The clinic is led by clinicians with world class expertise in the treatment of complex anxiety disorders and related mental, physical and substance misuse problems.
A thorough assessment and understanding of patients', sometimes complex, individual circumstances is key to achieving the best treatment outcomes. Appropriate treatment plans are agreed between the lead clinicians and patients, and delivered by or under the close supervision of the lead clinicians who undertook the initial assessment.
Dr Lilian Garcia-Roberts
Consultant Chartered Psychologist
Dr Garcia-Roberts qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in Brazil and attained her Masters and Doctorate Degress (MSc & PsychD) in the UK. She trained at St.George's Medical School and the Maudsley Hospital in London, and more recently at the Beck Institute, Philadelphia, USA.
Dr Garcia-Roberts has experience of EMDR and Trauma at OCTC. She had an active role in research on childhood attachment and adoption at the South-West London & Haringey Child & Adolescent NHS and Social Services. She joined Dorset Healthcare NHS Trust in 2002 where she established one of the first IAPT Services in the UK in 2008 and remained in a clinical lead role until 2013.
Dr Garcia-Roberts holds an active role linked to the Exeter University in the selection panel and supervision of doctoral clinical psychology trainees . She has been involved in various service development projects throughout her career and trained in Leadership Skills at the Said Oxford Business School.
Dr Cornelis de Wet
Dr De Wet gained his Medical Degree in South Africa (MBBCh) in 1995, Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) in 2000 and has been an accredited and awarded NHS Consultant Psychiatist since 2004. He has clinical experience of working with anxiety disorders and addictions at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders & Trauma and the National Addiction Centre at the Maudsley Hospital, as well at the National Psychosis Unit at the Bethlem Royal Hospital.
Dr De Wet currently work in NHS, Clouds House (Action on Addiction) and at the Nuffield Hospital, Bournemouth.
Academically, he completed a Masters Degree (MSc) in research at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, with a number of research and other publications on anxiety, addiction and drug withdrawal (opiate and benzodiazepine withdrawal treatment) as well as UK mental health & capacity legislation. His current interests are in evidence-based outcomes measures, health informatics, physical health of people with mental health problems, Adult ADHD, psychiatry of chronic illness and paleo-anthropology.
Dr De Wet has acted as a medico-legal expert in a number of criminal and civil cases on mental health and substance misuse problems, post-traumatic stress and stress in the workplace.