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New members of the Male Psychology Network 2017

Full Name Dr Elizabeth Bates
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Therapies &/or services offered Academic psychologist, active researchers in men’s experience of intimate partner violence
Location Cumbria
Availability Mon-Fri 9-5pm

Full Name Dr Stewart Blake – Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychologist
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Therapies &/or services offered I am a chartered Counselling Psychologist providing evidence based psychological therapy for people suffering from emotional and psychological distress. As a registered health care professional I have a wide range of experience working with people with various emotional, behavioural and relational problems. I am able to provide a therapeutic experience where a person can feel secure within a non-judgmental professional environment provided by an experienced practitioner trained to the highest professional standards.
In my practice I work collaboratively with clients using predominantly three different therapeutic approaches namely Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Humanistic/person cantered psychotherapy. In addition, I have received training in a number of other approaches including Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Schema Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy. As an integrative practitioner I commonly work by combing therapeutic approaches which are tailored to suit individual needs.
In order to become a Counselling Psychologist, I studied initially for a three-year undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Kent and then completed a three-year doctoral training course at the university of surrey.
Counselling psychology is one of the applied clinical branches of psychology that draws on scientific evidence gathered from research and practice to explore what it means to be a person and to understand how wellbeing can be achieved and psychological distress alleviated.
As a scientific practitioner I have conducted research into how mindfulness meditation can have a positive effect on helping people suffering from anxiety disorders and this is an area in which I specialise. I continue to be involved in the writing and dissemination of research in this area.
My previous experience includes working for several NHS psychological services departments in the Kent and Medway area, specialising in complex and chronic psychological problems as well as working independently in private practice and volunteering in the third sector.
I am registered with the Health care professions council, this is a government appointed regulator who protect the public by keeping a register of health and care professionals ensuring the highest of standards for training, professional skill, behaviour and health. I am also a chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society which is the benchmark of professional recognition for psychologists and reflects the highest standards of psychological knowledge and expertise.
Location Hastings, East Sussex
Availability Mon – Fri, 9.00am – 7.00pm
Sat 9.00am – 12.00pm
Other Information Qualifications
BSc (Hons) Psychology with Clinical Psychology – First Class (University of Kent)
Winner of the Janet Miele prize for outstanding research (University of Kent)
PSychD in psychotherapeutic and Counselling psychology (University of Surrey)
Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society
HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist

Full Name Ken Clarke
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‘Therapies &/or services offered Psychodynamic counselling for individuals.
Location London E7
Availability (Mon-Fri, 9-5pm etc) Mon-Fri daytime and evenings
Other Information I work with all genders including trans*. I welcome clients from a diverse range of backgrounds including LGBT+.

Full Name Alastair Coomes
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Therapies &/or services offered In training – DCpsych integrative
Dyslexia assessments and coaching
Location Surrey NW
Availability na
Other Information dyslexia individuals (as specialist teacher)

Full Name Bradley Crook
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Location Birmingham

Full Name Zoe Davenport
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Therapies &/or services offered Psychotherapeutic counsellor specialising in policing
Location London W1 and EC1
Availability Monday to Friday 5pm to 9pm and Saturday morning.
Other Information I have many years experience working with male victims of domestic abuse and adults survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Full Name Dr Russell Delderfield
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Therapies &/or services offered Male Eating Disorders researcher
Location West Yorkshire
Availability Mon-Fri 10-6pm
Other Information I use men’s written accounts to explore the male experience of eating disorder

Full Name Matthew Dicks
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Therapies &/or services offered CBT/ ACT. Mindfulness. EMDR.
Location Bristol/ Gloucester
Availability Mon-Fri, 9-5
Other Information I have significant experience of working with men with sexual dysfunction (men with diabetes, prostate cancer, etc.).

Full Name David Eggins
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Therapies &/or services offered therapeutically informed work with domestic abusers and perpetrators, males and females in mixed groups
Location London HA1 and Birmingham
Availability Mon – Sun 8.00 a.m – 8.00 p.m.
Other Information Our clients are predominantly men, 95% plus, most often involved with social services or the Family Courts and Cafcass. We use an emotional regulation focus, which addresses an individual’s needs as opposed to the outdated and very largely wrong “power and control” stereotype. Five years ago between 10% and 15% of our clients were women, approaching at that time the recognised numbers of female abusers at 14.9%. Currently virtually every female abuser is sent on “The Freedom Programme” – or similar, for victims!

