"Sometimes the one thing you need to do is the one thing you are afraid to do."
Sharon L. Alder
Meet the Team!
Dr. Esther Cole, Clinical Director & Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Esther Cole is Clinical Director & Clinical Psychologist at Lifespan Psychology. She is honoured to have received the Early Career Award 2020 from The British Psychological Society.
At Lifespan Psychology, we provide evidence-based talking therapies that can help people of all ages, across London. We tailor-make your therapy to your unique circumstances: adults, children and families living with anxiety, trauma, other mental or physical health, cognitive or neurological conditions.
Dr. Cole is co-editor of Psychological Therapy for Paediatric Acquired Brain Injury: Innovations for Children, Young People & Families (Jim, J. & Cole, E. 2019. London: Routledge).
Dr. Lauren Colgan, Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Lauren Colgan is a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist and has worked in the NHS with psychosis and other severe mental health problems for the past 12 years. Lauren is passionate about challenging the stigma around mental health and is highly skilled at finding creative ways to engage people from hard-to-reach groups. She has a particular interest in the links between experiences such as trauma, and mental health, and uses this interest to support people to make sense of overwhelming difficulties.
Lauren has extensive experience in working with people from different cultural backgrounds and from across the lifespan, with expertise in supporting adolescents, adults and their families. Lauren is an integrative practitioner and able to draw on her extensive CBT skills as well as systemic, narrative and contextual approaches (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) to creatively support her clients’ recovery. She works flexibly and imaginatively to help people reach their goals and improve their wellbeing.
Dr. Jamie Chan, Counselling Psychologist
Jamie is a counselling psychologist with a wide range of experience, having worked in private psychiatric hospitals, prisons, court, GP practices, NHS hospitals, charitable organisations and in telehealth online counselling in the UK, Australia and USA.
Jamie's extensive experience has allowed her to support many people with their mental and emotional health difficulties, including anxiety, panic disorder, addictions, depression, stress, personality disorder, substance misuse, life transitions, interpersonal difficulties and emotional regulation.
She has worked with young people (CAMHs), chronic health patients, conducted group therapy and psychoeducation workshops and seminars. Jamie has been trained and specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialetical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Jamie uses her skills in an integrative manner tailored to each individual client, creating a safe therapeutic space for the client to explore their inner conflicts and struggles. She believes in joining the client on their journey to utilise their strengths and to develop tools to support the areas they are struggling in.
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.