​​Zoe Otter

Registered & Chartered Psychologist

Psychologue (parlant anglais)

ADELI number: 759366875

SIREN: 835 215 138


​79, Avenue de Ségur, 75015 - Paris

​zoeotter@advanceworldwise.com

​​​+33 (0)6 59 68 61 18


​​My approach to therapy...



Asking for help can be a daunting but brave step to take and so it is important that your experience of therapy is a rewarding one.


​A strong therapeutic relationship can make all the difference no matter what the difficulties are, or the therapy used. My priority therefore is that during our sessions, you will always experience:


  • a safe place for reflection and discussion
  • ​a respectful and non-judgemental  collaboration 
  • the chance to really be listened to


Psychological therapy allows you to talk about the problems you are experiencing and to receive help in understanding what is happening and how these issues can be resolved or managed. 

I use an integrated treatment approach to best identify and address your individual needs.


I have training and experience in the following evidence-based therapies and elements of these and other therapeutic approaches may be used in the treatment you receive.

 
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

DBT is a cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy designed to help individuals understand and change problematic behaviours. This includes extreme, intense emotions and behaviour, self-harm, suicidality, and substance misuse. DBT can help you to learn ways to cope more safely and effectively with these problems and other difficult life experiences. The therapy was originally developed to treat individuals with borderline personality disorder however DBT is also used to help treat other difficulties including bipolar disorder, anger, anxiety, binge eating and bulimia.

Mindfulness is an integral part of DBT therapy and aims to help you feel more in control of your thoughts and attention so that you can learn to effectively manage intense emotions, relationship problems, and crisis situations.

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Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a trauma therapy designed to treat the distressing symptoms associated with disturbing life events including loss, bereavements, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, and violence. EMDR has also been found effective in treating phobias, addictions, and trauma-related difficulties such as dissociation and borderline personality disorder.

Progress can be made with EMDR in a relatively short time depending on the complexity and nature of the trauma(s). EMDR therapy will provide you with information about trauma and will use the information you provide to plan and implement the reprocessing safely and effectively.

EMDR is based on the theory that when individuals experience a traumatic event it can be so overwhelming that the physiological responses interfere with normal processing of that event. Elements of the event are stored in a fragmented way and not integrated into the whole experience. Consequently, memories, emotions, thoughts, sensations, and behaviours can then be reactivated/triggered in everyday, apparently ordinary situations leading to a re-experiencing of the event (e.g.; flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, and nightmares). EMDR will help you to process the event effectively so that it will be remembered as a past distressing event in its historical context but not re-experienced in the present.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a structured, short-term treatment which focuses on changing the thinking patterns and behaviours underlying the difficulties individuals experience. CBT is used to treat a wide range of problems including anxiety, depression, addiction, phobias, and relationship problems.

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Schema Therapy

Schema therapy is an integrative therapy that uses a combination of cognitive-behavioural, attachment, Gestalt, and psychoanalytic methods.

Schemas are described as persistent patterns of memories, emotions, sensations, and thoughts about oneself and others that are developed early in life and cause distress and dysfunction to a significant degree.

Shema therapy is used to treat individuals whose patterns of thinking and relating to the world and others cause difficulties in their day-to-day functioning, work, and relationships.

Schema therapy is useful in treating chronic depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship problems, addictions and personality disorders.

The treatment can be short, intermediate, or longer-term depending on the nature and complexity of schemas and difficulties experienced.

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