Special clinical interests: Depression, Personality Disorder, Eating Disorders
Louise is a psychotherapist with over 30 years of experience. She is familiar with many well-established therapeutic approaches and draws upon them in providing the most effective treatment in each individual case. Her aim is to always fully understand a person’s problems and find a therapeutic pathway that will be rapidly effective for them. She has extensive experience of treating the full range of mental health difficulties with much of her practice specialising in depression, bereavement and personality problems. She also has expertise in treating perinatal depression, work place problems, Asperger’s Syndrome and mental health challenges associated with immigration. She encourages anyone who may wish to consider therapy with her to make contact by telephone for a preliminary conversation about the nature of their difficulties and the form that therapy might take.
After a modern language degree at Oxford University, Louise trained and worked as a psychiatric nurse in the NHS in Oxford before becoming an Associate Therapist at the Warneford Hospital Oxford. She was a member of the first group of therapists to qualify in Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) through a training programme based at Guy’s Hospital in London. CAT is a powerful and increasingly widely practised integrative therapy. She is now a senior CAT therapist and an accredited trainer and supervisor. In addition she has training and experience, through the Psychotherapy Department of the Warneford Hospital, in systemic therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy and group analysis. She has also trained in psychoanalytic approaches to relationship problems. Louise has a longstanding interest in work-place based problems and was the manager of the Berkshire Staff Counselling and Support Services for five years. She is interested in teaching and training and has worked as a tutor in Psychology for St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford. Louise now divides her working time between private practice in Oxford and the Cardinal Clinic, where she has worked for over 10 years.
Registered Psychiatric Nurse
M.A. Mental Health Studies (London Univ.)
UKCP qualified psychotherapist
Member of Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapists (Guy’s & St. Thomas Hospital)
Teacher and supervisor
Member of Eating Disorder team at Cardinal Clinic
Research Interests: Long-term effects of bereavement in families. The effects on families and individuals of migration to another country.
Year of first qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, National and regional bodies: UKCP, Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapists