The Rivers Team

The Rivers Centre multi-disciplinary team consists of a range of professionals including clinical psychologists, cognitive behavioural therapists, psychiatrists and an art therapist, all of whom practice as psychotherapists. All our therapists are registered with and abide by the ethical guidelines of their respective professional bodies.

Clinicians

Claire Fyvie, MA, MSc, PhD CPsychol
Head of Service
Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr Fyvie qualified as a clinical psychologist in 1988. She spent her early career working for a number of NGOs in developing countries, but became involved in the field of traumatic stress in the wake of the Piper Alpha disaster. Responding to the growing demand in the NHS for specialist trauma treatment, she co-founded the Rivers Centre with her colleague Chris Freeman in 1997. She has been Director of the Centre since that time.   


Gill Moreton, BA, CQSW
Lead Clinician for External Contracts
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Ms Moreton began her professional career as a child and family social worker, specialising in child protection and working closely with colleagues from the police. In 1996 she was involved in the immediate response to the shootings at Dunblane Primary School and in the establishment of the Support Centre where she worked for the next five years providing a practical and therapeutic service to the families, community and professionals affected by the incident. Since then she has specialised in the treatment of children and adults affected by trauma. Gill joined the Rivers Centre in June 2002.


Katharine Logan, MB ChB, MRCGP, MRCPsych, MPhil
Consultant Psychiatrist / Psychotherapist

Dr. Logan completed general practice training before entering psychiatry and training in psychotherapy (CBT. She is a BABCP accredited therapist and recently completed Level 3 EMDR training.  She has worked at the Rivers Centre since 1998 and was appointed a Consultant Psychiatrist / Psychotherapist in 2004.  Her interests include maximising outcome by employing a combination of psychological, pharmacological and psychosocial approaches and the treatment of complex cases with co-morbidity. She enjoys lecturing and supervising and has participated in several multi-centre trials.


Paula Easton, DClinPsychol, MA
Clinical Psychologist

Dr Easton first worked as a psychology assistant at the Rivers Centre in 1999 where she was involved in both clinical and research work. She worked on the initial stages of the literature review and consultation regarding the model of Psychological First Aid and was on the organising committee for the European Conference on Traumatic Stress in 2001. She began the post graduate clinical psychology training course at the University of Edinburgh in 2001 and following qualification in 2004 she returned to work at the Rivers Centre.


Judy Wilkinson
Art Therapist

Judy studied Drawing and Painting at undergraduate and post graduate level at Edinburgh College of Art in the 1970s. In 1996 she completed post graduate training in Art Therapy. After a number of years working as Art Therapist in a variety of settings while maintaining her own art making practice, she joined the Rivers Centre team in 2001. Since 2005 she has also trained in a number of the emerging ‘energy psychology’ methods including EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and combines these, where appropriate, with her core practice in Art Psychotherapy. She is particularly interested in ways of accessing and working with the non verbal aspects of traumatic experience.


Heather Hillen
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Heather worked with drug users in the Harm Reduction Team for 8 years and through supporting this vulnerable client group developed an interest in working with trauma. She completed her Post Graduate Diploma in CBT in 2007 and joined the Rivers Centre team in 2008. She has recently completed Level 3 EMDR training. She continues to have a particular interest in working with adults who have a co-morbid drug or alcohol problem and a trauma reaction.


Lize Van-Niekerk
Counselling Psychologist


Administrators

Jacquie Balkan

Project Manager


Angela Scott
Medical Secretary


Lotte Hocking

Project Support Officer


Susan McConville
Emergency Services Administrator



Last Reviewed: 23/01/2017