Our Team

Avy Joseph

Avy Joseph is Director and Co-founder of CCBT and City Minds. He lectures on a number of the courses. He is a registered and accredited CBT therapist with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) with an MSc in REBT and is a board accredited member of Association of Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (AREBT). He has a private practice in Central London.


Maggie Chapman

Maggie is a Director and Co-founder of CCBT and City Minds. She is a lecturer and head of assessment for the college. Maggie qualified as an accountant working in the City. She then qualified as a bereavement and trauma counsellor before further developing her skills to work with adolescents. She has private practices in Central and at White Hart Lane Clinic in Barnes South West London.


Beverley Harper

Beverley Harper is a senior lecturer, student liaison officer and Bath regional manager. She has studied cognitive behavioural psychotherapies gaining a diploma and a MSc. in REBT from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Additionally she works in the corporate sector training senior managers in coaching skills. She has a private practice in Bath and Frome in Somerset.


Ian Martin

Ian Martin is a senior lecturer teaching the diploma courses. Ian retrained as a psychotherapist aged 50, following a lengthy career in theatre. He completed his MSc in REBT at Goldsmiths. He works as a REBT psychotherapist in the Therapy Department at the Priory Hospital in Roehampton. He runs a REBT based weekly ‘Self Acceptance Group’ at the Priory and runs a busy private practice in London.


Moya Layton

Moya is a tutor and lecturer. She graduated with a BSc in Nutritional Therapy from the University of Westminster where she was awarded the Nutri Prize for “Clinician of the Year”. She is a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy and is approved by the Nutritional Therapy Council. She has an MSc in REBT from Goldsmiths College and specialises in working with IBS.



Joy Baines

Joy Baines is a lecturer at the college. She is also a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist, Life Coach, NLP practitioner, and Meridian Therapist. Joy has an MSc. in Applied Immunology from Brunel University and has worked for over thirty years in the NHS as a Senior Biomedical Scientist, specialising in haematology and immunology. She runs a private practice in South East London.


Guest Lecturer – Windy Dryden

Windy Dryden is Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London. He lectures on the Cognitive Behaviour courses at CCBT. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. He is a Fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute and a Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. To date he has authored and edited over 160 books.


Dr Claude Botha

Dr Botha is the college’s medical advisor. He is a clinical research fellow at The Wingate Institute for Neurogastroenterology, Queen Mary College, University of London. His background is in psychiatry, being registered with the Royal College of Psychiatrists and General Medical Council. He specialises in gut disorders and is trained in clinical hypnosis, cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy, EMDR, CBT and CAT.


Dr Jennifer Gomborone

Jennifer is a clinical advisor. She is a consultant chartered psychologist and is based at the London Medical Centre. She is also an honorary senior research Fellow in the Centre for Gastroenterology, within the Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry. Her clinical and research interests are irritable bowel syndrome and post viral chronic fatigue syndrome.


Angela Giuliani

Angela is both an experienced teacher and lecturer. Angela is a qualified teacher and NLP Practitioner, holding a Cert. Ed. and a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Psychology, as well as a Diploma in Hypnosis and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy. She has twenty seven years experience in education, as a class teacher in mainstream and special schools. She has a private practice in Surrey.


Carla Shehfe

Carla is a visiting lecturer at CCBT. She first started in psychology more than fifteen years ago when she graduated with a BA in psychology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She obtained her MSc in REBT from Goldsmiths College. A qualified clinical and cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist, Carla now heads up the psychological clinical team in Beirut, Lebanon.


Suzy Dittmar

Suzy is is a visiting lecturer for the college and a qualified cognitive behavioural therapist and hypnotherapist. She has an MSc in REBT, from Goldsmiths College, University of London and an accredited member of the BABCP. She works as a therapist in private practice in Central London and at the Priory Hospital in Roehampton. She has also worked at a charity for people with long term drug and alcohol problems.


Nicola Todd

Nicola Todd is a tutor for the college. She has an MSc in REBT from Goldsmiths College. She is a Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist and Cognitive Behaviour Therapist working within the NHS under the IAPT programme as well as running a busy private practice in Kingston upon Thames. She specialises in the treatment of performance anxiety (stage fright, interviews, presentations, examinations).

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