Our Team

About CURA

Cura is run by the Clinical Director Dr Louise Earley, Consultant Clinical Psychologist who offers assessment, therapy and supervision to a team of highly experienced psychologists and other mental health professionals who work for Cura and are all dedicated to the Cura values of compassion and quality care.

As well as child psychology services, Dr Earley also works with adults with psychological needs and accepts referrals from solicitors for psychological assessments and medicolegal reports for assessment of adults, children and families.

Our appointments are offered in our suite of therapy rooms, which are quiet and conveniently situated in Lichfield City Centre. Our rooms are a welcoming space for adults and children alike and we have a relaxed waiting area. Our location is easily accessible from Tamworth, Burton upon Trent, Sutton Coldfield and the surrounding areas. Home visits and school appointments can be discussed, however we would usually charge for the additional costs of travel time.

Meet the Team

Dr. Louise Earley

Dr. Louise Earley

Dr Louise Earley (BSc. hons, PDIP, DClin. Psych) is a consultant clinical psychologist who has worked in mental health since 1994. She is registered with the HCPC, the Practitioner Psychologist’s governing body.

Until 2013 Louise worked in the NHS and has led and managed therapeutic services for looked after children in the Midlands providing child psychology services, training, consultancy and supervision to professionals. Louise has also been employed as a part time lecturer in Clinical Psychology at the University of Birmingham. Louise began her private practice in 2010 and following its success established Cura. She has considerable experience of working with organisations including Local Authorities, schools and residential children’s homes providing psychology consultation, training and supervision.

Louise’s clinical specialties include therapy with children, adults and families. Louise utilises a range of approaches whilst drawing upon the underpinning principle of the influence of our early attachment relationships. She is trained in an extensive range of psychological interventions and assessment techniques including DDP, Theraplay, CBT and DBT. Louise has a special interest in the field of trauma including children and adults affected by abuse, attachment difficulties, looked after children and complex trauma. She also treats adults with Post Traumatic Stress as well as other psychological concerns.

Dr. Jess Moreland

Dr. Jess Moreland

Dr Jess Moreland (BSC hons, DClin Psy) is a senior Clinical Psychologist who has worked for the NHS with children, young people and their families since qualifying in 2007. She is registered with the HCPC, the Practitioner Psychologist’s governing body.

Jess is experienced in supporting children and their families with a range of mental health and emotional problems and with difficulties related to behaviours that challenge.

Jess specialises in the mental health care of children and young people with neurodevelopmental conditions (learning disabilities, autism and ADHD).

In clinical practice, Jess utilises behavioural, cognitive-behavioural, solution-focused and acceptance and commitment models of therapy. She has a special interest in the use of Mindfulness practice.

Dr. Andrew Brennan

Dr. Andrew Brennan

Andrew works in NHS practice as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in brain injury rehabilitation. He also holds a Masters degree in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Nottingham. Andrew works with adults and young people who have suffered from stroke, a brain injury from road traffic accidents, assault and other forms of head injury.

He also supports staff who care for patients who have been severely affected and require hospitalisation and longer term care. Andrew can provide stroke/cognitive assessments and recommendations for treatment and therapy. He can also offer consultation to staff teams.

Dr. Beena Parmar

Dr. Beena Parmar

Dr Beena Parmar (BSc. Hons, DClin.Psych) is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who has worked across the lifespan in the NHS. She is a registered HCPC, Practitioner Psychologist and a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society.

Beena is able to work with children, young people adults and their families. She has experience of working with a range of mental health difficulties including complex trauma, OCD, depression, anxiety and complex relational difficulties. She has a strong interest in working with complex trauma and applies a wide range of therapeutic interventions to support clients. These therapeutic models include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy. Beena has a keen interest in using an Attachment Model to formulate difficulties and strongly believes that a clear formulation guides intervention.

Beena works for the NHS within an adult mental health service and has experience of working within looked after children’s service. Beena has significant experience of working with multiple agencies to support positive outcomes for our clients.

