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Who We Are

At Gateway Psychology, we pride ourselves in the experience and expertise of our team. Our clinical staff, support staff and our contracted associates are highly qualified and exceptionally skilled in their individual areas of expertise.

We are committed to providing the most appropriate psychology service to meet each unique need of our clients. Every member of our clinical team has particular expertise in a variety of different specialisms and we will always ensure that the right skills are matched to your needs. At times, Gateway Psychology will work in collaboration with well-qualified associates or other psychological services to ensure that the client receives the most appropriate service and intervention.

Our Team

Dr Meryl Forse

Founder and Clinical Director

Dr Meryl Forse is the founder of Gateway Psychology and has over 15 years’ experience in providing psychological support to children, young people and families. Alongside extensive clinical experience, both privately and for the NHS as a highly qualified clinical psychologist, Dr Forse has particular expertise in attachment-focused therapies, working with children in the care of local authorities and working with children or young people with complex mental health needs.

Dr Charles Forse

Business Director and Practice Manager

With over 30 year’s experience in management positions within the automotive industry, Dr Charles Forse brings his precision engineering skills to Gateway Psychology as Business Director and the Practice Manager. Dr Forse oversees all non-clinical work for the business, including enquiry and client correspondence; financial and invoice management; HR and staffing; and much more.

Dr Rachel Faul

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Rachel Faul is a highly qualified clinical psychologist with significant experience in working with children and young people. As well as her work with children and families, she has experience in providing psychological services to adults. She has particular interest and expertise in attachment, emotional difficulties and complex trauma. She is also experienced at providing psychology-based training.

Dr Sharon Giblin

Clinical Psychologist 

Dr Sharon Giblin is a highly qualified clinical psychologist and brings to the team extensive experience in working with children, young people and their families. She has particular expertise in delivering integrated therapeutic approaches, working primarily from attachment and systemic strategies. She is also very experienced in working with complex difficulties and individuals who may be difficult to engage.

Dr Laura Hemmings

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Laura Hemmings is a well-qualified clinical psychologist, who brings to the team many years’ experience in working with children, young people and families. As well as excellent experience in providing therapeutic support for a wide variety of complex mental health difficulties, she has particular expertise in providing specialist ASD assessments.

Louise Buckley

Psychological Therapist

With many years’ experience in working with children and young people, Louise brings to the team extensive knowledge, skill and expertise in a wide variety of therapeutic approaches (including DDP, attachment-focused and play-based therapy). Louise has particular expertise and interest in working with looked after children, as well as children and young people who may be experiencing more complex difficulties.

Dr Rosie Dobel-Ober

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Rosie Dobel-Ober is a highly qualified clinical psychologist, with many years’ training and experience in working with children, young people and their families. She has extensive expertise in working with a wide range of complex difficulties, as well as particular interest and experience in providing specialist autism assessments.

Debi Williams

Administrative Support and Executive PA 

Debi Williams provides invaluable administrative support to the Gateway Psychology team, as well as providing PA support to the directors. Alongside her impeccable organisational skills, Debi has significant experience in working with disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals through her work with local charities and within the education system.

Lauren Forse

Marketing and Website Support

Lauren assists in overseeing the Gateway Psychology marketing strategy, both offline and via digital channels. With a number of year’s experience in an agency environment, Lauren’s particular skills are in copywriting, organic search marketing and social media. Lauren also looks after the Gateway Psychology website and assists in the development of training materials.

Please note that all our clinical staff and our associate staff are registered with the Healthcare Professionals Council and are also registered with the British Psychological Society. In addition to this, our clinical staff and contracted associates are DBS Checked for their work with children and young people.

We are also committed to ensuring we comply with safeguarding best practices and our staff undertake safeguarding training where appropriate.

Because of our work with adoptive families and adopted children, we are a registered adoption support agency. That means that we are regularly inspected by Ofsted. Find out more here.

Please note that all the work we do adheres to a strict code of ethics and complies with the guidelines provided by the Healthcare Professionals Council and the British Psychological Society. Because of that, all the work our team members and associates do is strictly confidential and information will not be shared without a client’s permission. The only time that we may need to share information is where we believe an individual is at risk, however we will usually try to discuss this with our client before sharing any information.