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Mrs Susana Lara

Mrs Susana Lara

Susana Lara Psychology

Psychology 30048839

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Specialises in

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Psychotherapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Trauma focused CBT

Offers

  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

About Me
With 15 years of experience in private practice in Barcelona and London, I specialize in a wide range of mental health disorders. Since 2021, I have been providing online therapy in English, Spanish, and Catalan, offering expert care for anxiety disorders (including panic attacks, OCD, health anxiety, agoraphobia, specific phobias, and social anxiety), depression, PTSD, complex trauma, and grief. I also have extensive expertise in addressing binge-eating, emotional dysregulation, and other conditions. I work with both private patients and those referred through NHS Talking Therapies services and secondary mental health services.

My primary therapeutic approach is Strategic Brief Therapy, which emphasizes a solution-focused and goal-oriented mindset. I have also integrated CBT and Third-wave CBT into my practice, ensuring personalized and effective treatment for each client.

For further insight into this approach, I encourage you to read the "My Approach" section on my website.

If you are interested in understanding the similarities and differences between the BST model and CBT, please read this comparative look.

Professional Experience
Previously, I worked as a Clinical Psychologist at Cygnet Churchill, a male high dependency mental health rehabilitation service. Here, I managed clients presenting with various complex mental health issues, including psychosis and related difficulties such as drug-induced psychosis, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and delusional disorder. I also worked with individuals with personality disorders, cognitive impairments, autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, substance misuse and addictions, severe anxiety, trauma and dissociation, mood fluctuations, and emotional dysregulation, including self-harm and challenging behaviours.

I also have extensive experience in the neuroscience field, having worked at Fundaci� ACE, Barcelona Alzheimer Treatment and Research Centre, one of Spain's leading centres for Alzheimer�s and other dementias. I served as Team Manager and Psychologist at the Day Care Hospital, and I was also part of the clinical trial team.

Recognitions and Contributions
My commitment to research and clinical excellence is evident through my numerous contributions to neuroscience literature. I co-authored a double-winning poster at the 2018 Division of Clinical Psychology annual conference of the British Psychological Society for the presentation of �Chat Caf�, a psychology group: a solution to improve patient�s engagement�.

How I Can Help
I am dedicated to helping individuals navigate life's challenges and achieve their full potential. My approach is compassionate, client-centered, and focused on creating lasting change. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, or other mental health issues, I am here to support you every step of the way.

If you're interested in learning about my clients' personal experiences, I invite you to visit the testimonials section on my website: https://slarapsychology.wixsite.com/home.

Areas of interest

panic attacks - OCD - health anxiety - agoraphobia - specific phobias - social anxiety - depression - PTSD - complex trauma - grief - relationships - emotional dysregulation - binge eating.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Neurological disorders
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Procedures completed

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (>50)

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