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Dr Louise Oliver

Dr Louise Oliver, CBT Therapy in Epsom, SurreyMy name is Dr Louise Oliver and I am the founder and co-ordinator of the practice. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with over 15 years of NHS and private practice experience. Before starting my own private practice in Epsom I worked for the NHS as a Senior Psychologist within a London Primary Care service and for the British CBT and Counselling Service.

As a chartered psychologist, I am trained in a range of therapeutic models including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Person Centred Therapy. However, I have chosen to specialise in CBT as I have seen first hand how effective it is at helping people learn tools and techniques to achieve meaningful change.

Professional Status

  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist (British Psychological Society)
  • Registered Clinical Psychologist (Health and Care Professions Council)
  • Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies)
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover

Qualifications in Psychology and CBT

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of Surrey)
  • BSc(Hons) in Psychology (1st class) (University of Warwick)
  • Certified advanced training courses in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Systemic Therapy (Postdoctoral NHS training)

Dr Kate Hawkins

Dr Kate Hawkins, CBT Therapy in Ewell, SurreyHello, my name is Dr. Kate Hawkins and I joined the practice in 2015. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist experienced in working with clients of all ages affected by a range of psychological and physical conditions. Since completing my clinical psychology training in 2002, I have worked in a number of settings both in the NHS and privately. I am currently employed at Great Ormond Street Hospital where I am passionate about supporting children, young people and families who are coping with chronic or life limiting conditions, as well as those who are facing loss and bereavement. I also frequently help people who are seeking support for difficulties with anxiety, low mood, chronic pain, personal relationships and parenting issues.

As a chartered psychologist, I am trained to use a range of psychological therapies, in combination with my clinical expertise, to deliver effective treatments that are tailored to the needs of the individual, couple or family. I use a variety of techniques and therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Sessions are collaborative and client-centred, supporting individuals, young people and families to work towards meaningful goals and improve day to day life.

Professional Status

  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist (British Psychological Society)
  • Registered Clinical Psychologist (Health and Care Professions Council)
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover

Qualifications in Psychology

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of Southampton)
  • BSc in Psychology (University of Nottingham)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Systemic Therapy (Tavistock Centre)
  • Postdoctoral Training courses in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Dr Sharron Smith

Dr Sharron Smith, CBT Therapy in Ewell, SurreyI am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and The British Psychological Society. In addition to private practice I am also currently employed by the NHS in Adult Secondary Care where I work with clients with a variety of difficulties that include Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Psychosis, Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Throughout my career and training I have worked in a variety of different settings with children, adolescents, adults and families. This means I have worked with a broad range of difficulties from more common problems such as depression, anxiety, bereavement and relationship problems, to more specialist areas including alcohol and substance misuse, violence in intimate relationships, parenting problems and occupational health.
As a Counselling Psychologist I place much emphasis on the relationship between client and therapist and draw upon numerous models and theories depending on your needs and preferences. I primarily use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic approaches, but I can also integrate Compassion Focussed Therapy, Cognitive Analytical Therapy, and Mindfulness into therapy.
I am highly committed to continued professional and personal development and regularly attend relevant training courses and events, keeping up to date with developments in the field and evidence of best practice.

Professional Status

  • Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society)
  • Registered Clinical Psychologist (Health and Care Professions Council)
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover

Qualifications in Psychology

  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (University of East London)
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling and Counselling Skills (University of London, Birbeck)
  • BSc.in Psychology (University of London, Birbeck)

Herjoyt Ubhi

Herjoyt Ubhi, CBT Therapy in Banstead, SurreyHello, my name is Herjoyt Ubhi and I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist accredited by the BABCP, a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM).
I have worked in mental health services for over 10 years both within the NHS and the private sector.
As a CBT therapist I help people with depression or anxiety problems, as well as anger management, sleep problems, low self esteem or work stress. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and I am a level 1 Mindfulness practitioner. I follow protocol driven treatments and where possible and if appropriate I will integrate approaches to achieve the best possible outcome for clients to help them achieve their therapeutic goals. The most important element of therapy is building rapport and mutual understanding of the challenges clients face and agreeing a joint therapy plan to move forward. I have also worked at a senior level within a mental health trust as Co-Deputy Lead to implement a staff engagement strategy across the trust to empower staff, putting them at the centre of change to improve patient outcomes and staff health and wellbeing.

