We have a number of experienced CBT therapists, counsellors and Psychologists here at Enlightened Psychology & Counselling offering in-person/face to face appointments at our clinic bases across Ayr, Glasgow and Edinburgh. We also offer a remote service by telephone, videocall or instant messaging. Please see our therapist profiles below for more information on our clinical team of practitioners. You can also book in directly using our online booking system. Just follow the links next to each therapists’ profile.

Anne Marie McCann – Integrative/CBT therapist

Anne Marie is a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT), having completed a Diploma in CBT and Groupwork. Anne Marie is also due to become BABCP accredited in the coming months. Since qualifying as a CBT therapist, Anne Marie has gained a wide range of experience working with different disorders such as panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder, depression and trauma amongst others. Anne Marie is also trained in Schema therapy and has a special interest in trauma and the effects of domestic violence, from her experience of working with Women’s Aid. Anne Marie works with both adults and adolescents, from the age of 12.

Anne Marie currently offers remote appointments via videocall/phone.

Ewa Polit – Integrative Psychotherapist

Ewa is a qualified psychotherapist having completed her diploma in psychotherapy. Ewa is also studying for her MSc is Clinical Psychology which she is due to complete this summer. Ewa has over 3 years experience in psychotherapy and she is also a qualified coach. Ewa is a registered member of the BACP (MBACP) and is experienced in delivering psychotherapy and professional coaching to  corporate clients, individuals and couples.  Ewa is able to utilise an integrative approach to therapy by drawing upon CBT, psychodynamic, person-centred and humanistic approaches. Ewa has also undertaken EMDR training and many other continuing professional development courses such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Compassion focussed therapy.

Ewa can be seen remotely by phone or videocall.

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Jaclyn Hendersson – Integrative/CBT therapist

Jaclyn is a qualified CBT therapist. Jaclyn has a BA in Social Policy and Pg Diploma in Drug and Alcohol Studies. Jaclyn works with adults with a range of presenting issues to help support them in achieving their goals. Issues that Jaclyn treats range from anxiety, depression, self-esteem and confidence to addictive behaviours. Jaclyn has combined her studies and her therapeutic experience to develop a special interest in working with the impact of problematic substance and alcohol use and all associated behaviours. Jaclyn is member of the BABCP, BACP and COSCA. Jaclyn also offers an optional Therapet Service at our Ayr Clinic, with her Therapet Dog, Rosie. There are numerous benefits of having a therapet, including but not limited to, offering a calming presence, unconditional attention, emotional support and most importantly some company in the room to provide support when discussing and processing emotional issues. Jaclyn works with adults and couples.

Jaclyn can be seen in-person at both our Ayr and Glasgow Clinics and also remotely via videocall/phone.

Janet Rae – Integrative/CBT therapist

Janet is an experienced practitioner, having built upon her degree in Behavioural Science with extensive training and accreditation. A qualified counsellor, CBT therapist & Accredited BABCP member, she has specialist training and experience in a variety of fields and techniques, including trauma/PTSD work, Mindfulness & Neurolinguistic Programming, and is qualified in Advanced Studies in Psychotherapy. Janet treats a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, amongst others, and has a special interest in the treatment of trauma and PTSD. Janet also offers clinical supervision and works with adults.

Janet can be seen in-person at our Ayr Clinic.

Joan Auld – Accredited EMDR Therapist and Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN).

Joan is an Accredited EMDR Therapist and Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN). She has worked in the NHS for over 20 years and also as a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Therapist. Joan has a special interest in the treatment of trauma and works with issues ranging from childhood trauma to car accidents and even vicarious trauma. Joan also uses EMDR in the treatment of general mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and has a keen interest in the treatment of chronic pain and eating disorders. Joan also offers hypnotherapy, NLP, Life Coaching and CBT/motivational/solution focussed and family systemic approaches. Joan works with both adults and children/adolescents. She can also work with families.

Joan works remotely via videocall/phone and can also be seen in-person at our Ayr Clinic.

Lisa MauchlenIntegrative/CBT therapist

Lisa is a qualified Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Therapist. She holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology and a Diploma in CBT & Groupwork. Lisa is also due to become BABCP accredited in the coming months. Lisa works with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, confidence, trauma, OCD, ADHD and addiction. Lisa works integratively and therefore draws on a number of different approaches in addition to CBT, such as mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment approaches.  Lisa works with both adults and adolescents from the age of 12.

