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Our Therapists

Marc Hekster - Consultant and Lead Therapist, AdultsMarc Casual Web

B.Soc.Sci; B.Soc.Sci (Hons); M.Psych; BPS CPsychol; AFBPsS; MSAP; MBPC

Marc Hekster is a Chartered Psychologist and Jungian Psychoanalyst. He is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health Professions Council (HPC). Marc is also accredited as a Jungian Psychoanalyst by the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP). During the course of a 12 year career as a clinical psychologist in the NHS, Marc has worked extensively in the specialist area of post traumatic stress disorder, and has co-ordinated an NHS day hospital service, specialising in the treatment of severe personality disorder. He has a long standing interest in long-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy and specializes in the Jungian Analytic approach. Therapy is available in English and Dutch.

Brigid Hekster - Consultant and Lead Therapist, Children & Young PeopleBrigid

BSc Psych (Hons); MSc. Clin Psych; PG Cert. (IFT); BPS CPsychol; AFBPsS

Brigid Hekster is a Chartered Psychologist, accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health Professions Council (HPC). She specialises in Child and Family therapy. Brigid trained at University College London and in addition to her private practice she worked in the NHS from 1996 to 2012. For many of those years she was employed by the South London and Maudlsey NHS Trust and worked extensively with life-limiting paediatric conditions and sexual health. Brigid has a background in working systemically with individuals, couples, families and teams and has published in a range of areas relating to couples and families.

Ken Bledin - Associate Therapist, AdultsKen

KenBA (Hons); MSc; PhD; MPhil Clin Psychol; MInstGA; AFBPsS; CPsychol

Ken Bledin is a Chartered Psychologist, accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health Professions Council (HPC). Ken has worked and held senior posts in the NHS for many years and is an experienced Group Analyst, having trained at the Institute of Group Analysis (London). He now works as a Group Psychotherapist in the NHS. Ken also provides consultation, training and supervision within the NHS, private and voluntary sectors. Ken has published widely in areas relating to group psychotherapy and clinical psychology.

Alonso Gonzalez - Associate Therapist, Children & Young PeopleAlonso

Bsc Psych (Hons) PG Cert (Psych. Obs. Studies), Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist

Alonso Gonzalez is a Psychologist and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist registered with the Association of Child Psychotherapists (ACP). His also a full member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). Alonso has trained and worked at the Tavistock Clinic for the past seven years where he specialised in working with children, adolescents and families struggling with emotional difficulties. He has significant experience in working with adolescents with severe emotional and behavioural difficulties, within both NHS inpatient settings as well as at the Brent Centre for Young People, where he has been employed for several years. Alonso works from a psychoanalytic persepective and is also a visiting lecturer for the Tavistock Clinic Masters programme in Psychoanalytic Studies. Therapy is available in English and Spanish.

Nicola McNamara - Associate Therapist, AdultsNickie

BSc(Hons); PgDip(Psych); ADip(Psych); UKCP

Nicola McNamara is a Integrative Psychotherapist, accredited and registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). During a career in the NHS and the charity sector, Nicola has worked with individuals of all sexual orientations and also with groups. She has a special interest in Attachment Theory and has a wide experience of working with personality and mood disorders, depression, chronic illness and sexual health as well as with drug and alcohol misuse.

Simon Birke - Associate Therapist, AdultsSimon

B.Soc.Sci Psychology (Hons); MSc Clin Psych; CPsychol

Simon Birke is a Chartered Psychologist, accredited with the Britsh Psychological Society (BPS) and a registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health Professions Council (HPC). Simon has over 20 years experience, working in senior posts across the NHS and in the private sector. He has worked in both  in-patient and out-patient environments and specialises in delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). He has extensive experience in working with a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anger management, self esteem problems and substance abuse.

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All Clinical Psychologists at Insight London are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and the British Psychological Society and meet their standards.

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