Bárbara Osset
Division of Psychology, Psychotherapy and Coaching
Bárbara Osset
Children, adolescents and adults
Languages: English and Spanish
Clinic AppointmentOnline Appointment
Bárbara Osset
Division of Psychology, Psychotherapy and Coaching
Bárbara Osset
Children, adolescents and adults
Languages: English and Spanish
  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Universidad Pontificia de Comillas.
  • Master's in General Health Psychology. Universidad Pontificia de Comillas.
  • Master's in Child and Adolescent Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Universidad Pontificia de Comillas.

Barbara Osset, raised in an international environment at Hastings School, a British institution where she met children of different nationalities, religions, and cultures. Her family ties to France, with summers spent in Brittany, Normandy, Marseille, and a couple of experiences as an au pair in Paris, cultivated her innate curiosity and love for diversity from a young age. These experiences taught her to adapt to various environments and appreciate the uniqueness of each individual. Her interest in people and different ways of living, combined with her natural leadership, would eventually lead her to a career in psychology.

With a strong academic background from the Pontifical Comillas University, including a master’s degree in General Health Psychology and another in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for children and adolescents, Barbara has accumulated extensive experience over the years. Her training includes internships, international volunteer work, and specialized courses, enabling her to offer an eclectic approach that draws from systemic (family), humanistic, and mindfulness therapies based on the needs her patients bring to therapy.

Barbara received training in various settings, including roles as a counsellor in educational institutions, clinical settings, and a day hospital, where she learned to address more severe conditions such as OCD, personality disorders, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), bipolar disorder, behavioural problems, and ADHD in children, adolescents, and adults through individual and family therapy. Her approach has always been to provide comprehensive therapeutic support, recognizing the importance of considering each individual within their context.

Furthermore, Barbara has assisted adolescent and young adult patients with substance dependence, helping them recognize their use of substances like cannabis and alcohol for self-regulation. She has guided them in finding ways to initiate change while providing accessible information about the short-term, medium-term, and long-term effects of drugs on the brain, all without judgment but from a place of understanding. Due to her interest in this issue, she has collaborated on various publications related to prevention in school settings and early psychoeducation in primary school.

In addition to her clinical experience, Barbara has engaged in volunteer activities around the world, reflecting her commitment to global service and her passion for helping others. She has spent several summers in Ireland with the Aladina Foundation in collaboration with Serious Fun Camps, where she accompanied children with cancer and their families on a rehabilitative journey to restore their childhood and confidence after months of suffering. This experience provided her with firsthand knowledge of the reality of childhood cancer and how it affects children, families, and their relationships.

Another reality Barbara is familiar with through her volunteer experiences is that of children who have lived in orphanages in less privileged countries, such as Ecuador and Morocco. She has observed how their early experiences of understimulation and lack of secure attachment can impact relationship difficulties and behaviour problems that may surface later in life.

Barbara firmly believes in creating a team with parents, teachers, caregivers, and others to promote the emotional growth of each child and adolescent. Passionate about her work and committed to the well-being of her patients at all stages of life, Barbara fosters an environment of understanding and acceptance in which the patient discovers their own answers.

  • Master's in Child and Adolescent Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy  / Universidad Pontificia de Comillas ( 2022 - 2023 )
  • Master's in General Health Psychology / Universidad Pontificia de Comillas ( 2020- 2022 )
  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology / Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (2015 - 2019)
  • British Baccalaureate (AS & A-level examinations) / Hastings School Madrid (2013 - 2015)

Clinical Health Psychologist at SINEWS MTI.  (Current Position)

  • Individual and Family Therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. 
  • Conducting psychological assessments.

Clinical Health Psychologist at ORIENTAK S. L. (2023)

  • Individual and Family Therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. 
  • Conducting psychological assessments.
  • Organizing workshops and group therapies.

Clinical Psychology Internship at Centro NB Psychology (2021 - 2022)

  • Individual therapy for adults. 
  • Facilitation of therapeutic workshops. 

Child and Adolescent Psychology Internship at Vedruna School (2021 - 2022)

  • Psychosocial resource, providing therapeutic support to children and families from less privileged socioeconomic backgrounds. 
  • Individual and family therapy. 

Child and Adolescent Psychology Internship at UNINPSI (2020 - 2021)

  • Development of psychopedagogical reports, therapeutic support to children with learning difficulties, coordination with schools and educational centers. 
  • Individual and family therapy.

School Guidance Internship at Padre Pulgar Sacred Heart School (2019)

  • Internship with the elementary, high school, and vocational guidance team. 
  • Administration of tests and preparation of psychopedagogical reports. 
  • Support in classrooms with Therapeutic Teachers and ALs.
  • Workshops on academic guidance, emotional regulation, organizational techniques, and study skills. 

Clinical Psychology Internship at Betesda Foundation (2018)

  • Day center providing therapeutic support to individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and their families. 
  • Conducting workshops and providing companionship.
  • Rubio, E., Sión, A., Esteban, L., Maldonado, D., Armada, V., Osset, B., Jurado, M. R., Arias, F., & Rubio, G. (Pendiente de publicación). New Approach to Early Maladaptive Schemas and Its Relationship with Alcohol Use Disorder: Role of Psychopathology and Prognostic Variables. Spanish Journal of Psychology.
  • Rubio, E., & Osset, B. (2021). La educación emocional en las aulas y la prevención de la adicción al alcohol. En G. Rubio Valladolid (Eds.), Alcohol, alcoholismo y emociones sociales (Cap. 13). Delta Publicaciones Universitarias.
  • Interpreter at Serious Fun Camp from 2018 to 2022 / Barretstown Camp, Fundación Aladina, Ireland
  • Charity rally in Morocco in 2020 / UNIRAID
  • International volunteer in July and August 2017, Ecuadro Project / Universidad Pontificia de Comillas
  • Mentor in the DEMOS Project in 2015-2016 / Universidad Pontificia de Comillas
  • Mentor and student council from 2013 to 2015 / Hastings School
  • Organization of the KILO Food Bank project from 2012 to 2015 / Hastings School
  • Humanitarian aid from 2007 to 2017, Family Project at Ecole Communautaire Merzouga, Morocco
  • Course on Anti-racism and Mental Health in Schools / Anna Freud National Centre for Children (2023)
  • Introduction to Emotion-Focused Therapy Workshop with Leslie Greenberg (2018)
  • Mindfulness and Conscious Movement Meditation Techniques Course (2014)