Hafifa Habib

Hafifa Habib

Hafifa Habib (BA Hons/MSC/PG-DIP) Is a registered integrative therapist and a Counselling Psychologist in training (HCPC) who has over 15 years experience in working in various settings including schools, IAPT services, charities, NHS hospitals as well as private mental health services. She is registered with the BACP and BPS and working towards the HCPC accreditation.

Hafifa started her career working in school settings with young people and families in providing a therapeutic approach for a range of problems including anxiety, depression and neurodevelopmental issues (ADHD and ASD). Moving on to working in inpatient clinical settings with children and their families who have been diagnosed with genetic and various conditions.  Adopting a holistic therapeutic approach has enabled her to work successfully in providing appropriate transitions to home. Her Doctorate training has equipped her to work in various private settings with adults and young people with complex issues including trauma, OCD and relational issues.

Hafifa’s clinical specialties include therapy with adults, children and young people and working within an MDT using various modalities including CBT, CBT-E, Psychodynamic therapy, Humanistic values and Trauma- Focused approaches. Hafifa is equipped in using various psychological tools and is currently undertaking her own professional research.

Jennie Gough

Jennie Gough

Jennie is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked in various roles in the NHS, social care and private sector since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in 2007. Spending the start of her career in services for young people with severe mental health problems & community child & adolescent mental health service (CAMHS), she has a long-standing interest in the impact of trauma and early adversity on children, adults & communities. She is passionate about the power of relationships for children and families to promote recovery and healing from mental distress and trauma.

Jennie likes to work creatively to meet the needs of each individual child & family, drawing upon a range of approaches including DDP, EMDR and Theraplay.

Until recently Jennie worked in a Regional Adoption Agency in the West Midlands working both directly with families & running therapeutic parenting groups. In April 2022, Jennie began working independently to allow time to fully commit to therapeutic work with children and families.

Jennie has in interest on the impact of trauma on the body, as well as the mind. Outside of work she enjoys regular Yoga & Qi Gong practices and has recently trained to teach Yoga and Mindfulness to Children.

 Lynne Mitchell

Lynne Mitchell

Lynne is a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. She has a rich experience working with children, adolescents and young people, having worked for the NHS with children and their families since 2018 and with a background in education teaching A Level Psychology for Cambridge Assessment International Education.

In her therapeutic practice, Lynne works from a person-centred approach, using image, play and the creative arts therapies. Working through image and play enables us to communicate how we feel in a warm and safe environment and supports us to explore our emotional world. Lynne has a special interest in the use of mindfulness and draws on Buddhist psychotherapeutic ideas to inform her practice.

Lynne’s interest in somatic approaches to healing underpin her trauma informed work with relational and attachment trauma. Lynne is registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abides by their ethical framework.

Davinia Bailach Cabrerizo

Davinia Bailach Cabrerizo

Davinia is a Music Therapist and Creative Expressive Therapies graduate. She believes in the inherent and intrinsic qualities of the arts and music to aid communication, exploration of self, relationship building, and the construction of a healthier self.

In Music Therapy, her main work experience has been around trauma and learning disabilities with both adults and children. However, she also has experience working with grief and loss, autism, brain injury, and dementia.

As a therapist, she works from a person-centered and trauma-informed approach. Davinia is a registered therapist under the Health Care Professions Council.

Abigail Wileman

Abigail Wileman

Abigail is a recent graduate of neuroscience from Aston University who has completed a placement within the NHS.

She works with patients who require rehabilitation due to a brain injury caused by road traffic accidents, assaults and other types of brain injury.

Abigail supports the team at Cura liaising with schools and families and carries out cognitive assessments and other responsibilities under supervision.

Debra Garbett

Debra Garbett

Debra joins our team as a Virtual PA. She is a skillful and dedicated Virtual Assistant with over 20 years of experience in the Administrative and Office Management field and extensive experience in the coordination, planning, and support of daily operational and administrative functions.

Cura Psychology

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35 Lombard St
Lichfield WS136DP

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