Beverley Blackman

Clinical Director, Registered Psychotherapist, Supervisor

I have been working in psychotherapy for over 12 years. My background encompasses both the private mental health sector, and a NHS Mental Health Trust, working both 1:1 and in groups, and includes working in a cutting-edge therapeutic community. I have also worked for a mental health charity and as a student counsellor at an inner London university, so I have seen a diverse range of clients from many differing backgrounds and cultures, and with a wide range of presenting problems throughout my career. I continue to work with a wide variety of clients and presentations. I also work as a supervisor and mentor to other psychotherapists.

I work integratively, meaning that I am able to draw on many different elements of psychotherapy in order to tailor the therapy to each individual's needs. By working this way, the whole of my attention is on you as a person and what your needs may be at that particular moment, rather than on following a set of pre-determined steps. I have an easy, sensitive, relational approach, and I work very much in collaboration with each individual. I focus on each client's present difficulties against a background of their past, looking specifically at their early relationships and environments, and helping them to create links between their past and their present to bring about understanding of why the difficulties they are experiencing may have occurred. I am experienced in weaving CBT and more cognitive elements into the therapy and find that the integration of all these elements of therapy, used appropriately, can make for a life-changing experience for each client, whether the work is short-term (up to 12 sessions), or open-ended.

My previous career as a lawyer has also given me much insight into the high levels of stress, and the weight of expectations, that many people experience in their day-to-day working lives, and the effects that this can have on their relationships both in and out of work, and on their health in general. Hence I also maintain strong connections with other medical and mental health specialists, complementary practitioners, and professionals from the business and legal sectors.

Psychotherapy Qualifications

  • UKCP and BACP Registered Psychotherapist
  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, RSPP, London
  • MA in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling, School of Psychotherapy & Counselling, RSPP, London
  • Certificate in Supervision, The Grove, London
  • Certificate in CBT, The Grove, London
  • Certificate in Group Analysis, Institute of Group Analysis, London
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling, WPF London
  • Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling, SPCP, Regents College

Professional recommendations:

Sam Jones, Millenial Keynote Speaker, CEO of TwentySomeone: 'Expertise is common within the industry, but real passion is not. That is what Beverley radiates. She is warm, articulate and in turn, completely engaging. Beverley is a diamond and I will be recommending clients to her.'

Dr Maria Luca, Reader in Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychology, Editor, JPCRR, Regents University London: 'Beverley is attentive, clever and highly articulate. Her energy and enthusiasm are positively contagious and her capacity for theorising on complex clinical issues is to be commended. She has the rare talent of moving between realms of thought, negotiating clinical understandings and unpacking client presentations. Without a doubt Beverley is developing rapidly into a very fine therapist.'

Charlotte Fox Weber, Head of Psychotherapy, The School of Life, London: "Beverley is an excellent, dedicated psychotherapist. She is thoughtful, bright, curious, and attentive. She's incredibly competent and skilled."

Philip Karahassan - Beverley Blackman Psychotherapy London

Philip Karahassan

Psychologist & Psychotherapist

Philip is a registered psychotherapist (BACP) and Psychologist (BPS) with extensive experience of working with people with all issues ranging from addiction and depression, to relationship issues and bereavement.

He has worked in the NHS and mental health charities and now works in the private sector.

His therapeutic style is integrative, meaning he uses many different psychotherapeutic modalities - psychoanalytic, humanistic, phenomenological and CBT to name a few - in order to adapt to the needs of his client, creating a unique therapeutic style to suit each and every client.

Philip specialises in technology addiction (including gambling, social media and computer games) as well as male related issues (sexuality, masculinity and identity).

Poonam Mehta

Psychologist & Psychotherapist

Poonam is an Integrative Psychotherapist who uses an integrative approach to help clients discover and understand their underlying issues. She uses CBT when appropriate. She is an active and empathetic listener with extensive experience in a wide range of issues.

As an integrative psychotherapist, I use different combinations of therapeutic tools and approaches to suit individual needs.

‘Integrative psychotherapy’ is a more progressive form of therapy than traditional singular forms of psychotherapy, drawing elements from different schools of thought to make it a more flexible and inclusive form of treatment that’s suitable for a wide range of emotional health issues.

Poonam previously worked in HR in Kenya with individuals from a less fortunate background which enables her to empathise and fully comprehend people’s experiences – a vital part of psychotherapy.

As a psychotherapist working with addiction, Poonam has engaged with clients to help grow their self-confidence and awareness by pinpointing the root cause of their addiction. She works in the NHS in long and short-term weekly therapy with adults suffering from a variety of problems E.g. anxiety, depression, bereavement). Over the course of sessions, a significant change takes place whereby the functionality of day-to-day tasks become more attainable and the belief and will to progress is strengthened

Education & Qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling, Regent’s School of Psychotherapy & Counselling, Regents University, London
  • Postgraduate in Psychotherapy & Counselling, Regent’s School of Psychotherapy & Counselling, Regents University, London
  • Certificate in CBT Skills, The Grove Practice, London
  • Intensive Foundation Course in Psychotherapy & Counselling, Regent’s School of Psychotherapy & Counselling, Regents University, London
  • MA Hons Human Resource Management, Westminster University, London
  • BSc Hons Psychology, City University LondonRegistered member of the UKCP

Kevin Morgan

Chartered Psychologist & Psychotherapist

My theoretical orientation is integrative, which is a way of working that is informed by, and incorporates aspects of, different types of psychotherapy and counselling such as psychoanalytic, cognitive and humanistic approaches.  My training has been based on an integrative approach and I work in this way with adults on an open-ended long-term basis.   I provide a safe and confidential space where you can talk about your concerns and hopes for the future. I will work hard to understand your expectations of therapy and to make sense of what is most important to you right now.

In my work as a psychotherapist I see people with a range of problems, difficulties and challenges.   I have worked with both younger and older adults including for example many years experience counselling and mentoring University students. As a chartered psychologist I have 20 years experience as a mental health researcher that includes working at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London and the Tavistock Clinic. My research focus has been to seek an understanding of what may put someone at risk for developing a serious mental health problem. I have lectured for over 15 years in the area of clinical psychology and published over 50 articles in the field of psychiatry and psychology.

Training/Qualifications

  • Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling, Regent’s School of Psychotherapy & Counselling, Regents University, London
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling (Regent’s University London)
  • PhD Psychology/Academic Psychiatry (King’s College London)
  • Intensive Foundation Course in Psychotherapy & Counselling, Regent’s School of Psychotherapy & Counselling, Regents University, London
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, Brunel University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, University of Westminster

Professional memberships

  • Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Chartered member of the British Psychological Society
  • Member of the British Association of Neuropsychiatry
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Registered member of the UKCP