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Rob Willson


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  • Special interest in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and health anxiety.

Rob Willson, PhD, is a cognitive behaviour therapist based in North London, with a special interest in . He currently divides most of his working time between seeing patients, conducting research, writing and teaching. He is the chair of the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Foundation, the world’s first charity exclusively devoted to BDD.

Before building his own practice, Rob spent 12 years working at the Priory Hospital North London, where he was a therapist and therapy services manager. He also trained and supervised numerous cognitive behaviour therapists over a 7-year period working at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Rob has co-authored several books, including the bestselling Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies and Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. His main clinical interests are anxiety and obsessional problems, and the dissemination of cognitive behaviour therapy principles through

self-help. He is also highly interested in the potential for coaching and therapy integration. Rob has featured in numerous newspaper and magazine articles and has made several television and radio appearances.