Margaret Hooper

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Counselling Psychologist

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. ~ Abraham Maslow

Margaret Hooper is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. She has nine years’ experience as a CBT therapist. She has a wide range of experience working in the NHS. She has worked in primary care as a CBT Therapist and supervisor both in an Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) service and in a GP surgery. She currently works in a specialist CBT service at a large London teaching hospital. She also has experience of working in the private sector having worked at the Priory Hospital. As well as working with depression and anxiety disorders, Margaret has special interests 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. Her other interests include hoarding, relapse prevention in depression, stress and self-management and mindfulness. She currently helps facilitate The London Hoarding Treatment Group and has done so since its creation in 2005. She is Editor and co-founder of MindApps.org which is an online resource of professionally reviewed mental health and wellbeing mobile applications (apps).

Margaret’s first degree was in Psychology at the University of London. She completed her Master’s degree at London Metropolitan University in 2005, and an Advanced Postgraduate Practitioner Diploma in Counselling Psychology in 2007. Before her post graduate training she worked in human resource management for a multi-national pharmaceutical company both in the UK and in Paris. She has lived in both France and India.

Margaret has been accredited as a CBT Therapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) since 2008 and is registered as a Counselling Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She is on the Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS) with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and offers supervision for Counselling Psychologists and CBT Therapists She also offers individual therapy for Trainee Counselling Psychologists.

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