Phoenix Psychology in Honiley nr Kenilworth: the largest independent provider of psychological services in the Midlands.

Phoenix Psychology Group is an independent provider of psychological services in the Midlands and operates from Phoenix House in Honiley nr Kenilworth, Warwickshire and Tranquil House in Lickey, near Bromsgrove / Birmingham border.

Associates and Consultants
Dr Satbinder Kaur Bhogal - B.Sc. (Hons), D.Clin.Psy, HCPC Reg

Dr Satbinder Kaur Bhogal as a Clinical Psychologist has worked in community, residential and secure settings with children and adults who have presented with complex mental health difficulties and emotional distress and has extensive experience in working with individuals with personality disorder, psychosis and trauma and is trained in specialist therapeutic approaches in these areas. Dr Bhogal has a special interest in working with young people who are ‘looked after’ and has provided mental health input, clinical supervision, consultation and bespoke training to a range of organisations in both the independent and statutory sectors including residential childcare providers, social services departments, schools and fostering and adoption agencies.

Underpinning Dr Bhogal’s work is the application of attachment theory in understanding the clinical presentations of clients with complex mental health problems. Dr Bhogal has studied further Dr. Patricia Crittenden’s Dynamic-Maturational Model (DMM) of Attachment and is also a reliable coder of the Meaning of the Child Interview or MotC (, which is based on the (DMM).

Dr Bhogal is an Honorary lecturer and Clinical supervisor at the University of Birmingham. Dr Bhogal is also a member of the Birmingham Children's Safeguarding Board (BCSB) Practitioners forum, to review and improve safeguarding procedures within Birmingham.

Amelda Brown - Reg MBACP (Accred) Counsellor

Amelda has been at Tranquil House for the last 6 years, seeing adults, all with their own particular history.

Amelda’s training is in Integrative Counselling and she has an Arts background. This integration means her approach can be flexible while maintaining the necessary boundaries for a therapeutic relationship.

She will listen to your story with empathy, to understand what it is to be you, the context of your life. It is likely your sessions will involve discomfort and pain, but there can also be moments of lightness, even humour as you begin to rediscover who you are.

Pamela Cansdale - BSc(Hons) MSc CPsychol AFBPsS HCPC Reg

Pamela Cansdale is a Chartered and registered Practitioner Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She has 15 years experience working in NHS Psychology Services and 8 years in Private Practice including Medico Legal work.

Pamela’s areas of expertise include assessment, formulation and intervention with psychological difficulties such as trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement, relationship issues and low self-esteem.

She also has a particular interest in physical health problems and working towards psychological coping strategies, adaptation and adjustment. She is experienced in specialist areas such as long-term conditions, obesity management, pain management, and physical disability.

Dr Val Drury - PhD, Clin Psy D C Psychol AFBPsS

Dr Drury is a chartered psychologist and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. She is an accredited cognitive behavioural therapist and supervisor with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). She is a member of EMDR UK and Ireland. She has worked for 40 years as a health care professiona and first trained as a general nurse, winning the gold medal for the best all round nurse in training in the school (1978) and then studied psychology with the Open University whilst working as a nurse.

She gained a first class BA (Hons) degree and started working in mental health in February 1989 first as a volunteer in a psychiatric hospital and later as a research psychologist working with people with psychosis. She carried out the first randomised controlled trial of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for people recovering from acute psychosis anywhere in the world (Drury et al, 1996, 2000). This formed the basis of her PhD (University of Birmingham) and the results have now been incorporated into the NICE guidelines for schizophrenia. She obtained a Clin Psy D (Doctorate in Clinical Psychology) from the University of Birmingham in 1997. She has completed EMDR Training (parts 1, 2, and 3) with EMDR Workshops Ltd.

Her clinical work over the last 21 years has involved working with adults and young people with complex and enduring problems e.g. treatment resistant depression, chronic OCD, psychosis and bipolar disorder, autistic spectrum disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, childhood sexual abuse, and personality disorders.

Dr Simone England - MB ChB, MMedSc, MRCPsych.

Dr England is a highly experienced adult general psychiatrist with a special interest in perinatal psychiatry. Following graduating in 1986 and training in psychiatry, she gained a master of medical science in 1993 and her research was conducted in an innovative community home treatment service. Practising as a consultant since 1997, she moved into fulltime private practice in 2003, but has always provided medical leadership to the therapy services within the clinics in which she has worked and currently convenes a number of multidisciplinary mental health professional groups and regularly lectures to other doctors and health professionals in her areas of expertise. She also has considerable experience in providing medico-legal and occupational health reports.

Dr England assesses and treats all general psychiatric conditions, including antenatal and postnatal depression, chronic fatigue, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessional and phobic illnesses and disorders of personality and has particular expertise in treatment resistant depression and bipolar disorder. She is keen to refer on to appropriate therapists for psychological work as part of a package of care that aims to address not only acute psychiatric illnesses but also factors predisposing to relapse and ensure improved long-term outcomes.

