Associate Karina Teeha
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, BSc Psychology(Hons), PG Cert Psychotherapeutic Care, PG Diploma (CBT)
I am an independent and skilled CBT Psychotherapist, registered and accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
I am experienced in working with adults with common mental health disorders such as depression, stress and anxiety resulting from everyday pressures of living. I also treat anxiety disorders such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and more.
I am specialised and developed in delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and also use other approaches such as Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). I regularly attend training courses which means that I am able to use the most up to date evidence based approaches when working with clients, and I am able to adopt each treatment plan to meet the needs of each individual person.
I have acquired extensive practice in psychological assessment and treatment of young adolescents and adults from a range of health care settings including primary care, community and outpatient within the NHS. I work with people on an individual basis and group settings.
One of my specialist developing interests is Perinatal mental health and well-being. My current NHS role involves developing and providing group psychological treatment for Postnatal Depression. I have been facilitating these groups/courses for 2 years which have been very effective, and have helped mothers to reduce and manage their low mood and anxiety.
I have experience communicating with GPs, psychiatrists and other healthcare professionals in the community when necessary. Within my current role I supervise psychological practitioners and have also provided teaching to other practitioners.
I am bi-ligual, speaking Creole (broken French) and English. I am a warm, empathic, caring, flexible and thoughtful practitioner who practices with professionalism and values to help clients.
Provides treatment for: Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Low Self Esteem, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Attacks, Perfectionism, Phobias, Post Natal Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Social Anxiety, Stress Management, Worry.
Practicing evenings South-West London.