Saskia Ohlin MSc PsyD CPsychol

Saskia Ohlin MSc PsyD CPsychol

Bloomsbury Therapy Centre
80a Southampton Row
Central London


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About me

Chartered Counselling Psychologist specialized in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Schema therapy with 20 years experience in the treatment of mental health issues. Registered with all major insurance companies.

I see clients privately and work in the NHS as a counselling psychologist and supervisor in CBT and Schematherapy. Furthermore I am a Director at the School of Schema Therapy where I train people for accreditation in 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 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 for Schema therapy (ISST).

Saskia Ohlin continues to work within the NHS in a psychological therapies department. She has years of experience in in-and outpatient services of psychiatric hospitals with various patient groups. She brings this extensive expertise to her private consultations.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Photos & videos

  • School of Schema Therapy


If you have private medical insurance please note that Saskia Ohlin is registered with most companies who will reimburse the fees.

Further information

Please contact Saskia Ohlin on or 07731178636.

Maps & Directions

Central London, WC1B 4BB

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Dutch


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Older adults