Dr M Lola Perez Gavino, HCPC, CPsychol, BABCP
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (registered with HCPC, BPS and BABCP accredited). I have over 15 years of experience working in mental health for the NHS and the Spanish National Health Service.
I can help people with a variety of difficulties, including depression and low mood, as well as anxiety disorders (generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, social anxiety and specific phobias). I am accredited as a CBT Psychotherapist by the British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), an association that promotes high standards of training, knowledge and application of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT).
I have extensive experience of working with children, young people and adults with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), which is one of my areas of special interest. I also have extensive experience in (and feel passionate about) working with children, young people and adults with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Condition and/or Asperger's Syndrome. I have additional training in trauma focused CBT for trauma and PTSD.
I have significant experience working with people with learning difficulties and special needs, adapting evidence based interventions, such as behavioural therapy and CBT. I have a Masters Degree in Speech and Language Therapy, which informs my work with individuals with speech and communication difficulties.
My therapeutic work is influenced by my training in CBT, Narrative Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Everybody has a story of who they are and what is important to them. We often follow the path we are most familiar with and it may be difficult to see other routes on the way. I would like to explore with you new paths that may be less obvious, paths that would bring you closer to the kind of person you would like to be and to live by the values that are important to you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, University of Oxford.
- Postgraduate Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, King's College London.
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Essex.
- Specialist Training in Clinical Psychology, Reina Sofia Hospital, Spain.
- MSc in Speech and Language Therapy, UNED, Spain.
- Bachelor Degree in Psychology (First), University of Malaga, Spain.
Narrative Exposure Therapy for Children (KIDNET)
Narrative Therapy Level 1 & 2
Child Accelerated Trauma Treatment (CATT) Level 2 & 3
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I offer therapy in English and Spanish.
Initial assessment and therapy sessions £100 (50 minute session).
Concessions: I offer a limited number of reduced-fee places for students.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wednesday mornings Thursday evenings
Types of client