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Our Team

Dr Pasquale Kornecki
Dr Pasquale Kornecki
Senior Clinical Psychologist and Director
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
M.Sc Psychology
B.Sc(Hons) Psychology
HCPC registered
Member of British Psychological Society
Trained in EMDR
GDPR Compliant
I have worked in the NHS for 10 years and I presently work as a senior clinical psychologist supporting children, young people adults and their families. I work with people who suffer from anxiety related difficulties as well as depression & behavioural difficulties. I have experience in supporting children & young people who have difficulties relating to self-harm as well as those on the Autistic Spectrum (providing both assessment & therapy). I have completed my training in Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) & work with individuals suffering PTSD. Throughout my training I have developed skills in delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) informed approaches with adults, children and adolescents. I believe in being able to offer a range of well-evidenced approaches tailored to best support the individuals I work with.
Maggie Day
Maggie Day
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychology
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
GDPR Compliant
I have 10 years of experience working in the NHS for a range of services which include Doctors training, outpatient hospital clinics and psychological therapies. I have 7 years of experience delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Primary Care and Occupational Health services. I currently work locum for the NHS in Primary Care Psychological Therapy services providing high intensity, time-limited interventions for a range of anxiety disorders and depression. I am passionate about helping people understand their difficulties and to make positive steps towards achieving their goals. In addition to this, I have experience working for a private medical insurance company monitoring and assessing treatment plans in accordance with company regulations and best practice guidelines.

I am able to provide CBT at reduced rates for people on limited incomes.

I undertake cognitive behavioural therapy by SKYPE
Becky Gorton
Becky Gorton
Senior Child & Adolescent Mental Health Practitioner
Cognitive Behaviour Therapist

Dip Social Work/ DipHE Applied Social Sciences
Dip Naturopathic Nutrition
Foundation in Family Therapy
PGDip Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CYP)
HCPC Registered
BABCP Provisional Accreditation CBT
GDPR Compliant
I have worked for the NHS Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) with children, young people and their parents/carers since 2002.  I see people with ASD, ADHD and a wide range of mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, PTSD, specific phobias and other conditions.

My background is in children’s services, both in a multi-disciplinary children with disabilities team and in children and families teams. I have also worked with adults who have disabilities.

In my private work I offer CBT for adults as well as children and young people and have undertaken additional training in adapting CBT for people on the autism spectrum and for people with cancer. .
Stefan Bell
Stefan Bell
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (Level 2 BABCP accredited)
BSc with Honours Degree in Biology and Behavioural Studies.
Member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
GDPR Compliant
I am a recently trained Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with 10 years of NHS experience. I have recently been working in both Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and adult mental health services. I have experience of working with both children and adults suffering a variety of disorders.

These include social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, separation anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, health anxiety, low self esteem, perfectionism, low mood, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder. I thoroughly enjoy working with people in helping them to enhance their lives and work through their troubles collaboratively. When working with children I do my utmost to use a creative approach, in order to help them engage with their therapy.

I am an empathic individual and thrive on listening to people. I value and respect all of my clients and aim to provide the highest standards of service and care.

I have a huge passion for the work that I do within the field of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and I am currently continuing research in this area.
Chrissy Dickens-Paice
Chrissy Dickens-Paice
Therapeutic Practitioner
Trained in EMDR and DDP
MSc Psychological Research Methods
Diploma in Psychology (Conversion for Postgraduates)
BSc (HONS) Social Work
HCPC Registered
Registered with the EMDR Association
GDPR Compliant
I have worked with children, young people and families affected by trauma and adverse life events since 2004. Since 2007, I have specialised in working with those who have emotional and/or mental health difficulties. I currently work both for the NHS and independently, working with people who have a broad range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma-related difficulties and post-traumatic stress disorder, low self-esteem, separation and loss, attachment difficulties and adverse life events. I have specialised in both consultation and trauma and am currently the clinical lead for these areas.

I believe in the importance of a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship that provides the foundation for individuals to be able to engage in and continue therapy. I am passionate about working collaboratively with people and experience has shown me that this facilitates individuals to be able to move forward and achieve their goals. I adopt an integrative approach, using evidence-based models and techniques to meet the unique needs of individuals. I predominantly use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) and DDP (Dyadic Developmental Practice) however my approach is also informed by Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, counselling techniques, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, mindfulness and creative therapies.
Dr Philip Milner
Dr Philip Milner
Clinical Psychologist
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
B.Sc Hons 1st Class Psychology and Neuroscience
GDPR Compliant
I have worked in the NHS for 10 years, working with children, young people and their families, and with adults.

