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

Diploma in Integrative Counselling at Birmingham University

Age Group: Adults & Couple work

Therapeutic Approaches/Particular interests: Integrative Counsellor working with the 3 main disciplines Person Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Also has an Arts background.

Difficulties worked with: Life Transitions, Relationship difficulties, changes in circumstances, sleeping problems, substance abuse, self esteem issues, bereavement.

Background Information/work history: The Integration of my training combined with my Arts background helps me to be flexible to a person’s particular needs, while maintaining the necessary boundaries for a therapeutic relationship. I 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.

I started work at Tranquil House, later Phoenix Psychology, in March 2010. Later I saw people for Morency, at the Mill in Alvechurch and for Red Swan at the Wishing Well in Bromsgrove. Before that I was at Bellevue Medical Centre, Birmingham. I now I work from my office in 24 Red Lion Street, Alvechurch B48 7LF

Contact Details:

Tel: 07966 291817
Dr Suzanne Davies - BSc (Hons), MPhil, ClinPsyD, CPsychol, HCPC Reg

Therapeutic approaches/particular areas of interest: Individual therapy, Neuropsychological assessment, Memory Capacity Act assessments.

I offer an integrative and individualised approach to therapy using aspects of cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), compassion-focussed therapy (CFT) and solution focussed therapy (SFT). Difficulties that I can help with include: social anxiety, general anxiety, depression/low mood, stress, OCD, health anxiety, psychological difficulties relating to physical health difficulties, low self-esteem, interpersonal and relationship difficulties. I am able to provide thorough and detailed neuropsychological assessments for the purposes of diagnosing dementia, having worked in a diagnostic Memory Service and mental health services for people with dementia and their families. I am able to carry out Mental Capacity Act assessments for working-age adults and older adults including the use and interpretation of neuropsychological assessments.

Background information/work history: Since I qualified in 2003 I have worked in mental health services for older people and people with dementia. Throughout my clinical experience I have worked with people across the age-span, with service users, their families and paid carers. As someone who works with older people with mental health problems and co-morbid physical health problems I am used to adapting models and approaches to the needs of the service user, including ACT, CFT, mindfulness, and solution-focused approaches. I have considerable experience in neuropsychological assessment for the purpose of diagnosis and to establish a profile of cognitive strengths and impairments to provide information for capacity assessments and care plans, for example. I have worked in a wide variety of contexts, for example within the community, inpatient wards and care homes.

In October 2016 I joined the Phoenix Psychology Group receiving referrals for therapy with doctors and dentists in training, as well as additional referrals for memory assessment, assessment of Mental Capacity and therapy with adults of working-age and older adults.

Age group: 16 years +

Venues worked from: Wishing Well, Bromsgrove: 16 St John Street, B61 8QY.

Health insurance registration: I am registered with AXA PPP healthcare and Aviva, and I am in process of registering with other health insurance providers.

Contact Details:

Tel: 07986 394796
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.

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.

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

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.

You can find out more about Sophie at

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


  • Registered MBACP (Accred) Counsellor/Psychotherapist
  • Foundation Course in Group Analysis, Institute Group Analysis (IGA) 2016
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Birmingham University, 2008
  • BA Hons Visual Communication, Wolverhampton Art College, 1981

Therapeutic Approaches/Particular interests: I am a BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist and work with individuals on a one-to-one basis. As an integrative therapist I have a solid foundation in a variety of theoretical approaches, which means I am able to adapt my way of working to meet your individual needs. In particular I draw on the theories of psychodynamic, person centered and cognitive behavioural therapy. I am also interested in mindfulness. I provide a space where you can explore whatever is troubling you, safely and in confidence. I will help you reflect on how you feel about yourself, your situation, your life and your relationships and together we can begin to make sense of your difficulties.

Difficulties worked with: Stress & anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, self esteem & confidence issues, loss & bereavement, relationship difficulties, health issues, workplace issues, life transitions & adapting to change, feeling stuck, lost or experiencing a lack of meaning in life.

Background Information/work history: I have worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist with adults and children since 2008 and have experience working in education, charity settings, voluntary agencies, and the NHS. I have also set up a student counselling service in an Academy school.

I now work in private practice with people over 16 years of age. I also work part-time with the NHS as an honorary psychotherapist. Prior to retraining as a counsellor and psychotherapist I worked within the creative arts field.

Age Group: Adults & young people over 16 years of age

Venues worked from: Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9QX

Contact Details:

Tel: 07531 869812
Dr Hayley Smith - Chartered Clinical Psychologist; B.A. (Hons.)., M.Sc., ClinPsyD., HCPC Reg

Hayley 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.

