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 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 Chartered by 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. 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 (University of Exeter)

Recent training includes CBT for trauma in young people (British Psychological Society), Complex grief (Child Bereavement UK), EMDR (a treatment for trauma; EMDR works), Compassion focused therapy,  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 Ruth Hunter

I am a chartered Clinical Psychologist working in the NHS and in private practice at Headspace Guildford.

Professional Registration:

  • I am registered with the Health Professionals Council – Registration number PYL32078. You can check my registration at http://hpc-portal.co.uk/online-register//
  • I am a Charted Psychologist, registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) – Number 457233
  • I have a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Surrey
  • In line with my registration I have regular supervision, adhere to the BPS code of ethics and regularly attend training events to refresh and update my skills.
  • I have a full CRB check for both children and vulnerable adults

More information about Ruth will appear here shortly.