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Dr Inga Boellinghaus - Chartered Clinical Psychologist, PhD

London, SE23 2RU
07576 67 14 26 07576 67 14 26 Registered / Accredited

About me

I offer individual psychological therapy to adults experiencing anxiety problems, such as panic, worry, OCD or social anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as depression, low self-esteem, and relationship difficulties or work related stress.

I have a special interest in helping people to reclaim their lives after traumatic events and have extensive experience in working with people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and survivors of childhood abuse.

I further work with people who would like help with adjusting to significant life events, such as becoming parents, losing a loved one, retiring or adjusting to a medical condition. I also work with people who suffer from chronic medical conditions, such as chronic pain.

My approach

My approach is based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) as well as more recent evidence-based therapy approaches, such as Compassion-focused therapy, Schema therapy, and Mindfulness.

At the beginning, the client and I develop a shared understanding of their difficulties and what they want to see change in their lives. We then work on developing ways of coping that enable them to get unstuck, move closer to their goals and forward with their lives.

​I believe that a warm, supportive, and non-judgemental approach is important for working together in therapy and making changes. At the same time, I might suggest strategies and tools that have shown to be helpful in overcoming specific problems.

Training, qualifications & experience

​As a clinical psychologist, I have had extensive training to a doctorate level, allowing me to draw on a number of therapeutic models and skills to help people with a range of mental health difficulties. In my practice, I use therapy models that have shown to be effective, such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and tailor these to my clients' needs and goals.

No therapy works without a trusting relationship between the client and therapist, so I believe in providing a safe and supportive, non-judgemental space for clients to talk about their difficulties.

I have been working in the NHS for more than 10 years. I have been offering therapy to individuals and groups, and I have supervised and consulted to teams and individual staff members. I have also been involved in post-graduate teaching and have worked together with leading experts in CBT when I was completing my PhD at King's College London.

I have worked in primary care services, providing individual and group therapy for people with mild to moderate anxiety and depression. I am currently working for the NHS South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust in a secondary care psychological therapies team, offering individual therapy to people who suffer from a range of mental health difficulties and trauma-related problems.

I am a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), validating my professional qualifications and my credibility as a competent and effective practitioner.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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HCPC

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Social Anxiety

Sleep Problems

Complex PTSD

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Schema Therapy

Fees

Assessment and therapy sessions (50 minutes) paid privately: £95

Assessment and therapy sessions (50 minutes) paid via private medical insurance: £100

1A Garlies Road
London
SE23 2RU

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages German

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

There is parking on site.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Dr Inga Boellinghaus - Chartered Clinical Psychologist, PhD

Dr Inga Boellinghaus - Chartered Clinical Psychologist, PhD