Meet the Team
Simona Stokes - Counselling Psychologist specialised in CBT
Simona is the Founder and Director of the Enable Wellness Consultancy. She is a Counselling Psychologist with expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT) and Integrative Psychotherapy. She holds professional registration and accreditation with a number of bodies, such as Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), British Psychological Society (BPS), British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Simona has been working as a therapist for over 18years and has experience in providing therapeutic services in a number of settings including organisational, primary care mental health services, voluntary sector and private practice. Besides carrying out clinical work she has also held senior operational management positions in NHS, overseeing the delivery of countywide Primary Care psychological therapy services and Psychological Wellbeing services for NHS staff and other organisations.
Simona has a keen interest in employee health and wellbeing and over the years she has provided non-clinical training to organisations to help improve employees’ resilience and wellbeing.
Dr Joanna Grave - Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Joanna is a highly skilled and experienced clinical psychologist with 35 years of service in the NHS in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS). Joanna is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society, HCPC registered Practitioner Psychologist and she is a member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). Although Joanna has held senior positions of managerial, operational and strategic responsibility she has always maintained a strong clinical focus in her work.
If you are a young person up to age 25, or a parent of a child, who is struggling with emotional or behavioural difficulties that are getting in the way of living life to the full, Joanna can offer an assessment and therapeutic intervention to help with a range of mental health disorders including anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD and trauma, eating disorders, psychosis and bipolar disorder. She uses a broad cognitive behavioural approach, including play, stories and talking both directly with the young person and/or with parents.
Dr Sue Wheeler - Professor in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Sue is well known in the counselling and psychotherapy professions particularly for her research and published work on clinical supervision.
Sue has vast experience as a therapist in numerous settings but for the past 25 years has worked in universities organising and teaching on counselling and psychotherapy training and supervision courses. She has worked as a consultant to many diverse organisations and continues to provide consultative support, coaching and clinical supervision to individuals in a variety of professions. She is a fellow of BACP and an accredited practitioner.
Dr Delia Cushway - Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology
Delia was Course Director of the Clinical Psychology Doctorate at the Universities of Coventry and Warwick. She is an experienced therapist and supervisor of many years standing. She has extensive publications in the areas of reflective practice, stress and coping, supervision, and dreams and nightmares.
Delia is an experienced trainer and has taught many workshops in areas such as resilience and stress management, self-assertion, working with dreams and nightmares, and Gestalt therapy. She provides clinical supervision and consultative support to individuals across a variety of professions. Delia is registered with the HCPC and is an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society.
Joy Gorman - Safer Drinking Coach
Joy has thirty years of experience working in the addictions field and for the past sixteen years, she has specialized in working with people experiencing alcohol-related problems. She is a member of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners (FDAP).
Throughout her career Joy has championed good practice, and remains passionate about service delivery and client experience. Using a person-centred approach alongside structured interventions Joy is able to respond to individual need with acceptance and compassion. She wholeheartedly supports personal growth, always encouraging individuals to recognise and celebrate their positive attributes and achievements on the way to reaching chosen goals.
Marian Dwyer - Mindfulness Teacher
Marian is an experienced clinician and holds qualifications in Mental Health Nursing, Counselling and Mindfulness. She is an accredited Breathworks trainer and she is on the register of the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teachers.
Marian has many years experience of working in specialist mental health services in the NHS as a clinician and senior manager.
Marian is qualified to train teachers as part of the Mindfulness in Schools Project and has extensive experience in delivering a range of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) courses as well as doing bespoke workshops for industry. She has been practising meditation since 2006 while continuing to work in the NHS. Over the past 3 years, she has developed a keen interest in Compassion Focus Therapy, which she incorporates into the mindfulness work she is undertaking.
Claire Dyson - Business Manager
Claire is an experienced business and administration manager who has developed her management career in the private and statutory sector. She has a range of management qualifications and a degree in Psychology.
For the last 15 years, Claire has worked in adult mental health services in the NHS. During this time she has held roles as PA support to senior NHS managers, managing administrative staff and analysing business and performance data within mental health services.
Claire is excited to be part of EWC and to be able to use her skills to assist in the delivery of the quality care and support provided to our clients.