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Pyschologist
in Town

Dr Mark Flynn

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BA Hons. (Oxford), PGCE (Oxford), MA (London, Birkbeck), DipPsy (London Guildhall), DClinPsy (Royal Holloway, London), PgDipCBTp (Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London). HCPC Reg.

Dr Mark Flynn is a former NHS Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience of working in mental health settings. After nearly 15 years in the State sector, mainly in east London, Mark entered into private practice at Harley Therapy, before moving on to co-found Psychologist in Town.

Mark works with a wide range of clinical presentations, from the mild to the highly complex and severe: anxiety disorders (including panic, phobias and OCD), depression and self-esteem issues, relational difficulties and personality disorders (PD), toxic masculinities, the psychoses, bipolar affective disorder (BAD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and diverse abuse; engaging with individuals (including adolescents aged 14 and older), couples and families.

Essentially a specialist in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), Mark ultimately favours an integrative approach to assessment, formulation and treatment, and he therefore incorporates elements of schema-focused therapy (SFT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), mentalisation-based therapy (MBT) and traditional psychodynamic therapy into his work while increasingly accenting elements of Mindfulness. While happy to work on a short- to medium-term basis with clients when clinically appropriate, he believes that time spent developing a shared understanding of the aetiology and maintenance of difficulties is essential where establishing clinical insight and enhancing methods of self-management are concerned, and that therapeutic progress is best achieved collaboratively over time.

With degrees in English gained at Oxford University and London University, Mark’s first career was as a teacher in secondary schools, where he spent 10 years teaching English and various sports. This early academic background and professional experience serve to assist with engendering confidence in individuals of all ages and abilities, and with helping clients to articulate complex, often elusive, personal experiences.

Mark has been involved in the selection of Clinical Psychology Doctorate candidates across the London universities and been an occasional lecturer at London universities and mental health charities. He supervises other clinical psychologists and counselling psychologists and continues to advise on the writing of fiction and cultural and academic nonfiction.

Mark works in the Mayfair clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays and in the City clinic on Wednesdays. He holds consultations and supervisions on Mondays and Fridays.

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Michelle Magri

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CPsychol, BSc in Counselling Psychology, MSc Counselling Psychology, GradDipPsych, BPS registered.

Michelle Magri is a chartered counselling psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Her six-year training includes a BSc in Counselling and Psychology followed by doctoral level training in Counselling Psychology. Michelle started her career working as a specialist counselling psychologist in the NHS. She then moved into private practice at Harley Therapy in London, offering psychological therapy and contributing to the operational side of business, particularly recruitment and quality assurance of treatment.

Michelle works with adults, adolescents (16 and above) and couples. Her approach is largely integrative. That is, she is trained across a wide range of evidence-based and long-established psychological and psychotherapeutic approaches, and will integrate clinically relevant elements from these different but overlapping interventions when she assesses and treats difficulties. Michelle typically draws from Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Mentalisation-based Therapy, Attachment Therapy, and Schema Therapy, in addition to developmental, social, behavioural and cognitive psychological theories.

Michelle’s warm and collaborative approach is aimed at creating an environment which allows you to talk freely and directly. Michelle will be curious with you in trying to understand what motivates you, and attentive to the ways in which you think, feel and behave. She is keen to understand how you experience yourself and your relationships, so that she can help you to lead a life that is meaningful and satisfying.

Michelle sees continued professional development as essential if she is to keep up to date with relevant theories and research findings. She routinely attends specialty training seminars and workshops, ensuring that her clinical practice is informed by treatment models with demonstrated clinical effectiveness.

Michelle is skilled in working with a range of psychological difficulties, including emotional difficulties (e.g., loneliness, guilt, anger, shame, discontentment, inferiority), depression, anxiety disorders (including panic, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety, worry), personality disorders (PD), self-harm, relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, sexual difficulties, eating disorders, substance abuse and dependency, traumatic experiences and PTSD, transitional difficulties, and sexual and emotional abuse.

Michelle works in the City clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays and in the Mayfair Clinic on Wednesdays. Consultation and supervision are held on Mondays and Fridays and locations vary. 

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