The Frontiers Team – information on our contributors

Nick Opyrchal edits Frontiers and is an integrative/transpersonal therapist in private practice, with an additional degree in psychology. He spent 5 years as a counsellor at the Addiction Support and Care Agency, assisted in facilitating an arts therapy group in Horton Hospital and has previously worked at Caravan Counselling Piccadilly and SANEline. Nick is especially interested in working with people who feel marginalized and is researching the relationship between social exclusion and spiritual experience. Nick can be reached for psychotherapy by emailing you can read about his approach to therapy at



Suzie Chick is a qualified integrative transpersonal therapist and a registered member of BACP. In addition to her private practice in Central London, Suzie is a volunteer counsellor at a women’s centre in Kingston. Visit her website at





kelly frontiers2Kelly Hearn is an integrative coach and counsellor, bringing a background in psychotherapy, coaching and business to her practice. She draws on tools from all of these disciplines according to clients’ specific needs. Having previously worked with NHS patients at a GP surgery in Lambeth, Kelly is currently focused on her long-term work at The Awareness Centre and in her private practice. Kelly has a particular interest in working with relationship issues, both individually and with couples. Visit her website at



Cristina Preda is an addiction specialist with over ten years experience in the field. She is a trainee integrative transpersonal psychotherapist working with clients at Hackney Recovery Service and Mind at Hammersmith and Fulham. Cristina is especially interested in working with people with addictions and mental health issues


Chris Opyrchal is a contributing artist with a degree in Fine Art. His work is largely introspective and metaphorical, and focuses on exploring philosophical and psychological concepts through mixed media artwork. He has an interest in mythology, outsider art and prehistoric art that often influences his work. Currently he is mainly using home made paints made out of recycled materials and natural binding agents, however he also works with plaster for sculptural work and will use acrylic paints if the situation calls for it.


Susan Tomlinson is a psychotherapist, who trained at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education in London. She has her own private practice, called Create The Space, where she sees private clients and runs collaborative workshops. Prior to training as a psychotherapist, Susan worked in the media as a producer/director for the BBC and Channel 4
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Samantha Agnew is a trainee Integrative Transpersonal Psychotherapist at CCPE. She currently sees clients at Mind in Enfield and at Help in Notting Hill, and previously worked at the Caravan Counselling Centre. Her main focus of research is in relation to the concept of the Void in all of us and what it may entail from different perspectives. She is also an artist and creates large-scale abstract expressionist paintings conveying the conceptual realms of human experience. She can be contacted at



Sam Bloxsidge is a musician specialising in providing inclusive workshops to adults and children within SEN and Mental Health services. He holds a certificate in Counselling and Counselling Skills from Birkbeck University of London and is currently undertaking an Integrative Transpersonal Psychotherapy training at CCPE. Sam works with clients at Mind in Enfield and Fresh Start Psychotherapy.