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DR ESTELLE MALCOLM
DIRECTOR AND PRINCIPAL CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST BSC MSC DCLIN PSY
 
DR ADANNA N. C. ONYEJIAKA
DIRECTOR AND PRINCIPAL CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST BSC DCLIN PSY

Prior to us becoming clinical psychologists we met each other while working in the field of research with other academics in the top of their field.  We were both passionate about understanding interpersonal and societal wellbeing, and through rigorous study and analysis, we enjoyed producing research evidence that could be applied in a useful way to people’s lives. Looking back on this time we are grateful we were in a field that nurtured our ability to be innovative.  For example, taking a big idea or question and breaking it down so it is meaningful and accessible for a public health message, or for an individual going through a difficult time.  We developed skills that are relevant to our clinical work today through publishing papers in peer review journals, speaking at international conferences and working on a campaign voted as one of the top 20 public health achievements of the 21st century. 

 

We feel a great amount of nostalgia for the years we spent in research.  We also have a shared and resounding clarity to what led us to taking the step to working clinically with people.  It is simply this: we are both naturally curious; we commit ourselves to lifelong learning; and have a passion to use our personal and professional skills to build relationships in working directly with individuals, couples and families.  Through doing this we hope we can continue to help people enrich their lives.

After completing a Masters and Doctorates in Clinical Psychology at Kings College London, the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and the University of Plymouth, we by chance both began working as Senior and Principal Clinical Psychologists in the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.  It was in these roles that our friendship really cemented as we supported each other professionally and personally and witnessed how each other worked.   Taking our combined experience we started EMANCO Practice, Chelsea in order to build a psychology service with a difference.  We wanted to take a personalised approach to wellbeing and offer people with busy lives a high quality, seamless service, to take as much effort and stress away from accessing therapy, and take well deserved time for themselves.  

With our shared vision, mutual respect for each other’s clinical and research experience, alongside a friendship, it made sense for the practice to be called EMANCO.  This is our initials as we are at the core and drive for why we want to offer a personalised and bespoke therapy service.

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HOW WE WORK

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD) DIAGNOSTIC ASSESSMENTS

We complete ASD diagnostic assessments with adults that are thorough and based on knowledge of relevant guidance and research, and years of experience. We understand that robust assessments increase the likelihood that people receive the most accurate diagnostic outcome and possible access to support they need. We use gold standard diagnostic tools (Autism Diagnostic Interview - Revised (ADI-R) and Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale (ADOS) as well as gathering a through developmental history. EMANCO Practice follows best practice guidance from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE, 2021).

THERAPY

We work integratively, meaning that we use a a range of evidence based, effective psychological models/approaches that are helpful for the individual, couple or family

we are seeing including; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Systemic, Psychoanalytic and Open Dialogue approach.

We work with people with a range of needs which is including but not exclusive to:

  • anxiety

  • depression

  • difficulties in relation to autism and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

  • adjusting to physical health diagnoses/difficulties

  • pain management

  • coping with worry and stress

  • women’s mental health

  • difficulties related to pregnancy

  • parenting

  • issues at work

  • obsessive compulsive disorder

  • trauma

  • relationship difficulties

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OUR COMMITMENT

EMANCO Practice Chelsea is fully insured. 

 

All clinicians are registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) which is a UK government body that regulates and provides standards for training, skills, and conduct of psychological,  social care and health professionals.

 

We are dedicated and committed to:

 

  • Offering a warm and welcoming service that is inclusive and respectful of people

  • Working ethically and compassionately with the aim of providing individuals, couples and families with a safe and containing therapeutic space to talk

  • Providing a high-quality service and using a personalised approach to wellbeing. We put people at the heart of what we do to best meet their needs.

  • Offering people with busy lives a seamless service to take the stress and effort away from accessing therapy and taking well-deserved time for themselves

  • Developing innovative ways of working and improving the service we provide

 

 

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TEAM

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DR ESTELLE MALCOLM

Director and Principal Clinical Psychologist

As director of EMANCO Practice I have over 10 years experience of working within the mental health field as an academic and then Heath Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Principal Clinical Psychologist.  I am skilled in diagnostic assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and working with individuals, couples and families with a range of needs.

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DR ADANNA ONYEJIAKA

Director and Principal Clinical Psychologist

I have over 10 years experience working in the field of mental health and research. I am a director of the practice and a HCPC registered qualified Principal Clinical Psychologist, skilled and experienced in providing therapy to individuals, couples and families with a range of psychological health needs.

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