Who are we?
Flourish was founded in March 2015 by Dr Louise Langman, clinical psychologist. Administrative services are lead by Mrs Jude Banyard. Flourish has received support from Dr Julie Davies, child and adolescent clinical psychologist, Charlotte Bolt, trainee clinical psychologist, and Shamsideen Yusuf, Kitty Spencer, Katie Voss, and Kirrilise Hansford, assistant psychologists. We welcome enquiries from students and graduates in psychology and those seeking work experience in the field of clinical psychology.
Dr Louise Langman
Dr Louise Langman is an HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist and has more than twenty years experience of supporting children and adults through a wide range of psychological difficulties including stress and panic, coping with trauma, low mood, anger difficulties, workplace stress and burnout, relationship difficulties, eating disorders, loss and bereavement, low self-esteem and self-harm and adjustment following significant life events, including serious ill health and disability.
She has worked across a variety of community and inpatient settings, in the the UK and USA; within the NHS, private and voluntary sectors and is accredited in a number of therapeutic approaches. By drawing on a range of psychological models (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Compassion-focused therapy (CFT), Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Acceptance and Commitment (ACT), Louise can tailor a bespoke therapy for the individal, couple or family who are experiencing distress.
Louise also enjoys group facilitation and teaching and can tailor workshops or group programs for your work place with a focus on health, well-being and mindfulness.
Louise is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, where she has served on the Committee for the South West Branch. She is keen to demystify psychology and promote psychological understanding through public engagement events such as "Psychology in the Pub". For more informations about these events, see here:
Jude Banyard is the administrative manager of Flourish and PA to Dr Langman. Jude is the first contact that you will have with Flourish, through phone or email. She has been effortlessly and efficiently managing referrals, waiting lists and service liaison for the team since October 2015. Previously she worked in a large teaching hospital as a medical secretary for fifteen years. She lives in Plymouth with her husband, daughter, cat Snowy and new puppy Teddy.
Shamsideen Yusuf has a first class degree in Psychology (BSc) and DoHE in Mathematics and Fine Arts and has recently completed his masters degree in Neuroscience (MSc.) Shamsideen worked alongside Dr Langman in a specialist NHS weight management service and as an academic researcher with interests in guided imagery, mindfulness and biofeedback. He is now based in London.
Dr Charlotte Bolt is a qualified clinical psychologist having completed her doctorate at Plymouth University. Charlotte worked as an assistant psychologist with Dr Langman exploring mindfulness and compassion-based interventions for obesity. Charlotte creatively engages individuals through integrating her passion for music, culture and physical well-being. Her research interests include early intervention education on emotional literacy and resilience within schools, integration of cross-cultural philosophies to inform therapy and working with bereaved children and individuals with memory difficulties. She is now based in London.
Kirrilise Hansford is an honorary assistant psychologist with Flourish. She has recently achieved a first class degree in psychology from the University of Plymouth. Her interests within psychology are broad including complex mental health issues, paediatric psychology and neuropsychology. Her experience to date has centred on researching psychological factors affecting general well-being. She joined Flourish earlier this year and has been supporting Dr Langman's clinical work and voluntary role within the British Psychological Society.