Ms Miriam Charalambous
I am a chartered psychologist and I specialise in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). However, being a psychologist I is trained in different therapeutic approaches and am flexible to the client's needs. My philosophy is “what best works for the patient”. I also use mindfulness in my sessions.
I have previously worked at the Priory Hospital, North London, where I practiced both individual and group therapies. I also co-ordinated the CBT team of therapists, where I managed the staff, aided in increasing and improving the services, and dealt with patient care. In addition, I worked at the Royal Free Hospital within the Eating Disorders Unit.
I have been a guest lecturer at Greenwich University and run seminars on CBT, stress management & vicarious traumatisation. I have also done media training and worked with the BBC.
The following are disorders and problems I treat: eating disorders (ie anorexia, bulimia, obesity), depression, anxiety disorders (ie worry, panic attacks), phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anger management, self-harm (ie cutting, picking, or destructive behaviours), low self-esteem, post-natal depression, perfectionism, stress management, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I work with individuals from the age of 16 upwards.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Ms Miriam Charalambous at Spire include:
Spire Harpenden Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
Growing up, I travelled and lived in a variety of different countries including: Canada, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Australia and Cyprus. This has increased my cultural awareness and created a love of travelling.
I enjoy various sports such as swimming, horse riding, tennis, skiing, amongst others. I also derive great pleasure from cooking.
Overall, I see life as an adventure and try to get the most out of it by trying new and different things.