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Mind Studio Associated Practitioners

We, together with our associated practitioners, are dedicated to supporting you in your change. It is important with any therapy or treatment that your practitioner is highly experienced and appropriately qualified.  That is why we have carefully selected our practitioners and their models of therapy to provide complimentary approaches for mind and body wellbeing.  All of our practitioners are fully insured and members of professional bodies. Please read more about what they can individually provide and please contact them directly if you wish to find out more about how they work or to book a session.

If you are unsure as to the best approach for you then please get in touch and we will guide you in the right direction for you.

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Dr Matthew Pugh, BSc DClinPsy PGDip CPsychol AFBPsS

Matthew is a Senior Clinical Psychologist, Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, and Advanced Schema Therapist. He has over 10 years' experience working within both NHS and private settings.

Matthew is experienced in providing specialised and evidence-based talking therapies for a range of emotional difficulties including anxiety, depression, eating disorders (bulimia nervosa, binge-eating, emotional eating), negative body image, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties and childhood trauma. He offers an individualised and tailor-made approach to treatment which is guided by best practice guidelines and the latest developments in psychotherapy research. Above all, Matthew believes that a safe, collaborative, and trusting relationship should form the cornerstone of any treatment.

Alongside his clinical work, Matthew is an active clinical researcher and honorary lecturer with University College London. He has published a number of research papers and regularly presents at international conferences.

Matthew is accredited by the BPS, HCPC, and BABCP. In addition, he is a recognised provider with most healthcare insurers including Bupa, AXA, Aviva, and other groups.

Email:  or


Paulina Treanor


Paulina Treanor, MA (Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling), MA (Arts Psychotherapy), Foundation and Intermediate Certificate in Family and Couple Psychotherapy

I currently work privately with individual adults, children, adolescents and families.

Alongside my private practice, I work as an independent psychotherapist in schools across London, delivering individual one to one psychotherapy, assessments to young people and families. I also offer support and guidance to teachers, SLT and other staff members. In conjunction with this, I supervise and manage volunteers.

I am an experienced Integrative Psychotherapist.

I have worked in a variety of settings, some of my experiences include; children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, adolescents, families, adult mental health settings, NHS, drug and alcohol recovery settings, children and adults with learning disabilities. I also have extensive experience working with individuals who had experienced high levels of trauma and abuse.

Tel : 07768 277 328 or Email:  or


Dr Nicola Start, PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS. MSGCP.

Chartered Psychologist, Associate Fellow British Psychological Society (BPsS), Member Special Group of Coaching Psychologists, BSc (Hons) Psychology, MA (Psychoanalysis), MPhil (Research), PhD (Clinical Solutions)

Nicola is an experienced BPS  accredited Chartered psychologist with over 20 years experience. In addition, Nicola works extensively with multinational companies facilitating applied psychology and enjoys lecturing locally at Brunel University. She applies different therapeutic techniques to help individuals and couples with their life’s challenges, such as:
Anger management
Anxiety and panic disorders, (including OCD and PTSD)
Bi polar
Gender issues
And all life changes.

She would be delighted to have an informal chat or see you for an initial consultation at the Mind Studio.

Please contact her direct on - Tel: 07533 164997   or   Email:

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