Saskia Ohlin MSc PsyD CPsychol
Chartered Counselling Psychologist specialized in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion focused therapy and Schema therapy with more than 20 years experience in the treatment of mental health issues. Registered with all major insurance companies.
I see clients privately as a counselling psychologist and supervisor in CBT and Schematherapy. Furthermore I am a Director at the Academy of Schema Therapy where we train people for accreditation in Schema Therapy with the International Society of Schema therapy.
CBT is a form of therapy that helps people to function better and ultimately helps them to develop their own coping skills. It teaches people to understand the way their thoughts, feelings and behaviour are related and how that might keep them anxious or depressed. By finding different perspectives and by replacing unhelpful behaviour with constructive behaviour the client and the therapist work together towards concrete goals, which the client sets out at the start of therapy.
CBT is the first treatment of choice for depression and most anxiety disorders (generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, OCD) according to NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) guidelines.
Schematherapy is an innovative therapy dealing with so-called schema's: longstanding problematic patterns of feelings, thoughts and behaviour that originated in childhood and remain to cause distress into adulthood. Schematherapy looks at basic emotional needs of people that were not met in childhood and continue to not be met into adulthood. Everybody has schema's but some people have more maladaptive schema's that hinder them in their lives. For example in the domain of feeling disconnected and rejected by people or feeling that you have to be extremely focused on pleasing others and forget about your own needs. Other schema domains refer to feeling that you always need other people to help you in life or that you feel you have to be very strict and can never be spontaneous or that you have few limits and find it very hard to stick to rules and boundaries. All of these issues generally cause emotional problems in people's lives and in their relationships.
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Training, qualifications & experience
Saskia Ohlin (MSc PsyD CPsychol) has an MSc degree in clinical psychology and a doctorate in counselling psychology and further qualifications in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and Schema therapy.
She is a chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a fully accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). She has advanced accreditation in Schematherapy and is a supervisor with the International Society of Schema therapy (ISST).
Saskia Ohlin has more than 20 years of experience in both in-and outpatient services of psychological and psychiatric departments within the NHS with various patient groups. She brings this extensive expertise to her private consultation.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Psychological Society
British Psychological Society
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
If you have private medical insurance please note that Saskia Ohlin is registered with most companies who will reimburse the fees.
Please contact Saskia Ohlin on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07731178636.