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Our Team

Claire Callister
Clair Callister
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
BSc Psychology, DipSW, MA
BABCP and HCPC member
EMDR Trained
GDPR Compliant
With 20 years experience in mental health services I have worked alongside people who have a broad and varied range of difficulties.  A qualified Cognitive Behaviour Therapist I have effectively treated problems such as depression, panic, worry, phobias, OCD, IBS, PTSD and issues with self esteem, self confidence and stress.

I have a special interest in persistent depression and in working with individuals to find a shared understanding of what could be maintaining their low mood, and then developing long term solutions.  Trauma focussed therapy is also a specialist interest and I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) a NICE recommended treatment for people suffering from PTSD.
Kate Mayall
Kate Mayall
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
Postgraduate Diploma in Career Education and Guidance
NVQ Level 4 in Supporting Children, Young People and their families
Member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP)
GDPR Compliant
I have worked with people of all ages and backgrounds for over 10 years offering support with wide ranging areas of need and difficulties. I have experience of working with young people with additional needs make key transitions in their lives.

I integrate mindfulness and compassion focussed elements to my practice to complement traditional aspects of CBT allowing tailored support to each individual as required.

I support people with a range of mental health needs including low mood, depression, generalised anxiety disorder, social anxiety, specific phobias, health anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and low self esteem. .
Tim Mayall
Tim Mayall
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance & Development
Postgraduate Certificate in Career Education & Guidance
BA Hons. Degree in Organisation Studies (inc Psychology in Organisations)
Member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
GDPR CompliantGDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliant.
I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with over 10 years experience in providing professional and confidential support for people with a wide range of difficulties.

I have a particular interest and strong experience in working with people that are having work-based difficulties including: work stress, difficult relationships in the workplace, self-esteem and stress during periods of unemployment, anxiety around career thinking/progression.

I am also able to work with a variety of Mental Health Conditions including Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety, Low Self Esteem, Perfectionism, Low Mood, Depression, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. 

I have also completed training utilising CBT techniques including Mindfulness-based and Compassion Focused Therapy which allows for an integrative approach to treatment.

I am able to provide cognitive behavioural therapy for people on limited incomes, at reduced rates. 
Lee Martin
Lee Martin
High Intensity Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies 2015
Registered Mental Health Nurse 1983, NMC Registered.
Qualified EMDR Therapist 2013
Completed training in Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) 2016
STORM trainer since 2013
BABCP accredited
GDPR Compliant
I have worked in the area of Mental Health since qualifying in my core profession as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 1983. My career has taken me across a wide range of settings and professional roles, including In-patient services for Adult and Older Persons services, Rehabilitation, Community Mental Health Services, Secure in-patient Forensic services and most recently Primary Care Psychological Therapies Services, where I undertook the role of manager for 6 years before deciding to focus on my role as a therapist full time.

I am a qualified EMDR therapist registered with EMDR Europe and Ireland, and I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP.

I provide Cognitive Behavioural Analytical System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) for depression which is a treatment for enduring depression, and I provide Feeling State Therapy for Addictions and Trauma.

I have worked with clients presenting with a wide range of psychological difficulties which have included Addictions, Depression, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic, Low Self esteem, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, I have a particular interest in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and I work closely with the Military Veterans service and the Manchester Arena Hub which supports victims of the Arena bombing. I work with clients who have experienced PTSD as a result of road traffic accidents and other trauma experiences.

Contemplating accessing Psychological Therapy can feel like a difficult thing to do so I aim to ensure that clients are provided with a supportive and safe environment to discuss their personal problems.
Jenny Williams
Jenny Williams
Dietitian & Counsellor
M.Sc Nutrition & Dietetics | Post Grad Diploma Counselling
Post Grad Cert Sports Nutrition | PG Cert Eating Disorders
M.Sc modules in CBT, Obesity & Eating Disorders
BACP accredited counsellor | Registered with HCPC & BDA
GDPR Compliant
Remote Appointments Only
I have worked for the NHS since 2007 & also in the private sector as an accredited counsellor & registered Dietitian. As a Dietitian I specialise in working with adults & young people with Eating Disorders as well as their carers’. I also work with people with specialist dietary needs such as diabetes, IBS, PCOS & people who participate in sport. I offer Weight Management sessions for those who wish to lose weight & keep the weight off. Within my role as a counsellor I offer a safe, non-judgmental space for people to explore their difficulties. My specialist areas include bereavement, eating difficulties, relationship problems, low mood, stress, workplace issues, personal development, low self-esteem/confidence.
Dr. Sara Bardsley
Dr Sara Bardsley
Clinical Psychologist
BA (Hons) Clinical Psychology
Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy trained 2016
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology 2016
EMDR trained 2019
HCPC registered
GDPR compliant
I have worked within the NHS for 5 years as a clinical psychologist and specialise in offering assessment, formulation and therapy for adults with physical and mental health difficulties, which often involves developing an understanding of the links between people’s physical and emotional difficulties and supporting them to manage their associated distress.

I have worked with individuals and families supporting them through different stages of diagnosis and treatment for cancer and have experience of working with a range of physical health problems, including medically unexplained symptoms. I have experience of supporting individuals with complex and often difficult to understand physical health diagnoses and symptoms such as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and functional neurological disorder.

Within my current role within the NHS, I work with people who present frequently at A&E or at their GP surgery to seek support in relation to their physical or mental health difficulties and support those individuals to learn different ways to manage their distress and increase their sense of control over their emotions, their relationships, and their lives. I offer clinical supervision to other professionals and provide training and consultation.

I have experience of working with individuals who have experienced trauma, often in the context of their relationships, which has gone on to impact on how they experience and cope with their emotions and how they relate to both themselves and others. I also work with couples to help them to identify and modify unhelpful dynamics and responses in their relationship, address challenges they may be facing together, and improve communication and patterns of relating.

I specialise in Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy (PIT), which is an approach which has been shown to help people with a range of different problems including depression, self-harm, relationship difficulties, personality disturbance, and functional (medically unexplained) symptoms. PIT is a psychodynamic intervention that focuses on problematic patterns in relationships that are used to avoid difficult emotions, which increases the individual’s experience of emotions such as anxiety and depression. There is a focus on the relationship between the therapist and client to help the client to understand some of the problematic patterns that might exist in other relationships in their lives. .
Lou Hillier
Lou Hillier
Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Remote Appointments Only

BSc Psychology (Hons) (BPS approved) 1999
Post Graduate Certificate Counselling & Psychotherapy 2000
Certificate Hypnotherapy 2001
Diploma & Advanced Certificate Counselling 2000-2002
MSc Counselling Psychology Humanistic & CBT 2004
Doctoral Qualification Counselling Psychology 2005
Certificate Mindfulness Training 2008
Diploma Neurolinguistic Programming 2009
Certificate Equine Assisted Psychotherapy 2011
Post Graduate Practitioner Diploma Cognitive Analytic Therapy 2015
Certificate CBT for Personality Disorders (Beck Institute approved) 2017
Certificate Third Wave CBT, CFT, DBT, ACT & Mindfulness 2018
EMDR Trained
Since qualifying as a psychologist in 2005, I worked for 15 years in the NHS in primary care, secondary care community mental health teams and also in the voluntary sector, providing services to adults, couples and young people/children 12+. Since 2020 I have worked exclusively as an independent psychologist.

