Our Clinicians

Kate Tyler

Kate Tyler : Clinical Director. Clinical Nurse Specialist in Trauma

Registered Mental Health Nurse, Dip.HE Health Studies, Specialist Mental Health Practitioner, Cert.HE Addictions Counselling, fully trained and accredited EMDR Europe Practitioner. PG DIP psychological trauma and trained mindfulness teacher.

Kate is a Trauma Specialist with particular areas of interest in military trauma and trauma related chronic pain. She also offers addictions counselling, specialist mental health assessments and therapy for a range of general mental health issues including stress management, depression and relationship problems.

Kate undertakes individual and group work which includes training in Mindfulness, Stress and Anger Management.

PTSD Mindfulness  Addiction Anxiety

Depression EMDR

Mike Cochrane : Addictions specialist

Registered Mental Health Nurse, BSc (Hons) Health Studies, PGDip. Mental health, PG Dip. Addictions Counselling. He holds an FDAP (Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals) Accreditation.

Mike has over 30 years of experience working in the addiction field and holds certificates from the Institute of Family Therapy and from The Addiction Science Dept. at the Maudsley Hospital as a supervisor. He also works as a specialist advisor in addictions and for the CQC. Mike offers therapy for individuals, couples, groups and families and uses a client-centered approach in assisting individuals to gain self awareness and the skills to make the changes in their lives which can lead them to sustained recovery.

Addiction

Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes: Consultant Psychologist

Psychol CSci FBPsS, HPCP Registered Consultant Chartered Clinical Psychologist, BPS Registered Clinical Neuropsychologist, BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapist and EMDR UK and Ireland Accredited EMDR Consultant and Supervisor.

Jamie’s specialist area of practice is in military and veteran mental health. He is also a visiting Professor at Anglia Ruskin University. Jamie offers a wide range of services including consultancy, supervision, trauma treatment, neuropsychological assessments, CBT, psychological and psychometric assessments, teaching and training and clinical hypnosis.


Gemma Boyd : Cognitive Therapist. BSc (Hons) Psychology, PG Dip in CBT.

Gemma has several years experience of working in the NHS, on an acute private psychiatric ward and with seeing private clients in the community. She is fully BABCP accredited and has experience with working with clients with a variety of difficulties and of varying complexities and severity. She works with clients suffering from a variety of mood disorders such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, social phobia and post traumatic stress disorder. She also uses evidence based CBT techniques to help clients suffering from depression.

Whilst Gemma is primarily trained in CBT she draws upon more recent 'third wave' interventions such as compassion focused therapy and mindfulness as these techniques are often very effective for reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety.

PTSD OCD Anxiety Depression

Gemma Boyd


Laura Fulcher MA.  :  Dip.Sup. UKCP Accred. MBACP, PGCE

Child and Adolescent Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor

Laura graduated in 2010 from  Terapia/ Middlesex University where she gained an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling for Children and Young People.   Since then she has worked as a counsellor in schools, bereavement support, private practice and CAMHS.   She has worked with young people for over 30 years as she was previously a supply teacher in mainstream and special schools.  She is used to working wiith children with learning difficulties such as ASD.

As an integrative therapist Laura uses the methods that best fit her client.  Younger children often like to work in a sand tray with model animals or use paint, puppets, clay and other materials to express their feelings and concerns.  Some teenagers use drawing or music to express themselves,  as well as face to face talking.  Laura offers consultation to parents and carers and can work with them as a direct way of supporting the child.

Laura has a Diploma in Supervision.

Family Therapy Anxiety Depression OCD Child/Adolescent Psychotherapy

 Marianna Odysseos: Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Marianna’s specialist areas are in child and family issues, working with adolescents, complex trauma work (military and civilian) and chronic pain management.

She is a fully trained EMDR practitioner. Marianna is also able to provide family court assessments, expert witness reports, cognitive assessments and clinical supervision.

PTSD Depression

Marianna Odysseos
Laura McPhilemy

Laura McPhilemy: Trauma specialist.

