In-Person and
Online TherapyFor a Healthy Mind

In-Person and
Online TherapyFor a Healthy Mind

Personalised Therapy Backed by Experience

Healthy Mind Psychology is an experienced team of clinical, health, and neuropsychologists serving patients in London and across the UK. We offer online therapy and in-person psychology sessions that are uniquely tailored to every individual.

Our therapists understand traditional and more modern ideas behind psychology and neuropsychology. We help you fill in the gaps of how your daily life can affect your mental health and use multiple treatment modalities to help you discover how a healthy mind can lead to a healthy body.

We specialize in working with individuals who have high levels of stress, low mood, and anxiety; those who have chronic or severe medical symptoms, and even those who have tried therapy before without success. Our team can help you discover a different approach to therapy — one that works for you — so you can finally begin to feel better.

Healthy Mind Psychology have CREATED A MATCHING SERVICE TO PAIR OUR EXPERTISE WITH YOUR NEEDS

We understand the daunting task of finding the right clinician who truly meets your needs.  With many types of therapists out there and so many types of therapy treatment types, it can be exhausting trying to guess what is the best way forward finding someone who understands you.  At Healthy Mind Psychology, we are dedicated to ensuring you receive the best care possible, which is why we offer a therapist matching service.  

Our process is simple and effective. Upon receiving your initial enquiry, we will have a discussion with you to understand your specific concerns and preferences. We can then identify the ideal therapist.

We also understand the importance of affordability and accessibility. That’s why we consider whether the specialist is registered with your insurance provider and whether you prefer the convenience of online therapy or in-person therapy.

At Healthy Mind Psychology, your well-being is our priority. Let us take the uncertainty out of finding the perfect therapist for you. Take that first step towards a healthier mind and a happier life by allowing us to match you with the specialist who will best support your journey to mental wellness.

MISSION AND VALUES

Healthy Mind Psychology is here to be a trusted home for support and information regarding your well-being. Our network of like-minded colleagues moves beyond the traditional medical model to explore new research and understanding of the brain-body connection. Our values are to offer high-quality education and emotional skill-development to not only normalise but empower all people’s struggles in a world filled with stress and challenge. We are committed to:

  • Providing a safe environment for both sharing and learning to encourage a full exploration of functioning without separating the physical from the emotional.

  • Encouraging you to become an expert on how the interaction between the physical and emotional impact all aspects of your lifestyle, occupation, relationships, and health.

  • Serving as your partner in your journey to find a personalised path to greater well-being.

We promote independence but sometimes it means developing a wider support team. For that reason, we want to offer trusted recommendations of the best resources, readings, or other specialists who frequently work with us to ensure all of your mind/body needs can be supported. It is our advanced training, focus on new models of holistic health, and our interconnectedness with knowledge from specialisms around us that separates us from a traditional psychology practice.

{ Meet the Team }

Psychologists

Dr Amber Johnston

Director of Healthy Mind Psychology | Clinical Psychologist | Neuropsychologist

Dr Amber Johnston specialises in clinical, health, pain management, and neuropsychology. She works with those suffering from a wide array of challenges, including those with only mild stress looking to explore themselves and build healthier emotional tools, to those with more significant clinical diagnoses needing more formal treatment. She additionally works with individuals who are suffering from pain, those requiring cognitive assessment or emotional support following a neurological injury or stroke, those with complex chronic medical conditions and those with medically unexplained symptoms/FND, including health anxiety.

Amber is passionate about enhancing the general public’s knowledge to better understand components of psychology not often talked about and breaking the stigma around individuals who seek guidance to support their mental wellbeing.

Amber graduated with a Doctorate of Professional Psychology degree from George Washington University (USA) in 2009, later achieving a prestigious Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Bristol. She is a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Practitioner Psychologist and a Chartered Member of the Division of Clinical Psychology at the British Psychological Society. She founded Healthy Mind Psychology in 2019 and has established a unique practice for her team of associates to develop holistic treatments plans for patients focused on the powerful connections between the mind and body.


Dr Heidi Hand

Clinical Psychologist | Neuropsychologist

Dr Heidi Hand specialises in clinical, health, and neuropsychology. She has experience treating a variety of mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. Heidi also works with individuals suffering from neurological conditions who require more complex rehabilitation. She offers treatment using various psychological models including CBT, ACT, DBT, and schema therapy.

Heidi earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Plymouth, followed by a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology degree from the University of Surrey. She also received a Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Bristol.


Dr Sofia Ferreira

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Sofia Ferreira specializes in a wide range of mental health and neuropsychological conditions including anxiety, chronic stress, depression, and cognitive diagnoses. Her main therapeutic approach is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), however, therapy is tailored to the unique needs and goals of each client.

Sofia approaches therapy with professionalism and a sense of humour, while providing a supportive and confidential environment. She has more than fifteen years of experience working with adults and older adults in a variety of healthcare settings, including the NHS, private hospitals, and several charities.

Sofia qualified in 2006 and went on to complete a Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology. She speaks English and Portuguese to serve a wide demographic of individuals.