I work with young people and adults who struggle with a broad range of presenting difficulties including low mood and anxiety, panic, social phobia, generalised anxiety, health anxiety, body dysmorphia and trauma. I have experience in working with teenagers who self harm and struggle with relationship difficulties, as well as young people at risk of developing severe mental health problems.

With adults I strive to help them improve their social and occupational functioning, and overall well-being, and in particular those that experience periods of life crises. I work using a broad range of therapeutic techniques based on a detailed and thorough assessment, with particular interest in cognitive and meta-cognitive therapy.
Dr Lucie Rutter
Dr Lucie Rutter
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
Registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).
GDPR Compliant
I have eight years experience working in both NHS and private mental health services. I currently work in a service with parents whose children have with a wide range of behavioural and emotional difficulties. These include difficulties with feeding, sleeping, toileting, selective mutism and school refusal.

I use evidence based approaches and have a particular interest in Video Interaction Guidance (VIG). I am accredited in the Webster Stratton Incredible Years parenting programme.

My aim with families is to enhance positive parenting strategies and strengthen the relationships between children and their parents.

I have worked with adults with a broad range of mental health problems. The therapeutic approaches I use include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) , Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness based therapies.

I have experience working with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, phobias, panic, low mood, sleep difficulties, OCD, low self esteem, emotional difficulties, trauma and eating disorders.

I have an interest in working with individuals who experience physical symptoms and pain that may have emotional and psychological roots.
Nigel Spears
Nigel Spears
Clinical Hypnotherapist
(seeing adults and children)

Clinical Hypnotherapist
(seeing adults and children)
MSc. in Clinical Hypnotherapy
CPPD. In Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy
Diplomate of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis
Advanced practitioner of the General Hypnotherapy Register
BACP Compliant
GDPR Compliant
I am a clinical hypnotherapist who has worked in private practice since 2010. By expertly tailoring clinical hypnotherapy treatment to each adult or child’s particular needs, I help relieve a wide range of medical conditions and mental and emotional difficulties. I can often help with stubborn, persistent and deep-rooted problems such as insomnia, IBS and skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis.

In 2018, I launched HypnoConceive®: a unique fertility clinic specialising in offering men and women perfectly natural, safe and side-effect free fertility treatment. Hypnotherapy is clinically proven to increase natural conception by 50% and double IVF embryo transfer success. Egg quality significantly improves and sperm count can increase by approximately 800%.

I specialise in relieving the most overlooked cause of infertility; mental and emotional blocks. It helps increase fertility, natural conception and IVF success with unexplained and diagnosed cause infertility. It also offers a valuable alternative for ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) and where FSH and AMH levels indicate low ovarian reserve/premature ovarian insufficiency. To learn more please visit www.hypnoconceive.co.uk

Small-scale clinical research which I conducted into the effects of hypnosis on insomnia, proved so successful, it was published in an international medical journal and became another area where I specialise. It also resulted in me becoming one of around twelve hypnotherapists in the UK to have a clinical hypnotherapy master’s degree.

To get the best possible results with IBS, I use a two pronged approach. The first uses an expertly tailored approach which calms the digestive system and relieves the physical and biological symptoms. The second uses Dr OS. Palsson’ 7 stage American clinical hypnotherapy protocol, which similar to Professor PJ Whorwell’ 12 stage UK protocol has been clinically proven to relieve IBS for over 20 years. Results show that 76-80% of IBS can be relieved with hypnosis.

For more information about hypnosis, hypnotherapy and what I can help with, please visit www.headstartclinicalhypnotherapy.com
Dr Jackie Chang
Dr Jackie Chang
Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
Integrative Counsellor
Diploma in Counselling. University of Manchester 2000
M.Sc in Addiction Counselling. University of Greenwich 2002
Member of BACP
Accredited member FDAP
GDPR Compliant
As an integrative counsellor I can help people deal with a wide range of problems including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and feelings of loss and hopelessness. I listen carefully and respectfully to clients without making any judgements and I help them to make sense of the situation in which they find themselves. Then I continue to work collaboratively with clients so that they develop the skills necessary to overcome their problems, thereby moving on to a happier and more fulfilling life.

I have a special interest in working with clients with alcohol, drug and gambling problems.

