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Psychotherapy team

The list below is provided as an indication of the therapists who might be available. If you wish you may request to see a specific therapist, otherwise new referrals are usually allocated to the next available therapist.

Dan Anderson

Daniel AndersonI am registered, licensed and in good-standing with the General Medical Council and on the specialist register as a consultant psychiatrist. I am also a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. I have worked in mental health since 2003 and am experienced in old age psychiatry, adult psychiatry and medical psychotherapy. I trained initially as an old age psychiatrist and have held NHS and independent sector positions as a consultant working with adults of all ages. I also held the position of medical director for The Retreat in York for 3 years during which time the Care Quality Commission rated the services as ‘Good’. In 2020, I was recognised as a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

I have trained as a group analyst and as a psychodynamic psychotherapist. I am a member of the Institute of Group Analysis (a member organisation of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and the Association of Medical Psychodynamic Psychotherapists (a member organisation of the British Psychoanalytic Council). I am fully up-to-date with the continuing professional development and supervisory requirements of the British Psychoanalytic Council and the Institute of Group Analysis (a member organisation of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy).

In addition to my clinical activities, I have worked as a lecturer in psychoanalytic theory teaching undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes and to trainee professional psychotherapists in addition to conducting research into the field. Presently, I am an honorary research fellow with the Division of Cancer Science at the University of Manchester and have a special interest in trauma psychotherapy and cancer.

Ken Blythin

A UKCP accredited Core Process Psychotherapist and Supervisor, working with individuals.  Core Process Psychotherapy is a long term mindfulness-based therapy informed by Buddhist and Western psychology.


Shireen Gaur

Shireen is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Group Analyst registered with the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and the United Kingdom Council of Pyschotherapy (UKCP).  She works in the NHS alongside her private practice and her expertise and experience is in working with adults with complex mental health diffficulites.  Shireen also is involved in the training of group psychotherapists in the north of England.  

Shireen works with adults of all ages who struggle with a range of emotional and relationship difficulties.  Besides individual psychotherapy, Shireen is also setting up a psychotherapy group in Hampden House.

Shireen Gaur at counselling-directory.org.uk/ 

Elizabeth Hammond

Cognitive Analytic Therapy Practitioner; accredited by ACAT. Counsellor and Supervisor; accredited by BACP (Senior Accredited Member). Working with individuals and couples in both time-limited and long term therapies. Offers clinical supervision to individuals and groups.


Mary Hopper  

Experienced UKCP registered psychoanalytic psychotherapist.  Works with individuals on a wide range of issues, offering time limited and long term therapy.

Peter Rigg

Registered as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP);as a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with the British Psycho-analytic Council (BPC); as a Couple Psychotherapist holding a Relate certificate in Couple Counselling, Theory and Practice.  Peter Rigg works with individuals or couples, long or short-term, weekly or more frequently.


Harcharan Sira

Registered as an Integrative Psychotherapist with UKCP through NGP and accredited by BACP. Working individually in short and long term therapies. Speaks Hindi/Punjabi and Urdu.

Hilary Taylor

Experienced UKCP registered Psychoanlaytic Psychotherapist working with individuals and couples on a short or long term basis.  Also offers supervision to individuals and groups.


Cheryl Williams

UKCP Registered as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.  Working individually in short and long term therapies.  Offers individual and group supervision. 

Link to United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy Link to British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Link to British Psychoanalytic Council


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