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Dr Christina Palmer, Clinical Director, Clinical Psychologist 

BA Hons (Applied Psychology and Criminology), MSc (Psychology), PGDip (Low intensity CBT interventions), PGDip (High Intensity CBT), Doctorate in Clinical Psychology PsychD, EMDR Cert. Diagnosis and Assessment of Adult ADHD (UKAAN Cert.) Diagnostic Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-II) trained.

Specialisms: Psychological & Neurodevelopmental Assessment (Autism & ADHD), PTSD & Complex Trauma, Low Self-Esteem, Severe and Enduring Mental Health Problems, Clinical Supervision 

 

I am a Clinical Psychologist accredited with BPS and HCPC. Clinical Psychologists differ from psychotherapists as we are trained at doctoral level and are required to work with clients across the lifespan using a wide range of approaches, as well as carrying out their own research. This ensures that we are able to keep abreast of the most up to date theories and research and integrate this into our work.  

I have over 15 years experience of working within mental health, most recently as a Senior Clinical Psychologist in the NHS. I have worked across services spanning primary care, secondary care, acute, specialist and forensic services within the NHS and private sector. This has included extensive experience of providing psychological assessments and consultations as well as working with staff teams and involvement in service development. I am also an experienced supervisor with experience of offering supervision to other psychologists and therapists.

I draw on a broad range of evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), Compassion-focused Therapy (CFT) and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). Exposure to lots of theories and approaches means that I can offer a comprehensive assessment which supports you to think about which approach is right for you and why.

Nicola Rhodes, Clinical Director, Psychotherapist

BA Hons (Applied Psychology and Criminology), MSc (Psychology), PGDip (Primary Mental Healthcare), PGDip (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EMDR Cert. 

Specialisms: PTSD & Complex Trauma, Low self-esteem, ADHD, Chronic Health Conditions / Mental Health Problems, Clinical Supervision

I am an experienced BABCP accredited therapist responsible for supervising and supporting a diverse team, in addition to my own clinical practice. I have worked in mental health for over 15 years in various services within the NHS and private healthcare. This includes working within primary care, acute and forensic hospitals, learning disability services, amongst others. I have been involved in service development, which includes developing and delivering wellness programmes. The broad nature of my experience means that I have a good understanding of how to adapt and tailor treatment to work with people experiencing a wide range of problems.       

I am integrative and creative in my practice, drawing upon various therapeutic models including CBT, EMDR, ACT and other cognitive approaches. I always work in a person-centred way, in order to tailor support to effectively overcome difficulties such as anxiety, OCD, social anxiety, worry, health anxiety, PTSD and low mood. I am particularly interested in working with complex trauma and self-esteem, as I find helping people to move beyond past traumas and adverse life experiences extremely rewarding.

My aim is to help you understand your difficulties, and ensure treatment is based on your goals and what you want to get out of therapy, supporting you to develop new ways of coping.

Dr Helen Ferris-Baker, Counselling & Occupational Psychologist & Clinical Lead

Dr Ann Lanham, Senior Clinical Psychologist,
for Neurodevelopmental Pathway

BSc (Psychology), MSc (Occupational Psychology), Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych), ILM Level 7 Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring; Therapeutic areas – Schema Training, ACT, DBT, Neurodiversity coaching.

 

Specialisms: Work related mental health (burnout, stress, anxiety); relationship and personality issues, women’s health and fertility, ADHD.

I am a Chartered Occupational and Counselling Psychologist accredited with the BPS and HCPC. As a Counselling Psychologist I am trained across many different therapeutic modalities and therefore work with clients in an integrative way; drawing on different models and ways of working to meet a client needs. As an Occupational Psychologist and Coach, I also offer insights into work-based behaviour and organisational culture. 

I have over 15 years experience of working within mental health, most recently as a Lead Psychologist, managing and leading a team of Psychologists for a large corporate client. 

I have worked across NHS and private sector mental health services and run behaviour change programmes, working with organisations to improve the wellbeing of their employees. I provide supervision and coaching to other clinicians and team members.

