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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.
Stefan Bell
Stefan Bell
Cognitive Behavioural, Schema & EMDR 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)
Trained in Schema Therapy on an Accredited International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) Program.
Trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy on an Accredited Program by the EMDR Association UK and Ireland.
GDPR Compliant
I am a British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with 10 years of NHS experience. I have worked in various NHS adult mental health foundation (MFT) trusts as well as children and adolescent’s mental health services (CAMHS). I am currently working in private mental health care in the South Manchester and Cheshire area.

I have experience of working with all age groups suffering with a variety of disorders. My experience to date includes working with Complex Trauma with PTSD, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Separation Anxiety, Specific Phobias, Panic Disorder, Health Anxiety, Low Self Esteem, Perfectionism, IBS, Low Mood, Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder & Long-Term Health Conditions. Further to this I am also trained in Schema Therapy that is a long-term therapy for personality disorder. I am currently working towards international accreditation with the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST). I have experience working with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD). Furthermore, I am trained in EMDR therapy for children and adults working with PTSD, Panic, Anxiety & Long-Term Health Conditions.

I thoroughly enjoy working with people of all ages from children, adolescents and adults helping them to enhance their lives, as well as work through their troubles collaboratively. I am an empathic individual and thrive on listening to people; being able to relate to this age group particularly well, and understanding the troubles that they often struggle with. 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, Schema & EMDR Psychotherapy as well as other therapy modalities and I am currently continuing research in the field of Psychology.
Louise O’Boyle
Louise O’Boyle
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
BABCP Accredited
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT) 2009
Psychosocial Interventions (PSI) Diploma Module -2006
Certificate in Managing Health Services (MESOL) - IHSM 1992
Registered Mental Health Nurse-(RMN) 1983
GDPR Compliant

I am an experienced BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) who worked in a NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service since qualifying in 2009 until I left the service in 2017. Prior to this I worked as a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN) in the NHS for over 25 years. My career has given me a broad spectrum of working with adults suffering from mental health issues that has enabled me to develop effective skills at providing high levels of care and standards in my delivery of CBT therapy. I am pleased to now be working in the field of private CBT practice at The Rooms in Knutsford.

My work as a CBT has been varied- I implement evidence-based psychological therapy using NICE guidelines to clients who are suffering from disorders or diagnoses of Depression- Anxiety- Health Anxiety- Panic- Specific Phobias-Social Phobias- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder-Post-Natal Depression- Body Dysmorphic Disorders and those clients sustaining low self-esteem and confidence issues.

It is important that CBT work is collaborative and following assessment and agreement of the problem areas to address, that the treatment programme is individually tailored to suit the client need to ensure specific cognitive and behavioural changes. My work includes goal-setting- self assessment and feedback to ensure that progress is established and maintained as appropriate. Relapse prevention work is an important part of this process to complete a therapy programme and ensure continuity of using learned techniques in everyday life once therapy has ended.

I have a special interest of incorporating “Third Wave” therapies –Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness into my work and have completed short courses and workshops to use these approaches effectively. I strive to ensure that clients have a positive experience of using CBT therapy and can achieve their goals of participation with this treatment modality.
Dr Louise Fairburn
Dr Louise Fairburn
Clinical Psychologist
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
MSc Research Methods in Psychology
BA (Hons) Psychology with English (First Class)
HCPC Registered
GDPR Compliant


I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2009 and have since worked in both NHS and private settings. I specialise in working with adults. I have extensive experience in providing psychological assessment and treatment for a range of mental health difficulties, including generalised anxiety, health anxiety, panic, social phobia, depression and stress related issues.

I also have particular expertise in the area of Clinical Health Psychology. In my NHS role, I am currently a Principal Clinical Psychologist working in a large hospital trust, providing specialist intervention when psychological difficulties are related to physical health problems. Often emotional difficulties can arise following a new diagnosis of a condition, appearance and bodily changes following surgery and/or treatment, or when managing a chronic, ongoing health condition. I can also provide support and intervention when making decisions about whether to undergo a particular form of surgery or treatment.

