"Sometimes the one thing you need to do is the one thing you are afraid to do."
Sharon L. Alder
Meet the Team! We all work nationally and internationally online too. Contact us for a free consultation.
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.
Dr. Nancy Nsiah, Clinical Psychologist
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.
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.
Dr. Jennifer Vaughan, Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Jennifer Vaughan is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with 10 years’ qualified experience working with adults experiencing emotional and/or physical health difficulties. She also has specialist knowledge of neuropsychology and neurorehabilitation. She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The University of Manchester, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology at The University of Glasgow.
Jennifer has extensive experience of working with people of all ages and from diverse backgrounds. Jennifer believes every person is different, with unique life experiences, values and goals, so tailoring the therapy sessions to 'best fit' each person is so important in ensuring therapy is as helpful and supportive as possible.
Drawing on multiple theoretical models using an integrative and person-centred approach, Jennifer supports clients to reach their goals within therapy and ultimately for their everyday lives. She has particular knowledge and skills in the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT). Jennifer has also undertaken further specialised training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and Neuropsychological Approaches.
Jade Emery, Assistant Psychologist
Jade Emery is an Assistant Psychologist at Lifespan Psychology Ltd. Jade has a First Class BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology and Counselling from Roehampton University, and training in the integrative therapeutic approach. Her dissertation received the Martin Glachan Award for Best Qualitative Project. Passionate about supporting people’s mental health, Jade is currently working part-time as a Mental Health Support Worker at one of Europe’s leading behavioural care and rehabilitation clinics.
Jade is the proud mother of a young girl, and also has a Level 3 Qualification in Childcare Learning and Development; and over ten years’ experience working with children and vulnerable adults, from a diverse range of backgrounds and in a variety of settings.