Lisa works both remotely via videocall/phone and can be seen in-person at our Ayr Clinic.

Louise Bannister – Integrative/CBT therapist

Louise is a qualified Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Therapist. Louise has developed experience with a variety of clients working with well-known organisations such as Childline in addition to her private practice. She works with both children/young people and adults on issues including anxiety, depression, OCD, confidence, self-esteem, and sexuality.

Louise can be seen in-person at our Glasgow office and also remotely via videocall/phone.

Margaret Cairns – EMDR Therapist, RMN and Trainee CBT Therapist

Maggie is a qualified EMDR Therapist and Registered Mental Health Nurse. Maggie is an experienced mental health practitioner having worked in the NHS for several years. Maggie also uses CBT in her approach and she is currently undertaking a PG Diploma in CBT at the UWS. Maggie can work with various issues and also specialises in the treatment of trauma. Maggie also has a special interest in the psychological support of women experiencing the menopause. Maggie works primarily with adults.

Maggie can be seen remotely.

Robert Fulton – Integrative/CBT therapist

Robert is an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Therapist and holds a BSc in Psychology and a Diploma in CBT. Robert has worked with many of clients on a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, anger, OCD, eating disorders, PTSD, DID, abuse, bullying, accidents, workplace stress and more. Robert also work integratively, using other approaches such as mindfulness and schema focused approaches. Robert works with children and adults and has experience providing therapy to people on the autism spectrum. Robert also offers clinical supervision.

Robert can be seen remotely via videocall/phone.

Samantha Chapman- Allen – CBT Psychotherapist

Samantha is a qualified CBT therapist, registered with BACP and BABCP. Samantha work with a range of issues including: Depression, Panic Disorder with and without Agoraphobia, PTSD, Specific Phobia, Social anxiety, Low Self Esteem, Grief, Obsessive compulsive disorder , Generalised anxiety disorder, Health anxiety and many more. Samantha is available for in-person sessions at both our Glasgow and Edinburgh Clinics and also remotely.

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Tabita Kristel – Health Psychologist

Tabita is a qualified Health Psychologist, having completed her doctorate in Health Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University. Having worked with a wide range of clients from various backgrounds and with complex presenting concerns, Tabita is able to adapt to each client’s context and engages empathically to develop a positive working alliance. Tabita works with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, chronic pain, relationship issues and many more. With her training in Health Psychology, Tabita has a special interest in the psychological treatment of health-related conditions. Tabita works integratively, drawing on various therapeutic modalities including CBT, person centred, ACT, Mindfulness and Schema focussed approaches. Tabita works with adults, couples and young people from the age of 12.

Tabita can be seen remotely via videocall/phone.

Gemma Holmes – Chartered Psychologist / Clinical Lead

Gemma is an HCPC Registered & Chartered Psychologist, Accredited CBT Psychotherapist and qualified EMDR Therapist. Gemma has over eighteen years’ experience of working in mental health settings, ranging from secure forensic psychiatric inpatient services to general adult/private outpatient clinics. As such, Gemma has experience working with a wide range of psychological difficulties and disorders including anxiety, depression, phobias, OCD, addictions, trauma, attachment and relational difficulties, psychosis and offending behaviour. Gemma has trained extensively in several different therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT), Mindfulness and uses Schema and Compassion Focussed approaches.

Gemma holds an Advanced Professional Practice Certificate in the Supervision of Counsellors and Psychotherapists from Strathclyde University and is registered with the British Psychological Society as a RAPPS Accredited Clinical Supervisor. Gemma is also on the BPS Register of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy (ROPSIP).

Gemma also has a specialist interest in the assessment of ADHD, having completed her ADHD assessment & diagnosis training via Kings College London and UKAAN. Gemma trained and worked initially at the prestigious Harley Psychiatry Clinic, London, providing ADHD assessments for adults. Gemma now offers adult ADHD assessments here at Enlightened Psychology & Counselling via remote videocall/phone.

We also have a number of other experienced, Chartered Psychologists who do not currently appear on our booking system but are available for bookings via our office.Please see their information below:

Dr Chera Sudworth – Counselling Psychologist

Chera has extensive experience with working both face to face and remotely within various settings including The NHS, third sector, and forensic organisations. She has worked with both young people and adult populations. She has been involved in working with various mental health difficulties including low mood, anxiety, abuse (domestic and sexual), substance misuse, trauma, and has a special interest in clinical health conditions, in particular Cancer. She is particularly passionate about working with those that have received a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder which was the subject of her Doctoral Dissertation.

