I am the founder of the North London Psychologists' Clinic. I am an experienced Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a registered Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
I was born and raised in France and have been working over the past 14 years in the field of Mental Health in the UK and also worked and trained in the US and Canada. Prior to starting my clinical training, I worked in research posts ranging from Behavioural Neuroscience to Child Development and Multisystemic Therapy for Antisocial Adolescents.
I have extensive clinical experience and spent many years working in various NHS settings including: GP surgeries and Specialists Clinical Health Services (Pain Management Programmes, Community Eating Disorders, Bariatric Psychology and HIV and Sexual Health). I have also worked in the private sector for the Priory Hospital and an Independent Private Practice specialising in the treatment of Eating Disorders, Obesity and Body Image Problems.
I am a full member of the Division of Counselling Psychology of the BPS, as well as a member of the Faculty of Clinical Health Psychology and of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS). I am accredited in Psychometric level A (ability testing) and B (occupational personality testing) and am on the Register of Qualification in Test Use (RQTU).
I worked for the world renowned Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore where I worked with patients with hypermobility spectrum disorders, fibromyalgia, postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS), complex regional pain syndrome(CRPS) and other chronic pain conditions.
I hold my private practice in North West London. On a personal note, I live with my husband and young daughters in South West Hertfordshire and really enjoy travelling, the outdoors, tennis and the arts.
Bachelor of Science (Psychology and Anatomy and Cell biology) - McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Masters of Science (Counselling Studies) - Edinburgh University, UK.
Masters of Philosophy (Psychology and Education) - University of Cambridge (Cantab), UK.
Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology - City University, London, UK.
When I am not working clinically, I continue to conduct research and present my work at conferences both nationally and internationally. I have particular research interests in the field of bariatric surgery, eating disorders, obesity, men's mental health and procrastination. I have most recently presented my work on men awaiting bariatric surgery at the Annual British Psychological Conference in Brighton.
Abramowski, A. (2014). "Is it time for “active” procrastination?" The Psychologist, 27, 180-183.
Franco, F., Itakura, S., Pomorska, K., Abramowski, A., Nikaido, K., & Dimitriou, D. (2014). Can children with autism read emotions from the eyes? The Eyes Test revisited. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 35, 5, 1015-1026.
Abramowski, A. (2016). Men classified as ‘obese’ and their relationship with food prior to undergoing bariatric surgery (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). City University of London, London.
Abramowski, A. (2018). “Is procrastination all that 'bad'”? A qualitative study of academic procrastination and self-worth in postgraduate university students. Journal of Prevention & Intervention, 46, 158-170.
Gavett, G. (2014). Sometimes it is ok to procrastinate. Harvard Business Review. http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/03/sometimes-its-ok-to-procrastinate/
Heyden, T. (2014). The much-delayed war on procrastination. BBC New Magazine. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29570615
Usborne, S. (2016). Why do you leave things until the last minute? The Guardian, Psychology Shortcuts. https://www.theguardian.com/science/shortcuts/2016/jun/08/why-leave-things-to-last-minute-eu-voter-registration-procrastination
Wright, B. (2020). What are the mental health symptoms of 'long COVID'? Happiful Magazine.
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