Our Therapists

Helen Watson: Clinic Director, Trauma Specialist and Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

Helen is co-owner and director of Silver Street Clinic and is a psychotherapist specialising in trauma, anxiety and depression.  She is a Post Graduate Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, also trained to EMDR level 3 and EFT level 2. Helen draws on her training in a range of psychological approaches including; motivational interviewing, mindfulness, stress management, schema work and solution focussed therapy. She is able to provide an integrative and individualised approach to therapy. Helen has a background in nursing, has worked with the armed forces for 17 years, has experience as a clinical supervisor and has over 30 years of experience in the field of mental health. 

Sessions £80.00 per hour.

PTSD Depression Anxiety EMDR

Andrew Harris: BSc (Hons) MSc PgCert PgDip CBT

Andrew is qualified in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), having trained at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Psychotherapy at Kings College London, and Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).

 

Having worked in adult mental health since 2011 and now leading a clinical team at a distinguished London NHS Talking Therapies Service, Andrew has extensive experience in helping people with common and complex difficulties. He notably specialises in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, and a range of other types of anxiety.

 

Andrew has further expertise in working with people whose low mood or anxiety is associated to physical health problems, such as persistent pain, diabetes, and chronic fatigue.  He also draws on training and personal practice of Mindfulness, Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) to ensure problems can be tackled with varying approaches and that therapy feels thoughtfully considered. 

 

Andrew is a fully accredited member of the BABCP and member of the EMDR Association.

 

Rachel Whyte: MSc, PGDip PGCert BA/BSc 

Rachel is BABCP accredited and specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and EMDR.

Rachel has over 12 years of experience of working with a variety of patient groups and in a range of clinical settings including the NHS and forensic settings. Rachel has experience of working with individuals with a range of mental health difficulties, working with both adults and adolescents, she is able to draw upon a broad range of knowledge to help clients build awareness and develop skills to manage a range of emotional difficulties.

Rachel has special interest areas focusing on complex trauma, perinatal mental health care, individual and group supervision of practitioners within NHS settings. Rachel has also delivered workshops, which focus on building awareness around mental health needs and practitioner burnout.

Rachel works with individuals suffering from a variety of mood disorders such as depression, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, social phobia and post-traumatic stress disorder. She also works with complex and acute disorders such as bipolar, psychosis and complex trauma.

Sessions £80.00, Supervision £55.00.

PTSD Anxiety Depression EMDR OCD

Dr Annie Sheldrake: HPCP Registered Consultant, Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Annie qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 1991 and specialised in Neuropsychology in 1994. She had worked since 1988 in the NHS in the areas of Adult Mental Health; Older Adult Mental Health and specialist Neuropsychology services, including Traumatic Brain Injury; Stroke and Dementias. Annie spent the majority of my career working with people and their families after a traumatic brain injury caused by road traffic accidents; assaults and falls. She has developed and managed the neuropsychological service for the local Dementia and Stroke rehabilitation services, and is qualified to undertake and interpret neuropsychological tests; provide person-centred neuropsychological interventions; develop programmes to help people with behaviour that challenges and provide psychological therapeutic interventions.

Annie is particularly keen to stress in her work the importance of considering the needs of everybody following brain damage, whether this is due to injury or disease. She have developed a particular interest over the years in working with couples affected by brain injury using Emotion Focused therapy (EFT) ; Attachment theory and her knowledge of the impact of neuropsychological cognitive changes such as poor memory; attention difficulties; executive deficits etc and how these impact on peoples day to day interactions and relationship with themselves and others. She considers it her priority to assist individuals to find their own ways to be more settled with what often are lifelong and life-debilitating changes.

PTSD

Kate Tyler: Trauma Specialist and Mindfulness Teacher

Registered Mental Health Nurse, Dip.HE Health Studies, Specialist Mental Health Practitioner, Cert.HE Addictions Counselling, fully trained and accredited EMDR Consultant. PG DIP psychological trauma and trained mindfulness teacher.

Kate is a Trauma Specialist with particular areas of interest in military trauma and trauma-related chronic pain. She also offers addictions counselling, specialist mental health assessments and therapy for a range of general mental health issues including stress management, depression and relationship problems.

Kate undertakes individual and group work which includes training in Mindfulness, Stress and Anger Management.

 

PTSD Mindfulness  Addiction Anxiety

Depression EMDR

Paula Appleton: MBACP (Accred) Psychotherapist, Counselling (Dip), and EMDR Practitioner 

Within Paula’s private practice over the last 16 years, she has developed expertise across a wide-ranging expanse of issues such as Anxiety, Abuse, Anger, Bereavement, Confidence, Complex Trauma, Depression, Disability, Health Related Issues, Low Self-Esteem, Neurodiversity, Personal Development, Post-Traumatic Stress, Pregnancy Related Issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Sexuality, Stress, Work Related Issues.

Paula also has extensive experience working within the emergency services, therefore having a good understanding of the challenges and trauma that can often present as a result of the nature of the work within this kind of environment.