Dr Sian Armstrong

Health Psychologist | Pain Management Psychologist

Dr Sian Armstrong specialises in pain psychology, weight management, cardiac rehab, and physical health conditions. Her treatment style focuses on adaptive, integrative therapy to aid the management of chronic physical health symptoms. She works with individuals to re-establish what is important after health diagnoses, especially those looking for help managing chronic pain and significant life changes.

Sian holds a bachelor’s with honors in Psychology from University of Dundee, a master’s in Health Psychology from the University of St. Andrews, and a doctorate in Psych Health Psychology from Glasgow Caledonian University with a Stage 2 Health Psychology qualification. In her free time, she is currently learning Polish.


Dr LAURA BALL

Forensic Psychologist

Dr Laura Ball completed her undergraduate degree at The University of Surrey, and her doctoral studies at The University of Nottingham. Laura has worked in the NHS and private sector settings for several years, supporting individuals with varying degrees of mental health difficulties. Areas of expertise include helping individuals who struggle with mood (such as anxiety and depression), recovering from trauma, developing skills for coping with difficult emotions or life circumstances, and understanding relational difficulties.

Laura works in an integrative way to deliver the most effective therapy for the individual, informed mainly by ideas from Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Analytic Therapy; Laura is also a trained EMDR therapist. Her style supports the individual to understand their presenting issue(s), and use therapy actively to make changes in their life to support ongoing wellbeing.


Dr LAURA FLOWER

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Laura Flower has worked in the NHS since 2006 in a range of settings, including primary and secondary care, mental health services, and within medical teams. She has experience unpacking the emotional impact of long-term health conditions, medically unexplained symptoms, depression, anxiety (including phobias, agoraphobia, and health and social anxiety), obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma (including symptoms of PTSD), bereavement, relationship difficulties, and low self-esteem.

She draws on a range of therapeutic approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, Compassion Focused Therapy, and mindfulness practice. She also provides specialist supervision and teaching for a range of health care professionals.


Dr TAMANY BAKER

Counselling Psychologist

Dr Tamany Baker is an HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist. Sharing the same skill set as Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology particularly focuses on the therapeutic relationship to help people to understand their problems better and to find solutions that work for each individual. Tamany is a BABCP accredited CBT therapist with nearly ten years experience of treating depression and a full range of anxiety disorders using CBT and other modalities of therapy in the NHS and other contexts.

She is a creative practitioner and is skilled at adapting therapy to suit different personalities and learning styles. Tamany has a deep understanding of relational trauma and unhelpful dynamics that are learned early in life, and most importantly how we can re-script our narratives so that these early wounds no longer define our capabilities and futures.


Dr HANNAH ODENDAAL

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Hannah Odendaal is a registered Clinical Psychologist. Hannah’s training has involved rigorous academic study and clinical experience up to doctoral level. 

It is common to feel unsure, daunted or nervous about starting therapy, especially if it is new to you. Hannah is skilled in helping you feel as comfortable as possible to unpack the areas of your life you are finding hard so that together you can consider new possibilities and ultimately live a more fulfilling life.

She has experience of working across a wide variety of NHS services, from specialist medical services to mental health crisis teams. She has particular experience in assessing and treating difficulties such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress/burnout, adjusting to change and loss of identity. Hannah’s area of specialism in her NHS work is supporting people adjust to – and live with – a physical health condition.

Hannah is trained in several evidence-based therapeutic approaches, meaning she can draw on this to provide a bespoke pathway tailored specifically to you and your goals. Hannah often draws on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and mindfulness practice.


Dr Emily Gage

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Emily Gage is an experienced Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She specialises in clinical and neuropsychology and is currently working as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in adult mental health services in the NHS. Emily has experience working therapeutically with people with a wide range of mental health and neuropsychological conditions, including depression, anxiety, emotional regulation difficulties, and trauma-related symptoms. She also has experience working with individuals who are struggling with physical health symptoms. Emily offers integrative interventions, drawing on various psychological models, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Emily is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and has experience of using this approach to work with individuals who are experiencing post- traumatic symptoms. Emily completed her undergraduate degree at Durham University, followed by a Masters from the University of York, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of East Anglia. Emily later achieved a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Glasgow.


Dr Kasia mullan

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Kasia Mullan specialises in clinical psychology and maternal mental health. She has worked across a broad range of healthcare settings with a wide variety of individuals and groups throughout her clinical training and NHS experience spanning over ten years. This includes working with those experiencing low mood and depression, general anxiety, specific phobias and OCD. Her specialist area of interest and expertise lies in maternal mental health and perinatal psychology, supporting those experiencing pregnancy-specific anxiety, fear of childbirth (tokophobia), birth trauma and perinatal loss.

