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 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 over 10 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).
Sarah has received specialist counselling training in working with couples and sexual problems (she is a psychosexual therapist accredited by COSRT), disordered eating, addiction and compulsive bahviour (OCD), and survivors of trauma or sexual abuse. She is also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Her clinical experience includes addiction, relationship and sexual issues, 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, HIV or cancer.
In 2014, Sarah attended the introductory prerequisite training module in Imago relationship therapy, facilitated by Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt, along with Sophie Slade.
For therapy funded by private health insurance, she is registered with many providers including Allianz, Aviva 600067240, BUPA 30003277, Cigna 133418, Standard Life, Vitality/PruHealth, and WPA 920334556.
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.
I am an integrative psychotherapist with a particular interest in relational psychoanalysis. This means that I work looking at a person’s experiences of the past and of childhood and how these impact upon their present relationships.
This can illuminate patterns of behaviour or psychological difficulties which may have formed over time that contribute to finding things hard going, anxiety provoking or bleak. I have a background working in the criminal justice system but I retrained to become a psychotherapist when I found myself increasingly interested in the therapeutic elements of my work and as I gained experience proving that the crucible for change lies within the therapeutic relationship.
I completed my training in Intergrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at Regents University and am a Registered Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as well as a Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP); the leading professional bodies for psychotherapy in the UK.
I currently work as a psychotherapist within IAPT (NHS Primary Care) where I work with a range of patients referred to our service by GPs in Hounslow.
I also have many years’ experience working as a therapist in a women’s centre in Kingston Upon Thames. It is here that I have gained a particular interest in working with anxiety, trauma and abuse.