Adult and Mental Health Services

Our Clinicians

  • Mr LJ Conradie

    CPsychol, AFBPsS

    Head of Adult Mental Health Services

    Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist

    Managing Director, Psicon Group

    Head of Neurorehabilitation at Psicon (NAP)

    Head of Occupational Health Services

    Mr Conradie is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society, he is a member of the Division of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology (DoN-member list of Neuropsychologists), the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists and the British Association of Business Psychologists.

    • Mr Conradie’s expertise includes occupational psychology, clinical psychology and neuropsychology, and medico-legal assessments, as well as individual client/patient assessments, treatment and rehabilitation. Mr Conradie also offers consultations to organisations and individuals (executive psychological coaching) on various aspects of psychological issues and advises stakeholders on risk issues. Mr Conradie has been registered as an expert witness to the courts since 2001 and regularly prepares reports in the field of clinical and neuropsychology.

      Mr Conradie’s psychological treatment modalities include CBT and Compassion Focused Therapy. 


      Mr Conradie trained as a Clinical Psychologist in South Africa and registered in the UK in 1988. He worked in a military hospital for two years and worked with soldiers with mental health problems and casualties of war.

      Previous to the establishment of Psicon, Mr Conradie joined the NHS in 1993 and worked as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Consultant Neuropsychologist. He was head of the East Kent Clinical Neuropsychology service (a NHS Service) for ten years where he was involved in the delivery of neuropsychological services and leading a community based multi-disciplinary rehabilitation team.

      Mr Conradie has lectured on various academic programmes including the Salomon's Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Programme as well as at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

      Mr Conradie qualified as a Clinical Psychologist from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and on the British Psychological Societies Specialist Register of Neuropsychologists. 

  • Dr Daniel William Simmonds

    D.Clin.Psych, CPsychol

    Chartered Clinical Psychologist

    Director, Psicon Group

    Head of Children, Young People and Family Services

    Head of Neurodevelopmental Lifespan Services

    Dr Simmonds is a Health & Care Professions' Council (HCPC) registered Clinical Psychologist who trained at University College London. He is registered with the British Psychological Society and has worked in Psychology for 12 years. He is a Director of the Psicon Group and has developed the Children, Young People and Family Service, Neurodevelopmental Lifespan Service and Talking Therapies @ Psicon Service. 

    • Dr Simmonds practices CBT, Narrative Therapy and systemic therapy with families, adults and children. His main areas of professional expertise are linked to his interest in systemic work, including working with adults with workplace-related mental health problems and with children who have school-related difficulties. In his adult occupational health clinics Dr Simmonds undertakes specialist assessment and treatment of employees with a range of emotional and mental health difficulties. In the Children, Young People and Family Service he has a lead role working with children and young people with a range of emotional and behavioural issues. He has expertise in cognitive assessment and has trained in the assessment of neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism. Dr Simmonds works across Kent and London with clinics in Canterbury and Harley Street. He also provides psychological support within Schools.


      Dr Simmonds is a keen student of psychotherapy and is always seeking to improve his practice. He is currently studying transdiagnostic approaches to psychological distress and is interested in Method of Levels as an approach to therpay.

      Dr Simmonds has a doctrate in Clinical Psychology from University College London. 

  • Skye Sayce

    CPsychol, MA, BA

    Clinical Psychologist

    Acting Clinical Lead in Adult Mental Health Services

    Skye Sayce is a clinical psychologist and chartered psychologist registered with the HPCSA, HCPC, BABCP and British Psychological Society. She completed her clinical training in South Africa, with her thesis focusing on Adult ADHD. Her previous work experience is in adult mental health and psychiatric rehabilitation, working with a wide range of mental health conditions including psychosis, depression and anxiety. She also has experience working within forensic settings. Skye is client-centred in her approach to therapy and has a special interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and CBT. She also has an interest in trauma and is trained in EMDR (level III). Other areas of interest are psychiatric rehabilitation and neuropsychology.  