She is commissioned by a number of NHS commissioning groups to assess and treat adults with ADHD and autistic spectrum disorders and has recently secured a contract as part of a multi-professional group, to assess and treat those doctors and dentists in training who have mental health needs.

Kenneth Finlayson - B.A.B.C.P. Accredited Cognitive-Behavioural Psychotherapist; B.A. (Hons.)., B.Phil., M.Sc., Dip.S.W., P.G.Dip.CBT., Cert.REBT.

Kenneth Finlayson has been delivering Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy since 1994, in a variety of settings. Initially, this was in a forensic setting and then from 2000-2009, in Health and Social Care. He has worked extensively with adults and adolescents with a broad range of psychological and behavioural problems. He now works independently as an Accredited CBT Psychotherapist and is the preferred CBT provider for Tranquil House Psychology Centre.

Tracey Grandfield - Registered Clinical Psychologist, BSc (Hons.), MSc, PhD, DClinPsy, HCPC Reg.

Tracey Grandfield has been working in the field of psychological assessment and intervention with children and adults since 2003 within the private sector and the NHS. She has gained a broad range of experience working with people across the lifespan, and across a range of clinical areas including physical health, older adults, and looked after children. She currently works as an associate for Phoenix Psychology at their offices at Honiley and Lickey, alongside external work in health services.

Dr Judith Holden - BSc (Hons), MSc, ClinPsyD, CPsychol, HCPC Reg

Dr Judith Holden obtained an MSc in Forensic Psychology before going on to complete her Clinical Psychology doctoral training in Birmingham in 2003. Her work has spanned primary, secondary and tertiary specialist care services within the NHS and independent sector and she has particular interests in complex trauma, attachment and personality issues. The majority of her work has been with working-age adults and adolescents with a broad range of presenting issues, including specialist work with parents in care proceedings. Dr Holden has undertaken post-qualification training in approaches such as: Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Compassion Focused Therapy, Mentalisation-Based Treatment and Attachment-Based Therapy as well as training in the supervision and training of others. She accepts therapy referrals from a range of sources and is registered with a number of insurance and health providers such as: Bupa, AXA PPP, Prudential, Cigna, Aviva and Corpore-TTN.

Dr Holden has considerable experience in providing assessment reports to the Family Courts and has given oral evidence in Court on numerous occasions. She also has experience in Civil and Criminal matters including personal injury cases and parole applications.

Dr Holden was a staff member at Phoenix from 2012 to 2015 and continues to manage and supervise the Health Education West Midlands contract to provide assessment and interventions for Doctors and Dentists in training.

Glen Macklin - BABCP, accredited Psychotherapist and accredited Supervisor. B.Ed (Hons), Post Grad Diploma SLT, Cert in Systemic Family Therapy, Honorary Lecturer at the School of Psychology, University of Birmingham.

Glen has been delivering CBT since 1999 in NHS settings in Primary Care. He also has developed CBT for use with Young Offenders. Prior to that he worked in Psychiatric Mental Health settings and has a background in mental health training. Currently he works with Adults and Young People who have common mental health problems, Trauma and complex Anxiety related problems. Currently he works for a local NHS IAPT service providing Clinical Supervision and training. He also works as an Independent Practioner and is BUPA approved.

Dr Katherine Mead - BSc (Hons), Clin.Psy.D, C.Psychol.; HPC Reg.

Katharine Mead has been working in the field of clinical psychology since 2002 and qualified as a clinical psychologist in 2010. She is a Registered Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC and has Chartered status with the British Psychological Society. She has worked extensively with children, adolescents and adults with a wide variety of mental and physical health presentations examples of which are depression, anxiety, eating disorders, behavioural difficulties, and chronic pain. She uses a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy perspective in her work which is also informed by her knowledge of Systemic Theory and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. She currently works within the NHS and as an associate of Phoenix Psychological Services.

Cal Nield - UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, PGDip Cognitive Analytic Therapy, MSc. Mental Health (Psychotherapy), and ACAT accredited Clinical Supervisor

Cal has a background in mental health since 1987, with experience of working with individuals with severe and complex emotional and psychological difficulties, interpersonal/relationship issues, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and including those who self harm, and who may have been diagnosed with personality disorder. She began practicing psychotherapy under supervision in 1995, at St. Thomas' Hospital in London, until she qualified from Guys and ST. Thomas' UMDS , and the University of London in 2001. She currently works in the NHS in Oxford, as well as working independently.

Isabel Price - BA(Hons)., DipCouns., BACP(Accred)

Isabel is a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist and an accredited and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She has worked with adults and young people since 2008 in a range of settings. She is experienced working with a wide range of personal issues including stress, anxiety, depression, loss, illness, abuse, trauma, relationship difficulties, workplace problems and a lack of direction/purpose in life. She sees individuals over 16 years of age for either short-term work to focus on a specific issue, or longer term work to explore issues and feelings at a greater depth.

