A warm welcome from the team at The Psychotherapy Clinic. To find out more about about our team of therapists, please see our profiles below.

Our Therapy Team

Emma McDonald (formerly Griffiths)

BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist, Clinical Supervior, Company Director

Bsc. Psych, PG Cert LIPsych, PG Dip CBT

Emma McDonald is a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with over 8 years experience of supporting people in making positive changes in their lives. Over the 8 years of clinical experience, approximately 6,900 sessions of therapy have taken place. Further to her qualifications, Emma is a accredited therapist with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

Emma's core clinical training is in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Following a period of working with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with veterans returning from war, Emma then went on to qualify in the delivery of Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). In addition to being a Psychotherapist, Emma has supervisory experience, which involves the mentorship of trainee practitioners.

Emma has a wide range of experience in various clinical settings, these settings include:

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), working with children and young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Talking Therapies Services, both in the voluntary and public sector (NHS), working with adults with depression, anxiety and trauma
  • Inpatient unit for veterans returning from war with psychological injury. Working with veterans experiencing PTSD and additional difficulties, including depression and anxiety

In her own therapeutic practice, Emma places a real emphasis upon the therapeutic relationship as she recognises how important this is in creating a safe environment, where people can come and open up about the difficulties they are experiencing. Emma endeavours to actively listen to you, understand your experience and together work with you towards your goals.

Emma at present devotes her full time to running The Psychotherapy Clinic, to ensure the people who come to the service receive the highest quality of care.

Charlotte Mackintosh

BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist, Clinical Supervisor, Independent Contractor       

Bsc Psych, PG Cert LIPI, PG Dip CBT

Charlotte is a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR Therapist. With 8 years’ experience working in Mental Health, Charlotte has worked in a variety of different settings, including forensic, the National Health Service (NHS) and the Charity sector.


Charlotte has experience supporting people experiencing anxiety related difficulties, depression and psychological trauma. She aims to use compassion focussed approaches to develop the therapeutic relationship, building confidence and creating a safe environment. Charlotte endeavours to work collaboratively with people at a pace that suits, enhance understanding of the problem, and provide support to consider ways to move forward. She is keen to explore complementary therapies and work in a holistic manner with clients taking into account the impact of the mind, body and soul.


Charlotte has experience working with adolescents and adults in her clinical practice and aims to be flexible within her approach. She is trained to treat a wide range of difficulties, always using the person’s values and goals as the guide in therapy. Charlotte works with self-referrals at the Psychotherapy Clinic.

Ailie Morris

BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Independent Contractor

BA Hons English & Psychology; PG Cert Integrated Mental Health Care; PG Dip CBT

Ailie is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies. Ailie has worked in the NHS as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist for 10 years, with significant experience working with a wide range of presentations. In recent years Ailie has worked in an NHS Health Psychology Service supporting people with long term health conditions. Ailie utilises skills in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy alongside Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to support clients to meet their personal goals for recovery in a warm and collaborative way.

Tiffany Howl

BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Mindfulness Teacher, Independent Contractor

BSc (Hons) Psychology, MSc Health Psychology, PG Cert LI Psychological Interventions, PG Dip Evidence -based Psychotherapies (CBT).

Tiffany is a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with over 11 years clinical experience with both adults and young people. Tiffany has further training in Schema Focused Therapy and third-wave CBT approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy. Tiffany likes to utilise all of her training when helping people so that people can benefit from the ‘best fit’ for their needs. Tiffany has specialist expertise in helping children and adolescents and has worked in different NHS CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service) settings treating young people with anxiety, depression and trauma. With a passion to help build resilience in young people, Tiffany trained to deliver a Mindfulness curriculum for 11 to 17 year olds.

Tiffany also has a lot of experience of working with adults in both NHS and third sector settings, working with a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, physical health conditions, self-esteem and assertiveness. Tiffany has a special interest in the mind-body relationship and likes to foster a holistic approach to her practice. Above all, the most important aspect of therapy for Tiffany is the client’s story. With warmth and understanding Tiffany is dedicated to working collaboratively with the client to enable them to reach whatever their goals are in therapy.

Adele Flannagan 

BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist,  Independent Contractor

BSc (Hons) Psychology, PG Dip CBT

Adele is a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. With 6 years’ experience working in Mental Health, Adele has a background in substance misuse and has also worked in a variety of different settings, including residential care, the National Health Service (NHS) and the Charity sector.
Adele has experience supporting people struggling with a range of emotional
difficulties including depression and anxiety disorders. Her therapeutic style draws strongly on compassion, empathy and acceptance. Using a person-centred, collaborative approach, she aims to ensure that every individual feels supported in reaching their goals, using their values as a guide. She has a keen interest in both Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as well as Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).
Adele has experience working with adults and young people in her clinical practice and endeavours to develop a strong therapeutic alliance. She is passionate about helping clients develop an understanding of their difficulties and empowering them to make changes.

All of our Therapists are fully qualified, experienced clinicians. Therapists are registered with our governing body the BABCP, and our EMDR training accredited by EMDR Europe.

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