Private Psychiatrists North West - Meet Our Team

The Therapy Company has an extensive team of highly-qualified and experienced psychiatrists, counselors, therapists, and counselors. Whether you’re looking for private psychiatrists in Manchester, Preston, or other towns across the North West, our team is conveniently located at three locations. We understand it’s a major step to book a consultation with a mental health professional but hopefully, our meet the team page will give you the opportunity to get a warm feeling for our highly-qualified and friendly professionals who are on a mission to help people just like you.

Dr Haroon Moosa

Consultant Psychiatrist MB ChB MRCPsych

Dr Haroon Moosa, is Consultant Psychiatrist in Adult Psychiatry at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. He provides private consultations within The Therapy Company from our Garstang Road premises, Fulwood, Preston.

Having graduated in 1994 from Manchester university, he has been a consultant psychiatrist since 2002. Previous roles have been as Consultant Psychiatrist with Merseycare NHS Trust and Priory Healthcare.

His special interests are treatment resistant mood disorders, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, addiction disorders and stress. He also undertakes specialist work for medico-legal clients and Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) clients.

Professor PT Saleem

Consultant Psychiatrist BSc MBBS FRCPsych DPM

Professor Saleem is Consultant Psychiatrist with over 30 years’ experience of adult psychiatry in the NHS and Independent sector. He worked initially as Registrar in Northwest Deanery, then as Senior Registrar in the Yorkshire Deanery. He completed his career in the NHS after working for 28 years as consultant psychiatrist at Royal Blackburn Hospital in July 2011.

He has been in full time private practice since. Dr Saleem now operates private clinics at Beardwood Hospital Blackburn and with The Therapy Company, at our Garstang Road.

His special interests include all aspects of general psychiatry, alcohol addiction and medico legal work covering mental health law, mental capacity law, civil litigation, family law, employment law and criminal matters. 

Dr Ranji Thomas

Consultant Psychiatrist MBBS, MD Psychiatry, MRCPsych, Diploma in Psychiatry

Dr Ranji Mathai Thomas, is a Consultant Psychiatrist in General Adult Psychiatry at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. He provides private consultations within The Therapy Company from our Garstang Rd premises, Fulwood, Preston.

Having completed his Post Graduation in Psychiatry in India, Dr Thomas worked as an Assistant Professor, before moving to the United Kingdom in 1999.  After completing his core training and specialist training with the Northwest Deanery, Dr Thomas has been working as a Consultant Psychiatrist with Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust since 2005.  He is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.   He also worked at Priory Healthcare providing both inpatient and outpatient assessments and treatments.  

Dr Shahid M Ahmad

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist MBBS DPM FRCPsych

Dr Shahid Ahmad, is Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead (Hyndburn) in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. He provides private consultations within The Therapy Company from our Garstang Road premises, Fulwood, Preston.

His clinical expertise include assessment and management of a wide range of child psychiatric disorders and difficulties. These include; anxiety/depression, school refusal/school phobia, truancy/antisocial behaviour, trauma/PTSD, OCD, eating disorders, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Tourette’s Syndrome, drink/drug abuse, juvenile offending, deliberate self harm behaviour and family relationship difficulties. Dr Ahmad will offer consultations to children and adolescents up to 19 yrs.

Dr Gary Lamph

Dr Gary Lamph is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. Gary has over 25 years mental health experience and has been an accredited therapist since 2010. In 2011 Gary was the winner of the prestigious National Nursing Times Award in Mental Health Nursing. Gary’s PhD was funded by the NIHR and complete at the University of Manchester in 2018 and focussed upon understanding long standing emotional difficulties in primary care psychological therapy services. 

He specialises in the treatment of; Depression, Anxiety Disorders (Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Phobias, Agoraphobia & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), Psychosis, Stress Management (Including life challenges and work-related stress), Low Self Esteem, Perfectionism, Personality Disorder (Complex Emotional Difficulties), Loss and Bereavement, Psycho-social Wellbeing and Change Management (Including diet, addiction and healthier lifestyles).

Dr Jameel Hussain

Consultant in Psychiatry of Older Adults. BSc (Hons), MBChB, MRCPSych

Dr Hussain is a Consultant in the Psychiatry for Older Adults at Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS trust. He provides private consultations within the therapy company from our Garstang Road premises, Fullwood, Preston. 

Having graduated in 1997 from Liverpool University, he has been a Consultant Psychiatrist since 2009. He previously worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist at Greater Manchester West NHS trust. 

His special interests are all aspects of Psychiatry of Older Adults, Medico-Legal work covering mental health law, mental capacity law, civil litigation, family law, employment law and criminal matters. He also has extensive experience of memory assessments for over 10 years and is currently working as a memory clinic consultant in the NHS and he provides private consultations at The Therapy Company. 

I can see patients both F2F and Video/ telephone.

