Idyli Kamaterou is a fully accredited therapist with the BABCP (British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies).
She completed her MSc in Counselling Studies at The University of Edinburgh and continued her studies in Mental Health at Middlesex University. She specialised in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy at the University of Oxford.
She is currently working as a Highly Specialist CBT therapist at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma at the Maudsley Hospital. This is a national service specialising in anxiety disorders (e.g. OCD, BDD, PTSD, social anxiety, health anxiety).
Idyli has had experience of both primary and secondary mental health services. Her skills have developed though her clinical work in different settings:
- general psychiatric ward (Edgware Community Hospital)
- multi-disciplinary community mental health teams for people with psychotic and non-psychotic disorders
- IAPT services for people with anxiety disorders (stress, social anxiety, health anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder), depression, low self-esteem, panic and chronic pain or/and long-term conditions
- educational settings for children and young people with autism spectrum and developmental disorders
Idyli has a special interest in geriatric psychology which got her involved in running a pilot program for older adults with long-term conditions at Woking Community Hospital. She runs specialist clinics for perinatal cases and people who have long-term conditions.
She is also organising and running workshops and educational programs in the UK.