I draw on a range of psychological models to inform my practice and will tailor these to suit the individual. I primarily draw on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Metacognitive Therapy (MCT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Karen Wigzell
Karen Wigzell
Cognitive Behavioural & EMDR Therapist
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (Level 2 BABCP accredited)
Post Graduate Certificate in Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (IAPT)
BSc with Honours Degree in Psychology
Member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
Trained in Long Term Health Condition and Medically Unexplained Symptoms
Trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy on an Accredited Program by the EMDR Association UK and Ireland.
GDPR Compliant
I am a British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with 7 years of NHS experience and a qualified CBT therapist. I am an accredited CBT Therapist and have worked in various NHS adult mental health foundation trusts. I have also worked in secondary care for ten years and in the Prison Service on a drugs and alcohol Offender Behaviour Programme.

I am currently working in the NHS. I work with people aged 16 years and over. In addition to using my CBT skills, I am also trained in EMDR, Compassion Focussed Therapy and more recently use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with chronic conditions such as long term health conditions. I have also just started to supervise other clinicians in the NHS. I work flexibly and adaptively, depending on the individuals needs and enjoy developing other people’s understanding of themselves and learning ways to work towards their goals.

I have been working in the private sector also for around 2 years now and find the contrast between NHS and private work fascinating. My approach is to be collaborative as we develop a solid foundation from which to build understanding, knowledge and skills to work towards a client’s difficulties. I work with the following problems:

Depression
Anxiety
Health Anxiety
OCD
Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Social Anxiety
Panic Disorder
Trauma Focussed CBT
PTSD using EMDR
Low Self Esteem
Perfectionism
Body Dysmorphia Disorder
Long Term Health conditions
Specific Phobia

I am passionate and care a great deal about how I work therapeutically with my clients. I am an open and honest individual and promote this approach within the therapy I provide to allow for collaboration and a warm, empathic experience.
Dr Becky Ashton
Dr Becky Ashton
Clinical Psychologist
DClinPsych
BSc Psychology (Hons) 1st Class
Advanced CFT (Compassion Focussed Therapy) Skills
GDPR Compliant
I have over 8 years experience of working within both NHS and private settings. I specialise in working with children and adults with physical health difficulties in my current role as a Clinical Psychologist in a large city-centre hospital. I have extensive experience of providing assessment, formulation and intervention with a range of people experiencing anxiety, panic, depression, trauma, OCD, adjustment, work-related stress/burnout and relationship issues.

I understand that it can be hard to talk to a professional about difficult thoughts and feelings. I believe that talking about issues that are causing you challenges with a trusted professional can help to provide clarity and enable you to process your emotions in a helpful way.

It is important to me to build a positive relationship with my clients and create a safe space to talk about their difficulties. I am passionate about helping people build confidence to make meaningful and sustainable changes to their lives. My approach to supporting clients is flexible and tailored to the person. I find that developing a collaborative understanding of the person's issues can help to inform the best therapeutic approach.

During our initial assessment, we will discuss your hopes for psychological support and consider what approach will suit you best. I draw on a number of therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Liz Meller
Liz Meller
Systemic and Family Psychotherapist and Supervisor
MSc Systemic and Family Psychotherapy (Leeds University)
PGc Supervision Skills for Mental Health Professionals (Manchester University)
Cert in Higher Education in Addiction Studies (Leeds University)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy – (Brief UK Bristol)
Level 3 Qualification in Cognitive Behavioral Interventions (Chester University)
NVQ Level 2 Youth and Community Practice (The National Youth agency)
AFT (Association of Family Therapy) Registered Therapist and Supervisor
UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) Registered
GDPR Compliant
I have over 20 years’ experience working alongside children, young people, adults and families in a number of inpatient and community settings. Until recently I worked within the NHS for nearly 20 years in both the child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) and the young person’s substance misuse treatment service. I currently practice privately at The Rooms at both the Poynton and the Knutsford centres with children, young people, adults, couples and families.

