Dr Annemarie OConnor

Dr Annemarie O’Connor (CPsychol, DClinPsy. PgCert, BSc)

Consultant Clinical Psychologist, CBT Therapist and Director

Annemarie has over fifteen years experience of assessing, understanding and treating a range of diagnoses and psychological difficulties spanning mild to complex. She has a particular interest in complex anxiety presentations, perfectionism and communication skills.

Annemarie started her career in psychology in NHS forensic services, following which she worked for various NHS community services treating adults with complex and chronic mental health problems. In 2010 she became part of the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (CADAT) team at the Maudsley Hospital where she worked as a national specialist treating people with body image concerns or Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

She has worked in the private sector for the past eight years and, in that time, has gained important experience and relationship links that complement her clinical work.

Annemarie presents at international anxiety conferences, supports anxiety charities and is an active participant in movements across the City to improve wellbeing and inform people about anxiety, stress and staying well.

As a scientist and practitioner she is constantly looking to evolve and improve available treatments and approaches to mental health and illness and maintains strong links with The Maudsley hospital to realise this.

Annemarie founded themindworks, a private psychology practice centrally located in the City of London, in 2012 to provide effective, high quality, and flexible treatment options for those accessing private psychological intervention.

Through both themindworks clinic and collaboration with A Resilient Mind, Annemarie and her colleagues offer employees of corporate organisations psychological assessment, support and treatment options – in situ, at themindworks clinic, by telephone or by Skype.

After seeing many individuals from similar organisations/professions, a natural evolution of focussing on those organisations and their culture developed and Annemarie is, therefore, also able to offer corporate organisations various services (including seminars and workshops) to help improve wellbeing within their organisation and advise managers and employees around anxiety, stress and staying well.