- BSc (Hons) Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
- BSc (Hons) Health Studies
- Diploma in Nursing
- Registered Nurse (NMC)
- BAPCP Accredited
- EMDR Trained
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 over the past three years, accepting referrals for patients with complex needs cases and a variety of anxiety disorders. Since 2008, 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 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.