Our Team

Dr Kate Bexley  (Founder and Clinical Director)

Kate has over 15 years experience in helping people overcome a broad array of mental health difficulties, and is particularly passionate about helping those with low self-esteem, imposter syndrome, anxiety-related difficulties and low mood / depression. She is a qualified and registered Counselling Psychologist (DPsych) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT; PGDip, PGCert). She is also a trained Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) Therapist. Kate has experience assessing and treating different client groups with varying psychological difficulties, within Private Psychiatric Hospitals, the NHS, and Non-profit organisations, in the UK and abroad. She uses a blend of CBT, Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and EMDR to help people tackle their difficulties. Click on the photo to find out more about Kate.

Ashely Yarwood 

Ashley has a specialist interest in helping people effected by stress, anxiety-related difficulties and life transitions (including bereavement), but is also very experienced in helping those with a wide range of other difficulties. She has a Masters in Counselling Psychology, is a Qualified CBT Therapist, an experienced Counsellor, and also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Psychosynthesis Leadership Coaching. She has been working in the field of mental health for just over 10 years and has also undertaken further training in ACT, CFT and Mindfulness, and is therefore, highly capable of adapting her approach to best suit you and your needs. Click on the photo to find out more about Ashley.

Umberto Crisanti

Umberto has over 16 years experience in helping people with a wide range of difficulties, but particularly: trauma / PTSD, anxiety-related difficulties, depression and EUPD/ BPD. He qualified as Psychologist in 2004 in Italy and trained for a further 4 years and qualified as Cognitive Constructivist Psychotherapist. He then moved to the UK and trained to become a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Supervisor. He has trained in a broad range of therapeutic approaches, and his extensive studies have enabled him to create a flexible style of working to meet individual client needs, making use of Integrative Counselling, CBT, ACT, CFT, EMDR and Mindfulness. Click on the photo to find out more about Umberto.

Helan Gidley

Having worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) for over 12 years, Helan specialises in helping children and young people struggling with complex mental health difficulties, including: abuse, attachment disorder, bereavement, anxiety disorders and depression, as well as those with autism/ ASD and learning difficulties. She is also qualified and experienced in helping those with disordered eating, having trained in Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT-e), an effective treatment for eating disorders. Helan is qualified and BABCP accredited CBT Therapist and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Therapist. Helan has over 25 years Mental Health experience in the NHS in both adult and children’s mental health services. In addition to being a qualified therapist, Helan has core profession as a Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN). Click on the photo to find out more about Helan.