Sharifa Warren

Title: Senior Therapist

Department: Our Therapists

Telephone: 0207 929 7911

Email: info@efficacy.org.uk

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
  • BSc (Hons) Health Studies
  • Diploma in Psychology
  • Diploma in Mindfulness
  • Diploma in Nursing
  • Registered Nurse (NMC)
  • BAPCP Accredited
  • EMDR Trained 
  • Schema Therapy Trained
  • DBT Trained
  • Compassion Focused Therapy Trained

Experience 

Sharifa has 36 years’ experience in the NHS working both as a general nurse and mental health nurse.  Since qualifying as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, Sharifa worked as a clinical nurse specialist and a CBT practitioner.  She developed the CBT service in the Acute Admission ward at Lambeth Hospital for female clients with mild to moderate depression and for those with deliberate self-harming behaviour.  Since then, she has provided CBT sessions in the Community Mental Health Team, accepting referrals for patients with complex needs cases and a variety of anxiety disorders.  Additionally, Sharifa has worked as a mental health practitioner and Cognitive Behaviour Therapist in the prison service, assessing and treating patients with post-traumatic stress disorder, moderate depression, personality disorders, severe anxiety and relationship problems. Sharifa is now dedicated to full-time private practice.

 

Specialist Interests 

Sharifa enjoys working with all types of anxiety disorders and has a special interest in treating patients with anger problems, substance misuse, post-traumatic stress disorder and work-related problems. Sharifa additionally has extensive training in Schema therapy and DBT therapy, which are the treatments of choice for individuals with personality or longer-term mental health issues.