Alcohol & Drug Use Assessments. 
These are available for people whose alcohol or other drug use is causing problems in their lives but who are not yet sure if they are addicted (dependent). Clients are helped to take a realistic look at their problem and make wise and healthy decisions about the best way forward.

Recovery Coaching
is appropriate for addicted clients who are newly abstinent. The aim is to help them take and maintain responsibility for their sobriety and to develop the healthy living skills to deal with life’s problems without recourse to chemicals (drugs & alcohol) 

Family Coaching 
is intended for family members and close friends of people who love someone who has developed addiction. The indirect ‘fall-out’ suffered by such families can be even more serious and longer lasting than the harm suffered by the addicted person. 
 
Joanne Robertson
Joanne Robertson
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
BABCP Accredited
Post Graduate Diploma in CBT
B.Sc Psychology
Post Graduate Cert in Primary Mental Health Care
GDPR Compliant
I help the people that I see to get better at being themselves, and to live the lives that they want to live.

In order to do this, we can work together to make sense of how certain experiences in your life may have lead to the development of key fears and negative beliefs, as well as patterns of behaviours, which may be contributing to psychological difficulties. I will help you with where to start in becoming “unstuck” and to move towards making lasting changes that will allow you to live a happier life in line with your values.

Additionally, it is important to recognise that the business of being human is hard, our brains have developed to prioritise survival over happiness. I will help you to build new skills to manage difficult emotions and our brains tendency to focus on the things that are threatening to us.

I have worked using a Cognitive Behavioural approach for over ten years in both NHS and private health settings, treating a wide range of common psychological problems. My work is heavily influenced by Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), which was developed by Paul Gilbert to help people who struggle with high levels of self-criticism and shame. I have found that CFT has immeasurably enhanced my CBT practice and I have seen the benefits of this approach repeatedly in my clinical outcomes.
 
Dr Lucy Kornecki
Dr Lucy Kornecki
Senior Clinical Psychologist and Director
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
BSc (Hons) Psychology
HCPC registered
Member of British Psychological Society

GDPR Compliant
I have worked in the NHS for over 10 years & qualified as a clinical psychologist in 2010. I have undertaken private work for a number of years, both in therapeutic & legal capacities. I currently specialise in working with children, young people & their families as well as adults. I have experience of working with severe mental health problems in, including anxiety & panic, OCD, PTSD, health anxiety, social phobia & depression, behavioural difficulties, risk (in particular self-harm) & Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). I am trained in the Autistic Diagnostic Observation Schedule & have experience of assessing & diagnosing ASD in young people and adults. I primarily use a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach but also have experience in family therapy & approaches such as mindfulness & Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) one of the ‘Third Wave’ therapies of CBT. I also have experience of working with young people and adults in forensic services.

As a parent it is often daunting to think about bringing your child to see a psychologist and the young person themselves can be very anxious, not knowing exactly what it will be like. Likewise it can be difficult for adults to make the first step in engaging in therapy. I have an honest approach and am always clear about what I think the difficulties are and what is needed to help people recover from them. I try to be flexible and creative in my approach, with a focus on making people feel at ease, particularly when I meet them for the first time. If young people don’t feel they can come into sessions on their own at first I am happy for parents to accompany them and also for parents to help explain what their difficulties are if they are unsure about how to do this. Where confidentiality will allow I include parents in the therapy by providing summaries of sessions and asking for their help in supporting their child with out of session tasks. I am happy to see parents on their own to offer advice about how to support a young person if they are not keen to attend therapy themselves.

I have experience of doing group sessions with families, helping discuss difficult relationship issues or difficulties that are having an impact on various family members. This can often make a huge difference as it is a different environment and the session provides a boundary so everyone’s views can be respected and people are reminded of the need to listen to each other. Each young person and families needs are different and the type of approach you would like to take (whether that is individual or group sessions) can be thought through in the first session and altered if required as the therapy moves along.
Elaine Mayall
Elaine Mayall
Co-ordinator
Retired Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Counsellor

