The Headroom Team

Therapy Consultants

Dr. Stephen Rock, Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Lead & Founding Partner of Headroom

BA Psychology, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, HCPC Registration number: PYL31658

Steve has extensive experience in providing assessments and psychological therapies for adults struggling with a range of problems. Prior to his role as Clinical Lead for Headroom, Steve worked for adult NHS mental health services with clients with complex difficulties. His motivation to start Headroom stems from his experiences on both sides of the consulting room - as a client looking for therapy and as a Psychologist offering it.

"Before I trained to be a Clinical Psychologist I tried to find a therapist for myself and found the number of options bewildering. With my professional hat on, the idea that a person should be left to choose a therapist without an assessment and some guidance makes no sense.  I also know that a good assessment involves talking to someone. It might sound obvious but to get a good sense of the issues I need to speak to a client and ask them about their life. Only then is it possible to match someone with the right person and approach. Headroom was inspired by my personal and professional experience of how therapy can really change lives for the better, if it's the right therapy for that individual. Headroom is here to make sure that people get the help that is right for them."


Dr. Hayley Lee, Clinical Psychologist, Operational Lead & Founding Partner of Headroom

BSc Psychology, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, HCPC Registration number: PYL31577

Like Steve, Hayley worked in the NHS  for many years and is a highly skilled therapist, who can offer complex assessments and a wide range of therapeutic interventions to match the needs of her clients. Alongside Emma, our Operations Manager, Hayley looks after the operational side of the organisation as well as offering telephone consultations,


Emma Maguire, Operations Manager and Psychological Therapy Consultant

MA, Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative); Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) 

Emma is a fully qualified counsellor and also offers telephone consultations to Headroom's clients. Her experience lies in working from an integrative perspective but she also has specific experience of working from a more structured approach with clients presenting with obsessions, compulsions and other anxiety-related difficulties, both remotely and on a face-to-face basis. Emma is Headroom's Operations Manager and in this role, she oversees the referral process and the management of relationships with both our clients and therapists. 

Emma Thom, Psychological Therapy Consultant

BSc Psychology & Health, Postgraduate Diploma CBT/MBCT; Accredited Member of UK Network of Mindfulness Teachers

Emma's experience lies in working within both adult and child mental health services providing assessments and therapy. Emma currently works for Headroom offering telephone consultations alongside her work in the NHS and as a fully qualified Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) teacher and clinical supervisor. 

Nate Fox, Psychological Therapy Consultant

Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative); Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

As a BACP registered  and fully qualified Integrative Counsellor, Nate provides telephone consultations for Headroom. He operates his own private counselling practice offering individual face-to-face counselling as well as his work with us and has a wide range of therapeutic experience. Prior to working for Headroom, Nate worked as a family support worker, community support officer and a family liaison officer. 

Referral Team

Sue Matten, Referral Coordinator 

Sue handles the logistical side of things with regards to booking appointments for clients with our therapists and ensuring the smooth running of the matching process after the initial phone consultation with our therapy consultants has taken place. Sue has 15 years experience as a Bank Manager and has significant customer service experience which make her really well placed in her role. 

Colette Morgan, Referral Coordinator

Like Sue, Colette handles the administration around the matching process itself and her role involves liaising with therapists and clients alike and making arrangements for our clients' first sessions. Her previous experience of working in NHS mental health services as well as other therapeutic settings gives her a strong understanding of the field of therapy and counselling. 

Testimonials from some of the 1000+ people who have used Headroom:

Headroom made the process of finding a therapist simpler and took away the aspect of worry about what sort of person I should be matched with.
— Female client, 31
A life changing investment in inner peace.
— Male client, 27
A really useful and relevant service. I’ve recommended it to family and friends.
— Female client, 29
If you are not sure what you want, need or are looking for in a therapist or if you’re not even sure you’re ready to take the step to therapy then I would definitely recommend Headroom.
— Female client, 22
Easy to use and very helpful. I would definitely recommend Headroom to a friend.
— Male client, 27