Dr Anna Kaufman

About Me

I am a Chartered Psychologist and am registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

In addition to my private therapy work, I am involved with several other organisations. I currently work within Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS mental health trust in secondary care, where I work with individuals with long and enduring, complex psychological needs. 

I have worked in a variety of settings including charity organisations such as SANE and the Holocaust Survivors Centre. I have also worked at the National Problem Gambling Clinic and within Eating Disorder Specialist services, including Rhodes Wood Hospital.

I completed my Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at City University. My doctoral research, under the supervision of Dr Jessica Nielsen-Jones, looked at challenges and barriers to treatment for individuals who had undergone treatment for problem gambling and I have also worked extensively clinically with individuals presenting with disordered gambling. While problem gambling remains an area of expertise, I am interested in working with individuals who wish to understand themselves better.

In my spare time, I enjoy swimming, music and nature.

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Kaufman, A & Mooney, A. (2017). Overcoming barriers: a relational exploration of the treatment of women in an NHS problem gambling service in the UK. In Bowden-Jones, H & Prever, F. Gambling Disorders in Women, an international perspective, London, UK Routledge,

Kaufman, A., Jones-Nielsen, J, & Bowden-Jones, H. (2016). Barriers to Treatment for Female Problem Gamblers: A UK Perspective, Journal of Gambling Studies, doi: 10.1007/s10899-016-9663-1 Vol 34: 1 - 17. Springe