I will do my best to find you another provider. Secondly, in therapy I focus on teaching you skills of living, as appropriate to your circumstances and presenting difficulties. This is always a collaborative process, in which we plan and develop therapy as partners. Thirdly, as part of optimising my skills as a therapist, I maintain close relationships with colleagues in the field, seeking and providing consultation and further training.