Welcome to The Psychology Company

One of the first steps to making change is seeking help to get there

We understand that mental and emotional difficulties can sometimes feel overwhelming. Our psychologists can support you in becoming the future version of yourself that you’d like to be.

Let us help

We are a small team of highly trained and experienced Chartered Psychologists providing a range of evidence based therapies. We have branches in Godalming, near Guildford, Petersfield, Southsea and Haywards Heath. We have all undertaken many years of training and have a wealth of experience working in the NHS and the private sector. Where ever you find yourself, be it a place of struggle or simply wanting to fulfill your life’s potential, we will help you on your personal growth journey.

Psychological counseling and therapy available at our clinics or online

The pressures of work and family can make it difficult for you to travel to visit your therapist in our offices so we now offer therapy online.

All our psychologists are Chartered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and we’re accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Those of us who practice Schema Therapy are members of the International Society for Schema Therapy (ISST). We are also registered with leading private health-insurance companies, including BUPA. (Many insurance companies pay for online therapy, too.)

Please note that we only treat patients ages 18 and older.

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Our Psychologists

Dr Olivia Thrift is the founder of The Psychology Company and a Chartered Counselling Psychologist offering online therapy predominantly in the evening for the convenience of working professionals. She specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy, Schema Therapy, Mindfulness and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

Justine Pulver is a Consultant Psychologist working from our Haywards Heath practice in West Sussex. Ms Pulver is trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Schema Therapy and can also offer online therapy via Skype if preferred.

Dr Sarah Whitaker is a Senior Clinical Psychologist working from our Godalming practice (near Guildford) in Surrey. Dr Whitaker specialises in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness. Dr Whitaker also provides online therapy via skype or over the telephone if preferred.

Dr Rachel Seymour is a Clinical Psychologist working in our Southsea Clinic (near Portsmouth), Hampshire. Dr Seymour specialises in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy, applying them to a range of presenting issues.

Dr Antonella Brunetti is a Clinical Psychologist working from our Petersfield practice in Hampshire. She is passionate about offering high quality psychological assessment, formulation and treatment to alleviate suffering and help clients gain fulfillment in their lives. Dr Brunetti offers face to face and online Skype based therapy

Dr Sonarzu Gullu-McPhee is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist working from our Petersfield practice in Hampshire. Dr Gullu-McPhee also provides online therapy via skype or over the telephone if preferred. The main therapeutic approach that informs her treatment is Schema therapy, using it as a long-term treatment to identify and target self-defeating patterns through cognitive, experiential and behavioral techniques.

Hattie Hedgecox is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, working from our Godalming practice near Guildford in Surrey. Hattie specialises in Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioural and Humanistic therapies. Hattie offers face to face therapy.

We work with people aged eighteen years and older and offer short, medium and long term therapy. The therapies we offer include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)Schema TherapyCompassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

We work with a whole spectrum of difficulties and select and tailor the therapeutic approach for individual needs and work with you to help you meet your goals for therapy. Sometimes people however don’t have a clear sense of what they want from therapy and this is something that can emerge in time with the help of your therapist. We also offer psychological assessments to help people better understand their difficulties and ascertain/clarify diagnosis (such as depression, PTSD and Personality Disorder) although we tend to focus on something called a formulation rather than diagnosis which means we work with your individual difficulties and individual circumstances to help you move towards your goals.

The range of difficulties we work with include:


  • Gambling Addiction, Internet, Social Media, and Phone Addiction
  • Sex and Pornography Addiction, Video Game Addiction
  • Agoraphobia, Anxiety and Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Anxiety
  • Mild, Moderate, and Severe Depression
  • Suicidal Thoughts and Suicidal Ideation
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder, Avoidant Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Bipolar Disorder
  • Dissociative Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Paranoid Personality Disorder

Complex Trauma

Complex trauma refers to childhood or adolescent trauma, often protracted in nature, that can include physical and emotional neglect as well as verbal, physical, emotional and sexual abuse.

  • Eating Disorders

Anorexia Nervosa, Binge Eating

  • Bulimia, Unhealthy Patterns of Eating

Whilst we don’t work with families or couples, we do help individuals understand difficulties in a wide range of relationships including with their family, friends and partner and build more healthy ways of relating.

Contact Us

To talk to one of our Psychologists and assess whether we can help, please feel free to contact us either directly using the e-mail or telephone number below or by filling out our form. Your enquiry is confidential and a member of our team will be back in touch with you directly as soon as they can.


Tel: 01483 363058

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