ABOUT US

We are Rhianna and Melissa, and we have created this space to offer you high quality therapy from the comfort of your own home. 

We have each been working as psychological therapists for over 8 years and both currently work in the NHS as Cognitive Behavioural Therapists. We met in 2014 when we worked for the same NHS service and formed a strong connection very quickly. We are now in a position where we are able to offer a service completely in line with our values as therapists. 

We have both attended highly respected training programmes, and are accredited by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). 

The Online Therapy Room is growing, and we are fortunate to be able to add highly skilled and experienced therapists to our team who emulate our values. All of our therapists are BABCP accredited. You can find more details on this page about our team members. 

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RHIANNA BLACKWELL

Co-Founder 
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

My name is Rhianna and I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, currently working as a Senior CBT Therapist within a busy NHS service. I have been working in the field of mental health for 12 years, including 8 years in the NHS and 2 years in private practice.


I have a special interest in working with perinatal mental health difficulties, low self-esteem and trauma. Due to these interests I have been an active member of the perinatal team within my NHS role, and have attended further specialised training to enable me to support clients in this period more effectively. 

I am skilled in working with clients experiencing depression, generalised anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, health anxiety, social phobia, panic disorder, specific phobias, agoraphobia, body dysmorphic disorder, habit disorders, PTSD and low self-esteem. 

I value a compassionate and warm approach within my sessions, and aim to create an environment where you will feel at ease. Collaboration is also a significant emphasis so that we ensure your individual goals are at the centre of your treatment helping to achieve the changes you hope for. 

I am able to offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. 

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MELISSA SUTCLIFFE

Co-Founder
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist & EMDR Practitioner

I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, specialising 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.


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


In my career I have worked across four specialist NHS Psychology services. I specialise in treating clients with perinatal mental health problems such as postnatal depression and traumatic births.


I have also 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.  

My therapeutic style is warm and personable. I make sure that I take the time to understand your difficulties, which enables me to tailor treatment to enable you to reach your therapy goals.

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MONICA DINIS

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

I am a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, at present I work as a Senior CBT therapist within the NHS. I have worked in both Children's and Adult Mental Health during my 2 years of training as a therapist. I have now been working with adults for 5 years in the NHS and I am the Well-being Lead in my current service. I continue to have a robust interest in young people and their emotional well-being. 


I am 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. I am also adept in working with body dysmorphic disorder, habit disorders, PTSD, Childhood and Adult Trauma and low self-esteem. 

I believe that therapy is a personal and unique journey of self-discovery, mindset, learning and growth. I believe in empowering and motivating my clients to deeply connect with their inner self in order to facilitate change and alleviate mental health difficulties and suffering. The underlying domains in my therapeutic sessions include courage and empathy, which is completed through a series of CBT and compassion-focused techniques. I ensure to create a safe and compassionate space in order for you to reach your goals and expectations in therapy.