Meet Our Psychologists

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Dr. Patrick Kennedy-Williams, Clinical Psychologist

Patrick works with: Adults, Children, Young People and Their Families

Hello I'm Patrick. I'm an HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist and a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society. I hold a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Oxford. Whilst my clinical training was broad, over the years I have developed specialties in a few key areas, specifically anxiety, depression and chronic illness

I have worked in the NHS since 2010 across a range of community and inpatient mental health teams. Alongside independent practice, I currently work in the NHS with children and young people with mental health difficulties in the context of chronic physical health conditions, often involving a visible difference. I also have experiencing working with young people with neurodevelopmental difficulties, such as ADHD, and those on the autism spectrum.

The depth and breadth of my training allows me to draw on a number of models of CBT, alongside other ‘third wave’ cognitive therapies, and I am flexible in adapting these to the client. I am an active researcher, and I have written extensively for the Mental Elf. You can read these articles here. I look forward to meeting you.

Qualifications: BA (Hons), MSc, DClinPsy (Oxon.), Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (C.Psychol), HCPC Registered Psychologist (PYL 33540)

Megan Kennedy-Woodard Coach Oxford

Megan Woodard, Coaching Psychologist, B.A., MSc, PGCert

Megan coaches : Adult Clients, Creatives and Parents

Hello and welcome! As a coach, I help my clients, not by giving them advice or solutions but by helping them to realise, and uncover the confidence they need to know that they are already dynamic, creative, and have all the tools to live full and satisfying lives. If you are here, you have already taken the first and hardest step; acknowledging that something isn’t quite right in your life. You have looked for a way to change. You may not know what that change is yet. Your brain is probably already jumping into action and telling you all the reasons you can’t make change (it’s trying to protect you from the unknown and the uncomfortable), but you absolutely can. I think the biggest risk isn’t making a change, but what you might miss out on if you don’t.

I believe individuals and families are creative, resourceful and whole but sometimes fall out of line with their goals, beliefs, and aspirations. We all need a little clarity and a reset sometimes and I love to support these positive changes. Through training and experience, I have developed a dynamic practice and can work with you to get you back on track to achieve your goals. Let’s make a plan and we can get you making the transformations you need to be living your best life.

I am constantly fine tuning my practice- life is about continual development. I have two happy, free-spirited young children, a great partner and a lovely, but lazy dog. I can’t wait to meet you!

Qualifications: I received my M.Sc in Psychology from The University of East London with a focus on childhood social dynamics. I went on to train at the University of Oxford, where I obtained my P.G. Cert. in Psychodynamic Studies. I then qualified as a Simplicity Parenting Coach. I have attended CTI Fundamentals and work within the Co-Active, and The Life Coach School Models.

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Dr Dimitri Gavriloff, Clinical Psychologist

Dimitri works with: Adults over the age of 18

Hello, I’m Dimitri. I am a Clinical Psychologist who trained at the University of Oxford. I have a warm, kind and respectful manner, and help people to place their difficulties in a broader, less fearful context, so that they may feel more able to manage them.

I am an experienced clinician, having worked for the NHS since 2011 in a number of different services including adult mental health and hospital-based care for people with chronic pain and physical health conditions. I work with adults with anxiety disorders although I have a particular interest in working with people who have sleep problems. I primarily use CBT and also draw on my extensive experience of mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I am appreciated by my patients for the collaborative way in which I approach working with them and the care I give them.

I believe that the key to successful therapy is in bringing together your expert knowledge of your life and circumstances, with my clinician’s expertise in therapy. I help those with whom I work to understand the science behind what’s going on for them, and to develop practical ways of moving forward.

Qualifications: BA (Hons.), PGCE, GDip (Psych.), DClinPsych (Oxon.), Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (C.Psychol), HCPC Registered Psychologist (PYL 35013)

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Ramona Radu, Counselling Psychologist,

Ramona works with: Parents, children and young people 3- 18 and families

Hello, I’m Ramona and I’m a bilingual HCPC Counselling Psychologist, specialised in working with children, young people and families. After attaining a degree in Psychology, I graduated with a Masters Degree in Analytical Psychology and I studied at C.G.Jung Institute, taking seminars in dream analysis, sandplay, use of fairytales and myths in the clinical work. Analytic therapy has always been at the heart of my interests, influencing my psychotherapy practice and personal life. I have a vast experience working with children and young people ages 3- 18, mainly in schools, nurseries, foster centres and the private sector.

My work includes supporting families with their psychological health, behavioural and emotional wellbeing needs. I offer psychological therapy and provide treatment to children and adolescents who present with disorders such as: anxiety/phobias including social phobia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), low mood/depression, eating and sleeping problems, stress at home or at school, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

I use a wide range of therapeutic approaches such as narrative, attachment focused, mindfulness, jungian therapy and integrative approaches based on what will benefit the client most. I enjoy working alongside parents helping them to support their children on their path to emotional development and guiding them through the parenting journey.

Having lived and studied in different countries (Romania, Belgium, US and UK), I have a particular clinical interest in working with the identity and cross-cultural issues, attachment and relational family difficulties but also perinatal psychology, fertility problems, and transition into parenthood.

I split my time between Psychology Oxford and my work at a charity based in Dorset where I provide specialist service in the parent infant field, helping parents to form secure attachment relationships with their babies.

Qualifications: BS (Hons), MD, PGC, HCPC registration as a CounsellingPsychologist (PYL34082).

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Dr Raj Gnanaiah, Counselling Psychologist

Raj works with: Adults over the age of 16

Hello, I am Raj. I have extensive experience working in a wide range of clinical, counselling and occupational health settings both in inpatient and community services since 2002. Some of the settings include, the NHS, private, charity and law enforcement. I work with clients over the age of 16 with a range of mental health illness, such as anxiety, depression, phobias, adjustment to physical illness, relationships, work place stress, bereavement, sexual abuse and trauma. I have a particular interest in treating people with eating disorders and obesity. I also work with couples to help define clear goals and resolve communications issues.

My doctoral research was in Emotional Intelligence in Binge Eating Disorder among the Obese Population (Current). It is my belief that people with eating disorders require a personalised insight of their problems to provide a more bespoke outcome. Having worked in this area for many years, I gain genuine satisfaction from helping this client group. I take a more holistic approach to the treatment using evidence-based interventions such as CBT and diet based behavioural models.

Another clinical interest is in trauma; treating people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorders induced by road traffic accidents, occupational injuries, including military and law enforcement impacts. My recent role as a Head of Psychology within the Occupational health department in the National Crime Agency, gave me an opportunity to work with the officers impacted by a range of trauma. I use Trauma Focused CBT and EMDR therapy as suitable and effective interventions for this client group. Additional interests include, mindfulness, wellbeing, group work, psychometric tests, positive behavioural support and emotional intelligence. I look forward to meeting with you.

Qualifications: BA, BSc (Hons), MSc, Post MSc Dip, AFBPsS 
 Consultant Chartered & HCPC Registered Psychologist (PYL 25481) Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (C.Psychol)BPS: 167908

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