Family Therapy:

As a registered systemic and family psychotherapist, I help people in close relationships to help each other. Family therapy enables family members, couples and others who care about each other, to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s perspective, and appreciate each other’s needs. It enables people to build on strengths and make positive changes in their relationships and their lives.

Research shows that family therapy is beneficial for children, young people and adults of all ages experiencing a wide range of difficulties and circumstances. These include (but are not limited to) child, adolescent and adult mental health difficulties, parenting difficulties, illness and disability in families, separation, divorce and step-family life, eating disorders, fostering, adoption and kinship care and substance use.

Individuals:

As well as couples and families I have experience working alongside individuals, with a range of presentations. These include low mood, anxiety, anger, loss, school refusal, difficult attachments, relationship difficulties with peers and family, neurodevelopmental disorders and substance misuse.

As a therapist I draw upon a wide range of models, depending on the need/development/life stage of the individual or family. As an experienced practitioner I aim to work collaboratively with clients ultimately promoting wellbeing and increasing emotional resilience. As a therapist and AFT registered supervisor I adhere to both the AFT and UKCP Codes of Ethics. I am passionate about good practice and evidence based practice (NICE guidelines) in order to safeguard others and promote positive outcomes.

I also provide consultation, training and supervision to other professionals.
Rachel Latimer
Rachel Latimer
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist – BABCP Accredited
Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy
BSc (Hons) Psychology
GDPR Compliant
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and have previously practised as an Assistant Clinical Psychologist. I have experience in providing therapy in rehabilitation centres and hospitals and have delivered CBT to children and young people in school settings as well as in the NHS at CAMHS. I work with people who are struggling with a range of difficulties including depression and anxiety disorders such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety, Panic, Phobias and Low Self-Esteem. I have confidence working with those who may have a diagnosis of ASD or learning difficulties.

I have a friendly and warm approach and will work flexibly to meet the person’s needs. .
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.
Alex Makin
Alex Makin
Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
Bsc Speech and Language Therapy
HCPC registered
Member of the Royal college of speech and language therapists
Trained in Parent Child Interaction therapy (PCI)
GDPR Compliant
Communication is an essential aspect of our lives and I am here to help your child achieve their communicative potential.

I have experience in providing assessment and intervention to children presenting with: speech sound disorders/delays, expressive language delay, stammering and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) presenting both verbal and non-verbal.

And I am keen to work closely with parents to ensure the best outcomes for the child are met. My main aim of therapy is to support the child to develop their communication skills and confIdence to communicate independently
Jan Makin
Jan Makin
Child Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Post Grad Diploma in CBT
Registered Health Visitor
State Certified Midwife
State Registered Nurse
GDPR Compliant


I have over 30 years experience of working with children, more recently as a trained cognitive behavioural therapist. I therefore have a great deal of knowledge and experience around child development, both behavioural and physical.

As well as working in the NHS I have also been working in junior schools with children who have a variety of difficulties including various anxiety disorders; separation anxiety, generalised anxiety, panic, social anxiety, health anxiety and PTSD. I have also seen children who have been bereaved or have low mood.

I am very approachable and greatly enjoy working with children and their parents. I have 6 children of my own.
Victoria Aston
Victoria Aston
Art Psychotherapist
Postgraduate Diploma in Art Therapy (2002)
BA Drawing and Painting (1995)
GDPR Compliant


Art Psychotherapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses visual art media as its primary mode of communication. In the UK, Art Psychotherapists are statutorily regulated by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and must be on its register to practice legally.

Through art making, people can express and explore feelings that are at times confusing and difficult to communicate verbally. Using Art Materials to make images which can be thought about with an Art Psychotherapist may help relieve difficult or painful feelings and can help increase general wellbeing.

