Our Practitioners

Our practitioners all have several years' experience in their fields, and are all professionally qualified and registered with either the UKCP, the BACP or the BPC. This means that each is trained and qualified to a high standard, practising with integrity and to a high ethical standard, in accordance with their professional organisations' code of conduct.

Our practitioners are listed below, with some information about their work and experience, as well as their direct contact details. You are welcome to contact any of our practitioners directly, or you can contact the practice to discuss your situation and what might be best suited to you.

Counsellors & Psychotherapists

Nick is a psychodynamic psychotherapist working with adult individuals, as well as offering clinical supervision. He trained at WPF Therapy, a leading provider of psychotherapy training, and is a member of the UKCP as well as a member of the British Psychoanalytic Council. He has extensive experience working with a wide range of experiences, particularly with people whose difficulties manifest in their relationships with others, or the norms or expectations of their culture.

He has previously worked with young offenders, homeless people and families affected by trauma or socio-economic issues and alongside his private practice, works as a group therapist within a London university. He has developed a particular interest in working with people who experience themselves as outsiders, or who struggle with anger, aggression or violent tendencies.

As well as working as a therapist, Nick has developed and delivered training programmes and lectures in psychotherapy, and facilitates a reflective practice group for staff working in forensic services.

Nick can be contacted on 07581 251192, or his website.

Diana is an adult and adolescent psychodynamic psychotherapist working with a wide range of issues. She trained at WPF Therapy, considered to be one of the leading organisations in psychotherapy and counselling. She has a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice from the University of Roehampton and subsequently completed a Diploma in Working with Adolescents at WPF Therapy in London Bridge. She has also trained in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) which is currently being used within the NHS as a time limited therapy. She offers both time limited and open ended psychotherapy.

Diana has previously worked in the addiction field in both inpatient and out-patient primary care, and continues to work with those suffering with addictive behaviours in private practice. Other areas of special interest/expertise are self harm, eating disturbances, chronic illnesses particularly M.E/CFS and relationship/sexual issues.

She is a member of the Foundation for Counselling and Psychotherapy and is accredited with The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).

Diana can be contacted on 07765 238867 or via her website.

Julia is a qualified and experienced BACP-registered counsellor providing both individual and couple counselling, offering time-limited and open-ended therapy depending on client’s needs. Her approach is humanistic and has trained with Havering College, Renew Counselling and Anglia Ruskin University, obtaining BA (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy, a Diploma in Person-Centred Therapy and a diploma in Casework Supervision. She has extensive experience working with a range of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, stress, abuse and trauma.

As well as working as a therapist, Julia is also a qualified independent domestic violence advisor (IDVA), working with high risk victims and complex needs. She has 18 years’ experience working with Women’s’ Aid, Victim Support and Essex Police.

Julia is also a trainer and has created and facilitated a range of personal development groups including confidence building, healthy relationships and anger control management. Due to her professional experience she has a specialism in the barriers and challenges in creating and maintaining healthy relationships.

Julia can be contacted on 07539887155, or by email on juliadoughty2014@outlook.com.

Julia is an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor working with adult individuals.

She trained at The Minster Centre, pioneers in training counsellors and psychotherapists for over 40 years. Julia is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, and and an accredited member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. She has experience of working with clients who have experienced a broad range of issues, including bereavement, trauma, anxiety and depression. She is currently offering both short and longer-term therapy.

As an integrative therapist, Julia is able to draw on many theories, techniques and mindsets. Believing every client to be unique, she works alongside each client, in order to explore and determine an approach that works best for them. Typically, this might include considering the areas of their life that are currently causing them difficulty, meanwhile thinking back to their past to help understand and unpick why they may feel the way they do, all the while working towards visualising what they want to change going forward.

Julia believes wholeheartedly in the healing power of the relationship between a therapist and client. As such, she emphasises the importance of finding a therapist that a client feels comfortable to work with and trust.

Julia can be contacted on 07798 874742, or by email on juliagolding1974@gmail.com.

