About

Leading psychological rehabilitation

Moving Minds is a niche provider of psychological services for the legal, insurance, public sector and employment markets with 15 years’ experience. We have unrivalled clinical governance and have successfully treated thousands of patients exclusively using evidence-based treatments in a stepped care model. Using only the best clinical practices ensures that our clients get on the road to recovery as quickly as possible.

Market-Leading Clinical Governance

Every aspect of our clinical work, from psychological assessments to treatment is supervised by our clinical team, made up of experienced clinical psychologists and backed up by a host of other medical professionals including, psychiatrists, disability experts and surgeons.

An Unrivalled Clinical Network

Our nationwide clinical network numbers 2,200 psychologists, psychiatrists, CBT therapists and counsellors trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Mindfulness. Each therapist is rigorously vetted, their work overseen by our clinical team and their clinical outcomes monitored and graded. Our sister company, EMDR Extra, has trained thousands of clinicians.

A History of Innovation

Throughout its 15-year history Moving Minds has set the benchmark in clinical innovation. We introduced psychometric tests to the rehabilitation market, a practice that has now become standard. We were the first provider to offer EMDR and are still the only provider with an EMDR Europe accredited trainer on our clinical team. We published the largest ever academic study of Road Traffic Accident victims with travel anxiety.

Our latest innovation brings the entirety of a patient’s treatment journey online, offering the same levels of treatment efficacy and clinical governance of our face to face products while increasing accessibility and cutting costs.

2001

Moving Minds established in London by Dr. Manda Holmshaw and Wilson Carswell

2005

Finalist British Insurance Awards
Finalist Rehab First Awards

2006

Finalist British Insurance Awards

2007

Finalist British Insurance Awards
Finalist Rehab First Awards

2010

Winner Rehab First Awards

Finalist Insurance Times Awards
Finalist Proclaim Personal Injury Awards

2011

Moving Minds publishes the largest study in the world comparing CBT and EMDR treatment for people with travel phobia

Winner Claims Innovation Awards

Finalist Insurance Fraud Awards

2014

Finalist Rehab First Awards
Finalist Eclipse Personal Injury Awards

2015

Winner Eclipse Personal Injury Awards

Finalist Rehab First Awards
Finalist Insurance Times Awards

2016

Launch of our online patient portal

Finalist Claims Innovation Awards

 

Our network

Moving Minds’ network includes over 2,200 clinicians, including:

  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Counselling Psychologists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • CBT therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Psychiatrists
  • Educational psychologists
  • Health psychologists
  • Forensic psychologists
  • EMDR therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Play therapists
  • Couples counsellors

Our network coverage map shows all our clinicians mapped against population density in the UK

Our team

Dr. Manda Holmshaw

BA(Hons), MA(Clinical Psychology), PhD, Dip (Cognitive behavior therapy) CEO & Clinical Director

Dr Manda Holmshaw is a British Psychological Society Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist who has worked in both the NHS and private health care. She has a keen interest in trauma and its consequences. This interest developed whilst appointed as a senior lecturer at Medunsa (Medical University of South Africa). Dr Holmshaw was also the first National HIV/AIDS Prevention Coordinator from 1991-1994. She has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of post traumatic stress disorders, anxiety, depression and stress related disorders as well as in preparing legal reports for the courts, especially after traumatic road, train and plane accidents and serious physical illness.

Morag Heighway

Business Development Manager

Morag’s background is in the field of insurance claims, as a Chartered Insurer with a law degree. A long-standing member of the Rehabilitation Working Party and the UK Rehabilitation Council, Morag has contributed to the development of The Rehabilitation Code and industry best practice guides including the drafting of the UKRC Rehabilitation Standards, and continues to be involved in industry initiatives supporting the use of rehabilitation for injured people. In addition, Morag's experience in insurance and legal worlds gives a solid understanding of customer requirements and of the importance of the excellent service delivery both for our customers and for the people referred to us.

David Swanepoel

Non-Executive Director

David is an insurance entrepreneur with extensive experience in life (re)insurance. He is currently a Director of Assithèque AG, a regulated Insurance Agency in Vaduz, Liechtenstein, and of Assithèque GmbH, an Insurance Boutique in Zurich, Switzerland. His previous roles include that of founder and Chief Executive of a Life Assurance company in Liechtenstein, Head of a Life & Health at a Zurich-based Reinsurance company, Marketing Actuary at a large German Reinsurance company, and Head of Actuarial Development at a major South African Life Office. He was one of the founding members of Moving Minds.