The range of psychological therapies I provide include: interpersonal and integrative psychotherapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, counselling, acceptance and commitment therapy, compassion focused therapy, solution focused therapy, cognitive analytic therapy, mindfulness and hypnotherapy.

I have experience of working across the full spectrum of conditions from mild to severe presentations. I specialise in interpersonal relationships, attachment, complex trauma, addictions, current/historic abuse, loss/bereavement, as well as the main anxiety and depression related conditions, for example, generalised anxiety, social anxiety, panic, health anxiety, OCD, stress, PTSD, low self-esteem, low confidence, low mood, low motivation and bi-polar disorder.

The purpose of all the training is to be equipped with the widest possible selection of strategies, skills, techniques and theories to draw upon to make sure my clients get treatment that is highly tailored to their unique individual requirements and the most appropriate assistance to meet their goals and needs.

GDPR Compliant
Accredited by Health Care Professions Council (HPCP) & British Psychological Society (BPS)
Approved Insurance Provider for: BUPA, AXA PPP, Aviva, Healix, (WPA pending).
Jane Leach
Jane Leach
Person-Centred, Integrative Therapist
BA
BACP registered
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Social Sciences
GDPR Compliant
As an experienced Person Centred, Integrative counsellor I work with adults and adolescents. I am a registered member of the BACP therefore I adhere to their guidelines working ethically to promote the well-being of my clients. I am a warm, open empathic counsellor with the belief that each person is unique and has the ability for growth and change. I believe the therapeutic relationship is vital to the success of therapy which means I will provide a safe, open, and non-judgemental, confidential setting where you will be at ease.

I work with clients helping them to find a greater understanding of ‘self’ and enable them to overcome any difficulties they may be having in various aspects of life. My experience is extensive having worked in a medical setting for many years which led me to supporting individuals and families through various life experiences within the community.

I have counselling experience through training and private practice of working with a wide range of client issues; Bereavement, loss, low self-esteem, difficult life events, relationships issues, family issues, anxiety, depression.
Louise O’Boyle
Louise O’Boyle
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
BABCP Accredited
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT) 2009
Psychosocial Interventions (PSI) Diploma Module -2006
Certificate in Managing Health Services (MESOL) - IHSM 1992
Registered Mental Health Nurse-(RMN) 1983
GDPR Compliant

I am an experienced BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) who worked in a NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service since qualifying in 2009 until I left the service in 2017. Prior to this I worked as a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) in the NHS for over 25 years. My career has given me a broad spectrum of working with adults suffering from mental health issues that has enabled me to develop effective skills at providing high levels of care and standards in my delivery of CBT therapy. I am pleased to now be working in the field of private CBT practice at The Rooms in Knutsford.

My work as a CBT has been varied- I implement evidence-based psychological therapy using NICE guidelines to clients who are suffering from disorders or diagnoses of Depression- Anxiety- Health Anxiety- Panic- Specific Phobias-Social Phobias- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder-Post-Natal Depression- Body Dysmorphic Disorders and those clients sustaining low self-esteem and confidence issues.

It is important that CBT work is collaborative and following assessment and agreement of the problem areas to address, that the treatment programme is individually tailored to suit the client need to ensure specific cognitive and behavioural changes. My work includes goal-setting- self assessment and feedback to ensure that progress is established and maintained as appropriate. Relapse prevention work is an important part of this process to complete a therapy programme and ensure continuity of using learned techniques in everyday life once therapy has ended.

I have a special interest of incorporating “Third Wave” therapies –Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness into my work and have completed short courses and workshops to use these approaches effectively. I strive to ensure that clients have a positive experience of using CBT therapy and can achieve their goals of participation with this treatment modality.
Dr Laura Richardson
Dr Laura Richardson
Clinical Psychologist
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
MSc Psychology
PgCert Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
BSc Psychology
HCPC registered
GDPR Compliant
I started working in psychology in 2009, before undertaking my doctorate in clinical psychology in 2014. Since completing my training to become a clinical psychologist, I have worked in both the NHS and the charity sector, and within different therapeutic settings.

I have experience of working with a range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss. I have a particular interest in physical health and I have supported individuals experiencing various health problems including stroke, dementia, neurological conditions, non-epileptic attack disorder and cancer. I am able to offer therapeutic interventions to adults of all ages.

I have experience of using different therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, compassion focused therapy and mindfulness. I aim to work in a person-centred and collaborative way; working with you to make sense of whatever difficulties you are experiencing, and in jointly considering ways to move through these.
Claire Friday
Claire Friday
Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist
Adult Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

MSc Psychotherapy (Newman University)
Diploma in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy
Diploma in Adult Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Registered UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)
GDPR Compliant
Remote Appointments Only
My name is Claire Friday. I have trained as a integrative Psychotherapist at the Northern Guild in Newcastle. Before training as a psychotherapist I worked for over 15 years in the adoption field.

I have worked with various charities, including a child bereavement service and within primary school settings supporting children and young people. More recently I have worked as a psychotherapist with adults within an Enhanced Primary Care Team.

My training at the Northern Guild incorporated working creatively with both children and adults, as appropriate to support and enable expression where words may be difficult to find.

I work with issues such as bereavement, low self-esteem, OCD, somatic issues, eating issues, self-harm, identity issues, peer/bullying issues, anger, anxiety and depression, grief and loss, attachment issues and trauma.

My approach to therapy is to be a companion alongside my client, supporting them by providing a calm and safe environment to explore what brings them to therapy.

When working with children and young people I will meet both the client and parent/s to support understanding of the current difficulties and explore how I can support the client and agree an initial plan so there is a shared sense of direction.

Pam Shahlavi
Pam Shahlavi
Counsellor, Couples Counsellor
BA (Hons) Applied Community Studies – Manchester (1991)
Post Grad Diploma in Social Work – Manchester (1993)
Certificate in Mental Health and Distress - Open University (1997)
Practice Teaching Award – Salford (1998)
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling – Manchester (2002)
Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy – Lancashire Care NHS Trust (2010)
IAPT Couple Therapy for Depression - Tavistock London (2014)
MBACP
GDPR Compliant
In 1993 I began working for Social Services as a Social Worker and Counsellor with individuals and families in both Medical and Mental Health settings as well as in the community.

I also qualified as a practice teacher and supervisor of social work students and served as a member of the practice assessment panel at the University of Manchester. For 6 years I also counselled Social Services staff with work related distress. I was then employed by the NHS as a secondary care counsellor in hospital settings and GP practices with older people, couples and carers of all ages. I first started working at The Rooms in 2014 as a counsellor with individuals and couples.

