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- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Trauma focused CBT
Within my private clinical practice, I specialise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) ) for Stress, Workplace Stress, Trauma, PTSD Anxiety & OCD. My emphasis is on helping people develop psychological resilience to Stress, Trauma, Anxiety PTSD, & OCD.
I also work in a specialist capacity for the NHS and lecture at several Universities (Clinical Psychology Courses and CBT Diplomas).
My Specialities are: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),
assessment & treatment of psychological reactions to trauma and stress. PTSD, OCD, Trauma, Emetophobia, Health Anxiety, other anxiety disorders.
I have published widely and consult on trauma, OCD and CBT with universities, businesses, and individuals. In previous years I held the editorship of the Journal Counselling Psychology Review and the post of Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the University of London.
Areas of interest
Stress; Work Sress; Trauma; Depression; Trauma; Anxiety disorders; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Emetophobia; Pain Management
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Neurological disorders
- Pain management
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome IBS
As a former Trauma Researcher, she conducted her PhD (University of London) in the field of psychological trauma. She has published articles on traumatic experience in leading international journals and has presented at international conferences (see list of publications).
o http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3126367/Britain-s-nipped-tucked-woman-Alicia-Douvall-reveals-cosmetic-surgery-regrets-Morning.html PUBLISHED: 13:15, 16 June 2015
o Heather Sequeira on Understanding OCD
o BBC NEWS | Health | Mistakes 'aid OCD understanding' news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4900456.stm
o Sequeira, H. & Halstead S. (2004) The Psychological Effects on Nursing Staff of Administering Physical Restraint in a Secure Psychiatric Hospital. The British Journal of Forensic Practice 6 (1):3-15.
o Sequeira H., Howlin, P. &. Hollins, S. (2003) Psychological Disturbance and sexual abuse in people with learning disabilities. Case-control study. British Journal of Psychiatry. 183:451-456.
o Sequeira, H & Hollins S. (2003) The Clinical Effects of Sexual Abuse on People with Learning Disability: Critical literature review. British Journal of Psychiatry. 182:13-19
o Sequeira, H. & Halstead S. (2002) Control and restraint in the UK: service user perspectives The British Journal of Forensic Practice 4 (1) 9-18
o Sequeira, H. & Halstead S. (2002) Restraint and Seclusion: Service User Views The Journal of Adult Protection. 4 (1) 15-24.
o Sequeira, H. & Van Scoyoc (2001) Divisional Round Table 2001: Should Counselling Psychologists Oppose the Use of DSM-IV and testing? Counselling Psychology Review. 16 (4) 44-48.
o Sequeira, H. & Halstead S. (2001) Is It Meant to Hurt, Is It? Management of Violence in Women With Developmental Disabilities. Violence Against Women. 7 (4) , 462-476.
o Sequeira, H. & Halstead, S. (1997) The Use of Seclusion, Restraint and Emergency Medication. British Journal of Psychiatry 171, 228-289.
Courses offered to GPs
o Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Skills & Practice
o Breaking Free of OCD
o CBT for PTSD
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Executive Committee; Crisis, Disaster & Trauma Section British Psychological Society 2019
Affiliations / memberships
British Psychological Society