Seamus is a registered mental health nurse who has worked within the field of psychiatry for over twenty six years has amassed a wealth of relevant experience and knowledge of mental health care provision in different settings.
Since 2006 has overseen Cygnet Hospital Harrow as the Clinical Director and more recently as the Hospital Manager. He is also the Registered Manager with the Care Quality Commission.
Ashley is the General Manager for Cygnet Hospital Harrow, joining the team in January 2010 from Cygnet Wing Blackheath. Prior to joining Cygnet she worked within recruitment for 8 years and then within the NHS as a Personnel Advisor.
Ashley has line management responsibility for the non-clinical functions of the hospital and for providing support to the Hospital Manager, Seamus Quigley.
Gerald has over 10 years experience working in different Mental Health settings. He first joined Cygnet at Beckton in 2003 as a Staff Nurse. Gerald rejoined Cygnet Health Care at Harrow in June 2006, as a Clinical Team Leader.
Gerald later became the Acting Manager for Springs Unit from April 2008 until February 2010 when he was promoted to the post of the Ward Manager.
Steve's background is in counselling with a specialist interest in addictions, working in this field for over 10 years. He gained his MSc in Addiction Psychology and Counselling in 2004 and is a member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Steve is also qualified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy which utilises horses in both therapeutic and team building processes.
Dr Halari specialises in assessing and treating psychiatric/psychological and developmental disorders; such as psychoses, autism spectrum disorders and personality disorders. In addition, she is a trained clinical hypnotherapist.
In addition to her work as a clinician, Dr Halari is an honorary lecturer at Imperial College London and is involved in academic and clinical research both at Imperial and The Institute of Psychiatry, London. She has published widely in peer reviewed journals in the field of psychology and psychiatry.
Rod qualified as an RMN in 1987 and has worked in a variety of settings in both the NHS and Private Sectors. He has been a trainer in managing violence and aggression since 1995. Since 1997 has been facilitating group therapy within the mental health acute setting.
More recently Rod has gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Givens Counselling and qualified as a Chi Kung Practitioner - a Chinese system of healing exercise.