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Don’t get too hung up on the modalities. Find someone you feel a connection to – someone you like

Dr Claudia Bernat MRCPsych , Consultant Psychiatrist and founder of Ellesmere Clinic

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I have been working as an independent consultant now for 20 years, and during this time, through consultations with patients, I have been made aware of how difficult it has been for some people to locate and access suitable psychological services promptly.

During my time working in healthcare I have had the opportunity to build valuable relationships with many different psychotherapists and psychologists all offering very different psychological approaches.

With this in mind, it became a goal of mine to create a space whereby patients could access all these services in one place. Somewhere that they could come to see a psychiatrist and have immediate referral to psychological treatment and be able to make appointments in one place.  The clinic itself is a beautiful and calming space and is easily accessible being a 5 minute walk from High Barnet tube station.

Professionals that rent a space within the clinic do not pay an administration fee when receiving referrals. Professionals who do not rent a space within the clinic will pay an administration fee to the clinic when receiving referrals.

Please have a look at the list of therapists we have at our clinic and feel free to contact Alison to book a consultation on 0208 441 5241.

Dr Claudia Bernat

Dr Liam Parsonage, BA, MBBS, MRCPsych

Dr Parsonage takes a holistic and recovery-focused approach in the assessment and treatment of adult mental health difficulties. He offers an individually tailored treatment plan which combines the latest evidenced-based pharmacological treatments and psychological interventions. His aim is to help the people he sees to successfully achieve and maintain emotional stability and wellbeing.

He has a special interest in mood disorders, including mood instability and bipolar affective disorder; difficulties related to sexuality, personality problems, trauma, anxiety disorders, and psychotic illnesses. He also assesses and treats Adult ADHD and ADD.Dr Parsonage provides medicolegal psychiatric reports as an expert witness relating to occupational matters, personal injury, early retirement, immigration matters, litigation, employment tribunals, fitness to plead, and family cases.Dr Parsonage qualified from University College London Medical School and trained in the NHS holding dual accreditation in general adult and old-age psychiatry. He has been a Consultant since 2010 and is registered with all the major insurance companies.

Clinic Times - Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Dr Rajnish Attavar, MBBS, MRCPsych

Dr Attavar is a highly experienced neuro-developmental psychiatrist with over 25 years of NHS experience.  His specialties include intellectual disability, autism, ADHD, ASD, anxiety, depression, OCD, sleep disorders and other general psychiatric conditions, including associated comorbidities. He provides a listening ear and a personable patient-centred manner in his treatment of those with emotional and neuro-developmental problems. Dr Attavar’s combination of psychodynamic approaches and evidence-based medicine maximises the potential of recovery in people with mental health problems. He sees patients from age 17 onwards and where needed, after the assessment works in tandem with the patient and family to implement support frameworks at home, school, university and the workplace.

Dr Attavar is an approved clinician under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act, and undertakes mental capacity assessments for purposes such as Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney and Deprivation of Liberty. He can also help with psychiatric and medicolegal reports and is happy to visit vulnerable patients in their home, if attending the clinic is a problem.

Clinic Times - Every Monday

Dr Ieehyok Woo, MRCPsych

Dr Woo was initially trained as a neuropsychiatrist. In his clinical work, he became interested in the psychological manifestations of patients with brain injuries and their impact on their carers and families, including their children. Following intensive psychological work experience with these children and families, Dr Woo undertook child and adolescent psychiatry training in London and qualified as a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist in 2007, in addition to his speciality in general adult psychiatry. Since then, he has been working as a consultant psychiatrist in Generic CAMHS, CAMHS Learning Disability Services and the Adolescent Crisis Team in both London and Greater London. Throughout his career, he has developed special interests in young people with complex neurodevelopmental manifestations such as ADHD and Autism and subsequent difficulties in developing one’s identity and adapting to social situations. These conditions are often accompanied by comorbid disorders such as OCD, PTSD, Eating Disorders, Body Dysmorphia, Depression and General Anxiety Disorders etc. He believes proper assessment for differential diagnoses and exploring suitable treatment options will lead to appropriate supportive plans, including environmental modifications at home and schools/universities.

Clinic Times - Friday afternoons

Dr Sadgun Bhandari FRCPsych

I qualified as a doctor in India and have trained in Psychiatry in India and the United Kingdom. After completing my higher psychiatric training at the Royal London Hospital training scheme, I have been working as a consultant for the last 22 years and I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

I have developed expertise in assessing, diagnosing and treating the full range of psychiatric disorders including anxiety and panic disorder, OCD, phobias, mood disorders including depression and bi-polar disorder, psychosis, schizophrenia, and ADHD.

