At Cygnet Harrow we are proud to have an extensive compliment of both in-house and visiting counsellors & psychologists from a wide range of professional and personal backgrounds. As such we are able to offer help for the majority of issues.
For a list of therapists who are available to see outpatients please visit our Therapists page.
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 BACP. He is also qualified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy which utilises horses in both therapeutic and team building processes.
Prior to working in mental health Steve worked as a musician / songwriter and endeavours to bring elements of creativity to therapy.
Helen has a background in the field of addiction and joined Cygnet Hospital Harrow in 2007. Prior to that she had a career in Art and Design for many years.
Helen has a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, is registered by the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Over the last ten years Len has worked in various mental health settings with an emphasis on addictions. In addition Len also runs weekend workshops on self esteem, coping with depression and anxiety as well as having an established private practice.
Len is an integrative counsellor who enjoys bringing creativity to this therapy and is committed to his ongoing professional development.
Dr Halari specialises in assessing and treating psychiatric/psychological and neurodevelopmental 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.
Megan joined the team at Cygnet Hospital Harrow in June 2010 as both a Psychology Assistant as well as a part-time Health Care Assistant.
Megan has previous work experience with Youth at risk, as well as Children with severe learning disabilities and challenging behaviour. She has assisted in research at the Institute of Psychiatry, looking into the correlations between twins with and without Autism and other clinical aspects.
Erin trained to become an Occupational Therapist at the University of Southern California where she earned a B.S., M.A. and Clinical Doctorate (OTD) in Occupational Therapy. Her experience and training has been in mental health settings, both in hospital and community-based practices.
Her recent work has been for Mental Health America of Los Angeles, where she developed and implemented a Recovery-Based OT programme for employees who have mental illnesses and who are currently working in Peer Support Programmes.