About Us

About Alinea Psychologies

Our purpose and mission is to support and empower you.

Life does not always go to plan but we hope to show you how you can be closer to living life the way you have always imagined, moving beyond any limiting beliefs and creating a vision of yourself that you look forward to being.

While therapy can be a place to talk about difficult things, we believe in the importance of the therapeutic relationship as well as positive psychology.

We help client’s achieve goals by focusing on individual strengths and realising their true potential by discovering their hidden resources.

Our aim in therapy is to support clients in every way through their journey in life. 

If you are struggling with an anxiety disorder, it is important to seek professional help. There are many resources available to help you get the treatment you need.

Meet the Team…

The team at Alinea Psychologies are highly qualified and experienced clinicians. They are compassionate, optimistic, and committed to working with you to facilitate change and achieve your goals.

Dr. Catherine Barnes

Dr. Catherine Barnes

Principal Psychologist & Clinical Director

Catherine provides an empathetic safe space where clients can process difficult or painful thoughts, identify negative thought patterns and find new ways of viewing situations without fear of judgment.

Sonica Mushi

Sonica Mushi

Schema Therapist

Sonica uses an integrative style consisting mainly of schema therapy, a psychodynamic approach and a mixture of trauma informed therapies which enables her to have an authentic therapeutic relationship with each client.

Fabio Valenti

Fabio Valenti

Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

I help people with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, and relationships. I have worked with people suffering with everything from mild anxiety to severe lifelong disorders, in both private and NHS settings. 

Dr Meela Kamolzoda

Dr Meela Kamolzoda

Nutritional Therapist

As a nutritional therapist, Meela believes that nutritional and biochemical imbalances in the body can lead to ill health. She takes a holistic approach, devising personalised nutrition and lifestyle plans to help her clients.



Admin and Booking Coordinator

Chloe is the Admin and Booking Coordinator for Alinea Psychologies. She’s a whiz with organisation and enjoys nothing more than a good spreadsheet (or ten). When she’s not working, you’ll find her exploring new places.

Finding a Therapist

What To Look For When You Need To Find A Therapist

When you’re searching to find a therapist for anxiety, it can be hard to know where to start. Whether you’re looking online to find a therapist for anxiety or you’re taking recommendations from friends, the possibility of finding the right person to help you with your anxiety can feel overwhelming. Take a look at these tips for finding the right therapist to help you with your mental health needs.

  • Consider your potential therapist’s specialties. While therapists are qualified to work with you on a number of mental health topics, many of them have small areas of specialization. You may want to look for a therapist who specializes in anxiety disorders.

  • Think about what you need in order to feel comfortable with your therapist. Choosing someone who you can relate to can be helpful in allowing you to open up and make progress.

  • After your first appointment, consider how you feel with your therapist. Sometimes, it can take a few tries to find a therapist who is a good fit for your needs. It’s a bit like dating – it’s normal to spend some time to find someone who feels right.

If you’re ready to find a therapist for anxiety, Alinea Psychologies is here to help. Reach out to us today to learn more.

Pricing & Policies

Please note that all sessions are charged in advance and there is a 48 hour
cancellation policy otherwise the full session fee will be charged.