Dr Isobel Horn



  • Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Behavioural Couples Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy

About me

Isobel is a Clinical Psychologist with 18 years’ experience in general Adult Mental Health. She offers a sub-specialty in treatment of Eating Disorders. She helped more than 550 clients with depression and anxiety symptoms and over 300 clients with eating disorders. She offers BUPA members a blend of face to face and on-line therapy. .

Her education and training have resulted in a unique approach to therapy. She studied psychology at Oxford University and at The Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London. Her first training was in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. CBT is now a nationally accepted treatment of choice for depression, anxiety disorders and eating disorders. For clients who do not respond to CBT, Isobel has expanded the treatment approach. She augments standard CBT with techniques that help people become aware of the unique, unconscious processes behind their symptoms. These methods are informed by awareness-based approaches such as Process Work and Mindfulness.

Isobel’s clients describe an experience of compassion, warmth and understanding.

In 2014 her work was recognised in the Lancashire Care NHS Staff Excellence Awards when she was nominated in the client-led People's Choice category as ‘professional who has made a difference’.

Eating disorders are similar to addictions; part of us wants to end what we do, yet another part is ‘resistant’ or powerless to change. You may have tried to eat normally, but the eating disorder often ‘wins’ leaving you hopeless and convinced you have no mental defence.

Brain processes connected with habit formation and reward systems play a significant role. The way we process, cope with, and communicate emotional states lies beneath the compelling behaviour of thinking about food, obsession with weight and shape, meal planning, and the chaos of binge eating. You will be supported to break the self-maintaining cycle of your habits. You will get a clearer picture of what these symptoms 'offer' you personally and you will be coached in ways to turn up for yourself in order to offer the strength, comfort and communication skills you need to live a more outward-looking life.

Isobel collaborates with psychiatrists and specialist dieticians at the Chelsea and Harley Street Eating Disorder service. She refers into this network for consultation on normalising eating and psychiatric review.

Areas of interest

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and enhanced approaches; Specialist Eating Disorders; Depression, Anxiety and Panic symptoms; Work stress, work relationships, negative work environments, Clients considering career changes.

Online therapy

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Eating disorders

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Video and telephone consultations

  • Offers video and telephone consultations
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Procedures completed

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (>50)

  • AA756

    Remote video therapy session - (5-50)

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