Dr Mullan graduated with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from University College London in 2017. She is a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Chartered Member of the Division of Clinical Psychology with the British Psychological Society. In her practice, she places emphasis on ensuring that interventions are carefully tailored to each individual following assessment and formulation, taking into account their unique personal circumstances as well as considering systemic factors that may be contributing to their difficulties. She utilises a holistic approach to psychological intervention with a particular interest in drawing on Compassion Focused and cognitive-behavioural approaches. She is also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing) therapy which she uses to help those experiencing post-traumatic stress related to perinatal events as well as more broadly.


Dr Flora wilson

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Flora Wilson specialises in pain management and clinical health psychology. She has experience in the management of chronic pain, respiratory conditions, neurological conditions, diabetes, ME/CFS, and post-viral fatigue. Flora is skilled at working with mood, anxiety and trauma-related difficulties in the context of a physical illness or ‘unexplained’ symptoms. She works collaboratively with her clients to better understand the relationship between their mind and body, and to adjust to the challenges and uncertainties that often accompany a long-term health problem.

Flora first started working in NHS mental health services in 2008 before completing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with the University of Bath in 2015. Since qualifying, she has worked in medical teams across a range of NHS settings, as well as in independent practice. She currently holds positions in Pain Management and Respiratory Rehabilitation. Flora is an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with the BABCP. In addition to CBT, she is trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). Her treatment approach is to integrate these different models to best meet each client’s individual needs and goals.


Dr Jenn zhang

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Jenn Zhang specialises in clinical health psychology. She has experience in helping people to live well alongside a range of physical health conditions, such as heart conditions and cardiac devices, respiratory conditions and persistent pain. She aims to help people overcome barriers caused by difficulties such as trauma, anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement. She also focuses on helping people to connect with their personal identity and values to build a meaningful and fulfilling life. Her approach involves developing a collaborative understanding of difficulties within your individual context, family and environment, and wider sociocultural influences.

She draws on multiple therapeutic approaches to help you achieve goals and connect with what matters to you, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (EMDR). Jenn has 10 years’ experience working in the NHS and, alongside independent practice, is a senior psychologist at a London heart hospital.


Dr kim kemp

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Kim Kemp specialises in Clinical Psychology. She has 12 years’ experience in the management of clinical, health and pain management, blood borne virus, plastic surgery and burns, renal, cancer, dental, diabetes and injury rehabilitation services. Kim draws on a range of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing.

She enjoys integrating the above approaches flexibly, depending on the nature of issues that a person presents with and their treatment goals and needs. Kim is committed to providing timely and useful interventions to the people she treats.

Kim completed both her undergraduate Psychology and Clinical Psychology Doctorate degrees with the University of Edinburgh. She spent 8 years working as a Clinical Psychologist in the NHS before spending almost 5 years living and working in New Zealand for the public health service and a private injury rehabilitation company.


Dr Linda Verbeek

Counselling Psychologist and Clinical Hypnotherapist

Dr Linda Verbeek is a Counselling Psychologist and Clinical Hypnotherapist, with significant experience working with trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, phobias, compulsive behaviours, bereavement and loss, as well as a wide variety of other complex mental health conditions. She is also an Eating Disorder and Body Image specialist trained through the National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED), and works with individuals struggling with weight problems, obesity, eating disorders, body dysmorphia, and body image concerns.

Linda uses a creative and collaborative therapeutic approach to address these problems to bring healing and change. She offers brief solution-focused Counselling as well as longer in-depth Psychotherapy using an Integrative approach which  incorporates elements of CBT, Hypnotherapy, Coaching, Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Existential philosophies to resolve emotional conflicts, insecurities and repetitive patterns.

Linda completed her undergraduate studies at WITS University and RAU University in Johannesburg, South Africa, and completed her Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute in London. She is a registered Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).


Dr victoria watton

Clinical Psychologist 

Dr Victoria Watton specialises in Clinical Psychology, with a particular focus on First Episode Psychosis, Trauma and Maternal issues. Her treatment style gravitates towards more analytic and relational approaches, and she finds it useful to think about the the links between historical situations and relationships and current difficulties. Dr Watton is also trained in both CBT and EMDR and finds that these can be highly effective for many patients. Victoria can offer a person-centered and tailored approach to suit the patients’ needs.

Dr Watton gained her bachelor’s degree in psychology with English from Keele University and her Master of Research in Clinical Psychology and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Birmingham. In addition to this, Victoria holds a PGDip in CBT for Psychosis and Bipolar, from UCL.


Dr Anna Baker

Health Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Dr Anna Baker is a Practitioner Health Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with over 15 years of experience working across a range of emotional and physical health issues, providing support to prioritise client’s needs. Specialising in emotional disorders, managing long-terms conditions, perimenopause and  menopause challenges, pain-management, addressing body issues including eating disorders, self-esteem and body image. Dr Baker uses an integrative approach drawing on a wide range of therapeutic techniques such as CBT, ACT and mindfulness. 

Anna completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Dundee before doing a PhD in Health Psychology at UCL.  Gaining British Psychological Society Chartered status in 2006 and HCPC registration in 2009. In 2008 Anna completed a PG Dip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at London Metropolitan University.

