Ariela Sommer, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Ariela Sommer

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Depression and Anxiety Specialist

My professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships:

  • Diploma Counselling Psychology
  • Member BABCP
  • Member BACP

My professional experience:

I have worked at Nightingale Hospital London since 1994 running Cognitive Behavioural Groups as well as seeing individual patients for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I have experience leading groups helping patients recognise and overcome unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns.  I also have experience working with patients with perfectionism, lack of unconditional self-acceptance, difficulties with uncertainty and performance and presentation anxiety.

My personal statement:

I primarily work with patients experiencing depression and anxiety.  My main interests are health anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, panic attacks and phobias with an emphasis on exposure and behavioural change as well as cognitive modification of unhelpful beliefs.

Conditions I treat

My treatment approaches

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