Paula utilises her knowledge, skills & training from, Eye Movement Desensitising Reprocessing (EMDR). Grief & Bereavement Counselling O.A. Dip. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Dip (CBT). Advanced Creative Therapy. Certificate in Couples Counselling and Mindfulness. Therefore, offering a comprehensive range of techniques to support clients through their journey.

Other interests in her continual professional development have been Brain Injury Awareness, Child Protection, Domestic Abuse, Suicide Awareness/Prevention, and Neurodiversity such as Autism, Dyslexia, and Dyscalculia.

Paula works with adults individually as well as offering couples therapy and is also able to offer Clinical Supervision.

Sessions between £60.00 - £80.00 depending on type of treatment.

  Anxiety  Depression  EMDR PTSD Mindfulness


Helen Stapley: Child and Adolescent Psychodynamic Counsellor (BACP Registered) 

Helen qualified with a master's from the University of Essex in Psychodynamic Counselling specialising in Children and Adolescents. Is a registered member of the BACP and is in her 4th year of practice working in both schools and in private practice.

With experience in helping children and young people facing difficult issues such as depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, feelings of self-harm, school refusal, anxiety and relationship issues amongst others, Helen focuses on providing a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you can come to be listened to and supported in making sense of what is troubling you; so that you can move forward with an increased sense of self-confidence and contentment.

Some children and young people may not have the words to describe their feelings to start with, so Helen offers play and art materials as a way for younger clients to explore and express their emotions. Helen also understands and recognises the importance of working with parents, and therefore offers regular reviews during the therapy process.

Dr Anna Crozier BSc, MBBS, DRCOG, MRCGP, MSc (Clin Hyp), MRCPsych.  

I am a NHS GP with an MSc in Clinical Hypnotherapy.  I am also a Senior Registrar in Psychiatry and Medical Psychotherapy (ST8) specialising in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (M1 Tavistock). I offer Hypnotherapy at the Silver Street Clinic for a range of emotional and physical health problems, such as Anxiety, Phobias, Insomnia, OCD, Addiction, Eating Disorders and low self-esteem, to name a few. 

Hypnotherapy is a holistic treatment that embraces the fact that the mind and body are intricately bound up with each other.  Western medicine has traditionally treated them as entirely separate.  But a health problem is never fully located in the body or mind.  Each impacts the experience of the other in a constant interplay.  Your mind will have a particular experience of your physical body – no two people will experience a physical health problem in the same way.  And in turn, your mind has a profound effect on your body.  Evidence for this includes the astonishing power of the placebo effect.  Hypnotherapy brings this together and treats it as one.

£139 per session. Reduced rates available for block bookings. 

For more details, please see my website: https://drcrozier.com


Hannah Taylor: Accredited EMDR Practitioner. Dip HE RN (Mental Health)

Hannah is a Registered Mental Health Nurse with over 15 years' experience in both the NHS and private sector. Specialist areas worked in include child & adolescent services, Eating Disorders and postnatal depression. She has most recently worked in an NHS inpatient service working with people with depression, anxiety, psychosis, obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Accredited EMDR practitioner with the EMDR Association UK & Ireland. Diploma, Practitioner skills for Eating Disorders. Certificate of credit, Solution Focused Brief Therapy.

Anxiety Depression  EMDR PTSD

Jennifer Raindle : BACP Accredited Person-Centered Counsellor

A registered member of the British Association for counselling and psychotherapy (BACP). An accredited member of the National counselling society (NCS). An advanced practitioner working with children & young people (NCS advanced specialist).

Jennifer is an experienced and creative senior school counsellor who has experience working with both adults and young people.

She is a trauma-informed practitioner and supports addiction, divorce & separation groups. She has worked with Self-harm, Suicide awareness, Anxiety management, Depression, Domestic Abuse and Narcissism abuse. Other interests in Jennifer's continuing professional development have been providing therapy for LGBTQ issues.

Jennifer currently works in schools as well as working privately here at Silver Street Clinic. Jennifer is able to offer sessions after 3:00 pm Monday - Thursday and Fridays all day, as well as weekend appointments occasionally.

Depression Anxiety


Laura Fulcher MA.:  Dip.Sup. UKCP Accred. MBACP, PGCE

Child and Adolescent Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor

Laura graduated in 2010 from  Terapia/ Middlesex University where she gained an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling for Children and Young People.   Since then she has worked as a counsellor in schools, bereavement support, private practice and CAMHS.   She has worked with young people for over 30 years as she was previously a supply teacher in mainstream and special schools.  She is used to working wiith children with learning difficulties such as ASD.

As an integrative therapist Laura uses the methods that best fit her client.  Younger children often like to work in a sand tray with model animals or use paint, puppets, clay and other materials to express their feelings and concerns.  Some teenagers use drawing or music to express themselves,  as well as face to face talking.  Laura offers consultation to parents and carers and can work with them as a direct way of supporting the child.

Laura has a Diploma in Supervision.

Family Therapy Anxiety Depression OCD

Child/Adolescent Psychotherapy

DrJack Hawksley : Clinical Psychologist. PsychD, CPsychol.

