Helen Maharaj

Helen Maharaj is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist accredited by the BABCP.

She runs CBT Reflections, a service providing private therapy for adults who are experiencing problems including low mood, anxiety, depression, worry, OCD and PTSD using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Helen is an experienced Cognitive Behavioural Therapist who enjoys working with people to empower them to achieve their goals.

Clinical Experience:

Helen has  many years experience of working in the NHS as a High Intensity CBT Therapist, Supervisor and Line Manager within a busy psychological therapies service.  She has experience of using CBT to help people experiencing common and complex mental health and physical health problems including depression, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, specific phobias, low self esteem, perfectionism, OCD, PTSD, chronic pain and chronic fatigue syndrome,  As well as slightly less common difficulties, such as excoriation disorder (skin picking), compulsive hoarding, and blood injury phobia.

She has experience providing CBT to individuals in person, over the telephone and in group settings.

Academic Experience:

Additionally Helen is a Teaching Fellow at the University of Surrey on the Advanced Practice in Psychological Wellbeing course. The course trains Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners to assess and treat patients experiencing depression and anxiety, using a low intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach.  This is part of the government’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme. You can visit her university profile here.

Qualifications:
BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist.  For more information about BABCP, please visit their website.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health (Primary Care) – University of Hertfordshire
  • BSc Hons Psychology –  University College Northampton
In addition to the qualifications listed above,  Helen attends regular workshops and conferences run by national and international experts in CBT.

Recent topics have included:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive approaches to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • CBT Boot Camp 2.0 with world leading CBT expert Dr Christine Padesky
  • Complex Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Exposure and Response Prevention for Tics and Tourette Syndrome
  • Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (RO-DBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Supervision

Helen offers a free initial telephone consultation to discuss whether CBT might be right for you.

Helen’s Treatments & Prices

Contact the clinic on 01582 760200 or info@thesouthdownclinic.co.uk to book, or contact Helen direct on 07707 654660 or info@cbtreflections.co.uk for more info.