Danuta Orlowska is a clinical psychologist with particular expertise in using CBT for patients with long-term health conditions. She has worked with patients with audiological problems, including tinnitus and progressive hearing loss, neurological problems, metabolic conditions and chronic pain. She is currently working with patients with cancer in a London teaching hospital.
BA (Hons) Social Psychology - University of Kent at Canterbury
PhD Psychology - University of Kent at Canterbury
D.Clin.Psy. - University College London
PG Diploma in Cognitive Therapy (distinction) - Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre
Her approach is to work collaboratively with individuals to help them identify and change unhelpful ways of thinking and reacting and try out more helpful approaches. One key aim is to teach people a set of skills to help them live as well as they can with/despite their diagnoses.
Danuta is keen to develop the proactive use of CBT techniques to promote well-being, particularly amongst health professionals and within working environments. This includes helping people develop awareness of their own responses, enabling early identification of stress, and in helping people develop coping strategies based on their unique preferences and strengths derived from their past experience. She is also developing an interest in the value of humour and creativity as means of improving well-being.