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Meet our practitioners

St Albans Rooms offers access to a range of practitioners, providing a safe, comfortable and confidential setting ensuring you feel secure. To view the full profiles of the practitioners who run their private practices from St Albans Rooms please click on the images (or ‘Learn More’ buttons) below:

Counselling & Therapy, Child & Adolescent Therapy, Hypnotherapy

Dr Emma Rose

Counselling Psychologist

Specialities:
Relational problems, Family issues, Stress, Anxiety, Low mood, Eating disorders, Anger problems, Illness, Life changes, Bereavement, Abuse, and more.

Al Tyers

Psychotherapist

Specialities:
– Anxiety
– Depression and low mood
– Relationship difficulties
– Low self-esteem
– Issues around intimacy
– Shame and guilt
– Loss and bereavement
– Workplace issues such as bullying or stress
– Questions of identity

Ilse du Preez

Clinical Psychologist

Specialities:
I work with a broad rage of mental health challenges including:
– Eating and Food related Issues
– Mental Health (anxiety and depression)
– Personality Disorders
– Trauma

Belinda Shapps

Counsellor / Therapist

Specialities:
Bereavement & Loss
Relationship issues / Separation & divorce
Work related stress
Anxiety & Depression
Family issues
Low self-confidence / self-esteem
Panic attacks
Domestic Abuse
Anti & post-natal emotional health issues

Samantha Miller

Humanistic counsellor

Specialities:
-Supporting survivors of childhood sexual abuse
-Trauma originating in childhood
-Bereavement and grieving process
-Attachment issues
-Suicidal ideation

Dr Paul Workman

Clinical Psychologist & EMDR Therapist

Specialities:
Depression & Low Mood
Anxiety (Worry / Phobias / Panic attacks / OCD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & Complex PTSD
Work & Exam Stress
Low Self-Esteem & Self-Criticism

Sarah Manning

Therapeutic Counsellor

Specialities:
Talking therapy, CBT techniques or creative approaches to help with domestic abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, body image challenges and with those who feel they have lost connection with their true self. 

Tracy Harris

Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Specialities:
• Gender
• Sexuality
• LGBTQ+ plus counselling
• Personal development
• Loss
• Relationship difficulties
• Bereavement

Alison Harvey

Psychodynamic Therapist

Specialities:

relationship issues
grief and loss
work stress
anxiety and depression
disability including neurodivergence
gender challenges
complex trauma including sexual and psychological abuse.

Celia Jarvis

Counsellor

Specialities:
Self-esteem issues for women. Many things can rock our self-esteem – a difficult childhood, a hurtful comment or a disappointing relationship. But self-esteem can be renewed and repaired.

Alison Ryan

Clinical Psychologist

Specialities:
Over 20 years of experience helping people with a wide range of difficulties, from anxiety, work stress and depression, trauma, brain injury and dementia.

Elaine Fong

Family and Systemic Psychotherapist

Specialities:
– Children and young people
– Couples
– Families
– Individuals
– Private healthcare referrals

Bupa recognised healthcare professional

Karine Flynn

Psychotherapist

Specialities:
– Anxiety
– Addictive behaviours
– Coping skills
– Self-esteem
– Relationship issues
– Life transitions
– Depression

CDS UK

Clinic for Dissociative Studies

Specialities:
CDS UK is a registered charity supporting children and adults who have dissociative disorders and complex traumatised states, often following a history of childhood trauma including abuse.

Claire Cooper

Counsellor

Specialities:
Anxiety
Binge eating/compulsive overeating
Depression
Eating Disorders
Family issues
Loss & bereavement
Low self-esteem
Menopause
Relationship problems
Spirituality
Stress

Dr Amy Smith

Counselling Psychologist

Specialities:
Depression
Anxiety
Panic Disorder
Social Anxiety
OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
Health Anxiety
Specific Phobias
Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Anger
Eating Disorders

Dr. Hayley Thompson

Clinical Psychologist

Specialities:
In my work and training I have developed specialist skills to help people who have experienced traumatic life events, and those who are adjusting to and managing physical health conditions and complex situations.

Peter Royal

Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Specialities:
Anxiety
Depression
Anger Issues
Bereavement/Loss
Relationship Issues
Sexuality
Race
Sexual abuse/violence
Low self-esteem/confidence
Family Issues/Estrangement
Workplace Issues

Rina Kakad

Counselling Psychologist in Training

Specialities:
– Anxiety
– Depression and low mood
– Relationship difficulties
– Low self-esteem
– Issues around intimacy
– Shame and guilt
– Loss and bereavement
– Workplace issues such as bullying or stress

Marian Lupascu

Psychotherapist

Specialities:
Depression, Anxiety, Personality disorders
Drugs, Gambling, Alcohol
Phobias
Career Guidance
Couples Therapy

Kathryn Reardon

Psychotherapist & Counsellor

Specialities:
Anxiety
Depression
Bereavement and loss
Health related issues
Relationships
Disordered eating
Pregnancy related issues
Infertility
Baby loss
Disability
Identity issues

Niki Leggett

Counsellor

Specialities:
• Anxiety
• Depression and low mood
• Identity issues,
• LGBTQ+ counselling,
• Menopause
• Neurodiversity
• Personal development
• Relationship difficulties
• Low self-esteem
• Shame and guilt
• Women’s issues
• Workplace issues such as bullying or stress

Lesley Taylor

Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Specialities:
Mental Health/ Emotional crises
Trauma Recovery
Domestic abuse/Coercive control
Anxiety and Depression
Personality Disorders
Bereavement
Relationship/ Family Issues
Workplace stress/ Employment Related issues

Carrie Pollard

Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

Specialities:

I am experienced working with trauma specifically domestic abuse, sexual abuse and childhood abuse and aim to create a space of safety in the therapy for us to think about your experiences and feelings.

