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.

Nicholas Messing

Nicholas Messing offers a safe therapeutic space to enable you to explore and make sense of the distress you are experiencing, by placing it in the context of your whole life.
Messing has been working in the NHS for almost thirty years and qualified as a Counselling Psychologist twenty years ago. He is also registered as Parent-Infant Psychotherapist. Nicholas has worked across the lifespan in Adult Mental Health, Child and Family, Parent-Infant Mental Health and Perinatal Mental Health settings (families with children under the age of two). This includes twelve years at The Maudsley Hospital’s under 12s Child and Family Team. He is currently establishing West London’s first public sector Parent-Infant Psychotherapy team in partnership with the Local Authority. This breadth and depth of experience has meant that Nicholas, using a psychodynamic framework, is adept at helping adults individually, couples and children and families, particularly in understanding relationships, both with oneself and between others.
Messing also offers help for expectant parents, mothers and fathers and carers, individually, as a couple and with their children. This is when the prospect or the experience of parenting a small baby may feel challenging or, at times, overwhelming. Nicholas has supported children and families when a young person is experiencing a variety of different emotional and/or behavioural difficulties and parents are uncertain how to support their child. The therapeutic work he offers includes individual therapy with children and joint sessions with children and parents together. The reason for the latter has been to facilitate the child’s expression through child led play, to assist awareness of emotional states. This can also support the relationship between a child and their parent(s). Nicholas believes that it is imperative that therapeutic help is available for you to help you overcome the challenges you may face as a parent and to support the demanding and invaluable task you have of raising your children.

Nicholas Messing