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). He has an MSc in REBT from Goldsmiths College and is a board accredited member of Association of Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (AREBT). He is accredited by the National Counselling Society (NCS) and is a Fellow of the National Hypnotherapy Society (HS). Avy has authored several books on CBT and REBT. 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 is an Accredited Registrant of  the National Hypnotherapy Society (HS). Maggie has co-authored books on CBT and REBT with Avy Joseph. She has private practices in Central and South West London.

Beverly 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. She is an Accredited Registrant of the National Counselling Society (NCS). She is an Accredited Registrant of the National Counselling Society and of the National Hypnotherapy Society (HS). Additionally, she works in the corporate sector training senior managers in coaching skills. She has a private practice in Bath and Frome in Somerset and works at the Priory Hospital in Bristol where she runs a REBT based weekly Mindfulness group.

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 is an Accredited Registrant of the the National Hypnotherapy Society (HS). 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 at CCBT. 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” and is a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy. She is an Accredited Registrant of the National Hypnotherapy Society (HS) and an Accredited Registrant of the National Counselling Society (NCS). She has an MSc in REBT from Goldsmiths College and specialises in weight loss and the treatment of IBS. She has private practices in both the West End and North West and Central London.

Rowanne Mackie

Rowanne Mackie is a lecturer at CCBT . She is a graduate of the College, an Accredited Registrant of the National Counselling Society (NCS) and Member of the Association of REBT (AREBT). She is also a clinical and cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist as well as an experienced coach and Mindfulness teacher (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) having trained with Bangor University. Prior to training in these fields, Rowanne enjoyed a successful career in both the public and private sectors gaining a solid background in training, mentoring and coaching.  Rowanne runs a busy private practice in Central London and specialises in working with anxiety-based issues, anger management, codependency and low self-esteem.

Philip Naniewski

Philip Naniewski is a lecturer at CCBT and a graduate of the College. He is a member of the British Society of Hypnosis, General Hypnotherapy Register and the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council. Philip is also a qualified Clinical and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist and an experienced Mindfulness Coach. Prior to training in these fields, Philip had a successful career in the public sector where he held senior roles in marketing, business development, governance and programme development. Philip volunteers with Body & Soul providing therapeutic support to vulnerable adolescence and adults and delivering workshops on stress awareness, pain management and mindfulness. Philip runs a private practice in Central London (Farringdon) providing solution-focused therapy and specialises in anxiety-based issues.

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.

Consultant
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.

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 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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