Who we are
We’re doctors and psychologists, osteopaths, nutritionists and more. An eclectic bunch, no doubt, but all the richer for it.
Our ecosystem of health and wellness choices allows you to choose whatever you need; one expert or a mix of several.
Either way, you’ll have the benefit of seeing skilled and experienced professionals in our tranquil, purpose-built environment.
Esher Groves is also home to a bold new concept in healthy thinking, The Academy of Mental Fitness.
Members of the community
Twenty-two experts and growing all the time…
Please note that all the practitioners listed here work independently, carrying out their own practice within the Esher Groves environment.
Dr Azlan Luk, BMBS, MRCPsych is a Consultant Psychiatrist. A graduate of Nottingham University, Azlan has gained broad experience in a range of psychiatric sub-specialities including crisis teams, community work and older adults. Azlan now carries out private work where he works with individuals to carry out detailed assessments of their illness, clarifying the diagnosis and then mapping out personalised plans for recovery.
Dr Kevin Pankhurst MB ChB, MRCPsych is a Consultant Psychiatrist. In the UK and South Africa, he gained extensive experience of treating a wide range of conditions, particularly stress-related disorders, depression and alcohol use. Kevin believes strongly in a holistic model of treatment and uses a combination of psychological, biological and social approaches to develop strong therapeutic relationships and ongoing treatment plans.
Dr Sheetal Sirohi, MBBS, MRCPsych is a Consultant Psychiatrist. She carried out her specialist training on the St George’s Hospital rotation, and has since worked in a number of roles in the NHS and privately. Sheetal is particularly interested in issues around female mental health and related issues of parenthood. She is also an advocate of patient empowerment and regularly participates in video and other media projects.
Dr Bill Young MSc, MB ChB, FRCPsych is a Consultant Psychiatrist with almost 30 years’ experience in the NHS. Bill has worked in a range of Child and Adolescent settings, and is also a skilled researcher, trainer, medico-legal expert and policy adviser. He is now available for individual psychotherapy sessions, where he uses a variety of inputs including CBT and eye-movement desensitisation, and also runs small-group experiential mindfulness sessions.
Psychologists and therapists
Kim Bradshaw is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, having originally started via a career in nursing. Kim has broad experience in conducting assessments and using a variety of therapeutic approaches for varied conditions including phobias, OCD, depression, trauma and eating disorders. She has over fifteen years’ experience in providing both one-to-one treatments and group sessions, including specialist mindfulness sessions.
Philip Brown is a Psychotherapist with an established private practice, where he specialises in helping individuals develop practical strategies for moving on at difficult points in their lives. Philip uses a mix of treatment styles, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other more reflective approaches. He has completed a four-year accredited psychotherapy course and has also been trained in treating trauma using eye movement therapy.
Angela Browne is a Psychotherapist, having received a Diploma in Counselling and completing four years of supervised training at Middlesex University. Angela has worked with survivors of childhood abuse, bereavements, addictions and anger, as well as individuals looking for more self-confidence, meaning and purpose in their lives. Angela’s style is very much about developing an understanding of how the past may be impacting the present. For more details on Angela and to make a booking, please visit www.angelabrownetherapy.com
Annie Cassidy is a Psychotherapist who works with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, complicated bereavement and other forms of trauma. Drawing upon her sixteen years of clinical experience, Annie uses a range of treatment styles to create a safe space for individuals to work in consistent, structured ways. The focus is always on enabling sustained changes to take place, creating the foundation for self-development and maximising personal growth.
Dr Anna Collins, DPsych is a Chartered Psychologist. Anna is particularly interested in the interplay between physical and psychological health, and much of her practice is centred around treating depression, anxiety and stress, as well as disordered eating and obesity. Anna has also conducted research into corporate stress and employee productivity within large human resources organisations.
Alison Lane MSc is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with 27 years’ experience of clinical work. Alison has trained at centres of international excellence including the Institute of Psychiatry where she developed her skills in Clinical Neuropsychology, and now specialises in the treatment of pain, psychosexual disorders and trauma, and her skillset includes CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness and wider integrative approaches.
Julie Lockyer is a Clinical Psychologist, with a Master’s Degree in the subject. She has long experience of working in the UK and South Africa, and is specialised in a range of therapies for individuals, couples and groups. Julie has worked in dedicated services for women’s health, infertility and postnatal depression, so can offer unique insights to female patients who may be struggling with issues in these areas. Julie will also soon be running some Female Empowerment groups.
Geraldine McEwan is a Psychotherapist with a special interest in depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, self-harm, eating disorders and addiction. She is equally comfortable working with individuals, couples or families, recognising that illness can affect several people. Geraldine also has long experience of training colleagues and setting up new services, and in the past has worked in the music industry, with its global, time-pressured demands.
Dr Joy Mueller is a Psychotherapist with a Doctorate in Psychology from Roehampton University. Joy works for a range of organisations, including Google, where she creates and delivers programmes to improve performance and leadership capabilities. Joy specialises in inputs such as self-awareness and mindfulness, and works with both groups and individuals. Joy also has skills for couple therapy and trauma, using EMDR processing.
Dr Will Napier, DPsych is a Chartered Psychologist. Will has a pastoral background, and progressed his career by training as a psychologist, going on to practise at a number of prestigious locations including Harley Street and the Priory. Will often works with high-profile individuals, typically for conditions such as anxiety, depression and OCD, bringing his big intellect and sharp analytical skills to tease apart complex problems in innovative ways.
