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About - Harley Street Family Centre


Simon Dermody: Consultant in Child and Family Therapy
MA BA(Hons) Dip.F.T. RDTh. Cert Play. BABCP

Simon is Director of HSFC. He has worked for over thirty years in holistic mental health, coaching children, teenagers, families and couples. He trained as a Family and Marital Therapist at St George’s Hospital, London and also trained and qualified as a Child Play Therapist and as a Dramatherapist. He uses a creative and eclectic approach to therapy, offering a range of family therapy, play therapy and individual therapeutic approaches for children, teenagers, families and couples. He is the Co Founder of FamilystepsTM a company which develops App technologies, to promote the emotional and psychological wellbeing of children and parents. His new book “Understanding Families: The Story of Change” will be published in 2017.


Lea Misan: UKCP Registered

Lea is a Director of HSFC. My Private Practice experience includes work with families, young adults and women.I am a practising counsellor, process oriented facilitator and trainer in London. I aim to support family members through important stages and transitions in life, to access their inherent and unique potential in the challenges they meet, to expand their sense of identity, and to be more confident. My goal is to assist you in finding purpose, feeling engaged and to help you make life more meaningful, with the tools and skills to achieve what you want to achieve.I work parttime in private practice and spend the rest of my time running a charity, dedicated to young people and their families who have experienced trauma and/ or adversity in their lives, social communication,learning difficulties and loss.

Dr. Debora Elijah: PhD MA DEA BSC (tons) Neuropsychologist

Debora is a Director of HSFC.  She is an Cognitive Neuropsychologist and HSPC registered Educational Consultant working with children and young people from 20 months – young adults (25). She specialises in social emotional development in particular social communication skills and behaviour, self regulation, self management and social understanding. 

Debora is renown for her holistic approach: everyone is treated as an individual and receives a tailored Programme to meet his or her needs based on a research validated methodology PROSCIG™ which she developed over the past 20 years She believes that every child can contribute and be an active member within the family, at school and in the community. “Where young people experience disconnection social and communication difficulties, it is my job to make a connection with them  and make them whole: to empower every child to achieve their true potential and lead happier and more fulfilled life”.


Julie Newton: MBABThC

Julie has worked for over 25 years providing a bespoke holistic massage treatment, to enable stress release for rebalancing mind body wellbeing. As a crucial member of the HSFC team, her intuitive bespoke treatment for head and face massage, ideally complements the HSFC method and approach.

Consultants to Harley Street Family Centre

Mr. Peter Parnes: Clinical Psychologist

Susan Burry

Susan Burry is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist working as a part of the multidisciplinary team at the Harley Street Family Centre. She has over 20 years experience in helping children and adults with their nutritional needs. Specific areas to help your child or teenager include contispation, fussy eating, allergies, intolerances, hyperactivity, weight concerns and healthy eating. This service is covered by many private medical insurance plans. For more information, Contact susan@nutritionu.co.uk.