Support & About Me
I can support you in managing
social anxiety disorder,
health anxiety disorder,
generalised anxiety disorder
Post traumatic stress disorder
Symptoms that you might notice could include
Feeling anxious, low, overwhelmed, stressed, guilty, panicky
Thinking I can't cope, I will never get better, there is no point, what if thoughts, experiencing recurrent thoughts/ images/ memories
Behaving out of character, crying more than usual, not engaging in hobbies anymore, avoiding situations and people, ruminating, worrying
Your body feeling lethargic, tired, heavy, heart racing, sweating, having sleeping difficulties, nightmares
It is thought that approximately 1 in 4 people will experience depression and 1 in 3 people will experience anxiety related difficulties in the UK at some point in their lives. Major depression has been suggested to be the second leading cause of disability worldwide.
My name is Birte and I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, accredited with the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and the German Gesundheitsamt as Heilpraktiker (Psychotherapie). I have been supporting people with mental health difficulties since 2014 and specialised in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for common mental health difficulties, such as anxiety, depression and trauma in 2017. I have been working for charities, the NHS, private hospitals, private psychotherapy services and in my private practice.
I provide confidential psychotherapy in a safe and non-judgemental space so that you can share your experiences, understand why you are feeling a certain way and learn strategies to improve your wellbeing. CBT is a talking therapy that has been shown to effectively treat anxiety, depression and trauma. I will be using these evidence-based interventions to help you manage your difficulties and to support you in reaching your goals.
Degrees and professional qualifications
PG Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Royal Holloway, University of London
MSc in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience
Goldsmiths College, University of London
PG Diploma in Psychology
University of West London
BA in Tourism and Travel Management
International University of Applied Sciences-Bad Honnef
Latest professional development trainings
Schema Therapy online training
ACT for loss and grief,
ACT as a brief intervention,
ACT for depression and anxiety
Culturally sensitive CBT,
Trauma focussed CBT for complex PTSD
Working with brain injury, neurological conditions and chronic pain
In case of a crisis
Please note, I do not offer crisis support and sessions are through booked appointments only.