I offer an initial assessment session with you so that we can jointly explore the issues bringing you to therapy and decide if we are able to work together to find the outcomes you are seeking.

We can then organise further sessions but I am also able to refer you to other services or therapists if that feels more appropriate. I provide both short and long term counselling for individuals and couples, together with follow-up sessions at intervals if needed.

As well as considerable professional training and experience I have also undertaken my own extensive individual and group therapy and personal development. This has enabled me to appreciate the apprehension many people have when first visiting a counsellor - building a trusting and confidential therapeutic relationship is a high priority.

In entering therapy you are about to embark on a journey towards feeling empowered and with more self-awareness; emotional resilience; a stronger sense of your identity; greater relationship satisfaction and the ability to rise to future changes and challenges in your life.
Jan Rose
Jan Rose
Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, EMDR Therapist and Clinical Supervisor
EMDR Post Grad. Certificate (2012)
Certificate in Mindfulness Training (2012)
Post Grad. Certificate in Dual Diagnosis (2005)
BABCP Accredited (2000 to present)
MSc. Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (1996-1999)
Post Grad. Certificate in the Supervision of Counselling and Psychotherapy (1996)
BAC Accredited Counsellor (1996 - 2001)
BSc.(Hons) Health Care and Counselling (1990)
Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapists (1983)
HPC State Registered O.T. (1983-2016)
I have experience of working in NHS mental health services since 1983, firstly as an Occupational Therapist then, since 2000, as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist. My post has incorporated a training and clinical supervision role to a multi disciplinary staff group including psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and psychotherapists.

I completed my CBT training in 1999, gaining my accreditation with the BABCP in 2000. Since then my career has included an honorary lecturer and clinical supervisor post on the MSc. CBT course at Chester University, a clinical supervisor role on the MSc. in CBT course at the University of Manchester, and a member of the accreditation panel of the BABCP. I completed my EMDR training in 2012. I have completed extensive training in mindfulness, and short courses in other third wave CBT interventions such as acceptance and commitment therapy , using these where clinically indicated.

I have extensive clinical experience working with anxiety disorders (including OCD, phobias, panic disorder, health & social anxieties, and general anxiety disorder), depression, psychosis, bipolar disorder, trauma and self harm. I have experience working in primary and secondary care mental health services, and also in a forensic setting.

I offer all clients a comprehensive assessment and formulation, before moving on to work on collaborative goals. Regular reviews are incorporated into the therapy programme to ensure ongoing progress, and include time spent on an individual relapse prevention plan. Issues surrounding the primary difficulty, such as low self esteem and relationship difficulties are also addressed.

I left the NHS in 2019 and am pleased to be rejoining The Rooms as a private practitioner.
Zoe Brook
Zoe Brook
Cognitive Behaviour Therapist
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
Member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Remote and In-Person therapy
GDPR Compliant
My interest in mental health dates back many years before my qualification as CBT therapist in 2013, having worked for several charities including Anxiety UK and C.A.L.M (Campaign Against Living Miserably) which supports those struggling with depression.

Since qualifying as a CBT therapist 10 years ago, I have trained and gained experience in other therapies including Mindfulness, Compassion-Focussed Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. The different therapy names can be confusing but together they provide a collection of individually effective but complementary strategies that allow me to provide clients with an integrative approach which is focussed specifically on their needs.

Delivering this support relies on creating a space where clients feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible during what can be a particularly stressful time in their lives. For some, therapy might be the first time they have opened up about what they are going through and it can feel like a big step into the unknown. Others may feel more confident in reaching out.

Whatever way it is that you come to therapy and whatever brings you, it is important you feel listened to and understood. Together we can then explore and make sense of what is going on for you in order to find the most-effective approach moving forwards.

My experience covers a wide range of mental health issues, including depression and anxiety-in its many forms. These include generalised anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, social anxiety, health anxiety, separation anxiety and specific phobias. Other issues include low self-esteem, perfectionism, assertiveness and anger.
Rosie Khan
Rosie Khan
Counsellor, Couples Counsellor
Master’s in Counselling, PGDip, MBACP
GDPR Compliant
Hi, Rosie here!

I am an Integrative Psychotherapist with a wealth of experience having worked across the North West for the past 13 Years. During my time as a Counsellor I have helped support adults, families, and couples both as part of the NHS and privately.

I provide a warm, safe, non-judgemental space where the client/s can freely express their thoughts, feelings and feel heard. I am qualified in a range of therapeutic approaches and as an Integrative Psychotherapist I tailor the session to best suit your personality and needs to reach the desired outcome.

Some of the issues I work with include: Depression, Anxiety, relationships, sexuality, Sexual Identity, Bereavement, Family issues, Loss, Personal Development, Work related issues, Parental Challenges, ADHA, Autism and Illness.

By working in Primary mental health care service as well as IAPT within the NHS has allowed me to understand my clients’ goals and help work towards them within a measured time frame.

I have worked for the Macmillan services supporting people with cancer and family members who have been affected by the illness. Alongside this, I also worked at Women’s Aid. Here, I carried out therapy for the victims of domestic, physical, financial, and emotional abuse. Supporting the victims and working with PTSD, building self-esteem and helping the clients to re-build self-confidence enabling them to become the best version of themselves.

I am bilingual in Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi and English and have a wealth of knowledge of South Asian Culture. Throughout your time with me I commit to working ethically and adhering to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy guidelines.
Bethan Rowe
Bethan Rowe
EMDR therapist
Qualified EMDR Therapist
GDPR Compliant
I am a qualified EMDR therapist and a registered mental health nurse.

Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy (EMDR) is an approach that supports people to identify and process traumatic experiences and can be used to treat a wide range of mental health difficulties including PTSD, anxiety, and depression as well as other mental health difficulties that are often associated with trauma.

I have over 15 years’ experience working in both NHS and private mental health services across a broad range of settings including primary care, secondary care, and forensic settings. This has involved supporting people in different roles including care coordination and working therapeutically with people to support them to manage their mental health difficulties. Within my current role in the NHS, I work with people with persistent physical health problems and long-term mental health difficulties to help them to learn different ways to cope with their physical symptoms and manage their emotions.

I have experience of working with all adult age groups and with various presenting difficulties including trauma and PTSD, emotional dysregulation, personality difficulties, anxiety, depression, and with people with long-term health conditions, which may be impacting on a person’s mood. I also have experience of working with people who are autistic, often helping people to make sense of their world and their experiences. This includes supporting people who are diagnosed as autistic, as well as supporting people who do not have a formal diagnosis. If required, I can draw on other therapeutic approaches including Dialectial Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Interpersonal Therapy (PIT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness based approaches and integrate them into our sessions.
Fiona Douglas
Fiona Douglas
Counsellor / Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Level 4 Diploma in Counselling - 2006
National College of Hypnosis & Psychotherapy Diploma in Hypnotherapy - 2007
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - 2008
Postgraduate Certificate in Supervision - 2011
Diploma in Coaching - 2021
BACP Registered Member
GDPR Compliant
I am an experienced counsellor and have been in practice for over 15 years. I offer a safe and comfortable space for you to explore issues you may be experiencing, life changes you may want to make or goals you may wish to achieve. My clients find me warm, friendly and empathic, whilst offering a level of honesty and supportive feedback. We can explore strategies to use in life and also discuss past events.