Working in an integrative way, I draw on evidenced based practices when working with someone therapeutically, specialsing in Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). Therapy is often centred on the relationship formed with clients and I work with everyone in a compassion-focused way. I specialise in women’s mental health and fertility issues and work-based mental health aspects.

BSc Hons (Psychology with Professional Development)
MSc Hons (Forensic Psychology), DClin (Doctorate in Clinical Psychology), Level 1& 2 EMDR Cert. Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Train the Trainer Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)


Specialisms: Psychological Assessment and Interventions of Children and Adolescents. PTSD and Trauma. Specialised Diagnostic Assessments (ADHD and Autism). Complex Formulation. Consultation and Clinical Supervision.

I am a HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist, with nearly a decade of experience working in the NHS. The majority of my experience has been working with children, adolescents and families across several different Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). For the last eighteen months, I have worked in a special needs school for students with presenting with social, emotional and/or mental health needs, as well as autism, aged between 5 and 16 years old. With a Doctorate level qualification, I am able to adapt my clinical skills to working with individuals across the lifespan with mental health needs and related emotional and behavioural concerns.

My experience has taught me the importance of ensuring that my support is developed collaboratively, with those who seek it. Together with the client/s myself, I conduct an initial assessment and formulation, which will guide us to the direction of further support and interventions. I see my role as facilitating change and drawing out the strengths in people they already possess. My approach is integrative, which means I draw on multiple approaches from psychology and related fields to provide the most tailored service for my clients. Particular psychological approaches I draw from include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Dialectical
Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT); Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR); Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT); and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. (ACT)

Emma Alexander, Senior Psychotherapist

 

BSc Hons (Social Work), PGDip (High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

 

Specialisms: Depression, low self-esteem, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Anxiety disorder’s including OCD and Phobias.

I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a core profession in Social Work. In my early career as a social worker I worked predominantly within NHS acute mental health settings. Here I gained experience in supporting people with severe and enduring mental

Illness. I have been practising as a High Intensity CBT therapist since 2019 and most of my experience has been within IAPT services (Improving access to psychological therapies). As a CBT therapist I have had the privilege to support people with a wide variety of mental health problems such as social anxiety, generalised anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, depression, body image issues, low self-esteem, PTSD, phobias and more. I have also worked with a varied client group in terms of culture, ethnicity, age, gender, sex and neurodiversity. My ambition is to provide my clients with a safe space that is inclusive to all types of diversity and individuality.

 

I would describe my therapeutic approach as collaborative, compassionate and client led. My aim is to help my clients to move towards what is most important to them through a joint understanding of their problems, strengths and values. To help us to achieve this I often draw from third wave CBT approaches, such as Compassion Focussed therapy, Mindfulness-Based CBT and Acceptance and Commitment therapy.

Marie-Louise Lowcock, Senior Psychotherapist

BSc Hons (Social Sciences:Psychology), BSc Hons (OT),

PG Dip CBT, EMDR Cert. Somatic Yoga for Mental Health.

Specialisms: Trauma, Anxiety and Depression, Supporting neurodiverse clients to improve mental wellbeing.  

Specialisms: Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety and Depression related problems, low self-esteem, adapted interventions - CBT & EMDR with neurodivergent clients (ADHD & Autism).

I am an integrative therapist with a core profession in Occupational Therapy. I am HCPC and RCOT accredited. I am have held roles in the NHS as a Senior Occupational Therapist and more recently as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I have over 12 years experience of working within mental health services.  This has included both acute and community settings and has spanned across working age and later life age groups.  I have experience of supporting people with a wide range of difficulties ranging from severe and enduring mental health conditions to common mental health difficulties such as depression, burnout, stress management, anxiety, trauma, OCD, loss and bereavement and more. I am experienced in working with neurodiversity and using adapted CBT and EMDR to meet the individual needs of each client I work with.

I work in an integrative way, which means that I can draw upon many therapeutic approaches within my work such as Occupational Therapy, CBT, ACT, and EMDR, amongst others. I am also trained in somatic yoga and run groups.

 

  I am passionate about working collaboratively with clients to help support their recovery following illness, in re-engagement in meaningful activities, routines, goals, and in rediscovering a life that is once again fulfilling.  Witnessing the transformation clients can make is incredibly rewarding.

