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Darryl Christie

Darryl is an accredited dialectical behaviour therapist (one of the first in the UK) and a subject matter expert in DBT. He trained both with the Linehan Institute in the USA and British Isles DBT in the UK. Darryl also received expert supervision in DBT and DBT-Prolonged Exposure (PE) from both Dr Heidi Heard and Dr Melanie Harned who are both leading and world-renowned clinicians in the field of borderline personality disorder (BPD), DBT and trauma.

His special interests include suicidal and self-harming behaviours in adults and children, treating anxiety and depression, eating problems, addictions and complex PTSD as well as negative self-talk and relationship difficulties that often ensue as a result of the above.

Memberships: Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Society for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy in the UK and Ireland

Claire Butler

Claire is a BACP registered therapist and a member of the Society for DBT. Claire has trained with British Isles DBT Training as well as Marsha Linehan’s online Behavioural Tech programme.

Claire has been running DBT groups for individuals and families at The Priory for over 18 months as well as running emotion regulation workshops. Claire specialises in personality disorders as well as individuals suffering with extreme emotional dysregulation and has worked with teens and adults in this client group extensively. Claire also has vast experience of working with individuals who repeatedly self harm or engage in parasuicidal behaviours. Claire has worked with many clients to enable them to move past this and develop healthier coping mechanisms when triggered. Claire also has additional training in CBT, stress based mindfulness as well as emotion regulation.

Claire believes in nurturing her clients to radically accept their emotions, past trauma and ultimately accept themselves. Alongside this Claire looks to challenge rigid thinking systems and judgmental internal beliefs which continue to hold her clients back from achieving a life worth living. Claire hopes to install the skills a client needs to enable them to manage their thoughts, emotions and behaviours by themselves and learn to become their own therapist. Many clients have never been able to achieve this and suffered many years of emotional dysregulation as well as strained relationships. Claire believes that therapy doesn’t have to be for life but in turn the skills learnt in therapy are.

Tom Coles

Tom is an integrative counsellor and qualified DBT Therapist. He trained with the British Isles DBT training team and currently practices at the Priory Hospital in North London, where he also received training with accredited DBT therapists. He has a special interest in working with patients with emotional dysregulation and currently provides treatment in group and 1:1 settings.

Tom’s background is working with addiction where he spent several years working in a residential rehabilitation service for drugs and alcohol in Hertfordshire. He has previous experience working with young persons mental health services and Schools. Tom received training in mindfulness at the Oxford Mindfulness centre and has further development attending silent retreats with the London Buddhist centre. Tom also has a keen interest in relationship and psychosexual therapy is currently training towards a 2 year diploma.

His overall style is relaxed and down to earth, often with humour and creative approaches to skills training.

Melissa Bizier

Melissa is a member of the Society for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (SDBT) and a registered member of the British Association of counselling and psychotherapy (MBACP)

Melissa currently practices at the Priory hospital in Chelmsford.She facilitates both skills groups and individual sessions.

Her personal field of interest is in working with people to reduce emotional stress and in finding effective ways of improving quality of life.

Melissa also has an interest in eating disorders, relationship issues, critical selt-talk, suicidal ideation and self- harming tendencies.

Daniel Mansaray

Daniel is a HCPC registered physiotherapist and qualified DBT therapist. Daniel completed his training for intensive DBT as well as DBT-PE with DBT British Isles.

Daniel has a personal interest treating clients with personality disorders, eating disorders as well as persons with an unhealthy or addictive relationship with exercise.

Daniel also has experience in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). He takes a holistic approach to treating his clients in his chosen specialties in an un-biased manner.

Marie Wassberg

Marie has a Private Practice, and is also working with Stepping Stones Clinic, The Priory Group, Body and Soul Charity, Greenwood Mentors, SDS among others. She is working with ages from 2-20 years old in individual sessions; running DBT-skills groups for adolescents and young adults; running workshops for parents; training and supervising other professionals.

Marie has been involved with developing many DBT- informed programmes in different settings, mainly for children, adolescents and young adults aged (from 18-30 years), both in Sweden and in England. She is also running groups/workshops/presentations for parents, staff working with children and adolescents, as well as teachers.

Marie has been a very welcomed guest lecturer at universities in Sweden, a facilitator at workshops, Conferences and training events throughout the UK (NOTA, BABCP, Bank of England and Schools), in Sweden (Schools, Social Services and Care homes) and the USA (ATSA). She has also offered training and supervision to other professionals who work with children and adolescents on how to improve relationships and regulate emotions in a DBT-informed approach and using DBT skills.

As a therapist, Marie has worked for over 25 years with children and adolescents who have been sexually abused, suffered from complex PTSD/trauma or experienced other kinds of trauma and/or who have displayed harmful sexual behaviours. Her client group also includes: deliberate self-harm; suicidal thoughts; depression; and anxiety among other difficulties. As a qualified Social Worker, her work has involved child protection, child-in-need, unaccompanied minors and asylum seekers. Marie also has experience of working with children and adolescents presenting challenging behaviours, autism spectrum disorder (especially high functioning) and ADHD.

Qualification: Qualified Social Worker; Bachelor in Social Science (1999), and registered with Social Work England. Furthermore, Marie is a qualified Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) and Accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist with BABCP (British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies). Marie has Diplomas in: Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT); DBT for Adolescents (DBT-A); DBT for Schools (STEPS-A); Trauma Focused-CBT (TF-CBT); Prolonged Exposure (PE); and EMDR.

Glenda Jean Taylor

Glenda is a fully accredited BABCP CBT therapist, with experience delivering CBT on a 1 on 1 basis to adults over the age of 18.

Glenda is a level 4 qualified EMDR practitioner working towards accreditation with EMDR Association UK and EMDR Europe.

She is also a DBT therapist with experience in delivering DBT skills groups as well as 1 on 1 DBT sessions to adults.

Glenda’s special interest is complex PTSD, with many of her clients being under the care of a consultant psychiatrist.