Dr Hayley Smith - Chartered Clinical Psychologist; B.A. (Hons.)., M.Sc., ClinPsyD., HCPC Reg

IHayley has worked in the NHS and Social Care providing psychological services to "Looked After" children since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in 2009. She has worked extensively with children and young people with complex trauma and abuse histories, specialising in attachment and trauma focused therapeutic work. She is dual qualified as a Systemic Family Psychotherapist and is now working independently offering psychological services to young people and their families, including working as an associate for Phoenix Psychology at their offices at Honiley and Lickey.

Dr Bobby Sura - Consultant Clinical Psychologist( BPS Chartered); BSc (Hons), DClinPsy, PGDip, CPSYCHOL

Dr Sura is dual qualified as a Systemic Psychotherapist and Clinical Psychologist. He has worked in the field of emotional well being and mental health across the age range, from the mid 1990's. Areas of specialism include working with depression, anxiety and relationship difficulties. Dr Sura also works as an expert in the field of looked after care and attachment related trauma, for children and adolescents. He consults to schools and parents, for childhood diagnostic concerns (ADHD, ASD) and behavioural problems. Dr Sura is a provider Psychologist for a number of health insurance companies, and supports doctors in training with various emotional disorders. Using an integrative approach, Dr Sura applies CBT, Systemic, Person Centred, Solution Focused, Narrative and Dynamic Psychotherapy models tailored to presenting needs. This ensures that the therapy fits the individual, rather than the other way around.

Dr Cindy Taylor - DClinPsy. PGDip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. BSc Hons. CPsychol. HCPC Reg.

Dr Taylor has experience of working with adults with a wide range of psychological and behavioural problems, including anxiety, depression, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and low self-esteem. She has a special interest, and expertise, in working with individuals with long-term health conditions, including chronic pain, chronic fatigue and post-accident trauma. Having been a physiotherapist (specialising in pain management) prior to qualifying as a psychologist, Dr Taylor understands the complex interactions of the mind and the body and brings a holistic approach to her clinical work.

In addition to her qualifications above Dr Taylor is a member of the British Pain Society, the British Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapists (BABCP) and the EMDR association, following completion of additional training in this form of therapy.

Dr Alison Tindale - BSc. (Hons.), M.Sc., D.Clin.Psy., HPC Reg.

Dr Tindale is a Clinical Psychologist who works therapeutically with children, young people and adults. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including general mental health, addictions, health psychology and trauma. She is experienced in assessing need and suitability for Psychological Therapy, delivering tailored therapy to individual clients, families and groups, utilising a range of psychological therapy models and providing consultation to other health professionals.

Veronica Toescu - Humanistic Person-centred Psychotherapist – UKCP registered, Registered member BACP, MPhil in Medicine, MBChB

Veronica Toescu has been practising as a Humanistic Person-centred Psychotherapist since 2008, working with young people and adults in settings such as: Cancer Psychology Services, Hospice, Youth Counselling Centre, High School and Sixth Form College. Her experience covers a broad range of psychological, emotional and behavioural issues that are determining someone to seek this level of support. Fundamental to her practice is a respect for the client’s autonomy and self determination within an environment that encourages personal growth. Veronica can offer short and long term work based at Tranquil House having daytime and some evening availability.

Dr Charlotte Webb - Chartered Clinical Psychologist; AFBPsS.,C.Psychol.,Clin Psy.D.,B.A. (Hons), BPS & HCPC reg

Dr Webb worked in the NHS from 1999-2013 within Warwickshire and qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2004. Dr Webb specialises in working with children and adolescents with developmental trauma, attachment difficulties, and a range of mental health difficulties (e.g. anxiety, depression, OCD). Dr Webb specialises in assessment and treatment regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder and related developmental disorders and can also provide assessment for adults. Dr Webb uses primarily Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal therapy, and is currently working towards her accreditation in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP).

Stephen Wilson - R.M.N.; E.N.B 998; D.P.S.N.; Adv. Dip (CBT); PG.Cert. (CBP); PG.Dip. (CBP); M.Sc. (CBP)

Stephen is accredited as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and is a registered mental health nurse by profession. Consequently, he has over 30 years experience in helping people deal with the consequences of emotional problems. Having personal experience of living with a long-term condition, he specializes in chronic pain issues. He also has exceptional skills in dealing with trauma, anxiety and mood disorders, and in particular the issues problems relating to low self-esteem and confidence.

In terms of his educational experience, Stephen has a distinction at Masters level in CBT, and is EMDR trained. He is the preferred provider for CBT at Phoenix House.

Stephen has had work published on the management of CBT and long-term conditions and maintains a keen interest in current research trends. He is also Secretary of the BABCP Independent Practitioners Special Interest Group.

Dr Jamie Yapp - BSc (Hons.), Foren.Psy.D. C.Psychol. HCPC Reg.

Dr Yapp is a Chartered and Registered Forensic Psychologist. He has worked within private practice, regional secure units, and community settings, from which he has gained extensive experience of working with males and females. Dr Yapp has specific experience of assessing clients and delivering therapy, using a variety of therapeutic approaches (Schema, ACT, CBT, REBT, Psychoanalytic) for a wide range of psychological difficulties, including experiences of mental illness, anxiety, depression, personality issues and attachment difficulties.