Our Professionals

Here at Khiron Clinics, all our professional staff are dedicated to helping our patients overcome the debilitating symptoms of trauma. Our clinical leadership team have decades of experience within the trauma and mental health fields, and are supported by world class advisers and a robust corporate and clinical governance structure, ensuring they can provide the best treatment possible for our patients.

Our Innovative programme of nervous-system informed therapies is advised by Bessel van de Kolk, Stephen Porges, Deb Dana, Janina Fisher and Licia Sky. Our advisers contribute to the direction, innovation and supervision of Khiron Clinics. They are not employed by Khiron Clinics and are not individually responsible for the service delivery at the clinics.


Professor Rex Haigh

Professor Rex Haigh is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrist and an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist who has been fascinated by therapeutic communities since learning his psychiatry in one, as an Oxford medical student.
His professional background is general practice, psychiatry, psychotherapy and group analysis. He has been an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist since 1994 and worked with the Department of Health as Clinical Advisor for the National Personality Disorder Programme.
Rex is the Honorary Professor of Therapeutic Environments and Relational Health in Nottingham University’s School of Sociology and Social Policy and leads the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Enabling Environments project. He is the chair of The Growing Better Lives social enterprise, which won the Royal College of Psychiatrists 2014 Sustainability Award, and is part of the Institute of Mental Health’s Social Futures Centre as an Integrated Research Group. Rex is the Medical Director of Khiron Clinics, a non-executive member of the Board of Directors, and the Chair of the Ethics and Governance Board.


Mary MacCallum Sullivan

Mary is an senior UK psychotherapist, registered with the UKCP and a COSCA accredited trainer, who specialises in organisational dynamics in the field of talking therapy. She is a former Acting Academic Head of the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology at Regent’s College and a former Honorary Secretary of the UKCP.

She is an expert in the organisational frame in mental health and supervises Khiron House’s overall frame management and development. Mary is a member of the Ethics and Governance Board.


Prahlad Ilex Galbiati

Prahlad is a Biodynamic Craniosacral therapist and a Somatic Experiencing practitioner. Drawing from his background in spiritual development, meditation an orientation to wholeness are an intrinsic aspect of his work.

Over the last twelve years he has supported people with a variety of conditions including chronic disease, abuse, addiction and terminal illness. He is registered with the Craniosacral Association and is the Clinical Director of Khiron Clinics.


Tracey-Lee Austin

Tracey has a Masters degree and a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and is HCPC registered. She has a diploma in Schema Therapy and has completed Sensorimotor Training Level 1. Her background is in working with Complex PTSD, Dissociative Disorders, Mood and Anxiety disorders, Attachment disorders, Personality disorders, and Psychosis, drawing from a variety of approaches including Polyvagal Theory, Schema Therapy, IFS, Sensorimotor and Somatic therapies, Mindfulness, and Structural Dissociation. Tracey is the Clinical Lead at Khiron Clinics.


Sarah Jane Wilson

Sarah Jane is a certified Sensorimotor, Internal Family Systems and Embodied-Relational Psychotherapist. She has worked for organisations specialising in addictions, abuse and trauma since 1998 after initially training as a Social Worker to work with addictions. Her interest in body work has led her to studying Shiatsu, yoga and auricular acupuncture. She has also managed a Counselling service and Counselling organisation.


Tom Gold-Blyth

Tom teaches Tai Chi, and, with 20 years of practice, is an ‘inner circle’ student of Master San Gee Tam and a leader in the Golden Flower School. The deep knowledge passing to him is the synthesis of lineage Tai Chi from renown Masters. He teaches Tai Chi as a method developing of physical ability, energy and spiritual insight. Having studied Standing Qigong through ongoing daily practice for 15 years, he practices a variety of Forms, Exercises, Meditations, Breathing and most importantly Being Here Now! He aims to inspire people on their path of growth.


Grace McIntyre

Grace is an Integrative Art Psychotherapist, on completion of her MA degree, she registered with UKCP, HCPC, BACP and BAAT (The British Association of Art Therapists). Grace has completed Sensorimotor training Level One in 2019 and attended trauma informed conferences throughout the last year delivered by Deb Dana, Janina Fisher and ICADD. In her practice she works with an integrative theoretical model woven alongside the use of the expressive arts. Through the expressive arts Grace facilitates connection with an individual’s visual, bodily and relational experience, leading to a bespoke understanding of their therapeutic process.

In the past she has worked with complex behavioural needs and disabilities within adolescents and adults, as a group facilitator in a Therapeutic Community for EUPD, on secure wards for elderly patients supporting them to access connection with arts and self-expression and as a Trauma Therapist at Khiron Clinins since November 2018.


Rebecca Leakey

Rebecca is passionate about the field of therapy. Her passion and enthusiasm comes from her own personal experiences and witnessing the transformative power of this work. After completing her BSc in Psychology Rebecca spent time in Asia, learning and practicing different methods and therapeutic approaches orientated in Eastern philosophy, including energy based psychotherapy, meditation and yoga. These experiences were growth promoting and continue to influence Rebecca’s work. 

