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Susana Lara

Clinical Psychologist
BSc (Hons)
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What I can help with

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Anxiety
  • Health Anxiety
  • Sleep
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Perfectionism
  • Personality disorders
  • Relationships
  • Anger
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Stress
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Coaching

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Mindfulness Stress Reduction
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy


It’s part of the human nature to feel sometimes sad, nervous, even anxious… We all have had thoughts that we can’t get rid of, and who hasn’t felt sometimes on the edge and feeling unable to cope? Those are absolutely normal. However, no matter how intense or frequent these feelings and thoughts happen, if you feel overwhelmed by them, then they are important enough to be listened to and to seek help. Have you ever felt anxious and the more you have tried to calm down, the more anxious you’ve felt? Have you ever tried to get rid of a recurrent thought, and the more you’ve tried to push it away, the more persistent it becomes? Who hasn’t felt a bit low in mood, and the more you’ve tried to cheer yourself up, the more unable you’ve felt? Does it ring a bell? Sometimes, with the best intentions and goodwill, we keep on putting in place strategies that don’t work. Perhaps they did work in the past, or perhaps they’ve worked for others. Nevertheless, despite not having the expected outcome, we keep on doing the same thing over and over. These are called “Attempted Solutions” from a Brief Strategic Therapy approach. So to speak, what you have been doing so far to make you feel better, and it hasn’t worked. It is important to identify what your attempted solutions are, because if you want to feel different, then you should be changing something.


I am a Clinical Psychologist and a Strategic Brief Therapist, qualified for over 15 years. I’m accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I offer online therapy, and can offer therapy in English, Spanish, and Catalan. My specialisms are anxiety in all its forms (agoraphobia, panic attacks, health anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, specific phobias), depression, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). However, I have experience working with binge-eating, emotional dysregulation, and many other conditions. I have also worked with people suffering from psychosis and other complex mental health issues, in an inpatient setting and have a large amount of experience in neuropsychology and working with people with dementia. My main psychological approach is Brief Strategic Therapy (BST); however, I also work with CBT, DBT, ACT, CFT, and Solution-Focused Therapy. Training: • 2013 • Brief Strategic Therapist training • Strategic Therapy Centre with Professor Giorgio Nardone • Arezzo (Italy) • 2007 • Brief Strategic Therapy Master ́s degree • Strategic Therapy Centre – Barcelona • 2004 • Music Therapy Post-Graduate Diploma • Institut Superior d’Estudis Psicologics, (ISEP) – Barcelona • 2004 • Two-year of specialist placement • Neurophysiology and Sleep Disorders Unit, Vall d’Hebron Hospital • Barcelona • 2004 • Behavioural Medicine and Clinical Psychology Master ́s degree • Autonomous, University of Barcelona (UAB) – Barcelona • 2002 • Bachelor (Honours) Degree in Psychology • Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) – Barcelona