From your first point of contact, you will be treated with respect, warmth and professionalism.

From your first point of contact, you will be treated with respect, warmth and professionalism.

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We work with our clients to achieve emotional wellbeing.

We work with our clients to achieve emotional wellbeing.

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We take learning seriously to keep our thinking and approach up-to-date.

We take learning seriously to keep our thinking and approach up-to-date.

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Wherever you come from, whoever you are, we welcome you to our services.

Wherever you come from, whoever you are, we welcome you to our services.

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We work with individuals, couples, other professionals and organisations.

We work with individuals, couples, other professionals and organisations.

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From your first point of contact, you will be treated with respect, warmth and professionalism.

From your first point of contact, you will be treated with respect, warmth and professionalism.

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We work with other professionals providing training, consultation and supervision, and with organisations providing employee wellbeing services.

We work with other professionals providing training, consultation and supervision, and with organisations providing employee wellbeing services.

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We take learning seriously keep our thinking and approach up-to-date and forward moving.

We take learning seriously keep our thinking and approach up-to-date and forward moving.

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Wherever you come from, whoever you are we welcome you to our services.

Wherever you come from, whoever you are we welcome you to our services.

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We work with other professionals providing training, consultation and supervision, and with organisations providing employee wellbeing services.

We work with other professionals providing training, consultation and supervision, and with organisations providing employee wellbeing services.

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Modern

We take a fresh, contemporary approach to your psychological wellbeing. Always flexible, adaptable and easy to talk to, we provide support that works with your everyday life.

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Mindful

We use up-to-date, evidence-based therapy approaches cultivating psychological flexibility and compassion to promote your psychological wellbeing.

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Responsible

We are fundamentally interested in the wellbeing of our communities. Feeling connected and valued underpins our own wellbeing and enhances the communities we belong to.

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Anybody and Everyone

We welcome everyone. Our core experience is working with people from diverse groups. From your first point of contact, you will be treated with the warmth, respect and professionalism that characterise our service.

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About us

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our Philosophy

We see a future where people are better able to access modern, evidence-based psychological services that improve their wellbeing allowing them to live their lives more meaningfully.

Our work is underpinned by our core values of inclusivity and acceptance, characterised by warmth and compassion.

How We Work

We use our skills and experience to help you recognise your strengths, understand what can be difficult for you and notice when you struggle. We focus on helping you connect with what matters most to you in your life, finding ways for you to move towards this and live with acceptance of those difficulties that may not go away.

We aim to realise achievable goals against a doable, time-manageable plan and ensure that our work fits your lifestyle using technology when it makes access easier.

We offer services directly to people who have recognised their own problems; through companies who see their role in supporting their employees to improve their wellbeing; and by working alongside a network of skilled, like-minded associates.

Our People

Dr Naomi Scott

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Works with individuals, couples and groups and facilitates regular skills workshops to promote psychological resilience.
Naomi also provides supervision to mental health professionals and consultations to teams and organisations. Full biography >

Dr Christopher Whiteley

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Has more than 20 years’ NHS and private practice experience providing individual, couple and group therapy. He is an experienced supervisor for mental health professionals and works with teams and organisations. Full biography >

DR MATTHEW JONES-CHESTERS

CONSULTANT NEUROPSYCHLOGIST

Matthew is Health and Care Professions Council-registered, and has worked in the NHS, higher education and private practice since the mid-1990s.

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DR MATTHEW JONES-CHESTERS

CONSULTANT NEUROPSYCHLOGIST

Matthew is Health and Care Professions Council-registered, and has worked in the NHS, higher education and private practice since the mid-1990s.

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Services

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Your Life

Assessment

Every psychological intervention starts with a detailed assessment allowing us, and you, to make sense of your situation and understand what treatment is required. Our team of experienced psychologists will draw on a wide range of psychological models to formulate your individualised treatment plan.

Treatments

A shared plan for treatment encourages a collaborative working relationship. We build in regular reviews to ensure that you are satisfied with the progress you are making. We draw from a range of psychological approaches.

We will work with you to identify and let go of rigid unhelpful behaviour patterns and internal dialogue. This will lead to greater psychological flexibility, and more meaningful and rewarding life choices.

Workshops

We run skills practice workshops including mindfulness and compassionate mind training for stress management and emotional wellbeing. Workshops can be accessed alongside individual therapy or as stand-alone interventions.

NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

We offer the full range of neuropsychological assessment and consultation services, focusing primarily on cognitive assessment and rehabilitation, service consultation and training. In addition to instructing counsel, neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, individual clients and recruitment professionals, we are expert at working across cultures and with international clients.

A neuropsychological examination will provide information on the functioning of the brain, and how this relates to mental abilities, emotions and everyday activities.

Our Clients

Individuals

We work with individuals and couples who are struggling with their psychological wellbeing. You may be responding to a recent life event that is difficult or traumatic, or have a recurrence of a long-standing mental health problem. In a discreet and comfortable London setting, we will help you make changes to improve your life.

REFERRING PROFESSIONALS

Our team of psychologists deliver contemporary, evidence-based interventions that are targeted, attainable and time-managed for clinical partners and their clients. We draw on a distinctive portfolio of clinical experiences, across both public and private health settings, so you can be confident that your patient will receive an individually tailored psychological intervention. We will also give you regular updates regarding their progress and recovery.

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Our specialist clinical psychologists offer one-to-one or group supervision for psychologists and other mental health professionals. We also facilitate tailored group training programmes and stress management workshops. Please get in touch to discuss your needs.