Sometimes it can be difficult to talk directly about difficulties and feelings so communicating through another medium may be easier or more appropriate. Sometimes words alone don’t seem to be enough or sometimes there are just too many words – and they can get in the way of being able to be in touch with emotions.

Clients do not need to have any previous experience of expertise in art to benefit from art psychotherapy.

About me

I trained as an art psychotherapist at Queen Margaret University Edinburgh and have been HCPC registered and practicing in NHS mental health services since 2002.

My clinical experience ranges from children and families experiencing the trauma of homelessness, adults addressing substance misuse and children and their families impacted by childhood sexual trauma.

I now specialise in adult mental health, particularly the emotional and psychological impact of complex trauma across the life span. I currently provide art psychotherapy to an NHS psychotherapy service.

I have additional training in Systemic Family Therapy, Mentalisation Based Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, and integrate these approaches into 1-1 Art Psychotherapy according the needs of the client. Following an initial session, a block of assessment sessions will be offered and either short, medium or longer term therapy may be provided.
Dominik Zagala
Dominik Zagala
Integrative Psychotherapist
Advanced Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy (1 year)
Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (4 years)
MA in Psychology (5 years)
BACP Registered
GDPR Compliant


My name is Dominik Zagala, I am an Integrative Psychotherapist which means I use a variety of approaches when working with my clients. I have received extensive training in Psychology and Psychotherapy.

I have a wealth of valuable experience both within the UK and Poland. From 2012 until 2015 I worked in Poland as a Psychologist, for the Polish Institute of Oncology. During my time I provided cancer patients with psychological support and counselling. This also involved running groups and working pragmatically with other professionals.

At the end of 2015 I moved to the UK, since then I have been working within various NHS trusts and settings. I have provided support to patients of the Mental Health Wards of Laureate House (Wythenshawe) and Park House (North Manchester) with therapeutic interventions in groups (2017-2018). I was also responsible of running therapeutic groups for older clients at Whittaker Day Hospital in Ashton-under-Lyne (2019).

Alongside of my employed work I have also my own private practice as a psychotherapist which I established in 2016. Within my private work, I have supported clients (individuals, couples and families), who are experiencing various emotional difficulties and mental health problems. These have included (but are not limited to): 

Anxiety,
Addictions,
Bereavement,
Depression,
Eating disorders,
Health related problems,
Personality disorders, 
Problems in relationships, 
Sexual problems, 
Sleeping problems, 
 Stress and difficult life events,
Suicidal thoughts and behaviours,
Traumas and work-related problems.

As a native Polish speaker, I am registered with PTPIiS (Polish Association for Integrative and Systemic Psychotherapy), as well as the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I therefore attend regular supervision (in both English and Polish) and ensure I follow the ethical guidelines.

Psychotherapy has been my passion and drive for many years. As a kind, empathic, understanding person, I encourage individuals to share their thoughts, concerns and worries within a safe environment.

I enjoy the process of supporting clients in their personal journeys, growth and moments of self-discovery, to work through difficulties and ultimately reach their goals.
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.
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.
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.
Julie Haworth
Julie Haworth
Counsellor & Integrative Psychotherapist
PGCert. Integrative Psychotherapist, MBACP Reg.
PGCert. Education


I am an experienced BACP Registered Counsellor and Integrative Psychotherapist, providing individual counselling and psychotherapy. I have worked in various NHS settings, and continue to work part-time as an NHS counsellor in Manchester.

My main areas of interest are bereavement, grief and loss, childhood bullying, domestic abuse, childhood sexual abuse, low mood, low self confidence, identity issues.

My counselling practice integrates a number of theoretical models. I aim to help people develop their inner freedoms to interpret their experiences meaningfully. I work by building a therapeutic relationship grounded in courage, creativity, warmth, compassion, and honesty. You will be encouraged to trust in your intuitive ability and together, we will work through the issues bringing you to therapy, building your confidence to make the changes you want to make.