My counselling practice has developed over time to incorporate CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) strategies and interventions, mindfulness, and therapeutic hypnosis where appropriate. I offer solution focussed therapy and also offer longer term counselling if a client feels they want that option.

Issues I have worked with include abuse, anger, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, depression, disabilities, emotional distress, gender identity, health related issues, life skills, loneliness, low self confidence, low self esteem, loss, mental health, miscarriage, personal development, redundancy, relationship problems, self harm, sexual orientation, stress and work related issues.
Sam Cooke
Sam Cooke
Clinical Psychologist
(seeing individuals)
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
HCPC Registered
Trained clinical supervisor
GDPR Compliant
I qualified as a clinical psychologist in 2012 and have since worked in a variety of roles in adult and young adult mental health settings. These roles have involved providing therapy, supervision, training and consultation to other professionals. I currently work as a specialist psychologist in the NHS. Many of the individuals I have worked with have been impacted by their early experiences and particularly trauma. In my therapeutic work, I endeavour to collaboratively make sense of the experiences which have led to the person’s current difficulties, identify the things which are keeping them stuck, and support them to make changes.

I draw on several evidenced approaches in therapy and supervision, mostly Cognitive Analytical Therapy which focuses on our relationships and the patterns which we develop, but also Compassion-focused therapy, Mentalisation-based and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. It is very important to me that our work is collaborative and that we develop a shared plan for the therapy.

I work with adults and young people 16+, and can also offer clinical supervision.
Dr Diane Griffiths
Dr Diane Griffiths
Clinical Psychologist
GDPR Compliant
What I offer:
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist offering a confidential psychological therapy service. I use the most effective therapies such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and Cognitive analytic Therapy (CAT).

I work with people whose past traumas have manifested in many forms of emotional distress such as: Anxiety, depression, phobias, post-traumatic stress, low mood, difficult unusual beliefs and distressing voice-hearing.

The therapy begins by together understanding how the problem developed and how it is maintained. Your therapy will be tailored to your individual needs which may draw on a number of approaches. At the end of your therapy, you will have a written summary of your therapy which includes potential unhelpful patterns to look out for and new ways of coping.

Therapy can be online or face-to-face. We can also include family members and loved ones. In truth it’s difficult to give a precise description of how therapy will proceed as each piece of therapy is unique. However, the therapeutic relationship is central, as is working in a collaborative and empowering way.

About me:
I qualified as a clinical psychologist in 2006 and have worked in the NHS for over 20 yrs. I currently hold the position of Principal Clinical Psychologist and help to manage a large psychological service within a busy Early Intervention for Psychosis service. 

In addition to my training as a Clinical Psychologist I have gained further postgraduate qualifications and specialise in several different therapeutic approaches. A proportion of my role involves teaching and supervising other Clinical Psychologists. My work usually involves sitting together but can also involve taking the work out of the therapy room if together we feel this would be helpful.
Collette-Northover
Collette Northover
Integrative Counsellor and CBT Practitioner
BACP Registered
GDPR Compliant
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
In-person and remote sessions available for ages 16years +
I have undertaken further training in:
Coaching Principles, DBT Skills, Theory and Techniques, Emotional Freedom Technique, Breathwork and Mindfulness, Domestic Violence and Abuse Awareness, Counselling Children and Young People, Substance Misuse, Gender Identity and Expression Awareness, Therapeutic Group Facilitation, Trauma and Crisis Recovery.

As a therapist I have worked with clients of all ages and backgrounds, in Private Practice, within the NHS, and the Third Sector. In addition to one-one sessions, I facilitate mental health and wellbeing retreats, workshops and therapy groups.

My approach is warm, empathic and non-judgmental. Our sessions provide a safe, reflective and confidential space where all of you is welcome, providing the freedom to explore what really matters to you. I have experience of working with a variety of issues, including stress, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, attachment issues, health anxiety, social anxiety, OCD and more.

Therapy can be a powerful experience, my role is to support you as you journey into a deeper sense of self-awareness, self-connection, whilst processing painful and uncomfortable emotions. During our sessions, we will work towards understanding the root cause of the difficulties you are experiencing, before creating a meaningful plan and a way to move forward. We will aim to recognise and understand patterns, how and why they developed, allowing an opportunity to learn new skills, modify and adapt unhelpful cycles.

Together we can work towards increasing emotional resilience, confidence, self-acceptance and developing a more fulfilling and authentic way of being. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I tailor each session to meet each person’s unique and specific needs.
harriet barnett
Harriet Barnett
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist & EMDR Therapist
BABCP Accredited
EMDR UK Registered
EMDR Training Certified Levels 1-3
Post Graduate Diploma in CBT
MA Counselling
BSc (Hons) Psychology
GDPR Compliant

Remote Appointments Only
As an experienced CBT and EMDR therapist, I work with adults, young people and children. I provide a safe, compassionate, and non-judgemental environment where you can talk openly and access the support you deserve.

EMDR can support a wide range of concerns, including (but not limited to): depression, generalised anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, social phobia, specific phobia and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

I like to start our sessions by talking through your concerns and developing a mutual understanding of your presenting concerns. I will then share more information about EMDR, how it works and how we can use this therapy in our sessions to support you to move forwards, support beneficial change and reach your goals.

I believe in building a collaborative therapeutic relationship which supports a mutual understanding of your presenting concerns. You are the expert on yourself, my role is to help develop your knowledge of your experiences by using evidence-based strategies through CBT or EMDR to support beneficial change and reach your goals.
helen brunt
Helen Brunt
Counsellor Specialising in Neurodiversity
Post graduate diploma in Counselling gained in 2002 at Keele University.
Post graduate certificate in Play therapy gained through the University of Canterbury.
Registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
GDPR Compliant.
Fully Insured.
My name is Helen and I have been working as an integrative counsellor for the past 22 years. My foundation training is in Person Centred counselling, but work integrating the Cognitive therapy and Transactional Analysis.

I have worked with adults and young people through private counselling, the NHS, university and colleges.

My current work in a University coaches and supports students with learning difficulties, Neurodiversity and Mental Health struggles, helping them navigate their way through their academic and personal life during their study. My work also includes currently teaching adults counselling skills and holding personal development workshops within a college setting.

I have extensive experience counselling and coaching adults within University and within the Rooms at Poynton.. The majority of my work is with individuals however I also work with families and couples helping to resolve relationship difficulties. My work includes working with autism and ADHD, supporting individuals face the challenges this can bring.

