Who we are

Our Team

Our experienced practitioner psychologists provide a wide range of psychological services, including therapy for individuals, groups, and teams, as well as consultancy projects and expert witness reports. With tailored approaches and collaborative expertise, we empower clients to achieve meaningful growth.

Take a look at our Services pages to find out more about what we offer.

Dr Jillian Harley Sports Psychologist
Dr Jemma Byrne Health Psychologist
Dr Sian Armstrong Health Psychologist

Who are we?

We are a dynamic team of four Practitioner Psychologists, united in our commitment to delivering high-level psychology services. Formed during our doctoral training program, our collaborative bond has flourished over seven years. Rooted in a strong working alliance, we deeply value the benefits of blending expertise from various specialties.

What is a Practitioner Psychologist?

A psychologist helps people to better understand their self, their way of thinking and their behaviour and then how this impacts upon their everyday life and wellbeing. We believe a good psychologist should listen and try to understand your experience while recognising you are the expert in helping yourself. They should never try to control and dictate, but guide and support you through the work together. Psychological support is inclusive and collaborative that should have the client at the centre, using theory and research to inform and advise their practice

Why work with a Health or Sport Psychologist?

Anyone who aims to better their physical or mental health or cope with health conditions will benefit from working with a health psychologist. Health psychologists can support a range of different health conditions, chronic illnesses and health-based lifestyle struggles such as weight, pain, sleep, activity and much more.

Sport psychologists can help athletes, teams and coaches to develop their psychological skills to aid their performance development. We help to identify key psychological strengths they possess and identify new skills that will enhance performance. Often athletes, teams or coaches become ‘stuck’ in their progress and can experience negative emotions that impact upon their performance in training or competitions. During these periods a sport psychologist can support the individual to overcome this.

In sport, it is not uncommon for athletes to have period of injury where training and competitions are impacted. Sport psychologists are able to support athletes through their rehabilitation programme helping them to process their injury and continue to develop their athletic ability while unable to train. Sport psychologists can also help athletes return to training programmes and reduce ‘mental blocks’ that often occur after serious injuries.

What does a good psychologist look like?

A reputable psychologist holds registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is chartered by the British Psychology Society (BPS). These designations ensure adherence to rigorous standards of training, practice, and ethical conduct. By choosing an HCPC-registered and BPS-chartered psychologist, you gain assurance of their expertise, accountability, and commitment to professional excellence. You can search to see if a psychologist is registered on their websites here: HCPC  BPS

JILLIAN

Who am I?

I’m a Sport and Exercise Psychologist.
 
Why might you see me?
 
My specialities are working in elite professional sport, especially football and Muay Thai. I regularly work with athletes, clubs and coaches on mistake management, transitions, resilience, self-confidence, aggression control and decision making.

My style

I use different models of therapy, best suited to my client and their needs, this varies from PCT, CBT, ACT and mindfulness.

My research

My research focuses on transitioning up a level in sport. I hope to develop a framework to enable practitioners, clubs and organisations to best support athletes through their transitions.

JEMMA

Who am I?

I’m a Practitioner Health Psychologist
 

Why might you see me?

I have experience in bereavement, health anxiety, weight management and anxiety & depression particularly in relation to caregiving and physical illness.
 

My style

I use a person-centred approach to help you decide how best to move forward and depending on your preference and goals that may include using Person-centred therapy, CBT, ACT & or CFT

My research

My research interests centre around experience of healthcare communication, cancer care, male specific cancer and social care consultancy.

SIAN

Who am I?

I’m a Practitioner Health Psychologist

Why might you see me?

My specialties include weight management, pain management, health anxiety, depression, anxiety & self-compassion.

My style

I use CBT, ACT & CFT, and motivational interviewing to help people work toward health-based goals. 

My research

My research interests include obesity services, pain management, social support, social care consultancy, population health & men’s health.