If someone contacts me about potentially wanting support and I am not available and/or I feel I’m not the best suited Psychologist to help them, then I always try my best to help them find someone who is well matched and available.
To enable me to best help the full range of people who reach out to me, I have hand selected some other experienced HCPC registered Psychologists with a range of skills and clinical experience to join my team. Each member of the team offers a free 15 minute consultation, so you can assess fit before booking any paid for sessions. Please read more about each member of the team below:
Dr Nicola Wright- Perinatal Psychologist
Hello, I’m Dr Nicola Wright. I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with over 14 years’ experience of working in the NHS. In addition to my private practice, I am part of an NHS Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service, offering support to parents from conception until their baby turns two. My extensive professional background includes working in diverse NHS and independent settings, such as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and third sector charities.
Throughout my career, I have provided psychological guidance to individuals facing various challenges, such as perinatal trauma, anxiety, depression, Postpartum psychosis, Perinatal loss and relationship difficulties. My passion lies in perinatal mental health where I have a special interest in the parent-infant relationship and how understanding our own thoughts, feelings and behaviours can impact on our relationship with our children. I aim to help parents understand some of the big and complicated feelings that come up when becoming a parent, as well as supporting them and their baby as their feelings develop.
My approach is flexible and adaptable, always tailored to suit the unique needs of every client. I typically offer an assessment appointment where we consider your current strengths and difficulties as well as your history. We then develop a formulation together which helps us to understand and make sense of the current difficulties. Drawing from my training, experience, and expertise, I use an integrative therapeutic approach and regularly utilise the following models:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT),
- Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT),
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT),
- Attachment Narrative Therapy (ANT),
- Circle of Security Parenting Intervention
In addition to my individual and group therapy work, I offer supervision to a variety of health professionals, including midwives, trainee clinical psychologist, nurses and Talking Therapies professionals. I provide training on specific topics such as perinatal anxiety, post-natal depression, attachment theory and intrusive thoughts in the perinatal period. I also offer consultation sessions to colleges to provide a protected space for psychological thinking.
Compassion, kindness, curiosity and a non-judgemental approach define my therapeutic demeanour. I am dedicated to creating a safe, comfortable and supportive environment that empowers individuals to explore their current challenges, reflect on how they can make changes and work towards achieving their personal goals.
Nicola accepts self funding referrals and would consider registering with insurance companies, where necessary. She currently has evening availability.
Dr Claire Vowell- Adult Psychologist
I’m Dr Claire Vowell, a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, registered with the HCPC.
I’m dedicated to helping individuals overcome various mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety disorders and grief.
With a background in the corporate world, I have a deep understanding of the pressures that can accompany professional life and can provide practical strategies to foster resilience and manage stress and burnout effectively. As a working mother myself, I understand the challenges of balancing work and family life. I have a particular interest in supporting working parents with their mental health, addressing issues like the loss of confidence, identity, and managing feelings of guilt. I firmly believe that psychological support can be invaluable in this parenting journey.
My therapeutic approaches include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), psychodynamic therapy, and person-centered therapy. I work collaboratively and integratively, customizing treatment to meet each individual’s unique goals and needs. I provide a safe, non-judgmental space for personal exploration and growth. I aim to help individuals not only overcome their immediate challenges but also develop the skills and insight needed for lasting change and personal growth.
If you’re seeking support to overcome depression, anxiety, grief, stress, burnout, or if you’re a working parent looking to navigate the complexities of balancing career and family life, I’m here to assist you on your journey.
I provide online therapy on a Wednesday daytime.
Dr Grace Lee-Brindle- Perinatal Psychologist
I’m a Senior Clinical Psychologist registered with the HCPC. I currently work in a Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service in the NHS, as well as supporting clients privately too.
I have worked in mental health for over ten years. I enjoy supporting people at all stages of their parenting journey (from preconception to 2+ years postnatal), as well helping people who have experienced perinatal loss.
I have experience of working with depression, anxiety, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief (including the loss of a baby), relationship and attachment difficulties, OCD, phobias, and parenting dilemmas.
I have a special interest in parent infant relationships and bonding and recognise the importance of helping clients reflect on their past experience of being parented, and their journey to becoming parents, to help understand difficulties in this area.
I also have extensive experience of working with parents who have experienced trauma during their parenting journey, including birth trauma and traumatic grief.
