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Dr Marta Santandreu Oliver
Counselling Psychologist
Marta Santandreu

Dr Marta Santandreu Oliver joined Priory Hospital Roehampton in 2019 where she works as a Counselling Psychologist in the General Psychiatric Service with adults’ ages over 18 and conducts assessments and psychological treatment with inpatients, day care and outpatients. She previously worked for Priory Hospital North London where she provided patients with dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) treatment. She also offers specialized treatment for people with disorders of overcontrol (radical openness DBT).

She is registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) in the United Kingdom and the Spanish regulating body for Psychologists (Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos).

Position at Priory

Marta is a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered counselling psychologist with over 14 years’ experience in supporting adults presenting with anxiety, depression, interpersonal difficulties and personality disorders. She previously specialised in working with female survivors of Intimate Partner Violence and developed her PhD doctoral dissertation on trauma and emotion regulation difficulties in this specific population. Marta became more interested in working with disordered personality as a result of trauma and invalidation and trained with the Linehan Institute Behavioural Tech in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). She attends weekly DBT team consultations, receives expert supervision, and she is currently studying towards a postgraduate diploma in DBT at Bangor University, which is the first academic qualification in DBT worldwide.

She has also been trained in Radically Open DBT for disorders of over-control as well as Advanced Trauma training with the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine (NICABM).

She is currently leading the DBT service and psychology team in Roehampton, supporting and supervising staff to work with dysregulated patients.


  • Doctorate in Psychology (PhD) Dissertation: “Psychopathology, negative emotion and maladjustment in women victims of gender-based violence”, University of Balearic Islands, Spain
  • BSc (Hons) in PsychologyUniversity of Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy:  Behavioural Tech: Linehan Institute Training Company. British Isles DBT Training – Bangor University (PGCert – DBT) (Ongoing)
  • Radically Open Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for disorders of over-control: Training for difficulties associated with excessive self-control related to anorexia nervosa, treatment-resistant depression, chronic anxiety, autism spectrum, isolation and loneliness, forming and maintaining relationships, perfectionism and obsessive-compulsive personality, Professor Thomas Lynch and the Radically Open Team (Wimborne)
  • Advanced Master Program on the Treatment of Trauma (NICAMB). National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine.

Research interests

Marta is currently interested in multifactorial models that explain DBT treatment effectiveness and sustainability of behaviour change.

Clinical articles and research papers:

  • Santandreu, M. (2013). Duelo complicado por suicidio del maltratador. Casos clínicos en salud mental. (2) pp. 39-55. Complicated grief because of abuser's suicide
  • Santandreu, M. y Ferrer, V. (2014). Eficacia de un tratamiento cognitivo conductual para el trastorno de estrés postraumático en víctimas de violencia de género. Behavioural Psychology, (22) pp. 239-256. CBT Efficacy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in IPV victims.
  • Santandreu, M., Torrents, L., Roquero, R. e Iborra, A. (2014). Violencia de género y autoestima: efectividad de un tratamiento grupal. Apuntes de Psicología, (32) pp. 57-63. Gender violence and self-esteem: intervention group effectiveness.
  • Santandreu, M. y Ferrer, V. (2015). Análisis de la emotividad negativa en mujeres víctimas de violencia de género: la culpa y la ira. Revista de Psicopatología y Psicología Clínica, (19) pp. 129-140. Negative emotion assessment in IPV victims: guilt and anger.


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"I am experienced in working with adults, with a particular interest in anxiety and affective disorders. My main purpose is to provide patients with a proper conceptualization of their main problems and offer the most effective and efficient treatments available according to the NICE evidence-based guidelines and quality standards for adults Mental Health".

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