Corale Bogle-Virtue


Corale Bogle-Virtue is a UKCP and AFT registered psychotherapist with over 27 years’ experience in mental health.  She completed training in Systemic Family Psychotherapy at the prestigious Tavistock and Portman Centre in London. She also earned an MA in Child Forensic Studies Psychology and Law, as well as a BSc (Hons) in Social Science and a Diploma in Social Work.  She has experience working with children, young people, adults, couples, and families from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, and is a registered member of the Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN).

Corale Bogle-Virtue is a UKCP and AFT registered psychotherapist with over 27 years’ experience in mental health.  She completed training in Systemic Family Psychotherapy at the prestigious Tavistock and Portman Centre in London. She also earned an MA in Child Forensic Studies Psychology and Law, as well as a BSc (Hons) in Social Science and a Diploma in Social Work.  She has experience working with children, young people, adults, couples, and families from diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, and is a registered member of the Black, African and Asian Therapy Network (BAATN).

Corale has worked with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, addiction, loss and separation, domestic abuse and toxic relationships, personality disorders, PTSD/CPTSD, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, low self-esteem, low self-worth, eating disorders, survivors of bullying, sexual, domestic or historical child abuse, and unresolved trauma.

She has a special interest in eating disorders, and prior to joining Altum, was the lead family therapist in one of the UK’s leading ED services where she was worked with adolescents aged 12 -18 years old living with anorexia nervosa, non-specific eating disorder, eating disorder combined with depression and ARFID. Corale also has experience working with adults struggling with eating disorders and is trained in the Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA).

Corale is passionate about her work and committed to supporting her clients to explore their difficulties and achieve the outcomes that they want as well as helping families and individuals to make and sustain change that enables healthier communication. She sees ‘the problem as the problem and not the person’ because problems are embedded in relationships and context and not within people. She believes that within a safe and caring therapeutic relationship people may develop self-awareness and self-acceptance, and ultimately find the power within themselves to move forward. Her approach is collaborative, strategic, and dialogical. Her practice is integrative, and she pulls heavily from a narrative approach, as she is interested in themes, the language we use, our family scripts, the stories told about us and stories we tell ourselves.

Corale is known for her warmth and aims to create a space where her clients feel valued, particularly the parts of them that have felt undervalued, or even shamed. Through this healing space, her clients can voice what has previously unsaid and tell a new, more hopeful story.

On a personal note, Corale is married with children, enjoys dancing, and singing in a choir.

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