Get to know us - Dr Joseph Poullis

At our practice in Oxford Circus (W1W), all of our therapists are qualified psychologists, psychotherapists or counsellors. They are registered with several professional bodies, including the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the British Psychological Society (BPS), as well as, BACP, UKCP and BABCP. They use CBT (Cognitive behavioral therapy), psychodynamic, humanistic and integrative approaches, tailored around your needs to help you deal with your challenges and reach your goals.

Please meet our team

Dr. Raffaello Antonino

Dr. Raffaello Antonino

Clinical Director, Counselling Psychologist

Dr. Sheetal Dandgey

Dr. Sheetal Dandgey

Clinical Director, Counselling Psychologist

Dr. Amy Smith

Dr. Amy Smith

Clinical Director, Counselling Psychologist

Dr. Anna Hovris

Dr. Anna Hovris

Counselling Psychologist

Dr. Samantha Harris

Dr. Samantha Harris

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Karin Kihlberg

Dr. Karin Kihlberg

Counselling Psychologist

Dr Bertha Rogers

Dr Bertha Rogers

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Alana Whitlock

Dr. Alana Whitlock

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Yasmeen Jaina

Dr. Yasmeen Jaina

Counselling Psychologist

Panos Vythoulkas

Panos Vythoulkas

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Tatum Aspeling

Tatum Aspeling

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Gail Freedman

Dr Gail Freedman

Counselling Psychologist

Dr. Caroline Tovey

Dr. Caroline Tovey

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Andrew Aboud

Dr. Andrew Aboud

Counselling Psychologist

Marisa Poggioli

Marisa Poggioli

Counselling Psychologist

Dr. Lynelle Roberts

Dr. Lynelle Roberts

Counselling Psychologist

Dr. Josephine Swede

Dr. Josephine Swede

Counselling Psychologist

Rebecca Leakey

Rebecca Leakey

Psychotherapist

Dr Sara Chaudhrey

Dr Sara Chaudhrey

Counselling Psychologist

Ben Dustin

Ben Dustin

Psychotherapist

Dr Sidra Chaudhry

Dr Sidra Chaudhry

Counselling Psychologist

Mary O'Byrne

Mary O'Byrne

Psychotherapist & Supervisor

Maryam Keshavarz

Maryam Keshavarz

Psychotherapist

Yifat Hollander

Yifat Hollander

Counselling Psychologist

Dr Moyosore Adofo

Dr Moyosore Adofo

Counselling Psychologist

Stacie Hill

Stacie Hill

CBT Psychotherapist

Dr Margot Brink

Dr Margot Brink

Counselling Psychologist

Dr Joanne Warren

Dr Joanne Warren

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Joseph Poullis

Dr Joseph Poullis

Counselling Psychologist

Dr Lydia Garmon-Jones

Dr Lydia Garmon-Jones

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Nicholas Sarantakis

Dr Nicholas Sarantakis

Counselling Psychologist

Anita Sommers

Anita Sommers

Psychotherapist

Dr Anna Olszewska

Dr Anna Olszewska

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Didem Altay

Dr Didem Altay

Counselling Psychologist

Imogen Hg-Johnson

Imogen Hg-Johnson

Psychotherapist

As human beings, we have a fantastic capacity to get ourselves lost in thoughts and feelings and disconnect from our values and goals. I do not have a one-size-fits to all the answers that you might be struggling with within your life. I view therapy as a collaborative process in encouraging my clients to ask how they can learn to know themselves by breaking the old habit that keeps them dissatisfied and stuck. I respect human individuality and each person’s unique identity, purpose, and ability to make decisions, take responsibility, and become free to be the person you decide to be. I encourage my clients to answer life and find their own unique meaning in life. I strongly focus on therapeutic alliance and connecting the mind and body to restore psychological flexibility, resilience, and balance. My focus areas include working with individuals experiencing trauma, phobias, adjustment disorders, major life transitions, career or employment difficulties, anxiety and mood disorders, self-esteem, sexual identity issues, depression, relationship difficulties, addictions, and grief.

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with the UK’s health regulator and a chartered member of the British Psychological Society. I am highly active in emotional intelligence research and practice an integrative approach to treatment, including Acceptance Commitment Therapy, EMDR, Cognitive Analytic, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies to facilitate a positive psychological change.

We will work together to connect with your values, purpose, actions, and new experiences. Experience enriches the brain and, for that reason, it makes the new learning to knowledge and wisdom.

I am committed to improving the lives of my clients and encouraging them to lead authentic lives while striving to reach their full potential.

Have you ever wondered why you can feel entirely convinced one day that existing habits are something that has become toxic in your life? Yet, the next day, or even the next hour, you can find yourself coming up with reasons why it might be okay to stay with no change or wait a bit longer? This shift in motivation is something that people experience when they’re trying to make all sorts of life changes, whether it’s trying to eliminate a behaviour that is not good for them. What has to happen inside of our minds to motivate us to change behaviours that have been learning habits for a very long time? I believe that anxiety can be a force for change throughout your awakening mind. It’s essential to consider what needs to change and what stops you from changing it by connecting to your awakening angst, values, and purpose in your life. Your motivation for any change is pivotal as it involves thinking about, planning, starting, and sustaining behaviour changes. No matter where you are in the cycle, you can move back and forth between the choices to move towards your meaningful values, and every person moves through the stages and changes at a different pace.

I am involved in clinical work, teaching, and research, and I specialise in providing individual therapy based on my 20 years of experience as a counselling psychologist.  I hold a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, a post-MA Diploma, an MA in Counselling Psychology, and four further degrees, two of which are at master’s level in Psychology of Education Existential psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology.

I believe psychotherapy requires an interdisciplinary approach that examines the interconnection between biology, psychology, and socio-environmental factors. While I predominantly utilize Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I am also competent in existential therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy, and Acceptance Commitment therapy with other cognitive and behavioural treatment approaches.

My family and I enjoy spending time with friends, dogs, hiking, sailing, renovating our home, dining with friends, and travelling.

I have experience working and offering help with a wide range of psychological difficulties including the following:

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