I am trained in the following therapeutic interventions:
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) – Accredited Practitioner
- Circle of Security Parenting
- Parent Infant Psychotherapy (PIP)
- Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT)
- Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) – level 2
- I am also currently undertaking Advanced Parent Infant Practitioner Training (APIP)
I have a compassionate, collaborative, non-judgemental, flexible stance which allows me to tailor therapy to a client’s needs and goals.
Grace sees self-funding clients and is in the process of becoming a BUPA provider. She provides online therapy on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Dr Rebecca Tucker- Perinatal Psychologist
I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist with HCPC registration. Alongside my private work, I work in an NHS specialist perinatal mental health service, supporting parents from conception until baby is one. I have worked in a range of NHS and independent settings including forensic mental health and rehabilitation services. I have experience providing psychological therapy and supporting people with a range of presentations including: trauma, anxiety, depression, psychosis, anger, bereavement and relationship difficulties and I have a special interest in perinatal mental health, birth trauma and loss.
I am trained in and regularly draw on the following therapeutic approaches:
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Couples therapy.
I work in a flexible and integrative way, always seeking to adapt my approach to meet the individuals’ needs. I consider myself to be compassionate, non-judgemental and curious in my approach. I seek to always provide a therapeutic and safe space in which individuals feel able to explore current difficulties and are able to work towards their personal goals. I am available for remote sessions only and offer a free consultation, providing space to explore if we are a good match for therapy.
Rebecca only accepts self-funding referrals. She has availability on Mondays 4.30- 7pm.
Sarah Baillie- Perinatal and Early Years (age 0-5) Psychologist
I am a Principal Clinical Psychologist and Team lead of an Infant Mental Health Service in the NHS. I have over 15 years’ experience working in the NHS, most of those working with parents in the perinatal period and early years. I specialise in therapeutic interventions that support and strengthen relationships between parents and infants, and in supporting parents manage mental health difficulties and difficult experiences that may be impacting
on their parenting journey.
I also have experience of developing and working in Maternity and Neonatal Psychology Services and can offer parents who have had a difficult birth or neonatal experience support to process these events.
I understand that pregnancy and the early weeks and months after a baby arrives can be difficult for a variety of reasons, and that people often need support to feel they are on the right track. Babies go through an incredible period of growth in these early years, and I want to help parents and carers to enjoy this time and support their babies development.
I am trained in a range of therapeutic interventions to do this, including: Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Circle of Security Parenting, Incredible Years Parenting, Video Interaction Guidance (VIG), Reflective Parenting, Newborn Behavioural Observation (NBO), Touchpoints, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
I hope to create a safe, therapeutic space where client’s goals can be prioritised and worked towards in a collaborative way. I offer online therapy in the evenings or Fridays.
I am HCPC registered and a member of the Association of Infant Mental Health and Association of Video Interaction Guidance.
Sarah accepts self funding referrals and would consider registering with insurance companies, where necessary. Sarah has availability on Friday mornings or on Monday and Tuesday evenings.
Dr Samantha Gerdes Adult Psychologist
Dr Samantha Gerdes is a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, with experience working in a variety of mental health services in the UK. These include adult and older adult primary and secondary care services in the NHS, inpatient services, as well as a specialist trauma service for people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Sam has trained in a range of psychological therapies including compassion-focused therapy (CFT), cognitive analytic therapy (CAT), and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). She has also completed specialist training in trauma therapy including eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR), trauma-focused CBT and trauma-focused CFT for complex PTSD.
Sam adopts a kind and compassionate approach within therapy, and she is trained to work with a wide range of mental health difficulties such as anxiety, self-esteem issues, low mood, PTSD, complex trauma, difficulties within interpersonal relationships as well as problems that might not fit into a neat box or ‘label’. Sam recognises that coming to therapy can sometimes feel daunting, therefore she works with each person to create a safe, accepting and non-judgemental therapeutic space by being open and thoughtful about whatever people bring to their therapy sessions.
Samantha accepts self-referrals and is registered with BUPA insurance. She has current availability on Wednesdays at 1pm, 6pm and 8pm. From January, she will be transitioning to full time private practice and therefore she will have afternoon and evening availability, Monday- Friday.
