Our values are all about having realistic and high standards, being collegiate, collective, inclusive, supportive and open to change. We want to help make a difference in the world with a shared vision and ways forward.

Dr Fiona Kennedy

BA (Hons) M Clin Psychol D Clin Psych C Psychol AFBPS
Chartered Clinical Psychologist, 
Accredited CBT Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer
DBT Therapist

Fiona is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Director of GreenWood Mentors Ltd. She specialises in the many consequences of childhood trauma including PTSD, dissociation and effects on the development on the self. Fiona also enjoys consulting to groups and individuals on performance maximisation and change management. She has worked as an NHS Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Director of Service, a university Honorary Lecturer, and is also an accredited cognitive-behavioural Practitioner, Trainer and Supervisor. She now practises independently, integrating CBT, DBT ACT and CFT in her work with clients and her writing. She volunteers each year consulting to an Indian NGO on their programs for young people from disadvantage and evaluating outcomes.

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She delivers professional training at many levels in specialist topics such as dissociation, PTSD, mentoring, coping with traumatic events, and overcoming obstacles to maximum performance. She has presented and published nationally and internationally, including three books for therapists and for clients. Her research has focused on changing addictive behaviour, reactions to traumatic events especially dissociation, and service delivery issues. Published work includes the Wessex Dissociation Scale and the Life Skills Assessment Scale as well as the CBT model of dissociation. Fiona was at the forefront of using virtual methods for psychological assessment and intervention.

As Chief Examiner for the British Psychological Society (BPS) she helped ensure candidates entering the profession from other countries conformed to UK standards. Services Fiona has created have received a Clinical Excellence Award from BUPA and citation as an example of good practice by the National Audit Office.

Dr Gill Green

BA (Hons) M Clin Psychol D Clin Psych C Psychol AFBPS
Chartered Clinical Psychologist

People say that I’m very easy to work with; I’m down to earth and practical (I call a spade a spade) but I’m also warm and supportive. I’ve been a clinical psychologist since qualifying in 1987. My roots are firmly in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT); I trained in Oxford at the time when CBT was being developed and I was fortunate enough to be supervised by Aaron Beck, widely acknowledged as the founder of this approach. CBT has developed since that time and I regularly undertake training and supervision to broaden my skills.   I include approaches such as mindfulness and other elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help people with a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties.

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As well as working with individual clients as a clinical psychologist, I also work with organisations worldwide, coaching and training business leaders and their teams to lead and perform better (thereby achieving their business objectives).I am passionate about health and wellbeing at work, and I am conducting research with several organisations, looking at how increased work pressure can lead to bullying, sickness and absence.

Following the 2016 German Wings tragedy, I am also developing training resources for a number of airlines, to increase awareness of mental health problems amongst pilots. As part of this I am involved in training pilots to offer peer support to their colleagues. I am a chartered clinical psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological society, and I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Dr Stephen Markus

BA (Hons) M Clin Psychol D Clin Psych C Psychol AFBPS
Chartered Clinical Psychologist

I am a warm, insightful person, with over 12 years of experience working as a psychologist in various settings. An accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapy practitioner, I specialise in providing skills-based approaches to help manage emotions. This helps us cope with challenging events and adverse life experiences. We can also use these skills to achieve happier and more stable interpersonal relationships.

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I am familiar with managing longstanding complex difficulties as well as common problems resulting from work and life stressors. I work with interpersonal problems, loss, and transitions of various kinds, both personal and work-related.

I offer individual help to improve self-esteem and confidence; to enhance interpersonal effectiveness and resilience, and to address self-damaging behaviours such as drug and alcohol misuse.

I work with a variety of people including professionals, to help them to overcome obstacles to maximum performance, realise their full potential, and achieve their goals.

I develop and deliver individual and group programs targeting chronic fatigue and stress-related problems. I help people build resilience and enhance productivity whilst achieving balanced lifestyles.

I provide supervision to clinicians and to managers, as well as mentoring and training for the workforce. I design staff training to enable people to achieve professional clinical qualifications, and I help them to develop post qualification.

I am particularly interested in CBT and mindfulness and use mindfulness-based CBT in much of my work. I can offer training in the therapeutic use of mindfulness and how to combine it with CBT.

Mindfulness and CBT have been shown through research to be effective in treating anxiety, depression, eating problems, PTSD, chronic pain and many other conditions.

Dr Jonathan Hutchins  

BA (Hons) M Clin Psychol D Clin Psych C Psychol AFBPS
Chartered Clinical Psychologist

I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who is accredited in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and I am a Consultant in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR). I work with my clients to help them to overcome any previous traumatic experiences that may be impacting on them in the here and now.

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We do this in a safe and effective way, in order to help them to manage difficult emotions and to have better relationships. I also work with many problems including anxiety, depression, addictions, family problems etc.

I offer CBT supervision and training.

Marie Wassberg  

Accredited CBT Therapist

Marie offers CBT/TF-CBT/DBT/PE for individual therapy, group therapy, supervision and training in settings such as Social Care, Mental Health, Schools, Care Homes and other professionals. Marie previously worked at the Priory North London where she was the Lead Therapist on the Child and Adolescent Mental Health inpatient ward.