If you've never been in counselling or psychotherapy, it can be hard to believe that talking can be helpful. But if you’re depressed and feeling bad about yourself, you can be profoundly helped by an in-depth conversation in which you come to trust, understand and respect yourself. If your emotions are confusing, talking about them can bring clarity. Talking about your stress and anxiety is a first step toward making it manageable.

When you give yourself time and space to be heard, and when someone truly listens, talking can help you feel connected, valued, whole, and respected.
Helen Carty
Helen Carty
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Postgraduate Certificate in CBT Supervision 2018
Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy Merit 2010
Postgraduate Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Merit 2009
Practitioner Accreditation British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Part I EMDR 2007/Part II EMDR 2014/Part III EMDR 2015
Part I EMDR Children & Adolescents 2017
Webster Stratton Parenting Training 2012
MA Philosophy, Psychiatry & Society 1999
BA Hons Health Studies 2:1 1991
Diploma of the College Of Occupational Therapy 1984
HCPC registered
GDPR compliant


I have worked in mental health services in the NHS since 1984 with adults and most recently as a senior clinician with children and adolescents in a CAMHS service. I have a wealth of experience in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of mental health difficulties including low mood, anxiety, panic, worry, OCD, PTSD, separation anxiety, social anxiety, and specific phobias. I am experienced in helping parents/carers with the challenges they may face when caring for a young person who has mental health difficulties. I am also trained in the delivery of the Incredible Years Programme (Webster Stratton) and I have co-facilitated on the Triple P Teen Programme. I am able to incorporate this knowledge when supporting parents/carers. If appropriate I am also able to offer treatment to parents/carers with regard to low mood and anxiety.

My initial aim when working with children/young people and their parent/carer is to develop a shared understanding of their difficulties and what might be maintaining their distress. From there we would discuss the most appropriate intervention (CBT/EMDR) according to the young person’s needs and preferences. I would routinely liaise with parents/carers in order for them to be able to support the treatment and progress of their young person.

I have a strong commitment to ongoing professional development and clinical supervision, and I ensure that I am informed of current research in relation to working with children and young people.
Dr Louise Joy-Johnson
Dr Louise Joy-Johnson
Clinical Psychologist
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology 
M.Sc Human Resource Management 
BA (Hons) Psychology 
HCPC registered
Chartered Member of British Psychological Society 
GDPR Compliant

I am a chartered Clinical Psychologist dedicated to providing emotional support and specialist treatment for a wide range of difficulties. I have worked with children, families and adults but currently mostly work with adults. Examples of problems I work with include:

- Depression
- Anxiety
- OCD
- Self-harm
- Personality Disorders
- Sleep difficulties
- Trauma
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship difficulties
- Sexual abuse
- Bereavement
- Weight management

I appreciate how difficult it can be to talk about such difficulties and therefore prioritise creating a respectful, safe, and non-judgmental space that facilitates positive change and enables recovery. Over the past 15 years I have worked in numerous roles across various settings in South Africa, Ireland and the UK – the NHS, schools, hospitals, community services, third sector agencies, private and corporate sectors. I work in a flexible way, adapting my approach to meet an individual’s needs. I draw on a range of therapeutic models, depending on personal needs and preferences, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Compassion-Focussed Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness Practice, Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Attachment, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Solution Focussed Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Life Coaching.
Sarah Rawsthorn
Sarah Rawsthorn M.Ed.
Special Educational Needs Consultant
B.Sc(Hons) Education
M.Sc Education
GDPR compliant
Sarah has 30 years experience working with families and schools the mainstream, independent and SEND educational sectors as a teacher, manager and local authority advisor in the UK and abroad. Sarah has successfully run a Community Interest Educational Consultancy company, Edge Inclusion Partners since 2013 and now joins forces with The Rooms to provide educational expertise.