Dr Hoyin Chan – Adult Psychologist, Fluent in both English and Cantonese
I am now a Principal Clinical Psychologist in the NHS. I am registered with the Health and Professional Care Council (HCPC) and I am trained in several therapeutic modalities:
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)
This diverse range of approaches allows me to tailor treatment plans to help you address your psychological needs, ranging from unmanageable stress to difficult childhood trauma, to being stuck in patterns of unsuccessful or broken relationships, in addition to depression and anxiety.
Over the years, I have worked in various clinical health services, including burns and plastics, respiratory, cancer and HIV services. I am passionate in working with people presenting with:
- Life-changing physical health conditions
- Physical health care-related psychological trauma (e.g. difficult surgeries and/or treatments)
- Difficulties caring for family members who are experiencing ongoing health problems.
I work with adults and older adults. I am fluent in both English and Cantonese.
Hoyin accepts self-funding referrals and is registered with BUPA, AXA, Aviva, Vitality and WPA insurance. His availability is Monday daytime or evenings.
Zubeida Dasgupta– Child and Family Psychologist
Since qualifying as a practitioner psychologist in 2005, I have supported many children, young people and their families with a range of difficulties in clinic and in schools. I assess and treat the presenting need, so children and young people do not need a diagnosis to see me. I see children and their families when they are feeling sad, angry, scared or worried to an extent that it is impacting on their daily life. For example:
- Stress, including exam stress
- Mild anxiety and/or low mood
- Stress and anxiety following trauma
- Finding it hard to make and maintain friendships
- Finding it hard to name and regulate emotions
I also offer parenting support for:
- Bonding and getting to know your baby
- Managing exhaustion and support with persistent crying post-birth
- Managing toddler tantrums
- Pre/post neurodevelopmental assessments support eg. ADHD/Autism
- Supporting your teenager with navigating the challenges of social media, revision, exams, mood swings
I draw on a range of models and approaches including attachment and trauma, cognitive behavioural, solution focused and motivational interviewing approaches. I also offer VIG and EMDR, as specific therapeutic approaches. I find that play, drawing and physical activities can help children and young people engage.
When you work with me, we start with an assessment which will involve meeting with you as parents and then with your child. This will help us work together to understand how these difficulties have come about and what is maintaining them. This will help us identify what yours and your child’s goals for change are and agree the most effective way to help, whether working with me or me signposting to other services. An assessment and verbal feedback takes between 2- 2.5 hours, usually over 2 or 3 sessions.
I qualified from Bristol University with a first class honours degree in Psychology. Following a happy teaching career, I trained as an Educational Psychologist at University College London. Since then I have qualified as a Video Interaction Guidance practitioner and also enjoy supervising and training practitioners nationally and internationally. I am registered with the British Psychological Society and HCPC. I maintain my skills through regular CPD and supervision.
As a mother of 3, I understand the joys and challenges of parenting , the roadblocks that children and young people can experience and how support can help them navigate and learn from them effectively.
Zubeida only accepts self referrals. She offers both remote sessions and face-to-face sessions at a clinic in Hove, East Sussex. She is available during school hours.
Dr Rebecca Money– Adult and Child Clinical Psychologist
I am Dr Rebecca Money, a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist working both in the NHS and private practice. I have over 10 years experience of helping individuals and families who have experienced struggles with their mental health. Sometimes people come to see me if they have a specific area in their life they would like to change. Other times it may be to talk and understand previous experiences, or to explore more about themselves. I aim to offer a comfortable, empathic, and non-judgemental environment, asking questions such as ‘what has happened?’ rather than ‘what is wrong?’. I hope that my sessions offer a space where you feel safe and heard.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults, and I have worked in the NHS, local authority, and private services. My experiences and training mean that I can offer individualised therapy sessions based on our shared understanding of what is going on for you/your family. Here are some of the therapeutic approaches I regularly use to inform my work.
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Systemic Approaches, such as Narrative Therapy
I have worked with a range of emotional difficulties, providing specialist assessment, formulation and evidence-based interventions tailored to individual needs including adapting intervention for neurodivergence. Within my sessions I have had experience supporting individuals with the following presentations:
- Anxiety-related difficulties, such as:
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Panic Attacks
- Generalised Anxiety
- Separation Anxiety
- Health Anxiety
- Low mood (depression)
- Emotional based school aversion
- Family adjustment
- Low self-esteem
- Attachment-related difficulties
- Post diagnostic support of neurodivergence (e.g., Autism and ADHD diagnosis)
Rebecca accepts self-funding referrals and clients want support via WPA health insurance. She has virtual availability on Wednesday lunchtimes.
