Bonita Mendel is an Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapist working both in private practice and in an NHS setting. Bonita looks at mental life from a developmental perspective bringing together an understanding of the past with the present such that patterns of behaviors, feelings and relationships can be explored together and understood with a view of getting a better understanding of oneself in order for us to help improve your mental health.
Bonita has worked as an adult psychotherapist at the Parkside NHS Clinic in West London seeing adult and adolescent patients for individual psychodynamic psychotherapy. She has worked there from 2008- 2020.
She works at present for the NHS Central North West London Mental Health Trust at the Single Point of Access Service where she assesses patients who require mental health intervention when in mental health crisis.
She has more than 16 years of experience in various adult psychiatric settings. She has worked as an Occupational Therapist on acute adult psychiatric wards providing functional assessments and running therapeutic groups. In addition, she has worked in a Community Mental Health Team as a Care Coordinator providing health and social needs assessments with patients from various cultural backgrounds.
Bonita has worked with a very wide range of conditions including depression, anxiety, suicidality, eating disorders, self-harm, personality disorders, psychotic states of mind and intergenerational trauma. She has trained at the Tavistock Centre where she completed a MA in psychodynamic psychotherapy, followed by a two-year qualifying course in psychodynamic psychotherapy at WPF.
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice (UKCP and BPC accredited), WPF Therapy, MA Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, BSc Occupational Therapy, Brunel University, London, BA Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London, London.