- 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
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.
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.