    • Dr Claire Collins

      CPsychol, MA, BSc

      Chartered Counselling Psychologist

      Dr Collins is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist working within Psicon’s Talking Therapies NHS IAPT Service providing psychological therapy for adults presenting with a range of issues including depression and anxiety disorders.

      Dr Collins has significant experience of working with adults presenting with anxiety disorders, panic attacks, childhood sexual and physical abuse, depression, chronic pain, relationship issues, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), self harm, and substance abuse.

      She takes an integrative approach to her practice, drawing from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and psychodynamic and person-centred theories, which means she is  able to tailor therapy according to an individual’s presentation and unique experience.

      Dr Collins works with adults in a one-to-one therapeutic setting and has been involved with running groups such as Resilience in Parenting.

      • Sonet Strijdom

        CPsychol, M.Sc. (Clin Psych), M.Sc (Medicine)

        Clinical Psychologist

        Clinical Lead in Neuropsychology and Medico-Legal Services

        Mrs Strijdom is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist of the British Psychological Society. She is registered with the Health & Care Professions' Council (HCPC). She has worked in psychology for 22 years. Her areas of interest and specialty are Neuropsychology and Adult Mental Health. 


        Mrs Strijdom’s experience includes occupational psychology, clinical psychology and neuropsychology. She focuses on individual psychological and neuropsychological assessments, treatment of adult mental health problems and neurorehabilitation. She also offers consultations to adults in the field of autism spectrum disorder.

        • Dr Daniel Salter

          PhD, DClinPsychol., CPsychol., BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist

          Consultant Clinical Psychologist

          Dr Daniel Salter is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, and as Adult Mental Health Service Lead, he is responsible for the on-going delivery and development of the privately funded Adult Mental services offered at Psicon. He continues to offer mainly CBT treatment to clients within this service.

          • Dr Max Zöettl

            Consultant Psychiatrist

            Dr Max Zöettl is a Consultant Psychiatrist with expertise in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy. He practices a holistic approach that integrates medication, talking therapy and lifestyle intervention. He believes in going beyond the acute treatment of symptoms and enabling individuals to learn how to overcome past and present difficulties and lead healthy and emotionally balanced lives. 

            • Dr Zöettl works with a range of conditions including, depression and anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, drug rehabilitation, addictions, trauma, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anger management, obesity, stress, workplace stress, schizophrenia.

              Dr Max Zeöttl obtained his medical qualification in Freiburg, one of Germany’s most renowned medical faculties.

              He completed his training as a psychiatrist in Hamburg and Klingenmünster and his psychotherapist training at the Institute of Clinical Behavioural Therapy and the Heidelberg Psychodynamic Curriculum.

              In Klingenmünster Dr Zöettl established a pioneering treatment centre for opiate detoxification introducing the use of acupuncture, physiotherapy, aromatherapy and psychosocial interventions.

              Dr Zöettl worked in a small mental health unit of a general hospital as well as in a large psychiatric hospital including a forensic wing. There he integrated psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic approaches and studied the forensic implications of Adult ADHD. 

              In 2006 he accepted a post as a Consultant Psychiatrist in the NHS and became the first Early Intervention in Psychosis Consultant in Kent. In 2008 he became the Clinical Lead for Early Intervention and Rehabilitation Services in East Kent. In 2010 he was chosen as one of the Early Intervention in Psychosis Leads for the South East of England.

              Since 2012 Dr Zöettl has been concentrating exclusively on his private practice. This has given him time to further develop his special interests in Anxiety and Depression, Addiction, Adult ADHD, Obesity and Workplace Stress and Occupational Mental Health.


              Medical State Exam (Germany)

              Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist (Germany)

          • Dr Ash Sinclair

            DClinPsychol, Bsc (Hons)

            Chartered Clinical Psychologist

            Dr Ash Sinclair is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health Care Professions Council and the British Psychological Society.  She trained at the University of Edinburgh and has worked in psychology for 12 years.  Ash works in a client-centered way integrating different therapeutic approaches, in particular Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Compassion Focused Therapy.  Ash also works part-time for the NHS within a clinical health psychology service.