Dr Gislene Wolfart is the Lead Psychologist at Oxford Mind & Body. She is a Chartered Psychologist Specialising in Psychotherapy and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.
– Psychologist at a Specialist Eating Disorder Service, NHS, since 2011
– Psychologist at the Early Intervention Service for Psychosis, NHS, since 2017
In these posts Gislene assesses and offers psychological therapy to clients, many of whom presenting with co-morbid difficulties (including anxiety and depression amongst other issues)
– Oxford Psychological Services (NHS, 4 years) delivering psychodynamic psychotherapy for a variety of presenting issues
– Cotswold House (NHS, 1 year) delivering therapy for both outpatients and inpatients and briefly
– Oxford University Counselling Services, where she gained a deeper understanding of the pressures faced by the student and academic populations.
Gislene completed a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology where she specialised in the Psychodynamic Approach whilst also training in the application of Person Centred Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) addressing a variety of conditions.
Gislene has experience of working with all approaches recommended by the NICE guidelines in the treatment of Eating Disorders, which include MANTRA (Maudsley Model of Anorexia Treatment for Adults), SSCM (Specialist Supportive Clinical Management), CBT-E (a type of CBT specific for Eating Disorders) and Focal Psychodynamic Therapy.
Gislene has attended training in additional therapies including Mentalisation Based Treatment (MBT), and MBT-ED (a specific MBT adaptation for eating disorders) and she is particularly interested in the use of attachment models in the treatment of mental health and life difficulties (e.g. MBT and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy), whilst also appreciating the importance of gentle problem solving based coaching in order to achieve change (such as CBT).
At the NHS, Gislene has experience of providing supervision, and offers independent clinical supervision through Oxford Mind & Body.
Lastly, Gislene is also interested in research looking at how working in mental health can impact on clinicians as well as research across the broad field of eating disorders.