Eleanor Roberts, CBT Therapist & Paediatric Occupational Therapist

 BA Hons (English and Foreign Literature), BSc Hons (Occupational Therapy), PG Dip (High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT) Training: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Cert, Compassion focused therapy (CFT), Emotional Regulation Training (ERT), Physical Exercise and Nutrition interventions for mental health (NHS), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema-focused Chairwork, ASI Sensory Ladders for self-regulation, Implementation-Focused CBT for ADHD.

 

Specialisms: Anxiety and Depression, OCD, Low self-esteem, Trauma / PTSD, Sensory based approaches to mental health, Children and Adolescent, ADHD, Neurodiversity, Women’s Health, Polyvagal therapy, Sleep, LGBTQ+ mental health,

I am a BABCP accredited CBT therapist and an experienced HCPC registered Occupational Therapist. I have worked in a variety of mental and physical health settings within the NHS and voluntary sector supporting adults, young people and children with a wide range of difficulties including neurodevelopmental disorders, generalised anxiety, depression, OCD, complex trauma and PTSD, phobias, low-self esteem and perfectionism. I am experienced in developing and delivering group interventions as well as individual therapy. My training in both physical and mental health ensures I can complete a thorough and holistic assessment and draw on a range of interventions that best meet an individual’s unique needs.

 

I work in an integrative way drawing on a wide range of evidence-based approaches including CBT, emotion-regulation therapies, occupational therapy and mindfulness-based therapies such as compassion-focused therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). I take a person-centred approach and will work with you collaboratively to explore meaningful goals to help you to understand current difficulties, learn new healthy coping strategies and embrace a life you find fulfilling.

 

I am particularly interested in sensory-based therapies and working with neurodiversity including autism and ADHD. I am passionate about working inclusively and believe there is a no one-size fits-all approach to therapy. I will always tailor and adapt therapy to sensitively meet your needs as an individual, helping you to navigate challenges faced and empowering you to find new and hopeful ways forward. '

Rachel Grant, Senior Psychotherapist

BA Hons (Psychology), MSc Health Through Occupation, PGDip (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy). EMDR Cert. Mindfulness Practitioner (Mindfulness-Based Approaches, MBCT/MBSR)

Specialisms: Trauma/PTSD, Anxiety and Depression related problems, low self-esteem.

 

I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist and Mindfulness Practitioner. I am also a HCPC registered Occupational Therapist. I have worked for over twelve years in mental health both in the private sector and for the NHS. I am currently employed by the NHS offering individual CBT and EMDR and Mindfulness groups in Primary Care.

I have experience of working with people with a wide range of difficulties such as; PTSD, low self-esteem, depression and stress. I work with a number of anxiety disorders such as; OCD,

health anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, panic, phobias and social anxiety. I also incorporate compassion focused therapy (CFT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) within my core models of practice. 

 

I am a warm, empathic therapist with a focus on the therapeutic relationship and creating a safe, collaborative space where we can work on your difficulties together. I offer short, medium and longer-term work to those aged 16 and above.

Associate Therapists 

Dr Alex Kydd, Senior Clinical Psychologist 

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology PsychD. EMDR Cert.

Specialisms: Psychological Assessments, PTSD and Complex Trauma, Severe and Enduring Mental Health Problems, Clinical Supervision

I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the BPS and HCPC. I have worked for over 15 years with people of all ages experiencing a wide range of difficulties in a variety of NHS settings. This includes experience of working within the NHS in a senior role as a Principal Clinical Psychologist.  

 

I work within a range of models and I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). I also draw on systemic and attachment theories, mindfulness, Cognitive Analytical Therapy (CAT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to inform my practice.  

 

One of the most important factors in meaningful therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. I offer short and longer term therapy, starting with specialist assessment and drawing on appropriate models to develop a shared understanding of your experiences. From a position of hope and compassion we would think together about finding ways forward. 

 

I work within an LGBTQ+ Affirmative practice. 

Dr Jon Chatfield, Senior Clinical Psychologist

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology PsychD, MSc Forensic Psychology, BA (Hons) Social Psychology. EMDR Cert.

