Deborah Penprase

Core Process

At the heart of Core Process Psychotherapy is an understanding that we all have inherent health and potential. The challenges of life can hamper our ability to touch into these core, inherent qualities. I offer a gentle approach, where together we can explore these challenges within a safe, non-judgmental space. Bringing the present, moment to moment vitality and healthy aspects of our being into the therapeutic space, to be alongside and support the difficult feelings, is key to the mindfulness approach. I have trained in and taught Kum Nye (Tibetan Yoga) and this supports me personally and in my psychotherapeutic work, helping me to be present and attuned to the arising processes of my clients. I am currently completing an MA in Mindfulness Based Core Process Psychotherapy and am a trainee member of UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy). I have worked voluntarily in a large counselling centre with a range of people experiencing mental or emotional distress, relationship difficulty and family issues. I offer a free initial meeting of 45 minutes duration for you to experience how it feels to work together. You are welcome to contact me if you have any questions or wish to book an initial meeting. Tel number: 07746 967041 Email:

Carla Polhill

Integrative Counsellor

Carla is a qualified Integrative Counsellor, here is what she has to say: I can provide you with the time, space and empathy that you need to make it to the other side of whatever it is you are going through right now. I will never promise to "fix" or even change what is happening in your life that causes you pain, but I do promise that I can help you to find your own route through the difficult parts of your life journey. I offer you a safe space where you will never be judged and can be your natural self and a sustained and consistent therapeutic relationship. Contact Carla via Facebook, email or phone 07779 023582

Jan Lake

Integrative Counsellor

As a Humanistic Integrative counsellor, Jan believes in the uniqueness of each individual, employing the approach that best suits your individuality and needs. On your counselling journey, Jan aims to 'walk alongside you, as a trusted friend might, providing you with the support you need whilst helping you to find your own way. The pace and the destination of that journey being determined by your requirements and goals, at this time'. You will have the space and opportunity to talk openly about your feelings and experiences, in a safe and quiet environment where you will be truly heard and validated. Contact Jan Tel: 07948 081707

Emma White

Emma White

Integrative Counsellor Specialising in Body Centred Therapy

As an integrative counsellor I will offer support in a way that feels most helpful for you. I have particular experience in working with body centred therapy & trauma. I offer you a safe space to Be heard & together, we find ways for you resolve the difficulties you're experiencing, cope more effectively & to live your life more fully. Trauma Sensitive Body Centred therapy can offer an effective & safe way to explore & overcome the adverse effects of trauma. I have found this to be invaluable in supporting survivors of domestic & sexual violence. Relaxation & Mindfulness techniques can help alleviate the symptoms of stress, anxiety & depression, allowing us to gain greater clarity whilst developing safe & effective coping strategies. Please feel welcome to contact me & discuss your requirements Emma 07821 636929

Lori Thackham

Integrative Counsellor

Lori is a qualified integrative counsellor, drawing on different theoretical concepts: Person Centred; Gestalt; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Transpersonal. She works in a creative way to enable clients to better understand themselves and to find a path, unique to them, in order to gain relief and a greater sense of wellbeing. Lori offers a safe and accepting space for clients to explore and challenge their problems and work out what is best for them. In addition Lori is a Relax Kids Coach. Contact Lori Tel: 07943 837345

Anna Furse

Sports therapist

Anna offers sports massage, postural analysis, cupping therapy, IASTM, pitch side first aid, pre natal massage, wellbeing workshops and more. "Having worked with a range of professional and elite athletes, I understand the need for effective sports therapy. I offer extensive rehabilitation plans along side effective therapy to ensure we get the outcome you need to make a positive change to your lifestyle.” To book contact Anna on 07398 721301 or via the cosial media links above

Carine Shapland

Shiatsu & Emmett Practitioner

Carine offers Shiatsu and Emmett Technique treatments at Tavistock Therapy Centre. Shiatsu can aid a wide range of chronic conditions such as: headaches, PMS, digestive disorders, fatigue, insomnia, stress, anxiety, grief and musculoskeletal pain including lower back, neck and joint pain. You can choose a standalone therapy or combine both Emmett and Shiatsu according to your needs and wishes. To book please contact Carine by phone, email or via Facebook 07519 629996

Esme Johnson

Art Therapist

Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art making and images as part of the therapeutic process. You do not need to have any previous experience of making art. Using art materials in the presence of a supportive art therapist provides an alternative way to freely express and explore your feelings, especially when verbal communication may feel difficult. I offer a respectful, non-judgemental, and confidential space to process difficult emotions and experiences at your own pace. Art therapy can be an enjoyable and non-threatening way to build a trusting therapeutic relationship, and a gentle and effective holistic tool for improving mental well-being. I have worked in various therapeutic and educational settings with adults, children and young people with a variety of social, emotional and mental health difficulties. During my training I provided art therapy in a charity setting for children who had suffered trauma and loss, and for adults at an NHS specialist psychological trauma service. Contact Esme by email or phone 07981903333.

Sarah Moass

EMDR Therapist

Sarah is an EMDR Therapist and Occupational Therapist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Sarah has worked within a variety of mental health settings including both NHS and Independent Sectors over the past 11 years. She has a passion for supporting individuals with processing trauma and providing them with a safe space to work towards their recovery, and future aspirations in life. Sarah has significant experience working with a vast range of complex mental health conditions with her specialisms being trauma, PTSD, phobias and anxiety. Sarah is offering EMDR Therapy and person-centred mental health support. Email or call on 07808333190

Lisa Clive

Child Psychologist

I am a highly skilled Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the NHS since 1997 specialising in working with children, young people and their families in paediatrics. My experience has covered working with a broad range of issues including loss, bereavement, health, anxiety, phobias, acceptance and adherence, identity, trauma and PTSD. I have specialist training in family therapy and I am an EMDR trained child and adult practioner. My interests include the development of infant parent relationships, attachment, anxiety and trauma. 07827 925989

Family Therapist

Jon Dunn

Family & Couples Therapist

Jon has over 20 years’ experience of working therapeutically. He works with individuals, couples and family groups in a non-judgemental way, aiming to be respectful of each person’s beliefs, culture, life experiences and differences. Together we can explore your particular situation and how we might work towards the changes you would like to see in your life. People bring a range of concerns to therapy including, family relationships, parenting issues, stepfamily issues, one or more family members struggling with mental health difficulties (anxiety, depression, psychosis…), difficulties from the past affecting current relationships, illness and loss. To find out more about Jon and his approach email or call on 07588151591

Daniel Pipe


Daniel is an accredited EMDR practitioner with extensive experience of working in the NHS, private healthcare and military healthcare settings. Daniel qualified as a mental health nurse in 1998 and after developing a special interest in the treatment of PTSD he began his training to become an EMDR Practitioner in 2007. Daniel is now working towards Consultant Supervisor in EMDR . Contact by email

Teresa Pipe

EMDR Practitioner & INtegrative Psychotherapist

Teresa is an Integrative Psychotherapist and EMDR practitioner with more than 15 years’ experience. She retains her mental health nursing registration, having worked in a variety of mental health settings over the years . In addition to private practice Teresa has extensive experience of working with Serving Military, Veterans and Emergency Services Personnel, treating PTSD and other trauma related conditions using EMDR. Contact by phone 07877 577282 or email

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