I am an empathic counsellor who believes that each individual has the capacity to grow and change. I am well placed to help you manage any difficulties you might be experiencing and to offer you an individual approach within a safe and warm environment.
Elaine Mayall
Elaine Mayall - Director
Retired Cognitive Behavioural Therapist & Counsellor
M.Sc Cognitive & Behavioural Psychotherapies, 2000
M.Sc. Occupational Psychology, 1993
Diploma in Counselling, 1996
BABCP accredited / BACP registered member
I worked in the NHS from 1993 to 2006, as both a therapist and manager. Since 2006 I have worked exclusively at The Rooms and in January 2017 I retired from my clinical practice. I now concentrate on my role as Director of The Rooms.
The Team at The Childrens Rooms

Rachel Beckford
Rachel Beckford
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
(seeing individuals, couples & families)
M.Sc Clinical Psychology
Associate Fellow BPS
ACAT Accredited CAT therapist | HCPC Registered
GDPR Compliant
Coming for an initial session and seeing a psychologist for the first time can feel daunting. I will try to put you at ease and will take time to listen carefully to your concerns and any questions you might have. Feeling comfortable and confident in your therapist is the most important factor in making progress. Together we will try to understand what is causing you to feel distressed. We will make sense of why you are feeling stuck and explore ways in which change maybe possible.

I have been working as a psychologist for a long time both as a therapist as well as a manager, clinical lead and trainer. I qualified as a clinical psychologist 30 years ago and worked in the NHS for 22 years. I have experience in a range of settings and across a variety of conditions including anxiety, low mood, relationship difficulties, childhood trauma and bereavement. I worked in specialist eating disorder services for 20 years and was clinical lead for a county wide service. I regularly supervise others.

In addition to being a psychologist I am also trained in Cognitive Analytic Therapy. This approach helps us to work together to understand why unhelpful patterns in relationships with ourselves or others keep developing and prevent us from living life to the full. Often these patterns have been our ways of surviving difficult experiences in the past.

I work with adults, couples, young people and their carers.
Pauline O'Connell
Pauline O’Connell
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, High Intensity ,2008 Diploma in Higher Education-Registered Mental Health Nurse, 2001
EMDR Therapist 2011
Completed a training course in Interpersonal Therapy 2015
Certificate in Supervision
Certificate in Advanced Practice CBT 2004
BABCP accredited NMC Registered

GDPR Compliant
Remote Appointments Only
I have worked in the NHS since 2001 in a number of settings including in the community and within hospital working with clients with severe and enduring mental health problems and organic mental health problems.
I qualified as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist in 2008. I have over 16 years’ experience of working in mental health within the NHS and the private sector in a variety of settings. I use evidence based therapies to help people manage psychological problems including, Depression, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Panic, Low Self esteem, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, IBS. I also have experience of using CBT to manage weight problems. I have particular interest in working with clients with OCD and Depression.
I provide Clinical Supervision to staff with the NHS and privately. I have full accreditation with the BABCP and have retained my Nurse registration with NMC.
I am qualified in EMDR which is a therapy based on the natural coping mechanism that occurs during sleep, in particular during rapid eye movement. This is very effective in treating Trauma and can be used to treat other psychological problems. I have recently trained in Interpersonal therapy which is effective in treating Interpersonal disputes, complex grief, transitions and sensitivities. I have not yet fully qualified in IPT. I have experience of medico-legal work with clients referred by their solicitors.
Dr Jackie Chang
Dr Jacqueline Chang MA. MSc. MB. BCh
Integrative Counsellor
Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling. University of Manchester 2000
M.Sc in Addiction Counselling. University of Greenwich 2002
Professional & Accredited Member of Addiction Professionals (formerly SMMGP)
Member of BACP
GDPR Compliant
I have spent my professional life working as an NHS General Practitioner. Over the years since the 1970s, I developed a passionate and abiding interest in the psychological treatment of those of my patients who suffered from addiction to alcohol, other drugs and to behaviours such as gambling. In addition, I became aware that family members need help too as their lives can be adversely affected by the situation in which the find themselves.

Sadly, the majority of people who suffer from dependency (addiction) don’t know it. It is the most undertreated mental health condition in the world. 85% of people who are dependent are not receiving help. I am therefore very pleased to be able to provide an effective and scientifically based out-patient programme of care to treat it. If you are having problems with substances such as alcohol or drugs, or other behaviours that are creating difficulties for you and your loved ones, then we can have an initial session to determine whether this has actually become an addiction. Addiction can creep up on people before they realise but can be arrested if they are willing to seek and accept help.

You can engage in this programme either face to face or remotely via Zoom. The initial 5-6 sessions are held weekly and thereafter fortnightly. This counselling is a collaborative process involving the use of Cognitive Behavioural and other therapies. A total of 8-10 sessions over the course of about 3 months should be sufficient for your needs if you respond well and are satisfied with your progress.

As a client, you will be asked to complete ‘homework’ assignments in the intervals between our sessions. The treatment topics covered include how to identify and deal with urges and to deal with other problems in life without recourse to drugs. You will be given a good understanding of how the brain is affected and how it can recover from repeated and long -term exposure to addictive drugs and addictive behaviours. It will explain to you how you developed addiction and will also help to reduce the shameful feelings from which so many suffer. The later sessions are focussed on personal development and you will be encouraged to engage in healthy new interests and activities to fill the new void in your life.

Family counselling is intended for family members and close friends of people who love someone who has developed addiction. Families can suffer more serious and longer lasting harm than their addicted members.  Parents, partners and adult children are offered 2 or 3 sessions initially followed by ongoing support as required. The goal is to help families optimise the chances that their loved ones will seek help and even more importantly to help them lead happy and fulfilling lives irrespective of the outcomes for their loved ones.
 
Mary Thompson
Mary Thompson
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
BABCP accredited
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
Postgraduate Diploma in Careers Guidance
BSc (Hons) PsychologyGDPR compliant


I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I can work with a range of mental health issues including Depression, Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, Panic, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (Worry), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Phobias. I also work with Low Self-esteem and Sleep.

I have 25 years of experience working with adolescents in a range of roles including Careers Adviser, Connexions Personal Adviser and Drug and Alcohol Worker. I have more recently worked with adults of all ages as a CBT therapist.

I bring a warm, empathic, compassionate and non -judgemental approach to my work with clients, quickly putting them at ease. .
Dominik Zagala
Dominik Zagala
Counselling Psychologist
Integrative Psychotherapist
European Certificate of Psychotherapy (ECP)
Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
MA in Psychology – clinical, occupational
EMDR, Hypnotherapy trained
HCPC, BACP registered
GDPR Compliant
I am a Counselling Psychologist and Integrative Psychotherapist with over 10 years of international clinical experience. I have extensive knowledge of multimodal approach to psychotherapy including psychodynamic, systemic, cognitive-behavioural (CBT), person-centred, hypnotherapy and EMDR. I am a certified Psychotherapist of European Association for psychotherapy.

I have a wealth of valuable experience both within the UK and Poland. From 2012 until 2015 I was working in Poland as a Psychologist, for the Institute of Oncology. During this time, I provided cancer patients with psychological support and counselling.