Rebecca has completed an MSc in counseling psychology and is a registered member of the BACP. Rebecca continues to develop and expand her knowledge in body-orientated therapy and sensorimotor psychotherapy. Rebecca has experience working with addiction, trauma and other complex issues in both residential and in the community settings.


Maren Masino

Maren is an American Sensorimotor Psychotherapist, with a background in Addictions Treatment, Eating Disorders, Dissociative Disorders, PTSD, and Attachment-related injuries.She has her M.S. in Clinical and Counselling Psychology and a B.A. in Theatre.

Maren has previously worked at many clinics in the United States as a Primary Therapist and Program Director. She strives to deliver a personalized, hybrid approach to therapy, utilizing and drawing from: IFS, Sensorimotor and Somatic therapies, Mindfulness, the Comprehensive Resource Model, Psychodrama, Theatre, animals, play, and Structural Dissociation. In Los Angeles, she created a trauma-informed Wolf Therapy program for Adults, which used the power of connection with others and self to facilitate healing. Maren is a therapist and consultant to Khiron Clinics.


Paula Biles

Paula Biles is both a certified Sensorimotor and a certified Internal Family Systems therapist, EMDR practitioner and integrative psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor. She is a registered member of both the UKCP and BACP and works in our outpatient clinic. She has worked with anxiety and depression in traumatised clients for over twelve years in a variety of settings. She has a wide range of knowledge and experience in working with complex (developmental) PTSD and incident trauma, attachment and dissociative disorders in both adults and young people. She is interested in integrating new approaches and neurobiological advances into therapeutic treatment.


Aleka Loutsis

Aleka has worked as a dramatherapist and dance movement psychotherapist in education, social services and NHS Forensic Services. She is currently employed by the NHS in Acute and Community Mental Health Services and also with the National Specialist Service for Personality Disorders. Aleka teaches on the MA in Drama and Movement therapy training in London and also guest lectures nationally and internationally. Aleka has been actively promoting an embodied approach to therapy drawing on her clinical work, research and specialist training in the treatment of trauma. Aleka is accredited by BADth, HCPC, ADMP and UKCP.


Philippa Smethurst

Philippa is a counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor with over twenty years’ experience. Her original training in Integrative Psychotherapy was at the Metanoia Institute in London. She is a Senior Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with BACP and registered with UKCP. Philippa has been immersed in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for the last three years and has co-developed a listening service for migrants at a project at St Martin-in-the Fields in Central London, drawing on sensorimotor thinking.


Luciana Fondaras

Luciana is a Somatic Experiencing practitioner and a psychotherapist. She has a Masters Degree in Jungian Psychodynamic Psychology and training in Parent-Infant Psychotherapy. She specialises in developmental trauma and its impact in adult life, and aims to integrate the recent neurobiological research regarding trauma and emotions in her work. She draws on a variety of approaches and is passionate about integrating mindfulness and body based therapy to further our healing process. As well as her practice with adults she also works with parents and infants, some of the time in this field spent working at Northwick Park Hospital and at Kids Company.


Lindsay Percival

Lindsay is a transpersonal psychotherapist registered with the UKCP and a Reiki Master / Teacher with over 14 years’ experience working with individuals and groups. Essential to her work is a mind, body, spirit approach to healing trauma which she believes can often be a pathway to profound personal transformation. She uses mindfulness, dream work, creative imagination and energy healing, combined with trauma-focused psychotherapy, in a blend that is right for each person. Lindsay is also a Clinical Supervisor having trained at the Psychosynthesis Trust in London.


Romana Akram

Romana Akram is the Managing Director of Khiron House. She is based at the residential clinic. Prior to joining the Khiron House team she worked in a residential setting, caring for the elderly, and then she joined a publishing firm as a business systems coordinator. Romana has a special interest in implementing new procedures to maximise efficiency. Romana has an MBA and is a member of the Board of Directors.


Benjamin Fry

Benjamin is a psychotherapist, accredited by the BACP, who contributes to the media in the UK and is politically active in lobbying for better access to better treatment for all sections of society, working with the Centre for Social Justice and through Khiron House’s social enterprise Get Stable. He set up Khiron House after experiencing serious mental illness in 2009 and not receiving effective treatment for it in the UK. He is the Founder of Khiron House and the non-executive Chair of the Board of Directors.

Professional memberships

We work with members of respected organisations to deliver our services.

We are here to help

If you have a client, or know of someone who is struggling, reach out to Khiron.
We believe that we can stop the revolving door of treatment and misdiagnosis by providing effective residential and outpatient therapies for underlying psychological trauma, stress and breakdown.

Allow us to help you find the path to effective, long lasting recovery.
For information, call us today.

Call any time UK: 020 7467 8368 US: (866) 801 6184