Dr Carly Keyes BA(Hons), PgCert, PgDip, DClinPsy, CPsychol,AFHEA I’m a warm, caring, and dedicated Senior Clinical Psychologist and CBT Therapist, and passionate about providing the highest quality of care. I have over 10 years experience working in the NHS.
I am a Visiting Lecturer and an Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy. I lecture on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme at University of Hertfordshire and teach on the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and child module. I am also an interviewer for the selection intake of Doctoral students for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme at University of Hertfordshire. In addition, I am a Visiting Lecturer on the undergraduate psychology degree at UCL and provide teaching for the third year psychology students.
After completing an Honours psychology degree at University of Sussex I gained two Postgraduate degrees, one in Mental Health Studies from the University of Hertfordshire, and the other in Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies from the University of Reading. I then spent years working in the NHS with adults, couples, and groups providing CBT in GP surgeries.
I completed the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. My specialist placement was working with children and young people with moderate to severe mental health difficulties including Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at The Tavistock.
In the latter years, I specialised working with children, adolescents, and families when I worked in NHS Tier 3 Specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) teams. I am skilled in providing consultation and training to different professionals such as schools, Social Services, Paediatricians, GPs, and care homes.
I have completed British Psychological Society (BPS) approved supervision training and have been appointed as a clinical supervisor to different disciplines.
REGISTRATIONS & ACCREDITATIONS All Clinical Psychologists, including myself are registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) (PYL32454). The HCPC ensure that only clinicians with accredited qualifications and who meet the required standards for proficiency and professional conduct can practice using the title ‘Psychologist.’
The BPS is the professional body that oversees the work of qualified Psychologists and provides benchmarks for professional standards of psychological knowledge and expertise. I hold Chartership with the BPS (404722). BPS Chartership is a mark of experience, competence and reputation for anyone looking to employ a private Psychologist.
I am also fully accredited with British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), the UK's leading organization for CBT (090129). I am enhanced DBS checked and registered with the Information Commissioner's Office, in order to maintain data confidentiality.
Dr Katrina Bayliss BSc (Hons), MSc, DClinPsy, CPsychol I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist with experience of working with children, adults and older adults. I have worked with a range of difficulties including: anxiety and depression; trauma; physical health issues; relationship difficulties; and life transitions. My work with children and adolescents has covered an array of issues including: selective mutism; phobias; sleep difficulties; separation anxiety; social anxiety; issues attending school; and Covid related worries, to name a few. I am experienced in working with children who have ADHD and Autism.
I have specialist skills in neuropsychology, meaning I am able to complete cognitive assessments and assess memory in both children and adults.
I have skills in a range of different therapies which I integrate to provide a tailored and unique intervention for each individual I work with.
My qualifications include: Bsc (Hons) Psychology; MSc Psychological Research Methods and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.
I am a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). I am also a registered supervisor having completed the necessary training required from the BPS. Accreditation to Professional Bodies: Registered with HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) Chartered Clinical Psychologist (BPS) Areas of special interest: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) Attachment Focussed Therapies Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Neuropsychology
Alex Dench BSc (Hons), MSc, PgDip, HCPC-Couns.Psych. I am a Counselling Psychologist and Adolescent Interpersonal Psychotherapist (IPT), registered with HCPC and accredited with IPTuk. I have specialised in Interpersonal Psychotherapy, which is geared towards supporting adolescents with moderate to severe depression. It focuses on reducing conflict and improving the quality of relationships to relieve depressive symptoms.
I use a range of age appropriate therapeutic and evidence-based interventions to help children and young people to identify, understand and process their emotions. I support my clients to learn the skills of managing emotions, problem solving and perspective taking. I have a caring and person-centred approach to children and families of all backgrounds. I offer CBT and brief goal solution focused therapy to address difficulties with low mood and all aspects of anxiety - social anxiety, OCD, phobias, and panic. I have also specialised in bereavement counselling.
I have been employed in a busy CAMHS service for the last 7 years and find my profession very rewarding. I support clients to gain the most of therapy and rediscover their strengths. I promote self-care and effective, healthy coping strategies.
Parents are recommended to join sessions with younger children. Working with adolescents, parents are provided with resources, offered feedback when appropriate and involved with the child's consent.
Nicola Hall BSc (Hons), PgDip I studied Criminological and Forensic Psychology and went onto a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at the University of Bolton. I’m currently finishing a Masters in Forensic Psychology and Crime at Coventry University.
My experience sits mainly in working with individuals with a forensic background, autism and long term health conditions, though I have worked with a diverse range of individuals which I thoroughly enjoy. I’ve also worked privately within care homes and for the NHS IAPT service. I'd describe myself as a no-frills therapist, as I find telling you what you need to hear is far more beneficial and also respectful than telling you what I feel you want to hear. I am willing to tell you the situation that I see, if you are finding it difficult to figure it out for yourself, which often opens the right conversation to get to the route and create a solution. I am inquisitive and also open in sharing examples from my own life if I find situations may be beneficial to your progression. Many clients describe me as “humorous” and “refreshingly honest”, appreciating that I will not just ask “how does that make you feel” and instead create a flowing conversation that takes us to where we need to be each session.
