Charis is a clinical psychologist based in Kings Cross, London and online. She specialises in using EMDR therapy, and has extensive experience of working with adolescents and adults in the NHS and private sector.

I can help with...

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Burnout
  • Depression
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Low self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Performance anxiety
  • Personal development
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress
  • Trauma

Types of clients I see

  • Individuals
  • Young people

Languages I speak

  • English


  • Room 202 at 180–186 King's Cross Rd, Kings Cross, WC1X 9DE

Types of therapy I offer

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Intensive therapy

My approach

Coming to therapy can be daunting, and you have probably spent time a lot of time thinking through the decision to ask for help. Therapy needs to feel the right fit for you.

As a clinical psychologist I can help you understand how and why things are feeling the way they are – and, importantly, finding ways to move forward. This might be in relation to mental health concerns and/or for personal development work.

Therapy with me will involve an initial assessment (this tends to take around 1 to 2 sessions), and then following this developing a plan for therapy together. At this point we will discuss how many sessions are likely to feel the most helpful, and how we will review this.

If you need a straight talking, kind (and human!) therapist to help you work out where you want to be – you are in the right place.

I also offer:

  • clinical supervision to other therapists
  • autism assessments as part of a multi-disciplinary team that use ‘gold standard’ assessment tools, and are in line with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommendations

Intensive therapy is offered as either full days or half days.

Training, qualifications and experience

In the UK, the training to become a clinical psychologist takes on average around 8 years, and includes completing a doctorate in the NHS.

I have significant experience of providing therapy in the NHS and private sector, alongside specialist assessments of mental health, cognitive functioning and neurodivergence.

I am also the first UK provider of the Equilateral Equine Assisted EMDR model, and also offer canine assisted EMDR. You can find out more about this on my website.

I have a great deal of experience in working with neurodivergent clients, many of whom have had their needs misunderstood and undiagnosed for a significant period.


  • BSc (hons) Psychology
  • DClinPsych (Doctorate in Clinical Psychology)

Additional post-qualification training

  • Full training in EMDR
  • Equilateral Equine Assisted EMDR
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)

Professional affiliations

I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checked and fully insured.

Fees and availability

  • Face to face therapy sessions: Monday and Wednesday 8.30am to 2pm in Kings Cross, London.
  • Online therapy sessions: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.
  • Face to face session rates: £140.
  • Online session rates: £130.
  • Intensive therapy available on request.
  • Cancellation policy

Cancellations made with less than 24 hours notice will be charged at the full rate, and cancellations made between 24 and 48 hours notice will be charged at 50% of the full rate.

Starting therapy is a big step, and finding the right therapist can be hard.

See my website or drop me an email to learn more about me and my work, or schedule in a free 15-minute initial call to see if we feel a good fit.

I look forward to meeting you or someone you care about.