Dr Hannah Barnes- Adult Psychologist, Specialist expertise in medical and cancer related trauma
I am a HCPC-registered senior Clinical Psychologist. Alongside supporting clients privately, I also work for a charity, providing psychological support to people affected by cancer. In this role I work both with the person diagnosed with cancer and their family or loved ones, to support them in adapting and coping at a difficult and worrying time.
I have worked in health and social care settings for the past 14 years in a range of settings including the NHS, the prison system, and third sector organisations. Having worked in psycho-oncology and in Intensive Care, I understand that having a frightening medical experience can leave you feeling overwhelmed and unable to move forward. I am passionate about helping people who have experienced trauma in relation to their physical health, and use evidence-based approaches to help you process such trauma and move forward in your life.
I also have experience providing psychological therapy and supporting people with a range of presentations including: anxiety, depression, bereavement and relationship difficulties and I have a special interest in trauma and working with people who are highly self-critical/perfectionist.
I am trained in a range of therapeutic approaches, including:
● Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
● Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
● Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT)
● Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
I aim to offer a supportive, compassionate, and safe space for you to explore your problems.
I work remotely only. I see self-funding clients and I am registered with WPA, AXA, and I am in the process of becoming registered with BUPA. I work alternate Mondays and Monday evenings.
Dr Olivia Hirst- Adult Psychologist.
Olivia is a highly specialist Counselling Psychologist, with over 13 years experience of working with mental health within the NHS, voluntary sector, and privately.
She specialises in working with trauma, PTSD and c-PTSD, abuse, domestic and sexual violence, and long-term health conditions.
She is trained in a number of different evidence-based therapeutic approaches, which enables her to tailor the therapy to meet your needs. The therapy approaches include:
- Trauma focused CBT
- Compassion Focused Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Humanistic approaches
She offers a safe, compassionate and warm therapeutic space to help you explore and process your difficulties.
She is registered with the HCPC and is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society.
Olivia accepts self funding referrals and is also registered with AXA and BUPA insurance. She currently has availability during the day on a Friday. Olive offers both remote sessions and face to face support in a clinic in Hove, East Sussex.
Dr Emma Hoogerwerf Perinatal Psychologist and Loss Specialist
Emma is a HCPC registered clinical psychologist with over 14 years’ experience of working with adults, children and their families within the NHS, as well as private and charitable sectors.
Alongside her private work, Emma works as the lead psychologist in an NHS perinatal mental health service, supporting birthing people and their partners from preconception all the way through to parenting in the early years. Within this role, Emma supports people with a range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, OCD and trauma.
Prior to her current role, Emma led specialist teamswithin a children’s physical health service, where she developed a special interest in supporting parents whose babies had received difficult or complex diagnoses.
Emma has also worked within general child and adolescent mental health services, specialist children’s trauma services, including with fostered and adopted children and within various adult mental health services.
Areas of Special Interest
- Preconception, including fertility issues
- Perinatal anxiety and depression
- Complicated pregnancies
- Premature births
- Perinatal loss
- Birth trauma
- Parent-Infant attachment
- Interpersonal Difficulties
Emma enjoys working with people with a range of difficulties but has a special interest and strong background in perinatal mental health, parent-infant attachment, parenting, and parent-infant trauma and loss work.
Working extensively with the parent-child relationship has influenced and informed Emma’s practice over the years, leading to continued interest in the role of early experiences in childhood and how they may influence the relationships we hold with our adult self and with others.
Emma is a sensitive, thoughtful and compassionate psychologist who individually tailors assessment and treatment for her clients. As an experienced and truly integrative practitioner, Emma draws on a number of different evidence based therapeutic perspectives including, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, Schema, and attachment models.
Therapy can be hard work, and can involve confronting difficult thoughts, emotions, memories, and behaviours. Emma’s philosophy is that a strong, safe and secure therapeutic relationship is the cornerstone of her work. Emma therefore focuses on understanding your personal story and how you came to reach this point in your life. Emma will then use strategies that are specifically targeted to your unique situation and therapeutic hopes. Emma is particularly skilled in empathically challenging any unhelpful or distorted thinking styles.
