Thomas Midgley BSc, RD, PGDip, CBT.
CBT & Compassion Focused Psychotherapist.
Highly Specialised Eating Disorders Dietitian.
Thomas is a registered Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist (CBT) with the BABCP as well as a Highly Specialised Eating Disorders Dietitian with the BDA and HPC. Both approaches and governing bodies are recognised as the Gold Standard in Evidence Based Treatments in their respective fields of Psychology and Clinical Nutrition.
For over 18 years Thomas has been working in the NHS and/or Private sector with both adolescents and adults in the fields of Eating Disorders, Personality Disorder and Complex Trauma. Treating disturbed Body Image and low Self Esteem is intrinsic work to all these conditions and has led to this area of psychology becoming his special interest.
Thomas has additional training and proficiency with Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Schema focused Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). He is also trained and practices the NICE (2017) recommended treatments for Eating Disorders: FBT-AN (Family Based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa), CBT-E and MANTRA (Maudsley Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults).
Areas of special interest: -
As Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist:
· Body Image Distress & Disturbance
· Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorders)
· Low Self-Esteem
· Trauma & PTSD
· Anxiety and Depression
· Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
As Highly Specialised Dietitian:
· Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorders)
o Co-morbid physical health complications e.g. Diabetes, IBS.
· Selective Eating Issues and food fears (Including ARFID).
Thomas brings a broad experience and compassionate skills base to his work with clients, to help develop an effective, empathetic and collaborative approach to minimise distress and maximise a sense of control and empowerment.
He is recognised in both professions by all the leading insurance companies.
Dr. Liz Benson DClinPsy, PGDip in CBT
For all of us there are times when we need the support, understanding and guidance of others. Knowing there is someone you can trust, that will listen and try their best to help using all their knowledge and experience which can be a powerful and transformative experience.
As a qualified clinical psychologist with additional training in CBT, I draw on a range of effective and recommended therapies to help people achieve their goals. I am passionate about collaboratively guiding people on their journey to recovery and a meaningful life.
Throughout my career I have specialised in helping people with eating disorders, and have over 10 years experience in NHS eating disorder services. I have expertise in CBT for eating disorders (CBT-E), as well as training in other approaches including MANTRA, and Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT). I am also experienced in working with people to overcome other difficulties including low self-esteem, depression and anxiety disorders such as social anxiety, OCD, panic and generalised anxiety.
I understand how daunting it can be to think about letting go and living life free from an eating disorder, so I try to always match the pace of therapy to what feels manageable in that moment. I work alongside people every step of the way from gaining a shared understanding of their difficulties, to developing a plan and working together on making changes. I consider it a great privilege to join people in this process, and I value being part of helping someone (re)build a meaningful and fulfilling life.
Trish Hewlett Bsc, MSc, CPsychol.
As a chartered counselling psychologist, I believe that a collaborative person centred approach is the most important factor in a therapeutic relationship. We will share a space where you can be heard and understood by someone who has the skills and knowledge to help you navigate whatever difficulties have brought you to therapy.
As a qualified psychologist (HCPC and BPS registered) I will draw on a range of recommended and effective therapies to help you achieve your goals. I aim to help you make sense of your current difficulties and equip you with the tools to make lasting beneficial changes both for now and for the future.
I have over 12 years’ experience in the NHS and private practice and have worked with clients on a wide range of different issues. Throughout my career I have specialised in helping people who have experienced trauma and have a specialist interest in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Re-processing (EMDR). I am a member of EMDR UK and Europe. I also have expertise in Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT) and Dialectical Behaviour therapy (DBT).
I utilise evidence-based therapies to help people overcome a variety of difficulties which affect the mind and body. These include: addiction, anxiety disorders such as social and generalised anxiety as well as, eating disorders, depression, emotional dysregulation, self-harm, OCD, panic, PTSD, C-PTSD and childhood trauma.
Dr Deborah Auer CPsychol, DCPsych, CSAccred, PG Dip, BA (Hons) Psych.
