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First of all, I want to tell you that I love what I do, and always have, ever since I started volunteering for Childline back in 2007.

Clinical Director

Dr Ilan Ben-Zion

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I was very lucky to really enjoy going to university to study psychology. I quickly knew it was the area I wanted to work in and so began my journey in training to be one!

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Amy Lyons

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For me, the most important part of therapy is the development of a trusting therapeutic relationship. I therefore try and ensure that my clients feel able to express themselves, and leave feeling that I have listened and understood what we have discussed.  

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Elizabeth Malpass

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I seek to understand an individual's experience from an open and non-judging position, with empathy, sensitivity and kindness.

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Stephanie Minchin

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I believe in the importance of providing individuals and families with a safe and confidential space where they can share difficulties that are troubling them and work towards living a more fulfilling life

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Clare Watson

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We'll spend time getting to know each other to create a safe and relaxed space, to help you talk freely about your experiences. I believe taking things at your pace is really important in building a trusting therapeutic relationship.

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Bina Sharma

Meet The Team

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When I meet a new client for the first time I am interested to hear about multiple aspects of their life. Not only why they are accessing support, but also what they enjoy, their aspirations and hopes for the future.

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Jos Twist

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I aim to create a space where a person feels they are able to talk honestly and openly about their feelings and thoughts. I value the need to have a non-judgemental space to explore challenging experiences.

Dr Kirsty Collins

Clinical Psychologist

 

Hi, I’m Ilan! I’m a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Director of The Oak Tree Practice.

Can you tell me a bit about your background?

I feel very privileged to be able to say I love what I do and always have, ever since I started working for ChildLine in 2007. Following this, I’ve had experience working with a wide variety of clients including children, young people, adults, older adults, military personnel, individuals with learning disabilities, neurodevelopmental disorders and neurological conditions.  I have also furthered my studies through the completion of undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees.

 

Dr Ilan Ben-Zion

Hi! I’m Amy. I’m a Chartered Clinical Psychologist.

 

I trained at the University of Hertfordshire and I work part time in the NHS.

How did I become a Clinical Psychologist?

I was very lucky to really enjoy going to university to study psychology. I quickly knew it was the area I wanted to work in and so began my journey in training to be one! I spent a lovely three years up in Lancaster, then I moved to Leicester to complete my masters degree.

Over the years I have worked with lots of different people, which includes children and young people, older adults and people with intellectual disabilities, neurodevelopmental and neurological conditions. I have worked with people when they are in hospital and also when they are in their own home. Other services and difficulties I have worked with include both child and adult eating disorders, OCD, psychosis, stroke rehabilitation and people who have offended who are staying in hospital (we call this forensic services).

Tell me more about Amy

Dr Amy Lyons

 

Dr Elizabeth Malpass

Can you tell me a bit about your background?

I started my career in psychology after completing training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). I then worked at the National Academy for Parenting Practitioners, where I developed a passion for working with parents and children together. I later completed doctoral training in Clinical Psychology. I have experience and enjoy working with both adults and children and young people.  Over the course of the last eighteen months I have worked at The Tavistock and Portman Clinic, as well as well as within a parental mental health service providing psychological therapy for parents, families and children under five. 

 

Dr Stephanie Minchin

Hi, my name is Stephanie and I am a Clinical Psychologist and a Yoga Teacher.

 

I would like to tell you about my values and ways of working as a Psychologist, and how my training as a Yoga Teacher supports my therapeutic work.

My values as a Clinical Psychologist

My approach to therapy is humanistic and holistic, which means putting the individual at the core of understanding their experience whilst acknowledging the social and cultural context and multiple influencing factors in their life. I believe in using a strengths-focused approach, that does not blame the individual for the difficulties experienced and aims to re-write positive alternative stories. I seek to understand an individual's experience from an open and non-judging position, with empathy, sensitivity and kindness.

Dr Clare Watson

Hello! I’m Clare, I am a (Clinical Psychologist) and I work part-time with teenagers in London based charity.

Can you tell me a bit about you?

I studied clinical psychology at the University of Hertfordshire where I worked with children, young people and adults of all ages and from different backgrounds. After working in the NHS for many years before training I now work mostly with teenagers, findings creative ways to help them with their difficulties. During my work I have come to appreciate how important it is to understand a person within their culture, community and upbringing.

Dr Jos Twist

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Dr Bina Sharma

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Dr Kirsty Collins

Hello, my name is Kirsty and I am a Clinical Psychologist at The Oak Tree Practice.


Can you tell me a bit about your background?
I am a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), and the
British Psychological Society. Before joining The Oak Tree Practice, I have gathered
experience from working in a number of NHS teams over the past 5 years. I am currently
employed as a Specialist Clinical Psychologist within the NHS. I have developed both an
academic and skills based knowledge through my undergraduate degree, post graduate
Masters and Clinical Doctorate. I have experience of working with adults, children and
families, specialising in talking therapies for adults aged 18 and over. I offer therapy which
focuses on understanding issues which are affecting an individual now, but with space to
think about how this may also link with past difficulties. There is also space to think about a
person’s strengths and possibilities. I offer an integrated approach and tailor this to what is
agreed would be most important to an individual’s well-being.