We are a practice of specialist psychologists and therapists with considerable experience in treating conditions that result from the pressures of life today.
Bill Mitchell MA PhD Dip Psych
Bill is a clinical psychologist who graduated from the University of Aberdeen. He works with contemporary cognitively based psychological approaches to treat anxiety states, depression, stress reactions and chronic fatigue states. He has a particular interest in treating work related psychological difficulties recognizing that many people work in circumstances that can easily lead to the loss of any balance to life which increases the potential for them becoming exhausted or ill.
He also works as a consultant to a number of companies and professional service firms; he leads workshops on such areas as Managing Yourself, Resilience, Managing Personal Change. He lectures on the Kings College London MSc programme on Mental Health Studies and he is a visiting lecturer at the London Business School. contact
Dr Shamil Wanigaratne BSc, Dip.Psych, D.Clin.Psych., C.Psychol., AFBPsS
Formerly a consultant clinical psychologist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. He is a specialist in the treatment and assessment of alcohol and addiction problems. He is currently based in Abu Dhabi in the UAE where he is a Consultatn Clinical Psychologist and advisor to H.E. The Director General of the National Rehabilitation Centre.
Shamil has written widely on addictions including a book on relapse prevention. He applies cognitive behavioural approaches to the treatment of a full range of psychological disorders and depression. contact
Karen Roberts MSC
Karen has been involved in the development and implementation of a number of Employee Support Programmes and she has worked with HR professionals and staff helping them to deal with a range of psychological problems.
Recently Karen completed a research project which looked into the impact of globalisation on work-life balance and psychological well-being, and she continues to maintain an interest in the impact of the changing nature of work on the individual. contact
Austin Caffrey, MSc (OPP), MA (Phil), BSc (Hons), ACIB.
Austin is primarily concerned with work related stress and how individual's can build resilience and manage life's pressures in order to optimize well-being and performance, particularly at times of significant change. He has hands-on experience of organizational life with a 25 year career working for a number of financial institutions around the world. Much of that career involved managing both personal and organizational change and, at a senior level, turning businesses around through developing individuals as well as team performance.
Since renewing his focus on psychology Austin has completed an MSc in Organizational Psychiatry and Psychology (King's College London & Institute of Psychiatry) and is currently pursuing his Doctorate (Middlesex) with a view to developing existential cognitive approaches to managing life transitions. Past research interests relating to workplace issues include the impact of depression, dealing with ethical dilemmas and decision-making under pressure.
Currently, in addition to individual client work where the emphasis is towards short-term treatment of depression and anxiety disorders, Austin presents employee workshops for a number of organizations aimed at understanding stress-effects and building resilience to improve managing well-being, life balance and performance.
Dr Rob Hill
Dr Rob Hill is a consultant clinical psychologist with many years experience in general adult mental health providing clinical assessment and therapy, neuropsychological assessments, and treatment for alcohol and substance misuse. He has developed novel approaches to complex psychological presentations and focuses in particular on short-term interventions. Rob has written numerous articles on stress management, prevention of violence in the workplace and relapse prevention. As well as being a clinical psychologist Rob has an interest in existential philosophy and holds an MA in Modern European Philosophy. Asked what this combination of philosophy and psychology brings to the work he does with clients, Rob notes that this dual perspective allows for consultations to be viewed in a much broader and positive way, ensuring that it is the client and not simply the problem or illness that remains at the heart of successful treatment.