Our Clinicians

  • Mr LJ Conradie

    CPsychol, AFBPsS

    Head of Neurorehabilitation at Psicon (NAP)

    Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist

    Managing Director, Psicon Group

    Head of Occupational Health Services

    Head of Adult Mental 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

    Director

    Consultant Clinical Psychologist

    Head of Children, Young People & Family Services

    Head of Neurodevelopmental Lifespan Services

    Dr Simmonds is a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Clinical Psychologist who trained at University College London. He is registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and has worked in psychology for many years. He is a director of the Psicon group and has developed the Children, Young People and Family Services and Neurodevelopmental Lifespan Services. 

    • 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 therapy.

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

  • Dr Oluwafemi Ogunbona

    MRCPH, MBChB

    Medical Director - Children, Young People & Family Service

    Consultant Community Paediatrician

    • Ana Mendes

      D.Clin.Psych, CPsychol

      Clinical Lead for Children's Services

      Consultant Clinical Psychologist

      Ana is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who has worked for many years specialising with children, adolescents and their families in Child and Adolescent teams in the NHS in Kent.  She also works with adult individuals in her private work.

      Ana has taught at a Doctorate level on a Clinical Psychology training programme at Salomons and on the Masters in Developmental Psychology at the University of Kent. She is also an experienced Supervisor of other clinicians. 

      She has experience of working with most emotional  and mental health issues and she uses a range of therapeutic models to inform her clinical work.

      • Ana has a special interest in working with adolescents and young adults and also with children and adults who have experienced trauma.She has trained in EMDR. 

        Ana's approach is open and collaborative resting on the assumption that healing and solutions can be achieved through developing a shared understanding of the difficulties and by maximising and expanding existing resources as well as by learning new skills. She is particularly aware of the importance of developing a trusting relationship with the people she works with and how difficult this may be for people seeking help at a time when they may be feeling particularly vulnerable. Ana's relaxed optimism and warm manner usually work to give her clients a sense of hope which becomes the first step in effecting positive change.

    • Dr Sophie Parham

      BSc, D.Clin.Psych

      Clinical Psychologist

      • Sonet Strijdom

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

        Consultant 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 Yasmine Precious

          D.Clin.Psych, BSc (Hons)

          Consultant Clinical Psychologist

          Dr Yasmine Precious is registered with the Health & Care Professions' Council (HCPC). She has worked in psychology since 2001. Her areas of interest and speciality are Neuropsychology and Adult Mental Health.

          • Tania Allen

            Bsc, MRCSLT

            Consultant Speech and Language Therapist

            Tania has many years’ experience working with children and young people with a range of communication difficulties. This includes speech sound disorders such as Verbal Dyspraxia and language difficulties such as Specific Language Impairment. She has a strong interest in communication difficulties associated with developmental conditions such as Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder etc. 

            • Tania has extensive experience with the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and is part of Psicon’s multidisciplinary team in the assessment and diagnosis of Autism.

              Tania is able to offer Speech and Language Therapy support in a variety of ways depending on the needs of the child and family, for example this could be face to face therapy, input into the child's school / pre school or Parent Child Interaction therapy. 

              Tania is a Foster Parent and has a strong interest in the emotional and behavioural aspects of communication. She is able to work emphatically with families and help them to get the most from each interaction they have with their child.

          • Jo Black

            PhD, MSc, BA (Hons)

            Neurodevelopmental Lifespan Service Manager

            Research & Development Lead

            Based within the NDLS team, Jo Black works primarily with NHS contracts developing and implementing systems and processes, and analysing data. She also oversees research projects at Psicon, and work with colleagues to develop and improve our neurodevelopmental services. Dr Black also administers the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) as part of multidisciplinary ASD assessments.

            Ms Black has significant experience working in care and research settings with children and adults with ASD, intellectual disabilities, and mental health difficulties. She completed a PhD in Psychology researching visual attention in Autism at the University of Bath in 2015. Following this, she worked at the University of Kent as a Postdoctoral Research Associate investigating language processing in ASD before joining Psicon in 2018.