Our values are all about having realistic and high standards, being collegiate, collective, inclusive, supportive and open to change. We want to help make a difference in the world with a shared vision and ways forward.

Dr Fiona Kennedy

BA (Hons) M Clin Psychol D Clin Psych C Psychol AFBPS
Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Fiona enjoys consulting to groups and individuals on performance maximisation and change management, after 19 years developing and managing services. She has worked as an NHS Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Director of Service, a university Honorary Lecturer, and is also an accredited cognitive-behavioural Practitioner, Trainer and Supervisor. She now practises independently.

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She has delivered training at many levels in specialist topics such as managing emotions, coping with traumatic events, overcoming obstacles to maximum performance. She supervises and trains Consultants and others. As Chief Examiner for the British Psychological Society she ensured candidates entering the profession from related fields were properly examined on reports of professional activity and research dissertations, maintaining examiner standards and resolving queries and disputes.

Her own research has focused on changing addictive behaviour, reactions to traumatic events and service delivery issues. She has presented and published nationally and internationally. Fiona has developed e mail consultation using cognitive behavioural change strategies as a new way of offering effective interventions conveniently and confidentially. Services Fiona has created have received a Clinical Excellence award from BUPA and citation as an example of good practice by the National Audit Office.

Gill Green

BA (Hons) M Clin Psychol D Clin Psych C Psychol AFBPS
Chartered Clinical Psychologist

People say that I’m very easy to work with; I’m down to earth and practical (I call a spade a spade) but I’m also warm and supportive. I’ve been a clinical psychologist since qualifying in 1987. My roots are firmly in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT); I trained in Oxford at the time when CBT was being developed and I was fortunate enough to be supervised by Aaron Beck, widely acknowledged as the founder of this approach. CBT has developed since that time and I regularly undertake training and supervision to broaden my skills.   I include approaches such as mindfulness and other elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help people with a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties.

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As well as working with individual clients as a clinical psychologist, I also work with organisations worldwide, coaching and training business leaders and their teams to lead and perform better (thereby achieving their business objectives).I am passionate about health and wellbeing at work, and I am conducting research with several organisations, looking at how increased work pressure can lead to bullying, sickness and absence.

Following the 2016 German Wings tragedy, I am also developing training resources for a number of airlines, to increase awareness of mental health problems amongst pilots. As part of this I am involved in training pilots to offer peer support to their colleagues. I am a chartered clinical psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological society, and I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Stephen Markus

BA (Hons) M Clin Psychol D Clin Psych C Psychol AFBPS
Chartered Clinical Psychologist

I am a warm, insightful person, with over 12 years of experience working as a psychologist in various settings. An accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy practitioner, I specialise in providing skills-based approaches to help manage emotions. This helps us cope with challenging events and adverse life experiences. We can also use these skills to achieve happier and more stable interpersonal relationships.

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I am familiar with managing longstanding complex difficulties as well as common problems resulting from work and life stressors. I work with interpersonal problems, loss, and transitions of various kinds, both personal and work-related.

I offer individual help to improve self-esteem and confidence; to enhance interpersonal effectiveness and resilience, and to address self-damaging behaviours such as drug and alcohol misuse.

I work with a variety of people including professionals, to help them to overcome obstacles to maximum performance, realise their full potential, and achieve their goals.

I develop and deliver individual and group programs targeting chronic fatigue and stress-related problems. I help people build resilience and enhance productivity whilst achieving balanced lifestyles.

I provide supervision to clinicians and to managers, as well as mentoring and training for the workforce. I design staff training to enable people to achieve professional clinical qualifications, and I help them to develop post qualification.

I am particularly interested in CBT and mindfulness and use mindfulness-based CBT in much of my work. I can offer training in the therapeutic use of mindfulness and how to combine it with CBT.

Mindfulness and CBT have been shown through research to be effective in treating anxiety, depression, eating problems, PTSD, chronic pain and many other conditions.

Jonathan Hutchins  

BA (Hons) M Clin Psychol D Clin Psych C Psychol AFBPS
Chartered Clinical Psychologist

I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who is accredited in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and I am a Consultant in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR). I work with my clients to help them to overcome any previous traumatic experiences that may be impacting on them in the here and now.

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We do this in a safe and effective way, in order to help them to manage difficult emotions and to have better relationships. I also work with many problems including anxiety, depression, addictions, family problems etc.

I offer CBT supervision and training.

Marie Wassberg  

Accredited CBT Therapist

Marie offers CBT/TF-CBT/DBT/PE for individual therapy, group therapy, supervision and training in settings such as Social Care, Mental Health, Schools, Care Homes and other professionals. Marie previously worked at the Priory North London where she was the Lead Therapist on the Child and Adolescent Mental Health inpatient ward.

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Marie has been a very welcomed guest lecturer at universities in Sweden, a facilitator at workshops, conferences and training events throughout the UK (NOTA and BABCP), in Sweden (Schools, Social Services and Care homes), the USA (ATSA),  and in Romania and Mexico.

Marie has been involved in developing many DBT- informed programmes in different settings, mainly for children, adolescents and young adults, both in Sweden and in England. She has offered training and supervision to other professionals who work with children and adolescents on how to improve relationships and regulate emotions in a DBT-informed approach.