Anna is an open and empathic practitioner in offering tailored approaches to client’s needs to help find meaningful ways for them to make change.


Pauline Aiston

Chartered Health Psychologist

As a qualified psychologist Pauline specialises in working with adults with Acute and Chronic Physical Health Conditions. Pauline’s areas of experience are in both the NHS and private sector working with a range of health conditions such as; Respiratory, MotorNeurone Disease, Haematology, Oncology and Palliative Care, Chronic Pain and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Pauline also often works with health related low mood and anxiety.

The dominant therapeutic models used by Pauline are Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).  Pauline also has a diploma in Hypnotherapy which can facilitate patients’ developing skills in deep relaxation.

Pauline’s therapy style is compassionate, and she prides herself in her ability to take perspective and achieve understanding of the patient, through the application of active listening.  Pauline adopts a person centered approach,  respecting that the patient truly knows themselves the best, and admiring their courage to reach out in order to obtain a psychological perspective in regard to their presenting concern(s).  Pauline is driven by the patients’ agenda and objectives. Holding an overarching aim to facilitate ones’ quality of life, even in the presence of the forced unwanted life event of poor physical health, and the various challenges this tends to invite in.

Pauline holds a BSc MSc C.Psychol. Doctoral Level qualification in Health Psychology. She is also a BPS member, HCPC registered and completed specialist coursework: Dissertation entitled The Lived experience of Tinnitus.


Dr Pauline Insch

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Pauline Insch has a wide range of experience working with conditions such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem and Neuropsychological rehab. Her special clinical interests are in Menopause and Functional Neurological Disorder (FND).  Pauline has been a key team member in the development, evaluation, and facilitation of a brief group intervention for people living with FND within her NHS role.

Pauline’s work with clients includes drawing on aspects of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Pauline has a holistic approach, drawing on a variety of evidence based therapeutic models to meet clients needs.  Providing a warm, empathic and confidential safe space to explore difficulties and collaborate with clients to support them in achieving their therapeutic goals.

Since 2015 Pauline has worked in Clinical Health (Weight Management, Surgical Services), Primary Care Adult Mental Health and Neuropsychology. She has also lectured in Psychology to Undergraduate and Postgraduate Social Work and Allied Health Professional students with Robert Gordons University and the Open University.

As a mature student Pauline completed her undergraduate degree in psychology in 2009. She later went on to undertake a MRES and PhD exploring Theory of mind in Alzheimer’s, graduating in 2013 at the University of Aberdeen.  Pauline completed her Clinical Psychology Doctorate at University of Edinburgh in 2020.

Pauline is currently undertaking certification in Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy.


Dr Renata Fialho

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Renata Fialho is a qualified Clinical Psychologist, holding a Master’s degree in HIV and PhD in neuroinflammation and its impact on mental health. Her expertise lies in the field of long term conditions in adults, including Functional Neurological Disorder (FND), long-term COVID, persistent physical symptoms, and the neuroinflammatory model of depression. Dr Fialho also conducts neurodiversity assessments in adults and explores the influence of mental health on sports performance.

Dr Fialho’s approach to client care is marked by collaboration and a strong reliance on evidence-based models. Her treatment strategies often incorporate a diverse range of therapeutic techniques, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy.

Beyond her private practice, Renata works within the NHS as the clinical lead for FND within the emergency department and inpatient units. Additionally, she is the clinical lead for RTN mental health solutions, which provides specialised therapy for neurodivergent athletes and individuals with long-term physical conditions.


Lucy knight

Counselling Psychologist

Lucy Knight is a Chartered and HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist, specialising in general adult mental health. After qualifying in 2009 she worked in a wide range of NHS psychological health settings before entering full-time independent practice in 2020. She has extensive experience of working with adults struggling with psychological well-being, including issues such as depression, anxiety, and life adjustments/transitions. Her core training is in Cognitive Behavioural, Person-Centred, and Psychodynamic models of therapy; she is able to offer an integrated approach, to encourage a flexible and collaborative exploration of each client’s goals.


THOMAS SIDEBOTTOM

Counselling Psychologist

Thomas specialises in supporting recovery and rehabilitation following accidents, injury or illness. Thomas is passionate about helping clients to recover as fully and efficiently as possible to return to work and reclaim other lost aspects of their lives. Thomas has years of training and clinical experience in the field, enabling him to offer an informed psychological perspective on difficulties and recovery, to collaboratively develop personally meaningful treatment plans, and to support people to take back control over the challenges they face. Thomas works within the following treatment methods; CBT, EMDR, Schema Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Integrative Psychotherapy and Humanistic Counselling.

Thomas completed his professional training as a Counselling Psychologist at the University of Wolverhampton in 2008. Thomas has undertaken extensive post-qualification training in several evidence-based psychological therapies including CBT, EMDR and Compassion Focused Therapy.