Emma has completed further training in Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprograming (EMDR), Systemic Therapy and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP).
Emma only accepts self- referrals. She has availability on Thursday daytimes and Tuesday evenings.
Dr Annika Amoako– Adult Psychologist
Dr Annika Amoako is a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with over 16 years’ experience of working
with adults. She is a friendly, empathetic, warm-natured, and down to earth practitioner. She has a particular interest in working with individuals who have experienced adverse health experiences and where there are strong body-mind links including individuals with health concerns.
She also has an interest in working with people who have experienced traumatic events, that have caused symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. She also has experience working with individuals during the perinatal period with distressing experiences such as sexual assault which has been retriggered in the perinatal period, birth trauma and attachment focused work.
Annika’s approach is multimodal and uses her specialist training in the following evidenced based modalities; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Systemic Therapy (Family therapy).
Dr Jodie Finch– Currently closed to new referrals
Jodie is a highly specialist Clinical Psychologist with over 12 years of experience working in mental health
services, and over 6 years of experience working in trauma. Jodie currently works in an NHS maternal mental health service and independent practice and specialises in working with difficulties including birth trauma, pregnancy and baby loss, tokophobia and pregnancy related difficulties, adjustment to parenting and perinatal mental health.
Jodie began working in perinatal mental health following her own challenges during her journey to parenthood, and as a result is very passionate about this area. Jodie uses an integrative approach in her therapeutic work drawing upon principles from a range of models to meet your individual needs including
Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR, Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Approaches and Attachment/Systemic Approaches. Jodie is registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).
Jodie accepts self-funding referrals and is registered with AXA, AVIVA, WPA and BUPA insurance.
Dr Hannah Osbourne – Currently closed to new referrals
Hannah is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 13 years working primarily with adults and families within the NHS.
Alongside her private work, Hannah works as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist within a general hospital supporting people with a wide range of difficulties. Within this role she specialises in working with people psychologically with a wide range of health conditions and injuries.
She has worked within a variety of settings in the NHS since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in 2009. As a result she has extensive experience of delivering psychological therapy for a wide range of problems.
Hannah is Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered and a member of the EMDR Association. She has enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) clearance.
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology; Lancaster University; 2009
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Advanced Skills Training, Contextual Science (accredited trainer), 2013
Postgraduate certificate in Clinical Neuropsychology; Bristol University, 2016
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR); Sandi Richmond Institute (accredited trainer); 2021
Hannah is approachable, warm and down-to-earth. She understands that taking that first step to get help is hard but believes firmly that with the right support everyone can get back on track. She recognises that everyone is individual and unique and so need a thoughtful, tailored approach to get the most from therapy. Having experience in multiple therapies enables Hannah to be able to offer exactly what is needed for each person that she sees.
Hannah can provide; Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Compassion focused therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Hannah accepts self-funding referrals and is registered with AXA, WPA and Vitality Insurance.
Dr Ash McKay – Currently closed to new referrals
I am a Senior Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years experience of working with in the NHS with adults with a range of presenting issues. I have worked in a number of settings, including community mental health teams, Early Intervention in Psychosis teams, community rehabilitation teams, and perinatal mental health teams. I have particular specialism in perinatal mental health, birth loss and birth trauma, PTSD, vicarious traumatisation and complex trauma. I currently work as the Lead Psychologist in a NHS perinatal mental health team and maternal mental health service.
I draw on a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I believe that we all have an innate desire to survive and thrive and we make our best attempts in the situations in which we find ourselves, to do this. Even if these choices later on start to cause us difficulties, they very often come from a place of having helped us to survive. I also believe that talking is very important in terms of helping us to understand where difficulties have come from and what maintains them, but that real change can be seen when we make changes in our behaviour.
Ash accepts self-funding referrals and is registered with AXA, Aviva, Vitality, WPA and Healix and Mayfair insurance.
Dr Sarah Hyland – Currently closed to new referrals
Dr Sarah Hyland is a Specialist Clinical Psychologist with experience in a variety of relationship and other problems with a special focus on perinatal, maternal mental health, baby loss and trauma. She is trained in a variety of psychological models within clinical psychology including psychoanalytic psychotherapy and attachment focused EMDR.
