A listing of therapists, counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists in England interested in providing culturally sensitive cross-cultural care for today’s international expat community.


Dr Liz Offen, B.Sc.; M.Phil.; M.Sc. (Clinical Psychology); Clin. Psy. D.
Location: Cape Town, South Africa & Birmingham, UK
Phone: + 44 7816107703
Email: lizoffen@tiscali.co.uk
Website: N/A
Nationality: British
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: None
Clinical Specialties: Trauma and abuse. Having over 30 years of experience working in the British NHS and overseas, I am a Clinical Psychologist with a good understanding of multicultural and TCK issues. Strong affiliation with Africa means that I currently spend 6 months in Cape Town and 6 months in Birmingham, UK. As a trained Psychotherapist, I offer client focussed, non-judgmental therapy and recognise the need for commitment, reliability and consistency. Having been an expat myself, I understand issues facing people living in other communities. I am also well accustomed to Skype, Face Time etc.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Lived in South Africa, Italy, and England; work with expats throughout Africa


Joanna Burbury MA (Clinical Psychology), PG Dip in CBT
Location: London, UK
Email: joanna@cbtlondontherapy.com
Website: www.cbtlondontherapy.com
Nationality: Australian
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: I am a Clinical Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with over 10 years of experience working with adults and young people, helping them overcome a range of emotional and psychological difficulties. I specialise in offering therapy on-line via Skype, using either webcam or instant messaging, to be able to offer therapy to individuals at a time and place which is convenient for them.  I have specialist training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy completing a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT from The Royal Holloway University of London. This has equipped me with specialist knowledge in treating a range of difficulties.: depression and low mood, stress and anxiety, low self-esteem and confidence, relationship difficulties, sleeping problems, weight issues, and a range of anxiety disorders (Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia, Specific Phobias, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Hoarding, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder). I currently work as a CBT Therapist in the NHS and for Ieso Digital Health as a Clinical Affiliate, as well as running my own on-line therapy practice.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I was born and grew up in Australia, and have lived in the USA and UK as an adult. I work with people from a variety of nationalities through my work in the National Health Service in London.

Miss Samantha Hardwick, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (BABCP accredited)
Location: London, England & Worldwide via Online
Phone: +447540236816
Email: samantha@cbtlondontherapy.com
Website: www.cbtlondontherapy.com
Nationality: British
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: none
Clinical Specialties: I am an experienced, accredited CBT therapist. I have worked with a wide spectrum of client problems including depression, low mood, stress, anxiety disorders (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social anxiety), anger, low self-esteem, and physical health conditions.  I have a special interest in working  with individuals who experience issues with their weight and help them to understand the role comfort eating plays in their low mood and depression.  My key aim is to support clients to better understand their difficulties and gently confront the unhelpful responses that are maintaining their difficulties in a supportive manner. I provide a safe space and believing that clients are an active partner in treatment, I work with them to help them meet their individual goals for therapy and believe that they are an active partner in treatment to support their own recovery. I currently work as a CBT Therapist in the NHS and I am a Clinical Tutor at University College London (UCL) where I teach and supervise trainees on providing evidenced based therapies effectively, as well as running an on-line therapy practice. I am an accredited member of the BABCP.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have experience working with different cultures and working with interpreters, and offer culturally sensitive assessments and treatments.

Dr. David Henderson (PhD.; MA; Dip. Psychotherapy; Dip. Supervision; Dip. Transpersonal Psychology; Dip. Humanistic Psychology; Reg. United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy)
Location: London, England
Phone: +44-(0)20-8365 4628
Email: henderson@dial.pipex.com
Website: www.dhenderson.co.uk
Nationality: USA & UK
Languages Spoken: English, Portuguese
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: Individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy
Cross-Cultural Experience: Born and raised in Angola and Congo. Have lived and worked in the US and UK.

Christopher MacGovern, MSc Systemic Family Psychotherapist
BACP Member/UKCP Member
Location: London, England
Phone: 07500 582 526
Email: expat-services@macgovern.net
Website: www.macgovern.net
Nationality: Irish
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: None
Clinical Specialties: Psychological adaptation of expatriate families. Couple and Family relationships.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Doctoral researcher (Middlesex University) into emotional/psychological support for corporately relocated families, in particular clinical interventions to support following partners.

Drs. Peter Muijres, M.Sc., M.A. MPhil., PhD. researcher
Location: London, United Kingdom / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 6 38335043
Email: info@cultureclass.org
Website: www.cultureclass.org
Nationality: Dutch
Languages Spoken: English, Dutch, German
Religious Affiliation: No religious affiliation in particular. Familiar with religion related counseling requests and integrating religion as a resource in treatment.
Clinical Specialties: Culture Class offers coaching and counseling for expats and TCK’s, and intercultural training and consultancy to people working in health care, business and education. As an open network organization, Culture Class is based on consultation and collaboration with experts from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds across nations. Counseling sessions are also based on this approach: ‘I am because we are’. Issues we deal with: depression, panic, social anxiety, phobias, stress, trauma recovery, bereavement, relationship and family issues, lack of self esteem or loneliness, expatriate and repatriate adjustment, life stage transition (entering parenthood, adulthood, career shift), parenting, personality, personal skills (negotiation, leadership, presentation skills). Clinical approaches include (and usually integrate) mindfulness, compassion focused therapy, creative therapies, interpersonal, transcultural, systems, and cognitive behaviour therapy. Even parts of training programmes may be included to provide you with the effective and person tailored solutions you need.* N.I.P. and N.V.R.G. approved training completed. * Skype/phone sessions available.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Extensive ethnographic field research in the United States, the Caribbean, India, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Spain has contributed much to an in depth understanding of how cultural conditions, shifts in culture, and transitioning between cultures affect people in their everyday life. Languages spoken on a daily basis are Dutch, German, and English. Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian, I speak less frequently. I am most familiar with the cultures of Brazil, China, Morocco, Surinam, Switzerland, Thailand, and Turkey and the ones already mentioned.


Alan R Piper, GHR, HPA
Location: Surrey, UK
Phone: +44  01784392449
Email: alanrpiper@gmail.com
Website: www.skypetherapycenter.com
Nationality: British
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialities: We at Sky therapy Center provide Psychotherapy, Hypnotheray, Emotional Freedom Technique, Reiki services. These are provided at our main Surrey centre Wise Blue Owl Therapy centre Ltd. For more detail about our services see www.wiseblueowl.co.uk. Sky Therapy Centre is a part of Wise Blue owl Ltd. and are able to provide a large number of over services over Skype. Skype name: skype.therapy
Cross-Cultural Experience:


Melissa Cochrane, MSW, MNCS(Acc)
Location: Wilmslow, UK, and internationally via Skype and email
Phone: 07591 691 242
Email: cochraneocs@gmail.com
Website: www.overseascounseling.com
Nationality: USA / Canada
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: I work with a multitude of issues, including: anxiety, depression, anger, stress, life changes, parenting, relationship issues, international/expat issues, and adjustment. I work in an integrative and supportive manner, focusing on the needs of the client. I am also trained in play/creative arts therapy. I do adoption home studies for American and Canadian families who are adopting while living in Europe.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have lived in the US, UK, Japan, Romania, and Qatar. I have worked therapeutically with hundreds of expat families, individuals, and children and am experienced with and sensitive to cultural and expat issues.