Training and Background...


Dr Dina Pekkala is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years  experience working in the NHS and with the military (MOD and SSAFA).

Dr Pekkala now works in private practice and offers internet and face-to-face therapy to people experiencing a range of mental health problems.


She is a trained and accredited EMDR Therapist, is trained in Personal Construct Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and is a trained Mindfulness Teacher.


She has extensive experience working with people who have experienced traumatic events in their lives and specialises in working with people with:

  • PTSD
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Drug and Alcohol Problems
  • Bereavement, Loss and Grief
  • Pain Management
  • Relationship Difficulties.
She is a visiting clinical lecturer and has lectured at: Universities of Birmingham, Warwick and Hertfordshire and The Schools of Constructivist Psychotherapy in Padua, Italy and Belgrade, Serbia.