Professional Status

  • Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies)
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover

Qualifications in Psychology

  • Postgraduate Diploma, Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments (IAPT Pathway) (University of Reading)
  • MSc in Occupational Psychology(Metropolitan University)
  • BSc. in Psychology (University of Westminster)
  • Certificate in Integrative Counselling (CPPD)

Published Articles

  • Offering IAPT to people with learning disabilities ( Clinical Psychology forum, December 2013)
  • Employment: The Double Edged Sword ( OP Matters, September 2013)
  • Stress! Identify it, Understand it, Shrink it ( Asian Wealth Magazine, 2012)
  • Delivering Step 2 psychological interventions to people with learning disabilities: An innovative approach ( BABCP conference, 2011)

Claire Berry

Claire Berry, CBT Therapy in Banstead, Surrey I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP. Since qualifying in 2009 I have spent my time working in a range of child and adolescent mental health services within the NHS including inpatient and community settings. I have experience of working with children and young people up to the age of 18 who are affected by a variety of mental health difficulties including depression, self-harm, exam stress, anxiety disorders such as phobias, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety, separation anxiety and social anxiety. This has also included working with parents to help them support their child with these difficulties. I continue to work in a child and adolescent mental health service alongside my private work.

I use therapeutic approaches and techniques including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused therapy (CFT) and mindfulness. I work collaboratively with families and young people to help them to reach their goals.

I am committed to keeping my skills and training up to date by attending relevant training courses and workshops.

Professional Status

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies)
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse (Nursing and Midwifery Council)
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover

Qualifications in Psychology

  • MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for children and young people (University College London)
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing (Kings College London)
  • BSc. in Psychology (Kingston University)

Dr Amy Gibbard

Dr Amy Gibbard, Counselling Psychologist in Banstead, Surrey I am Dr. Amy Gibbard, a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with over twelve years of experience working with adults with mental health difficulties in the NHS and in private practice. An approachable and skilled practitioner, I have helped a great many people who have struggled with a wide range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic-stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), self-harming behaviour, relationship difficulties and low self-esteem.

I recognise the benefit of providing a supportive space to work through a challenging time, to enable you to feel heard, gain understanding, build skills and confidence and find solutions and new perspectives to the problems you face. I am able to draw on a range of skills and NICE recommended therapeutic approaches to best meet your needs. I have particular specialism in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness based approaches and I am a trained Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner.

Professional Status

  • Chartered Counselling Psychologist (British Psychological Society)
  • Registered Counselling Psychologist (Health and Care Professions Council)
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover

Qualifications in Psychology

  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (University of Surrey)
  • BSc(Hons) in Psychology (1st class) (University of Bristol)
  • Mindfulness Teacher Training (University of Bristol)
  • EMDR Training parts 1-3 (Richman EMDR Training)

Shikainah Champion-Samuel

”Shikainah Hello, I am a Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist. In addition to private practice, I am also employed by the NHS in a psychological therapies service in South West London. I have worked with a diverse groups of clients and have become skilled in creatively designing bespoke interventions whilst keeping to the evidence-based protocols. One of my skills is to look at how best I can help sustain recovery following treatment, looking at clinical issues as well as the wider well-being of clients. I would describe myself as someone who can quickly put people at ease and passionate about seeing how therapy can enable people to live a life of quality and purpose. Apart from English, I am also fluent in Tamil, Hindi & Urdu and am able to deliver therapies in those languages.

Professional Status

  • Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist(British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies)
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover

Qualifications in Psychology

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Behaviour and Cognitive Psychotherapies (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)
  • Eye Movement Densitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Level 1 and 2 (Alexandra Richman Associates, UK)
  • M.A in Clinical Psychology (University of Pune, India)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Children, Youth & Development (Institute of Social Studies, Den Haag, The Netherlands)
  • B.A in Psychology (University of Madras, India)

A selection of published articles & presentations

  • Invited to present at BABCP International Conference in Manchester (Jul 2017) Co-Production: Culturally Adapted CBT Group for Tamil refugees and asylum seekers in South West London
  • Champion Samuel, S. ‘Role of Indigenous Folk Arts in fostering mental and emotional health in children’. Presented at XIV Congress of the International Family Therapy Association at Reykjavik, Iceland (Oct 2006)
  • Champion, S, ‘Innovative use of dance and movement therapy to teach specific skills in learning disabled children’. 28th International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China, (mimeo) Aug 2004.
  • Champion, S, ‘Type A behaviour pattern and Triguna in Coronary Heart Disease’, Presented at 27th International Congress of Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden. Jul 2000.