Alongside of this, I also worked at the Family Centre where I was consulting service users and their children, to provide them with family therapy.

At the end of 2015 I moved to the UK, since then I have been working within various NHS Trusts and settings. I have provided support to patients of the Mental Health Wards at Laureate House (Wythenshawe) and Park House (North Manchester) undertaking therapeutic interventions in groups (2017-2018).

In 2019 I worked at Whittaker Day Hospital in Ashton-under-Lyne, and I was also responsible of running therapeutic groups for older clients.
I have supported a range of clients (individuals, couples, and families), who are experiencing various emotional difficulties and mental health problems. These have included (but are not limited to):   

Anxiety,
Addictions,
Bereavement,
Depression,
Eating disorders,
Health related problems,
Personality disorders, 
Problems in relationships, 
Sexual problems, 
Sleeping problems, 
Stress and difficult life events,
Suicidal thoughts and behaviours,
Traumas and work-related problems.

While working with people, I always encourage them to share their thoughts, concerns and worries within a safe environment. I thoroughly enjoy the process of supporting clients in their personal journeys, growth, and moments of self-discovery, whilst they work through their personal difficulties and ultimately reach their goals.
Pam Eccleston
Pam Eccleston
Cognitive Behaviour Therapist
MSc in Professional Practice (CBT) 2015
PG Dip CBT 2001
Registered Mental Nurse 1992
DBT (Parts 1&2)
Member of BABCP
GDPR compliant
I have been registered as an RMN for 28 years and qualified as a CBT therapist almost 20 years ago. I Since then I have worked consistently in the NHS with common mental health problems such as mild/ moderate depression, phobias, panic attacks, social anxiety, OCD and trauma and then the past 10 years I have worked with more complex problems such as Personality Disorder, Suicidal Behaviour, Psychosis, Bipolar and Complex Trauma.

As an experienced DBT therapist I have seen that the skills we teach help people cope effectively with emotional dysregulation and unhelpful coping strategies such as alcohol and drug use, self-harm and relationship problems. Exploring emotions and thoughts and teaching mindfulness and other DBT skills, helps people to slow down their reactions so they can respond more skilfully. This can be applied to many impulse related issues such as drug/ alcohol use, eating, gambling to name a few.

I have a keen interest in working with adult ADHD and many of my NHS clients have this as well as other diagnosis. I also have experiencing of adapting CBT clients with ASC.

Initially we would work on developing a shared understanding of your difficulties before we agree on which strategies would help you implement the desired changes.
kirsty hill
Kirsty Hill
EMDR Therapist, Relationship Therapist, Counsellor, Trauma Therapist, Life Coach
Diploma in Counselling Level 4
Rewind Trauma and phobia THERAPY – Human givens society
BACP accreditation
EMDR Qualification – EMDR Masterclass
Relationship Therapy QUALIFICATION - CFC
Diploma in Coaching – Centre of excellence
GDPR Compliant
I qualified as a counsellor in 2006 working for a local charity which is still ongoing. I have undertaken many projects for them working with:

Victims of domestic abuse in Wythenshawe as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Young people in schools and pupil referral units and in private practice.

Trauma projects for young people – one being those at risk of/involved in Child Sexual exploitation as part of a multi-disciplinary project in Rochdale, Wigan and Stockport. Another working with care leavers. Working with victims of the Manchester Arena bombing.

EAP clients.

I facilitate crisis management groups when needed.

I feel I offer my clients a non-judgemental, safe place to unpick their issues and look at making positive changes and move forward. I work at my clients pace, giving them the time and space they need to feel more in control of their own lives. I have had the luxury over the years of being able to give my trauma clients the time and space they need to come to terms and move on from what has happened to them. I am as passionate about my work today as I was when I started my training back in 2003.
Zara Winstanley
Zara Winstanley
Counsellor & Psychotherapist
BSc (Hons) Psychology
PGDip Counselling & Psychotherapy
Advanced Diploma in Clinical Supervision
Certificate in Couples Counselling
Accreditation in Family Substance Misuse
GDPR Compliant
BACP Registered
NCS Accredited
I am a Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor with over 14 years of experience working with adults and children, individually, in couples and family groups.

I have worked in various settings; A Mental Health Team GP Practice group Residential units with young adults Schools Counselling Services/Family Services A local hospice, working with pre and post bereavement, A women’s prison working with both individuals and their families, Facilitated family substance misuse programmes, EAP work.

My endeavour when working with a client is to customise the therapy to meet their needs as their history and experiences are unique to them. I create a safe, non-judgemental environment to establish trust so a client feels able to express their emotions. To facilitate change for a client it is vital to work to their pace; each individual can then meet their goals in their time.

It can be a difficult experience when first coming to therapy and it can challenge you to feel out of your comfort zone however this process can make us stronger so that we will have the tools for future challenges.
deborah barlow
Deborah Barlow
Person Centred / Integrative Therapist
Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Trained Bereavement Counsellor (Macmillan)
BA (Hons) Humanities and Social Science
BACP Member
GDPR Compliant
I am a Registered Counsellor with the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) . This means that I am trained and qualified to the required standards and that I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework which promotes a safe and effective approach to counselling . I have also trained as a Bereavement Counselling with Macmillan and worked extensively at Trafford Hospital at the Macmillan Wellbeing Centre ,offering counselling related to bereavement and life limiting health conditions for patients and their family members .

I have worked with a wide variety of issues and have received positive feedback from my clients who feel that they have been helped as a result of their counselling sessions with me .I have helped clients who have experienced bereavement to process what has happened and provided time and space to talk about their loss . I have helped clients who feel anxious , sad or depressed , but don't really know why .I have also supported clients who are going through divorce , separation and other difficult family issues .

I have a warm welcoming approach and for me it is important to see every client as a unique person - no two people are the same and therefore each session is tailor-made for that client.

Many people feel nervous about starting counselling and I do my upmost to help clients through this. I have worked with clients from 18 to 80 years of age , and I have had positive feedback about how their counselling has helped them . I also have a particular interest in workplace issues and work pressure and have helped people from chief executives to college students starting out in their careers .

I use Person Centred Therapy mainly ,and as an Integrative Therapist I can draw on aspects of other theories if needed , the main focus of my sessions is to really listen and understand what the client is experiencing and how past experiences can adversely effect how we live in the present. Once this has happened I can work with the client to explore new ways forward.

I hold the belief that everyone has the capacity to grow and change and find a way forward given the correct support , and this belief has been reinforced by my experience of working with clients over several years .
Dr. Bethan Roberts
Dr. Bethan Roberts
Clinical Psychologist
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
BSc Psychology (Hons)
HCPC Registered
GDPR Compliant
Remote Appointments Only
I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist with over ten years’ experience in the NHS working across a variety of healthcare settings and with clients from a broad range of backgrounds. I currently specialise in working with adults with a range of learning disabilities within an NHS setting, and as such have highly specialist therapy skills and am able to adapt my approach to the specific communication and cognitive needs of those I work with. I have also previously worked extensively with autistic children and adults and their families. This work has included diagnosis of autism as well as working with individuals to understand and live with sensory, communication or other differences.

