About Us

Dr Ellie Atkins

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with extensive training and experience. My career includes more than 25 years working with children, young people and families, and I work both in the public sector and privately seeing children and families in distress. My NHS work at St George’s Hospital in London compliments my private practice, and ensures I keep up to date with the evidence base, literature, access training and work alongside colleagues of other professions. I am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I regularly attend training events to ensure I am continually developing and updating my practice.  I also use supervision to think about my work and ensure that I am offering the best possible service to anyone who comes to see me. I abide by the British Psychological Society’s professional practice guidelines.

I regularly teach a range of professionals including doctoral trainees, medical staff and allied health professionals as well as training in voluntary organizations. I provide supervision to Clinical Psychologists and allied professions of counselling and psychotherapy.


  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Clinical Psychologist. Registration number PYL25975. You can check my registration here.
  • British Psychological Society Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Associate Fellow. Registration number 223624.
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of Surrey)
  • Masters degree in Psychology and children with special needs – Passed with distinction (University of London)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (Buckinghamshire Chilterns University)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Development (University of London)
  • BA (Hons) – First Class with Honours and School Commendation (University of Exeter)

Training courses completed includes Infant Mental Health (University of Warwick), Complex Trauma (UK Trauma society), Parental Mental Health (ACHIP), CBT for trauma in young people (British Psychological Society), Complex grief (Child Bereavement UK), EMDR (a treatment for trauma; EMDR works), Compassion Focused Therapy, ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy; BPS), Narrative Exposure Therapy (A treatment for Trauma), Perinatal Mental Health (British Psychological Society), Sleep difficulties (Association of CAMHS practitioners), Mindfulness in child settings (British Psychological Society), Interpersonal Therapy training (University of Surrey), Working with parents and very young children (Tavistock Clinic), Safeguarding children Level 3 (St George’s NHS trust), Narrative therapy (AFT), Schema therapy (International Schema therapy), Working with deaf children (NDCS), CBT for complex problems and Mindfulness with children and young people.

Dr Holly Thompson

I am a Clinical Psychologist and have over eight years experience working with individuals across the life span with a wide spectrum of psychological difficulties. I have worked in a variety of settings including social care teams (with looked after children), education settings (in a pupil referral unit), the private sector (inpatient and forensic secure settings) and in community services (e.g. Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services).

In addition to private practice, I work in a local Child and Adolescent Mental Health service offering psychological assessment and intervention for children, young people and their families. My approach is to deliver a compassionate, personalised service drawing on evidence based interventions to reduce psychological distress and enhance resilience. I remain up to date with the evidence base and UK policies and frameworks that may impact those I work with.

I am a member of the British Psychological Society and am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I work in line with the British Psychological Society’s professional practice guidelines.


  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of Surrey)
  • Master’s degree in Mental Health Studies – Passed with distinction (Kings College London)
  • BSc Psychology – Upper Second Class with Honours (University of Southampton)
  • Registered with the British Psychological Society as a Clinical Psychologist

Training courses completed recently include Compassion Focused Therapy (Balanced Minds) and Systemic factors in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre).