Individualised treatment packages to suit your needs from an award-winning Senior Psychotherapist based
in London, homevisits available, travel worldwide
An isolated assessment, varies in time over 1-2 hours. This is a thorough interview carried out to gain an understanding of your problem. A detailed report can be created at an additional fee.
When there are time constraints a bespoke intensive treatment package may best suit your needs. This can be arranged to be in your own home. This service is offered to any location. Travel and additional time taken are added to the fees.
Price: £ available on request
This is offered over Skype/Zoom and can also be offered over video call. Each session lasts for 60 minutes. Therapy will include work we have agreed in session to be completed before your next session. Amount of sessions vary depending on severity of problem and desired goals. Majority of individuals have between 8-20 sessions.
To arrange a training event for your team or organisation, please email your requirements via the website contact form
Price: Available on request
Sometimes an assessment or treatment best suits an individual in their home. This is especially true for individuals who wish to build confidence with behavioural experiments, exposure, ERP. Practising what they have learnt in a therapy session within their home
Please use the contact form to ask more about home visits.
Price: available on request
If you are looking for CBT or CFT supervision, this can be individual or group over skype or phone. Lasts upto 60 minutes
To book a session with Tara, top-rated CBT therapist in London, contact us today.
Get evidenced based help which best suits your needs and life goals
I am Tara O'Donoghue a Senior Psychotherapist based in Richmond (South-west London) trained in both cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Compassionate Focused Therapy (CFT) And Eye Movement Desentisation Reprocessing (EMDR).
I specialise in treating a variety of Anxiety disorders and Depression. I am recommended by OCD, BDD and Anxiety specialist Professor David Veale
You can read more of my story by clicking here.
This service is via Skype, Zoom or alternative Video call. This can be a face video call or if you rather, a voice call. Skype and Zoom are free online platforms you can access on your phone, computer or tablet. If you would rather use your mobile phone video calling feature this is an available option also.
This therapy allows you to receive help in the comfort of your own home, from anywhere in the world.
I am aware from working numerous years in a National Specialist service for the NHS about how those who live away from the major city of London simply do not receive the care that will suit their needs. At times, due to illness or having other commitments it may not be possible to travel also. Having therapy online allows you to have all of the positive outcomes of being in the same room as your therapist whilst not leaving your home.
Online therapy is embodied in evidence and numerous NHS practices now offer therapy on this platform. This is due to a great body of research supporting the very good results therapy achieves when engagement is high.
I offer both in-person and online therapy. Online therapy can put your needs first, removing the pressures of travelling, whilst also allowing you to receive specialist treatment
Face-to-Face (In person) services
Sometimes there is a need for face- to-face (in person) therapy. This service is offered for home assessments and intensive therapy options. Intensive therapy options are ideal for individuals who wish to kick start treatment and can dedicate 4 hours a day to therapy. This option is not available for weekly sessions. If you find you would like to discuss these options further please contact me here.
I offer a range of services and resources for clinicians, as well as for people experiencing psychological distress. Please see here for what services are available
"The most important thing about getting somewhere is starting right where we are"
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BSc (Hons) MSc (Psych) PgDip (CBT) PgCert(CFT)
I am a Senior Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) who also is a specialist in Compassionate Focused Therapy (CFT). I am also trained in Eye Movement Desentisation Reprocessing (EMDR). I am accredited by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP). This means a professional body has approved me to deliver psychotherapy alongside offer supervision and training. I was elected chair person of the BABCP Isle of Man branch between 2017-2019
You can see my credentials here
I use CBT and CFT as standalone psychotherapies in their own right. However, I am also skilled at combining these two evidence based therapies to give individuals the best treatment and recovery outcome possible. I also enterwine EMDR if suitable to assist with stabilisation and processing.
I have numerous years experience working alongside Professor David Veale at the Anxiety Disorders Residential Unit (ADRU) and experience as lead Senior Psychotherapist and Team Leader at the Functional Disorders Integrated Service (FiND). Both are situated at the Bethlem Royal Psychiatric Hospital, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (Previously known as 'Bedlam' The oldest Psychiatric organisation in the world).
Development of a Functional Analytical Nurse Observation Chart (2014). (FANOC). Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 42(1), 111-116.
British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies Journal
Veale, D., Warlow, S., O'Donoghue, T., & Callow, C.
Making Outstanding Contributions to people Lives (SLaM- South London and Maudsley awards)
Achieving Quality and Development in a Service (SLaM- South London and Maudsley awards)
Recent Teaching and Workshops
BABCP, Belfast, Building Shame Resilience using CBT and CFT in OCD and BDD
EABCT, Stockholm, New treatment techniques in BDD, Building Shame resilience in OCD and BDD
BABCP, London, Building resilience Across the Disorders
Mindfulness Project, Thailand, 7-day Mindfulness teachings
Mary Faith Rescue Centre, Kenya, 8-week training programme for service users and staff implementing group and 1-1 Compassionate Focused Therapy
The Hospice, Isle of Man, Building resilience in staffs
Online workshop, Building your best self as a psychotherapist, 6-hour workshop for clinicians based in London.
Online teaching, CBT Centre Russia, 4-week training programme for clinicians, reducing shame and self-criticism using Compassionate Focused Therapy
I specialise in assessing and treating people who are experiencing mild to severe Anxiety and Depression. I am skilled at helping individuals with complex Anxiety, Depression, alongside Trauma to understand how their problem first occurred. I feel it is important that treatment allows an individual not only to overcome their specific problem but with relapse prevention planning, ensure an individual has the best chance possible to maintain the recovery they have worked so hard for.
London anxiety therapist, Tara O’Donoghue has clinical experience working with the following:
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) also includes Hoarding
Functional Neurological Disorders (FND)
Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUS)
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Specific Phobia’s eg. Heights, blood, animals, spiders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
Low self-confidence/esteem, feelings of failure and not being good enough
High levels of self-criticism and shame
Qualifications and Professional Memberships
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Psychology
Master of Science (MSc) in Applied Psychology
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at the University of Cumbria, Lancaster.
Post Graduate Certificate in Compassionate Focused Psychotherapy at the University of Derby
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, BABCP accredited
Compassionate Focused Therapist, trained by Professor Paul Gilbert, OBE (founder of CFT)
Member of British Association of Behavioural and Psychotherapies BABCP
Chair woman- Isle of Man BABCP branch (2018-2020)
Member of the BABCP CFT Special Interest Group
Member of the Compassionate Focused Therapy Foundation
Member of the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation
Research has shown the that the relationship experienced between client and therapist is of great importance and linked to treatment success. Private anxiety therapist, Tara O’Donoghue works alongside you to build a relationship that feels safe to share and work in. Each case is treated individually with an emphasis placed on working together to reclaim life and achieve recovery.
Online Therapy was so convenient. I actually opened up more online than I have in therapy previously. Tara is the best psychotherapist in London. I was looking for a private anxiety therapist who specialises in trauma and I found her
I started seeing Tara last year as I have OCD and GAD
Tara had a wealth of strategies which she taught me to use. After six months I saw a marked difference in my mental health.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Tara to anyone who needed CBT
I offer anxiety counselling in Richmond and I am receiving supervision online this has really boosted my skillset and confidence! Also helpful to receive a supervisor report inline with my governing body
8 week course for Panic Disorder
treatment for OCD and GAD
Therapist receiving supervision
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