Thomas has over fifteen years of professional experience as a Counselling Psychologist. For fourteen years Thomas worked as an NHS psychologist in community mental health services for adults with severe mental health difficulties, working with complex presentations and managing clinical risk. Since 2014 Thomas combined an NHS role with independent practice in South Cumbria and North Lancashire. Thomas left the NHS and went into full time private practice in 2022. He lives and works in Lancashire and sees clients remotely from all over the UK.


Tania Kanwaljit Singh

Clinical Psychologist

Tania specialises in Clinical Health Psychology and Pain Management. Her areas of expertise include management of chronic pain and coping with long term health conditions (including adjustment to a diagnosis, living well with a chronic health condition and health related low mood and anxiety). Her specialist areas of interest include health anxiety, Functional Neurological Disorders (FND) , diabetes management and weight management.

Tania provides a confidential and non-judgmental safe space where individuals feel understood, validated and respected. She works collaboratively to help you explore your challenges, gain insight and develop strategies and techniques to meet your unique therapeutic goals. Her aim is to empower you and to help you live an enriching and meaningful life despite the presence of difficulties. She tends to draw on a range of evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Mindfulness.

With 8 years’ experience, including 5 years NHS post qualification experience, Tania is a fully qualified Clinical Psychologist registered and accredited with the HCPC.


Dr Paula Redmond

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Paula Redmond is a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Therapist specialising in burnout, work-related trauma and work-place wellbeing. Paula draws mainly from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion-Focussed Therapy and EMDR. She also has a special interest in using creative methods to enhance therapy.

Paula combines a compassionate, warm and reflective stance with evidence-based expertise. Her approach to therapy is an active one – focusing on holding space for distress, while scaffolding change through targeted psychological intervention.

Paula Completed her undergraduate Psychology studies at St Andrews University, followed by a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Salomons in Kent. Paula also has an MSc in Gerontological Sciences from Brussels University.


daniel smith

Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Daniel is a Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist who specialises in working with individuals with relationship issues, terminal Illness, cancer, bereavement, depression, anxiety and personality disorders.

Psychodynamic counselling and Psychotherapy is a form of therapy that focuses carefully on what you bring, while seeking different ways of listening to, and understanding what those concerns might mean. This can help you develop a deeper understanding of your emotions, why you might behave in certain ways, and how this might affect your relationships. This kind of approach can also be beneficial with managing, processing and adapting to a change or loss in life. The aim of this approach is to address what’s beneath the surface, so that long-lasting change can flourish.

Daniel has an Msc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy as well as a GradCert in Humanistic and Psychodynamic Counselling. He is a registered member of both the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), as well as the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).


Caroline Marlow

BPS Associate Fellow and Chartered Practitioner Psychologist (Sport & Exercise)

Caroline specialises in injury and pain psychology, helping people; to recover faster and more effectively from injury, to better manage and reduce chronic pain, and to reduce injury and pain-related worries. She works with those with any musculoskeletal injury or pain that is not due to disease, for example, fractures, sprains, strains, chronic pain, joint pain, osteoarthritis, sports injuries, tendonitis, headaches, fibromyalgia.

Caroline is a personable psychologist who works with her clients to help them discover what they need to do to recover better, to think in more helpful ways, and to move more. Her aim is to increase her client’s control, to protect their wellbeing, and to get them back to normal as fast as possible, or if some pain remains, to find a new way to live a fulfilled life.

She is passionate about improving the general public’s knowledge of injury and pain’s biological, psychological and social causes, and thus solutions. She is excited that the latest pain science gives a new and real opportunity to understand injury, pain and recovery, and to use psychology to make a real difference.

Caroline has a background in the Sport Sciences, an MSc Sport & Exercise Psychology with Distinction from the University of Exeter, and a PhD in Behaviour Change from the University of Brighton. She has worked as a university lecturer, including supervising PhDs, and as a sport psychologist to athletes (recreational to professional/international). She is a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Practitioner Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She has held Chartered Psychologist status since 2010.


Dr Sally Conway

Clinical Psychologist 

With over 18 years of experience in psychology, Sally specialises in assisting women navigate through trauma, PTSD, stress, work-related stress, life transitions, and self-esteem/identity issues, particularly those who are highly sensitive. She is passionate about helping women overcome their challenges and rediscover their spark for a freer, more meaningful life.

Naturally empathic and intuitive, Sally offers a lot of heart and sensitivity in her work. She provides a gentle and nurturing space that allows her clients to make sense of their difficulties and move towards healing and growth. Sally primarily utilises EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy in her practice.

Sally earned her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology from Durham University in 2004 and completed her Doctoral training in Clinical Psychology at Teesside University in 2011. She has completed additional training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindful Self-Compassion, Attachment-Focused EMDR, and coaching for highly sensitive people. Sally is also developing her interest in incorporating spirituality into her therapeutic practice.


Dr Hannah Sugarman

Clinical Psychologist 

Hannah is a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience specialising in neuropsychology, medically unexplained symptoms, anxiety, and the complex interface between physical symptoms and mental health.

