Dr Tania Ahern
I qualified as a medical doctor in 1999 at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, Imperial College London. After completing my general practice training, I worked for several years as a GP in Brighton. My interest in psychological health led me to train as a cognitive behavioural therapist, at the University of Canterbury. Since graduating with a post-graduate diploma (CBT), I have worked in various health organisations, both in the NHS and private sector, using this psychotherapy to treat a wide range of mental and physical health problems. I have also been part of a multidisciplinary team, focusing on measures to help improve general health, performance and wellbeing.
My area of special interest is the treatment of insomnia using the CBT approach. As a GP I was made very aware of how common this sleep disorder is, and the negative psychological, social and physical impact it can cause. I am experienced in delivering individual and group CBT sessions for the treatment of insomnia. I also enjoy teaching and have been involved in presenting at GP group workshops and CBT postgraduate diploma programmes.
I am a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP).