Well, it's that time of year again, when we let down our hair and hang up our stockings in preparation for Christmas and the festive season. It's also an opportunity to acknowledge that we are coming to the end of another year and, as any good therapist will tell you, endings are a great time to appraise and recognise how far we've come.
This year we've added many new faces to the 96 Harley Psychotherapy team. On the administrative side, we've been delighted to welcome Tanya Boncoeur and Chloe Booth, receptionist and PA, respectively. On the therapeutic side, we have new psychologists Jacquie Hetherton and Jennie Persson and psychotherapists Avraam Karagiannis and Ron Bushyager.
The depth and breadth of the skills to be found at number 96, as anyone who has experienced our practice will tell you, are second to none. We look forward to spreading our wings even further in the new year, with new therapists and new services waiting in the pipeline.
We've also been busy establishing a formal Department of Psychological Medicine, now registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), a mark of the integrity and calibre of the mental health services we provide. Under the aegis of this department we plan to be included in a parliamentary review booklet, which will be circulated to colleagues in the allied healthcare professions in the coming year. This will further consolidate our reputation and standing.
Regular visitors will also be delighted to know that our wonderful, whimsical, centre-piece of an elevator (which possibly drives much more business into the practice than can be quantified - a ride in it is better than a spin on the London Eye!) is scheduled to be serviced, so you can look forward to riding between floors with nary a hitch or a bump in 2015!
Once again, our annual Christmas drinks gathering - the most coveted ticket of the Harley Street social calendar - went off with a bang last night, with colleagues from all walks of the psychological spectrum and other collaborators blending to perfection - like a deep, rich, spicy brew of heartening mulled wine!
We thank them all and wish all our readers, followers, patients and other associates a happy, safe and harmonious Christmas.
We hope you have enjoyed reading our blog during 2014 and look forward to bringing you more news, views and topical updates in 2015. Your comments, suggestions and reflections on all our posts will, as ever, be gratefully received.
Written by Jacqui Hogan