In her therapeutic practice, Hannah employs an integrative approach, primarily combining third-wave methods such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). She is committed to providing a warm, friendly professional environment where individuals can understand their challenges and identify paths forward. Hannah’s treatment philosophy centres on ensuring a positive mental health care experience for her clients and guiding them towards a fulfilling and meaningful life.

Hannah began her academic journey with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience, followed by a Master’s degree in the same field. Her early career involved significant clinical work within the NHS, leading to the completion of her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her doctoral thesis focused on gathering feedback from individuals living with moderate to advanced dementia regarding their experiences with NHS services.


Administration

Hannah BAXENDALE

Practice Manager

Hannah has over 10 years’ experience within healthcare administration and operations. She has helped set up and manage several private practices for consultants and clinicians, worked on large-scale hospital projects and operationally managed private patient inpatient and outpatient units in both the private sector and the NHS.

As the practice manager, Hannah is responsible for overseeing and managing all business-related functions within the organisation. Her role involves coordinating various aspects of the practice’s operations to ensure smooth functioning and optimal efficiency.


PARTNERS

Dr Abrar Hussain

Psychiatrist

Dr Abrar Hussain is an experienced Consultant Psychiatrist working within the NHS as well as private practice. His expertise includes the assessment and management of patients with a range of conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, traumatic stress, personality disorders, functional neurological disorders, and psychosomatic disorders He specialises in Liaison Psychiatry (interface of physical and psychological health) and is trained in medication management as well as psychological therapy (CAT and EMDR accredited).

Abrar adopts a collaborative approach and believes in forming a trusting therapeutic relationship with his patients. In addition to clinical work, he is active in post-graduate teaching and research having published several papers in peer reviewed journals. He has received positive feedback from patients on a consistent basis and has been awarded several Clinical Excellence Awards in recognition of high-quality care.

Visit his website for more information about psychiatry services.


Dr Deepak Ravindran

Consultant | Pain Medicine

Dr Deepak Ravindran is a boundary-spanning upstreamist with a trauma-informed approach to pain practice. He has over 20 years of experience in pain management and is Clinical Lead in Pain Medicine at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, Berkshire, UK. He is one of the very few consultants in the UK who holds certification in musculoskeletal, pain medicine at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, Berkshire, UK. He is one of the very few consultants in the UK who holds certification in musculoskeletal, pain medicine and board certified in lifestyle medicine. 

Deepak is dedicated to finding pain management solutions that help patients improve their daily lives. He is very active in the community and has helped establish both the community pain service Integrated Pain and Spinal Service (IPASS) and Longcovid Integrated Service (BLIS) in Berkshire, serves as an advisor for Curable, MyPain, and The Leva Clinic, and is part of the Footsteps Festival and a FlippinPain Friend. 

As a lifelong learner, Deepak recently completed his degree in management at the Henley Business School and is active in the Pain Research Network at the University of Reading. He lectures around the world on issues in long COVID, pain medicine and trauma-informed practice, and is the author of The Pain Free Mindset, a best seller on the recent advances in pain management aimed at both patients and healthcare professionals.

Visit his website for more information about psychiatry services.


Carin Hume

Dietician

Carin Hume is a registered dietician who specialises in gut health and digestive disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, and fibromyalgia. Carin also has a special interest in REDs and works with female athletes who have a history of hypothalamic amenorrhea. Compassion and highly individualised care are at the heart of Carin’s approach to working with her patients.

Carin completed her undergraduate dietetics degree at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, followed by obtaining a master’s degree in sports nutrition in 2000 from the University of Aberdeen. She started her dietetic career working in the NHS where she gained extensive experience working as a diabetes specialist dietitian for trusts in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. Carin has completed ongoing studies in the dietary management of gut disorders (including FODMAP diet training), eating disorders, as well as training in functional medicine with the Kresser Institute, and is an Adapt Trained Practitioner. She now works solely in private practice and consults with clients remotely and in-person in Reading, Great Missenden, and London.

Visit her website for more information about psychiatry services.


Simon Berrell

Physiotherapist

Simon Berrell is a physiotherapist with considerable experience specialising in the rehabilitation of clients living with a neurological condition. Simon worked in the NHS, private rehabilitation units, and centres of excellence for over twenty years before addressing the requirement for community-based neurological physiotherapy.

He is now the clinical director of The Neuro Physio Service, a leading nationwide provider of neurological physiotherapists for adult and paediatric clients living with a neurological condition. The Neuro Physio Service has an associate team of over 250 specialist neurological physiotherapists throughout the UK.  As a nationwide service, the organization provides the highest standard of neurological rehabilitation for adults and children in their own home, care homes, or other community settings, using the best treatment modalities and FES technology.

Visit his website for more information.


Mike Dye

Sports Therapist | Health Coach

Mike Dye has always been fascinated by how the body works and is driven to find out the truth behind all aspects of health. Guided by three main values — truth, health, and love — he has helped over 15,000 people achieve their goals and realise their potential. Since graduating from university in 2010 with a degree in Sports and Exercise Therapy, he has spent the last twelve years perfecting techniques to help others improve their mental, physical, and emotional health, specific to their needs, aims, and values.

