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. 


BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

Hello, I am Lowri. I am a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with specialist training in Anxiety disorder, PTSD and Complex trauma. 

I work with adults, young people and children aged 11 yrs offering psychotherapy. 

I offer a safe, warm and compassionate space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings, set goals and make sense of whatever is going on in your life. 

We can meet face to face in my therapy room located in a peaceful spot in Preston or remotely online or over the phone. 

I take an integrative and creative approach to my work with you, being guided by your preferences and goals. I offer art, crafts, pets, walking and eco therapy approaches too if you wish. 

Qualifications and training: include BSc Applied Psychology, MSc Foundations in Clinical Psychology, PG dip Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy,PG Cert Primary Care Mental Health Care.

I am an Internal Family Systems informed Practitioner, with specialist training and awareness of Child and Adolescent trauma and Autism Spectrum Disorder and Neurodivergence.

Laura Brown

CBT Therapist (BABCP)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is my main mode of work, but I employ it in my practice in an integrative non-prescriptive way with other techniques that might best benefit you.

As a psychotherapist with considerable varied experience gained over 18 years of practice, working alongside my clients to alleviate mental health, psychological & emotional difficulties.

I would describe my style of interaction as open, non-judgemental & collaborative. I aim to work by your side to give you the support & strategies you need to feel empowered to move towards your future in a better state of mind.

• Degree in Psychology
• Post graduate diploma in CBT
• Certificate in counselling

Dr Natalie Miles


Dr Natalie Miles is a qualified CBT therapist and counsellor and is accredited with BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists) and BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)

With over 25 years’ experience as a psychotherapist, Natalie has a wealth of experience in treating a wide range of mental health issues such as anxiety disorders, depression, mood disorders, eating disorders and adjustment disorder, which is an emotional or behavioural reaction to a stressful event or change in a person’s life such as adjusting to a physical diagnosis.

Dr Miles also has 14 years working as a CBT therapist and psychotherapist in Occupational Health for staff within the NHS. She has a special interest in helping with work-related stress which may also affect people’s mental health for those working in a wide range of roles and organisations.

Natalie is registered as a therapist with some insurance companies; for example, BUPA and AXA for clients aged 18 and above as well as private clients at locations for the Therapy Company in Preston and St Annes or remotely by phone or video call.

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.

Professor Karen Wright

Qualified Psychotherapist BABCP and NMC

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. 

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. 

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.

Ruqayyah Kara

Since graduating in 2014 with a degree in clinical counselling and social skills I have worked in various NHS mental health services, including substance misuse services, children and adolescents’ services, inpatient services, community services and forensic services.

I have experience of working as a therapist with children, parents, adolescents, and adults. I have taught on a post-graduate certificate, at Greater Manchester CBT training center, training low intensity therapists with both clinical and theoretical therapy skills.

I have experience in clinically supervising trainee and qualified therapists. I have a specialist interest in Obsessive Compulsion Disorder, social anxiety and depression.


Martin Furber

Clinical Hypnotherapist

I am a CNHC Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, practicing Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy. I also write the mental health and well-being column for The Lancashire Telegraph newspaper.

I began my studies to become a therapist back in 2016 and hold the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma from the National Council for Hypnotherapy, which is regarded as the gold standard throughout the profession. I also hold a diploma in Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy from Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training.

I am a member of:

•The National Council for Hypnotherapy
•Association for Solution-Focused Hypnotherapy
•National Board for Modern Psychotherapists

Katie Robinson

First class BA(Hons) in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I have experience providing counselling and delivering group sessions to clients who struggle to manage their anger and offer tools to help them regulate their emotions. I Also work for the NHS Mental health Helpline, offering immediate emotional support to those suffering with a mental health crisis and in some cases, collaborating with emergency services to help the service users get the help they need. 

I regularly update my subject knowledge by engaging in CPD courses that equip me to aid my clients further. More recently in 2021, I underwent a working with couples and managing conflict course that now enables me to work with partners who may be experiencing difficulty.  

I have a great relationship with the teenagers I work with, helping them to identify who they are and exploring their difficulties whilst educating them on emotional regulation, is a great way to bring a positive mental health experience to the younger generation. 

Below are just a few examples of the areas I have worked with.

  • Couples/conflict management.
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Family issues- estrangement and alienation cases
  • Suicidal thoughts/attempts and self-harm.
  • Stress and anger management.
  • Grief and loss
  • Drugs and alcohol addiction
  • Toxic masculinity 
  • Historical sexual abuse
  • LGBTQ+1, processing their changes and helping with discrimination.
First class BA(Hons) in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Dr Rajeswari Venkatesan

Consultant Psychiatrist MBBS MRCPSych PG dip Psych

Dr Rajeswari Venkatesan is Consultant Psychiatrist in Adult Psychiatry at Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust. She provided private consultations within The Therapy Company, Preston

Having graduated in MBBS in 1995, she has worked in general psychiatry since 2003. She has been a consultant psychiatrist from 2012 in both Inpatient and Community Psychiatry. In previous roles as Consultant Psychiatrist, she worked with Greater Manchester NHS Trust, Signet Private Healthcare and Mersey Care NHS Trust.

Her expertise includes all aspects of Adult Psychiatry including Mood Disorders, Psychotic Disorders and PTSD. She has special interest in Perinatal Psychiatry and Medico Legal work.

Appointments are available for Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday morning.

Mary Ramsey

Qualified BACP Psychotherapist

I am an accredited BACP person-centred psychotherapist with over 10 years’
experience of counselling people in various settings. I have worked for a local
hospice providing pre- and post-bereavement care. I am registered with Bupa.
My usual work is communicating with people from all backgrounds and I have
experience of a broad range of psychological distress including abuse, addiction
anxiety, anger, pre- and post-bereavement, depression, self-confidence,
relationships, stress and mental health issues.

I provide a safe place in a therapeutic environment to help people become more self-aware about how they function emotionally and to allow them to discover what they need to do to change and feel more positive and emotionally regulated. I use my knowledge of various theoretical approaches and strategies to enable the most useful way to work with a person depending upon the particular circumstances as one size does not fit all.

Jonathan Fuller

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist Trainee (PGCE, BSc(Hons), RMN, Student Member of BABCP)

Please note: Therapy with Jonathan is offered at a reduced hourly rate Jonathan is currently in his second year of study for his Masters in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy. He is a Registered Mental Health Nurse with 10 years’ experience working in various mental healthcare settings, including; Acute Mental Health, Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS), and Forensic Services. More recently, he worked as Lead Nurse at a Specialist Inpatient Eating Disorder Service, and now Lectures in Mental Health Nursing at the University of Central Lancashire. Jonathan has worked with people experiencing a wide range of difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, bi-polar, personality disorder, OCD, ASD, and eating disorder. He will be working under the supervision of Professor Karen Wright.

Dr Victoria Norrington-Moore

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Monica Nangia

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

Dr Monica Nangia (MBBS, MD (Psychiatry), MRCPsych) 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. 

Dr Monica Nangia is multilingual and is able to offer assessments in English, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi. Known for her warmth, sense of humour and excellent communication skills.

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