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Sharon L. Alder
Meet the Team! We all work nationally and internationally online too. Contact us for a free consultation.
London, Wimbledon
Dr. Esther Cole, Clinical Director & Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Esther Cole is Clinical Director & Clinical Psychologist at Lifespan Psychology - The Diverse Practice. She is co-editor of Psychological Therapy for Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury: Innovations for Children, Young People & Families (Jim, J. & Cole, E. 2019. London: Routledge). She studied Experimental Psychology at Oxford University and completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Surrey University.

Esther is a third-generation Black British Caribbean born in London. Her grandparents were from the Windrush generation and worked hard to enable their future generations to have better lives and prospects than they had. Esther therefore grew up with a passion for improving the lives of people from all walks of life, backgrounds and religions. She believes this comes from being a carer from a young age and living well with a serious autoimmune condition. She is honoured to have received the May Davidson Early Career Award 2020 from The British Psychological Society.

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Dr. Nancy Nsiah, Clinical Psychologist
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Dr. Nancy Nsiah is described by those she has worked with as 'empathic', 'genuine', and 'personable'. Her therapeutic style is an asset in creating and inclusive and collaborative spaces to explore challenging experiences including stress, anxiety, race-related trauma, low mood, low self-esteem and adjusting to physical health conditions. Nancy is an established Clinical Psychologist, author, and visiting lecturer across various Higher Education instituions, with experience working psychologically with individuals across the lifespan.

 

Her clinical experiences include working within world-renowned NHS Trust, Great Ormond Street Hospital, which has enhanced her practice to incorporate the combination of mental and physical health needs that have an impact on work, family life, and relationships. Central to her style of working, Nancy values the richness and influence of culture, faith, and racial backgrounds in how individuals make sense of their experiences.

Nancy’s therapeutic work is informed by a range of evidence-based approaches, including but not exclusive to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Solution-focused therapy, all enhanced with a healthy dose of creativity. Through her sessions, Nancy offers a collaborative therapeutic space to support meaningful and lasting changes that will support you to move forward in your personal definition of recovery and wellness.

Dr. Yvette Arthur, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Yvette Arthur is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and has worked in the NHS, with people experiencing severe mental health difficulties, for the past 10 years. She has experience of working with adults, children and families from different race, cultural and faith backgrounds. She is an integrative therapist and draws from evidence-based therapies, including CBT, acceptance and commitment, compassion-focused and narrative therapies.

Yvette is passionate about helping people to realise the values, knowledge and skills that they already hold; and how the awareness of this can enable them to live full, vibrant and satisfying lives. She believes that it is important to learn skills to help cope with the present and the future, as well as making sense of past experiences, to understand patterns that are happening in the present.

Passionate about sharing skills from psychological theories, in a way that is accessible and engaging, Yvette creatively ensures that she takes a person-centred approach in therapy. She aims to be supportive, non-judgemental and empathetic. Yvette is currently a visiting lecturer at the University of East London and King’s College London, focusing on working with religion and spirituality in therapy, and social inequalities in complex presentations.

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Dr. Marvin Iroegbu, Clinical Psychologist
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Dr. Marvin Iroegbu is a Clinical Psychologist who works with people from a range of diverse backgrounds. His person-centred and personable style allows him to work effectively with individuals with complex psychological and interpersonal difficulties. Marvin has worked with clients with significant experiences of trauma. He uses an integrative and trauma-informed approach to help people to make sense of their difficulties, and find a way to live a healthier and more meaningful life.

Marvin has worked with clients who experience a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress; and with clients who find it difficult to manage interpersonal relationships. Marvin draws on his knowledge and experience of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) to tailor therapeutic interventions to the needs of the client. 

In his highly specialist role, Marvin provides consultation to probation services around how to work with offenders with trauma and severe and enduring mental health difficulties. He completes extensive psychology assessments to assist Personality Disordered offenders and helps to create bespoke treatment plans. His person-centred approach focuses not just on the individual, but the system, and the challenges of social inequality impacting on the person’s wellbeing.

Dr. Simone Irvine, Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Simone Irvine is a Clinical Psychologist with training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. She has extensive experience working in mental health and in the NHS, with all ages: from children to older adults.

 

Simone strongly believes that ‘one size’ does not fill all and therefore, offers highly personalised support. She takes an integrative approach to her work, drawing on techniques from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Brief Psychodynamic Therapy (BPT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential, and Narrative approaches to tailor support.

 

Simone identifies building the client/therapist relationship as a key strength of her practice. Her priority is to make sure that each individual feels comfortable, even when discussing difficult or sensitive topics.

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Dr. Louise Lightfoot, Child and Educational Psychologist
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Dr. Louise Lightfoot, aka “Dr. Delightful', has worked with children, young people and their families in a variety of settings for more than 20 years. Louise is committed to empowering others to use psychology as a means of improving the lives of children and families. Having overcome social barriers in childhood, Louise is passionate about social mobility and believes the circumstances in which we are born with should not determine where we end up.

 

Louise has a BA in Education Studies, MEd in Psychology of Education and a Doctorate in Education and Child Psychology. She is an expert in the field of Looked-After Children and hard-to-reach groups. She has a keen interest in attachment and trauma and is also a published author, having developed a series of commercial therapeutic children’s books, as well as contributing to books and resources for various charities and magazines in relation to adult mental health. 

 

Typically, Louise works online with children, and through adults at school and at home; and therefore an understanding of the whole lifespan development is invaluable.

Dr. Neelam Nagra, Counselling Psychologist

Dr. Neelam Nagra is a trained Counselling Psychologist, with 15 years’ experience in the field of mental health. She has been a qualified counsellor for seven years, working with people presenting with a range of difficulties, from mild to severe. These include people who have been bereaved, experience psychotic symptoms, struggle to regulate their emotions, and/or have experienced childhood trauma. Neelam has experience of leading a Counselling service within a hospice, working for a mental health charity, Mind, and in both secondary and tertiary care within the NHS.

 

Neelam works integratively, drawing from different models to find the best fit for you. She has a keen interest in working psychodynamically, whereby people may work on understanding some of their unconscious motivations for their behaviours as well as understanding their relational difficulties. She also has some experience working with Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), which offers skills to people who struggle to understand and regulate their emotions. Above all she prioritises the therapeutic relationship. She places an emphasis on making sure that you feel comfortable, providing a safe, non-judgemental and holding space, where together you can think about your difficulties and work through them effectively.

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Dr. Riddhi Prajapati, Clinical Psychologist
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Dr. Riddhi Prajapati is a qualified clinical psychologist with over 10 years' experience working across the NHS, third sector and private sector. Others have described her as warm, thoughtful and supportive, always adapting her approach to best meet the needs of her clients. Alongside her clinical work, Riddhi is a published author and visiting lecturer to DClinPsy training courses. She also offers mentoring to aspiring and trainee psychologists, supervision, and consultation to staff working in community services.

Riddhi is a second-generation British Indian woman from a working class background. Her personal and professional experiences have shaped her passion for working with individuals in a way that values their lived experiences, social circumstances, and embraces their layered identities. Through her sessions, she aims to offer a compassionate and respectful therapeutic space that enables individuals to build upon their own strengths and move towards a life of meaning and harmony.

 

Riddhi integrates knowledge from a range of evidence-based models including Compassion-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Narrative Therapy. She is keen to understand distress through a non-pathological and trauma-informed lens that prioritises inclusivity and social justice. Her work is therefore informed by approaches such as community psychology, the Power Threat Meaning Framework, and Internal Family Systems.