About Us

The Chelsea Psychology Clinic was developed out of a passion to deliver high quality mental health care within a private setting. With 20+ years experience working within the NHS, our founders – Dr Elena Touroni and Dr Tom Pennybacker – are specialists in their respective fields. Their mission was to bring this same level of expertise to the private sector in order to offer high quality, evidence-based psychological and psychiatric care with the best outcomes.


At its heart, therapy itself is a human experience. We firmly believe therapy is most effective when it is personalised to fit the individual rather than the other way round. This is why all of our psychologists are trained in multiple therapy modalities and why we also offer a comprehensive assessment process.


But first and foremost, we want our clients to feel cared for from the first moment they enter the clinic and throughout their therapy journey. We’ve spent a lot of time creating a safe, welcoming environment where people feel held in mind and looked after. A place where you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing you’re not alone in it all anymore… We’re here to support and guide you to better mental wellbeing so you can unlock your full potential and become the best version of you.

Our Team

Dr Elena Touroni
Dr Anna Saunders
Dr Catherine Atnas
Dr Emma Smith
Dr Sarah Sproson
Dr Tom Pennybacker
Dr Steven Mahan
Dr Claire McDonald
Dr Emanuela Grima
Dr Zoe Knight
Dr Lisa Cohen
Dr Eleanor Noone
Dr André Lynam-Smith
Dr Lucy Knowles
Dr Panos Platanitis
Dr. Alika Goodwin
Dr Chandi Gedara
Joanne Hourihan
James Bisby
Dr Reena Amin
Maria Amorim
Dr Rebecca Lockwood
Dr Elena De Giacomi
Dr Meghan Graham
Dr Maria Michalitsi
Dr Leslie Muetzelfeldt
Dr Sara Morando
Dr Emma Punter
Isa Robinson
Sharon Gardner
Jodi Gomez
Dr Álex Sales
Dr Eleni Panagiari
Dr Adam Duncan
Dr Kimberley Gin
Dr Laura McDermott
Sophie Marshall
Dr Rowena Russell
Dr Samuel Christmas
Dr Sanj Parhar
Dr Marta Sosnowska-Conradi
Dr Nicole Harvey
Dr Maria Papanastassiou
Io Vassiliadou
Dr Helena Varnaseri
Dr Divina Pillay
Dr Claire McGoldrick
Calin Hopsitar
Amy O’Gorman
Dr Graham Pickup
Dr Julie Ziesmann
Dr Kaan Altan
Dr Riddhi Palmer
Andrea Clares
Jacqui Finnigan
Aleksandra Petrovic
Dr Elena Touroni
Dr Anna Saunders
Dr Tom Pennybacker
Dr Steven Mahan
Dr Zoe Knight
Dr Panos Platanitis
Dr. Alika Goodwin
Io Vassiliadou
Amy O’Gorman
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Leading therapy specialists

Our team at The Chelsea Psychology Clinic are experienced psychologists and psychiatrists with long standing academic and NHS careers in addition to private work. We are experts in talking therapy and psychiatric medication.
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Carefully tailored therapy

We can offer effective treatment for stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and many other conditions and issues that trouble the modern world. We can help because we understand and will always match our approach to your needs.
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Best treatment outcomes

Talking to a professional can be helpful when you are feeling stuck in life. We only offer therapies that are proven to be effective. We achieve positive outcomes again and again because we are professional, caring, compassionate and invested in your well-being.

Our locations


Eaton Gate

2 Eaton Gate

Harley Street

Harley Street

100 Harley Street


Pont Street

45 Pont Street

Start your journey


Dr Elena Touroni

Dr. Elena Touroni is a skilled and experienced Consultant Psychologist with a track record of delivering high-quality services for individuals with all common emotional difficulties and those with a diagnosis of personality disorder. She is experienced in service design and delivery, the management of multi-disciplinary teams, organisational consultancy, and development and delivery of both national and bespoke training to providers in the statutory and non-statutory sector.

Having obtained a first degree in Psychology (BSc) at the American College of Greece, she completed her doctoral training at the University of Surrey. Dr. Touroni is highly experienced in the assessment and treatment of depression, anxiety, substance misuse, personality disorder, eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, adjustment disorder and relationship difficulties. She works with both individuals and couples and can offer therapy in English and Greek.

Dr. Touroni has held a variety of clinical and managerial positions including as Head of Service in the NHS. Further she has held academic positions for the University of Surrey and the Institute of Mental Health lecturing on specialist postgraduate Masters and Doctorate programmes.

She is trained in several specialist therapeutic approaches such as schema therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based approaches and Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT). As well as holding a variety of NHS positions, Dr. Touroni is the co-founder of a private practice in Central London that has been a provider of psychological therapy for all common emotional difficulties including personality disorder since 2002. She is the founder and one of two directors of The Chelsea Psychology Clinic.