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Welcome To Buckinghamshire Psychology

Buckinghamshire Psychology respects every client’s values and goals. Issues of difference in relation to sexual identity, gender, disability, religious belief and cultural background are worked with sensitively and without judgment.

The doctor-client relationship is the primary concern of our practice. Confidentiality is maintained to the highest of standards and addressed with clients continuously.

With an experienced team of Chartered Clinical Psychologists available in Central, North and West London, Buckinghamshire, Gloucester, Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire and East and West Sussex, we’re close at hand to help.

About Buckinghamshire Psychology

An experienced, caring and knowledgeable collective of qualified clinical psychologists.
We provide a wide range of psychological treatments.
We provide face-to-face individual therapy for psychological difficulties and interpersonal development.

Our consultants cover a wider range of areas including:

Buckinghamshire, West London, Central London, East Sussex. West Sussex and the surrounding areas.

A Range Of Treatments Designed To Help


Meet Our Team

Dr Shireen Saluja (Director)
Dr Shireen Saluja (Director)Chartered Clinical Psychologist
PsyD, CPsychol

Areas covered: Buckinghamshire, West London, and Central London

Dr Shireen Saluja is an experienced Clinical Psychologist, accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and The British Psychological Society (BPS). Shireen completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Midwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. She has worked with individuals from diverse backgrounds with a broad range of difficulties. Shireen has clinical experience working within the NHS as a Health Psychologist along with knowledge of Neuro-Rehab work with Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke patients.

In addition to her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Shireen has a Bachelor and Masters in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond Virginia and a Masters in Psychology from Midwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. She is bilingual and can converse fluently in Hindi and Punjabi. She has a significant interest in working with individuals suffering from childhood sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence, chronic pain, fatigue, terminal illness and anxiety. Additionally, she is well trained in various assessments related to cognitive impairments, personality disorders, memory, and trauma inventories.

Dr Pedro Areias Grilo
Dr Pedro Areias Grilo Chartered Clinical Psychologist
LicClinPsy PgDipNeuropsy MScNeurosc PsyD.

Areas covered: North and Central London

Dr Pedro Areias Grilo is a Consultant Clinical psychologist in Adult Neuropsychology working in the public and private sector. Dr Grilo has worked in community services and both secure and open hospital settings. He currently works in medium secure, locked rehab and intensive care for adults who present with complex mental health difficulties and forensic history. Dr Grilo has special interests in progressive and non-progressive neurological conditions and mental illness. He has published books and papers for international magazines, particularly about Dementia.
He is Honorary Tutor at Birmingham University and Honorary Lecturer at Porto University. He is currently developing research in operant conditioning, learning disabilities and brain injury.

Dr Harriot Garrod
Dr Harriot GarrodChartered Clinical Psychologist
Areas covered: Gloucester, Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire

Dr Harriet Garrod is a Consultant Counselling Psychologist with a total of 20 years experience working in psychiatric settings within prison, forensic, community and hospitals. She qualified as a Chartered Psychologist and HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist in 2010 and works with a variety of clinical populations including veterans and forensic patients. She enjoys spending time with her dog, writing and enjoys walking and keeping fit.

Dr Garrod is currently writing a book on managing self harming behaviours and is an Associate Fellow and Chartered Scientist of the British Psychological Society.

Dr Carla Matias
Dr Carla MatiasChartered Clinical Psychologist
PhD CPsychol

Areas covered: West London and Buckinghamshire

Dr Carla Matias is a Clinical Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care
Professions Council (HCPC) and a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

After qualifying as a Practitioner Psychologist (Forensic specialisation) in Portugal in 1999, Carla went on to complete a Masters in Criminology at Cambridge University in 2001 and a PhD in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at King’s College London in 2007. In 2015, Carla was also awarded the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology by Royal Holloway, University London.

Carla’s research background mainly focuses on developmental psychopathology and antisocial behaviour, parenting and attachment, and evidence-based assessment and intervention with at-risk families. Along with her research activities, Carla is also an experienced clinician, having worked with a variety of client groups including child and adolescent mental health, adult mental health, older adults and adults with learning disabilities in a variety of settings both in the private sector and the NHS.