Full Name Audaye Elesedy
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Therapies &/or services offered Through Coaching, Eco-coaching, workshops, facilitation, Constellations/systemic mapping.
Through I run therapeutically informed parent coaching, and group facilitation of Circle of Security® courses aimed at facilitating childhood security based on Attachment theory. Groups for separated parents can also be run.
Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy through the Dartmoor Centre
Location Exeter, Devon and On-line
Availability For parent work please see
Around Devon, in Exeter and online:
*Mon-Thurs 8-8*
*Friday 8 am – 6pm *
*Saturday 11am – 4pm*
Other Information Anxiety, insomnia, sleep issues, depression, relationship issues, young people, anger, gender dysphoria, coping strategies.

Full Name Dr. Travis Gee
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‘Therapies &/or services offered CBT, IPT, Personal Construct-based, coping with family court/childrens’ services, independent reports.
Location Brisbane Australia
Availability (Mon-Fri, 9-5pm etc) Mon-Fri, various locations
Other Information see

Full Name Julia Gibbs
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Full Name Stuart Graham
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Therapies &/or services offered – provision of information over how men are affected by and treated within private family court proceedings
– provision of information on the pathological parenting colloquially known as parental alienation
Location Cinderford, Glos

Full Name Trevor Gray
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Therapies &/or services offered Psychotherapy and Counselling
Location Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Availability Tues-Thurs 9am-9pm
Other Information I specialise in Therapy for Performance-Related Issues for sports people and those in the performing arts.
I have extensive experience working as a performer – I have been a Top 10 Music Recording Artist, Producer and Composer, as well as an EPL Premiership Football Academy Youth Development Coach and semi-professional Football Manager.
I have worked with professional musicians, singers, actors and dancers, as well as footballers, Team GB gymnasts and fencers, as well as being the Behavioural Therapist and Support Mentor at the Brit School for Performing Arts & Technology in London.

Full Name Samuel Grimwood
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Therapies &/or services offered Assistant Psychologist – Happy to peer review or attend any calls to assist in anyway I can.
Location NHS Cumbria (Carlisle)
Availability Evenings in the weekday and available at the weekends
Other Information R&D Department – mixture from depression to schizophrenia to child anxiety

Full Name Melissa Sarah Haggist
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Therapies &/or services offered Book Clubs for boys with an emphasis on analyzing and expressing feelings and thoughts related to literature.
Location London SW3
Availability Currently one club running in Chelsea after school 4.15-5.15 For Autumn term clubs running in Chelsea, Wimbledon and North London.
Other Information Boys aged 3-11.

Full Name Maria Hanna
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Therapies &/or services offered I’m an Assistant Clinical Psychologist, I have more of a person centred approach to Therapy, but will use Cognative Behavioural techniques to challenge distorted patterns of thinking.
Location Suffolk IP28
Availability Tuesday 6-9
Other Information I have experience working with individuals facing different mental health issues, varying from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and severe depression to a variety of personality disorders (Bi-polar, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder).
In addition, I completed a Masters in Health Psychology inwhich male Egyptians were my chosen sample.

Full Name Jordan Holbrook
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Therapies &/or services offered Public speaking, broadcasting, blogging, research
Location Bristol, BS15

Full Name Charikleia Margariti
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Therapies &/or services offered PhD researcher in prostate cancer
Research interests: Men’s health, masculinity, prostate cancer, men’s needs in provision of care in NHS, masculinity and erectile dysfunction, cancer survivorship
Location London
Other Information My PhD empirical studies were based in NHS. I have experience working in health care settings and communicating with different populations (vulnerable, family members/carers and health professionals).

Full Name Vincent McGovern
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Therapies &/or services offered Chair of two branches of the shared parenting charity Families Need Fathers since 2011. The branches in question are Central and North London Fnf. Also have experience of five successful Ombudsman Investigations including three Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. Have also contributed to and briefly addressed the Petitions Commission of the European Parliament on its motion ‘Systemic Failings in UK Family Courts.’ I believe these systemic failings are manifest in so much of the affected fathers well being and mental health issues.
Location London W1 for Central London and London N3 for North London. I live in Wembley Park Middlesex.
Availability The Fnf meetings I chair are every Monday between 8-11 pm. Once a month Cen Lon is between 6-11 pm. Personally i’m unusally flexible with time and apart from Monday evenings can make myself available at short notice generally.
Other Information I also do some part time McKenzie work in the Family Courts helping fathers (usually) who because of revisions in Legal Aid provision have no assistance when in the family court. The mother usually obtains legal aid via claiming domestic abuse which is pivotal in obtaining legal advantage and outcome. I see 900-1,000 attendees per year, many repeat so effectively 300 newcomers pa. Usually working class men who have no or very limited funds and possibly only short term accommodation. Ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances.

Full Name Elaine McKenzie
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Therapies &/or services offered Integrative psychotherapy/CBT. “A very in the here and now approach”.
Location Beckenham, Kent
Availability Tuesday – Friday 8am – 8pm.
Saturday 8am until noon.
Other Information I have worked with individuals with many and varied difficulties. Specialisms, addiction, surviving abusive relationships, relationships in general! . In fact the multiple challenges faced with ‘being and becoming’ just how to manage each unique “Human Condition”.

