Ms Angela Brassett-Harknett

I help adults with all types of eating disorders and body-image problems.

Whilst employed for 15 years at the award-winning adult eating disorder unit at the Maudsley Hospital in South London, I helped to develop 'MANTRA', which is a treatment for anorexia nervosa that is now recommended in the NICE guidelines.  At the Maudsley Hospital I also helped to develop a group treatment for bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder called 'the Emotional and Social Mind' model (ESM), which can also be used very effectively with individuals.  At the Maudsley Hospital I also used to specialise in working with individuals with eating disorders who were also suffering from the trauma of historical and current abuse.  I have continued this work in my private practice, blending trauma models with those used for treating eating disorders.

I have also been trained in the following therapeutic models and approaches: cognitive behavioural therapy; existential psychotherapy; humanistic and person-centred therapy; motivational enhancement therapy; experiential therapies; psychodynamic psychotherapy; mentalisation-based therapy; emotion-focused therapy; internal family systems therapy; and lifespan integration. 

I integrate any number of these different therapies, to suit each individual client I see.  The emphasis of the therapy depends upon my client’s preference, his/her particular problem, the stage of therapy and the research evidence. 

In all cases I do my absolute utmost to offer my clients respect, compassion and dignity, to deliver a confidential service in a safe environment, and to work collaboratively and confidentially.  I am very happy to answer any questions you might have about my service and about arranging an appointment, so please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Member of Professional Body

* British Psychological Society (BPS) - graduate member. * British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) - registered member; and a member of their ‘Private Practice’ subdivision. * Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) - invited London fellow.

Referral Criteria & Process

I accept direct self-referrals, as well as referrals from GPs and from other mental health practitioners.


I have received work-based training in cognitive behavioural therapy, hypnotherapy, psychodrama, motivational enhancement therapy, emotion-focused therapy and mentalisation-based therapy; in addition, I have been trained to Advanced Level 2 in lifespan integration.


* Psychology BSc (Hons) - University College London, 1994. * Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling - Regents College, 2002. * Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling MA (Hons) - Regents College, 2006.


I have been in private practice since 2006. I was also employed part-time from 2002-2018 at the Adult Eating Disorder Unit at the Maudsley Hospital, South London and Maudsley Foundation NHS Trust, where I was supervised by Professor Janet Treasure and Professor Ulrike Schmidt. Prior to 2002, I was an academic at the Institute of Education, London University, carrying out research into a wide range of educational and psychological issues. Whilst there I co-wrote a book, and a number of journal papers, monographs and government consultation reports. I also taught research methods. Back in the mid-1990s, as a graduate fresh from University College London, I was an assistant psychologist at the Whittington Hospital adult psychology department, managed by Steven Pilling (now the director of the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH), which produces the NICE mental health guidelines), where I delivered cognitive behavioural therapy to people with a wide range of psychological problems.

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Last Updated: 28/05/2019

85 Wimpole Street,

Age Groups: (19-25) (25+)

I work with adults aged 18+.

Fees: Yes

My fees are charged on a sliding scale from £100-£225 depending on the length of

the session, the number of people attending, and the location in which the
session takes place.  Please do not hesitate to contact me for a quote.

Types of Support:
Face to face
Types of Service:
Private Practitioner
Types of Treatment:
Other Psychotherapy