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 Hollie Sweetman

Dr Hollie Sweetman is a thoughtful and compassionate clinical psychologist with over 12 years of experience working in various child and adult NHS services, as well as in the charitable sector. She graduated from the University of Warwick with an honours degree in Psychology and a Masters in Clinical Applications of Psychology. She later completed her Clinical Psychology doctorate at the University of East London, which emphasised that psychological distress is best understood within its social and cultural contexts.

Dr Sweetman has worked with people across the lifespan and from diverse backgrounds, who are experiencing challenges including anxiety, low mood, low self-esteem, complex trauma, OCD, psychosis, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, relationship difficulties, adjustment to physical health problems or life changes and workplace stress. Since qualifying, Dr Sweetman has been working in an NHS Adult Community Mental Health Team providing direct therapy, developing and facilitating trauma informed compassion focused therapy groups, as well as regularly offering supervision (to assistant and trainee psychologists).

In her therapeutic work, she uses an integrative approach, drawing on a range of evidence-based psychological models, enabling her to tailor the pace and style of sessions to each person's specific needs and preferences. She is trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), as well as incorporating systemic, narrative and trauma-informed approaches. She has experience in adapting these to meet the needs of those with neurodiversity.

Dr Sweetman is warm, curious and respectful in her approach and is committed to building a trusting and collaborative relationship with her clients. She is aware that accessing therapy can feel daunting and therefore she strives to create a welcoming, safe and non-judgmental space, to help clients feel less alone in openly exploring and making sense of their difficulties. She is passionate about empowering clients to make and sustain meaningful changes, as well as identifying their strengths and resources, and providing them with additional tools to manage difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences.

Dr Hollie Sweetman