Sarah offers;
Educational Assessment:
 - Specific Learning Difficulties; Dyslexia and Dyscalculia, Working Memory and Processing Speed, Non Verbal Reasoning Assessment and Report Writing
 - Casework; consultation, recommendations for intervention, signposting, advocacy and support during professional meetings
 -  Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) support

Sarah provides an expert, integrated education and training service for all, she is committed to supporting each child, family, educational setting or organisation by providing a bespoke service to meet specific requirements.
Caroline Worth
Caroline Worth
Psychodynamic Therapist
B.A. (hons) Psychology and Health
PGDip Psychodynamic Therapy
PGDip Clinical Supervision
Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) practitioner
Relate Trained
MBACP (accredited for over 10 years)
GDPR compliant
I have worked in the NHS for over 20 years having extensive expertise working with a wide range of clients; I also have a clinic at The Priory Hospital, Altrincham offering individual and couples work for almost 15 years.

I am a fully accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) which is a national association for practitioners. Psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors can become members only if they meet exacting standards and training requirements. These conditions were introduced to protect the public and to insure the high quality of available psychological therapies.

What I Treat
In my role as Psychodynamic Therapist in a NHS psychological therapies team for adults in Cheshire, I offer specialist assessments and therapy; alongside supervision and mentoring. As a sessional therapist at the Priory, I offer treatment for individuals and couples. Previously I have worked within secondary care services.

I am trained primarily in psychodynamic therapy, also offering related therapy models adapted to each client. I focus on Psychodynamic therapy; Bereavement; Relationship issues; Depression; Adjustment Disorder; Childhood Trauma; Anxiety Disorders, connected to past trauma; Individual therapy; Couples Therapy; Trauma; Relationship problems.

Aim
I believe in helping you to understand your symptoms better, to learn what things help and hinder your emotional wellbeing, and recognise what changes are needed to maintain progress long-term. I aspire to help you to improve your emotional wellbeing.
Amanda Boden
Amanda Boden
Counseller and Psychotherapist
Advanced Diploma (CPCAB) – Counselling and Psychotherapy
Diploma in Counselling (CPCAB)
IAPT – Couples Counselling for Depression
Registered Member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy)
GDPR Compliant
I have 10 years experience working in a variety of mental health services providing support for adults, young people and couples. For the last 5 years I have worked within an IAPT (Improving Access for Psychological Therapies) provider focusing on outreach work in GP Surgeries, Children’s Centres and a Recovery College.

 I work as a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist using different theoretical models to enable me to work effectively with each individual client and not expect the client to fit the theory. I offer a safe space which is non-judgemental and confidential to enable clients to explore issues and difficulties they may be experiencing in their lives. I believe the therapeutic relationship is an extremely important part of the process. I am passionate about supporting people, enabling them to facilitate change, gain self awareness, personal growth and finding their best way forward.

As a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) I work within their Ethical Framework. It is a requirement to have regular clinical supervision to ensure effective and safe practice. Ongoing CPD (Continuing Professional Development) is essential and over the years this has included undertaking training in many areas – Working with Young People, Suicide Awareness, ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) awareness, Couples. Domestic Abuse, Anger Management Long Term Conditions as well as all mandatory in house training within an IAPT provider.
Dr Lesley Goodson
Dr Lesley Goodson
Senior Clinical Psychologist
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology
HCPC registered
British Psychological Society Accredited
GDPR Compliant
I have worked in the NHS for over 15 years and I presently work as a senior clinical psychologist supporting children, young people adults and their families. I have experience of working with severe mental health problems, including anxiety & panic, OCD, PTSD and depression. I have also provided intensive support to individuals who engage in self harm and para-suicidal behaviours. Throughout my career I have developed my skills in delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) with adults, children and adolescents, both individually and in groups. I have also ran groups for parents of children who present with challenging behaviour, ADHD and ASD using The Incredible Years Programme.

