Meet our team

Our team of highly qualified and skilled clinicians are all experienced in working across a wide spectrum of psychological difficulties. Each one of us has worked in the NHS as well as privately, with patients of all ages and across a wide spectrum of ethnicities.

However, we know that each person is different, and each patient an individual. Each psychologist in our team has additional skills and areas of expertise that we have studied, or developed over the years. With these, we aim to try and offer you sessions with the psychologist who is best equipped to deal with your particular difficulties.

Together with our policy of flexibility, where we are able to offer appointments during the day, in the evenings, or on weekends, we take pride in offering a personalised and patient-focused service.

Dr Meenaxi Patel

A qualified Clinical Psychologist, with 14 years post-qualification experience, working with a variety of presenting problems in a range of settings. Dr Patel has worked predominantly with adults and has particular expertise working with older people. The breadth of her experience includes working in a Primary Care setting offering time-limited interventions; developing and providing a Psychology service to specific specialisms (diabetes, cardiac rehabilitation, chronic pain) in an acute hospital; setting up and co-ordinating a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Service for asylum seekers and refugees subjected to torture/persecution; as well as working with a Community Mental Health Team, with in-patients, in a Day Hospital and on an out-patient basis. The model of therapy offered by Dr Patel is eclectic, depending on the assessment and in line with a client’s needs. Models include brief psychodynamic, systemic and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). Individual, family and group therapy can be offered.

In addition to direct clinical work, Dr Patel supervises both trainees and qualified clinicians; remains involved in some teaching and marking reports for the Doctoral Clinical Psychology courses, and has written papers on cross-cultural therapy and self-disclosure in therapy.

Dr Meenaxi Patel