Counselling and Psychotherapy for Adults

Members of the Practice offer a variety of forms counselling and psychotherapy for adults, including CBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.

For couple therapy and family therapy please use these links:

Couple Therapy Family Therapy

What issues can I get help with?

Members of the Practice offer help with all forms of emotional distress, including anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, trauma, bereavement and other types of loss, relationship difficulties and personality disorders.

How do I know what type of therapy is right for me?

When you make an enquiry, you will be asked to provide some brief information about yourself and what you are struggling with, so that we can assess what type of therapy may be appropriate.  If you do not know which practitioner you would like to see, a short telephone consultation will be arranged. You will then be invited for an initial assessment where the therapist will get to know you and help you to decide on a course of action.

How does it work?

The length and number of sessions will depend on the clinician you see and the type of therapy you choose.  You will be able to decide whether you have a fixed number of sessions, or whether therapy is open-ended.

How much will it cost?

Costs differ between individuals. You will be given a clear idea of fees before any treatment begins.

Make an Enquiry

Complete our short enquiry form and one of our staff will get back to you as soon as possible

Our Specialists

Suzanne Hutchison


Dr Shadi Shahnavaz


Lesley Maroni

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, EMDR practitioner

Dr Philip Hayton


Dr Esther Serrano-Ikkos


Professor Janet Reibstein


Ana Ribeiro


Adrian Clarke


Annie Flower


Dr Reenee Singh

Consultant Family and Couple Systemic Psychotherapist

Suzanne Hutchison

Categories: *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Couple and relationship therapy, *Family Therapy, *London Intercultural Couples Centre, *Separation and Divorce, Family Therapists, Psychotherapists

Suzanne Hutchison is a UKCP registered Family & Couple Systemic Therapist. She has worked with families experiencing a variety of challenges that may impact them such as physical and/or mental illness, change, loss, abuse and trauma. She has a special interest in helping children, adolescents and their families facing eating disorders.

Her research has focused on understanding the experience of siblings of adolescents with eating disorders. She also has experience in supporting families through grief and bereavements, such as death, divorce/separation and other losses. Suzanne uses a systemic and collaborative approach in supporting families through difficulties. Suzanne is fluent in English and Spanish.


    Dr Shadi Shahnavaz

    Categories: *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Couple and relationship therapy, *EMDR, *Family Therapy, *London Intercultural Couples Centre, *Separation and Divorce, *Trauma Therapy, Family Therapists, Psychotherapists

    Dr Shadi Shahnavaz is a UKCP registered couple and family Systemic Therapist with over 25 years experience of working with adolescents, individuals, couples and families.

    Dr Shahnavaz worked in the NHS for 10 years and currently works at the Anna Freud Center where she is in the Contact and Residence Dispute Team and is also part of the teaching staff there.

    Dr Shahnavaz specializes in trauma, loss and working with multicultural families. She also has a lot of experience with working with adolescents.

    Dr Shahnavaz is trained in EMDR and trauma work.

    She is also trained in working with attachment and parenting and is a ‘Circle of Security’ facilitator.

    Dr Shahnavaz speaks French, Farsi and Swedish fluently.

      Lesley Maroni

      Position: Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, EMDR practitioner
      Categories: *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Counselling and psychotherapy for children, *Eating Disorders, *EMDR, Psychotherapists

      Lesley Maroni trained as a child and adolescent psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic, after which she took up a highly specialist post in the Family Unit at the Cassel Hospital, assessing and treating parents with their infants and children. This work involved report writing and appearing as an expert witness for the courts.

      Lesley has also had extensive experience treating severely disturbed adolescents and young people both in NHS inpatient units and in specialist community child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). Her areas of expertise are in working with adolescents with eating disorders; those who self-harm; those at risk of suicide; those who have been physically, emotionally and/or sexually abused and who have recurring flashbacks, as well as seeing children and young people who are suffering from anxiety and depression.

      To facilitate the successful treatment of PTSD and dissociation, Lesley has completed the training for EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing); this is a short-term treatment (approx. 7-8 sessions), recommended by NICE, which can be used with children, adolescents and adults.

      Lesley has lectured and published widely on a range of mental health issues. Her publications include ‘Understanding your 4-5-year-old’ (Jessica Kingsley – part of the Tavistock Series ‘Understanding your Child’). Her most recent publication is a chapter entitled ‘The language of smell’ in the book ‘Towards Belonging’ (Karnac).

        Dr Philip Hayton

        Categories: *CBT for Adults, *CBT for Children, *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Counselling and psychotherapy for children, Psychologists

        Dr Hayton was doctorate trained at Salomons Clinical Psychology Training Programme, emphasising family, adult, parent, and child developmental psychology at the Child & Family Department at the NHS Tavistock Clinic where he completed a specialisation. He works in Hertfordshire and London. He has contributed to CFP for many years and co-chairs the Adult Practice group at TCFP.

        A founding member of the Holistic Faculty of the British Psychological Society, Dr Hayton is a skilled and sensitive practitioner in the treatment of psychological stress, difficulty and trauma in individuals of all ages, utilising a broad range of Cognitive and other Psychological and Systemic approaches in brief and longer-term periods of therapy. With extensive ‘lifespan development’ and systemic expertise in organisations, Dr Hayton also offers specialist coaching programmes, drawing on further training at the Tavistock Institute and research at Ashridge.

        An experienced clinical psychologist from leading NHS services, Dr Hayton is faculty for a UK Counselling Psychology professional doctorate. In private practice, his clients – across the full range of leaders, adults, parents, and young people – are offered the very best quality and value, receiving personally tailored psychological support and care through individualised developmental assessment; advice; therapy, coaching programmes, and/or counselling, for meaningful and lasting growth.

