About Us

Therapeutic Approach

We are able to offer both long and short-term psychological therapy.
We are trained in various psychological approaches:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a talking therapy that can help manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave.
It is most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression but can be used for lots of other mental and physical health problems.
CBT is based on the concept that your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and actions are interconnected, and that negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle.
Unlike some other talking therapies, CBT deals with your current problems, rather than focusing on issues from you past.

Compassion-focused Therapy (CFT)

CFT aims to help promote mental and emotional healing by encouraging people during therapy to be compassionate towards themselves and other people. Compassion, both towards the self and towards others, is an emotional response believed by many to be an essential aspect of wellbeing.
CFT is grounded in current understanding the basic emotional regulations systems:  the treat and self-protection system, the drive and excitement system, and the contentment and social safeness system.  
Treatment sessions highlight the association of between these systems and human thought and behaviour.
The aim of CFT is to bring these three affect systems into balance.

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT is an action-orientated therapy that stems from traditional behaviour change and CBT.
In therapy, clients learn to stop avoiding, denying, and struggling with their inner emotions and, instead, accept that these deeper feelings are an appropriate response to certain situations that should not prevent them from moving forward in their lives.
With this understanding, clients begin to accept their issues and difficulties and commit to making necessary changes in their behaviour, regardless of what is going on in their lives, and how they feel about it.  

Art & Creative Therapies

Art and creative therapies are treatments which involve are activities within therapy sessions.
You don’t have to have any skills or experience in art.
It can allow you to communicate thoughts and feelings that you find difficult to put into words.
You can talk through images and different art forms with your therapist and discover new ways understanding and coping with your difficulties.

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic therapy is a form of talking therapy which focuses on unconscious processes as they are manifested in the client’s present behaviour.
The goals of psychodynamic therapy are client self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on present behaviour.
A psychodynamic treatment enables the client to examinee unresolved conflicts and symptoms that arise from past dysfunctional relationships and manifest themselves in the need and desire to engage in problematic patterns of behaviour.

Systemic Therapy

Systemic therapy seeks to understand the individual in relationship with others, rather than in isolation.
The individual is regarded as part of a larger unit or system, for example, a couple, a family, an organisation or a community.
Systemic therapy seeks to identify deeply entrenched patterns within an individual’s relationships and also with family members.
The process helps uncover the ways in which members communicate and behave within a system, based on beliefs about their respective roles.

Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)

Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR) is a therapy that aims to help you properly process traumatic memories, reducing their impact and helping you develop healthy coping mechanisms.

Our Experts

Dr Christopher McCormack

Clinical Psychologist
BSc (Hons) MSc DClinPsych CPsychol

I am a Clinical Psychologist who offers psychological assessment and treatment for a wide range of difficulties. In my NHS posts, I work in an HIV & Sexual Health service and a specialist mental health team that provides input to inpatients and outpatients struggling with physical health problems. I am particularly experienced at seeing individuals and couples struggling with sexual difficulties, such as painful sex or unreliable erections. I also have a specialist interest in anxiety disorders and the application of cognitive behavioural therapy in their treatment.

I have completed doctoral-level training in multiple therapeutic approaches: psychodynamic, systemic and cognitive behavioural therapies. This means that I can draw on a wide range of psychological theories and treatments to make sense of your difficulties and plan a tailored treatment plan that is effective.

In addition to a holding a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a MSc in Health Psychology, I am currently completing clinical training in psychosexual and relationship psychotherapy. I have also completed additional trainings in EMDR therapy and administering the ADOS-2, which is an assessment for Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

I am a Chartered Psychologist and hold Full Membership to the Division of Clinical Psychology with the British Psychological Society. I am registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and hold trainee membership with the College Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT).

Meryem (May) Adem

Integrative Psychotherapist & Art Therapist

As an Integrative Psychotherapist and Art Therapist I can support you in overcoming a range of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, trauma, sexuality and sexual identity issues, sexual dysfunctions including unreliable erections, delayed ejaculation, low desire, painful sex, vaginismus and orgasm difficulties.

I work with a range of adults from diverse backgrounds in a relational, personable and professional manner. I offer both talking and creative therapies and tailor my approach to support you and your individual needs.

I have been a qualified Integrative Arts Psychotherapist for 9 years and currently completing additional training to specialise in sex and relationship psychotherapy.

I am a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I abide by their code of ethics. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a trainee member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT).

Christopher Harris

Counselling Psychologist
BPsySc (Hons) MPsych (Couns)

Christopher has over 10 years experience working as a Counselling Psychologist. Originally trained as a Psychologist in Australia, Christopher holds a Masters of Counselling Psychology. He is registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Counselling Psychologist and maintains registration as a Psychologist in Australia (AHPRA).

Christopher has a friendly and down to earth approach, focusing on developing a positive and trusting relationship with you. He has worked for the NHS, non-profit/charity and private sectors.

Christopher has a specialist interest in anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, gender and sexuality issues, addiction, relationship issues, autism spectrum disorder, personality disorder, sleep, and stress management.

Christopher is trained in various psychological treatments, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy.


The cost of our sessions reflects the exceptional high standards that you can expect from Finding Sense and the level of training and experience by our experts.

Reaching out and starting therapy can be a big step and we appreciate the importance of the relationship and fit between you and your chosen therapist. At Finding Sense, we offer a complimentary online session (15 minutes) so you can meet the therapist and get a sense of working with them, before committing to starting therapy.

Some of our experts are registered with health insurance providers (such as Vitality, AXA PPP, WPA, Cigna and Healix) and we may therefore be able to offer our services without you having to pay yourself.

For services provided by a psychologist, our self-funded clients can expect to pay £120 for individual sessions and £150 for a couple/poly-structured session. Each session will last 50 minutes.

For services provided by a psychotherapist, our self-funded clients can expect to pay £100 for individual sessions and £120 for a couple/poly-structured session. Each session will last 50 minutes.