Dr Hyland has worked in the NHS for a number of years in psychotherapy departments focusing on both assessment and longer-term therapeutic work, with a wide range of difficulties. She currently works in a Maternal Mental Health Service in the NHS and has been a founder member of that service and a core member of the development team. She has experience working with baby loss, tokophobia (fear of childbirth), pregnancy after loss and birth trauma.
As well as her individual therapeutic work Dr Hyland undertakes a variety of specialist supervisions of other health professionals, including midwives, perinatal community psychiatric nurses and more junior psychologists. She also supports the medical teams in offering debriefs and reflective practice spaces when required.
In her private practice she has experience of working with people both shorter- and longer-term difficulties following early attachment trauma and other issues. She also works with associated problems of adjustment to pregnancy and parenthood in women who themselves have had a traumatic or complicated history.
Sarah accepts self-funding referrals and is registered with WPA and Healix insurance.
Dr Kerry Cope – Currently closed to new referrals
Kerry is an experienced Psychologist working in an NHS Maternal Mental Health and Perinatal Mental Health Service. She also works with me providing support to new and expectant parents, as well as helping families who have sadly experienced loss. She is experienced in providing a range of therapies including EMDR.
Dr Hannah Whitehead– Currently closed to new referrals.
She has worked in the NHS and third sector for over ten years, with both children and adults with a range of emotional and mental health difficulties. Her experience includes working in both local and national specialist CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service) and a specialist trauma service.
Dr Emma Hollywell– Currently closed to new referrals.
I work using an integrative approach, tailoring therapy to the needs of each individual to support clients to gain a greater understanding of themselves and make lasting changes.
I value each client’s individuality and my aim is to create a compassionate and collaborative therapeutic experience that reflects each client’s distinctiveness. I am an Accredited Schema Therapist with the ISST as well as an experienced DBT therapist (DBT British Isles trained) and EMDR therapist. I draw on these modalities as well as a range of therapeutic approaches, including Compassion Focused Therapy, to tailor the therapy to the client’s presenting issues. I specialise in helping people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress resulting from traumatic life experiences.
Before becoming a Psychologist I held senior positions in a fast-paced marketing firm and witnessed first-hand the impact stress can have on well-being in the workplace. I am also a Senior Practitioner at a leadership and team development consultancy practice, so have strong insights into the complex challenges facing executives in the workplace, including the compounding pressure working parents face adjusting to family life.
My doctoral research examined the nature of compassionate care in the NHS and promoting compassionate care, self-compassion and well-being in the workplace, which are areas I remain passionate about.
I am a registered Psychologist with the HCPC and a Chartered Psychologist with the BPS. I also currently work as a lecturer and research supervisor on the City, University of London Counselling Psychology Doctorate programme (DPsych) and for the Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Psychology.
Dr Jessica Roberts– Currently closed to new referrals.
Dr Jessica Roberts is a qualified Clinical Psychologist holding registration in both the UK and Australia. Her registration within the UK is with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC)- PYL34387. Jess has a real passion for helping young people. She is flexible, open and caring.
Jess has worked as a Clinical lead in a Tier 4 specialised child and adolescent hospital in London, prior to that she worked with children with autism and worked within the forensic population completing assessments with offenders. Jess has also worked for non-for-profit organisation supporting refugees with trauma as a senior advocate. Jess has experience working with interpreters to deliver assessment and treatment for patients for whom English is not their first language. Jess is now fully in private practice supporting adults, families and young people.
Jess’s main clinical modalities include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and elements of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) such as distress tolerance techniques, mindfulness and third wave CBT approaches. Jess also takes a relational approach in her work empathising the importance of rapport and trust between client and therapist.
- Perfectionism/low self esteem
- Specific phobia
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Eating disorders/Body dysmorphia
- Anxiety disorders
- Emotional dysregulation
- Social anxiety
- Relationship difficulties
- Adjustment disorder
- Stress and exam anxiety
Dr Frankie Harrison- Currently closed to new referrals.
Frankie is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked with children and families; in community mental health teams and in paediatric services, including those who may be struggling with attachment difficulties and early developmental trauma. She also has a keen interest in working with parents through the perinatal period and beyond, especially with parents who may have encountered trauma associated with birth or through neonatal unit intervention (NICU).