I have a keen interest in teaching and training and I have also been a college examiner for over ten years. I am actively involved in the activities of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. I am the Chair of the Drugs and Therapeutics Committee in my NHS Trust.

I believe that establishing a positive therapeutic alliance is paramount and the key to successful outcomes is best developed by a collaborative approach. In addition, management needs to be holistic - combining psychological and pharmacological treatments.        I have admission rights at The Priory Hospital North London

Clinic Times - Thursday Evening and Friday Afternoon

 

 

Dr Alex Willner 

BSc, MA, MClinPsychol, PhD, Chartered Psychologist, AFBPsS, HCPC Registered

Dr Willner is a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist who has been practicing for over 20 years. She works mainly with adults across a wide spectrum of emotional and psychological difficulties. These include anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, relationship difficulties and coping with life transitions. She offers both brief and longer-term psychological therapy, using a primarily psychodynamic approach but drawing on different psychological models and techniques. Dr Willner also specialises in eating disorders, where her clinical and research expertise have led to presentations and publications on anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.

Dr Willner has held senior posts in the NHS, initially in Kent and then in London in a range of clinical settings. She left the NHS as a Consultant Psychologist in 2010 to concentrate on developing her private practice. Dr Willner now provides a responsive service that focuses on unique, individual needs to find a way forward and is dedicated to making a difference.

Dr Willner is an approved provider with the leading health insurers.

Clinic Times - Every Monday

 

 

Tanya Rajmangal

Tanya aims to provide a compassionate and non-judgmental space for all clients, working with a variety of presentations including anxiety, depression, self-harm, emotional
dysregulation, relationship difficulties and trauma. Tanya offers evidence base treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR) and psychotherapy.

Tanya believes in putting the client at the center of her clinical work and building a therapeutic relationship where clients feel safe to develop effective coping strategies.

Tanya is an experienced Psychologist with a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (Dpsyc). She is registered with Health and Care professionals (HCPC) and is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Clinic times - Thursday

 

Lauren Stock

Lauren is a counselling psychologist treating adults with single or complex trauma, PTSD, body image issues, obsessions, obsessive compulsive disorder, self-harm, mood swings, phobias, panic disorder, low self-esteem and anxiety.

“When we come up against problems such as crippling self-doubt, self-attacking thoughts, hopelessness, suicidal thoughts, panic and obsessional worrying, it is important that we should receive safe, effective and supportive help”.

Lauren believes in offering a safe environment for people to share their story and decide together the right direction to take. She prefers sessions to be structured and goal focused and helps clients understand the patterns which reinforce their problems and offers practical techniques and strategies to cope better.

Lauren uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques, Schema Therapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) approaches in addition to Counselling and long-term Psychotherapy.

Lauren is registered with the HCPC, the main regulatory body for Psychologists and is accredited with BUPA / AXA / Vitality / WPA.

Clinic Times-Every Monday and throughout the week

 

 

Simon Birke

Simon has worked as a clinical psychologist for over 30 years, initially in the NHS and now as an independent practitioner. He has experience in a wide range of areas, primarily using a cognitive behavioural approach. Working collaboratively, usually on a 1 to 1 basis, he sees people with anxiety, depression, OCD, phobias, sleep, low self-esteem and anger/assertiveness issues. He has also seen clients with drug and alcohol problems, gambling habits and who are abusive to their partners.

Simon is a provider to all the major health insurance companies

Clinic Times - Every Friday and Wednesday

Dawn Kett 

I am a BABCP fully accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, with a passion for helping individuals regain control over their lives.  With extensive experience supporting individuals across the life span, I have had the privilege of working with a diverse range of clients and guiding them towards positive change.

My therapeutic approach is grounded in compassion, collaboration and using evidence-based techniques.  I have a special interest in Low Self-Esteem and Anxiety disorders such as Social Anxiety, Health Anxiety, OCD and Generalised Anxiety Disorder.  CBT has a strong track record of effectiveness and I believe in the profound impact of CBT in transforming lives. I recognise that each person’s journey is unique and therefore therapy will be tailored to your specific goals. I’m committed to helping you achieve the results you seek.  Together, we can work towards a brighter, more resilient you.

My qualifications include: BSc (Hons) Psychology, MSc Developmental Psychology, PGCert in Evidence Based Low Intensity CBT Practice, PGDip Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Further specialised training: Evidence based High Intensity CBT for Long Term Health Conditions.

