Bozena Merrick

Clinical Director and CEO


Terapia is one of the leading Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling training organisations in the UK. We also provide highly specialised counselling, psychotherapy and bespoke mental health services for young people, children, parents and families, and offer our facilities for hire to psychotherapists and counsellors. 

Our training is demanding; our graduates offer the highest standard of knowledge and therapeutic skills in the psychotherapy profession. Each student on Terapia’s course is required to provide counselling and psychotherapy hours with children of all ages as well as their parents as part of their training requirements. This affords us with the potential to deliver an invaluable service to families who would otherwise not be able to afford it. We have the psychotherapeutic expertise and facilities to make a lasting difference working with other agencies and linking education, mental health and social services. We aim to put positive examples of joined up thinking into practice. 

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Jonathan Prevezer

Patron of Terapia

Our Patron

Jonathan was chair of the Board of Trustees from September 2014 to July 2020. The Terapia community is incredibly grateful to him for making the Bothy Centre project happen, and for his ongoing and dedicated support to our charity.

We are a registered charity based in a purpose-built training and therapeutic facility, The Bothy, in Finchley Central, North London.  After restoring the Grade II at Risk Register building and transforming it into a state of the art Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling Centre, it became our new home in September 2017.  We are proud to offer play therapy rooms, counselling rooms and sensory equipment which enable us to provide high quality mental health, counselling and psychotherapy services with a holistic approach to troubled young people and children. Find out more about The Bothy Story here.


Meet The Team

Bozena Merrick

CEO, Clinical Director & Founder

Kiran Rehinsi

Director of Training

Lisa O’Donnell

Academic Coordinator

Maggie Docherty

PA to CEO and Clinical Director

Carmel Northcott

Recruitment Administrator

Tanya Fevzi

Pastoral Support Tutor

Gosia Grela

Finance Officer

Pavlos Bakoulas

Facilities Manager / Receptionist

Nicola Harrison

Front desk - receptionist

Linda Khatib

Front desk - receptionist

Pamela Butler
Pamela Butler

Head of Services & Development

Samuel Kutapan

School Services Coordinator

Sacha Richardson
Sacha Richardson

Clinical Lead

Monika Grabinska

Whole School Approach Therapeutic Lead

Sally Hobson

WSA Therapeutic Lead

HCP Therapeutic Lead
Daniela Pirlea

HCP Therapeutic Lead

Meet The Tutors

Alix Hearn

BA (Hons), MA Child Psych, Dip Supvn, UKCP, Clinical Supervisor & Tutor

Amalia Brightman


Andrea Katz

Dipl Psych, BA (Hons) UKCP

Bethan Gibbs

Bozena Merrick

CEO, Clinical Director & Founder

Caroline Walker
Caroline (Lina) Walker

MA psych, UKCP

Claudia Di Campos

Biodynamic Psychotherapist

Di Gammage


Diana Samuels

MA Child Psych, Dipl. Psych Supvn, CQSW, HCPC, UKCP

Fiona Hoo


Guy Gladstone

Prof Helen Cowie

MA, MSc, PhD, FBPS, PGCE, Dip in Psychotherapy

Juliet Lyons

MA Child Psych, MBACP, UKCP

Kate Daniels

MA, CQSW, BA (Hons) ACP Systemic Family Therapy

Louis Sydney


Mariane de Freitas Cordeiro

MA(PsychPsych), MA(IMH), Dip(ClinPsych), BA(ClinPsych)  BPC  TPS  Parent- Infant and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist 

Martin Butwell

MPhil, MSc, BA

Martin Newman

MB, ChB, MRCPsych

Noa Baum

MA in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer

Retta Bowen

MA Child and Adolescent Psych, BA (Hons), MA, UKCP

Richard Bagnall-Oakeley

Child Psych, Clinical Supervisor, UKCP

Richard Stokes

Sacha Richardson
Sacha Richardson

Clinical Lead

Yvonne Osafo

DPsych Psych, CF

Zoe Weston

Child Psych, Clinical Supervisor, UKCP

Paul Cutler

MA Child Psych, UKCP

The Bothy Story

We embarked on an exciting period of growth and change in 2012developing the Victorian Grade II listed Bothy, which is located within Stephens House & Gardens, Finchley, into our current home. Find out more about the project and the history of our wonderful surroundings.

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