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- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Dr Carina Eriksen is a Chartered and Registered Counselling psychologist with extensive experience consulting in clinical and organisational settings in the UK and Europe. She is a highly skilled cognitive behavioural therapist having specialised at the institute of psychiatry. Carina is also trained in Systemic Therapy, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, EMDR and Schema Therapy. She believes that each person is unique and enjoys tailoring therapy to suit the individual needs of clients. Carina has a wide range of experience with various psychological problems including worry and anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic, depression, fear and phobia, work stress, health anxiety,social anxiety and shyness, sleep disorders, eating disorders, body image disorders, low self-esteem, adjustment difficulties, ADHD, behavioural difficulties, parental guidance, career transitions and work related concerns, drug and alcohol misuse, relationship problems, health related concerns, sexual health problems, adult and childhood traumas. She works with adults, adolescents, children, couples and families.Carina has a broad experience of various mental health settings both in the NHS and for private organisations. In the NHS, She used to be a cluster lead psychologist at the South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust managing clinical and counselling psychologists, CBT therapists and psychotherapists. She has also worked as a member of an NHS crisis team, a community mental health team and a day hospital. Carina continues to be extensively involved in the training and supervision of other psychologists having also been an external Clinical Supervisor for the Priory Hospital. Carina has BPS recognised training in the use of psychometric testing which is ideal for her work in the organisational setting including career development, staff selection and training.
Areas of interest
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT); Stress related disorders; Bereavement; Depression; Adolescent mental health; Anxiety disorders; Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Eating disorders; Family therapy; Alcohol / drug dependency; Children (0-6 years of age); Major trauma; Children (7-11 years of age); couple therapy; relationship problems
Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions
- Psychophysiological disorders
Carina is actively involved in research with a specific interest in the topic of anxiety, panic, stress, fear of flying and the psychological effects of physical health problems. Carina and her colleagues are often invited to present these topics at conferences in the UK and abroad.
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Carina is an author and a co-author of several books and her work has been published in scientific journals. She is quoted in magazines and newspapers.
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.