My name is Sanjidah and I started Psychotherabee in 2020 as a platform for sharing everything I learn about the mind in its infinite quirkiness. Humans are so complex and so delicate, and I’m enjoying learning so much about the intricacies of who we are. I couldn’t think of a better way to consolidate this knowledge than starting this website.

More personally, I am a trainee psychodynamic psychotherapist. I have a Certificate in Counselling Skills and I am enrolled on the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Brighton. I am aspiring to set up a wellbeing clinic where I will apply for grants to offer personal and group therapy and mindfulness to people for a reduced fee (or even free!) in the hopes of making therapy as it should be – accessible to all.

I already have an abundance of experience having volunteered for numerous emotional support charities, worked in NHS hospitals, and counselling services within Universities and charities. At present, I work as a Student Support Officer at the Kent and Medway Medical School in Canterbury, and I am also undertaking a PhD in Psychology, focusing on supporting vulnerable victims in the criminal justice system.

Outside of my career, I enjoy reading, writing, arts and crafts, making music, and lots more!

All commissioned artwork on this website is by Joe Inkpen: facebook | twitter | instagram | youtube | website

Publications

Spruin, E., Islam, S., Wornast, T., & Dempster, T. (In prog). Examining the effects of animal-assisted therapy against standard treatment in a university setting.

Islam, S., Spruin, E., & Fernandez, A. (2017). The benefits of therapy dogs on student wellbeing within a UK university. Psychology and Behavioral Science International Journal. https://doi.org/10.19080/PBSIJ.2017.07.555702.

Spruin, E., Dempster, T., Islam, S., & Raybould I. (2020). The effects of a therapy dog vs mindfulness vs a student advisor on student anxiety and well-being. Journal of Further and Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877X.2020.1804535