Who we are

Clinical and Counselling Psychologists are trained in many different psychological approaches which means we are able to use the ideas that are best suited to helping you make meaningful changes in your life.

 

It is important that we use the approaches that will help you make sense of your current difficulties, change unhelpful patterns and embed new ways of thinking, feeling and relating which will help you in the longer-term.

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Dr Karen Quatermass  
PsychD.  CPsychol.  AFBPsyS.
Director

I have been in private practise since 2006, assessing and treating a broad range of psychological issues with adults, teenagers and children. 

 

My expertise is in bringing together talented clinicians who can collaborate to deliver the best possible outcome for clients.

Questa has been set up to provide gold standard testing, assessment and broad-ranging support for neurodevelopment issues and specialist consultancy.

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Bandna Rekhi

CPsychol, AFBPSS

Clinical Director

With almost 15 years of experience in the field of psychology, I have worked in various settings including universities as Assistant Professor, the NHS as Senior Psychologist, advisor and supervisor for trainees and charities, among others.

I follow a person-centred, multi-formulation approach to understand the clients’ presentations and assist them in exploring adaptive styles of coping in their onward journey. 

With a curious and non-judgemental attitude, I approach the privilege of being there to unpack the narrative that clients bring to therapy and explore ways to enable them to lead a more meaningful and values congruent life.

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Hayley Fuller
Operations Director
Relationship & Business Development

With a long career of working in operations, management, account management, and customer service, for both private companies and corporate establishments, I pride myself on having the ability to drive positive customer focussed business changes and building dynamic effective teams and business partnerships that are not only of outstanding clinical quality but accessible, innovative and service user focused. 

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Rachael Cass
Administrator

Rachael is the angel who keeps us organised,  Whilst studying for a degree in Criminal Investigation with Forensic Psychology she finds time to handle all of our customer enquiries and manages our office functions with patience and humour. 

Adult autism and ADHD assessment

Adult clinical lead
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Dr Joanne Coombs

BSc, PsychD.  

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over twelve years’ experience of providing high-quality, personalised clinical psychology services to individuals, couples, families, teams and services.  

I lead the adult Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) service and therefore primarily provide assessments and some post-diagnostic and therapeutic work for adults with ASC and their supporters. 

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Dr Sophie Hughes

BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCert, D.Clin.Psych

Clinical Psychologist

I am a Clinical Psychologist with experience of providing psychological assessment, formulation and interventions for children, adults and teams within the NHS and other organisations. I currently work for the NHS in an autism diagnostic service, I offer private adult autism assessments and I am a university lecturer in Psychology. 

 

I am trained in a range of psychological models and therapies including EMDR (levels 1, 2, 3, and 4), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy. I am registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health Care Professional Council (HCPC) and an accredited practitioner with the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies.

Child autism and ADHD assessment

Young person's clinical lead
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Dr Natalie Roberts
BSc (Hons), Dip. Psych., D. Clin. Psych.
Chartered Clinical Psychologist

My absolute passion and area of speciality is working with children, young people and their families across the broad range of mental health areas that affect children and young people.

I have worked in NHS specialist child and adolescent mental health services since 1999, working in community and in-patient settings.  I have worked in an NHS specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service.  My experience and expertise includes assessment and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental conditions such as autism and ADHD.

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Dr Hannah Faust

BSc (Hons), D.Clin.Psy., C.Psychol.

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

I have worked in NHS Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) since qualifying from the doctoral programme at University College London in 2003, providing high quality treatments to children, young people and their families or carers with a broad range of mental health difficulties, with varying degrees of severity and complexity.

Every child is unique and will have their own set of strengths and areas of difficulty, and as such therapy will be uniquely tailored to that child or young person’s needs. Building a trusting, warm and positive therapeutic relationship is absolutely vital to my way of working, in order that we can create a safe therapeutic space that can lead to different and creative ways of thinking and being.

Educational Psychology

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Julia Alfano

BA(Hons), P.G.C.E. MSc. Ed.Psy. MSc. Foren. Psy. MBPS, C.Psychol.

Educational / Child Psychologist 

I am a fully qualified chartered Educational Psychologist, registered with the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC), providing psychological assessment of cognition and learning, language and communication, social and emotional needs, and physical and sensory needs.

 

I have extensive experience working with children, young adults and families in a variety of contexts including schools, colleges, pre-schools, foster and residential care, secure units, with CAMHS, Behaviour Support Teams, the Virtual School, Social Care, and  Youth Offending Teams.

 

I take a systemic approach to working with children and young people. I look at the presenting concerns and needs of the individual and explores what is happening in their life.  This is carried out through a mixture of direct assessment and consultation with the family and place of education.  Influencing factors may include family, school, learning difficulties, friendship difficulties, bereavement or some significant life event. I believe in working closely with parents to mobilise support for their child/teen and will offer personalised therapeutic support and guidance for the family.

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Dr Denita Whitelock

BA (Hons), DECPsy.

Educational Psychologist 

I have been working with children for 14 years and as an Educational Psychologist for 8 years.  I completed my Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology in 2013 and since then have obtained extensive experience in local authorities working with children and families and schools on a variety of issues.  This includes dealing with Autism (ASD), ADHD, Specific Learning Difficulties (including reading difficulties), memory difficulties, problems with attention and listening, mental health problems and language difficulties.

 

I have also worked alongside a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) providing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Video Interaction Guidance (VIG). VIG is an intervention where clients watch video clips of their own successful interactions with the support of a trained Video Interaction Guider. Clients reflect on the video clips and discuss what made the interaction successful in order to recognise their strengths and inform future interactions.

Speech and Language Therapy

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Christina Hawkins

BA (Hons), PG (Dip), MSc, MRCSLT

Speech and Language Therapist 

I am a speech and language therapist with over 16 years of experience working with children with a range of communication needs.  I specialise in providing assessment and therapy for children with developmental or acquired language difficulties, social communication difficulties and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 

I started in private practice in 2019, having previously worked in a number of specialist neurodevelopmental teams in the NHS.  I offer speech and language assessment and therapy for children and teenagers and work within multidisciplinary teams to provide diagnostic assessment for ASD or other neurodevelopmental conditions.

Psychological Support

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Dr Lucy Furlong  
BSc (Hons), Psych D., CPsychol.

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

I am a chartered clinical psychologist with 15 years’ experience working in the NHS and private practice, offering assessment and therapy for individuals and groups. I assess and treat adolescents and adults with a broad range of mental health problems. Using an evidence based approach, I draw on a range of therapeutic models to tailor the therapy to the need of the individuals I work with.

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Dr Damaris Stuart-William Consultant Clinical Psychologist
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Dr Danielle McLymont
BSc (Hons), MSc, PsychD, CPsychol
Chartered Clinical Psychologist

I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist with over 14 years’ experience of working in the the NHS and in private practice. I have worked across various child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) teams and in acute paediatric hospital settings, to improve psychological and physical well-being. I offer psychological assessment and therapy to children, young people and adults with a broad range of mental health and emotional difficulties. 

 

I am trained in a range of evidence based psychological models and therapies; including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), systemic and family therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I also offer cognitive assessments to look at a child’s intellectual ability and to identify the strengths and weaknesses in their cognitive profile. I am registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). 

I am a consultant clinical psychologist specialising in working with children and young adults with complex issues.