About The Consortium

Who Are We?

All our therapists

  • have undertaken rigorous professional training
  • have over 20 years’ experience, in working with children and families within the NHS, local authorities and therapeutic community settings
  • are registered/accredited by their own professional bodies, and are accountable to these bodies and their codes of practice
  • have been working together for ten years

The Consortium Team


Dr Susanna de Gressi  MD MRCP(UK)

Susanna is a Consultant in Paediatrics and Child Health and has been working in Gloucestershire since 2001.  She has a special interest in social communication disorders, neurodevelopment disorders and epilepsy. Her job includes multidisciplinary assessment for children with complex developmental disorders. She holds a DISCO interview qualification (Diagnostic Interview in Social Communication Disorders).  She is a member of the British Association of Community Child Health and the British Association of Childhood disability.

susanna de gressi

Dr Nicky Hardy  BSc Dip(Dist)IMH, DClinPsy, AFBPS HCPC Registered Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Nicky is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who has worked within the NHS with children, adolescents and their families. She currently works in an Infant Mental Health team offering parent-infant relationship based work. She has post- qualification training in Child Neuropsychology, Infant Mental Health and in expert witness skills. She specialises in the psychological aspects of children's physical health difficulties ( paediatrics), neurodevelopmental disorders and working with preschool children.

nicky hardy

Liz Stott  MA(Hons) MSc (ClinPsych) HCPC Registered, Clinical Psychologist, HCPC registered practitioner psychologist

Liz is a Clinical Psychologist within the NHS and has worked with children, teenagers and families both in inpatient and outpatient settings. She has post qualification training in family therapy,child neuropsychology, organisational consultancy, expert witness skills and has undertaken specialist attachment therapy training and is fully accredited in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. Liz has a specialist interest in working with children and their families who have experienced early disruption through fostering and adoption. Liz also has level 1 and 2 Theraplay training

liz stott

Dr Elaine McCullough BA (Hons), MSc, DClin Psych, HCPC Registered Chartered Clinical Psychologist

Elaine is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked extensively with looked after and adopted children. She brings her knowledge from this field to her work with all children who present with difficulties with attachment and/or emotional and behavioural regulation. She has additional training in Systemic Family Therapy, Mentalisation Based Family Therapy and Theraplay and is an accredited DDP practitioner. She is interested in the differentiation of developmental trauma and neurodevelopmental difficulties and in the integration of sensory strategies in therapy to aid regulation. She is skilled in undertaking assessments for care proceedings.

Dr Elaine McCullough