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About me

I am a chartered Clinical Psychologist (CPsychol), registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

I completed my Clinical Psychology training at UCL (University College London) and have eight years' experience working in the NHS and local authority settings in adult and child mental health, including: teams for fostered and adopted children, child and adolescent mental health services, adult community mental health teams, occupational health services, and trauma services.

My goal is to create a safe, non-judgemental and nurturing environment where you or your family can get to where you want to be.

I am experienced in assessing, formulating and treating a variety of psychological, behavioural and relationship difficulties, big and small.

Training, qualifications & experience

Tanya is experienced in assessing, formulating and treating a variety of difficulties including anxiety and depression in a non-judgemental, safe and accepting environment. Using a range of theoretical approaches, such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Systemic Therapy, Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT), and Attachment based therapies.

  • DClinPsy
  • BSc Honors Psychology
  • AFT (Association for Family Therapy) level 1 accreditation
  • DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) level one
  • MBT - a (Mentalization Based Therapy)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.


British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society

Other areas of counselling I deal with

My particular areas of interest and expertise include:
-       Attachment and relationship difficulties
-       Family therapy
-       Low mood
-       Anxiety and worry (e.g. social anxiety, OCD, panic attacks, phobias)
-       Trauma and loss
-       Issues around fostering and adoption
-       Developmental trauma

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy


£100 - £195

Before booking an appointment I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation so that we can discuss your concerns and work out if the services I offer are appropriate for your needs.

I am registered with a number of private health insurers including WPA, AXA PPP Cigna, Healix, and Vitality.

Please contact your health insurance company to check that they cover what you are requesting. You are welcome to contact me if you have any queries.

Adam House
Covent Garden
7-10 Adam Street

Montpelier Avenue
W5 2XP

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Dr. Tanya McDonnaugh DClinPsy, CPsychol, BSc Psychology, (HCPC, BPS)

Dr. Tanya McDonnaugh DClinPsy, CPsychol, BSc Psychology, (HCPC, BPS)