Offering a range of psychological and behavioural therapies in the heart of London to support you in your understanding, self development and self-
80a Southampton Row
London WC1B 4BA
Bloomsbury Therapy Centre
Psychotherapy – Counselling – CBT -
Bloomsbury Therapy Centre
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Qualifications & Memberships
Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS), full accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (BABCP) and advanced accredited Schematherapist with the International Society of Schematherapy (ISST).
Registered with all major private health insurance companies.
Saskia is also an accredited trainer and supervisor in Schematherapy. Together with Dr. Ruth McCutcheon they run the Academy of Schematherapy in the UK which provides approved training programs with the International Society for Schematherapy.
I am fluent in English and Dutch.
CBT or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a form of therapy that helps people to function better and helps them to develop their own coping skills. It teaches people to understand the way their thoughts, feelings and behaviour are related and how that might keep them anxious or depressed. By finding different perspectives and by replacing unhelpful behaviour with constructive behaviour, the client and the therapist work together towards concrete goals, which the client sets out at the start of therapy.
CBT is the first treatment of choice for depression and most anxiety disorders according to NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) guidelines.
Schema Therapy is an innovative therapy developed for people where CBT might not be helping enough. It is also developed for people with personality problems. This therapy looks at so called ‘schemas’ which are longstanding patterns of behaviour, thoughts, memories and feelings that have developed from childhood into adulthood. Schema Therapy looks at basic emotional needs of people that were not met in childhood and continue to not be met into adulthood. Everybody can recognise some ‘schemas’ to some extent, but some people have such strong maladaptive schemas that their quality of life is greatly affected. For example, someone might be feeling disconnected and rejected a lot; or feeling that they have to please others all the time and forget about their own needs. Others might feel they always need other people to function in their life; or they feel they have to be very strict and can never be spontaneous; while others might have problems with limits and find it very hard to stick to rules and boundaries. All of these issues generally cause emotional problems in people's lives and in their relationships.
Schema Therapy combines elements of CBT, Gestalt Therapy and object relations into one systematic approach which helps people to overcome these longer standing emotional problems and the problems they face in relationships with others.
Saskia Ohlin MSc PsyD CPsychol
Chartered Counselling Psychologist. Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Schematherapist
Almost 20 years of experience working with a range of mental health issues both in private and NHS setting.
Tel : 07731 178636