Dr Alexandra Askew– Currently closed to new referrals.
Alexandra is a Clinical psychologist and qualified yoga teacher. She enjoys working therapeutically with adults. She offers a range of evidence based therapies including EMDR. Her full profile will be updated soon.
Dr Aspasia Ftenou– Currently closed to new referrals.
I work with adults, children & older adults in a variety of settings including NHS, forensic & charity organisations. Contact me for an initial psychological assessment session & I will guide you further as to how we can explore the nature of your difficulty & help you move forward.
Dr John Burns- Currently closed to new referrals.
I am an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society, Health and Care Professions Council, and the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies.
I have worked in various positions and different contexts in the NHS, working with adults, and young people. My most recent post in the NHS was as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist working across three prisons in Surrey. I bring a warm, open, and down-to-earth approach to my work and aim to provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space to talk.
I have extensive experience of delivering psychological therapy with a wide range of problems including: anxiety, panic, phobias, OCD; trauma and abuse; low mood and depression; irritability and anger; loss and grief; problems with alcohol or drugs; problems related to self-esteem, identity, and self-worth; self-harming; struggles adjusting to life problems or changes; problems in relationships; difficulties getting the most out of your work or home life
I can provide Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR, or a more flexible and integrative therapy that is tailored to an individual’s particular need.
What to expect
The first stage of therapy aims to develop an understanding of the problems, how they started, what things might be them keeping going, and what strengths and coping mechanisms you draw on.
How therapy progresses is then dependent on the kinds of issues you want to explore. Some problems are better suited to a structured goal-orientated approach that aims to address current symptoms. In this case we would work together to agree a set of goals and a treatment plan. This type of therapy may be relatively short-term (e.g 6-20 sessions) but is dependent on the type and severity of the problems.
Other problems may require a long-term approach that aims to work on a deeper level and could last several years. There may not be specific problems but a desire to explore things in a more open-ended way. Periodic reviews of the therapy would take place where you can discuss how you feel it is working and review ongoing goals for therapy.
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology University of Birmingham 2009
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Royal Holloway 2010
- Schema Therapy Schema Therapy Associates 2018
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing EMDR accredited Trainer: Sian Morgan 2019
Dr Jennifer Vaughan– Currently closed to new referrals.
Hello! I’m Jennifer
I qualified as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist in 2011 and have significant experience working with adults experiencing a range of emotional health and/or physical health difficulties.
I’m an approachable, reliable and conscientious practitioner, with specialist interests in adult mental health, clinical health and clinical neuropsychological fields. I’m Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered and a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). I have enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) clearance.
I completed my undergraduate psychology degree at The University of Sheffield and my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The University of Manchester. I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology at The University of Glasgow. Finally, I have also completed a BPS-accredited supervisory training course at The University of Manchester.
Throughout my career, I have worked in a range of NHS and independent settings, including within primary care (e.g., IAPT and GP services), secondary care (e.g., Mental Health Teams), hospital settings and forensic mental health services. My most recent position within the NHS was as a Principal Clinical Psychologist within a Neurorehabilitation Service, specialising in supporting people following experiencing traumatic incidents and physical illnesses.
I have worked with a wide-range of emotional and life-situation difficulties, providing highly specialist assessment, formulation and evidence-based interventions tailored to individual needs. I have helped people in managing experiences of:
- Anxiety including social anxiety, generalised anxiety, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder, health anxiety
- Physical Health Conditions e.g. pain, chronic illness, weight management
- Relationship Difficulties
- Sleep Difficulties
- Low Self Esteem
- Neurological Conditions e.g. traumatic brain injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s
- Stress and Managing Life Transitions
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)/Trauma
- Childhood Abuse
- Substance Use Difficulties e.g. drugs, alcohol
- Work Related Problems
Approach / Therapies Offered
My doctoral training as a Clinical Psychologist has enabled me to draw on multiple theoretical models using an integrative and person-centred approach to support clients reach their goals within therapy and ultimately within their everyday lives.
I believe every person, their life experiences, and their values and goals are different and so tailoring sessions to ‘best fit’ each person is so important in ensuring the therapy is as helpful and supportive as possible. Amongst others, the therapeutic models I use in include:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Cognitive Rehabilitation and Neuropsychological Approaches