Clinic Times - Every Thursday afternoon

 

 

Cristina Dell’Erba

Christina is a qualified psychodynamic psychotherapist. While her primary approach is psychodynamic relational, She has previously employed an integrative approach, incorporating various techniques such as CBT, systemic therapy, and solution-focused therapy. In the psychodynamic relational approach, She focuses on your unconscious mind to collaboratively understand how past experiences have shaped you and how these influences manifest in your present behaviour. She engages with you throughout your therapeutic journey, collectively exploring the factors that contribute to your emotional experiences and discussing the changes you'd like to bring about in your sessions. She provides a personal, comfortable, and secure environment, ensuring inclusivity for individuals of all genders, religions, cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, and ages. Her commitment is to meet YOU where you are. In Christinas professional history, She has worked with young children, adolescents, and families, servicing a diverse range of individuals, communities, and organisations including delivering therapeutic support to foster and adoptive families. She holds a particular interest in addressing issues related to attachment, abuse, anxiety, bereavement, child-related concerns, depression, identity exploration, infertility, loss, menopause, mood disorders, OCD, phobias, post-traumatic stress, relationships, self-esteem, sex-related concerns, sexual identity, sexuality, stress management, trauma, women's issues, and work-related challenges. Her services are available for both short-term and open-ended therapy, offered through face-to-face and remote sessions. Additionally, She is able to offer therapy in fluent Italian.

Clinic times - Various afternoons through the week

 

 

Laura Kheirkhah

Laura is an integrative psychotherapist and a registered member of the BACP. She recognises that as unique beings, with varying goals and life experiences, therapy needs be tailored to the needs of each client individually. Therefore, she works collaboratively with clients in order to explore both past and current experiences as well as future possibilities using a range of approaches (including CBT, Transactional analysis, person-centred and psychodynamic techniques). With the belief that a strong therapeutic relationship is integral throughout the counselling process, she strives to provide a safe, non-judgemental and supportive space in order for her clients to feel heard and accepted in times of distress.

Using an integrative approach allows Laura to draw on different modalities of counselling to help clients better understand the source of their problems and explore new ways of coping.

Clinic Times - Monday Morning

Alexandre F. Gieseke

Since 1995 I have a track record in dealing with children, young people and adults with learning and behavioural difficulties. I have worked with those who have experienced physical, emotional or sexual abuse. My experience includes those with a previous history of substance misuse and trauma alongside people with Autism.

I have gained experience in various settings: schools, residential care settings, foster homes, secure units and NHS hospitals. Additionally, I have worked in Local Authority and private clinic environments.

Over decades, my clinical work has been with individuals, couples, groups, and family therapy sessions – face to face and online. I am bilingual, offering therapy sessions in English and Portuguese.

I have extensive knowledge of the Humanistic, Systemic approaches and Psychodynamic approaches and am also comfortable using other modalities, for instance: 12 Steps, DBT, CBT and Trauma-based interventions.

I only accept self-funding patients

Clinic Times- Zoom and in person in Milton Keynes

 

 

 

Jacqueline Myers

Jacqueline Myers is an enthusiastic, highly motivated and empathic counselling psychologist with a wide range of experience in both the private and public sector. Jacqueline has significant experience in a variety of therapy formats including group facilitation, individual therapy both time-limited and longer term therapy. She has had substantial exposure to mild/moderate psychological difficulties as well as highly complex presentations. Jacqueline’s patient first approach involves an integrative application of tried and trusted models such as CBT, in order to ensure that the needs of her patients are met.

Jacqueline has an interest in working with patients with depression and anxiety disorders (including panic disorder, social and health anxiety) and supporting new parents with the adjustments and challenges that come with being a parent. Following her experience in the public sector with stroke survivors, she also has an interest in supporting patients adjusting to chronic medical conditions.

Clinic Times-Every Thursday

Jeremy Young

Jeremy is a UKCP  registered psychosynthesis psychotherapist  experienced in individual and group therapy.

As a Psychosynthesis psychotherapist, Jeremy offers a space where you can explore aspects of yourself that may feel out of alignment with a deeper sense of who you are and how you imagine how you would like to be within the world.

Psychosynthesis is a therapeutic approach that works psychodynamically and holds the context that underneath psychological challenges, crises and dilemmas lies an emerging purpose for transformation and for the person’s potential to be manifested and realised.

Jeremy has experience of working with a wide range of concerns and issues including childhood trauma, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. His approach encourages personal growth by promoting change within the individual and bringing together different dimensions of the whole: the behavioural, cognitional, emotional, volitional and spiritual.

