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 accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). Emma has over 10 years experience supporting people in making positive changes in their lives.

 

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.

In addition to her clinical work, Emma devotes her 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 9 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.

 

Chanelle Dennis

BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Independent Contractor       

Bsc Human Psych, PG Cert LIPI, PG Dip CBT

Chanelle is a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist who has worked with a broad range of health difficulties, including but not limited to; Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder and Generalised Anxiety Disorder. Chanelle has years of experience working with people of all ages including children, adults and older adults.

 

Chanelle entered the mental health field almost 10 years ago working with older adults within an inpatient hospital setting. Chanelle has specialist experience working with children on the Autism spectrum, with a specific focus on improving verbal communication using Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) and adapting therapy needs using CBT.

 

In addition to her clinical work with people, Chanelle is an experienced clinical supervisor to other mental health professionals. Chanelle has a passion for raising awareness and reducing the stigma associated with mental health especially in the BAME community. 
 

Harjinder Kaur Aujla

BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, Mental Helath Nurse, Mental Health Lecturer, Clinical Supervisor, Independent Contractor       

BA (Hons) Sociology and Psychology, Msc Advancing Practice Nursing, PG Dip CBT

Harjinder is a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist who has 12 years experience in the mental health field, across various settings.

 

Harjinder is highly experienced in working with complex cases, with previous experienvce working with people breaved by homicide and working with offenders of crime. Over the course of her career, Harjinder has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings. In addition to her clinical work, Harjinder has lectured at a leading local university, helping other mental health professionals develop skills and to provide high quality care in services.

 

Harjinder is a creative therapist, adapting therapy to the persons needs. An important focus in therapy for Harjinder is building rapport, creating a safe space where people can come and explore their emotions and start their journey to recovery. 

 

In addition to English Language, Harjinder can communicate using Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi.

 

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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