Anxiety
Bipolar spectrum disorders
Burnout
Carer support
Confidence
Depression
General wellness
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
Health anxiety
Insomnia
Job challenges
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other phobia
Panic disorder
Perfectionism
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Psychosis
Relationships
Self-esteem
Sleep difficulties
Social phobia
Stress
Stress management
Trauma (general)
Zera Brittenden
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She/Her
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Clinical Psychologist
BSc, DClinPsy, MSc, PGCert
london

Zera is professional in her approach, but ultimately aims to relate to people as human beings- bringing compassion, respect and a sense of humour to the therapeutic relationship.

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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

Zera is a senior Clinical Psychologist currently working at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust alongside her role at HelloSelf. She has experience of working in several specialist NHS services and works with people who may be experiencing difficulty with a range of issues, including psychosis spectrum experiences (e.g. voices, paranoia or unusual beliefs), anxiety (e.g. social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, worry/generalised anxiety, health anxiety, panic), trauma, sleep, perfectionism and low self-esteem. Zera also has expertise in supporting people who have/had relationships with narcissistic individuals. Therapy usually begins with understanding how these difficulties may have developed, before working on what may be maintaining them, supporting you to make changes in line with your goals. Zera is primarily trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) but also works integratively depending on each person's unique needs e.g. drawing on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). She has had post-qualification training in CBT and can provide high quality therapy for the difficulties listed. In addition to her work in the NHS, she also has experience of working as a therapist in research. Zera understands that starting therapy and making changes can be daunting. She will aim to support you to get the most out of therapy while ensuring you retain a sense of control, working collaboratively throughout, and providing you with a safe space to express yourself. Zera completed her Bachelors in Psychology at the University of Exeter and since then has obtained two Masters degrees in Mental Health Studies and Early Intervention in Psychosis at King’s College, London. Zera completed her doctoral training as a Clinical Psychologist at King’s College, London and is registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). Zera has also completed post-qualification training in CBT, obtaining a PGCert from UCL.

Area I can help with

Anxiety
Bipolar spectrum disorders
Burnout
Carer support
Confidence
Depression
General wellness
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD)
Health anxiety
Insomnia
Job challenges
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Other phobia
Panic disorder
Perfectionism
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Psychosis
Relationships
Self-esteem
Sleep difficulties
Social phobia
Stress
Stress management
Trauma (general)

Types of therapy I offer

Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Qualifications

University College London
PGCert CBT for psychosis
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2022 - present
King's College London
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
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2020 - present
King's College London
MSc Early Intervention in Psychosis
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2014 - present

Work experience

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Education

University College London
PGCert CBT for Psychosis
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2021 - 2022
King's College London
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
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2017 - 2020
King's College London
MSc Early Intervention in Psychosis
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2013 - 2014