Our approach

At The Grove, therapy with one of our team of dedicated psychotherapists will provide you with a safe setting in which you can explore personal, relationship or work issues in a supportive environment. We are are committed to working professionally and confidentially with you, aiming to improve your mental wellbeing and quality of life.

The Directors

Three of The Grove’s directors are psychotherapists who are accredited by their professional association(s): Elliot DavisSarah Paton Briggs, Robert Rees. These directors practise at The Grove in Wimpole Street.

Accredited therapists have been awarded accredited status by their professional association(s); as such, they represent the more highly experienced and more well-trained members of their profession. Our online booking system shows available appointments »

Dr James Kustow, the fourth director of The Grove, is a consultant psychiatrist, who also trained in nutrition, psychotherapy and EMDR. Dr Kustow sees patients at hos clinic which is located at 127 Harley Street, W1. In his role as Medical Director of The Grove, Dr Kustow’s expertise in mental health and medication is a welcome addition when required, in providing greater breadth alongside our psychotherapy skillset.

Professional standards

All our psychotherapists at The Grove adhere to the strict code of ethics and undertake ongoing clinical supervision and regular additional skills training, as appropriate to their individual areas of practice.

At a minimum, we are fully qualified and members of at least one professional body, such as British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), The College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy  (COSRT), or British Psychological Society (BPS), or registered with United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

The Grove’s wider practitioner network

There is also a network of other therapists practising at The Grove, consisting of talented and experienced practitioners. Most are accredited therapists who have been awarded this enhanced status by their professional association(s). Some are qualified therapists, which means they have completed a training which is recognised by their professional body.

For specialised work, such as trauma therapy, corporate projects or insurance work, The Grove also draws upon a network of highly experienced clinicians who usually also work in private practice. This network includes psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, traumatologists, as well as therapists who speak languages other than English. Our practitioner network embraces diversity in our client base, since our clinicians are experienced in culturally diverse settings.

The Grove’s network of specialist practitioners also involves established referral links with other clinicians in private practice:

  • Psychiatrists including Dr James Kustow, Dr Christos Dimitriou, Dr Shruthi Guruswamy.
  • Chartered psychologists.
  • Traumatologists: trained trauma therapists providing a systematic treatment approach for trauma and PTSD, using evidence-based protocols according to the client’s clinical need, which may draw from a range of approaches including: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), Imagery Rescripting & Reprocessing Therapy (IRRT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).
  • Therapists working in languages other than English.
  • Specialists in working with children and young people and families, including systemic family psychotherapists, child and adolescent therapists, clinical psychologists.