The TeamBlue Door Consultants

Tanya Haynes

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Tanya Haynes is a co founder and the director of The Blue Door Practice. She manages the clinicians and takes an overview of all new clients referred to The Blue Door Practice. She is an individual, couple and family therapist who initially trained as a Counselling Psychologist and went on to specialise as a Systemic Psychotherapist.

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Jane Haynes

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Jane is co-founder of The Blue Door Practice. She originally trained as an actor at the Royal Court Theatre, but after reading The Divided Self and working with R.D. Laing at Kingsley Hall, she trained as a Jungian psychoanalyst.

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Dr James Arkell FRCPsychiatrists

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Dr James ArkellĀ is a co founder of The Blue Door Practice. He studied medicine at Cambridge University and University College London. He trained in psychiatry at The Maudsley and Royal Free Hospitals and has worked in Sydney, Hong Kong and London. From 2007 till 2014 James worked as an NHS consultant psychiatrist in Kensington and Chelsea working both in general psychiatry and in eating disorders. Between 2001 and 2014 James saw private patients at The Portobello Clinic providing a GP liaison service. He has held an outpatient clinic and admitted inpatients at Nightingale Hospital since 2012.

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Dr Martin Scurr, FRCP, FRCGPs, MRCS, MRCGP

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Dr Scurr is a medical consultant to The Blue Door team. He was educated at Stonyhurst College, and Westminster Medical School. As a junior hospital doctor he was one of the first to undergo Vocational Training, completing a three-year scheme in 1977, preceding the inception of the Vocational Training Act in 1980, at which time it became mandatory for general practitioners to undergo a four-year course of postgraduate training.

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Dr Bijal Chheda-Varma

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Dr Bijal Chheda-Varma is primarily an adult psychotherapist and consultant psychologist whose work is based on intensive but goal oriented and time limited treatment and therapy. She uses evidence based treatment models and CBT is her pre-dominant therapy style in both individual and group therapy. Bijal sees a wide spectrum of clinical and complex psychological conditions such as the bi-polar spectrum, eating disorders, obesity, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders.

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Genevieve De Wynter

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Genevieve is a Systemic Family Psychotherapist who has worked with children, couples and families for the last 10 years. She has spent the last two years working in an inpatient Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services setting within the NHS, where she worked with complex families facing mental, physical and emotional difficulties.

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Kim Moriarty

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Kim is a Clinical Psychologist who has been involved in the field of mental health for over fifteen years, nine of which have been spent working specifically with children and adolescents.

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Robert Falkner

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Robert Falkner is an Integrative Psychotherapist, working with adolescents and young adults in both short and long-term capacity. With a background of over ten years of working with vulnerable young people and their families across London.

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Ben Shannahan

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Ben is a systemic relational and family psychotherapist who has worked therapeutically with children and young people, individual adults, couples, parents and families in various contexts over the past 10 years. He is a co-founder of Collaborate, an organisation offering family mediation and therapy to families negotiating the territory of divorce / separation and disputes over contact and residency issues in relation to their children.

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Dr Kate Younger

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Kate holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She has worked in the NHS for 10 years. In addition to her core profession qualifications Kate has also completed post-graduate training in Cognitive-Analytic Therapy.

She has extensive experience working with all depressive disorders, anxiety, and relationship issues as well as with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and serious trauma and abuse. Kate has a particular interest in working with people who find themselves experiencing unhelpful and reoccurring patterns and difficulties in their relationships throughout the lifespan.

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Damian White

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Damian White is an individual and group psychotherapist who offers both short and longer term psychotherapy. In addition to his work as a psychotherapist, Damian is a Senior Teaching Fellow on the government's postgraduate Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Programme at the University of Surrey where he trains people to offer frontline depression and anxiety services within the NHS primary care system.

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Dr Fiona Seth-Smith

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Fiona is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist working in the NHS and private practice. She is also accredited as a cognitive behavioural Psychotherapist and trained in systemic family therapy.

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Julianne Boutaleb

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Julianne is a Consultant Counselling Psychologist who has worked for over 15 years in the NHS and private practice with individuals, couples and families. She works primarily from a Psychodynamic and Attachment Theory based approach but she can also offer CBT, ACT and integrative approaches.

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Our therapists are either registered with one or more of the following professional registers: UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych), British Psychological Society (BPS) and British Association for Counseling & Psychotherapy (BACP).