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Caroline Harrison

Job title Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, EMDR therapist, RMN


Caroline is a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therpy (CBT) therapist and supervisor and an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist. She has a special interest in working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), complex PTSD and delivering trauma informed care, and developed the Coping with Trauma workbook and accompanying video series in 2021 in collaboration with the Good Thinking website. This has now been translated into Dari and Pashto as a resource for Afghan refugees.

Caroline co facilitated the Kings College Hospital Intensive Care Unit recovery group for patients who had been in intensive care during the Covid-19 pandemic, in collaboration with Kings ICU staff.

Caroline regularly teaches at the IOPPN, Kings College London and elsewhere. In 2019 she went to Zimbabwe to teach nurses in Bikita, as part of the friendship bench initiative to develop mental health provision. More recently she worked on a project with professional baker Manuel Monade to develop a therapeutic baking group for clients recovering from trauma, and is currently working with CADAT’s Survivors of Terrorism Support Service, a multi-agency service with the Home Office’s Victims of Terror Unit, Victim Support, the Peace Foundation and Cruse bereavement care.  

Education and Training

Caroline qualified as a mental health nurse in 1999 and has worked in a variety of mental health settings. Caroline worked in CAMHS for 16 years, as a clinical specialist and team lead at Snowsfield Adolescent Unit, Lambeth Looked After Children’s team and Lambeth Youth Offending Service. She retrained as a CBT therapist at the IOPPN in 2010, whilst developing the specialist AIM service in Lambeth: a multi-agency service for young people with sexually harmful behaviour. Caroline’s work contributed to the NSPCC’s national guidance for juvenile sexual offending and she was awarded an NHS leadership award for this work in 2013. Hackett, S. and Holmes, D. and Branigan, P. (2016) 'Harmful sexual behaviour framework : an evidence-informed operational framework for children and young people displaying harmful sexual behaviours.', Project Report. National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), London

In 2015 Caroline moved to adult services as CBT lead for Lambeth community mental health teams to work with clients with complex needs. She then trained as an EMDR therapist before moving to CADAT, where she worked closely with Southwark Council’s multi-agency team to work with clients with complex needs and hoarding disorder. Whilst there she developed the Dockhead Fire Station hoarding support group.


Partridge, K, Harrison C, Saha S, Kings ICU Recovery Group Workshop and Poster Presentation at the SLAM Trauma Informed Care Conference 2022 March 10th, London UK.

Drury H, Harrison C, Bream V, Balogun O, O'Riordan C Effectiveness of a CBT group intervention for hoarding disorder with secondary care clients. Symposium and Poster presentation at the BABCP conference 2018. British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies: 2018 July 17-20; Glasgow, UK.

Church R, Harrison C. Working with Children and Young People Displaying Sexually Harmful Behaviour (SHB). Symposium presentation at EFCAP 2014. European Association for Forensic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychology and other involved Professions Congress; 2014 May 7-9; Manchester, UK.

Drenk D, Anthony J, Belgard C, Harrison C, Mahomed S, McCormick G, Mohiddin A, Church R. A Comprehensive Health Strategy at a London Community Youth Offending Service. Poster presented at: EFCAP 2014. European Association for Forensic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychology and other involved Professions Congress; 2014 May 7-9; Manchester, UK.

Coping with Trauma Workbook: https://www.Good-thinking.uk/coping-trauma-better-mental-health/

Breadmaking for mental wellbeing, Harrison, C. in Breaditation: De-stress by making bread, Monade, M. Harrison, C. Robinson, 2021.

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