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



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Suzie Chick is a trainee in integrative transpersonal therapy. She is a volunteer counselor at Mind in Hammersmith and at Kingston Women’s Centre. She is a blogger and writes reviews for Therapy Today magazine. 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