About Us

The Chelsea Psychology Clinic was developed out of a passion to deliver high quality mental health care within a private setting. With 20+ years experience working within the NHS, our founders – Dr Elena Touroni and Dr Tom Pennybacker – are specialists in their respective fields. Their mission was to bring this same level of expertise to the private sector in order to offer high quality, evidence-based psychological and psychiatric care with the best outcomes.


At its heart, therapy itself is a human experience. We firmly believe therapy is most effective when it is personalised to fit the individual rather than the other way round. This is why all of our psychologists are trained in multiple therapy modalities and why we also offer a comprehensive assessment process.


But first and foremost, we want our clients to feel cared for from the first moment they enter the clinic and throughout their therapy journey. We’ve spent a lot of time creating a safe, welcoming environment where people feel held in mind and looked after. A place where you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing you’re not alone in it all anymore… We’re here to support and guide you to better mental wellbeing so you can unlock your full potential and become the best version of you.

Our Team

Io Vassiliadou
Dr Catherine Atnas
Dr Emma Smith
Dr Sarah Sproson
Dr Claire McDonald
Dr Emily Patel
Dr Emanuela Grima
Razeenah Mahomed
Fiona Grunschlag
Dr Lisa Cohen
Dr Adí Hannah Sela
Dr Eleanor Noone
Dr André Lynam-Smith
Dr Lucy Knowles
Gabi Colman
Joanne Hourihan
Dr James Bisby
Dr Reena Amin
Maria Amorim
Dr Rebecca Lockwood
Dr Alexandra Nicholson
Dr Maria Michalitsi
Dr Basma Abdalla
Dr Leslie Muetzelfeldt
Dr Polina Lukanova
Dr Emma Punter
Dr Louisa Reynolds
Sharon Gardner
Jodi Gomez
Sophie Arneil
Dr Eleni Panagiari
Dr Adam Duncan
Dr Sian Morris
Dr Kimberley Gin
Dr Laura McDermott
Dr Rowena Russell
Nethali Sabbah
Dr Sanj Parhar
Dr Maria Bermeo
Dr Marta Sosnowska-Conradi
Dr Elliot Huggins
Dr Maria Xenaki
Dr Claire McGoldrick
Calin Hopsitar
Dr Graham Pickup
Andrea Clares
Jacqui Finnigan
Aleksandra Petrovic
Dr Aishwarya Sambath
Dr Chiara Vari
Ian Wootton
Dr Louise Hood
Marina Milidou
Patricia Gibbs
Dr Raechel Horowitz
Dr Vanessa Griffin
Dr Oliver Bernath
Dr Cherilyn Lewis
Dr Stacie Tay
Dr Elena Touroni
Dr Anna Saunders
Dr Tom Pennybacker
Dr Steven Mahan
Dr Zoe Knight
Dr Panos Platanitis
Dr Alika Goodwin
Amy O’Gorman
Christi Corpus
Dr Claire McDonald
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Leading therapy specialists

Our team at The Chelsea Psychology Clinic are experienced psychologists and psychiatrists with long standing academic and NHS careers in addition to private work. We are experts in talking therapy and psychiatric medication.
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Carefully tailored therapy

We can offer effective treatment for stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and many other conditions and issues that trouble the modern world. We can help because we understand and will always match our approach to your needs.
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Best treatment outcomes

Talking to a professional can be helpful when you are feeling stuck in life. We only offer therapies that are proven to be effective. We achieve positive outcomes again and again because we are professional, caring, compassionate and invested in your well-being.

Our locations


Eaton Gate

2 Eaton Gate

Harley Street

Harley Street

100 Harley Street


Pont Street

45 Pont Street

Start your journey


Athena Lazaridou

Athena is a Pilates instructor with 8 years’ experience in the field. After completing a Power Pilates Mat Certification in Athens, she went on to complete the Full Comprehensive Classical Pilates Certification with Equinox in Kensington.  She has been teaching Pilates at Equinox for the past 6 years in addition to her own private clients who she trains both face to face and virtually.

Athena has a passion for helping people get stronger and fitter as well as helping those recovering from injury regain their strength and mobility.  Over the years, she has worked with athletes to incorporate Pilates into their training and improve performance. Athena has also worked with prenatal and postnatal women who may be experiencing depression or other mental health difficulties and used Pilates to facilitate a positive impact on their mental health.

Athena is very passionate about improving physical and mental well-being and has recently incorporated Sound Healing into her work, as she believes it to be one of the best ways of ‘letting go’ and releasing stale energy whilst increasing greater self-awareness.