Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Robyn Cooley BSc. MSc. DClinPsy. CPsychol

image0I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Therapist, registered with and regulated by the Health Care Professions Council and British Psychological Society. I provide psychological assessments and therapy to individuals across the life span, as well as couples and family systems. I have over 10 years experience supporting people with their distress, mental health, relationships, unwanted thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and work-related stress.  

I understand these difficulties can affect us all. And I know that reaching out for support and to engage openly and honestly with emotional pain can be hard. So I meet my client’s courage with the warmth and respect it deserves, and a confidence that their efforts will be rewarded with positive changes and a renewed connection to themselves, others and the world. Compassion is central to all my therapy and I provide a safe place for my clients to explore their difficulties without judgment. 

I bring a broad and extensive understanding of psychological theory to develop a formulation to make sense of their presenting concerns. At the end of my assessments, I share this with clients and use it to inform therapy. My training in the delivery of multiple models of psychotherapy means I offer an integrative, evidence-based and clinically-informed intervention that is tailored to the individual. Details about difficulties and therapeutic models that I typically work with can be found on the therapy services page of the website. 

Alongside my therapy work in the NHS, I work systemically, offering supervision, reflective practice groups and consultation sessions to a range of staff groups and health care professionals. I have also evaluated service provisions and conducted empirical research and literature reviews, which I have presented to expert panels and published in leading journals, with a view to informing future clinical practice. 

I am passionate about applying my skills to corporate environments, sharing my understanding of the human mind and coping strategies to support businesses and employees to manage challenges faced at work and difficult dynamics within teams.

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Sam Cooley BSc. PhD. DClinPsy. CPsychol

colour2-sam-cooley-blog-psychology-website-40samjoecooleyI am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with and regulated by the Health Care Professions Council and British Psychological Society. I see children and adults for psychological assessment and therapy. I most often work with anxiety, depression, panic, stress, burnout, trauma, neurodiversity, physical health, sport, and exercise. I use a person-centred approach, informed by acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), companion focussed therapy (CFT) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).

I have previously worked in several NHS services, including a community mental health team (CMHT), medical psychology, child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), and in a university student counselling service.

Alongside my clinical work, I’m involved in research, lecturing, and teaching at the Universities of Birmingham and Leicester. I regularly publish in journals and books and have presented my work internationally. I also provide consultancy and training within third sector, public sector, and private sector organisations.

Within my research and therapy practice, I have a special interest in mindfulness and the benefits of connecting with the natural world. I have worked with the BPS and ACP-UK to develop national guidelines that support therapists in taking their work outdoors and I’m an honorary treasurer of the BPS Faculty of Holistic Psychology.

You can view my publications here | Twitter: @SamJoeCooley

Associate Dietitian

Jenny Bazely BSc. MSc. RD

Jenny-Bazely-dietitian-diet-health-eating-cooley-psychological-wellbeing-staff-consultationI am a Dietitian, registered with the Health Care Professions Council and a Full Member of the British Dietetic Association.   I have over 15 years of experience working with adults with complex dietetic needs, both within the NHS and within private practice.  I have experience working with clients across a variety of conditions, including weight management, cancer support, both during and following on from treatment, as well as a wide range of gastro intestinal diseases: irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease. 

I have an interest in woman’s health and can support woman with poly cystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) with or without fertility issues, as well as supporting woman through their peri-menopausal years.  I also worked for 7 years with individuals with chronic kidney disease and diabetes as well as having worked with individuals living with rare life debilitating conditions such as Postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS) and Vasovagal Syncope.

I believe food is underestimated.  The impact that the right diet can have, supporting both your mental and your physical health is extensive.  Just like petrol in a car – without the right fuel at the right time we are heading for a breakdown.  Eating well for you, will not be the same as how your mother, brother or friend would eat.  I have the skills to be able to help guide you through the myriad of information that is out in the media, to ensure you are consuming food that will serve you well, now and into the future.

I understand the deep emotional connection that often goes alongside eating and nutrition and that seeking support with your diet and dietary habits can be a daunting experience.  I am a reassuring, empathetic practitioner.  Please be rest assured I am here to listen to your needs and support you with your diet in any way I can. I will not judge your past or present decisions but stand with you, supporting life-long, sustainable dietary change.

Alongside my work with one to one clients, I present on corporate programmes providing evidenced based dietetic information, in a concise and targeted manner.  Ensuring that healthy eating messages are widely distributed – from trust worthy sources (not social media!) – is part of my role in promoting a positive public health message.  This is of great importance to me and something I take great pride in ensuring accurate health messages are available to the public.

I also have worked with complementary therapists and yoga therapists with groups of menopausal woman helping support them with diet through these important, but often symptomatically challenging years.

I believe that small daily changes can result in big health changes and I don’t think that achieving our goals should be punishing or hard work.  Making your health and dietary intake a priority will not only see you achieve a fulfilled, long life, but also have a positive impact on your family, friends and children. 

Instagram: @bazely_rd