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Dr Krasner

Dr Krasner is a clinical psychologist specialising in work with children, adolescents, young adults and their families.

She has been practising since 1987 and formed her independent practice in 2000.

Dr Krasner graduated from Manchester University in 1981 with a first class honours degree in psychology. She subsequently studied at St Andrews University where she conducted her doctoral research investigating the development of communication in infants and pre-schooler children with Down’s syndrome. Dr Krasner was awarded her PhD in 1985.

Between 1984 and 1987, Dr Krasner trained in clinical psychology within the National Health Service. She qualified as a clinical psychologist in 1987, attaining the British Psychological Society’s Diploma in Clinical Psychology.

Dr Krasner then worked in NHS children’s and adolescents' services, within a range of hospital paediatric services (for example, at the Westminster Children’s Hospital and at St Stephen’s Hospital, London), in community paediatric services (including those serving the communities of Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, Ealing, Southall & Acton), and in Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, (including the services in Westminster, Fulham and the London Borough of Ealing). Between 1993 and 2000, Dr Krasner was the head of Children's and Learning Disabilities' Services at Blackhill Healthcare Limited, an independent clinical psychology practice providing outsourced NHS services and an independent practice.

In 2000, she formed her own independent Practice.

In addition to providing an assessment and treatment service for children, teenagers, young adults and their families, Dr Krasner also offers consultation and training services to a range of schools, special schools, voluntary, state and private sector organisations providing services to children and adolescents and their families.

Dr Krasner held an honorary advisory role on the British Board of Film Classification’s Advisory Panel on Children’s Viewing from 1999 until 2010. Dr Krasner currently sits on the BBC’s Annual Review Panel for BBC branded magazines.


Dr Tatchell

Dr Tatchell has specialised in assessing complex presentations of special needs, behavioural difficulties, and mental health problems in children, adolescents and young adults; and offering behavioural formulations, interventions and consultation to parents and staff. Dr Tatchell also has an interest in working with adults who present with mental health issues.

Dr Tatchell has been a practicing Clinical Psychologist since 1997. She joined The Psychology Practice as an Associate in 2012.

Dr Tatchell graduated with a BSc (hons) degree in Psychology from University College London in 1991, and then worked in clinical research before completing the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology training at University College London in 1997. Her associated doctoral research thesis examined the relationship between social problem solving skills and levels of distress reported by adolescents with learning disability.

Dr Tatchell worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in NHS services until 2015. Her NHS career spanned many services including Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS); Social Communication/Neurodevelopmental Services; services for children and adolescents with physical, medical and learning disabilities; services for children and staff in the care system; and in community children’s services where she provided teaching and training for school and health staff.

Dr Tatchell’s work has included posts in Hounslow, Harrow and Hillingdon, Brent, Kensington Chelsea & Westminster and Hertfordshire.

Dr Tatchell is experienced in administering cognitive (IQ) assessments, and is trained to administer the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS). Dr Tatchell was trained at the Tavistock & Portman Clinic in providing psychodynamic interventions for children, adolescents and adults with learning disability.

Dr Tatchell volunteers for a charity offering work placements for adults with learning disabilities and autism.


Dr Gunton is a highly experienced psychotherapist and has been in practice for over 20 years. She has an M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychotherapy and Counselling and she has worked in both the NHS and in private practice. Gaye is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist; a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy supervisor; a trainer of the Mindfulness in Schools project, (Oxford University; Queens College); and a trainer of the Penn Resilience Programme (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).

She has previously held the positions of:
• Chair of the European Society for Communicative Psychotherapy
• Vice President of the International Society of Communicative Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
• Editorial Board member (UK) of the International Journal of Psychotherapy
• Board member of the European Training and Standards Committee for the European Association of Psychotherapy
• Board member of the European Wide Accrediting Organisation for the European Association of Psychotherapy

Gaye practises as an integrative psychotherapist. She has a warm and caring therapeutic manner which complements her professional experience and training.


Helena Beaman

Helena Beaman has a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. She is a highly professional, qualified counsellor who is deeply committed to providing counselling to children, teenagers and young adults. Helena has extensive experience working with students in schools, both in the mainstream and private sectors.

Helena aims to build warm, empathic and non-judgemental relationships with her clients in which they can discuss personal, emotional and academic difficulties. Helena has skill and understanding in working with wide ranging issues that affect young people, such as self-harm, bullying, bereavement, exam stress and anxiety.


Liane Alexander

Liane Alexander came to TPP as Practice Manager from a career that previously included senior roles within banking in The City, preschool education, and running her own preschool gymnastics business.

Liane and her team of receptionists ensure the smooth, professional, confidential and compassionate running of TPP at all times.