Psychologists

DR JUSTIN SAVAGE

LEAD CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Dr Savage uses training and experience in various therapies such as, Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness to work with a range of people and problems. He specialises in ISTDP as this approach is designed to be highly effective and create long lasting change in as short a time-frame as possible. He works collaboratively with people to tailor therapy to individual needs.

He has been working in mental health since 2003, having gained his first degree in psychology. He subsequently qualified as a Clinical Psychologist from the University of Birmingham and worked for several years in secondary care adult mental health services in the NHS. This involved working with moderate to severe mental health problems including eating disorders, anxiety, depression and personality disorders. Supervising, consultation and teaching were also regular parts of his roles.

As the Lead Clinical Psychologist, he oversees the therapeutic input of the wellbeing centre and offers therapy to adults as individuals, groups and couples. He also provides consultation, teaching, training and supervision. He is professionally registered with both the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). Dr Savage receives regular clinical supervision and peer supervision from qualified colleagues.

Therapists

GEMMA FORSHAW

CBT/EMDR THERAPIST

Gemma is a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and trained EMDR therapist. She is fully accredited with the BABCP and has over 13 years’ experience working within Primary Care Mental Health Services, delivering high quality and evidence-based psychological therapies to people suffering psychological distress, including: depression, anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, trauma, PTSD, health anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia, OCD, low self-worth, interpersonal difficulties.

Among other qualifications, she has a BSc Hons degree in Psychology with Counselling Skills, a Post Graduate Certificate in Primary Mental Health Care, a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and has completed training in EMDR; Parts 1, 2 & 3.

Gemma works collaboratively with people to identify and work towards their goals using effective approaches to best meet their needs and achieve the most out of therapy. A focus often includes helping towards preventing similar difficulties in the future by people being able to develop greater insights into things that maintain problems and importantly, developing various strategies to change these.

NATASHA HARVEY

CLINICAL HYPNOTHERAPIST

Natasha is an Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist (also having completed training in other therapies). She would like to help you to make positive life changes and get to the root cause of what has  been holding you back or causing you a problem. Every session she provides will be tailored to you, focusing on  the goals and results you want.

She will use a mixture of complementary therapies and tools from Hypnotherapy, NLP, (neuro linguistic programming), EFT (emotional freedom technique), EMDR, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy). This involves bringing together science and energy to help create positive shifts to help you change thoughts, habits, behaviours, self limiting beliefs and rewire neural pathways for a more joyous life.

MATT SHINTON

COUNSELLOR

Matt is a qualified Counsellor with over 10 years’ experience, gained in several settings: the NHS, higher education and private practice. As a registered and accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) he adheres to an ethical framework that places you at the centre of our work, but most importantly provides you with a safe environment to explore your feelings and experiences.

Matt holds various qualifications: A Diploma in Counselling, A Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling Supervision, Master’s degrees in Counselling Psychology and Psychological Trauma, and is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing).

He has experience of working with many issues – relationship; bereavement and loss; anxiety; PTSD; stress – but more importantly, his intent, when working with Clients, is to develop a safe, therapeutic relationship whereby you, as the expert, can talk about what you need to, enabling you to find the answers you seek.

CAROL BANCROFT

COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIST

Carol is a fully qualified and experienced complementary therapist with over 10 years of hands on experience in the complementary therapy field. She is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists, the Complementary Therapists Association as well as the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council.

Her initial training was at the Swedish Institute of Health Sciences based in New York City gaining an Associate Degree in Health Sciences majoring in Massage Therapies. She is extensively trained in many forms of massage including swedish (relaxation), deep tissue, therapeutic, sports, prenatal (pregnancy),onsite/seated massage and Indian Head massage as well as shiatsu and reflexology. Carol is always looking to further her knowledge in the complementary health field so she can provide her clients with first class therapies.

Carol specialises in treating each client as a unique individual and customises each session to meet the clients specific needs. She provides her clients with premier quality wellness through excellent massage techniques and exceptional customer service so they have a rewarding experience and leave the therapy room in the best place they can be.

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