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Psychotherapy

Lia Younes
BACP UKCP (Trainee Member)
Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist

Lia is a child and adolescent psychotherapist who puts great value in the importance of play and the imagination. She recognises the creative process as an essential tool in helping young people access big feelings, thus deepening their experiences. This helps them to not only gain greater understanding of themselves and others, but also to develop resilience and an overall sense of peace and wellness.

Lia holds a Masters degree in Integrative Child Psychotherapy, a Certificate in Integrative Counselling Skills and an Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic Application of the Arts. She also gained extensive Masters-level training in Special Education for children with multiple and severe disabilities and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Lia adheres to the UKCP, BACP and IATE codes of ethics. Lia prioritises the therapeutic relationship with each child as central to her practice. She offers an integrative and holistic approach, meaning that she draws upon her training in various theoretical models, including Attachment, Psycho-Dynamic, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt therapy, largely supported by the latest neurobiological research.

Lia strongly believes in the importance of supporting significant adults in each child’s life. She offers individual coaching to parents and teachers, in order to inspire and empower them to reach their own potential and to become the carers they aspire to be. Lia helps adults to develop a positive and reflective approach to caring for children, always holding in mind their very unique story and circumstances.  With over 15 years experience working with children, parents and educators in various countries and settings, Lia is committed to dedicating her work to supporting our young people and to creating resilient, supportive communities that prioritise overall well-being.Lia is bilingual and offers her services in both English and in French.

Shirlee Kay
MBACP UKCP

Shirlee Kay has been bringing emotional insight to her work with individuals and couples for over twenty years. Her personal ethos and aim is to provide clients with the tools they need to discover their own internal resources and to develop their emotional resilience. Gaining clarity allows her clients to make better and more informed choices for themselves and within their relationships.

Shirlee is an accredited MBACP psychotherapist, a Relate Licensed practitioner, a COSRT sex therapist, Imago couples therapist and a trained UKCP Supervisor.

In her private practice in West London and also within the NHS, Shirlee works with couples and individuals focusing on issues concerning relationships, sexual problems and issues of fertility, IVF and miscarriage. She works both long and short term with clients offering face to face,online, by phone or Skype.  Shirlee’s objective is always working with her client’s needs.

Shirlee began her training at the London Marriage Guidance (now TCCR) and through the years has followed a path which has taken an eclectic mix of psycho-dynamic, psychoanalytical, behavioural and mindfulness practice, allowing her to read and meet the needs of clients in ways best suited to their particular issues and personalities.

Believing professional development both as individual and therapist is an intrinsic part of what she does, Shirlee has continued to study throughout her working life.

Dr Robin Hart
MSc(Psych) MA DPsych AGSM MBACP

Having originally taken a degree in music at the Guildhall School of Music, Robin returned to London University and took an MSc degree in Cognitive & Behavioural Psychotherapy and an MA degree in Psychoanalytic, Anthropological and Cultural Studies. He followed this with a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and completed his Doctoral research in adapting existing treatment and identifying new treatments for anxiety disorders and depression.

Robin subsequently joined the Forensic Psychology team at HMP Wormwood Scrubs in 1997 working clinically and researching the efficacy of treatment on the prison population. He returned to primary care practice in 2002. He is registered and accredited with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy, the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. He has a particular interest in working with a range of anxiety disorders and depression, family and relationship problems.

Robin works with an integrative/eclectic clinical approach.  He also specialises in using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for anxiety and panic attacks, depression, phobias, post-traumatic stress, sleep problems, anger issues and sexual or relationship issues. He supervises fellow clinicians and regularly speaks at international conferences on mental health and the psychology of creativity.

Caroline Weiland
Bereavement Counsellor
BSc, PGDip, (MBACP) (Accred), UKCP

Caroline has worked within the Imperial NHS Trust at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington since 2011. She deals with many different NHS patients at often the most difficult time of their lives whilst coping with traumatic loss of miscarriage and neonatal loss or even losing a child.

She works with women’s issues relating to their psychological and reproductive health, such as infertility, IVF and menopause. She is working on a research dissertation on how a woman makes meaning of a neonatal loss or stillbirth.

Caroline’s existential approach is grounded in building a trusting relationship enabling you and your partner to discuss together and share the issues that bring you both to therapy. There are many different possibilities and ways of living with limiting factors for us all that bring difficulties and hard choices.

Loss occurs in all phases of our lives and working therapeutically with losses is part of coping with life’s uncertainty over which we have no control. The benefit of therapy is an opportunity to acknowledge these limitations, find new possibilities and to clarify where you want to be.

Caroline works with individuals and couples and offer a warm and supportive environment where you can work together at your own pace. Caroline works confidentially within the BACP and UKCP guidelines.