Dr Inga Boellinghaus

Clinical Psychologist in Forest Hill, CPsychol, DClinPsy, PhD, Dipl-Psych

As a clinical psychologist, I have had extensive training to a doctorate level, allowing me to draw on a number of therapeutic models and skills to help people with a range of mental health difficulties. In my practice, I use therapy models that have shown to be effective, such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and tailor these to my clients’ needs and goals.

No therapy works without a trusting relationship between the client and therapist, so I believe in providing a safe and supportive, non-judgmental space for clients to talk about their difficulties.

I have been working in the NHS for the past 10 years. I have been offering therapy to individuals and groups, and I have supervised and consulted to teams and individual staff members. I have also been involved in post-graduate teaching and have worked together with leading experts in CBT when I was completing my PhD at King’s College London. I have worked in primary care services, providing therapy for people with mild to moderate anxiety and depression. I am currently working for the NHS South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust in a secondary care psychological therapies team, offering individual therapy to people who suffer from a range of mental health difficulties and trauma-related problems. I am a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

I work with adults experiencing anxiety problems, such panic, worry, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or social anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as depression, low self-esteem, and relationship difficulties or work related stress. I have a special interest in helping people to reclaim their lives after traumatic events and have extensive experience in working with people suffering from PTSD and survivors of childhood abuse. I also work with people who would like help with adjusting to significant life events, such as becoming parents, losing a loved one, retiring or adjusting to a medical condition. In addition, I work with people who suffer from chronic medical conditions, such as chronic pain.

I provide therapy in English and German.

I see clients at my consulting rooms in Forest Hill.


DClinPsy, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Canterbury Christ Church University, 2011 PhD in Psychology, King’s College London, 2009 MSc and BA (Hons) equivalent Diploma in Psychology (Diplom Psychologin Dipl.-Psych.), University of Hamburg, Germany, 2004

Client Groups



Thursday mornings





Other Face-to-Face Locations:

Garlies Road, Forest Hill