Aria is a CBT therapist with over seven years of experience of working with people experiencing mental health difficulties. She has worked in a variety of settings (including community, outpatient, and inpatient settings), both in the NHS and private sector. Aria currently works as a Specialist Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist in the National Specialist Centre for Eating Disorders within South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
Aria understands that it is normal to feel anxious when asking for help or trying something new. It can often feel easier to stick with what feels familiar. She is dedicated to creating a space in therapy to allow you to explore your difficulties where it feels safe to be vulnerable and free from judgement.
Aria primarily uses the CBT approach to support individuals with a range of difficulties - most commonly low self-esteem, body dysmorphia and eating disorders. She also offers therapy for depression, anxiety disorders such as worrying, OCD, health anxiety, social anxiety, trauma, panic attacks alongside relationship difficulties.
Aria specialises in CBT which is recommended in the NICE Guidelines for a number of mental health diagnoses. She also is trained in MANTRA (Maudsley Model of Anorexia Treatment for Adults), and additionally draws upon various other approaches such as Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) to tailor an individualised approach.