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About Us

We are a group of qualified experienced clinical psychologists working as sole practitioners. We have all worked/still work in the NHS as well as in the private sector. For more details about each of us, please look under, services to the public page, under how to book an appointment and highlighted clinical psychologists: Dr Amy Elliott, Solihull/Knowle Clinical Psychologist

Founder, Dr Jurai Darongkamas, has extensive experience as a Consultant Clinical Psychologist.jurai2011photo

Jurai worked for the NHS for 33 years (started 1986), a consultant since 1998 and provides non-nhs work through this site. She always aims to provide a high quality service.

Jurai was responsible for leading and providing outstanding Clinical Psychology Services in a large geographical area for many years.

She has held various posts of additional responsibilities including: Chair, W. Midlands Division of Clinical Psychology, British Psychological Society (2014-17); Strategic Lead for an NHS Trust services for people experiencing relational and emotional self-management difficulties; Director, W. Midlands Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Practitioner course and; Specialist Advisor ( Jurai is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS). Jurai has received accreditation from the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT), the British Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (BABCP) and EMDR UK and Ireland.

She is a registered Practitioner Psychologist (HCPC) & Psychologist specialising in Psychotherapy, Senior Practitioner status. She has been accredited as a Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) therapist, supervisor and trainer; Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist; Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and; counselling psychologist. She also offers other psychological therapy approaches and is an experienced clinical and professional supervisor.

She is: Former Chair, W. Midlands Division of Clinical Psychology, British Psychological Society (2014-17); Former Strategic Lead for an NHS Trust services for people experiencing relational and emotional self-management difficulties; Former Director, W. Midlands Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Practitioner course and; Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS). Jurai has received accreditation from the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT), the British Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (BABCP) and EMDR UK and Ireland.

If you are a qualified Clinical Psychologist and/or Psychological Therapist interested in joining as an associate, do please email  We look forward to hearing from you. We are particularly looking for those with good experience, interested in achieving excellent outcomes and a high quality experience for those we serve. 

Jurai has variously published on several clinical and professional areas of interests (see below). Contact her via 

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    • Darongkamas, J., Dobel-Ober, D., Moody, B., Wakelin, R. and Saddique, S. (2020), "Training NHS staff to work with people with trauma induced emotional regulation and interpersonal relational difficulties (TIERI)...", The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.

    • Darongkamas, J, Dobel-Ober, D., Moody, B., Wakelin, R. & Saddique, S., Training NHS staff to work with people with Trauma Induced Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Relational difficulties (TIERI)...Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice (in press).

    • Darongkamas, J., Priest, H., Burns-Lundgren,E.,  Bradley, E. and Dobel- Ober, D. (in progress), “The road to maturing as a Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) therapist: Constructing Reformulation Diagrams”.

    • Darongkamas, J., Kiely, B., and Walker, M.J. (2016). A CAT envelope to deliver EMDR (Cognitive Analytic Therapy around Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, available at - For the PREPUBLICATION COPY (NOT COPY OF RECORD), click here to view
    • Darongkamas, J., Newell, A. Hewitt-Moran, T. & Jordan, S. (Jul 2015). Outcomes of cognitive analytic therapy delivered by trainees. Mental Health Today, 24-27.
    • Presented "Putting PROMS into practice” at Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health and Department of Health Quality & Outcomes Event, October 2014, Royal College of Psychiatrists.
    • Darongkamas, J., John C. & Walker, M. (2014), An eight-eyed version of Hawkins and Shohet's clinical supervision model: the addition of the cognitive analytic therapy concept of the ‘observing eye/I’ as the ‘observing us’, British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, Published online: Mar 2014.
    • Darongkamas, J. (April 2012), Roundtable discussant, expert panel member on Sport and Mental Health at the BPS Annual conference.
    • Presented at the Annual ACAT Trainers and Supervisors Event, (March 2012), London.
    • McFadyen, K., Darongkamas, J., Crowther-Green R. and Williams O. (2011). Primary care mental health workers' views of clinical supervision.The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist.  Published online: 12 October 2011, FirstView Article : pp 1-13, DOI: 10.1017/S1754470X11000055.
    • Darongkamas, J., Scott, H. and Taylor, E.  (2011). Kick-starting Men’s Mental Health: An Evaluation of the Effect of Playing Football on Mental Health Service Users’ Well-Being. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 13, 3, 14-21.
    • Above presented as poster at Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP), British Psychological Society(BPS), Annual Conference (2011) and in national BPS press release.
    • Darongkamas, J., Griffiths T. and Williams, O. (December 2010).  The West Midlands CAT Practitioner Course 2009-2011, Reformulation, 35, 41-44.
    • John, C. and Darongkamas, J, (Summer 2009). Reflections on our experience of running a brief 10-week Cognitive Analytic Therapy Group. Reformulation 23, 15-19.
    • Darongkamas, J. and Lorenc, L. “Going back to our roots”, (2008),The Psychologist, 21,12,1022-25.
    • Above translated into Polish (Charaktery).
    • Book Review. Clinical Psychology, Jan 2007, 169, 35.
    • Brown, B., Crawford,P. and Darongkamas, J., (2002), “Interdisciplinary work in community mental health, Nursing Times, 98(32),38-39.
    • Crawford, P., Brown, B. and Darongkamas, J., (2001), "Boundaries and blurred roles:  interdisciplinary working in Community Mental Health",Mental Health Care, 4, 8, 270-272.
    • Brown, B., Crawford, P., and Darongkamas, J., (2000), "Blurred roles and permeable boundaries:  the experience of multidisciplinary working in Community Mental Health".  Health and Social Care in the Community, 8, 6, 425-435.
    • Darongkamas, J., Madden, S., Swarbrick, P. and Evans, B., (1995), "The Touchstone therapy group for women survivors of childhood sexual abuse", Journal of Mental Health 4, 1, 17-29.
    • Darongkamas, J., Burton, M. and Cushway, D., (1994), "The Use of Personal Therapy by Clinical Psychologists working in the NHS in the UK",Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, International Journal of theory and practice, 1, 3, 165-173.
    • Presented as a paper at the Annual Division of Clinical Psychology conference (1994). Poster on the above presented at the annual conference of the Society of Psychotherapy Research, Ravenscar (1993) and at a psychotherapy seminar at the Uffculme Clinic, Regional Psychotherapy center (1992).


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