- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Applied Relaxation
- Behaviour Therapy
- CBT with Exposure and Response Prevention (CBT with ERP)
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Mindfulness based CBT
- Trauma focused CBT
- Video and telephone consultations
I am a Clinical psychologist and accredited CBT therapist (registered with HCPS and BABCP) with 8 years of post-qualification experience. I have extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of a range of mental health difficulties (i.e., trauma/PTSD, depression and anxiety/stress, low self-confidence, OCD, social anxiety, panic, phobias and psychological impact of long term health problems) with an adult population, having worked extensively in primary care within the NHS.
I work mostly from a Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) approach and practise Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), drawing also on Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
With these techniques/models, I aim to equip you to be your own therapist, learning to identify the unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour that lead to emotional distress and stuckness, helping you identify and move in the direction of your values.
I also offer behavioural couple therapy (focusing on issues such as working on communication difficulties, building trust following infidelity, crisis management).
I work both in English and Spanish in Central London.
Areas of interest
Trauma; PTSD; OCD; Panic; Agoraphobia; Specific phobia (blood, heights, animals, transport), Anxiety; Stress management, Depression; Health Anxiety; Childhood trauma, Generalised Anxiety (pathological worry), Social Anxiety, Low self-esteem/self-confidence; Addictions (behavioural), Perfectionism; Marital problems (i.e., conflict/infidelity); Migration-adaptation.
Adults; Older adults
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Pain management
Current NHS consultant posts held
Clinical psychologist/CBT therapist at Primary Care Psychology (IAPT) service (Southwark-South London and Maudsley)
Evidence-based therapies, Anxiety and Mood disorders, Trauma, Migration and adaptation process.
Self-development, outdoors (hiking, running, cycling), cinema, theatre, interior design-DIY, travelling.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Spanish - Native or bilingual
Lopez, J.E., Rees, M. & Castro, M. (2013). Are low-intensity CBT interventions effective and meaningful for the Latino community in the UK? International Journal of Culture and Mental Health
López J.E., Orrell M., Morgan L. & Warner J. (2010). Empowerment in older psychiatric inpatients: development of the empowerment questionnaire for inpatients (EQuIP). Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 18 (1) 21-32.
Courses offered to GPs
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) University of East London 2012
- Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Royal Holloway - University of London 2014
- Master in Ageing and Mental Health University College London 2008
- EMDR training EMDR-training, ltd. (Sandi Richman) 2020
Affiliations / memberships
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
British Assoc. of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP)