Dr Carla Croft
Clinical Psychologist & CBT Therapist
PhD, ClinPsyBook a session
What I can help with
- Mindfulness and Stress
- Perinatal mental health
- Long term health conditions
- Chronic Pain
- Eating disorders
- Life Changes
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Mindfulness Based Interventions
Carla uses her broad-based training and experience to maintain a collaborative and integrative approach to therapy with her clients. She carefully listens to each client’s needs and personal goals so that she can individualise each piece of work.
Carla obtained her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2003 and her clinical practice is strongly rooted in her history as a psychology researcher. She enjoys exploring the evidence-base behind the therapy models she uses through ongoing clinical research work and discussion with clients - empowering her clients to become “experts.”
For over 13 years Carla’s work as a clinical psychologist has focused on women’s issues, working in several areas of women’s health (e.g. cancer, gynaecology, endocrine, reproductive medicine, maternal mental health, eating difficulties and experiences of pain and fatigue). Most recently, she was lead psychologist in Women’s Health at a London teaching hospital for six years.
At the centre of Carla’s therapy work is helping clients to find ways of cultivating greater levels of compassion, acceptance and peace in their lives. She is passionate about exploring the mind-body connection and about helping clients to enhance their overall wellbeing.
Carla uses cognitive behavioural therapy to form a large part of her work as well as models relating to mindfulness practice and literature. She is a trained mindfulness teacher and has further education in the use of mindfulness with health conditions, in childbirth and in one-to-one therapy.
Carla holds a certificate in systemic psychotherapy. Using a systemic framework, her clients are helped to examine the ways in which their thoughts, feelings and behaviours have derived from the contexts in which they live and where they have come from.