With additional qualifications and years of experience in strength and conditioning, nutrition, post operative rehabilitation, and biomechanical assessments, Mike is able to delve deeper into the aspects of health and has many tools to help you to achieve your health goals.

Mike is a husband, father of three, qualified sports therapist and owner of New Health Project. Visit his website to learn more.


Ally Gordon

Life Coach

I am an executive coach working with senior professionals, entrepreneurs, and high performers on leading an authentic, successful, fulfilled, and happy life personally and professionally. WORKING TOGETHER – We get clear on why you are where you are, the values that act as your north star, build your roadmap for all parts of your life whilst understanding your purpose and why. Together, we put structure and control into your life, meaning you are more disciplined, effective, and creating better outcomes in both business and your personal life. You will feel more energised, have more quality time to spend on what really matters such as your physical and mental health, business and financial success, quality time with family and friends, whilst simply being kinder and more positive to yourself.

You will feel more energised, have more quality time to spend on what really matters such as your physical and mental health, business and financial success, quality time with family and friends, whilst simply being kinder and more positive to yourself.

Using my professional and personal learnings (the highs and the lows!) gained over the last two
decades leading businesses, I understand the effort required to build and sustain the habits needed to perform at your very best whilst personally living and breathing the life I coach. Over the next 10 years I want to positively impact, educate and guide 10,000 young people to be at their very best when it comes to their health, relationships, career, and financials.

ABOUT ME – Over the last two decades I have launched, grown, and led over 55 hospitality businesses from start-ups to global including creating a concept working directly with Jamie Oliver. The last business I introduced and led in the UK, grew from zero to 250 employees, sales of 14 million, 10 sites and sold to private equity for millions in the space of three years. I have coached over 1000 individuals from junior management to board level.

Visit his website for more information about coaching services.


Dr isioma nwokolo

Consultant Psychiatrist | Life Coach

The Founder and CEO of Freo Wellbeing, Dr. Isioma Nwokolo, is an experienced consultant psychiatrist who has worked with clients of various multicultural backgrounds and locations. Though her main focus is in General Adult Psychiatry, she has worked in various specialties and has many strings to her bow. With additional training in Healthcare Management, Marketing, Etiquette, NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming) and having graduated in 1987, Dr Isi is highly qualified, able to connect quickly with clients and colleagues alike..

Freo Wellbeing is a holistic, virtual mental health and wellbeing platform. They provide access to a diverse group of multi-disciplinary specialists in the mental health care world.

They provide access to relaxing and calming activities to keep you positive, motivated, encouraged, engaged and well.

For more information about services visit the Freo Wellbeing Website.


Maria Grima

Yoga Therapist | Psycho-spiritual Counsellor

Maria Grima is a Yoga Therapist and Psycho-spiritual Counsellor with 20 years’ experience in the field of holistic wellbeing. After discovering the life-changing benefits of yoga and meditation whist recovering from cerebral malaria and a near-death experience in Nepal, as well as personal experience of utilising holistic practices to recover from psychological and physical exhaustion after many years working in a stressful corporate environment, she was drawn towards further exploration. What started out as a personal development and healing journey turned into so much more and after five years of training in yoga therapy, psycho-spiritual counselling and anatomy and physiology, she was offered a position at an Ayurvedic Retreat and founded Soulistic Yoga & Therapy in 2006. More recently, she has qualified as a Voice Dialogue Facilitator (The Psychology of the Selves), which complements all other aspects of her work by acknowledging and listening to the many different parts of us that make us a whole, well-rounded human being.

She offers online and in-person yoga and stress management courses that provide a regular touchstone of gentle holistic relaxation and reflection in what is a rather turbulent and challenging world to live in. The style of yoga offered is deeply nurturing and honours all our layers of consciousness: body, breath, mind/emotions, soul and spirit.

‘The sessions are a lesson in patience, as we live in a world where instant results are often demanded of us, so we in turn come to demand the same from ourselves. Our meditative practices provide the opportunity to reconnect to who we really are beyond the distraction and distortion of the mind, as we gradually become more in tune with our bodies, breath, and emotions, whilst developing a connection with our inner voice that can offer us a deeper wisdom and truth, if we were only still and quiet enough to listen.

The wonderful gift of our yoga and stress management practice is that when a client becomes confident and competent with certain gentle postures, breathing and relaxation techniques, they can practice alone at home, thereby becoming empowered to make a real difference to their own health and wellbeing. It’s something they can use to nourish and support themselves throughout their whole lives.’

For more information about Soulistic Yoga please visit the website.


Ann Parkinson

Specialist Physiotherapist | Wellness Coach

Ann founded Unity Physiotherapy & Wellbeing in 2009 where she works as a specialist physiotherapist, coach & yoga teacher.  Ann has worked as a neurological and pain specialist physiotherapist since around 2010.  In 2021 she transferred the neuro physio side of her practice to work with people with ME/CFS, long covid and PoTS.  She also works with people with other complex conditions that she has experience of, this includes FND.  Ann is passionate about helping people with persistent pain and other complex conditions.  