Dr Shahid Quraishi

Dr Shahid Quraishi graduated from Karachi, Pakistan in 1985 , after completing internship , he was trained in Psychiatry in the Ireland . After completing his basic specialist training , he continued with higher training in Midlands in the United Kingdom.

Later Dr Quraishi worked as associate specialist in transcultural psychiatry  in Coventry Health Care Trust.  In 2001 he moved as a  consultant in the northwest of England in Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust where  initially he served as a sector based consultant psychiatrist. In 2006 with changes in the service structure worked as a consultant in assertive outreach team, crisis resolution  home treatment team and inpatient teams. More recently since October 2020 , he has been working as consultant psychiatrist in rehabilitation and low secure services in Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust. He is interested in teaching training and providing skill based training with user of CBT.

His clinical interests  includes assessing and managing complex mood disorders, psychosis, anxiety and stress disorders, substance & alcohol misuse disorders, ADHD . ASD and undertakes medicolegal works related to mental disorders.

Dr Monica Nangia

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist (MBBS, MD (Psychiatry), MRCPsych)

Dr Nangia is a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry since 2006.  She is on the specialist register of the General Medical Council (GMC) UK having gained a CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training) in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  She is a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK – MRCPsych.  She is registered with the GMC and has current license to practice.   

Dr M Nangia is approved by the Secretary of State under Section 12 (2) of the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007) as having special experience in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.

She has vast experience in assessment and treatment of range of Developmental and Psychiatric Disorders in children and adolescents. 

She is multilingual and is able to offer assessments in English, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.

She is known for her warmth, sense of humour and excellent communication skills.

Dr Natalie Miles


Dr Natalie Miles is a qualified psychotherapist and is accredited with BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists) and BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy).

With over 25 years in the healthcare industry, Dr Miles has a wealth of experience in treating people with mental health difficulties such as anxiety and depression, mood disorderand phobias.

She has specialist interest and experience in PTSD, eating disorders and behavioural disorders such as OCD and BDD.

Dr Miles also has  over 10 years’ experience of working as a CBT therapist in Occupational Health for staff within the NHS

Dr Karen Wright

Qualified Physiotherapist

PhD, MA, PGDip(CBT), PGCert (PD), PGCE, BSc(Hons), RGN, RMN, RNT,FHEA Member of BABCP.

Professor Karen Wright’s diverse range of clinical experiences span over a period of more than 40 years. She has led and developed services, as well as nursing and psychotherapy curricula. She is a qualified nurse (both Adult and Mental Health registrations), teacher and CBT psychotherapist, and is a member of the British Association of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists  (BABCP). She is a mental health researcher and has published widely in academic journals. She is the lead of author of the core textbook The Essentials of Mental Health Nursing (2018). 

She provides therapy for people with a range of experiences such as eating distress and disorder, body image issues, self-harm, complex emotional needs, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, abuse and anxiety, depression, and bi-polar. 

Karen is known for her authenticity, compassion, and breadth of knowledge. 

Diane Ogden

Qualified Therapist

Diane Ogden is a qualified therapist at The Therapy Company.

Since qualifying as a psychiatric nurse in the late 1980s she has worked in a wide variety of services, including NHS acute mental health services, specialist therapeutic community, sexual abuse/assault service and substance misuse services.

In 2010 she qualified in EMDR (Eye, Movement, Desensitisation & Reprocessing) and became accredited with EMDR UK & Europe in 2013.
She works with clients experiencing all kinds of trauma and/or diagnosed with PTSD and with people who have found other counselling and therapies have not helped them.

Nicole K. McGuinness

Qualified Therapist BABCP

Since qualifying with a certificate in counselling skills in 2012 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Groupwork, Nicole has worked with a variety of services and people through charity organisations,  the NHS and private sector. 

Some of her experience includes treating Depression, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Addictions, Anger Management, Self-esteem, Phobias, Eating Disorders, Panic, Grief/loss, Low confidence, Health Anxiety, Stress and more recently, Worries about COVID. 

Working virtually, via phone or video call, clients of varying ages receive therapy from Nicole and she is experienced in working with adolescents and adults, adapting to each individuals needs.  Further to her skills, Nicole is a mindfulness practitioner and uses skills to complement her therapy work as well as conducting mindfulness based stress reduction courses virtually.  She continues to further her development, actively working towards accreditation and pursuing further research and study into mindfulness, acceptance and compassion focussed therapeutic interventions.

Carolyn Barker

Person- Centred Counsellor

Has experience working with adult and adolescent clients with a wide variety of issues including: abuse, anger management, anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self esteem, relationship issues,  stress and work related stress. 

Carolyn is a Member of  British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and is a registered member. She has 11 years experience has a Ongoing continued personal development training in line with BACP practice. She experience experience within settings such as: 

  • Private Clinic
  • NHS
  • Woman’s refuge
  • charities
  • Schools, colleges, universities.