M.Sc Cognitive & Behavioural Psychotherapies, 2000
M.Sc. Occupational Psychology, 1993
Diploma in Counselling, 1996
BABCP accredited / BACP registered member
GDPR Compliant
I worked in the NHS from 1993 to 2006, as both a therapist and manager. Since 2006 I have worked exclusively at The Rooms in Poynton. In 2017 I retired from my clinical practice and now concentrate on my role as Director of The Rooms in Poynton and co-ordinator of The Rooms of Knutsford.
Natalie Broad
Natalie Broad
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and EMDR Practitioner
CBASP trained
EMDR Trained
Post Graduate Diploma High Intensity Psychological Therapies (CBT)
Post Graduate Diploma Advanced Practice Interventions for Mental Health
BSc Psychology, Physical and Mental Health
BABCP Accredited
GDPR Compliant
I joined the NHS in 2007 and have gained a vast amount of experience in various mental health and learning disabilities settings. I specialise in using CBT and EMDR, and am experienced in working with depression, low self-esteem, panic disorder, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, health anxiety, phobias and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I also currently work in the NHS as well as being involved in CBT research with two universities. I have a particular interest in working with long term health conditions including chronic pain, and the use of acceptance and commitment therapy to help improve the quality of life for people living with such conditions. I am also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP), a treatment for persistent depression..
Karen Wood
Karen Wood
Counsellor /Couple Therapist /Mindfulness Teacher
Diploma in Counselling | Certificate in Couple Counselling
Post Grad Certificate in Primary Care – Salford University
Certificate in Counselling Supervision – Psychotherapy Centre Manchester
Integrated Mindfulness Teacher Certificate – Salford University
BACP accredited | HCPC registered
GDPR Compliant
I am a BACP accredited Counsellor offering short & long term therapy to individuals & couples for a wide range of difficulties. These difficulties can include relationship problems, depression, anxiety, loss, family issues & work stress. I have undertaken an extensive amount of training in Counselling/Couple Counselling/Group Work and Mindfulness Teacher Training, and I have been a Counsellor for 15 years both privately and in the NHS. I can also offer ‘one to one’ tailored sessions in Mindfulness, for those wishing to learn more about it, or for those who would like to explore a different approach to dealing with anxiety /depression or life’s challenges. If you are interested, please ask and we can set up a session, to explore your needs and what would be best for you.

For information, I have also taught on several groups for Anxiety Management and Mindfulness for Depression. So I have a good sound knowledge of the problems that people face when in the throes of depression or anxiety. I have also done lots of ‘one to one’ sessions of Mindfulness for people, wishing to learn the benefits of being more mindful for health and wellbeing as well as other psychological problems. As mentioned I previously worked in the NHS and was asked to organise Mindfulness sessions for staff – as part of a health and wellbeing initiative. These were well attended and the results were appreciated and positive.

I am warm, friendly & approachable & utilise my skills & experience to help you talk things through in a confidential environment. I am an Integrative Counsellor which means I draw on many approaches. I know how hard it is to ask for help, & by looking at this profile you are already a step closer to making the changes you desire.
David Hough
David Hough
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Registered Mental Health Nurse 
Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence Based Psychological Therapies (CYP) - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - 2017
Diploma in Higher Education - Registered Mental Health Nurse - 2005
Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis - 2001
BABCP accredited CBT Practitioner
NMC Registered Mental Health Nurse
The National Hypnotherapy Society Registered Hypnotherapist
GDPR Compliant
Following training to become a Mental Health Nurse, I have worked in the NHS since 2005 across inpatient and outpatient Mental Health Services for Children & Families within the Cheshire and Wirral area. I have worked in both clinical and ward management roles during my career, and now currently work part-time as a Mental Health Practitioner/CBT Therapist in a central Cheshire NHS CAMHS team and also as a Private CBT Practitioner.

During my career in the NHS I have been able to build considerable experience working clinically with both adults and children/adolescents. Alongside my clinical work with children and teenagers I have experience of working with their parents and the emotional impact they experience in relation to low mood & anxiety. I am able to offer support for adults whom are having difficulties with difficulties such as depression & low mood, social anxiety, panic disorder, generalised anxiety & worry, phobias and trauma.

While developing my clinical practice I have utilised different therapy techniques (such as Systemic Family Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and have chosen to focus my practice by completing post graduate training as a CBT practitioner. This approach has a considerable evidence-base as a primary treatment for anxiety and low mood difficulties. I am accredited as a CBT practitioner by the BABCP having trained in CBT treatment approaches evidenced for the treatment of adults (and also adaptations necessary for children and teenagers). Additional to my BABCP registration I am also registered as a Mental Health Nurse with the NMC, being governed by both of their respective professional practice & ethical standards.

