I’m Margaret Hooper and I’ve trained to be a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. I have ten years’ experience as a CBT therapist working in the NHS in primary care and I currently work part time in a specialist CBT service at a London hospital.
As well as working with depression and anxiety disorders, I have special interest and experience in helping people manage long-term physical health conditions in particular Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/ME), Fibromyalgia and adapting to the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. My other interests include hoarding, relapse prevention in depression, stress, self-management and mindfulness. I also offer supervision for Counselling Psychologists and CBT Therapists and individual therapy for Trainee Counselling Psychologists.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that is time limited, and is problem and goal focussed. It looks at how our thoughts and behaviours affect our feelings. CBT helps us to become more aware of our own particular thinking styles and to make changes and to work towards more adaptive behaviours to help us to cope better in the long term.
I have been accredited as a CBT Therapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) since 2008 and am registered as a Counselling Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).