Who we are

We are a growing network of experienced, registered practitioners with a common goal of providing an efficient, effective service with core principles of respect and empathy.

 
 
 
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Dr Jessica Golden

Clinical Director,
B.A. Honours Psychology,
PGdip Psychology,
Registered Counselling Psychologist (HCPC)

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I am a highly qualified registered counselling psychologist with experience in offering specialised psychological therapy to adults, children, families and couples with moderate to complex difficulties. 

I have specific training in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, stress, trauma, bereavement, panic, OCD and personality disorders. Additionally I am trained to work with interpersonal difficulties, which includes relationship problems, family issues and problems you might have in your relationships. I have vast experience working across the lifespan, with adults, young people and with children from the age of four, and I am trained in play therapy which helps children to work through their distress in a way which is suitable for their level of development. 

My approach to therapy is to work with you, rather than for you. I hold a belief that although I carry psychological expertise, you would only have come to me if you had tried multiple ways of coping yourself. In this way I aim to work collaboratively with you to understand your difficulties within a safe, confidential and supportive setting, where you will be treated with respect and compassion. I am trained in multiple models of therapy some of which include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Person Centred Therapy. I work to integrate these models to create an individual approach which is uniquely suited to you and your needs. 

 
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Donna Shannon-Kaye,

B.A. Honours Psychology,
PGdip Psychology,
MSc Counselling Psychology,
Registered Counselling Psychologist (HCPC)

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I am a highly experienced Counselling Psychologist (HCPC registered) who works with children, adolescents and adults.

I have spent over fifteen years working with children, adolescents and adults with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties including Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Eating Disorders and Loss. I also have a particular interest in working with individuals with a diagnosis of ASD, Aspergers, Dyspraxia, or Developmental Co-ordination Disorder who are experiencing difficulties.

I offer psychological therapy for children and their families, adolescents and adults. I take an integrative approach, with Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy being the main therapeutic approaches which inform my practice. I also use Play Therapy and Systemic Therapy when working with child and family issues.

I work with clients in a flexible, collaborative and client-centred way. I aim to develop a good working relationship with each client, so clients feel respected and understood. I will tailor my approach to suit the needs and goals of each individual.

I am trained in a number of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Person Centred Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Psychodynamic and Play Therapy. I have also undertaken additional training in Bereavement and Loss, Psychological Assessment, Suicide Prevention, Autism and Developmental Disorders.

I also provide consultation and supervision for mental health professionals including Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Counsellors.

 
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Andrew Geddes

Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology,
B.Sc. Honours Psychology;
M.Sc. Psychological Therapy in Primary Care,
Member of the British Psychological Society (MBPS).

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I am a Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology, providing evidence based psychological therapies for adults with mild to complex difficulties. I tend to use approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Behavioural Activation and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

My work can help enable an individual to make better sense of their issues whilst there is also an emphasis on finding ways to bring about change.

I have significant experience of working with various types of anxiety, low mood/depression and low self-esteem. In addition, I have a particular interest in working with eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder. I have delivered therapy in a range of ways, including one-to-one, groups and classes. These experiences, coupled with my professional training, have helped to shape my clinical skills and understanding of working with adults who might be experiencing mental health related difficulties.

I can provide a calm, safe and non-judgemental environment within which to explore clients’ particular difficulties. I also like to work collaboratively and flexibly, keeping the clients goals at the heart of our work. 

 
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Pat Maxwell

Person Centred Counsellor
PGdip Counselling
SQA Cognitive Behavioural Principles

I am a highly qualified counsellor, with extensive experience of working alongside children and
young people, adults and with families. I work with difficulties that have a moderate effect on daily psychological health. My specific training in working with my client groups are based in person-centred counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness. I have been working in this field of therapeutic support for the past 15years. Alongside this work I have held varied roles within the NHS, so I have empathy and awareness of how people can face difficulties within life. I have also worked with addiction issues, and I am interested in trauma work.

My core approach would be to work with the individual and what that person would
bring to our therapeutic work together. I do believe that the person really is the centre
of their own self. Therapy work can offer you the tools to support a new direction or
change in your life.

I am registered counsellor, and Member of the BACP (British Association of
Counsellors and Psychotherapists). I am also an accredited counsellor. All the
modalities I am trained in are evidence based approved within NICE, SIGN and
Psychological Matrix for Scotland.

 
 
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Dr Luisa Frei

PGdip Psychology
PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience
Registered Clinical Psychologist

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I am a highly qualified registered Clinical Psychologist with experience in offering a range of specialised psychological therapies within different NHS services and privately. I am qualified to work with adults, young people and children, including people with learning disabilities and other developmental conditions, with moderate to complex psychological difficulties.

I work with a range of difficulties, such as different anxiety presentations (OCD, General anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobias), depression and bipolar presentations, anger, grief and bereavement, life coaching, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem and negative self-image, trauma and complex trauma, addiction and adjustment difficulties (to changes in health, circumstances etc).

I have trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Metacognitive Therapy, and Person Centred Therapy.

I base my work on detailed psychological assessments, working with my clients to find the best fit of therapy for each individual. While I provide the professional expertise, you will provide the expertise on who you are and what is important to you. I believe that no one is “defective” and that every difficulty you currently experience is a normal reaction to experiences you have had in your life. My aim is to help you process past experiences and adjust your (emotional, mental and behavioural) coping strategies to navigate your current life in less stressful and more productive ways to enable you to live your life according to your values.