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Dr Isobel Horn

Psychology

 

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Specialises in

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa (CBT-BN)
  • Mindfulness based CBT
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychotherapy

About me

Isobel is a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years’ experience in general Adult Mental Health. She offers a sub-specialty in the treatment of Eating Disorders. She has helped more than 550 clients with symptoms of depression and anxiety 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’.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR CLIENTS WITH EATING DISORDERS
Eating disorders are similar to addictions; part of us wants to end what we do, yet we often feel powerless to change. You may have tried to eat normally, but the eating disorder often ‘wins’ leaving you hopeless and bewildered.

A mental obsession with food, dieting and your weight and shape lead to a vicious cycle of behaviours which reinforce each other. You probably move between feeling in control around food and then move into feeling out of control of your eating as you inevitably break your rules. This may be followed by attempts to compensate for your actions through purging or excessive exercise.

People can be stuck in this cycle for years until they get treatment. Recovery is demanding, but you do not have to do it alone. If you would like to start talking about your eating or your relationship with your body, please get in touch.

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 - (>50)

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