Maya is a registered Chartered Counselling Psychologist. She provides an open and confidential space which enables clients to explore issues or patterns of their behaviour which may have been difficult to deal with alone. She offers short-term as well as long-term more exploratory therapy. As a Counselling Psychologist, she recognises that there is not one approach to therapy that will suit everyone and so incorporates and integrative approach that means she can adapt therapy to client's individual needs.

Having trained in CBT, followed by a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and over 10 years’ experience of clinical practice in NHS settings, Maya has gained knowledge and competencies in a broad range of specific models of psychotherapy including ACT, CAT, CBT and Focused Therapy (TFT). Her work is based on a systemic understanding of the individual, and these therapies can be offered either on their own or as an integrative approach, depending on your individual needs. She works within a code of ethics set by the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Psychological Society.

Having practised in both private sector and hospital wards, Maya has acquired comprehensive experience of specialist psychological assessment and interventions which support clients with complex emotional needs such as severe depression, anxiety, stress, low -self-esteem or abuse, but also relationship and personality difficulties. Additionally, she specialises in providing support to individuals experiencing long term health problems, such as chronic pain, cancer, Fibromyalgia or stroke.

Overall, Maya draws from a wide range of intervention options, including metaphors, visualisations or deep relaxation. I adopt different therapeutic models to help clients to discover a new way of relating to their life experiences and to help them to gain control over their feelings.

Clients have said that Maya is a compassionate person, supportive and warm who will help you to deal with the difficulties of life. Most importantly, she always prioritises developing a good working relationship and considers it as a platform for working together. Maya can be contacted directly on 07814546833, or via mayastarling@yahoo.co.uk.

George is Humanistic counsellor who is trained to offer both short term counselling (6 to 24+ weeks) and longer term, open-ended therapy to adults of all ages.

In addition to working in the Addiction field for over a decade, he has also worked in IAPT services (commissioned by the NHS) – helping clients with issues including stress, unemployment, anxiety, depression and health related issues including chronic pain and fibromyalgia.

He is experienced in working with addictions, trauma, neglect, abuse, as well as relationship and personality issues and self-harm.

He is also trained to work alongside people experiencing family estrangement.

He offers a safe space for people experiencing spiritual crisis and those who identify as being highly sensitive (HSP).

George has a Diploma in Transactional Analysis from The Oxford Centre for Psychotherapy, and a Diploma in Addiction Counselling from specialist Treatment Centre Broadreach House.

He is also familiar in supporting those also using the 12 Step model of recovery including ACoA - (Adult Children of Alcoholic & Dysfunctional Families).

George can be contacted by phone on 07986 088797, or via email: georgehoodcounselling@hotmail.com.

Nicola is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Hypnoanalyst with over 10 years of extensive experience, having trained at the Essex Institute of Clinical Hypnosis. She holds Diplomas in Clinical Hypnosis with psychotherapy and Hypnoanalysis (advanced) and is a fully accredited member of the APHP and the CNHC.

Nicola specialises in Hypnoanalysis, which can identify the original cause of deep-rooted issues.

She is also highly experienced with working with children and young adults, having previously worked in a Primary School setting supporting children with behavioural and emotional difficulties.

Nicola offers time limited and open ended therapy sessions and has wide ranging experience working with issues such as childhood trauma, anxiety, depression and sleeping difficulties. She also holds Diplomas in Modern Applied Psychology (DiMAP), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness, as well as having undertaken counselling training.

For more information please contact Nicola on 07852 774599 or on her website.

Tricia is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and offers face to face and on-line, short or long term therapy for young people, adults and older adults.

Tricia’s counselling approach is integrative, where she brings in several modalities of counselling techniques and theories to meet the needs of each individual client.

Her belief is that the relationship in therapy is one of the most important first steps to making changes.  She is a warm, sensitive, real person with heaps of empathy.  She will provide you with a confidential space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings.  Her aim is to listen, understand and help you reach your full potential.

Tricia offers short or long term therapy, allowing you to explore your difficulties in a safe, warm and respectful environment. She is happy to work with anything that is causing you distress and whatever you choose to bring to each session. 

Tricia has particular experience in counselling for bereavement, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, low self esteem and addiction, as well as working in secondary schools with students who are struggling with mental health issues.

Tricia can be contacted on 07813 753103.

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