Between 2014 and 2017, Carla worked in an NHS specialist community service providing assessments and evidence-based psychological therapy to young adults with first episode of psychosis and presenting with a range of comorbidities (e.g. anxiety/depression, personality and/or developmental disorders). Since 2017, Carla’s clinical activity has expanded to include working in inpatient and community rehabilitation services (both privately and in the NHS), providing highly specialist psychological input to adults presenting with more chronic mental health difficulties who are progressing towards independent living on a step-down basis. In the course of her specialist work, Carla has also completed a range of professional courses, including post-qualification training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis and Behavioural Family Intervention.

In line with her research background and specialist clinical experience, Carla’s main interests include working with individuals who have experienced traumatic and/or abusive childhoods, presenting with behavioural problems,

anxiety or mood disorders, and/or complex mental health difficulties. Carla is
also trained in the administration, scoring and interpretation of a range of childhood and adult mental health-based assessments.

Carla is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Sam Godwyn
Sam Godwyn Assistant Psychologist
BSc Psychology. MSc in Principles of Applied Neuropsychology.

Areas covered: Buckinghamshire, West London and Central London

Samantha Godwyn is an Assistant Psychologist with over four years of Clinical Psychology experience. After completing her BSc in Psychology from the University of York, she went on to complete a further MSc in Principles of Applied Neuropsychology.

Since that time Samantha has worked within various contexts, both within the NHS and in the charitable sector. She has significant experience working with those with physical and mental disability, including Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke Parkinson’s Disease, MS, and Dementia; she is therefore comfortable to tailor therapy for specific needs and abilities. She also has a breadth of experience working with Mental Health issues including anxiety, depression and phobias. Samantha is able to provide both individual and group support using techniques from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Relaxation, and Individual Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (iCST) amongst others.

Her particular interests include Neuro-rehabilitation and Neuropsychological testing, as well as facilitating relaxation and stress management groups. She is passionate about working collaboratively with clients to develop positive coping strategies and confidence, in order to achieve their therapeutic goals.

Dr Ravi
Dr Ravi
Ravi is a Health Psychologist, registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Chartered Member of the British Psychological
Society (BPS).

After completing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology Ravi went on to complete a masters in Psychology Health and Behaviour, a further Masters specialising in Health Psychology and completed the Professional Doctorate Programme in Health Psychology.

Ravi’s research background focuses on exploring female drinking behaviours within ethnic minority communities; looking at cultural boundaries, multiple identities, the internal recognition of religious values and external identification with modern British society. Ravi has also researched communication in health looking specifically at the barriers primary health care professionals have to overcome to open discussions about sexual health.

After completing her Doctorate, Ravi worked in the private sector carrying out specialist assessments and evidence-based psychological therapy to adults living with a mental health diagnosis and presenting with a range of comorbidities (e.g. anxiety/depression and/or physical health conditions such as diabetes, asthma, Parkinson’s) to help them progress from high intense living towards step down living. Ravi has worked in the field of mental health since 2011 and has experience working with patients with complex mental health difficulties such as paranoid schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, personality disorder and psychosis as well as relational problems such as anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.
Ravi is an experienced clinician, having worked with a variety of client groups including early intervention services, adult mental health and older adults in both the private sector and the NHS. Ravi has special interests in working with people with a dual diagnosis of mental health and physical health complexities. She has designed and delivered interventions to professionals to help improve physical health outcomes of those with a mental health diagnosis.

More recently, Ravi has been working in NHS community
services providing psychological therapy to the older adult population presenting with anxiety, depression and/or living with a cognitive impairment. In addition to her clinical work Ravi regularly provides training to organisations on topics such as mental health awareness, mental health crisis management and stress management. She also actively volunteers with charitable organisations in her psychologist role to provide support to individuals who may be experiencing emotional distress.

Ravi is also trained in the administration, scoring and interpretation of a range of childhood and adult mental health-based assessments.

Ravi is fluent in Punjabi.

Al Mayfield
Al Mayfield
Al Mayfield is a fully qualified Clinical Hypnotherapist and is a Validated Senior Practitioner with the therapy’s most recognized body The General Hypnotherapy Register. He also holds an N.H.S. provider number allowing Drs. and Dentists to refer patients for the therapy’s he offers.

He is the resident hypnotherapist at Champneys Tring, and holds clinics at KWest Hotel +Spa in London and Bodyworks in Chalfont St. Peter.

Using his various methods of solution based therapy, he has helped many people deal successfully with many of life’s challenges such as quitting smoking, weight issues, stress, phobias, confidence and depression.

He has also helped many young adults with anger challenges and in the difficult transition from adolescence into adulthood.

Al is also able to offer specific help with alcohol, substance, gambling and sex addictions.