Registered Mental Health Nurse, Dip. Health Studies, Specialist Community Mental Health Practitioner and fully trained EMDR Practitioner.

Laura has extensive experience in the field of trauma and has worked primarily for the Ministry of Defence for the past 6 years treating Serving Soldiers with a range of mental health issues.

Other areas of experience include the treatment of anxiety disorders, phobias, stress and anger management and the treatment of childhood trauma. Laura has also had excellent results in the treatment of trauma resulting from road traffic accidents.

PTSD Depression  Anxiety  EMDR

Sue Thompson :  Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy.

I am a UKCP registered Integrative Child/Adolescent Psychotherapist (MA) (IATE) and Counsellor (HND).  I have extensive experience working with children, young people and adults in a range of clinical settings; NHS,  Adult mental health and Primary care, Local Authority Looked after children, Youth Services, Private / Voluntary sector.

I have a special interest in attachment and trauma using the Arts as a medium to  promote growth, healing, transformation and change with children who have may have a range of emotional and behavioral difficulties.  As part of my ongoing professional development I am also undertaking further training in the field of EMDR.

Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy

Helen Watson

Helen Watson : Trauma specialist/Cognitive Behavioral Therapist.

Registered mental Health Nurse, PG.Dip. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Specialist community practitioner. Fully trained EMDR practitioner. Helen has worked for the Ministry of Defence for the last 17 years in her role as clinical Nurse Specialist both in the UK and overseas. She uses an eclectic approach to therapy drawing from a range of skills and techniques such as motivational interviewing, mindfulness, stress management and solution focused therapy.

Helen has additional training as a generic and CBT supervisor enabling her to offer supervision to  other professionals. Her specialist areas are in the treatment of depression, anxiety and trauma.

PTSD  OCD Depression Anxiety  EMDR

Emma Flint : Specialist in Eating Disorders  

Registered Mental Health Nurse, Bsc.(Hons) Nursing Studies, ENB46 Care and  Understanding of people with Eating Disorders, PG Dip. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Emma has worked in mental health services since 1999.  Qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse she specialised in the treatment of eating disorders for many years working within the private sector as a Clinical Nurse Specialist.   She  currently works as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and is an accredited member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy.   Emma has experience working with a range of psychological issues and emotional difficulties, such as depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, trauma and eating disorders.

OCD Anxiety  Eating Disorders  EMDR

Emma Flint
Amanda Craig

Amanda Craig : Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapist (Accredited by BABCP), PGDiploma & EMDR practitioner.

Amanda has been in private practice since 2002 working with individuals with a wide range of mood and anxiety disorders. She has extensive experience working within both public (NHS) and private sectors.

Amanda has particular interest in working with anxiety disorders: OCD, GAD, Social anxiety, Panic Disorder, PTSD/trauma and depression. Amanda is also an accredited supervisor with experience supervising students and experienced practitioners.

OCD  Anxiety Depression PTSD  EMDR

 

Lorraine Bacon : Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist - BA (hons) Counselling Studies & Mental Health, Dip HE Psychosexual & Relationship Therapy.

I am a qualified & experienced Person-Centred Counsellor who specialises in Psychosexual & Relationship Therapy. The principle of my approach is to create the opportunity to build a trusting 'Therapeutic Relationship’.

I specialize in working with either individuals or couples who are experiencing relationship problems, being communication breakdown resulting in disconnection within the relationship, also Sexual identity, Intimacy Issues, Fetishism, Infidelity, Libido loss, Sexual difficulties, Sexual Addiction or Sexual Dysfunctions such as:

  • Loss of desire/interest
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Vaginismus (Involuntary spasm of the circumvaginal muscles)
  • Dyspareunia (female) (Pain with sexual intercourse/penetration)
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Orgasmic Disorder

I am a full member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists) and I abide by their code of ethics.

Psychosexual

Lorraine Bacon
Emma Backshall

Emma Backshall

Emma has worked in the health & fitness industry since 1997 and has a wealth of experience in various fields. These include Personal Training, GP Referral, Pre & Postnatal Fitness, Nutrition & Weight Management, Obesity Prevention in Children & Toddlers, Yoga, Pilates, Stress Management, Mental Health & Group Exercise. She also presents at mind body conventions & retreats, is a tutor for Drummond Education and a master trainer for the ChiBall™ Method.