Full Name Shane McLoughlin
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Therapies &/or services offered I study cognitive abilities and personality factors in relationship to all aspects of education. At the University of Chichester, I am completing a PhD testing the educational outcomes associated with a particular kind of cognitive training. I am also an Associate Lecturer there, teaching statistics, cognitive psychology, biological psychology, organisational psychology, and individual differences psychology, among other subjects.
Location University of Chichester, PO196PE
Availability Mon-Sun, 8.30am-9pm, schedule permitting.
Other Information My interests are: (i) in studying how innate psychological differences predict real-world performance (e.g., in school or work) and (ii) in studying how to manipulate environmental factors that influence real-world performance.

Full Name Ayesha Merali
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Therapies &/or services offered Trainee Clinical Psychologist
Location East Anglia

Full Name Andy Metcalf
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Therapies &/or services offered Long term involvement in Men’s Issues. Member of Achilles Heel Collective in 1980’s; Co-Editor of ‘ The Sexuality of Men ‘ with Martin Humphries (Pluto Press) Involved in PCSR’s Men, Patriarchy and Therapy Conference in May 2017. Relational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. Member of Free Psychotherapy Network. Interested In Research questions around Male Vulnerability. Through website offers couples work with a female colleague.
Location London NW6

Full Name Dr Ana Micsunescu
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‘Therapies &/or services offered Specialising in the treatment of personality disorders, suicidality and self-harm. Specialising in providing DBT, Schema Focussed Therapy, CAT and CBT
Location London Harley Street W1G
Availability (Mon-Fri, 9-5pm etc) Friday 9-5
Other Information (e.g. type of clientele etc) Men and women with personality disorders. Mostly EUPD, NPD, APD

Full Name Chloe Newby
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Therapies &/or services offered Research assistant
Location St Albans
Availability Mon-Fri, 9-5

Full Name Ellen O’Donoghue
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Therapies &/or services offered The Movember Foundation is a global men’s health charity and its vision is to change the face of men’s health. It has raised over £440m across 21 countries since 2003 and funded over 1000 innovative research and support programmes that are helping men to live happier, healthier and longer lives. Movember is now expanding its own programs to deliver activity in key areas including mental health and suicide prevention, testicular cancer and prostate cancer.
Location London/Global
Availability n/a

Full Name Dr Vincent Okeleke-Nezianya
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Therapies &/or services offered Group/one-to-one therapy sections and quantitative and qualitative research on families and gander
Location London
Availability Fri and Mon 4.30-6PM
Other Information couple, groups and individuals

Full Name Rebecca Owens
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Therapies &/or services offered Research
Location Sunderland

Full Name John Paradise
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Therapies &/or services offered Psychotherapist – I work from a relational stance using Transactional Analysis. I mainly work iwth male clients though not exclusively. I run a men’s psychotherapy group weekly in Exeter. This is a closed group. A new group will start in January.
Location Devon
Availability Mon-Thursday 10am 6pm
Other Information I work with men with a range of presentations.

Full Name Dr Benjamin Perry
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Therapies &/or services offered I am an academic clinician. Interested in research.
Location Birmingham
Availability Evenings (after 1700) and weekends
Other Information I work in Early Intervention for Psychosis, though I have experience in treating a wide-range of mental illnesses from depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, OCD, Eating Disorders, dementia, learning disability, ADHD and autism.

Full Name James Rees
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Therapies &/or services offered Executive Coach focussed on tailored coaching for men in the workplace.
Location Bath/London
Availability Mon – Fri, 9 – 5pm
Other Information We work with men of all ages. The change in masculinity has seen a dramatic shift in the challenges men face from early career through to retirement.
Coaching offers a practical framework to help manage these challenges in a safe and understanding environment.

Full Name Dr Kevin Wilson-Smith
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Therapies &/or services offered Chartered Psychologist
Psychological assessment (ability and personality)
Location South west Scotland (DG7)
Availability Mon-frid 9-5
Other Information Academic
Org Psych
Military Psych

Full Name Nicholas Wood
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Therapies &/or services offered Support for men with CP/CPPS :

Full Name Nick Wood
Therapies &/or services offered Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Location NW7 London
Availability Mondays
Other Information Men with chronic pelvic pain

Full Name Daniel Stolfi
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Therapies &/or services offered Arts-based projective and behavioural work with a range of male and adolescent populations. Focus on trauma, abuse, stigma, family dynamics, mental health and substance abuse.
Location County Durham.
Availability Get in touch.
Other Information HCPC-registered Arts Therapist and medical anthropologist. PhD, MSc, MA, BA Hons.

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