Dr Anna Saunders completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at University College, London (UCL) with first class honours. She also completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at UCL in 2007. Dr Saunders worked in a specialist treatment service in central London for the NHS working with complex difficulties for many years as well as developing a private practice since 2015.
Dr Saunders has worked with individuals and groups with a wide range of conditions. She has experience of general adult, child, and older adult mental health services as well as specialist services for substance misuse, early onset psychosis and personality disorders. Dr Saunders has specialist training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy as well as training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Schema Therapy. Dr Saunders has particular expertise in facilitating mindfulness, emotion regulation, and behaviour change in adults. She has considerable experience in the delivery of training and consultation to teams and organisations.
Dr Saunders’ special interests include the treatment of: depression, anxiety, personality disorders, emotional dysregulation, adjustment difficulties, bereavement, eating disorders and substance misuse. She also has expertise in working with clients with autism spectrum disorder.