As a therapist, Marie has worked for many years with children and adolescents who have been sexually abused, suffered from complex PTSD/trauma and/or who have displayed harmful sexual behaviours. Over the last few years Marie’s client group has increased to include those who deliberate self-harm, have suicidal thoughts, suffer from depression, or have psychosis among other difficulties. As a qualified Social Worker, her work also involved child protection, child-in-need, unaccompanied minors and asylum seekers. Marie also has experience of working with children and adolescents presenting challenging behaviours, those autism spectrum disorder (especially high functioning), and ADHD.

Marie Wassberg qualified as a Social Worker in 1999 and to date, has experience working in Social Services in both England and Sweden. In 2003, Marie qualified as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT), studying at Goldsmiths University in London with Professors Windy Dryden and Michael Neenan. She is registered with the HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council) and is an Accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist with BABCP (British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies) in the UK. Marie also has a Diploma in Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT), gained in 2010, where she trained with Dr. Elizabeth Malmquist and Dr. Anita Linnér in Sweden, as well as with Professor Alan Fruzzetti and Professor Jill Rathus in the USA. She is also trained in Trauma Focused-CBT (TF-CBT), including Supervisor training, in 2013, with Dr. Laura Murray (USA), in Prolonged Exposure (PE) in 2012 with Prof. Edna Foa (USA); and DBT for Schools (STEPS-A) in 2018 with Dr. Elizabeth Dexter-Mazza and Dr. James Mazza (USA).

Darryl Christie 

Consultant Psychotherapist

Darryl Christie is a warm, welcoming and expert psychotherapist with a great sense of humour and charismatic personality. He is a Consultant Psychotherapist based in London, and an experienced supervisor and trainer. He supervises Psychotherapists and Psychologists in the adult and children’s DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) teams for the Priory Hospitals in and around London. He provides supervision for a leading private addictions service and two NHS Trusts. He is Head of Suicide Prevention at Body and Soul, a leading award-winning UK charity.

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Darryl worked for over 17 years in the UK’s NHS and Social Services, mainly in a Specialist Personality Disorder Service. His special interests include suicidal and self-harming behaviours in adults and children, anxiety, depression, eating problems, addictions and Complex PTSD as well as relationship difficulties.

Darryl is an accredited Dialectical Behaviour Therapist and expert in personality disorders. Trained by the Linehan Institute in the USA, he was the Research Psychotherapist used in some of their biggest European studies. He has trained mental health staff in topics including understanding personality disorders, DBT, Mental Health awareness, Assessing Risk and Mindfulness.

Allison Hayes-Rigg, Ph.D

Consultant Psychotherapist

Allison is a highly respected Clinical Psychologist, working with an international client group in the private sector. Allison completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology with first class honours and later went on to be awarded a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

Allison is a compassionate and kind psychologist and has expertise working with adolescents and adults with a range of emotional needs and mental health disorders. Allison works with individuals who present with:

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Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Addiction

Adult Survivors of Childhood Trauma

Bereavement

Bipolar Disorder

Depression

Eating Disorders

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Personality Disorders

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Psychosis

Allison is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and is a DBT practitioner. Allison offers Mindfulness-Based Therapies, Compassion-Focused Therapy, The MANTRA model for Eating Disorders, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy). Allison has been highly influential in the development of services for Eating Disorders and group programmes for a range of disorders.

Allison works in London, Esher and Windsor as well as by Skype/Zoom/Facetime, and offers individual sessions, group therapies and workshops.

Sue Lucking

Clinical Psychologist

Sue has covered many miles in her professional journey starting from undergraduate studies in psychology at the University of Southampton, completing clinical masters training at the University of Western Australia on a Commonwealth Scholarship before returning to work as a Clinical Psychologist starting in Walsall, West Midlands for the NHS in 1987. In 1988, she went from the UK to Perth, Western Australia working for a private psychiatric clinic developing intensive group CBT programmes then to the isolated outback of North West WA for 7 years. In her role she flew to small communities dealing with cyclones, floods, bushfires  before finally moving to a coastal Midwest rural town where she has practised for the past 19 years.  She is definitely a practical, adaptable yet compassionate psychologist and has a strong belief in the power of the application of psychological principles and methods to make a difference in the lives of all – individuals and communities.

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She has over 25 years of experience in the public mental health service and in running a successful private practice contracting for businesses, government departments and non-government organisations. In her private practice, she sees individuals referred by GPs – providing individual and group therapy and counselling to older adolescents and adults,  supervising, mentoring and training for psychologists in training and post qualification, GPs, nurses, health workers, social workers, support and peer workers and managers.

She practises  CBT, Trauma Focused-CBT, CBT-E, DBT, Schema therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, ACT, Motivational Interviewing, EMDR and is passionate about continued learning and development. She focuses on creating a safe space to resolve issues, develop skills and change patterns of reacting. Whilst she has been a “generalist” and has experience with a wide range of complex mental health disorders (depression, anxiety, psychosis, bipolar disorder, personality disorder, eating disorders, addiction, complex trauma)  through to every day difficulties in life and relationships she has particular interest and expertise in working with those with personality disorders by setting up DBT group skills programmes, providing consultation liaison support for primary care, workplace and families; improving pathways of care through the health system; in treating PTSD in frontline workers such as police, paramedics and prison officers; workplace bullying; helping people to manage chronic pain and in promoting and supporting reflective evidence based practice in all clinicians and managers.

She is  registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

and lives and works in Australia offering online therapy, supervision, mentoring and coaching to clients