Dr Inga Boellinghaus
As a clinical psychologist, I have had extensive training to a doctorate level, allowing me to draw on a number of therapeutic models and skills to help people with a range of mental health difficulties. In my practice, I use therapy models that have shown to be effective, such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and tailor these to my clients’ needs and goals.
No therapy works without a trusting relationship between the client and therapist, so I believe in providing a safe and supportive, non-judgmental space for clients to talk about their difficulties.
I have been working in the NHS for the past 10 years. I have been offering therapy to individuals and groups, and I have supervised and consulted to teams and individual staff members. I have also been involved in post-graduate teaching and have worked together with leading experts in CBT when I was completing my PhD at King’s College London.
I have worked in primary care services, providing therapy for people with mild to moderate anxiety and depression. I am currently working for the NHS South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust in a secondary care psychological therapies team, offering individual therapy to people who suffer from a range of mental health difficulties and trauma-related problems.
I am a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), validating my professional qualifications and my credibility as a competent and effective practitioner.
Who do I work with?
I work with adults experiencing anxiety problems, such panic, worry, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or social anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as depression, low self-esteem, and relationship difficulties or work related stress.
I have a special interest in helping people to reclaim their lives after traumatic events and have extensive experience in working with people suffering from PTSD and survivors of childhood abuse.
I further work with people who would like help with adjusting to significant life events, such as becoming parents, losing a loved one, retiring or adjusting to a medical condition. I also work with people who suffer from chronic medical conditions, such as chronic pain.
My approach is based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) as well as more recent evidence-based therapy approaches, such as Compassion-focused therapy, Schema therapy, and Mindfulness.
At the beginning, the client and I develop a shared understanding of their difficulties and the changes they would like in their lives. We then work on developing ways of coping that enable them to move closer to their goals and forward with their lives.
I believe that a supportive and non-judgemental approach is important for working together in therapy and making changes. At the same time, I might suggest strategies and tools that have shown to be helpful in overcoming specific problems.
Contact: 07576 67 14 26
Appointments available on Thursdays at Rise Osteopathy in Forest Hill.
Dr Pamela McSherry
Life can be challenging for most of us at some point in time and it can be difficult to make sense of things if we feel overwhelmed by emotions, stuck in unhelpful patterns or confused about how to make changes in our lives.
I am a senior Clinical Psychologist with the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and work with adults experiencing a range of mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, loss and relationship difficulties.
I offer a safe and trusting therapeutic space in which to collaboratively explore any difficulties you may be experiencing and will work with you to help develop the knowledge and skills to better understand and manage them.
I adopt an integrative approach to therapy, drawing on various models such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness practice.
For more information or to book an appointment you can email me at
Tel: 020 3581 0540