Dr Inga Boellinghaus - Chartered Clinical Psychologist, PhD

Dr Inga Boellinghaus - Chartered Clinical Psychologist, PhD

1A Garlies Road
SE23 2RU

07576 67 14 26

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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


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Social Anxiety

Sleep Problems

Complex PTSD


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

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

Maps & Directions

London, SE23 2RU

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: German


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes

There is parking on site.

Types of client

Older adults