Connect Health

NHS Counselling for Depression service

Specialities:
A free NHS service for anyone who is over 16 and registered with a GP in Hertfordshire who may be experiencing low mood, stress, depression, anxiety, dealing with a difficult life event such as bereavement, relationship issues or work problems.

Xena Anderson

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Specialities:
Xena is experienced in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, neurodiversity, learning disabilities and children looked after. Currently, Xena works with young people with moderate to severe mental health difficulties.

Justine Walsh

Child and Adolescent Counsellor

Specialities:
– Abuse
– Anger and aggression
– Anxiety
– Depression / Low mood
– Family breakdown
– Low Self-esteem
– Post-traumatic stress
– Relationships and Trust
– Self-harm
– Trauma

Dr Megan Reay

Clinical Psychologist

Specialities:
I specialise in working with children, adolescents and young adults aged 0-25 who are experiencing one or more of the following difficulties:
– Anxiety
– Depression/ low mood
– OCD
– Eating disorders
– Body dysmorphia
– Low self esteem
– Panic attacks
– Phobias
– Autism
– ADHD
– Tics/ Tourette’s

Dr Nada Okasha

Health Psychologist

Specialities:

Psychological adjustment to long-term conditions
General anxiety
Low mood and depression
Behavioural difficulties in young people
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Neurodevelopmental conditions
Adolescent development

The Autism Pathway

Specialist Clinicians with several years of experience of working with autistic individuals

Specialities:

  • Adult and Child Autism assessment and diagnosis
  • Female presentations of autism

Dr Robyn O’Connell

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Specialities:

– Autism assessment for adults, young people, and children
– EMDR for a range of presentations, including:

• Anxiety including phobias
• Trauma
• Depression and low mood
• Low self-esteem
• Shame and guilt
• Loss and bereavement
• Relationship difficulties
• Workplace issues such as bullying and stress

Dr Lisa Wilson

Clinical Psychologist

Specialities:

– Autism assessments for people over the age of 7.
– Psychological therapy for a range of presentations, including:

• Anxiety
• Trauma
• Depression and low mood
• Low self-esteem
• Shame and guilt
• Loss and bereavement
• Relationship difficulties
• Workplace issues such as bullying and stress

Saleema Davies

Clinical Hypnotherapist

Specialities:
– Anxiety
– Anger management
– Dealing with trauma
– Confidence
– Low self-esteem
– Low mood
– Resilience
– Stress management
– Phobias

Dr Pieter W Nel

Clinical Psychologist

Specialities:

• Unhappiness, loneliness, and grief
• Fears and anxieties
• Relationship difficulties (e.g., couples and families)
• Children and young people
• Parenting
• Traumatic experiences
• Workplace issues

Jonathan Eddie

Counsellor

Specialities:

– Anxiety
– Depression and low mood
– Relationship issues
– Low self-esteem and self-worth
– Issues around intimacy
– Shame and guilt
– Loss and bereavement

Lisa Unger

Emotional and Eating Disorder Specialist

Specialities:

Anorexia (BMI dependent)
Binge Eating
Body Image
Bulimia
Disordered Eating
Emotional Eating
Neurodiversity & Eating Disorders

GP (Private Doctors), Physiotherapy, Aesthetics, Nutritionist, Acupuncture, Naturopathy, Foot Health

London Doctors Clinic

Private GP and Healthcare Services

Specialities:
We’re a group of private GPs and healthcare providers and we’ve now opened a clinic for you in St Albans. 

EBS Physiotherapy

Ebrahim Hassanali BSc MCSP MAACP Dip

Director/ Lead Physiotherapist

Specialities:
Musculoskeletal (MSK) Physiotherapy

We deal with all types of pains and injuries and the clinic specialises in sports injuries and rehab. We have experience in treating professional level and amateur athletes.

Caroline Mansfield

Registered Naturopath, Live Blood Microscopist

Specialities:
Conditions that respond well to a naturopathic approach;
Allergies
Anxiety
Asthma
Blood sugar imbalances
Stress
Bowel dysfunction
Poor sleep
Constant infections
Fatigue
Menopause
Headaches
High blood pressure
Weight problems

Aysha Ibrahim

Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner

Specialities:
– Anti-ageing treatments
– Skin specialist- medical grade skin care
– Fat dissolving injections – Aqualyx
– Anti-wrinkle injections
– Medical grade micro-needling – SkinPen
– Advanced dermal fillers
– Profhilo

SQNAID

Ira Miesnikowicz

Cosmetologist

Specialities:
– Plallet Rich Plasma and hair loss treatments
– Medical grade skin treatments for acne, pigmentation and ageing
– Anti wrinkle injections and skin boosters
– Vitamin injections
– Fat dissolving injections

Michele Kingston

Nutritional Therapist and Functional Medicine Practitioner

Specialities:
I apply my functional medicine training to understand the cause of your health issue and then use nutritional therapy to nourish you back to health. This approach means I can work with many different illnesses and symptoms.

Kate Henley

Acupuncturist
Supervisor
Lecturer in Chinese Medicine

Specialities:
Acupuncture is an excellent tool for balancing the body.Kate provides acupuncture for all conditions and has a special interest in women’s health.
Kate is happy to support any menstrual irregularities.

Bea Masters

Acupuncturist

Specialities:
Support for women’s health including:
– fertility
– pregnancy
– menopause
– menstrual irregularities

Shelley Browne

Foot Health Practitioner

Specialities:
– Verrucae
– Neuropathy check-ups
– Calluses
– Fungal nails
– Athlete’s foot
– Foot odour
– Ingrowing toenails
– Cracked heels