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Staff Profiles

Dr Michael Worrell

Name: Dr Michael Worrell

Job title: Director of the London CBT Training Centre

Email: michael.worrell@nhs.net

About: Michael is responsible for overall management of the training programmes offered by the London CBT Training Centre. Michael is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and BABCP accredited CBT therapist, supervisor and trainer. Michael has 25 years clinical experience in a range of settings including Adult Mental Health, Primary Care, Rehabilitation and private practice settings in both the UK and Australia. Michael has authored numerous papers and chapters in peer reviewed journals and books. Recent publications include “Cognitive Behavioural Couple Therapy: Distinctive Features” (2015, Routledge) and “What to do when CBT isn’t working” in How to become a more effective CBT therapist: mastering metacompetence (Whittington and Grey, 2014. Wiley). His interests include issues related to training and supervision, couple therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and the development of ‘metacompetence’ in psychotherapy.

Professor Sarah Corrie

Name: Professor Sarah Corrie

Job title: Programme Director

Email: sarah.corrie@nhs.net

About: Sarah is a long-standing member of The London CBT Training Centre. She is a Visiting Professor at Middlesex University, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and BABCP and accredited CBT therapist, supervisor and trainer. She is currently Programme Director of the Post-Graduate Certificate and Post-Graduate Diploma Programmes in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She is also Programme Director of the Certificate in CBT Skills and co-director of the Post-Qualification Certificate in CBT Supervision. A central focus of Sarah's career has been her commitment to, and passion for, supporting the career development needs of professional practitioners which has been the subject of much of her writing and research. She is the author and co-author of numerous publications and her books include The Modern Scientist-Practitioner (Routledge), Making Successful Decisions in Counselling and Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide (OU Press), CBT Supervision (Sage) and Assessment and Case Formulation in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 2nd Edition (Sage).

Dr Rita Woo

Name: Dr Rita Woo

Job title: Senior Supervisor and Tutor

Email: rita.woo3@nhs.net

About: Rita is a Clinical Psychologist and BABCP accredited CBT therapist with extensive experience in working with individuals presenting with complex and debilitating mental health difficulties, including psychosis and chronic and recurring mood and anxiety disorders. She has an interest in Behavioural Couple Therapy and the training and supervision of psychologists and other mental health professionals and their continuing professional development, and works as a Senior Tutor and Supervisor for the Central and North West London Mental Health Trust and Royal Holloway University CBT Post Graduate Diplomas.

Dr Louise Payne

Name: Dr Louise Payne

Job title: Senior Supervisor and Tutor

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About: Dr Louise Payne is a chartered clinical psychologist and BABCP accredited CBT therapist. She is a long standing member of the training team at the Central London CBT Training centre. She has worked in a wide range of clinical settings and has particular skills and experience in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as supervision of psychologists and other mental health professionals.

Dr Holly Milling

Name: Dr Holly Milling

Job title: Supervisor and Tutor

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About: Holly is a chartered Clinical Psychologist and BABCP accredited CBT therapist with extensive experience in working with individuals presenting with complex psychological difficulties in relation to a physical health condition. She has specialist interests in Mindfulness Based Interventions and Compassion Focused Therapy, as well as the training and supervision of psychologists and other mental health professionals. Holly works clinically within the Psycho-Oncology Service at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and as a Clinical Tutor for the Central and North West London Mental Health Trust and Royal Holloway University CBT Post Graduate Diplomas.

Ms Anna-Maria Smit

Name: Ms Anna-Maria Smit

Job title: Senior Supervisor and Tutor

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About: Anna-Maria is a clinical psychologist who specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Behavioural Couples Therapy (BCT). She completed her clinical training in Perth, Australia (1997) and wrote a Masters Dissertation on the role of Cognitive Heuristics in the prediction of suicidal ideation in Clinical Depression. Anna-Maria Smit has developed extensive clinical expertise in the provision of CBT across the lifespan working in primary, secondary and tertiary care level services within Child and Adolescent, Adult and Older Adult mental health services in both Australia and the UK. She has pursued further training in CBT supervision by completing a Certificate in CBT supervision (2012) and attended specialist training in BCT with Don Baucom (2014). Over her career Anna-Maria Smit has developed wide ranging academic experience (delivering undergraduate and postgraduate level teaching, training and supervision). She currently provides CBT training and supervision, and works as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist within the NHS.

Dr Rita Santos

Name: Dr Rita Santos

Job title: Supervisor and Tutor

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About: Rita is a clinical psychologist who specialises in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), anxiety and anxiety disorders. She finished her clinical training in Lisbon, Portugal (1998) and specialised in CBT for anxiety disorders by completing a two-year MSc (2000). Pursuing her interests further, Rita Santos completed a PhD on cognitive aspects of anxiety and performance at Royal Holloway University of London (2007), conducting cutting-edge psychology research including functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). Her research provided the main empirical underpinning of a novel theory of anxiety; attentional control theory. Following a period as a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at Royal Holloway, she also pursued further CBT training in the UK by completing a Postgraduate Diploma (2011). During her career she has developed a broad range of skills, including extensive academic experience (conducting research, publishing papers, and delivering undergraduate and postgraduate level teaching) and wide clinical expertise (ranging from working privately, in psychiatric hospitals, student support centres, and the NHS). She currently provides CBT training and supervision, and works as a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist.

Dr Geraint Price

Name: Dr Geraint Price

Job title: Senior Supervisor and Tutor

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About: Geraint is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and BABCP accredited CBT practitioner who joined CNWL on completing the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry (King’s College London) in 1999. He was a member of the first cohort to complete the CNWL/Royal Holloway postgraduate CBT training programme, in 2004. After managing psychology services for older people in Westminster, he became Lead Clinician for the Westminster IAPT service in 2009. He now retains a supervisory role within CNWL CBT and IAPT services, alongside a university post in an Imperial College London programme of research into the early predictors of Alzheimer’s disease.

Ms Siobhan Witter

Name: Ms Siobhan Witter

Job title: Administrator

Email: siobhan.witter@nhs.net

About: Siobhan Witter is our Course Administrator for the Post Graduate Diploma in CBT and the Adult Psychology Department. She has been working in an administrative role for nearly 5 years, and has developed her skills in highly regarded settings. Siobhan is also a Dance Studies graduate and teaches various dance styles part-time to children in her local community. Combining her warmth and efficiency, Siobhan is well integrated in the team and with her current students.