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Are you struggling with issues related to anxiety, distress, or major life changes?
Have you recently been diagnosed with Physical Health Condition or find it hard to adjust to the impact of your Conditions?
There comes a time when support is needed from a certified professional to cope with many of life’s challenges.
I am a Chartered Health Psychologist and a CBT therapist. Over the years I have worked extensively with people coping with different psychological symptoms (e.g. worries, general anxiety, stress, OCD, specific phobias, health worries, sleep problems) and physical health conditions (e.g. Cancer, Diabetes, IBD).
I strongly believe that every client is unique and I adapt the therapy to suit your needs and goals. I am passionate about enabling people to have healthier and happier lives with the benefit of evidence based psychological knowledge and practice. My aim is to help you overcome your hurdles and transform your life into the one you would like to live.
I know that the first step in seeking support can be the hardest. You want to find a therapist that meet your needs and that you feel comfortable with. Therefore, I offer a free initial 15 minutes phone chat to see whether we would be a good fit to work together. You can book it online via my website (www.meiravdagan.com) or just give me a call.
Areas of interest
General adult mental health;
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD);
Generalised anxiety disorder;
Irritable bowel syndrome;
Body image / Body dysmorphic disorder;
Adjustment to long term health conditions (e.g. Cancer, diabetes);
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Cardiac conditions
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Musculoskeletal conditions
- Pain management
- Psychophysiological disorders
- Rheumatological conditions
In my past life I was a very ambitious doctoral student. Some of my academic research on how couples support each other when coping with cancer, has been published in peer-reviewed journals. I love the process of doing research but I have missed the therapeutic work. After obtaining my PhD, I decided to specialize in CBT which includes some of the fun elements of conducting research.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hebrew (modern) - Native or bilingual
• Response Rates in Studies of Couples Coping with Cancer: A Systematic Review
Dagan M, and Hagedoorn M. Health Psychology (2014). doi: 10.1037/hea0000013
• The interplay between partners' responsiveness and patients' need for emotional expression in couples coping with cancer
Dagan M, Sanderman R, Hoff C, Meijerink, W, J, Baas P. C, van Haastert M, and Hagedoorn, M.
Journal of Behavioral Medicine, (2013) doi:10.1007/s10865-013-9543-4
• Spousal Support and Changes in Distress Over Time in Couples Coping with Cancer: The Role of Personal Control
Dagan, M, Sanderman R, Schokker M. C, Wiggers T, Baas P. C, van Haastert M, and Hagedoorn, M. Journal of Family Psychology (2011) 25, 310-318.
• Marital Satisfaction in Couples Confronted with Colorectal Cancer: The Interplay of Past and Current Spousal Support
Hagedoorn, M, Dagan, M, Puterman E, DeLongis A, Hoff C, Meijerink W. J. H. J and Sanderman, R.
Journal of Behavioral Medicine, (2011) 34, 288-297.