We do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to talking therapy. That is why we have assembled a diverse team of skilled practitioners


Clinical psychology:
Dr Jurai Darongkamas is an experienced consultant clinical psychologist who can use a range of interventions to help patients.

Dr Julie Cooke is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist (BSc (Hons), D.Clin.Psy, CPsychol, AFBPsS). She provides psychological assessment and therapy to adults with emotional, behavioural or relational difficulties. She specialises in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), Eye-Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Counselling psychology: 

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Staff Therapist Dr Kostas Kouriatis is an HCPC registered and BPS chartered counselling psychologist who has worked in the NHS and in private practice with people presenting with a wide range of psychological difficulties. He offers integrative, CBT, ACT, person-centred, psychodynamic and EMDR therapy.


Dr Lelanie Smook is a Counselling Psychologist and clinical supervisor with extensive experience in helping adults who live with chronic health conditions, as well as abuse or trauma and those living with everyday mental health concerns including low mood, stress, relationship concerns, depression, worry, panic and anxiety, grief and bereavements.



Renaissance owner and practice manager Cheryl Livesey is a UKCP-accredited integrative psychotherapist with an MSc from the Metanoia Institute. She combines humanistic approaches (including Transactional Analysis and Gestalt), psychodynamic concepts (unconscious process and attachment) and existential therapy (for mortality, spirituality and meaning). She is a supervisor in training at the Bath Centre for Supervision and Team Development (CSTD).


Eating Psychology / NLP:

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Staff Therapist Farah Manir is an Eating Psychology Coach and NLP Practitioner specialising in working with clients to address eating, weight, body image, mood and fatigue challenges - as well as supporting clients with anxiety and depression.  




Staff Therapist Lisa Smith provides Emotional Therapeutic Counselling to clients seeking support with life goals, positive change and inner child work.


Staff Therapist Suz West works with clients on matters including LGBTQ+ issues, sports performance and bereavement.


Staff Therapist Phil Hills is a BACP-registered counsellor who works with workplace stress/anxiety, coping with major role-transitions, and answering the ‘big’ questions in life."


Staff Therapist Melody Powell is an integrative counsellor and hypnotherapist who combines Solution Focused hypnotherapy and Hypno-analysis . She works with clients dealing with anxiety, confidence issues , repressed trauma, and habit cessation.


Staff Therapist Charlotte Povey is a BACP registered and NCS accredited integrative counsellor helping clients with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, sexual abuse and bereavement. Her approach combines humanistic, psychodynamic and aspects of cognitive behavioural therapy.


Dannii Richards is a BACP registered Integrative Counsellor. He works with a number of issues including Depression, Anxiety, Abuse, Sexuality and Gender/Identity.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT):

Parveen Kaur is an experienced BACP and BABCP accredited counsellor, CBT therapist and supervisor. As well as CBT, she uses integrative psychotherapy, EMDR and person-centred counselling to help with low mood, low self esteem, PTSD, OCD, phobias, social anxiety, relationship difficulties, bereavement/loss and eating disorders on a short or long-term basis.

Susie Savage holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and is accredited by BABCP to work with children and adults. Therapy is guided by a careful initial assessment of your issues, followed by a collaboratively agreed treatment plan.

Vicky Faulkner is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a background in mental health nursing. She supports people with depression, anxiety, low self esteem & PTSD etc to work towards achievable goals. Vicky combines CBT with self-compassion techniques to empower people to know themselves, be themselves and to overcome their current difficulties. 

Child psychotherapy:

Maria Powell is an experienced therapist who works with children and families.


Jerry Howells is a family mediator who can be seen by couples and families in need of facilitation.


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Staff Therapist Shuna Balnaves is a Master NLP Coach, NLP and Time Line Therapy ™ Practitioner registered with ABNLP & TLTA, who works with women to increase confidence, remove limiting beliefs and negative emotions and make significant changes. Shuna also offers Hypnotherapy (ABH).


Speech and Language Therapy:

Jo Wheeler is a speech and language therapist with many years of experience in NHS hospitals.

Careers Counselling:


Staff Therapist Antony Adams is a qualified careers adviser who uses a range of academic and professional qualifications in psychology, careers guidance and cognitive hypnotherapy to work with individuals on careers, development management and transitions.