How We Can Help

Did you know about our private clinic? We can help your patients quickly. Our clinicians are all highly experienced and worked for years in the NHS.

Sometimes the NHS is not giving your patients the service you would like. Do you think your patients would recover faster with more help for their depression and anxiety? Are they self-treating with alcohol or another substance?

We see self-payers and also the many patients who are insured either individually or by their employers.

Reliable access to a qualified clinician

Continuity of

Assessment by an expert from the start

A local

Close links between our psychiatrists and psychologists

Visits to your
practice if you
would like

Talks on
mental health

Meet the team

Margaret Ambrose

Practice Manager

Margaret is a qualified nurse who used to be deputy matron at the Cardinal Clinic, Windsor. Nowadays she does much of the business side of the practice. She answers the phone and arranges appointments. Her background in mental health nursing is very useful. If you are in doubt about a referral or want to speak to someone, give her a ring!

Dr Flavia Leslie, BA Hons., MBChB (Bhm.), MRCPsych, DRCOG.


She was a consultant psychiatrist for West Berkshire and South Oxfordshire for many years. Before a career in psychiatry she did a GP training, was a member of RCGP and worked as a GP.
Interests: assessment of psychiatric issues and treatment or referral where appropriate. Many conditions treated, including depression, anxiety, addictions, bipolar disorder, stress, personality issues, behavioural problems, eating disorders, employment problems, obsessive compulsive disorder, psychoses and the overlap between physical illness with psychological distress. When patients need an admission I refer them to the Cardinal Clinic and look after them there.

Dr Jeremy Harding MBChB (Leeds), MRCPsych


He was a consultant psychiatrist for the NHS in East Berkshire and later worked for KCA addictions service in Reading. Highly experienced in treating the elderly, the general adult population , armed forces veterans and substance misusers. He is willing to do home visits, especially to elderly patients. He is a vice-chairman of the South East Regional Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and is a governor of Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust.

Janet Kent MSc. (South Bank University, London) in Health Psychology, M.A. in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Reading University).

Counselling psychologist, general adult psychology.

Janet was a psychologist in the NHS, including the Reading alcohol service, for years. She wrote a book, Looking After your Mental Health (NHS Publications). She has presented papers on Behavior Change to the Royal College of Science in London. She sees patients on the Employee Assistance Programme and supervises other therapists. She lectures at London University on their M.A. programme in psychotherapy and marks M.A. Dissertations. She believes in cognitive behaviour therapy for some clients, but adapts her approach to suit each individual.
Her particular interests include working with depression, and anxiety, attachment issues, relationship problems, alcohol and drug problems, panic attacks and phobias.

Dr Monika Parkinson

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Dr Parkinson provides psychological assessment and treatment for adults and young people with a variety of emotional difficulties. She specialises in the treatment of anxiety disorders, PTSD and depression. Dr Parkinson is an accredited CBT therapist and is a member of the Health Professions Council and the British Psychological Society. She has worked in a number of settings, including NHS, specialist clinics and the University of Reading. In addition to her clinical work, Dr Parkinson has worked on large-scale treatment trials investigating child mental health treatments. She also provides regular clinical supervision, teaching and training to other mental health professionals.

Dr Lucy Willetts

Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Dr Willetts specialises in assessing and treating children and adolescents with anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. She is an accredited C.B.T. therapist and member of the Health Professions Council.
She worked in the N.H.S. for nearly 20 years, running a service for children and young people with anxiety and depression. She has published several books in the field and some research papers.
She also conducts medico-legal assessments, provides supervision to other clinical psychologists working privately with children and young people, and runs training programmes for mental health staff.

Also working with us are the following experienced clinicians:

Dr Fivos Cacoullis

Consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist.

Dr Tamsin Marshall

Consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist.

Dr Phil Moss

Consultant clinical psychologist for adults.

Helen Mackay

Counselling psychologist for adults.

Contact us now!

Theale Wellbeing Centre, 37 High Street, Theale, Reading, RG7 5AH

Tel : 07856 564 135 email :