Babalwa Madikazi

Title: Clinical Lead, Senior CBT Therapist

Department: Our Therapists, Clinical Governance Team

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 joined Efficacy in 2012 as a senior CBT Therapist with over 22 years' experience of working in mental health services across primary, secondary and tertiary care services. In the past 13 years, Babalwa has worked in psychological therapy services, in the NHS for 8 years.  Babalwa has extensive experience in overseeing the clinical delivery of digital therapy, using data to enhance therapy outcomes, improve patient experience and support therapist’s learning and development. Babalwa was also leading the clinical governance to ensure safe and effective clinical practice.

Babalwa has also 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 sufferers of anxiety disorders and their families. 

Babalwa additionally has experience of supervising therapists and trainees, providing individual and group supervision and delivering tutorials to ensure skills development. 

Babalwa’s areas of interest include delivering CBT for cancer patients, working with treatment resistant OCD, major depression, specific phobia of vomiting and complex trauma. 

 

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 and low self-esteem.  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. Babalwa is additionally interested in providing CBT for cancer patients, working with treatment resistant OCD, major depression, specific phobia of vomiting and complex trauma.