I'm an experienced Clinical Psychologist who works both privately and in the NHS. I offer treatment to adults who are experiencing a wide range of psychological difficulties. My aim is to tailor therapy to you as an individual and enable you to understand and manage the difficulties that are currently affecting the way you live your life today.

I deal with a wide range of problems including low mood, anxiety, depression, stress, phobias, panic attacks, grief, loss, bereavement, low self-esteem and poor self-confidence, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), self-harm, anger, social anxiety and coping with and adjusting to physical health conditions. I have a special interest in working with people experiencing difficulty with chronic pain and chronic fatigue. I offer a tailored and individualised approach to treatment, which is guided by the individual and their experiences. This then informs the most appropriate intervention and therapeutic approach. I am also qualified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and I have specialist training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR),

My practice is based at Holly Farm Business Park in Honiley, Nr Kenilworth, Warwickshire. I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have before you commit to treatment.

For further information or to contact me, please visit my website:

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

I have worked within the field of mental health since 2002 within a variety of settings. These have included the specialities of addiction, health psychology, child and adolescent mental health services and general adult mental health services. Having initially completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology, I went on to do a Masters in Health Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. In 2007, I took time away from my career to have a family and have since returned to work with a renewed understanding of both the rewards and challenges of parenting and family life. I have lived overseas and worked within different cultural settings, having undertaken my doctoral research in the area of trauma amongst refugees. The resilience which people can show under extreme distress has been an area which both fascinates and encourages me.

I offer individual assessment and intervention in treating a range of psychological difficulties in both children and adults. These include anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, depression, post-traumatic stress/trauma, self-harm and anger management. I mainly use a Cognitive Behaviour Therapeutic approach but also refer to other forms of therapy including Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, Social and Behaviour Network Therapy and Personal Construct Theory.

I am based at the Holly Farm Business Park in Honiley. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and am a member of the British Psychological Society. I am involved in regular professional supervision and continuing professional development.

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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

Therapeutic approaches / particular areas of interest: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), Personal Construct Psychology (PCP)

Difficulties worked with: Attachment Disorder/difficulties, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Children experiencing mental health difficulties e.g. anxiety, OCD, low mood.

Background information / work history:

From 1999-2014, I worked in the NHS developing skills and knowledge working clinically with a wide range of clients experiencing mental health difficulties e.g. anxiety, OCD, depression and using a range of therapeutic approaches e.g. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2004. Since then I have specialised in working with children and their families where mental health difficulties are connected to attachment based difficulties and/or neurodevelopmental disorder (Autism Spectrum Disorder-ASD). My last posts in the NHS included co-clinical lead of a Specialist Fostering Service in Solihull and at a Consultant level for the assessment and diagnosis of children with ASD in Warwickshire. Since 2014, I have worked in independent practice, primarily focusing on supporting children and their families requiring relationship/attachment based intervention (using a family based attachment model known as Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) and/or children and their families requiring support regarding assessment, diagnosis and treatment regarding the Autism Spectrum. I also see children for areas of mental health difficulty not necessarily related to attachment disorder or ASD e.g. OCD, anxiety, low mood, self-harm. I take referrals for children aged up to 18 years.

Contact Details:

Tel: O7763 964677
Address: C-12, Holly Farm Business Park, Honiley, Warwickshire, CV8 1NP
Dr Jamie Yapp - BSc (Hons.), Foren.Psy.D. C.Psychol. HCPC Reg.

Certified Schema Therapist (2017)

Therapeutic approaches / particular areas of interest:

Within my therapeutic approach I utilise a variety of techniques (ACT, CBT, Psychoanalytic). I am also a Certified Schema Therapist. I am able to offer sessions in Birmingham and Oxford. I am also highly experienced in undertaking professional risk assessment reports within a community setting, within both family and criminal law. I am also experienced in undertaking assessments of personality and treatment need, including within the community for adults, and within school settings.

Difficulties worked with: I work privately as a therapist within the community, helping people to understand, resolve and overcome difficulties linked to relationships, internal turmoil, identity, and attachment difficulties. Within my professional risk assessment work, I am able to assess for personality disorder / difficulties, treatment need, risk of recidivism and treatment need.

I find this work very rewarding and focus upon helping people to make links between what is happening internally, particularly things that you may not be immediately aware of, and how this impacts upon your relationships with others. I find that this type of work helps individuals in being able to gain a greater understanding of repeating life patterns, and why these have happened. The goal of therapy being to move towards feeling more liberated and insightful regarding your internal functioning, and minimising future psychological distress and rumination.

Background information / work history: Independent Psychologist in Private Practice (March 2015 - present), St. Andrews Healthcare (November 2013 - March 2015), Forensic Psychology Practice (2010 - November 2013).

Age group: 12+

Venues worked from: Birmingham, Oxford. I am also available to travel for work

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