Our team of therapists and coaches
At The Grove, we’re attuned to your needs and our qualified team of experienced therapists are here to lend an ear and offer guidance and support. All of our counsellors and psychotherapists at The Grove adhere to the strict code of ethics and are committed to working professionally and confidentially with you. They are all fully qualified and members of their professional body, such as British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or registered with United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) or College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy (COSRT). They are equipped to deal with a number of issues that may be troubling you and are available to answer your counselling FAQs anytime.
Therapists in our standard fee service are fully qualified and accredited. Practitioners in our mid-tier service are fully qualified and working towards accreditation. Whereas the therapists in our off-peak service are completing their qualification and training hours.
Ian is a qualified and experienced psychotherapist who has been in practice for over 15 years. In addition to providing individual adult therapy, he is also a trained family, couple, child and adolescent therapist. He has been the School Counsellor at Lady Margaret’s School in London for the past six years and so has significant expertise in working with complex adolescent and family issues in both short and long term contexts.
As a counsellor, Ian has particular expertise in working with addiction and the impact of substance abuse on individuals and families. He has significant experience of working with disordered eating, all forms of abuse, compulsive behaviours, stress, grief, depression and anxiety. He is also skilled in relationship and family counselling, group facilitation and providing clinical supervision for his colleagues and other healthcare practitioners. Ian practises for The Grove in Wimpole Street. He works as a couple’s counsellor at The Grove, and also offers individual therapy, adolescent therapy, family therapy, executive coaching and supervision.
As a qualified executive coach and organisational consultant, Ian has built a reputation as an innovative and creative practitioner working across a broad portfolio of areas, particular interests and expertise include supporting CEO’s and senior managers with issues related to substance misuse and other addictive and compulsive behaviour. Additionally he has developed a reputation for coaching adolescents and supporting their parents through psychotherapy.
Over the years he has become increasingly interested in organisational dynamics and the skills required to enable individuals, leaders and teams to function more productively in both their workplaces and their lives. Ian also has a solid track record in helping turn around organisations and taking them through merger processes.
This has resulted in a powerful blend of clinical and business skills that have been well received in a wide range of organisations including the BBC, VNU Publishing, Incisive Media, the Westminster Drug Project and Lambeth Mind.
Louisa is an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, holding UKCP registration. She has several years’ experience and works by integrating different psychological approaches, tailored to suit the client?s personality and needs.
Louisa is developing a specialism in couple counselling, relationship therapy and therapy for sexual problems. She also has particular experience working with people from different cultures, ethnic backgrounds and ages. She also has a background in youth counselling and working with disability.
Her original training was at CCPE (Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education where she gained her Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Subsequently she has studied for a Diploma in Relationship and Psychosexual Counselling at Regent’s College, also in London.
Louisa works with individuals, couples and groups, having provided therapy in private practice, as well as within the NHS and the voluntary sector.
Jacqueline is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and her theoretical orientation is Jungian.
She is a Member of The Guild of Psychotherapists, where she is a Staff Psychotherapist in the psychotherapy clinic and a Member of the Confederation of Analytical Psychologists.
Jacqueline’s original background was in sales and marketing and her experience in that capacity informs her practice. She is also trained and experienced in couples counselling. Jacqueline practises for The Grove in Wimpole Street, central London and in Kingston, Surrey.
Jonelle is an existential psychotherapist (MA from the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, London) in private practice. Existential psychotherapy is derived from existential philosophy and focuses on the lived experience. She has worked as a psychotherapist in both the private and voluntary sector, working with a wide range of life’s challenges, and until recently volunteered for Kids Company for two years as a psychotherapist for young children. Jonelle practises for The Grove in Wimpole Street and central London as an existential psychotherapist, where she offers sound and confidential advice when it comes to addiction counselling.
In addition, Jonelle has over 12 years of experience in the drugs and alcohol treatment sector in both clinical and strategic roles and has a Diploma for Drug Dependency (ENB616) from King’s College London, (Institute of Psychiatry, Addiction Treatment Centre). Her experiences in the drugs and alcohol treatment sector include NHS Drugs Dependency Unit, Residential Rehabilitation for Mothers and Child/ren and a homeless shelter.
She is also trained in Transpersonal Psychotherapy, Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). She is a member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), the Society of Existential Analysis (SEA), Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA) and founding member of Psychotherapy and Coaching Existentially (PaCE).
David is a psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience working with clients from wide age ranges and cultural backgrounds. He has extensive experience working with adolescents and their families and with families with children under 5. He has a BA in English Literature and further post graduate training in education, social work and psychotherapy.
He has studied with the Tavistock Institute for Human Relations, the Portman Clinic and the Institute of Family Therapy. He works privately, within the voluntary sector and the NHS with individuals, families and couples, integrating psychodynamic, psychoanalytic and systemic approaches. David also offers clinical assessments and brief therapy interventions through several employment schemes in the London area. He also practises for The Grove at our premises in Wimpole Street, central London, where he specialises in adolescent therapy as well as family counselling.
David also has over 10 years of experience as a clinical supervisor. He has designed and taught courses introducing and raising an awareness of therapeutic communication skills to professional groups including teachers and GPs. He is a member of the Institute of Family Therapy, the Association for Family Therapy, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, a registered psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and an affiliate member of the British Psychological Society.
Anando Emryss is an experienced therapist who has been working with couples for many years. She is psychodynamically trained and also uses a cognitive and behavioural approach where this would be beneficial for more delicate or intimate issues. Her initial professional qualification was a 4-year Postgraduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Couple Therapy, at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships. Currently she is involved with further professional development in Psychosexual Couple Therapy, at the Psychosexual Clinic for Couples.
Anando specialises in commonly-presented issues to do with couple relationships: conflict, communication difficulties, sexual issues, problems developing intimacy, depression, illness, traumatic events and/or experiences impacting on quality of relationships with others. Often the therapy conversation also covers family matters and related challenges involved in relationship difficutlies. Her approach involves created a professionally-assisted and relaxed environment in which the couple can endeavour to understand more about themselves and each other, so that they may resolve their dilemmas more confidently together.
Anando practises for The Grove on Great Eastern Street, near Old Street tube station.