Jack is a clinical psychologist and therapist. He's worked in the NHS and other mental health services for over a decade, and has worked with most psychological problems with a broad range of clients. Jack is trained in a variety of approaches including psychodynamic psychotherapy, CBT, IPT and EMDR. And takes care to adapt his work according to what is most useful and makes most sense to his clients.

Jack is a chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the HCPC and BPS. He is also an accredited practitioner of EMDR Europe and IPT-UK.

  Anxiety  Depression  EMDR PTSD Addiction

Julian Hayes

Julian Hayes : Integrative Psychotherapist. BA (Hons), Integ, Psy, Dip CBT, NLP, Comp

Julian is a qualified Integrative Psychotherapist & Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, with a wide range of experience working within the NHS, Private and voluntary sectors, providing counselling and psychotherapy for clients with diverse backgrounds and needs.

He is currently working in private practice and as a psychological advisor to 'Help for Heroes'. He is an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of the British Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP).

The therapeutic approach Julian incorporates is an integrative compassionate mind approach, this mean that he has trained and practiced in a variety of different psychological and psychical approaches that aim to assist people in finding their way through their current and historical difficulties. As humans we all experience difficulties throughout our lives, at some point we may feel it of benefit to seek specialist support as a way of improving our quality of life and relationships, this is where his approach provides the flexibility to see people as individuals who currently seek to improve their  experience of life.

Julian works with many varied issues but has a special interest in the study of gender and gender differences, relationships, sex and porn addiction, drug and alcohol abuse and the impact of ill health on people’s lives.

Addiction  Anxiety  Depression Psychosexual

EMDR

Lorraine Bacon: Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist - BA (hons) Counselling Studies & Mental Health, Dip HE Psychosexual & Relationship Therapy.

I am a qualified & experienced Person-Centred Counsellor who specialises in Psychosexual & Relationship Therapy. The principle of my approach is to create the opportunity to build a trusting 'Therapeutic Relationship’.

I specialize in working with either individuals or couples who are experiencing relationship problems, being communication breakdown resulting in disconnection within the relationship, also Sexual identity, Intimacy Issues, Fetishism, Infidelity, Libido loss, Sexual difficulties, Sexual Addiction or Sexual Dysfunctions such as:

  • Loss of desire/interest
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Vaginismus (Involuntary spasm of the circumvaginal muscles)
  • Dyspareunia (female) (Pain with sexual intercourse/penetration)
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Orgasmic Disorder

I am a full member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists) and I abide by their code of ethics.

Psychosexual

Mags Aldridge: BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Mags is a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and has worked for a variety of different mental health services within the NHS for over 15 years.

Mags is able to work with people experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties including Depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Health Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Panic Disorder. Mags has a particular interest in working with those who may have experienced re-current depressive episodes and anxiety which may be linked to issues of low self-esteem.

She has more recently specialised in providing individual treatment and group reflective practice for those who worked within Health and Social Care Services during the Covid 19 Pandemic. She is also experienced in writing and presenting Webinars and Training Sessions both for those who are experiencing mental health difficulties themselves and those wish to enhance their knowledge to support others in their own practice.

Mags has supervised a number of Trainee CBT Therapists, Trainee Clinical Psychologists and Assistant Psychologists and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners through her roles within the NHS.

PTSD  Anxiety Depression OCD

Dr Birgit Vote: BPS Chartered and HCPC Registered Psychologist

Birgit came to Psychology in 2002 and received a MSc in Psychology from the University of Goettingen in Germany. She has completed a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology in the UK, which specialised in CBT and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and on the Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS). Birgit is an HCPC registered Practitioner Psychologist, and is accredited by the BABCP to offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). She is also an EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner and a Schema Therapist working towards certification.

She offers individualised psychological interventions for depression and anxiety problems and therapy for complex trauma, anger and stress management, work issues, grief/loss and relationship problems. She has worked with a wide variety of people, from all walks of life and ages and background in different therapeutic settings including private practice, within the NHS and the not-for-profit sector.  

Birgit is also registered with the following health insurance providers: AXA, Bupa, and Aviva. 

PTSD  Anxiety Depression OCD Eating Disorders  EMDR


Kevin Amazona: Registered Mental Health Nurse, PgDip CYP-IAPT CBT.

Kevin has worked for the NHS children's mental health services over the past 8 years.

Kevin has been trained to deliver cognitive behavioural therapy to children, adolescents and adults to help them manage their difficulties. Kevin has worked with people who present with generalised anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and self-harm.

PTSD  Anxiety Depression OCD

Jonathan Kestell, NCPS Accredited, BACP Registered

Jonathan is an Integrative Therapist with broad training in Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural and Transaction Analysis talking therapies.

After many years as a senior Risk & Compliance professional in corporate life, Jonathan retrained as a therapist.  In view of his previous career, Jonathan is well placed to help clients with all types of workplace issues and the impacts these can have on our emotional and mental health.

Jonathan works with adult individuals and couples and has experience supporting clients through serious illness, end of life, bereavement and health anxiety issues, along with significant work in anxiety, depression, stress and family / relationship issues.

Anxiety Depression