ABOUT US

Rhianna and Melissa are the founders of The Online Therapy Room. They have each been working as psychological therapists for over 8 years. They both currently work in the NHS as Cognitive Behavioural Therapists, meeting in 2014 when they worked for the same service. 

They are both highly skilled therapists who are here to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. They truly care about their clients wellbeing and guarantee high quality therapy services, catered to their clients individual needs.

The Online Therapy Room is growing, and we are fortuntate to be able to add highly skilled and experienced therapists to our team. You can find more details on this page about our team members. 

RHIANNA BLACKWELL

Co-Founder 
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

Rhianna is a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, currently working as a Senior CBT Therapist within a busy NHS service. She has worked in the field of mental health for 12 years, including 8 years in the NHS and 2 years in private practice. She has a special interest in working with perinatal mental health difficulties, low self-esteem and trauma.

She is skilled in working with clients presenting with depression, generalised anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, health anxiety, social phobia, panic disorder, specific phobias, agoraphobia, body dysmorphic disorder, PTSD and low self-esteem. 

She is valued by her clients for her compassionate and warm approach. She places significant emphasis on a collaboration, ensuring that each individual client’s goals are at the centre of their treatment to help facilitate change. 

Rhianna is able to offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She also works within the Perinatal Team in her current role, and has specialist training in supporting parents within the perinatal period.

MELISSA SUTCLIFFE

Co-Founder
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist & EMDR Practitioner

Melissa is a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, specialised in working with adults with depression and anxiety including obsessive compulsive disorder, health anxiety, body dysmorphic disorder, PTSD, social phobia, panic disorder, agoraphobia, specific phobias and low self-esteem.


She has completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and is also qualified as an EMDR practitioner for specialist treatment of traumatic experiences.


In her career she has worked across four specialist NHS Psychology services. Melissa specialises in treating clients with perinatal mental health problems such as postnatal depression and traumatic births.


She has additional training for long term health problems such as diabetes, cardiac & respiratory conditions and medically unexplained conditions including chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome and fibromyalgia.  

Melissa's therapeutic style is warm and personable. She takes the time to understand her clients difficulties and tailors treatment to enable clients to reach their therapy goals.

MONICA DINIS

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

Monica is a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, at present she is working as a Senior CBT therapist within the NHS. She worked in both Children's and Adult Mental Health during her 2 years of training as a therapist. Monica has now been working with adults for 5 years in the NHS and is the Well-being Lead in her current service. Albeit, she has a robust interest in young people and their emotional well-being. 


She is experienced in working with presentations such as depression and anxiety disorders; this includes generalised anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, health anxiety, social phobia, panic disorder, specific phobias and agoraphobia. She is also adept in working with body dysmorphic disorder, PTSD, Childhood and Adult Trauma and low self-esteem. 

Monica believes that therapy is a personal and unique journey of self-discovery, mindset, learning and growth. She believes in empowering and motivating her clients to deeply connect with their inner self in order to facilitate change and alleviate mental health difficulties and suffering. The underlying domains in Monica’s therapeutic sessions include courage and empathy, which is completed through a series of CBT and compassion-focused techniques. She is valued for creating a safe and compassionate space in order for clients to reach their goals and expectations in therapy.

 

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