I currently specialise in providing comprehensive neurodevelopmental assessments that focus primarily on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder/Condition (ASD/C). I am trained in the use of the Autistic Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and the Autism Diagnostic Inventory – Revised (ADI-R). I believe in being able to offer a range of evidenced approaches tailored to best support the individual’s need.
Dr Lydia Rizopoulos
Dr Lydia Rizopoulos
Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
MSc Psychology
BA (Hons) Social and Political Sciences, specialising in Psychology (Cantab)
Member of the British Psychological Society and Committee Member of the Division for Counselling Psychology North West Branch
HCPC registered
GDPR Compliant
I have 12 years of experience working therapeutically with clients in private, NHS and charity organisations. My practice is based on working creatively, compassionately and collaboratively towards agreed goals. Integral to my way of working, is building a positive therapeutic relationship. I provide a non-judgemental, safe space to enable clients to develop insight into themselves and their difficulties. My aim is to help clients move forward from a place of feeling stuck, in order to reduce distress and suffering. I believe we all deserve to live happy, authentic and fulfilling lives; therapy can help identify barriers to achieving this and find ways forward.

I work with clients with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, panic, low mood and depression, eating disorders, grief and bereavement, low self-esteem, self-criticism, relationship issues and life transitions. I work in an integrative way, drawing on a range of evidence-based psychological models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy. The philosophy and practice of mindfulness is also utilised in my practice. Therapy is tailored to each individual client as each person is unique and will have their own story, values and hopes for therapy.

In addition to my private practice, I work within a NHS eating disorders service providing individual and group psychological therapy for clients with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorder.

Our initial meeting will be an assessment during which we will gain a shared understanding of your difficulties and hopes for therapy.
Tom Berry
Tom Berry
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, BABCP Accredited
Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies (Level 2 BABCP Accredited)
BSC Hons Degree in Sport and Health Studies (First Class)
Fully Accredited Member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Level 2 (Distinction) Supporting Teaching and Learning in the Classroom
GDPR Compliant
My name is Tom Berry and I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Accredited member of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP), adhering to their internationally renowned standards and scientifically proven methods of treatment. Having worked with people experiencing mental health difficulties for over a decade, I have a wealth of experience working with children, adolescents and adults in public, private, health and educational settings. Some of the main difficulties I am experienced in treating include: 

Anxiety Disorders 
Panic
Depression
Phobias
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Low self-esteem/confidence
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
​Stress
Anger
Sleep difficulties 

​My main passion is found in working together with clients in order to develop a shared understanding of their difficulties before working together as a team to overcome these difficulties and pursue a happier, more meaningful life, free from distress. I believe in working collaboratively as this supports in empowering clients to become equipped with the necessary tools to continue what they achieve in therapy long after they finish, ensuring that the therapy process is short term in regards to time and costings, however, long term in regards to achievements. In order to ensure that I provide patients with the best level of care, I continue to access regular CPD training events and supervision with an accredited therapist. I am passionate about learning new methods of supporting individuals in order to make sure that I have a wide range of skills and tools to support varying difficulties and personality types.

Every step of the therapy process is completed with the utmost compassion and understanding and is completed in a safe environment in order to ensure that clients feel able to explore their difficulties freely without judgement. 
Ffion Brooks
Ffion Brooks
CBT Therapist
Bsc PSychology
PGDip Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CYP)
BABCP Accredited
GDPR Compliant
I have over 9 years experience of supporting children and young people with common mental health problems. I am an accredited CBT Therapist and I have gained my experience working in the NHS, private sector and in schools.

I have worked with a wide range of common mental health problems including depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, PTSD, specific phobias and other conditions. I have experience of using CBT and supporting those who also have additional neurodevelopmental needs such as Autism.

I understand the importance of implementing the CBT protocols, however adapting the principals to the needs of the young person and their family.