EMPLOYERS

The prevalence of issues such as anxiety and depression is at a similar rate within the workplace as it is for the general population: they affect approximately one in four people. Costs associated with psychological distress impact wider society. Employee wellbeing programmes offer the potential to provide a preventative approach and are therefore good practice and good business sense.

Our programmes for employees offer evidence-based methodologies that are clinically robust, focused and time-managed. We do this from your premises, at one of our comfortable London-based consulting rooms or remotely.

We Can Help With

Our team can help with common mental health problems as well as more complex and longstanding difficulties. You may be experiencing mental health problems yourself or be supporting someone else.

Some people might understand their problems through a formal term or diagnosis such as depression, anxiety, personality disorders, bipolar disorder or OCD

Or you may have difficulties associated with physical health problems including chronic pain; sleep, or sexual problems. Other people recognise problematic patterns of behaviour evident in relationship issues, work and stress-related problems or use of drugs and alcohol. We also work with people who have experienced childhood abuse and other traumatic events in their life.

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We provide psychological services for neurological or physical illness such as traumatic head injury (metabolic, neurotoxic), investigating the contribution of organic and non-organic factors, including mood, personality and motivation. Our recommendations may include rehabilitation to address cognitive, emotional or behavioural aspects, or the provision of systemic support to families, schools, colleges or employers of people who have cognitive problems.

We believe that psychological interventions can enhance quality of life and emotional wellbeing for anyone who is willing to reflect on their current situation and ready to make beneficial changes.

Self-referrals and those from psychiatrists, GPs and employers are all welcome. Please email us if you’d like to discuss your concerns and see whether therapy could help. We are registered providers for all the major health insurance companies, and by dealing directly with them, we can make your life easier.

For Instance

Work Stress

You maybe finding that your workload is increasing, perhaps you find it difficult to switch off your from your e-mails when you get home in the evening. Your sleep isn’t what it used to be and you always find you are worrying about one work matter or another and this is detracting from your ability to enjoy other aspects of your life. Your may be one of the increasing number of people who recognize the effects of our pressurized work places and who get in touch with us as to start to improve their wellbeing. Find out more here about work stress.

Relationship Problems

Our important relationships are the things in life the often sustain us. Yet we may neglect them or allow them to take second place. Whether this is gradual over time or comes about following something like an affair, finding the right space to come to think about this and explore what really matters can make the difference that’s needed. Find out more here about relationship problems.

Alcohol and Drug Problems

Just using alcohol or drugs doesn’t necessarily mean a person needs help, but finding you’re using more than you’d like, that it is starting to take priority over other important things in your life could be letting you know its not so easy for your to keep control of it right now. Finding the right help once you notice you can’t scale it back on your own, can be a start to getting back to a healthier balance. Find out more here about alcohol or drug problems.

Mood Problems

If over time you notice that you find it too difficult to motivate yourself to do things, just being in touch with people seems difficult and the things that you used to enjoy are no longer appealing it might something more than an off day. Seeking help when you feel low or anxious can give you the time, support and the tools to understand what’s happening and take steps to make changes. Find out more here about mood problems.

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Always Learning

Every member of our team subscribes to the British Psychological Society’s professional ethics and guidance. We are committed to lifelong learning. This keeps us on our toes, improves our practice and enables us to continually deliver the best services we can. We receive regular high quality supervision, allowing us to reflect on the work we do. We also undertake continued professional development (CPD) on a regular basis to ensure that we are always up-to-date with ongoing scientific research and practice.

Always Sharing

We offer workshops for groups wishing to practice skills. These are held at weekends in a comfortable London setting.

Our approach with teams and organisations is enabling and facilitative.

We regularly contribute to our professional community participating in CPD events, presenting at workshops and conferences and writing articles, book chapters and blogs.

Workshops

We run skills practice workshops including mindfulness and compassionate mind training for stress management and emotional wellbeing. Workshops can be accessed alongside individual therapy or as stand-alone interventions. We also tailor a range of workshops for teams and groups. Please contact us to discuss your ideas/needs.

Workshops we facilitate include:

Cultivating your Compassionate Mind

This workshop focuses on how to cultivate a kinder more supportive inner landscape that is accepting, and encouraging and helps us to connect with others and move towards what really matters to us.

We look at how we can become less affected by the internal self-critical dialogue that maintains guilt and shame and is linked to mood disorders. The workshop is experiential and involves a range of useful exercises.

Psychological Flexibility

Enhanced psychological flexibility enables us to be more adaptive in the face of life stressors and our own challenging emotions. It helps us to stay open instead of shutting down or avoiding discomfort, habits that keep us stuck in an on-going pattern of unhelpful behaviours that hinder access to more meaningful lives.

There is a robust body of evidence that demonstrates the role of psychological flexibility in the maintenance of enhanced quality of life.

(Re)connecting with your Values

It is so easy for one thing, perhaps work, fitness or status to become our central focus with all the other meaningful aspects of our life slipping into the background and stress gradually taking hold. Habitual patterns of avoiding what we perceive to be challenging can also become a significant barrier to a more healthy lifestyle.

In this workshop we look at redressing these familiar imbalances by spending time reconnecting with what matters most to you and thinking about how to take steps to (re)introduce these neglected areas. Creating balance and prioritising people and activities that make you feel nourished are essential for wellbeing.

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Where We Are

DR NAOMI SCOTT

CONSULTANT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

47 Dorset Street
London W1U 7ND

DR CHRISTOPHER WHITELEY

CONSULTANT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

1 Snow Hill Court
London EC1A 2EJ