I am registered as a Hypnotherapist with The National Hypnotherapy Society, having trained as a Hypnotherapist for the treatment of adults between 2000 & 2001, prior to beginning my career path towards Nursing and CBT. I have a particular interest in helping people to overcome emotional and behavioural difficulties resulting from phobias and past trauma experiences. I find specific hypnotherapy techniques useful when using exposure and imagery based work as a CBT practitioner and often use these techniques to enhance treatment.

Having worked as a mental health professional for many years, it is very important to me that each session is collaborative and based on what it is that you want to be different in your life. When problems have been part of us for some time it is easy to lose our sense of control and hope, so together we will set goals for therapy so that you (and others) can see the impact you can make following each session in your day to day life.
Hannah Paskin
Hannah Paskin
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
BABCP accreditation
Post graduate diploma in Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Post graduate certificate in brief interventions
Training in Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Dialectic Behavioural therapy and Compassionate Mind therapy. 
GDPR Compliant
Taking the step to access therapy is difficult, particularly for those who have tried therapy before or who have suffered for a long time. I will put just as much effort into our sessions as you do, this is a two-way relationship. Your goal is my goal. I offer a mix of compassion and straight talking. My aim is for you to recover, and I will work with you to achieve this. I am jargon free, and often use analogies to help you to make sense of things. Therapy is tough, but I will make sure it is as enjoyable and personal to you as possible.

To introduce myself, I’m Hannah and I’m a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. CBT looks at providing psychological education and understanding, as well as teaching practical approaches/techniques to better manage your symptoms. I provide treatment for all common emotional health problems that are anxiety and low mood based (depression, bipolar, panic, agoraphobia, worry, health anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder).

I provide therapy across the range of severity from low level stress/low mood or sleep problems, right through to life-long symptoms. I specialise in longstanding or complex symptoms and accept referrals for those with a personality disorder diagnosis or who have substance misuse alongside their mental health.

I have been working in mental health delivering therapy for 10 years now. I have completed two post graduate university qualifications and am accredited with the BABCP (the body for my field). I am registered with a number of health insurance companies. I am eager to make therapy accessible to all clients, and as such have for a long time delivered therapy not just face to face, but also via telephone, video-call and live type-chat therapy.

When I had my training, I was told my job is to make myself redundant – to teach a client what they need to continue without me – and that has continued to be my approach. I look forward to working together with you to help you achieve your goals.
Dr Lauren Adderley
Dr Lauren Adderley
Clinical Psychologist
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
BSc (Hons) Psychology and Biology
HCPC registered
GDPR Compliant
I qualified as a clinical psychologist in 2011 and have since worked in both private and NHS settings. I specialise in working with children, adolescents and their parents/families but also work with adults. I am especially interested in perinatal and infant mental health (pregnancy until the end of the first year).

Therapeutically, I work with a wide variety of presenting problems. I am particularly experienced in the treatment of anxiety disorders including OCD, panic and phobias. I also have vast experience of working with low mood/depression and self harm.

Along with a colleague I provide group interventions for parents of young children with anxiety and/or behavioural difficulties.

I work largely within a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) framework but also draw on other therapeutic approaches, including cognitive analytic therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy and attachment-based models in order to inform interventions.
Lyndsey Bevan
Lyndsey Bevan
Specialist Occupational Therapist
BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
PGDip Working with children, young people and families: a psychoanalytic observational approach
HCPC registered
Member of the Children, Young People’s and Families Specialist Section of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy
GDPR Compliant
Occupational Therapists (OTs) are often concerned with the difficulties people have in carrying out everyday activities. OTs work holistically, using areas of strength or interest for engagement in assessment and/or intervention.

I qualified and have worked in the NHS since 2008 in a variety of settings within children’s services, including Paediatrics, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (inpatients and community) and second opinion diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

I work with children and young people to think about both their strengths and difficulties in their day to day life, looking at self care (washing, dressing, eating), productivity (school, work, volunteering) and leisure (hobbies and interests). I am able to work with infants, children, young people and families to work towards achievable goals to improve quality of life and help them to achieve optimum function.

I can help with assessment and intervention of possible Neurodevelopmental disorders (ASD and ADHD), sensory processing needs, fine and gross motor difficulties, recommending specialist equipment and adaptations to the environment. I can use a variety of methods including advice and information, signposting, coaching, adaptation, rehabilitation and skill development.

I have a special interest in undertaking assessments and intervention for children with possible ADHD and/or ASD, working with children who experience Sensory Processing Difficulties and with children with complex physical difficulties such as Muscular Dystrophy.