Emma is passionate about promoting health, fitness & wellbeing from both a physical and mental/emotional perspective. She draws upon her knowledge across the fitness & mind body spectrum to provide bespoke classes and 1-2-1 sessions for her clients.

Mindfulness

Julian Hayes : Integrative Psychotherapist. BA (Hons), Integ, Psy, Dip CBT, NLP, Comp

Julian is a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist & Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, with a wide range of experience working within the NHS, Private and voluntary sectors, providing counselling and psychotherapy for clients with diverse backgrounds and needs.

He is currently working in private practice and as a psychological advisor to 'Help for Heroes'. He is an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of the British Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP).

The therapeutic approach Julian incorporates is an integrative compassionate mind approach, this mean that he has trained and practiced in a variety of different psychological and psychical approaches that aim to assist people in finding their way through their current and historical difficulties. As humans we all experience difficulties throughout our lives, at some point we may feel it of benefit to seek specialist support as a way of improving our quality of life and relationships, this is where his approach provides the flexibility to see people as individuals who currently seek to improve their  experience of life.

Julian works with many varied issues but has a special interest in the study of gender and gender differences, relationships, sex and porn addiction, drug and alcohol abuse and the impact of ill health on people’s lives.

Addiction  Anxiety  Depression Psychosexual  EMDR

Julian Hayes


Matthew Ganda

Matthew is a UKCP registered family therapist. He is a member of the Institute of Family Therapy and the Association of Family Therapy. Matthew trained at The Tavistock Clinic. Until he took early retirement in July 2016, Matthew worked as a Consultant Family Therapist and Head of Family Therapy for North Essex Partnership Foundation Trust. Matthew works with generic emotional wellbeing and mental health issues as well as well as complex and specialist presentations resulting from adverse childhood experiences such as all forms of abuse, loss, trauma, exposure to parental conflict and domestic violence, parental mental illness etc. The after effects of adverse childhood experiences may include depression, anxiety, PTSD, psychosis, eating disorders, aggression, anger problems, violence, low self-esteem, addictions, self-harm, etc

In addition to clinical work, Matthew also works as an expert witness in child care proceedings, teaches and trains family therapists at the Institute of Family Therapy, offers clinical supervision and consultation to other mental health workers and offers systemic coaching.

Family Therapy

Adam Digby : Clinical Specialist Nurse for Mental Health (BSc Hons, RMN) & Honouree Lecturer London South Bank University.

Adam has over 15years of experience of working with people struggling with a variety of emotional wellbeing and mental health issues, needs and difficulties within both the NHS and private sectors.

Primarily specialising in working with, adolescents, young people, and families, Adam also specialises in working with Men struggling with emotional wellbeing and mental health issues. Whilst trained as a Mental Health Nurse, Adam also has training and extensive experience in, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Systemic Family Therapy based interventions.

Adam is experienced in working with, and able to offer face to face sessions, for adults and young people struggling with a range of concerns including; stress, anxiety, depression, poor or self-destructive coping behaviours including self-harm, alcohol and substance misuse, anger, change, relationship difficulties, grief, loss and bereavement.

Anxiety Depression Child/Adolescent Psychotherapy


Hannah Taylor-Murfet : EMDR Practitioner. Dip HE RN (Mental Health.)

Hannah is a Registered Mental Health Nurse with over 15 years experience in both the NHS and private sector. Specialist areas worked in include child & adolescent services, Eating Disorders and addiction services. She has most currently worked in an NHS adult acute inpatient service working with people with depression, anxiety, psychosis, obsessive compulsive disorder, postnatal depression and post-traumatic stress disorder

Fully trained EMDR practitioner. Diploma, Practitioner skills for Eating Disorders. Certificate of credit, Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Hannah works with both children and adults.

Anxiety Depression Child/Adolescent Psychotherapy  EMDR