Babalwa Madikazi

Title: Senior Therapist

Department: Clinicians

Telephone: 0207 929 7911

Email: info@efficacy.org.uk

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
  • BSc (Hons) Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • EMDR Trained
  • BSc (Hons) Work-Based Learning (Mental Health)
  • Comprehensive Diploma in Nursing Science (M+4)
  • BABCP accredited 

Experience 

Babalwa has worked at the Anxiety Disorders Residential Unit at Bethlem Royal Hospital in Kent since 2010.  Her role as a senior psychotherapist provides CBT clinical expertise for anxiety disorders at a national and local level, and support to sufferers of anxiety disorders and their families.  

Before this, Babalwa worked in a large primary care psychological therapies service where she also supervised trainees.  This involved working with people with a wide range of mental health needs including depression, anxiety disorders and trauma; and providing individual and group psychotherapy.  

Babalwa has also completed a six-month placement and received further specialist CBT supervision at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma.  She also has many years of experience working as a senior staff nurse in NHS settings across London.

 

Special Interests 

Babalwa’s areas of interest include working with a range of anxiety disorders including GAD, health anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder and OCD, depression, low self-esteem and the specific phobia of vomiting.  She was involved in a research trial investigating CBT for depression delivered in brief workshop format across London Boroughs in 2010/11 and was also a member of the Psychology Diversity Forum in a London NHS Trust in 2009.