Jeremy has worked as a therapist at Priory Roehampton, Priory North London, and more recently as a part of the therapeutic team setting up Priory's new residential clinic Rhodes Recovery in Mill Hill London. More recently Jeremy was the clinical lead for City and East London bereavement service (CELBS)

Clinic Times-Zoom every day and in person in Cardiff

 

 

Clare Cardy

Clare is a consultant clinical psychologist and an accredited Dialectical Behaviour Therapist with many years of experience working with adults with a whole range of psychological issues including emotional dysregulation, impulsive behaviour and complex trauma. Clare has a compassionate and non-judgemental approach and also uses other therapy models including CBT, Schema-focussed Therapy, Compassion-focussed Therapy and Mindfulness. She works with both individuals and groups and adapts her approach to the needs of the person. She qualified from UCL as a clinical psychologist in 1992 and worked in many different NHS settings. Her roles included setting up and leading DBT teams, deputy head of a specialist community personality disorder service, leading psychology teams in community mental health services within the NHS and working in an alcohol service. She now works only in private practice

Clinic Times-Every Tuesday

Pier Luigi Ceccarelli

Pier is a Chartered Psychologist offering psychological treatment, including assessment and formulation.
As an integrative psychotherapist, he employs evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, EMDR and Schema-Focused Therapy.
He has 15 years of experience helping people with a range of emotional, behavioural and psychological difficulties. These include Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Abuse (psychological, physical, sexual), Eating disorders, Self and sexual identity, Sexual dysfunctions, HIV related issues, Bipolar disorder, Personality disorders, Relationship issues, Low self-esteem or confidence.
In his practice, his aim is to help clients understand the causes of their difficulties, learn new ways of coping and reduce psychological pain. He is committed to promoting mental health with a focus on the importance of multiculturalism and diversity.
He accepts all main health insurances including: AXA PPP, Bupa, Cigna, Aviva, Pru Health, Simplyhealth and WPA.

Clinic Times-Every Wednesday

Geoff Baxter

Geoff Baxter

Geoff Baxter Is BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) with over 15 years experience.

After initially training as a musician in Northern Ireland he moved to London to pursue a career as a professional trombonist. It was during this time that he first became interested in therapy, initially in relation to performance. After completing a Masters degree in psychology for musicians he decided to pursue therapy as a career and then went about acquiring the training and knowledge necessary.

He has worked as a CBT Therapist at the Priory Hospital and a performance therapist at Trinity College of Music. In addition to his clinical work he has also taught and supervised students on the Rational Emotive & Cognitive- Behaviour Therapy Masters Degree course at Goldsmith’s College, University of London. He currently work in private practice.

Clinic Times- Every Tuesday

Tracey Miller

Tracey is a chartered clinical psychologist with many years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. She works with individuals, families and groups, and has a particular interest in parenting issues. She has worked in the NHS, in charities and schools, and the private sector, and provides clinical supervision to a variety of fellow professionals.

She currently accepts Cigna, Aviva, AxaPPP, Vitality insurances.

Clinic Times-Every Thursday

Nuno Albuquerque

Nuno is a trauma informer practitioner that has been working in the field of emotional and behavioural health for more than 20 years.
His worldwide experience has enabled him to have extensive interest in diversity and encouraged him to continuously study and approaches to support and sustain change in human beings, regardless of their culture, beliefs and/or social background. As an integrative practitioner Nuno uses a blend of different schools of psychological theory that he believes best effect change. This breadth of training and experience means he is proficient in dealing with:

Addictive Disorders (including substance and behavioural addictions);

Relationship issues such as Codependency and Attachment;

Anxiety & Depression;

Lack of Purpose/Meaning in Life and Goal Setting.

Nuno provides individual therapy and currently runs together alongside other specialists a Group Therapy, a DBT Skills group, an OCD Support group and a Nutrition for the Mind group, all online. He speaks fluent Portuguese and English.

Nuno works mainly with self-funding clients, however accepts Cigna Insurance holders only

Clinic Times - Zoom Throughout The Week and in person once a month at Ellesmere Clinic

Thomas Brosnan

Thomas is a Psychotherapist and a Behaviour Change Expert who specialises in Addiction and Relationships.

For over 20 years, he has worked extensively with individuals of all ages, couples, families and groups in schools, private practice, the Priory and the NHS to help them uncover their truth, to take ownership of the present and connect to their future self.

Thomas has a warm, person-centered and solution-focused approach to his therapy where he upholds that every person has the innate ability to thrive and supports his clients to establish their aspirations, their purpose and their passions to identify where their issues lay to notice how they can make healthy choices that are right for them.

In concluding work with Thomas, clients report having increased levels of confidence, self-esteem and mastery which lead to them being more resilient, having a greater level of emotional intelligence and a better sense of self overall.

Clinic Times-Throughout the week