Mental Health and Wellbeing Team

Community Care Team

Wellbeing Team/IAPT

Michael Elkabbas  – Senior CBT Clinician and LTC lead.
North and South West Hertfordshire

I have worked for 10 years for the Wellbeing Team and have a particular interest in delivering Talking Therapy Services to people with Long Term Conditions. I have a special interest in Diabetes and find it enormously rewarding seeing the benefits of how psychological input helps people adjust and manage their condition.


Dr Sandeep Mandalia CPsychol – Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Long Term Condition Therapist.
South West Hertfordshire


Russell Cleal – High Intensity Therapist and Long Term Conditions Therapist
South and North West Hertfordshire.

Russell works as a high intensity therapist for the Wellbeing team. He has an interest in the connection between medical conditions and psychological distress.


Molly Smith – Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

My name is Molly Smith, Senior psychological wellbeing practitioner (PWP) for Hertsmere, Watford, decorum and Hemel areas. I supervise the clinical work undertaken by our PWPs; supporting the clinical decisions and treatment plans for patients with long term conditions.


Donna Pearson – High Intensity Therapist and Long Term Conditions Therapist
South West Hertfordshire.

I am a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist (CBT therapist) working in the Wellbeing Team on the Long Term Medical Conditions Pilot Project and I have a longstanding interest in diabetes. I am also qualified as a counsellor and in my previous job developed a group for people with learning difficulties with diabetes. I am interested in all aspects of diabetes self-management and also needle phobia.


Caroline Nhara – High Intensity Therapist and Long Term Conditions Therapist
North Hertfordshire

I have worked for 11 years as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with people presenting with low mood and a wide range of anxiety problems. I have a special interest in working with people with long term conditions. I have considerable experience in using CBT, ACT and Compassion focused therapy strategies.

Fay Sanderson – Senior Clinician & LTC Lead, North & South West Hertfordshire

I have been working for Herts IAPT Wellbeing Team since 2008 and am passionate about developing our service to help improve access to Psychological therapies. I am a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and have worked with patients experiencing a range of Long Term Health conditions and emotional difficulties. Working with patients  to help improve thier psycological and physical wellbeing is hugely rewarding. Improving quality of care for patients is something I am very motivated by, so being part of an integrated service is exciting and something that will significantly benefit the care we provide.

Secondary Care Team

Mental Health Liason Team

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