Adjustment difficulties
Anger Management
Anxiety
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
Burnout
Chronic fatigue
Chronic pain
Complex PTSD
Confidence
Coping with a long-term health condition
Depression
Emetophobia (vomit phobia)
General wellness
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
Grief
Health anxiety
Insomnia
Maternity
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Panic disorder
Perfectionism
Perinatal anxiety
Perinatal depression
Physical abuse
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Prolonged grief
Self-esteem
Sexual abuse
Sleep difficulties
Social phobia
Stress
Trauma (general)
Louise Dougal
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She/Her
)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
MA (Hons, PGDip
london

Kind and compassionate therapist, with 15 years experience working in NHS psychology services.

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Insurers

Freedom Health
On Call International
Preferred Health Care
Case Managers
Travelers
Aetna
AXA (Partnership)
Healix
Zurich
AXA International
AXA Bristol
Simply Health / PPP
Cigna International
Allianz
Nuffield
Cigna
WPA
Vitality
Aviva
BUPA
BUPA Global
Axa

Languages

English

About me

I am an BABCP accredited cognitive behavioural psychotherapist and EMDR therapist. I also have training in prolonged grief disorder therapy, and draw on compassionate focused therapy and systemic/family therapy. I have worked in NHS psychology services for 15 years. I am experienced in treating depression and anxiety disorders such as PTSD, OCD, phobias, health anxiety, social anxiety and generalised anxiety disorder. I currently work as a Senior Psychological Therapist in a NHS service for pregnancy/baby loss and trauma, and I previously worked in a NHS Talking Talking Therapies service for many years, working with a wide range of mental health difficulties. As well as providing therapy, I have also provide supervision to trainee psychiatrists, CBT therapists, psychologists, midwives and expert by experience practitioners. When we meet for the first time, I will gently and kindly ask you questions about your difficulties and what you hope to get out of our sessions together. I aim for us to work together to find a way to reach your goals, using compassion and empathy throughout."

Area I can help with

Adjustment difficulties
Anger Management
Anxiety
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
Burnout
Chronic fatigue
Chronic pain
Complex PTSD
Confidence
Coping with a long-term health condition
Depression
Emetophobia (vomit phobia)
General wellness
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
Grief
Health anxiety
Insomnia
Maternity
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Panic disorder
Perfectionism
Perinatal anxiety
Perinatal depression
Physical abuse
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Prolonged grief
Self-esteem
Sexual abuse
Sleep difficulties
Social phobia
Stress
Trauma (general)

Types of therapy I offer

Behavioural Activation
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
Brief Solution Focused Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy
Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)
Trauma-focused CBT (TF-CBT)
Cognitive Therapy (CT)
Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT)

Qualifications

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists
BABCP
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2017 - present
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Work experience

Helix (Maternal Mental Health Service)
Senior Psychological Therapist
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2022 - present
Lambeth Talking Therapies
CBT/EMDR Therapist and Perinatal Lead
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2009 - 2022
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Education

King's College London
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies
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2015 - 2017
University College London (UCL)
Post Graduate Diploma in Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Interventions
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2011 - 2012
University of Edinburgh
MA (Hons) Sociology and Psychology
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2002 - 2006