The team

Philip Trenchard

Philip has been in practice in Psychotherapy and Systemic Family Therapy for 25 years, developing a working style which is warm, approachable and based on integrating different models of therapy, according to the needs of the client. He has worked in the private sector, voluntary sector and the NHS, and has built up a reputation in the field for his ability to form strong working alliances with his clients, even those who have previously been resistant to the idea of therapy.Philip has also established a successful busy practice in London working with a wide range of family and relationship issues. His private work is known as The Trenchard Practice. More info on Philip Trenchard

Dr Lucy Arnsby-Wilson

Dr Lucy Arnsby-Wilson

For 10 years she has worked in the NHS in mental health services with young people and adults. Lucy has had extensive experience working with children and young people with developmental differences, such as Autism and ADHD as well as young people with learning disabilities. More info on Dr Lucy Arnsby-Wilson.


David Behrens

David Behrens bring his expertise in offering holistic treatment for Stress Management, Mental Health and Substance Abuse.  He has developed Mindfulness -based programs which offer tools and practices of Mindfulness.   These programs are now part of the yearly curriculum for the NHS Severn & Wye Recovery College,  the Nelson trust for abstinence-based treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, and one to one clients throughout England. He brings his over thirty years of study, practice and teaching of Mindfulness Meditation. David shares a Homeopathic practice with his wife Katja Behrens. More info on David.

Katja Behrens

Katja Behrens is a Physiotherapist, Massage Therapist, CranioSacral Therapist and Homeopath.
CST (Cranio-Sacral Therapy) and Massage Therapy are beneficial and important adjuncts to Family Therapy. Both adults and young people going through difficult times tend to hold stress in the physical body in various ways. The holistic approach that Katja brings to families recognises that emotional and physical well-being are interconnected. Our state of health is the accumulation of everything that has happened to us, how we interact with the world, and the body is a coherent living unity connected with the wider environment. More info on Katja Behrens


Roger Duncan

Roger Duncan, MSc, trained as a biologist, Waldorf educator, and wilderness rites of passage guide before becoming a Systemic Family Therapist. He was one of the pioneer tutors of the Ruskin Mill Education Trust, working for ten years as the woodland manager setting up the Woodland curriculum, wilderness experience and transition programs. More info on Roger Duncan.

Ali Simons

Ali Simmons

Ali has worked as a private psychotherapist with individual clients, and as a group psychotherapist using Psychodrama. In this context Ali has also worked with the Knowle West Community Health Park, Dorothy House Hospice, and in residential settings for addiction recovery clients. Ali holds a Diploma in Drama Teaching, Psycho-Social Nursing, Counselling from BCPC, Psychodrama and is a Registered Mental Health Nurse. She is also a member of the British Psychodrama Association.