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Marie has been a very welcomed guest lecturer at universities in Sweden, a facilitator at workshops, conferences and training events throughout the UK (NOTA and BABCP), in Sweden (Schools, Social Services and Care homes), the USA (ATSA),  and in Romania and Mexico.

Marie has been involved in developing many DBT- informed programmes in different settings, mainly for children, adolescents and young adults, both in Sweden and in England. She has offered training and supervision to other professionals who work with children and adolescents on how to improve relationships and regulate emotions in a DBT-informed approach.

As a therapist, Marie has worked for many years with children and adolescents who have been sexually abused, suffered from complex PTSD/trauma and/or who have displayed harmful sexual behaviours. Over the last few years Marie’s client group has increased to include those who deliberate self-harm, have suicidal thoughts, suffer from depression, or have psychosis among other difficulties. As a qualified Social Worker, her work also involved child protection, child-in-need, unaccompanied minors and asylum seekers. Marie also has experience of working with children and adolescents presenting challenging behaviours, those autism spectrum disorder (especially high functioning), and ADHD.

Marie Wassberg qualified as a Social Worker in 1999 and to date, has experience working in Social Services in both England and Sweden. In 2003, Marie qualified as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT), studying at Goldsmiths University in London with Professors Windy Dryden and Michael Neenan. She is registered with Social Work England and is an Accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist with BABCP (British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies) in the UK. Marie also has a Diploma in Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT), gained in 2010, where she trained with Dr. Elizabeth Malmquist and Dr. Anita Linnér in Sweden, as well as with Professor Alan Fruzzetti and Professor Jill Rathus in the USA. She is also trained in Trauma Focused-CBT (TF-CBT), including Supervisor training, in 2013, with Dr. Laura Murray (USA), in Prolonged Exposure (PE) in 2012 with Prof. Edna Foa (USA); and DBT for Schools (STEPS-A) in 2018 with Dr. Elizabeth Dexter-Mazza and Dr. James Mazza (USA).

Catherine Parker

CBT and DBT Therapist

I am a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, with a background in mental health social work. I work with clients who have problems with anxiety and depression, and specialise in the complex issues arising from trauma and personality disorders using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.  In seeking to intervene with psychological problems, I believe in the importance of also understanding family and social circumstances surrounding the individual, identifying realistic goals and available support.

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My career has largely been spent working in multi-disciplinary mental health teams within the NHS, in both clinical and management positions.  I have practical knowledge of the range of statutory and voluntary services available in both mental health and social care services.  I am currently working within the voluntary sector in North Derbyshire, and also as a therapist, supervisor and trainer with GreenWood Mentors.

When I trained in DBT in 2001, it was an emerging behavioural approach in the UK.  I was a founder member of the Derbyshire DBT Service delivering a successful DBT programme for over 15 years.  Alongside my clinical practice, I ran workshops within my NHS Trust and at local universities, sharing my practical experience of using DBT principles to treat a variety of presenting problems in primary and secondary care mental health settings. I was the Chair of the DBT Special Interest Group of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) for 5 years until 2019 and continue to deliver workshops and other events featuring DBT at BABCP national and international conferences.

Linda Hollick

DBT Therapist

Linda Hollick

 

Linda lives and works on the Isle of Wight and has a background of working in secondary mental health services for many years. She now undertakes private work on behalf of Greenwood Mentors. Linda is trained in DBT as well as in the ‘Integrative’ approach to therapy. Linda is also a qualified hypnotherapis, and tailors her approach to her clients. She has a wealth of experience in helping with anxiety and stress disorders, childhood traumas, PTSD, OCD, low self-esteem, relationship problems, emotional dysregulation and body-image problems.

Dr Rosalie Hughes

Clinical Psychologist
BA (Hons) M Clin Psychol D Clin Psych C Psychol AFBPS
Chartered Clinical Psychologist, 
BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist
DBT Therapist

Rosalie Hughes

 

I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, having worked in NHS adult mental health services since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in 2005. I love working with adults with complex, severe or enduring mental health conditions, and am passionate about providing high quality, evidence-based psychological therapies. I offer NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidelines recommended individual therapies for a broad range of mental health conditions. I have specialised in behavioural and cognitive behavioural evidence-based therapies.

Aziz Jethwa

CBT/DBT Therapist

Aziz Jethwa

Aziz Jethwa is an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and a Certified Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) practitioner with a background in the field of Learning Disability Nursing. He has completed his foundation training in Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). He started his career working within Child & Adolescent Mental Health services (CAMHS) supporting children and families with neurodevelopmental assessments (ASC & ADHD) and managing challenging behaviour and anxiety presentations in the context of the Autistic spectrum. He comes with extensive experience in coordinating care for clients with complex presentations in NHS services.

He developed a keen interest in talking therapies and has worked as a senior psychological therapist in community mental health teams. He continues to maintain a caseload of clients from IAPT services (Improving Access to Psychological Therapy teams) for common mood and anxiety disorders. He also offers services to private hospitals and is in private practice under Greenwood Mentors.

His clinical work is informed by ‘third wave’ cognitive therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Compassion Focussed therapy (CFT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).