In addition to the work above, I have experience in working with adults and young people experiencing a broad range of difficulties including anxiety, low mood, low self-esteem, low confidence and physical health related difficulties. I can also work with the problems caused by normal life events such as stress, family breakdown or bereavement.

Within my work I draw on a range of approaches and ensure that my work is informed by an up to date evidence base. During my training I developed knowledge in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), cognitive analytic therapy (CAT), compassion focussed therapy (CFT) and in mindfulness based approaches. I work in a person centred way and to support clients in developing an understanding of their difficulties, and always strive to ensure that my approach is adaptable to meet the specific needs of each person.
rachel spregg
Rachel Spregg
Therapeutic Integrative Counsellor MBACP
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR)
Certificate TA101 in Transactional Analysis
PGCERT Early Years Teacher Status
BA (Hons) Early Years Education
HND Early Years Education
GDPR Compliant
I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and have experience of working as a therapeutic counsellor within the NHS, Education and community organizations.

Having worked in pastoral care for the last twenty years my skillset in the areas of intrapersonal and interpersonal skills are excellent, I connect well with people of all backgrounds and ages.

I work from the premise that we are all human beings constructive at our core and have the ability to move forward and be the very best version of ourselves. I believe that we all are doing the best we can at any given time with the resources we have available. Sometimes we need the support of a therapist to help us find ways to manage challenging times and process our thoughts and feelings.
This is where I can help!

As an Integrative counsellor I am trained in Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Transactional Analysis. This enables me to draw upon a wide range of theory and tools in order to best meet client’s needs and a diverse range of issues.

I look forward to connecting with you.
Dempsey Lengden
Dempsey Lengden
Counsellor
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Grief and Bereavement Training
Domestic Abuse Training
Member of BACP
GDPR Compliant
Talking therapy is my passion and I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to be heard and understood, by providing this space it allows people to grow, change and live a more fulfilling life.

I offer a safe and confidential setting for my clients to explore their thoughts in a non-judgemental and supportive environment which I believe is key to building a therapeutic relationship with my clients.

My training included 3 different theoretical approaches which are Person-Centred Counselling (PCT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA). I find that using a combination of these theories offers a wider range of knowledge and tools when helping people explore and achieve their goals.

I have experience working with clients who are facing a wide range of issues including the following; family problems, grief and bereavement, domestic abuse, depression and low mood, isolation and loneliness, self harm, health and chronic illness.

I am a member of the BACP working within their guidance to ensure ethical and safe practice.
Andrea Jones
Andrea Jones
Health Psychologist
Interpersonal Psychotherapy Foundation
ACT intensive training
EMDR training
Motivational interviewing
Cognitive Analytic Therapy Foundation
MSc Module in Advanced CBT Essential Skills
Brief Solution-Focused Therapy
MSc Health Psychology
Diploma in Counselling
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Registered GDPR Compliant
Remote Appointments Only
I am an experienced Health Psychologist having worked in the NHS for over 15 years and in private practice for 4 years. I offer evidence-based therapies within a nurturing therapeutic relationship to enable clients to achieve positive and long-lasting change.

I provide assessment, formulation and therapy for adults with a range of psychological difficulties including depression, anxiety, stress, adjustment difficulties, anger, guilt, grief and loss, sleep disturbance, trauma and post-traumatic stress, pain, fatigue, low self-esteem and motivational problems.

I use a personalised approach with each client to meet their unique set of needs and draw on a range of evidence-based therapy models and techniques including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing.

I have specialist training and experience in helping people to deal with the emotional challenges they might face as a result of physical health problems and in supporting individuals who wish to make behavioural and lifestyle changes to improve their well-being.
Kathryn Nokes
Kathryn Nokes
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.

MSc Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, 2017
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, 2006
HCPC Registered Occupational Therapy
BABCP accredited CBT Therapist
GDPR Compliant
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and a HCPC registered Occupational Therapist with experience working in the NHS in a variety of physical and mental health settings.

I can see people with a range of mental health conditions including depression, low self-esteem and anxiety disorders such as panic, social anxiety, health anxiety and OCD. I also have experience working with clients with long term physical conditions which are impacting on mental health such as chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome and irritable bowel syndrome.

I completed my MSc dissertation on postnatal anxiety disorders and have completed additional training within the perinatal mental health field. I am very passionate about seeing women recover from postnatal mental health difficulties and have experience working with this client group. I have also completed training utilising third wave CBT techniques including Mindfulness-based and Compassion Focused Therapy which influences my practice.
Dr Liz Kirkland
Dr Liz Kirkland
Psychologist
BSc (Hons) Psychology University of Lancaster 1991
Clin Psy D University of Manchester 1995
Certificate in Systemic Practice (therapeutic work with couples, families and groups) University of Birmingham 1997
GDPR Compliant
Remote Appointments Only
I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and I have over 25 years of experience working within the NHS and independent practice working as a Clinical Psychologist in the North West of England within CAMHS teams as a consultant and within the field of Adult Mental Health. I have been working successfully online since late 2020 from my home in France with clients in the UK.

As a psychologist I do not reduce difficulties into generic diagnoses because, although they can provide us with helpful shorthand, everybody is different. Problems may look the same from the outside but we need to understand the fine detail to move forward. However when feelings overwhelm, when thoughts over-run, when our strategies for survival are no longer working for us, this is when we often decide to look for help.

The problems that people bring:-
Low mood, sadness and distress.
Anxiety and fear including habits problems, phobias and panic.
Eating disorders
Relationship issues and wanting to get back on track.
Sleep difficulties

I work with individuals but also with couples and families.

Jayne Powell
Jayne Powell
CBT Therapist & Counsellor
Post graduate diploma in integrative counselling
Post graduate diploma in CBT
Member of BABCP and BACP
GDPR Compliant
I have worked as a therapist for over 12 years, supporting clients within the work place, hospitals, GP surgeries, home settings, face to face, via phone or other platforms.

I use both cognitive behavioural therapy and counselling to see clients with a range of issues. I work with issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, trauma and low self esteem. I have worked extensively with people who have suffered stroke or brain trauma, as well as chronic pain.

I offer my clients empathy and respect and I work in a person centred/CBT approach in my work. My desire is to meet the stated needs of my clients which means that I often employ a range of strategies to assist them achieve their stated aims. I have a number of years’ experience working in primary care and I am confident and competent when responding to a wide range of issues.