          Dr Esther Serrano-Ikkos

          Categories: *CBT for Adults, *CBT for Children, *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Counselling and psychotherapy for children, *EMDR, Psychologists

          Dr Serrano-Ikkos is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist currently working in the NHS (ST Mark’s Hospital) and privately. Previously, she was a staff member at Great Ormond Street Hospital for 14 years, where she was involved in clinical, research and service development, and international teaching activities.

          Dr Serrano-Ikkos studied clinical psychology at the Autonoma University of Madrid, completing postgraduate degrees in Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy; and Systemic Family Therapy at University College, University of London, where she also completed her Ph.D. In addition, she is a fully trained Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist.

          Her special interests are psychological interventions for Psychological Trauma (e.g. personal injury) and to enhance quality of life in chronic physical and debilitating illness (e.g. cancer; IBS). She also provides a wide range of services for children, adolescents and adults including Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, School/Work Related Stress, Anger, Confidence & Self Esteem, Relationships and Bereavement.

            Professor Janet Reibstein

            Categories: *CBT for Adults, *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Couple and relationship therapy, *Family Therapy, *London Intercultural Couples Centre, *Separation and Divorce, Psychologists

            Janet Reibstein is a psychologist , individual psychotherapist , and family therapist. She works with individuals, couples, and families, as well as relationships at work. She is Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Exeter, where she runs postgraduate training in family therapy and systemic practice for The Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She was formerly Affiliated Lecturer inSocial and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge where she was also Psychological Consultant to Kings College, Cambridge. She is the author of six books and numerous articles covering her research on various aspects of relationships; couples and families; divorce and separation; and the psychological and emotional effects of illness on families and couples. Professor Reibstein has also contributed documentary series for television and Radio 4.

              Ana Ribeiro

              Categories: *CBT for Adults, *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Mindfulness, Psychologists

              Ana Ribeiro is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Mindfulness Teacher who was trained in the UK, France & Brazil. She has many years of experience working across the life span in the NHS before moving to private practice. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including GP surgeries, adolescent inpatient units, adult inpatient units and community teams.

              In her private practice, she has a wide range of international clients, and her main focus of work is with late adolescents and adults (16 year olds onwards).

              She offers therapy for a broad range of psychological difficulties including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, low self-esteem, work and school/UNI related stress (including management and prevention), sleeping problems, relationship difficulties, bereavement, and issues related to displacement and living away from home or in a foreign country. Ana has been practicing mindfulness meditation her whole life and is fully trained to teach Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. She has been for years teaching the 8 week course in small group settings and to individuals when appropriate. She continues to develop her skills and experience, attending regular training in Oxford and with other leading trainers in this field. In addition, she has special interests in the consequences of trauma, the power of resilience, the influence of one’s culture and beliefs to one’s mental health and wellbeing, self-development, confidence building & facilitating change and transformation. Her work may draw upon a variety of approaches including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Systemic thinking and compassionate approaches to therapy. She offers therapy in English, French and Portuguese.

                Adrian Clarke

                Categories: *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Couple and relationship therapy, *Family Mediation, *London Intercultural Couples Centre, *Separation and Divorce, Family Mediators, Psychotherapists

                Adrian Clarke is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, an accredited family mediator and a solicitor.He is a member of the Law Society family mediation panel and has been accredited by the Family Mediation Council. He is a Resolution trained professional practice consultant, which allows him to supervise other family mediators. He is also legally qualified, having been admitted as a solicitor in 1991.

                He runs the family mediation service and he offers psychotherapy to individuals and relationship counselling for couples. He runs a separated parenting programme and he is trained to consult children about future arrangements when their parents are separating.

                As well as his practice at TCFP, he is head of family mediation at Bross Bennett LLP, a niche family law practice in Highgate, North London, where he also runs the adult and couple counselling service. He has particular experience in emotionally complex parenting issues, high net worth cases and cases with an international dimension.

                He delivers the court-referred separated parenting programme on behalf of CAFCASS and the family court.

                  Annie Flower

                  Categories: *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Counselling and psychotherapy for children, *Couple and relationship therapy, *Family Therapy, *Help with parenting, Directors, Family Therapists, Psychotherapists

                  Annie Flower is a family and couple therapist with many years of experience working in both the NHS and the private sector.

                  Annie offers help and advice to those who may be experiencing conflict or difficulties in their own relationship, or with other family members. She also has a special interest in the problems of adolescents and their impact on other family members, such as eating disorders, conduct disorders, and the consequences of physical illness.

                    Dr Reenee Singh

                    Position: Consultant Family and Couple Systemic Psychotherapist
                    Categories: *Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, *Couple and relationship therapy, *Family Therapy, *London Intercultural Couples Centre, *Separation and Divorce, Directors, Family Therapists, Psychotherapists

                    Dr. Reenee Singh is a Consultant Family and Couple Systemic psychotherapist with over twenty years experience in working with children, families, couples and individuals. Reenee worked at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust for many years and is the Co-Director of the Tavistock Family Therapy and Systemic Research Centre. She is the Editor of the Journal of Family Therapy. Reenee has published two books and numerous papers in the areas of ‘race’, culture and qualitative research. Reenee presents her work at national and international conferences and teaches all over the world.

                    Reenee specialises in working with intercultural couples and mixed race families. She is currently the co-director of the London Intercultural Couples Centre at the Child and Family Practice.