Further Specialised Training: CBT for long term health conditions: Nottingham University Autism training: National Autistic Society and British Psychological Society Strength based CBT: Christine Padesky Cognitive Analytic Therapy in a forensic setting: BPS
Michelle Holdsworth BSc (Hons), PgDip BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist specialising in children and young people. GDPR compliant, enhanced DBS and fully insured. Employed as a CBT Therapist for the past 5 years in a busy CAMHS service with children from the age of 5 yrs to 18 yrs and their parents/carers. I am experienced in treating depression/low mood, health anxiety, low self-esteem/confidence, panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder (worry), social anxiety, OCD, PTSD, trauma, separation anxiety and phobias. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to help children grow in confidence and parents/carers develop powerful parenting skills. I thoroughly enjoy my work. Having two small children myself has enabled me to develop wonderful bonds with each child I work with and their families - fun and creativity is key within my sessions! Whilst my specialism is children I have also worked lots with adults for the same number of years, applying the same principles and have been honoured to be a part of their journey to positive mental health. Including my therapeutic work, I have in total 19 years of experience working in frontline services with vulnerable young people and their families. In my spare time my hobbies are dogs, dogs and more dogs! We are a dog loving family and enjoy long weekend walks visiting exciting new places.
Esther Musingarabwi DipEd, DipMHN, Med, MScMH, PgCertCBT, PgDipCBT I am a Fully Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist, and a Registered Mental Health Nurse with over 15 years of experience working for Mental Health Services within the NHS. I have experience working within a therapeutic dimension at a Primary Care Psychological Therapy Service, the improved access to psychological therapies (IAPT) and children and adolescent mental health services (specialist CAMHS). I have also worked with adults as a Mental Health Nurse in both inpatient and community mental health services for 8 years of the 15 years that I have worked in the NHS. Prior to that, I had started out my career as a Mathematics teacher at secondary schools for nearly 6 years before embarking on my training in mental health.
I am caring, calm and passionate about the work that I do and can provide evidence-based psychological therapy to adults, children and adolescents. I offer treatment for a number of mental health difficulties, and provide a neutral ground to individuals, both adults and children. My experience enables me to offer effective individualised, psychological/ mental health care. Some of the common difficulties that I work with are depression, adjustment to living with long term physical health difficulties, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), health anxiety, stress, behavioural and emotional difficulties in children and young people, including anger issues. I incorporate mindfulness, compassion focused therapy (CFT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) based (third wave) approaches to my practice. My areas of interest are:Long term health conditions, OCD and PTSD.
Other training I have is as follows : Certificate for the Completion of the Evidence Based High Intensity CBT (HIT) for Long Term Health Conditions Course - CPD Route (University of East Anglia). Student Mentorship and Preceptorship Course at Post Graduate M level (Hertfordshire University) I am fully trained in EMDR with EMDR Works.
Kulwinder Parshad BA (Hons), PgCert, PgDip, PgDip Hello, I'm Kulwinder and I work as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist. I completed my studies in a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy from University of Hertfordshire, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
I have worked for the NHS since 2009 at many different locations in England. I have experience of working with patients that have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, social phobia and health anxieties.
Before starting at the NHS I worked as a person-centred counsellor in different fields, such as bereavement, adoption, refugees and domestic violence.
Dr Gina Wieringa BSc (Hons), DClinPsy I am a Clinical Psychologist. I have always been passionate about supporting people with mental health concerns to better understand and overcome their difficulties. I offer remote therapy in a safe and non-judgmental environment, using evidence based approaches tailored according to individual need. From previous experience working with individuals presenting with difficulty, I have developed an appreciation of the importance of attending to the holistic needs of an individual when addressing mental health. I prefer not to label people according to their diagnosis, instead seeing mental health problems as understandable patterns of behaviour which individuals have developed in order to cope with difficult circumstances. I am interested in helping individuals to better understand the origin and function of these patterns so that they can develop more healthy ways of relating to themselves and to others.
I routinely use an integrative approach to therapeutic interventions, as I believe this helps to best meet individual need and maximise quality of care. I have particular interest in acceptance and commitment therapy, alongside compassion based approaches. All interventions are collaboratively developed and determined according to the individual’s presenting difficulties, in order to support co-production of care. I have experience of delivering interventions based on the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy, but typically prefer third wave cognitive approaches. These approaches typically focus on the context and functions of an individual’s internal experiences, appreciating that this context is fundamental in order to understand someone’s distress. They also attend to the importance of identifying and connecting with our values, as a way to facilitate our engagement with what truly matters in our lives. In times of distress, it is understandable that we can lose sight of our values, thus this is something I focus on in our work together to help you to re-connect with the person you want to be going forward.
I work with children, young adults and adults across a variety of presenting difficulties. I recognise that, for many, a mental health diagnosis can help provide certainty to their experiences and enable them to access the most appropriate form of support. In terms of the support that I offer, I typically work with people who may attract a diagnosis of any of the following:
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (for single or multiple traumas)