Specialisms: Psychological Assessment, PTSD & Complex Trauma, Interpersonal and Personality Difficulties, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Clinical Supervision and Professional Consultation

I am a Clinical Psychologist, accredited with HCPC. I have over a decade’s experience of working with people across the lifespan, in a range of inpatient, community, and forensic settings; specialising in adult mental health. I have extensive experience or working with staff teams both in the NHS and other organisations, in a consultative capacity, and regularly provide clinical supervision to other psychologists and therapists in both NHS and private roles.

 

I have experience in a variety of therapeutic approaches, but most commonly draw on Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and aspects of Schema-Focussed Therapy (SFT). 

The quality of the therapeutic relationship is extremely important to me, as is creating a safe and creative environment in which psychological change can occur. I use a range of therapeutic tools in my work, including diagrams, letters and creative activities, as I believe that therapy should be unique to you as a person, rather than your diagnosis or the symptoms you are experiencing. 

Dr Alex Tapping, Clinical Psychologist

BSc (Hons) Psychology, MSc Applied Neuropsychology, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsychD), Foundation in Systemic Practice.

Specialisms: Child, adolescent and family work; psychological assessment and formulation; working with trauma in family systems; attachment difficulties; mood and anxiety related problems such as OCD, GAD, social anxiety, phobias, panic disorder and physical health related anxiety; development of identity/sense of self in young people

I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist, currently working in both the NHS and private sector supporting both children and adults. I have a special interest in supporting children, adolescents and their families and have

supported them with a range of severe and enduring mental health difficulties. I always aim to build a safe and trusting environment within therapy sessions, where young people are given choice and a sense of control over the therapeutic process; empowering them to be able to make decisions to reach their goals. I take a strengths-based approach, enabling young people to grow and nurture their identity and sense of self. I believe this to be an important part of overcoming mental health difficulties.

 

Within my work I draw upon a range of approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

(ACT), and Narrative and Systemic approaches. I am comfortable working with family members as part of the therapeutic process, when this feels helpful to the young person.

Shona Cooke, Psychotherapist 

MSc Politics of Rights. PG diploma in Social Work. PG diploma in Psychological Therapy (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), EMDR Cert.

Specialisms: Anxiety, Depression, Peri-Menopause

I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT). I have enjoyed working within the field of mental health for over twenty years within the voluntary sector and in community mental health services within the NHS.

I enjoy working transdiagnostically, working with the person rather than the diagnosis. I aim to help people to understand the link between their symptoms, such as anxiety and depression, and potential underlying causes, such as low self-esteem. My approach involves working alongside clients to develop practical strategies or 'tools' that will support them to overcome their difficulties. My work draws on approaches such as CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and EMDR. 

I work with a range of problems including anxiety, OCD and depression and PTSD amongst others. I particularly have an interest in working with women who are in the menopause transition. I really value being able to support women to manage the anxiety and depression that can accompany this period along, or other transitions, in order to develop new coping strategies that will allow them to adapt and flourish.

I also have an interest in working with Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD). GAD can be extremely distressing and often people can wait many years before having this recognised. I enjoy helping clients to get a better understanding of this diagnosis and tools for managing the excessive and uncontrollable worry that is typical of GAD.
 

Dr Hannah Smith, Senior Counselling Psychologist, Systemic Practitioner
 

Dr Hannah Clements, Senior Clinical Psychologist

Naomi Davis, Senior Psychotherapist and Eating Disorder Specialist
 

BA (Hons), MSc Psychology, PsychD Counselling Psychology, PG Cert. Systemic Approaches

Specialisms: Interpersonal difficulties; problems in couple and/or family relationships, anxiety, low mood/depression; trauma and complex trauma; sense of self/identity and self-esteem difficulties, distress associated with physical health conditions, Children and Young People, and Clinical Supervision.

I am an HCPC registered psychologist and family and systemic practitioner, currently working in the NHS as a Senior Psychologist. I am a compassionate therapist, who prioritises the therapeutic relationship – the most vital foundation of any therapy. I work in a collaborative, creative and flexible way, and through thorough assessment aim to provide a shared understanding of difficulties. I take a holistic view and understand difficulties as occurring in the broader contexts of someone's life, at a particular point in time.

