Feeling good, looking great
We play host to a range of independent experts all focused on helping you live life to the full.
Doctors and psychologists, physiotherapists, aesthetic physicians, nutritionists, parenting experts and more.
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
Thirty-one 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.
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.
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. For more information and to make a booking, please visit www.pankhurstpsychiatry.co.uk
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. For more information and to make a booking, please visit Dr Sirohi’s Doctify profile.
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.
Vee O’Brien initially developed an 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. For more information and to make a booking, please visit Vee’s website.
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. For more information and to make a booking, please visit Lauratu’s website.
Dr Kim Prescott, MB ChB, MFPM DipHNut is a medical doctor with special experience of the latest regenerative and aesthetic procedures, including Maximus SkinTight* facial, Dermapen*, Platelet Performance Therapy*, Pyramid FaceLift* and more. Kim also provides body treatments including LipoFirm PRO* Body Contouring. All combine science and art to enhance graceful aging. For more information and to make a booking, please visit www.drkpclinic.co.uk (* Trade Mark)
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. For more information and to make a booking, please visit www.mind-lab.com
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. For more information and to make a booking, please visit www.naturalnutritionalhealth.co.uk
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. For more information and to make a booking, please visit www.recover-health.co.uk
Nicola Withycombe is the founder of Kids Come First, a community interest company working with separating or divorcing parents. Nicola offers a unique programme of guidance and advice to enable parents to provide positive co-parenting at difficult times, using child-focused techniques. Originally trained as a business mediator, Nicola has now become specialised in the family field, with additional Safeguarding and Child Protection training. For more information and to make a booking, please visit www.kidscomefirstuk.co.uk
Alicia Drummond MBACP is an acclaimed author and psychotherapist with special expertise in the dynamics of childhood and adolescence. Alicia has designed our hugely popular Parenting Skills Masterclass which runs regularly on Monday mornings. Alicia also works as a pastoral care consultant at local schools, and has just launched a new online service, providing all her parenting skills workshops online. For more information on any of Alicia’s services, please visit www.teentips.co.uk
Janine Enoch is a physiotherapist, with a BSc in the field. Janine has extensive experience of treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including sports injuries and gait analysis, and uses a range of manipulation techniques as well as dry needling and pilates. Janine has established a busy and highly successful practice on London’s South Bank, and Esher is now the second location where her skills are available. For more information and to make a booking, please visit www.vitality-physio.co.uk
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 information 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. For more information and to make a booking, please visit www.anncassidy.com
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. For more information and to make a booking, please visit www.doctorcollins.co.uk
Dr Charlotte Curran is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and BABCP-accredited CBT Therapist. Charlotte specialises in CBT for individuals with anxiety and depression, and her focused, time-limited approach is particularly suited to patients who may be new to therapy. Charlotte also supervises other therapists, and is registered with all major insurance companies. For more information and to make a booking, please visit www.activepsychology.co.uk
Emel Essex is a Psychotherapist with a special interest in family work, and particularly in helping the parents of children with ADHD, autism and dyslexia. These conditions can generate a great deal of anxiety for any parent, so Emel uses her experience of working with schools, as well as her Postgraduate Diploma in counselling for children and adolescents to help parents navigate the unique demands of these conditions. For more information and to make a booking, please visit www.emel-psychotherapy.co.uk
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. For more information and to make a booking, please visit www.lanepsychology.com
Julie Lockyer is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, with a Master’s Degree. 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. For more information and to make a booking, please visit www.julielockyer.co.uk
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. For more information and to make a booking, please visit www.geraldinemcewan.co.uk
Dana Moinian is an accredited psychotherapist who works with individuals and couples, using a variety of different approaches to help people at difficult times in their lives. She also provides in-house psychological support for large technology corporations in London, and helps assess candidates for reality TV appearances. In the past, Dana worked at the Priory where she ran popular group therapy sessions, and she is also trilingual, being fluent in Swedish and Farsi.
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. For more information and to make a booking, please visit www.willnapier.com
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.
Allison Rigg BSc is a Clinical Psychologist and is presently undergoing further training for a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Allison works with a range of mental health and personality disorders, and is experienced in treatment modalities such as CBT and DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy), which can be useful for dealing with mood instability. Allison’s areas of interest include depression, anxiety, phobias, OCD and eating disorders.
Emily Smyth is presently completing her Doctorate in Psychology at the Royal Holloway, which includes a major research project for publication. Emily is also a CBT Therapist and Integrative Psychotherapist, and continues to work in the NHS, where she provides high-intensity treatments to individuals with depression and anxiety in both group and 1:1 formats. Emily is trained to use a variety of other inputs, tailoring her approach to the needs of each individual. For more information and to make a booking, please visit www.emilysmyth.net
Imogen Sturgeon-Clegg is a Consultant Counselling Psychologist, with four degrees from both Middlesex University and City University. During her career, Imogen has conducted doctoral research into trauma and conflict issues, and has worked extensively with veterans and the Ministry of Defence. Imogen now focuses on Compassion-Focused Therapy for anxiety, guilt and shame as well as low self-esteem, for which she has developed a specific therapy group programme.
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:
Private General Practice
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.