I always establish clear, jointly agreed goals for the work to be undertaken with my clients and I balance an approach with the need for focussed objectives and intervention. I have excellent interpersonal skills while providing a safe space for the client to discuss their personal challenges, offering support and confidentiality. I am flexible and pose a mature attitude to my work. I have excellent communication skills and relate well with people on all levels. I believe I’ve gained many skills and experience throughout my career as a therapist and many skills adapting to working with difference and diversity on a daily basis. So just make that first call and we’ll start from there.
Dr Sofia Sykinioti
Dr Sofia Sykinioti
Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Professional Doctorate Counselling Psychology (2019)
Postgraduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (2015)
BSc Psychology (2014)

Essential Skills in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (2021)
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (2020)
Schema Therapy (2021)
Clinical Supervision (2019)
International Personality Disorder Examination (2019)
Mindfulness for Stress-Reduction (2018)
GDPR compliant

Languages: English, Greek

I am a HCPC and BPS registered integrative psychologist I have experience working with a variety of presenting difficulties, ranging from anxiety, depression, and psychological trauma, to psychosis, substance misuse, and eating disorders. I have been fortunate to have worked in various settings including both primary and secondary care in the NHS and private healthcare. As part of my work experience, I have developed psychological programmes for high-dependency mental health rehabilitation hospitals, focusing on a holistic approach to self-development. I mainly work with adults and offer remote therapy online.

Through my experience of being a psychologist, I have learned that under the right conditions people develop and grow towards their ideal self. In my sessions, I aim to establish these conditions and use the appropriate evidence-based skills to help my clients achieve their personal goals, in a safe and non-judgemental space. I tend to view the world through an existential lens, and I believe that finding meaning in our lives is paramount.
Rachel Curtis
Rachel Curtis
Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Teaching & Supervising Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy) TSTA(P)
Certified Transactional Analyst (Psychotherapy) CTA (P)

Diploma in Counselling
Cert. Advanced Play Therapy
Cert. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist
BACP Registered Member
Accredited UKCP Supervisor
EMDR Qualified
Counselling Lecturer
GDPR Compliant
I am a highly experienced integrative psychotherapist, with 19 years clinical experience. My model of therapy offers flexibility and adaptability to your unique needs. I work with adults, couples, families and children.

My experience is within both the NHS and private healthcare, the criminal justice system, womens organisations and LGBTQI+ organisations.

I work with issues such as:

Grief and loss
Identity
Loss of Meaning
Infertility and pregnancy loss
Relationship Issues
Gender and sexuality
Sexual difficulties
Depression, including ante & post-natal
Anxiety
Trauma
Abuse (sexual, physical, financial, emotional)
Life changing illness
Work & career related issues

I use a variety of tools, techniques and approaches in my work, which is one of the joys of Transactional Analysis. There’s no set process, rather it is a collaborative journey towards a mutually agreed goals or purposes. Therapy can be short or long term.

I am a registered gender psychotherapist with the London Gender Clinic and able to provide assessment and reports for gender dysphoria and associated treatment.

I am also able to work with sexually harmful behaviours, including offending, and able to provide assessment and reports.

I lecture in Counselling at a Liverpool University & College and supervisee students, qualified therapists and supervisors.

Charlie Barton
Charlie Barton
Integrative Counsellor
MSc Integrative Counselling
BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling & Psychotherapy
ASIST Trained
NCPS Accredited Member
BACP Registered Member
GDPR Compliant
I am a relational integrative therapist which means that I place great importance on the development and use of the therapeutic relationship; since I was trained in an integrative way this means that I am able to provide flexibility and adaptability in the creation of the therapeutic process. As a practitioner I primarily draw upon psychodynamic/analytic and humanistic models of therapy, this will be catered to your specific needs or aims.

Despite working with a wide array of difficulties and populations, I have specific experience working with LGBTQ+ people, gender, sexuality, existential concerns, and life changing experiences.
Rachel Webster
Rachel Webster
Person-centred, Integrative Therapist
IPT-A Trained Therapist
Member BACP
Member BPS
MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy
MSc Psychology
IPT-A trained
PGC Integrated practice in Childhood & Youth
PGCE
BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies
GDPR Compliant
Fully Insured
As an experienced person-centred, integrative therapist, I work with adults and adolescents. In addition to private practice, I work as a CAMHS mental health practitioner, working with a variety of moderate and complex presentations. I specialise in working with risk in adolescents; those who self-harm or experience suicidal ideation and together we can explore those thoughts and behaviours. I am comfortable holding risk whilst safeguarding & safety planning, as well as finding new coping strategies and techniques.

My experience includes working with neurotypical and atypical individuals who may or may not have diagnoses of autism / ADHD. Many adolescents (and adults) struggle with social and communication interactions, peer and family relationships, conflict, being bullied and initiating and maintaining friendships. I have trained in IPT-A which aims to reduce depression and interpersonal difficulties via specific work to increase social skills and the ability to express emotions. I also work with gender dysphoria & sexual identity questions, issues around eating, self-esteem, bullying, loss, and grief.

I gained experience as a bereavement counsellor in two hospices, as a school counsellor in secondary schools and with adults and children involved with social care. I was a therapist for the Frontline 19 charity for NHS clinical staff during the Covid pandemic for twelve months, working with trauma and burnout. I am also trained in couples counselling and trauma informed practice.

Prior to my role in CAMHS, I worked in education for a total of 15 years; from early years settings through to adult education. My roles have included being a learning mentor, inclusion manager, teacher, and university lecturer. My career has given me a broad spectrum of experience in relation to the barriers both adolescents and adults can face in life. I aim to offer a professional, yet down-to-earth, therapeutic relationship where we can work together on the issues that have led you to seek therapy for yourself or your child. I aim to offer you a compassionate safe space to talk - without fear of judgement. I acknowledge it can be challenging to trust someone with your innermost fears and worries; it can feel awkward or even painful. Yet therapy can offer you an opportunity to grow, to gain insight and to feel empowered to make changes or to accept yourself more genuinely.
Christine Pool
Christine Pool
Couple Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist
Face 2 Face appointments or Online Appointments
Post graduate Diploma in Relationship and Psychosexual Therapy (2016)
Level 4 Diploma In Integrative Therapeutic Counselling (2007)
CPACAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Studies (2003)
CPACAB Level2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (2003)
Certificate in Counselling Using Digital Technology (2017)
Certificate Relate Institute Working With Couples (2009)
The Grove Counselling and Psychotherapy Certificate in CBT Skills (2013)
BACP Registered member
CORST (College of Relationship Sexual Therapists) Registered member.
GDPR Compliant
I am a fully qualified and experienced Couple and Psychosexual therapist, and I work with couples and individuals in helping to address and understand sometimes the complex reasons for seeking relationship counselling.

It can sometimes be difficult to open up and talk about sexual issues, but I will offer you a safe and supportive space in which to explore your intimate details. These difficulties may include issues relating to intimacy, loss of desire or ED (Erectile Dysfunction) which may be having a negative impact on your relationship or on you as an individual.The work may involve goal setting with an individual tailored treatment program for you to do in the privacy of your own home.

I worked for Relate the relationship organisation for many years and I did my initial training with Relate.

I also worked with the Macmillan Cancer organisation for several years as a counsellor and covered a wide range of issues. I helped to support those facing life changing diagnosis, loss and grief.

I also work with many other issues which include anxiety or stress related issues.