Treatment is shaped by our understanding of the problem, your preferred ways of working and goals for therapy. I draw upon a range of therapeutic models, in order to best meet your needs as an individual, couple, parent/carer or family. This includes systemic approaches, brief psychodynamic therapy (e.g. Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy), narrative therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) ‘third wave’ CBT i.e.mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), compassion focused therapy (CFT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

 

I have valued working with adults, couples, parents/carers, families and children and adolescents across the lifespan. I have worked within primary and secondary care, in CAMHS, paediatric (medical) and school settings. I have also enjoyed facilitating groups with adolescents (e.g. ACT, DBT) & parent/carers (e.g. the Incredible Years, Non Violence Resistance). I have learned a great deal from my clients over the years, which has shaped my practice. 

 

I have worked with a variety of problems, including complex and inter-related difficulties, such as: low mood/depression; anxiety (i.e. OCD, health anxiety, phobias); sense of self/identity issues; loss & grief; auditory & visual experiences; emotion dysregulation & self-harm; eating difficulties; problems associated with / underpinned by neurodevelopmental difficulties (e.g. autism and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and stress in interpersonal relationships. 

 

I have worked within rich and diverse communities. I maintain an approach that is respectful, sensitive and curious to clients’ individual (including gender and sexuality) identities and social, cultural and religious contexts. I try to help clients to tell their stories in meaningful and empowering ways, in order to work towards living a fulfilling life that is based on their values, and what is most important to them.

BSc (Hons) Psychology, MSc Occupational Therapy, PGDip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (with specialism in Eating Disorders)

Specialisms: Eating Disorders, Body Image Issues, Yo-Yo Dieting, Perfectionism, OCD and Low Self-Esteem

I have a core training in CBT and have experience of working with a range of common mental health difficulties including anxiety, low mood, OCD, Panic, low self-esteem and Body Dysmorphia (BDD) amongst others. I have also been working as a specialist Eating Disorder Therapist for the NHS for the past 5 years and continue to be employed in this role as a senior therapist. I am experienced in the Maudsley model of Anorexia Nervosa for adults (MANTRA) and specialist supportive clinical management (SSCM) which are NICE guidelines recommended treatments for eating disorders. I have a core profession as an Occupational Therapist and am HCPC and RCOT accredited. I provide psychological therapy that draws on the latest evidence and is tailored to your current needs or difficulties.  

I specialise in work that supports the treatment of people aged 16 years and older with all kinds of body-image or appearance related issues, eating-related difficulties and distress; whether this fits within diagnoses such as Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, or has been about turning to eating as a way to cope with other life difficulties and distress. I am also competent and experienced in supporting people with struggles associated with these difficulties including, body image issues, low self-esteem, perfectionism, anxiety and depression.

My therapeutic style is centred around compassion, respect and empathy and I value working collaboratively to support your wellbeing and individual aspirations. I can support you to build confidence or find freedom from food anxiety, guilt and shame and create a sense of self-worth that is not based on eating habits, body shape, weight or size.

Dr Selina Thorrington, Clinical Psychologist

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsychD)

Specialisms: Psychological assessment and formulation, trauma, mood and anxiety-related problems, severe and enduring mental health.

I have over 15 years of experience working with mental health within the NHS. Currently, I work privately and in the NHS, in a consultancy role. I have experience of working in a wide range of settings including private mental health services, adult secondary care, early intervention services and forensic acute care. This means that I have experience working with various issues and problems ranging from common mental health problems like anxiety and depression to complex trauma / PTSD and severe and enduring mental health problems.  

I draw from a number of psychological models to inform my practice including Compassionate Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and Schema Focused Therapy (SFT). I offer specialist assessment, short and longer term therapy.

From a compassionate and curious stance, I will work alongside you to explore what may feel challenging or confusing from your past and present in order to develop a shared understanding of what is impacting on you now. From this place of deeper understanding you can start to move towards the things that are important to you.

Bsc Hons (Psychology), Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy), Accredited Schema Therapist, EMDR Cert., DBT Cert. ADI-R, ADOS II and DISCO Trained. 