Ann has worked in the acute and community NHS sectors as well as private practice.   She has done extensive post-graduate training and maintains ongoing CPD, all of her work is trauma-informed.  Compassion is a core business and personal value, it is an important foundation in all care.

Ann has an integrative approach to all her work, she understands the importance of whole person care (mindbodyspirit).  She integrates coaching & yoga into physiotherapy and has developed her own unique coaching model.  Her coaching model combines life coaching, yoga, compassionate mind training, NLP, and principles of acceptance and commitment therapy.

Ann empowers people through compassionate exploration and listening to the wisdom of their body.  She encourages people to compassionately connect to their whole self in an embodied way (noticing what’s present in the body) and to explore practices to develop a toolbox of practices that nurture wellness and help people to thrive.

Ann offers 1:1 appointments online and in person, an 8 week online workshop series for people with any condition associated with pain/fatigue/anxiety, and a variety of other online workshops.

You can find out more about Ann’s work on the Unity Physiotherapy & Wellbeing here. 


John Osborn

Somatic Experience Practitioner

John Osborn is a qualified Somatic Experience Practitioner and specialises in the treatment of Complex PTSD and Emotional / Developmental Trauma.

Currently working in private practice in Wiltshire he has over 16 years personal experience in recovery of, and working with, Complex-PTSD, Trauma, and Addiction.

He is the Co-Chair of the UK’s Somatic Experience Association (SEA-UK) and a member of the European Mentor & Coaching Council.

He also assists on Peter Levine’s Somatic Experience Practitioner training with SOSi.

Somatic Experiencing focusses on releasing the trapped survival energy that the body holds on to after an event (or events) that have been either too much, too fast, or too soon. It works with the nervous system itself. A nervous system that may be stuck in Fight/Flight/Freeze.

This survival system is based in the limbic and lower brain functions, areas that have no language skills at all. You simply can’t talk to it.

Somatic Experiencing involves tracking and working with these internal systems and sensations then releasing this stuck survival energy and allowing the ‘protective self’ to safely disengage.

It means that the body can finally let go of experiences it may have been holding on to all its life.

To find out more about John & Somatic Experience click here. 


Ruth Siewruk

Advanced Practitioner Occupational Therapist

Ruth specialises in Neurological assessment and rehabilitation with special interest in Stroke, Brain Injury and Functional Neurological Disorder (FND). Ruth works with people to help them get back to their meaningful activities. This includes helping people with thinking difficulties, returning to work, mood difficulties, driving, seizure management, equipment, PIP support and every day activities. 

Ruth has been working in and passionate about rehabilitation for over 20 years. She delivers services to both the NHS and privately for Nortle.

She is part of the Southwest Peninsula Vocational Rehabilitation network and Southwest Peninsula Upper Limb rehab network and is the FND MDT coordinator for North Devon.

To find out more about the work that Ruth does click here  


Dr Joshua Bourne

Counselling Psychologist | Life Coach

Dr Joshua Bourne specialises in anxiety, stress management, and depression in young to older adults. He holds 10 years of experience practising in both healthcare and business environments. Joshua’s holistic approach to every individual includes different types of therapy including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, and Person-Centred.

Joshua is a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Practitioner Psychologist, a member of the British Psychological Society, and registered with the Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists (ACCPH).


Dr Katie Bebb

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Katie Bebb is a Clinical Psychologist with a specialist interest in neurodevelopmental conditions and adults with acquired neurological conditions.

Coming from a family with neurodevelopmental conditions, it was watching the successful application of techniques to manage ADHD, without medication, that inspired her to study psychology and find out how these people “who never met us” could write such useful books.

She studied undergraduate psychology at Royal Holloway University, an MSc in Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry and completed her training in Clinical Psychology at Oxford University. Dr Bebb has worked in a specialist NHS Adult ADHD clinic between 2013 and 2022. She now has her small business at www.drkatiebebb.com.


Josh Lynam

Specialist MSK Physiotherapist

Josh has been working as a physiotherapist in private practice settings for over 10 years. He initially completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science in 2010, followed by a Master of Physiotherapy Studies in 2012. Josh later went on to complete a Master of Physiotherapy (Sports) at the University of Queensland in 2018. 

Josh is passionate about being able to work with patients to achieve their goals, whether this is rehabilitating an athlete back to peak performance or helping someone have a greater understanding of their pain to improve daily function and quality of life. 

Josh has a holistic treatment approach, and often combines manual therapy with specific exercise rehabilitation to achieve the best outcome for his patients. He enjoys working with patients with complex presentations that may have felt that physiotherapy has not worked for them in the past.

Josh is based at Pure Sports Medicine which provides access to the highest standards of medical care otherwise reserved for elite athletes, whether you consider yourself active or not. They build a team of world-class specialists around you to deliver the care you need, individual to you, when you need it.

To find out more about Josh and Pure Sports Medicine, you can read about them here.

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