Sanjivan Parhar is presently studying for a Doctorate in Psychology at Roehampton Universtity. With experience of working in both the NHS and the Priory group, Sanj conducts his private practice from Esher Groves, providing patents with tailored inputs around their needs, drawing upon a range of treatment modalities. Sanj also designed the Anxiety Management programme on offer at The Academy of Mental Fitness, and regularly runs skills-based group sessions.
Imogen Sturgeon-Clegg is a Counselling Psychologist, with four degrees from both Middlesex University and City University. During her career, Imogen has conducted research into eating disorders, and has worked extensively with trauma issues, veterans and the Ministry of Defence. Imogen now focuses her private work on obsessive-compulsive disorders, anxiety, guilt, shame and self-esteem, for which she has developed a specific therapy group programme.
Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Temperley-Shell has a BSc in acupuncture from Kingston University and has a special interest in female health and the use of acupuncture for emotional conditions, pain and substance misuse. As well as building her own private practice, Libby also provides voluntary input at the St Luke’s Cancer Centre in Guildford, where she supports patients and their families.
Vee O’Brien initially developed a strong interest in health and wellbeing whilst working in the corporate world, where she observed the damaging effects of stress and poor lifestyle choices. Vee went on to train in nutrition and coaching and is a Registered Nutritional Therapist and Wellbeing Coach, working with clients in a holistic way to help address health and lifestyle issues. Vee also runs regular Essential Oils workshops at Esher Groves, which are fun and educational.
Lauratu Osu is a Health and Lifestyle Coach, typically helping mothers who are exhausted and overwhelmed by both external burdens and internal expectations. Lauratu helps women to develop practical, implementable strategies to recognise their own needs and to focus on key areas such as nutrition, stress management and sleep. In addition, Lauratu is expanding her skills further, and is studying for a Master’s degree in psychology.
Dr Gail Davies, BA(Hons), MSc, PhD is our resident mindfulness guru. An academic from both Oxford University and Imperial College, Gail has a range of degrees in Biochemistry, Genetics and Mindfulness. Gail’s wealth of experience positions her perfectly to deliver mindfulness programmes for individuals and small groups, as well as to prestigious corporate clients.
Juliet Goodwin BSc is an experienced Nurse Practitioner with over 22 years’ experience in the NHS. A huge believer in the role that nutrition plays in our overall health, Juliet has gone on to become a Registered Nutritional Therapist, and helps individuals to find ways of making practical, sustainable changes in their eating and lifestyle. Juliet also runs our ever-popular small-group sessions, getting hands on with learning some recipes in a fun and interactive way.
Marina Smith, MSc trained in osteopathy in 2012 at the University of Westminster, where she wrote a thesis on the treatment of lower back pain. Marina uses a range of skills during her consultations, including manipulation and gait analysis. In her native Switzerland, Marina ran a busy family clinic, where she developed her interest in wellbeing, particularly around female health issues and the role of naturopathy when used as part of standard clinical practice.
Jo Hart - your first experience of the community at Esher Groves is likely to be Jo. A natural ‘people person’, Jo will always go the extra mile to make sure that you’re relaxed, well looked after, and ready for your session. Visitors often comment on how welcoming Jo is, and whether it’s a chat before your appointment or sharing a cuppa afterwards, Jo’s input is a central part of the overall experience at Esher Groves.
We’re in the process of welcoming great new professionals to our community, including specialists in:
aesthetic and regenerative medicine
Esher Groves was founded by Dr Ian Drever, a medical doctor with long experience of working as a psychiatrist in both the NHS and private sector.
Ian’s vision was to create a hub where independent professionals from across the fields of physical and mental wellbeing could practise from.
A unique collection of health professionals arose, working together to create a healthy space – somewhere to connect, to grow and to be well.
Our community continues to expand and evolve, and our purpose-designed premises are valued by patients and professionals alike.
Some important small print…
All the professionals at Esher Groves work as independent, self-employed practitioners. This means that they’re in charge of their own individual clinics and assume responsibility for the content and outcome of their consultations.
Esher Groves acts as the landlord and provides the serviced healthcare accommodation, but does not provide any care itself. You can think of us as a ‘Regus for healthcare professionals’.
The professionals are also responsible for the logistics of arranging appointment times and handling administrative functions such as correspondence and billing. They manage all aspects of payment for sessions and Esher Groves does not play a part in this.
All practitioners have undergone thorough background checks prior to becoming part of the community, including Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) screening, references, checks on any professional body accreditation and current indemnity insurance.
It’s always good practice, however, to carry out your own due diligence on any practitioner, and to check that their level of training and current standing feels right for you.
Esher Groves does not take any responsibility for the nature of clinical input nor the outcome of any treatment.
If you’re a respected professional and think you’d fit into our community well, then please drop us a line.
We’re always looking for committed, enthusiastic colleagues at the top of their game, with strong academic backgrounds, unique skillsets and great interpersonal skills.
Phone 0345 11 22 300
Fax 01372 468643
Pay-and-display parking is located within a ten minute walk of the clinic, in Claremont Lane (A244) and off the High Street, next to the Elmbridge Borough Council offices (indicated as Elmbridge Museum on the accompanying map).
If you’d like to learn more, then please give us a call or drop us a line.
To make an appointment with any of the featured practitioners, please contact them directly, or our team can pass on non-urgent messages and appointment requests.
Phone: 0345 11 22 300
Please note that we're unable to provide emergency input, so if you're feeling in need of immediate treatment, please contact your GP or local A&E service.