Specialisms: Specialist psychological assessment and formulation, assessment and formulation of Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC, children and adults), PTSD and Complex PTSD, Complex Emotional / Interpersonal Difficulties, Reflective Practice, Clinical Supervision and Psychological Consultation.

I am HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. I have experience of working with clients experiencing a wide range of complex difficulties, across the lifespan. I have worked in the NHS for over 15 years within secure, forensic, inpatient rehabilitation, acute and community settings with children and adults. I am experienced in providing evidence based psychological assessment and interventions, neurodevelopmental assessment, clinical supervision, specialist consultation, teaching and training to teams in clinical practice, and teaching on the Doctoral programme.

 

I have used my psychological experience to support person-centred and meaningful service transformation. I am experienced in facilitating therapeutic groups in the community and in secure settings. In relation to comprehensive assessments, I have experience in  gathering information sensitively and accurately and producing clear and helpful psychological reports for people and families.

 

I draw on a range of psychological models and frameworks according to a persons presentation and needs. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), attachment theory, Schema Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Compassion Focused approaches. I value working collaboratively and inclusively, with compassion and focus, in order to help people move forward.

Dr Francesca Cicconi

Dr Amy Clare

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology PsychD, ADOS & ADI-R trained. PGDip Speech and Language Therapy

Specialisms: Neurodevelopmental assessments. 

I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. I have worked within the NHS since Clinical Psychologist supporting
people across the lifespan from young children to older adults.

I have worked with children and adults who have been given the diagnosis of a learning disability and/or an autism spectrum condition, children and adolescents who have experienced brain injury and older adults diagnosed with dementia.

Prior to training as a Clinical Psychologist, I worked as a Speech and Language Therapist within the NHS for 13 years supporting children and adults with a diagnosis of a learning disability, complex medical needs and neurological conditions.  
 
I also have experience of carrying out autism assessments, neuropsychology assessments and cognitive assessments in order to develop an understanding of concerns and inform recommendations for individuals, families, support staff and
schools. 

MSc (Experimental Psychology), PGCert (Low intensity CBT interventions & Psychology) Doctorate in Clinical Psychology PsychD, Foundation in Systemic Practice, ADOS & ADI-R trained.

Specialisms: Neurodevelopmental assessments. Child and Adolescent Parenting work 

Specialisms: Assessment and formulation of Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) in children & adolescents, psychological assessment & formulation of child & adolescent mental health difficulties, anxiety disorders (inc. OCD, social anxiety, phobias, separation anxiety), low mood/depression and self-esteem in children& adolescents, parenting support

I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist specialising in child, adolescent and parenting work. I have worked for over 10 years within NHS mental health services, both in adult and child teams, but have specialised in supporting child and adolescents for the past five years, including as an NHS service clinical lead. I am also experienced in offering supervision to other child & adolescent therapists.

Within my work I use various evidence-based therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion-focused therapy and Systemic and Narrative approaches. I draw on my knowledge of child development and parent-child attachments to inform my work and adapt it to meet each child and family's unique needs. I have a particular interest in working with anxiety difficulties and like to work creatively with young people in a way that honours their voice and views.

Kyo Gbondo, Psychotherapist

BSc (Psychology), PGCert (Low Intensity Psychological Interventions), PGDip (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

Specialisms: OCD, BDD and Young People

I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) currently offering Private therapy, whilst also working part-time in the NHS. My experience ranges from working in both primary and secondary care mental health services for over 10 years. I have worked with young people, adults and older adults. This includes working in a specialist psychiatric service, in prison services and in the community, delivering person-centred care. I have extensive experience working with people experiencing depression and anxiety disorders such as Stress including work-related stress, Health Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-traumatic Stress disorder and Panic to name a few. I am also experienced in working with Body Dysmorphia (BDD) and various eating disorders. 

I am compassionate in my approach and believe in working collaboratively to achieve your goals. We will work together to help you make sense of your difficulties and help you to find practical ways to overcome them.

I have a specialist interest in working with young adults (16 - 30 years). I am really passionate about working with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and have helped many people overcome the difficulties associated with OCD throughout my career. 

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