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 Daphne Paradisopoulos

Dr Paradisopoulos graduated from Brunel University with a Psychology honours degree (BSc) in 2003. She spent the next three years working with adults and children in NHS and voluntary settings. Following this, she completed a Master’s degree (MSc) in Clinical Psychology at The University of Wales, Bangor, for which she was awarded a distinction in 2007. For the next two years she worked in outpatient adult psychology services. She completed her Clinical Psychology doctorate at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2012 and her final year doctoral thesis was published in the Journal of Family Therapy in 2015. More recently, Dr Paradisopoulos has completed training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Adolescents (IPTA) with Depression and is an accredited IPTA therapist.

Since qualifying, Dr Paradisopoulos has worked clinically with children, adolescents and adults in outpatient settings. She currently works in an NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service with parents of babies under the age of 1, who are finding the adjustment to parenthood challenging and may be experiencing postnatal mental health difficulties. In addition, she works with families of children under the age of five, offering evidence-based treatments for common concerns during this period (e.g. development, sleeping, behaviour, eating, toileting). Dr Paradisopoulos also works with primary-age children and adolescents, again offering evidence-based treatments for a variety of difficulties including anxiety and depression. Her therapeutic approach is influenced by cognitive behavioural theory, compassion focused approaches, parent-infant psychotherapy, interpersonal psychotherapy and narrative and systemic approaches. Her clinical experiences have provided her with opportunities to work with people from diverse cultural and social backgrounds.

In addition to direct clinical work, Dr Paradisopoulos provides consultation and training to schools, children’s centres and other health professionals (e.g. health visitors). She has extensive experience supervising qualified and non-qualified members of staff from a wide variety of professional backgrounds, in both group and individual formats. She regularly teaches on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate at Royal Holloway, University of London as a visiting lecturer and is an external marker on the course.

Dr Paradisopoulos is a warm and caring person who is committed to working collaboratively with her clients, identifying and building on their strengths to enable them to reach their therapeutic goals. She works across the lifespan, adopting an integrative approach by drawing flexibly on a number of models to provide the most meaningful support possible.

Dr Daphne Paradisopoulos