About Karen Hastings
I am a Senior mental health Occupational Therapist. All Occupational Therapists in Britain have to be regulated and registered with the Health Profession Council. You can check at www.hpc-uk.org
I have worked both in the NHS and since 2005 I have been working privately. Prior to moving to Edinburgh, I offered private therapy in Hertfordshire, England. During my time as an NHS therapist I worked for several NHS Trusts in Northamptonshire and for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health Trust.
My background is working in the area of acute mental health services, with individuals experiencing illnesses such as severe depression, severe anxiety, Schizophrenia, Bi-polar Disorder, Personality Disorder and Psychosis. During my time in the NHS I developed experience in providing cognitive therapy interventions both 1:1 and to groups.
Since leaving the NHS to work privately, I have trained as an NLP practitioner and Master practitioner and have also undertaken hypnotherapy training.
Bsc (Hons) Psychology, Bsc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, NLP Master Practitioner, Diploma Hypnotherapy
NHS experience of providing CBT group sessions in:
Anxiety and stress management, relaxation skills, relapse prevention, self-esteem, managing difficult emotions and overcoming depression
I am registered with:
The Health Professions Council – OT36796 and The British Association of Occupational Therapists
I have full Professional Liability Insurance and CRB Clearance.