Meet The Team
We are a small team of dedicated and highly skilled clinicians. Each therapist/ psychologist has extensive experience spanning over 15 plus years of working both in the NHS and private sector. All of our therapists are fully trained and qualified. Each team member belongs to a recognised professional body such as the UKCP, BACP, BPS, IFT or BABCP.
All our therapists have a current enhanced CRB / DBS.
My career started in the NHS and I have worked in the field of Psychological Therapies for the past eighteen years as a CBT Psychotherapist and Registered Mental Health Nurse. I obtained my Masters Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy from Regents College, London. I later trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy obtaining a Post Graduate Diploma from Reading University. My work in the NHS included different inpatient and community settings with older children, adolescents and adults. I specialised in the treatment of eating disorders for many years and led and developed two day care programmes. I very much enjoyed my work in the NHS and it provided me with a vast amount of knowledge and clinical experience. Over the years I have been very fortunate to have great mentors, teachers and supervisors, that have helped me develop my clinical practice and develop the appropriate skills to enable people to overcome their life difficulties. I decided however to move myself into private practice during 2005 and opened my clinic 'The Therapy Rooms' in Farnham, Surrey. I was very keen to establish an independent practice that offered quality care and up to date evidence based treatments for young people and adults. I practice CBT,IPT, psychotherapy and counselling for all kinds of life difficulties affecting children, adolescents and adults including depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and relationship difficulties. I also work part time at Surrey University as an associate tutor and supervise therapists in their application of interpersonal therapy (IPT).
DR. Michael Larcombe
Dr Michael Larcombe is an experienced Clinical Psychologist registered with both the Health Professionals Council (HPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). Dr Larcombe has an NHS background where he developed an expertise in working with children and young people with mental health and / or developmental difficulties within both a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and a Child Development Centre (CDC).
Dr Larcombe provides psychological assessments and psychotherapeutic interventions for children, young people, adults, couples and parents with a range of issues and diifficulties including mental health, developmental, behavioural, emotional and relational. In his therapeutic work Dr Larcombe applies a range of approaches including Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Systemic (family) Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Mindfulness. Dr Larcombe has helped children, young people and adults with grief issues, parenting, relationships issues and family stress, autistic spectrum disorders, learning difficulties and physical disabilities and mental health as well as addictions. He is experienced in assessing the holistic needs of clients and their families and providing evidence based intervention within NICE and professional practice guidelines.
Beverley is a Counselling Psychologist and is an Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society (BPS), is registered with the UKCP and is a Member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals(FDAP)
In addition to having a specialist interest in eating disorders and addiction, Beverley works with anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), self harm, relationship issues, phobias, managing stress and emotional distress, self esteem and general counselling and psychological therapy. In addition, she writes court reports.
Through her integrative training, Beverley designs bespoke clinical interventions tailored to the needs and concerns of the individual. In addition, she is also a member of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA) and follows their philosophy which diverges from pathologising individuals to, instead, focusing on their levels of resilience, their strengths and the virtues which allow them to thrive. Thus, her therapeutic approach which encompasses both psychological and therapeutic treatment models, respects the personhood of the individual patient, offering a way of working relationally, honouring the integrity of both client and therapist.
DR SHELAGH WRIGHT
Dr Shelagh Wright is a Systemic and Family Psychotherapist having trained at the Tavistock Clinic in London. She has more than 25 years' experience working with children and families both in the NHS and the private sector. She offers a service to individuals, couples and families. Shelagh's qualifications include being a Systemic and Family Psychotherapist, a trained family mediator, a registered Mental Nurse (RMN) and a qualified Person Centred Art Therapist.
Catherine has worked in the NHS for more than 10 years and continues to do so - currently in the Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service(CAMHS), having previously been a GP practice counsellor for 7 years. Catherine offers psychotherapeutic counselling and twenty years' experience in helping adults, teenagers and children as well as couples counselling, family work and EMDR - increasingly recognised as the treatment of choice for trauma of all kinds. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitising & Reprocessing) is also used to help build confidence and self-esteem.
Catherine's initial training was a postgraduate diploma in Counselling at the University of Reading, where she qualified in 1990, and since that time, Catherine has been committed to her own professional and personal development and has undertaken a considerable amount of further training, including post-adoption counselling and a Masters Degree in Social Sciences. Catherine also offers supervision and consultation to other professionals in the field, as well as group facilitation in the workplace.
BACP Registered counsellor and Psychotherapist who works predominately on an individual basis with adults, particularly those suffering with depression, stress or relationship problems. One of the approaches Linda uses is Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) which research has found to be particularly effective for the treatment of depression. It is recommended by NICE and consists of around 16 sessions. Linda offers reduced rates for those clients who commit to working within the IPT model.
DR SUSIE HENLEY
Dr Susie Henley is a Clinical Psychologist with particular expertise working with people with dementia and their families. After some years working in dementia research, she undertook clinical training and has NHS experience in a range of settings, most recently a specialist centre for dementia diagnosis and treatment, including rare, young-onset and inherited dementias.
Susie offers assessment and intervention for a number of issues that can impact on people with a diagnosis of dementia, including: understanding different types of dementia, help with anxiety, low mood, anger and frustration, coping with relationship changes after diagnosis, and support for partners and family members who find themselves in a caring role. In addition to working with older people with Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia, Susie also works with people with less common dementias, including semantic dementia, non-fluent progressive aphasia, logopaenic progressive aphasia, behavioural variant fronto-temporal dementia, Lewy body dementia, posterior cortical atrophy, and inherited (familial) Alzheimer's disease and fronto-temporal dementia. Susie understands that dementia can affect people in their early mid-life as well as older people, and the impact that this has on them and their families. Susie also works with adults who do not have a dementia diagnosis, but whose memory and thinking may be affected by worry, low mood or current life difficulties.
Susie often works using a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or systemic (family-oriented) approach, with the way of working decided in collaboration with the client during the initial assessment. Susie is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS).
Nicola Boardman has been working as a psychotherapist for nine years and believes that therapy should be an enriching experience as well as providing a pathway to change.
As a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, Nicola's work is underpinned by humanistic values and respect for an individual's choices. Nicola works with a wide range of personal problems such as low self esteem, loss of motivation and relationship breakdown, and specialises in working with depression and anxiety disorders including social anxiety, eating disorders and OCD. She offers longer term therapy when required.
She is also a qualified and experienced cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) practitioner.
Nicola's core training is as a Counselling Psychologist and she is a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society.
She is also a fully accredited member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), as well as a registered health professional with the HPC.
Chris mainly works with adolescents and adults within the NHS and privately, providing psychological therapies for anxiety and depression based problems within primary care. He specialises in a mindful/compassion based approach to CBT but will also draw on previous modalities if helpful. He, for example also trained in CAT therapy which has been shown to particularly help people with personality disorder type problems.
Chris has also worked successfully with people who have Aspergers, ADHD, ASD or other neurologically based diagnoses, receiving training and supervision for this work within his NHS post.
Chris offers individual and couples based sessions. He regularly runs mindfulness courses and works individually with different presentations which are anxiety or depression based. He also runs a number of anger management courses, so will gladly help with anger based problems
He is a fully accredited member of the British Assoication of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)