She places a strong emphasis on relational and reflective processes. As her practice is underpinned by a humanistic framework, she places a significant value on creating a safe, secure, empathetic, and respectful therapeutic relationship in which you can examine your difficulties. As a pluralistic practitioner, she tailors therapy to each individual as they are a unique being. This allows for flexibility to determine what therapeutic model suits you best at this particular time to help you achieve your therapeutic goals.

Chera is trained in Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive behavioural therapy, and informed by other models including, but not limited to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Schema Therapy.

Chera can be seen remotely or at our Edinburgh Clinic. For bookings with Chera, please contact us via our online form here to request an appointment.

Dr Karen Gray – Counselling Psychologist

Karen is an experienced Counselling Psychologist and is registered with the HCPC and as a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society.

Karen has experience in using Person-centred psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT), Schema Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy. Karen is also an EMDR therapist.

Karen works with adults and young people and has developed specialist expertise in working with people experiencing a range of anxiety conditions including OCD and panic, complex trauma, PTSD, depression, grief and loss and relationship issues, and with co-occurring conditions including more dominant personality traits and also functional difficulties.

Karen can be seen remotely. For bookings with Karen, please request an appointment by completing our online form here.

Dr Pamela McColm – Clinical Psychologist

Pamela is a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience across a range of client groups and disorders. Pamela was a consultant psychologist in the Older Adult, Clinical Health and Neuropsychology, NHS Ayrshire and Arran.

Pamela’s specific areas of interest include psychological assessment and developing person centred approaches for dementia patients and their families.

She is also highly experienced with Cognitive Behaviour therapy with adults and older adults and in working with Eating Disorders. Pamela also uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with both physical and mental health conditions and she also offers Bariatric assessment  and professional supervision and mentoring.

Pamela can be seen remotely or at our Ayr Clinic. For bookings with Pamela, please contact us via our online form here to request an appointment.

Dr Rani Sinnak – Clinical NeuroPsychologist

Rani is a Consultant Clinical Neuro and Health Psychologist, having worked for over 40 years with NHS Ayrshire and Arran patients in the areas of Neuropsychology and Clinical Health Psychology. Rani offers help with anxiety, depression, phobias, bereavement or loss, obsessions and compulsions, stress, workplace problems, low self-esteem, coping with life events and transitions, the impact of PTSD or brain injury and any medical or neuropsychological condition causing distress.

Rani can be seen remotely. For bookings with Rani, please contact us via our online form here to request an appointment.

Dr Russ Denny – Counselling Psychologist 

Russ Denny, Chartered Counselling Psychologist, with extensive hours of face-to-face and remote client experience working within the NHS, charitable, and private sectors.   An integrative Practitioner Psychologist with experience and knowledge of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy, Schema Therapy, and Lifespan Development. Russ has a special interest in Chronic Pain/management having worked within the Psychology and Pain Management Department of NHS Lothian – part of a multidisciplinary team of Clinical, Counselling, & Health Psychologists, Physiotherapists, and Nurse Prescribers providing a comprehensive Pain Management Programme for individuals and groups.

His Doctorate Dissertation focused on a chronic health condition – “Exploring the biopsychosocial experience of living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis.” and lived experience of the same.

He also has extensive experience with clients in third sector and private practice presenting with chronic pain and chronic health conditions such as COPD, ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, Amputation, Endometriosis, and Spinal injury.

Russ can be seen remotely. For bookings with Russ, please contact us via our online form here to request an appointment.

Dr William Kirkpatrick- Counselling Psychologist

William is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with over 8 years’ experience in the helping professions, working across a range of settings such as the NHS, third sector organisations, and the private sector. In these settings he has  worked with various populations in education, general mental health, substance misuse, specialist trauma services and specialist neurodevelopment services. William can offer support with anger, anxiety (general, health, panic, specific phobia, social), attachment, bereavement, complicated grief, CPTSD, depression, impact of cancer, life transitions, low self-esteem, managing emotions, neurodevelopment (ASD, ADHD, FAS), personality disorders (BPD), PTSD, relationship problems, self-harm, self-identity, stress management, substance abuse (alcohol, illicit, prescribed), suicidal thoughts, trauma (combat, emotional, physical, sexual).

William can be seen remotely. For bookings with William, please contact us via our online form here to request an appointment.