Here below you can find a list of psychiatrists, therapists and services specialised in treating a variety of anxiety related disorders, Emetophobia included. For the time-being these are all European based, English speaking therapists, however, the list will be updated as I get more information about other certified therapists who specialise in the field of Emetophobia. If you are a specialist in this area, or you know someone who is, please feel free to contact me and I will make sure to add them to the list.
Professor David Veale
(FRCPsych, FBPsS, Hon FBABCP, MPhil, BSc, MD)
Prof. Veale is a world renowned Consultant Psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and The Priory Hospital North London.
He is a Visiting Professor at the Department of Psychology, King’s College London.
He is also the co-author of 4 self-help books, one treatment manual, and about 100 peer reviewed publications. One of his books, Overcoming health anxiety, has a chapter dedicated to Emetophobia.
He specialises in treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), health anxiety and a specific phobia of vomiting (Emetophobia).
Prof. Veale can be contacted through his secretary on:
Tel: 020 8920 5611 (His secretary’s direct line)
Tel: 020 8882 8191 (Hospital number)
via email on his secretary’s (Wendy McQueen) email:
(Cognitive Behavioural Therapist)
For the past seven years Lisa has been working as a National Specialist in the CBT service for the treatment of people with severe and complex anxiety disorders, at the Bethlem Royal Hospital under the world renowned consultant psychiatrist Professor David Veale.
Lisa has particular experience in helping people overcome obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, phobias, emetophobia (fear of vomit), body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), post traumatic tress disorder (PTSD), health anxiety, social anxiety, low self-esteem and depression.
Lisa is fully accredited with BABCP and has 14 years of experience working in the NHS and private practice as a qualified Occupational Therapist. Her background in Occupational Therapy, means she can include a focus on reclaiming or the establishment of balance in your everyday occupations.
Lisa and her husband have recently set up an online therapy company called ‘My Therapist Online’,(www.mytherapistonline.co.uk) with the aim to "give you better access to convenient online therapy". She believes "that you should have access to the right therapist for your individual needs, without being limited by location and without needing to travel to and from appointments. Therapy should be accessed around your lifestyle and should be delivered in a discreet way. Online therapy is convenient, highly effective and very accessible."
To get in touch with Lisa Johnston free to write at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Cognitive Behavioural Therapist)
Mary is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT Therapist) who is fully accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).
She has worked in busy NHS practices for over 8 years, treating people with depression and a range of anxiety disorders including Emetophobia.
Mary recently completed a professional development placement at the national Centre of Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (CADAT) at the Maudsley Hospital in London under the supervision of world specialists such as Prof. Veale.
Mary is experienced at undertaking assessments with patients with a wide variety of difficulties and tailors treatment according to their needs and goals.
To get in touch with Mary Liptrot feel free to write at email@example.com
(Cognitive Behavioural Therapist - RMHN, BSc(Hons), PG dip in CBT)
Grainne is a Senior Cognitive Behavioural Therapist working in the NHS and specialising in the treatment of anxiety disorders.
She has worked at the Anxiety Disorders Residential Unit (ADRU) since 2012 which is a national specialist service at the Bethlem Royal Hospital under the direction of world renowned consultant psychiatrist Professor David Veale.
Grainne has worked in the NHS for 19 years in a variety of clinical mental health settings. She is a RMN by profession and her extensive clinical experience includes acute inpatient care and addiction services as well as a CPN in community mental health team(CMHT) and early intervention in psychosis service(EIS).
She provides specialist assessment and treatment to people with mild to severe and complex anxiety disorders including Emetophobia.
To get in touch with Grainne Butler feel free to write at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Senior Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist)
Debby is an extremely experienced clinician with over 30 years experience working within a wide variety of clinical settings. She is a Registered General Nurse (RGN/RMN) by background and has trained and been practicing as a Clinical Behavioural Psychotherapist (Bsc Hons, Kings College,) since 2006.
Since 2008, Debby has worked as a Senior Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist at the Anxiety Disorders Residential Unit. This is a nationalist specialist unit, where Debbie worked alongside Professor David Veale providing CBT for those suffering from treatment refractory Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Dysmorphic Dysorder (BDD), Emetaphobia (SPOV) and other difficult to treat anxiety disorders.
Debby provides CBT clinical expertise for anxiety disorders on a national scale, which includes support to sufferers of anxiety disorders and also provides support to other health professionals.
Alongside her NHS anxiety disorders specialist post, Debby worked for many years within a private practice where she has successfully treated people with a wide range of anxiety disorders.
To get in touch with Debby Cranson feel free to write at email@example.com
(Senior Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Compassionate Focussed Therapist - BSc (Hons), MSc Applied Psych, PG Dip in CBT, PG Cert in CFT)
Tara is a Senior Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) who also is a specialist in Compassionate Focussed Therapy (CFT). Tara uses CBT and CFT as standalone psychotherapies in their own right. However, she is also skilled at combining these two evidence based therapies to give individuals the best treatment and recovery outcome possible.
Since 2008, Debby has worked as a Senior Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist at the Anxiety Disorders Residential Unit, where she worked alongside Professor David Veale providing CBT for those suffering from treatment refractory Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Dysmorphic Dysorder (BDD), Emetaphobia (SPOV) and other difficult to treat anxiety disorders.
Alongside her NHS anxiety disorders specialist post, Debby worked for many years within a private practice where she has successfully treated people with a wide range anxiety disorders.
To get in touch with Tara O'Donoghue feel free to write at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Cognitive Behavioural Therapist - BSc (Hons.) PGCert PGDip)
Richard is a UK based Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and fully accredited with the leading CBT organisation in the UK; the British Association of Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP).
He has successfully worked with many individuals with emetophobia whilst working as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist within the NHS.
Richard is the founder of "CBT for Emetophobia " (http://cbtforemetophobia.co.uk), a website dedicated exclusively to offering support for Emetophobia. He offers both online and face to face therapies.
To get in contact with Richard feel free to write at email@example.com
Anxiety Disorders Residential Unit (ADRU)
Location: Bethlem Royal Hospital, Maudsley Hospital
Clinic/Program Director: David Veale, MD, FRCPsych
Mode: Inpatient, outpatient, outreach
Average length of inpatient treatment: Inpatient 8 to 16 weeks, outpatient 12 to 24 weeks, outreach determined by assessment
Referrals are accepted from: Consultant psychiatrists, Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT)
Treatment Strategies Offered:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) Family Therapy
The inpatient service is specially designed for people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), and a specific phobia of vomiting; however, it can benefit people with all types of anxiety disorders.
To get to know more about the Anxiety Disorders Residential Unit follow this link: