Clinical director, Counsellor
Moa has primarily been trained in the existential tradition which means she takes a philosophical and pragmatic approach towards therapy. A client’s whole way of being is taken into account and explored, looking at which ways a person has learnt to relate to themselves and others, how they have learnt to respond to different situations in life. Such self-knowledge can help to improve many aspects of one’s life. Moa believes that a thorough self-examination can lead to a deeper sense of meaning in life, to self-acceptance and finding and building upon personal strengths. She values openness, honesty and courage which she believes will enable you to live authentically.
Clinical director, Psychotherapist, Coach
Lee’s approach to psychotherapy is an integrated way of practicing that encompasses humanistic and existential philosophy, and he also carries out life and career coaching. Lee works by exploring your world to see how you engage with your life and the people around you. Lee will help you become aware of your values, beliefs and limitations and help you connect and improve your relationship with yourself. This process may be challenging, yet extremely rewarding, accessing the changes you want to make towards living the life that you want to live.
Dr Raffaello Antonino
Counselling Psychologist, Supervisor
As a counselling psychologist, Raffaello uses an integrative approach, resulting from years of practice, including within the NHS. He has experience of CBT, Schema-therapy, Person-centered, Acceptance & Commitment therapy and Mindfulness. Delivering a warm and compassionate approach, Raffaello looks at each client’s unique subjective needs to devise a collaborative plan towards empowerment and growth. His non-judgmental stance translates into looking at any psychological issue as the normal consequence of difficult life circumstances. He believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship as an invaluable platform and engine for change; a training ground for a more satisfying and fulfilling existence.
Dr Kerry Manera
Counselling Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Coach
Kerry is a counselling psychologist and psychotherapist who works integratively. This means that she spends time getting to know you before agreeing with you how to help you tackle your problem in a way that works best for you. This may be exploring something that doesn’t make sense, helping you make an important decision, or working in a more structured way to reduce symptoms or emotional pain. Together, you can agree to see each other for a fixed number of sessions or over a longer period if it feels more appropriate. Kerry has a special interest in gender and sexuality, and has also worked with issues to do with relationships, work, parenting and pregnancy, stress, anxiety (including health, panic, OCD, performance, social), depression, trauma or abuse, anger, loss and bereavement, and addiction (alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex). She also offers coaching.
Counselling Psychologist, Supervisor
Diane is a chartered psychologist with over 10 years’ experience in psychotherapeutic and mental health settings. She is a member of the Counselling division of the British Psychological Society an an HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist. She also has a Msc. in Counselling Psychology and Advanced Practitioner Diploma in Counselling Psychology. Diane’s experience as a psychologist has been in the NHS and within the voluntary/charitable sector where she has worked with a wide range of problems that includes stress and anxiety problems, depression, relationship problems, addictions, anger, self-esteem and bereavement.
Her psychotherapeutic approach is pluralistic which means that she uses a number of psychological models to understand the everyday social and psychological problems that people encounter. She believes that therapy works best when the client and therapist collaborate together to ascertain what would be the most helpful to the client.
Thain has over 15 years’ experience of working as a counsellor and as a sexual health adviser at a number of leading NHS Trusts. He provides a non-judgmental, confidential, safe environment to explore and make sense of current difficulties. He aims to explore current issues and work towards improving clients’ mental well-being and quality of life. Thain works in collaboration with a client to empower them to overcome current obstacles and gain confidence in tackling issues and difficulties. Using Integrative, Person-Centered and Humanistic approaches, these are some of the issues and areas that Thain has particular interest and experience of working with:
Cultural issues, Depression, General counselling, Health related issues, Identity problems, Loss, Men’s Issues, Mental health issues, Personal Development, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality and Chemsex issues.
Dr Amy Smith
Amy has experience of working with individuals with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating difficulties, physical health difficulties, psychosis, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties and work related stress. She works in an integrative way, drawing upon different therapeutic models to meet individual needs. She often employs Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Schema Therapy in her client work.
Amy is passionate about helping individuals to explore and make sense of their difficulties. She collaboratively works with individuals to help them become more aware of and to address patterns that keep them stuck in order to bring about change. She aims to help individuals feel empowered and thereby help them live a more fulfilling, satisfying life whilst still supporting them through any challenges they might face.
Amy feels that it is important that a strong therapeutic relationship is developed to allow individuals to feel safe and comfortable. She is relatable and down-to-earth which can help individuals feel at ease. She delivers a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental therapeutic approach.
Steve is a qualified Cognitive Analytic Therapist who combines this relational approach with Compassion Focussed Therapy and Psychoanalytical techniques. Steve has 29 years’ experience as a mental health clinician having worked as a Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychological Medicine and as a nurse manager of a number of community psychiatric services. He is also experienced in using EMDR and trauma- focussed CBT having worked as a trauma therapist for the British Army. Before working in the private sector, Steve worked as a Psychotherapist at the Tavistock Portman NHS Trust. He brings a warm and engaging style of practice which was recognised by his award from the Depression Alliance in the ‘practitioner of the year category 2014’. Steve is also undertaking doctoral studies, which are in the field of compassion. He values the therapeutic relationship as the key component of psychotherapy.