Ariela Sommer

Ariela Sommer

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Depression and Anxiety Specialist

Conditions treated

Treatment approaches

Languages spoken

  • English

Professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships

  • Diploma Counselling Psychology
  • Member BABCP
  • Member BACP

Professional experience

Ariela Sommer has worked at Nightingale Hospital London since 1994 running Cognitive Behavioural groups as well as seeing individual patients for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

She has experience leading groups helping patients recognise and overcome unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns. Additionally, she has experience working with patients with perfectionism, lack of unconditional self-acceptance, difficulties with uncertainty and performance and presentation anxiety.

Personal statement

Ariela works primarily with patients experiencing depression and anxiety.  Her 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.