Natascha Basedau is a chartered clinical psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She completed her clinical training at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and has gained experience of working as a clinical psychologist in a number of settings, with diverse patient groups, in both South Africa and the UK. She has 9- years’ experience of working in the NHS and currently works within a specialist service for older people.
She has completed further post-qualification training in psychotherapy and neuropsychology, including a post-graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Glasgow. She has a particular interest in working with the issues that present later in life, including adapting to a loss of functioning, making meaning in older age, and facing the challenges of increased dependency and bereavement. She specialises in the assessment and treatment of dementia.
Psychotherapy is one of her areas of specialty. Her preferred therapeutic modalities are psychodynamic and CBT, and she offers both short and longer-term therapy. She has extensive experience in the neuropsychological assessment and treatment of a wide range of degenerative diseases and brain injury. She also has experience in undertaking the assessment of mental capacity. She was the clinical lead of a multidisciplinary challenging behaviour team, and has extensive experience of providing consultation, reflective practice and bespoke training packages to staff teams. She is also skilled in providing clinical supervision to psychologists and members of other professional groups.
She has presented research internationally on the topic of PTSD, and she is a reviewer for the Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, the Journal of Clinical Psychology and the Old Age Psychiatrist.