Clinical Supervisor, BPS
Specialist Rhinology Psychologist
Deborah is Charted Counselling Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. She is registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS), Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy (IARPP). She has over 13 years’ experience as a therapist. Deborah works from an integrative, psychodynamic approach using evidenced based practices.
Deborah has a particular interest in working with generalised anxiety, appearance related issues, gender identity and body dysmorphia. She provides assessment for patients considering cosmetic surgery and helps supports patients postoperatively. Her previous experience includes setting up a psychology service at the Ear, Nose and Throat department at Charing Cross Hospital in London. Within this role she contributed to patient care by supporting patients who were undergoing reconstructive surgery to their nose. She continues to provide psychological support to the team and patients at Charing Cross Hospital.
Deborah also has extensive experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma, eating disorders and attachment difficulties. Deborah holds a position as an assessor for the independent route of training as a counselling psychologist with the British Psychological Society and a visiting lecturer at the Metanoia Institute in Ealing.
Special expertise in:
· Anxiety and OCD
· Gender identity
· Attachment disorder
· Body dysmorphia
· Eating disorders
· Appearance related concerns
· Psychological support for individuals considering and or have had cosmetic surgery
Dr Jonathan Smy-Aristizabal MSc, CPsychol
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with clinical experience working in adult mental health within a range of clinical settings including the NHS, third sector and private practice. I am registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC).
I have worked with a wide range of emotional, psychological and relationship difficulties. I most commonly work with depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem and interpersonal difficulties. I also have experience and a particular interest in body image related distress as well as eating disorders, in particular binge eating disorders.
I am trained in a range of evidence based therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, (CBT) Psychodynamic, Person-Centred Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) as well as equine assisted psychotherapy.
I tailor my therapeutic approach to meet the needs of each individual person. I strongly believe in the importance of offering an empathic and non-judgmental space. I am passionate about helping people build emotional resilience and raise self-awareness to allow them to reconnect to their values and sense of purpose.
Briony Kramer MA Clin Psych.
I’m a Clinical Psychologist registered with the HCPC (UK) and the HPCSA (South Africa). I work with young people and adults and have experience in a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches including CBT, person-centred therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness, and play therapy. I also have a developing interest in both Compassion Focussed Therapy and ACT.
I aim to provide a supportive space for my clients where we can reflect and make sense of any difficulties that they may be facing. I am passionate about working collaboratively and flexibly. The most important thing is for my clients to feel heard and understood. I aim to equip them with tools and skills to better enable them to manage challenges they face now, and in the future.
Special interests have included: Child and Adolescent Mental Health / OCD and related disorders / body image issues / anxiety and depression / eating disorders / disordered eating / self-harm.
Anna Oliver, BSc, BPhEd, PGDipDiet, RD
Anna is a registered dietitian, accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council, the gold standard for nutrition and clinical nutritional advice. Anna is also a professional member of the British Dietetics Association (BDA) and the Academy of Eating Disorders (AED).
Anna conducts a private practice in London and serves as the Chair of the London Eating Disorder Dietitians Group. She has primarily dedicated her career to nutritional counselling, supervising and teaching in the treatment for eating disorders across the lifespan (children, adolescents, and adults); and has been working in the eating disorder field since 2007 (including both inpatient and outpatient treatment within the NHS and private sector).
Anna’s values are:
1. Compassion (deep awareness of another’s suffering);
2. Authenticity (to be genuine / real);
3. Mindfulness (to be open and curious of the here and now).
She empowers her clients to cultivate an awareness of their relationship with food and their body, discover a guiltless relationship with food, an accepting relationship with their bodies, and a connection to living an authentic and balanced life. We are all born with this ability but our life experiences within today’s society, which is flood with conflicting advice and a focus on our physical appearance, can mean we lose touch with this.
Anna has completed a graduate certificate in ‘Systemic approaches to working with individuals, families and organisations’ (accredited by The Association of Family Therapy); and training in enhanced Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT-E). Anna’s varied clinical and therapeutic training helps her clients find a better understanding of themselves while moving towards a life led primarily by their authentic core self.