The Grove's directors represent a talented team of therapists working under the umbrella of The Grove, each running their own private practice: Robert Rees, Sarah Paton Briggs, Elliot Davis.
Each therapist is working remotely, since The Grove is no longer operating a clinic in central London.
Please contact each therapist directly for fee information and to arrange an appointment.
Each director is an accredited therapist, which means they have attained a high level of professional recognition by their professional association. Each therapist adheres to the strict code of ethics and are committed to working professionally and confidentially with you. They are skilled in working with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, obsessive or compulsive behaviour, addiction, problems with eating or sleeping, work stress and family problems.
PD Dip (Pscyh) MUKCP.
Robert is a Director of The Grove.
I am a UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist and Executive Coach. I work with individuals and couples. My experience ranges from working with people in a mental health setting to work in commercial organisations as a development consultant and business coach. I have worked in the NHS, the charity sector and in both large and small commercial organisations. As a psychotherapist I have helped clients with a range of issues including: depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, work issues, communication, addiction, self-harm, relationship and marital problems, trauma, bereavement, suicidal thoughts and life issues arising from their parenting experience. I use evidence based clinical approaches like CBT in my practice as well as creative techniques like visualisations, art work, sound, breathing and mindfulness. As a performance coach and consultant in Organisational Development I have worked with senior managers and executive teams to help them deliver on their career and organizational goals. I adapt psychological and therapeutic models to facilitate growth in an organization. I support and advise companies in developing organizational strategy, helping them to recognize and nurture their talent more fully and work with them through organizational challenges. I am an accomplished business person who has experience in setting up, running and selling businesses. I specialize in working with fast moving, financial firms like hedge funds and trading companies having spent 20 years in the commodities trading industry. My aim is to help people and teams build resilience, optimize their performance and their communication within teams and to help to strike the balance between being and achieving within a firm.
Sarah Paton Briggs
Accredited Therapist. Works with Individuals and Couples.
Sarah is a Director of The Grove Practice, where she works with individual and couple clients, in a relational and engaging way. She supports her clients in gaining a new perspective and finding support to deal with their situation.
Many of her clients are facing relationship difficulties, or stress at work, along with anxiety or depression. Others are struggling with illness or other changes in their life circumstances. But they all want to come and speak to someone who can help make sense of what’s happening and help them live more comfortably and happily.
Therapy with Sarah is in an environment of high support and empathy (also with some challenge at times), to work out what’s at the root of the difficulty, along with framing a way forward that best suits that individual our couple. She is skilled in working out what makes each client tick and what is important to them to improve their sense of wellbeing.
Sarah’s style is involved and attentive, aiming for high impact that will make a big favourable difference to the client. This blends looking inwards at one’s own process, as well as looking outwards at how one relates to others.
She has 20 years’ post-qualification experience and is a therapist accredited by several professional associations, including the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the National Council of Psychotherapists (NCP), the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT) and also the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (FDAP). Sarah is also a trauma therapist member of UK Psychological Trauma Society (UKPTS) and the European Society for Trauma Stress Studies (ESTSS).
In working with couples and relationships, Sarah draws on her training as a Certified Imago Therapist and foundation training in Gottman relationship therapy. These approaches help to build better connection using emotional responsibility and conscious communication - where each person in the relationship acknowledges their own patterns and needs.
Sarah has received specialist counselling training in working with sexual problems and brings a sex-positive approach to her work with curiosity and compassion in supporting each client towards a more fulfilling sexual life.
With specialised training in trauma / PTSD / Complex PTSD, Sarah supports people who have survived many forms of trauma such as sexual abuse, narcissistic parents, domestic abuse, military combat, medical negligence or other injuries. She is also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Her clinical experience includes addiction, depression and anxiety, bereavement, plus dealing with anger and violence. She has also received several medical referrals to work with the impact of medical diagnosis or coping with illness such as chronic fatigue or cancer.
For therapy funded by private health insurance, she is registered with many providers including Allianz, Aviva 600067240, Cigna 133418, Healix, and Vitality.
MA, MBACP, UKCP
Accredited Therapist. Works with Couples and Individuals.
My approach is to offer empathetic understanding, non-judgmental listening with a sense of calm. Every situation and person is different and therefore I draw on many different methods to work with people. This ‘integrative’ approach allows the widest possibility for change to occur. My aim is to connect my client with their own inner resources and to have the confidence of going forwards in a direction of their conscious choosing. I have experience of providing counselling for clients with a wide variety of issues including: anxiety, low self-esteem and confidence, depression, bereavement, trauma, phobias and relationship issues. Having worked for twenty years in the arts, I have a special understanding of the artistic temperament and the unique pressures that can bring.
Born in London, I graduated from Warwick University before going to study psychotherapy. I have obtained a Foundation Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Birkbeck University and then a further Foundation Certification from CCPE (Center For Counselling and Psychotherapy Education). Having completed my professional psychotherapy training with a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy awarded by CCPE, I am now working towards registration with UKCP.