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 Cornwall Buildings, Birmingham.

Associates and Consultants
Amelda Brown - Reg MBACP (Accred) Counsellor

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.

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.

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 Birmingham, 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 Victoria Lloyd - HCPC Reg.; C. Psychol.; D.Clin.Psy.; Ph.D.; B.Sc. (Hons)

Dr Lloyd works therapeutically with children and families across the ability spectrum including those with specific disorders such as Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and generalised learning disabilities. Dr Lloyd has a specialist interest in the needs of looked after and adopted children and young people and their carers / families and provides a range of assessments and therapeutic interventions for children and young people with attachment difficulties, complex developmental trauma and mental health problems. Dr Lloyd has undertaken additional training to incorporate the principles of Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) into her clinical practise.

In addition to her therapeutic practise, Dr Lloyd is a practising expert witness within Court proceedings, specialising predominantly in Family and Court of Protection proceedings. Dr Lloyd is experienced in providing written and oral evidence to the Court in relation to both children and adults and has specialist interests in the assessment of attachment difficulties in children and young people, assessment of parenting (including the impact of learning disability and / or mental health issues) and assessment of capacity.

Dr Lloyd was awarded a PhD in Psychology at the University of Aston in 2002 and has an interest in qualitative research methods and in undertaking research relating to the experiences of service users, Down Syndrome and dementia and in the evaluation of efficacy of therapeutic services.

Dr Lloyd has worked within the field of Clinical Psychology since 1997 and completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Universities of Coventry and Warwick in 2005. Following this, Dr Lloyd undertook roles within a community service for children and adults with learning disabilities and a specialist team for older adults with learning disabilities in the NHS. Dr Lloyd is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Practitioner Psychologist specialising in Clinical Psychology and is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Service.

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 Sophie Newman- HCPC Reg.; C. Psychol.; D.Clin.Psy.; B.Sc. (Hons)

Dr Sophie Newman is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, who has specialised in the field of Adult Mental Health since qualifying from the Oxford Doctoral Course in Clinical Psychology in 2005. She has worked for the NHS over 11 years in a variety of settings, working with clients presenting with a wide range of mental health difficulties. As a Clinical Psychologist Sophie is experienced in undertaking comprehensive assessment, fomulation and treatment plans working collaboratively with clients at all times. Sophie offers a range of psychological therapies including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Narrative Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. She has a particular interest in working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. She is also experienced in providing treatment for clients presenting with a wide range of difficulties such as anxiety disorders (including post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder), depression and low self-esteem.

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 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 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).

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.