Dr James Erskine

Dr James Erskine

I have worked in mental health for over 20 years in various contexts from psychiatric hospitals to GP surgeries and universities. I hold two doctorates, one in Research Psychology and one in Counselling Psychology.

I work with almost all types of psychological issues. I aim to offer clients an environment that facilitates their exploration of their particular issues, in an atmosphere without judgment. My services are confidential and you are most welcome to call for further information.

In addition to working with serious psychological issues I also see many individuals who are just stuck in their lives and want to talk things through with an independent person. I work with individuals and couples and can offer sessions via Skype. My main approach is a combination of existential counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Most clients come for between 6 and 20 sessions, although I do also undertake longer term work if needed.

I am a chartered counselling psychologist with the British Psychological Society, a registered practitioner psychologist with the Health & Care Professions Council and a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

I am also an active researcher with a specialised interest in self-control. Below are some links to media articles about my research:





Dr Richard Smith

Dr Richard Smith

Dr Smith has a doctorate in Counselling Psychology. He also holds a BSc in Psychology attained at Lancaster University and MSc in Occupational Psychology attained at Cranfield University.

His preferred modalities are cognitive and existential psychotherapeutic models.

Dr Smith founded the London Psychologist Clinic and works in Community Mental Health Services (NHS) as a highly specialised counselling psychologist. He works with severe and enduring mental health presentations.

In addition to being a specialist in mental health services his training in occupational psychology and experiences at director level within human resources departments across medium to large businesses enables him to offer expert advice in team building, career guidance, personality profiling, executive coaching and confidence, resilience and motivation building.

Ms Nadia Sampson

Ms Nadia Sampson

Nadia has a Masters in Psychology from Hertfordshire University, as well as a Masters in Occupational Psychology from Birkbeck University, she is also Level A and B qualified and on the BPS register of competence in psychological testing. In addition to these qualifications Nadia has a LLB in Law from Keele University, is a qualified teacher with a PGCE in Secondary Teaching from the Institute of Education, University of London and is currently completing her postgraduate certificate in Counselling Psychology at City University.

Over the last 15 years, Nadia has gained experience working in a wide range of supportive roles, including; volunteer counsellor with the Place 2 Be, working with MIND in a psychiatric unit, head of behaviour support, teacher of special needs, partnership coordinator at the Addiction Recovery Foundation and as a career coach. Nadia has also provided legal advice to prisoners in Silver Water Correctional Centre, Sydney, Australia. She is skilled in offering advice, support and guidance to both vulnerable children and adults, with a proven ability to empathise with individuals. Nadia is very comfortable and experienced in working and communicating with people from all backgrounds. Nadia is able to draw on her in-depth knowledge of psychology when supporting clients, particularly when dealing with career related problems. Nadia has also travelled the world extensively and has a great understanding of different cultures, religions, traditions and beliefs.

Nadia prefers to adopt a humanistic approach when working with her clients.

Ms Natasha Klimt

Ms Natasha Klimt

Natasha has a BSc Honours Degree in Counselling and Therapeutic Studies. She holds a certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling, as well as a Diploma in Integrative Humanistic Counselling. Natasha is now completing an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling.

She has experience working in the helping profession, as an individual behavioural support worker, a learning support assistant for young adults with learning difficulties, and a pastoral manager. She has worked both in independent counselling organisations and educational settings as a counsellor and is confident working with all different clients. Natasha places a great deal of importance on being an empathetic, non judgemental and understanding counsellor, and makes sure to consistently demonstrate this in all her work.

Natasha’s therapeutic approach is integrative, as she finds that this allows her to draw on numerous different models, catering specifically to the client’s individual needs.

Contact us to make an appointment with one of our team of highly skilled and experienced mental health professionals, and Chartered Counselling Psychologists, call 07588 055551.