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Psychology and Counselling

Psychologists and counsellors aim to reduce psychological distress and to enhance the promotion of psychological well-being. They deal with a wide range of mental and physical health problems including addiction, anxiety, depression, learning difficulties and relationship issues. They can also help patients to deal with the physical symptoms of disease and chronic pain.

We offer a number of different forms of talking therapy at Core Clinics including Clinical Psychology, Performance Psychology, Counselling and EMDR (a treatment for PTSD and trauma).

Psychology – Dr John Baker

Our clinical psychologist Dr John Baker offers all new patients an initial assessment to investigate their situation and to discuss if and how clinical psychology might be helpful. Assessment may lead to advice, counselling or therapy.

Practitioner psychologists are regulated by the HCPC (

Performance Psychology and Mindset Coaching

Our performance psychologist Melissa Dhillon has particular expertise in supporting performers to attain their personal and professional goals. Melissa works with athletes, sportspeople, performance artists and individuals seeking to achieve high-performance in their professional lives. Working with a performance psychologist can help individuals to overcome performance issues, define and consistently move towards their personal goals and recover more quickly and completely from setbacks such as injuries.

Counselling – Alice Chance

Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a trained therapist listening to you and helping you find ways to deal with emotional issues. Sometimes the term “counselling” is used to refer to talking therapies in general, but counselling is also a type of therapy in its own right.

What Can Counselling Help You Cope With?

-A mental health condition, such as depression or anxiety.

-An upsetting physical health condition, such as infertility.

-A difficult life event, such as a bereavement, a relationship breakdown or work-related stress.

-Difficult feelings and emotions – for example, low self-esteem or anger.

-Other issues, such as sexual identity.

What Can You Expect From Talking Therapies?

In your appointments, you’ll be encouraged to talk about your feelings and emotions with a trained therapist, who’ll listen and support you without judging or criticising. The therapist can help you gain a better understanding of your feelings and thought processes and find your own solutions to problems. But they won’t usually give advice or tell you what to do. You may be offered a single session of counselling, a short course of sessions over a few weeks or months, or a longer course that lasts for several months or years. It can take a number of sessions before you start to see progress, but you should gradually start to feel better with the help and support of your therapist.

Get in touch

Core Clinics offer a unique, integrative approach to health and wellbeing and sports performance.

If you have a clear view about the type of treatment or the specific clinician or therapist you would like to consult, we will gladly arrange an initial consultation for you. If, on the other hand, you are unsure of what expertise or treatments might be most beneficial for you, please feel free to call or email us and we will be happy to discuss and advise.

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Core Clinics

Nunhold House
Hatton Technology Park
Dark Lane, Hatton
CV35 8XB

01926 801 111

SMS ‘CORE’ to 60075


Opening Hours:
Monday           7am – 8pm
Tuesday           7am – 7pm
Wednesday    7am – 8pm
Thursday         7am – 8pm
Friday               7am – 8pm


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For the last 5 or 6 years, I’ve basically had no problems with my back and I can now continue to train, basically, for as long as I can keep my energy levels up…as long as I keep seeing Stefaan every 6 to 8 weeks!

John Moreland
Got my life back

After 14 years of intense lower back pain and sciatica, I am now pain-free. I am even able to play golf which I thought would never be achievable. Stefaan and the Core team are brilliant at what they do and create a warm, welcoming customer experience. Their approach gave me confidence from the outset that they would achieve their goals and I’m pleased to say…they have.

Rob Pollard
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I have been visiting Charlie for a few months now, he makes you feel welcome and very comfortable. I came suffering from shin splints after a few sessions they have now gone. I can’t recommend him enough. Thanks!

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