Anne-Sophie Bammens: Founder-Director
Anne-Sophie holds a BSc in Psychology from Westminster University, a MSc in developmental psychology from the Anna Freud Centre, UCL, a MA from the faculty of Social Science & Public Policy at King's College, London, and has completed her doctorate in counselling psychology.
She has worked as a counsellor for Mind Hammersmith & Fulham, the CNWL NHS Trust, providing long-term CBT and psychodynamic therapy for individuals with complex mental health issues and adverse backgrounds, struggling with drug & alcohol misuse; Amber Family Services, a government agency carrying out assessments of parents/care takers with return to home risks in the context of child protection and child placement cases; Women & Girls Network, a UK charity catering to women who have experienced gender based violence; and Place2Be, the leading UK provider of primary school-based mental health support.
Dr. Gregory Keane: Board Member
Greg is a psychiatrist and mental health service developer, working with general community and at-risk populations. During his clinical training he worked in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities, and has also worked with vulnerable communities in urban settings, including with people experiencing homelessness, disorders due to drugs and alcohol and with refugees and asylum seekers.
After three years as a consultant at the Alfred in inner Melbourne, Greg started working for Doctors Without Borders. He has worked on MSF projects in Iraq, the West Bank, Yemen, Syria and Jordan and currently advises and supports MSF's clinical operations internationally.
Specific interests include global mental health focusing on the health of young people and mothers, as well as mental health issues for refugees, indigenous and other vulnerable people. He has an interest in healthcare system development delivery, management and leadership.
In 2011 Greg was awarded a Harvard Menzies scholarship and completed a Master of Public Health at the School of Public Health, where he studied health care policy and management.
Between global mental health positions, Greg has maintained clinical experience in mainstream inpatient and community psychiatry in the Australian & UK public health systems.
Dr. Panos Bouzianis: Clinical Services Manager
Panos has over eight years of clinical experience in NHS services, charities and private practice. He has worked as a specialist psychologist for the Maudsley Eating Disorders Outpatients service. His special interests include disordered eating, negative body image, relationships, trauma and resilience, and working with the unconscious. Panos is HCPC accredited, and a member of the BACP and the BABCP.
Rosie Waterfield: Clinical Supervisor
Rosie completed her BSc in psychology at the University of Warwick, a MSc in Neuroscience, Language and Communication at UCL, and has recently completed her doctorate in counselling psychology. She has worked for The Centre for Better Health and Place2Be, and currently holds a post as a counselling psychologist at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.
Kim MacConnell: Clinical Supervisor
Kim is qualified as both an Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor and is experienced in working with varying services including: Mind, Cciwbs Bereavement Service and FwF Domestic Violence Project. She has clinical experience with both groups and individuals. Kim is UKCP accredited and a member of BACP.
Kerry Vineer: Clinical Supervisor
Kerry is a trained integrative psychotherapist and clinical supervisor with over 20 years experience in the counselling profession. In private practice, she works predominately with adult survivors of sexual abuse, and the complexities of trauma. She holds an interest in exploring, and developing a counselling relationship with Dementia clients. Kerry has also been an Integrative counselling trainer and lecturer for over 17 years in a Higher Education college.
LLoyd Peckham: Clinical Supervisor
Lloyd is a UKCP registered clinical psychotherapist and a registered member of the BACP. He has worked with Mind and in private practice for a number of years, and trained as a psychodynamic psychotherapist for the last 5 years at WPF Therapy. Lloyd practices relationally. Lloyd's interests are in researched techniques at the point of confluence of neuroscience and psychotherapy. This is with particular focus on affect dis-regulation and personality disorders.
At Headstrong Counselling, we are committed to providing support for a wide range of issues. All trainee counsellors receive clinical oversight and supervision by our Senior Clinical Team of qualified Psychologists.
Amongst our trainee counsellors are those that have experience and/or specialise in the following areas:
Self-Harm & Suicidal Thoughts
Trauma and PTSD
Sexuality and Sexual Health
Loss and Bereavement
Long-term Physical Health Conditions
After your initial assessment we will always try to pair you with a counsellor best suited to your needs.
We currently offer counselling in English, German, French, Portuguese, Greek, Italian, Polish, Flemish, and Spanish.