The Complex Trauma and Dissociation Clinic

Meet the CTAD Team

The CTAD clinic offers a specialist service for professionals interested in receiving training, supervision and consultation in the field of dissociative disorders, as well as individual therapeutic services for people with these conditions.


Most of our work is 'face-to-face', although we can also provide some services via Skype, for example, supervision and in some cases, therapy. This is helpful for people who live too far from our base to travel easily.


CTAD works alongside the West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group to develop referral pathways for people needing specialist help with conditions such as Dissociative Identity Disorder. We have a number of therapists highly experienced in treating dissociative disorders and assisting in building awareness of such conditions.






If you are interested in finding out about the other work offered by members of our team, for example, treatment of more common problems such as depression, anxiety, OCD, please click on the Home image below, which will take you to our partner page, Cheshire Psychology.

CTAD is run by Dr Mike Lloyd, BA, MSc, DClinPsych, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist specialising in complex trauma and dissociative disorders. As well as running CTAD and Cheshire Psychology, Mike recently left his NHS post in a community adult mental health team in Cheshire to begin work as a consultant for the Ministry of Defence, offering mental health support to serving military personnel. Prior to this, Mike spent five years working in child & adolescent / paediatric mental health.


Mike is a member of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD), having previously been on the ESTD Board and also a UK contact person. Mike teaches on the ESTD four day foundation course ("Assessment and Treatment of Dissociative Disorders") and Liverpool University's Clinical Doctorate course. He is a lifetime member of First Person Plural, the UK's most prominent expert-by-experience organisation for Dissociative Identity Disorder. He has presented in the UK, Europe and Canada. He is renovating a house in North Wales in preparation for a new clinic and rescues cats with the RSPCA.

Carol Broad lives in rural Cheshire; she is an Integrative Psychotherapist with personal experience of dissociation and trauma. Carol has spoken at multiple conferences within the UK and internationally about Dissociative Identity Disorder, sharing both her experience and expertise in the hope others can benefit. Carol is a member of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD) and the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Carol is studying for an MA in psychotherapy, specialising in dissociation. She has worked in voluntary sector counselling services, employee referral services and now runs a successful private practice. Carol is skilled in offering online psychotherapy to clients from across the globe. Outside of work, Carol is a keen gardener, enjoys spending time with her granddaughters, and loves to travel. 

About CTAD

Beverley Knight lives in Cheshire with her husband, cats and dogs. She is a qualified Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist who has worked extensively for the last 12 years in the field of Trauma. Beverley has worked in a variety of settings, ranging from working with Looked After Children in the care setting, direct work with Local Authorities and Foster Care agencies, the NHS, the voluntary sector and in private practice. Beverley has a special interest in the field of Trauma and Dissociation and has undertaken significant study in this area of specialism. She is a committed therapist and has a passion for empowering others. In her spare time, Beverley enjoys spending time with her grandson and walking her three dogs.

Dr Lisa Nolan, MA (Hons), DClinPsych, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, qualified  in 1999 and has been working in the field of adult mental health ever since.  Having worked in both Community Mental Health Teams and inpatient settings, Lisa has significant experience in conducting specialised psychological assessments and delivering interventions and therapy for a wide range of complex presenting difficulties.  Lisa is trained in a  variety of psychological models and therapies, including Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and has a particular interest in the field of PTSD and Dissociative Disorders. 


Lisa is based in Macclesfield and offers assessment and therapeutic services. 

Dr Gemma Hollington, BSc (Hons), DClinPsych, is a Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience in the field of complex mental health, and a particular interest in the field of Trauma and Dissociation.  Since qualifying in 2005, she has spent most of her career working in the NHS, providing specialist assessments, therapy, training and consultation, within both Community Mental Health Teams and a range of physical health services (cardiac care, diabetes, stroke rehab and cancer).   Gemma is trained in a variety of psychological models and therapies, and is always looking to further develop her skills and expertise.  She is currently training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and has a developing interest in somatic psychology and bringing the body into therapy.  Gemma lives on the Wirral peninsula and loves spending time outdoors in nature.  She enjoys walking and camping.

Anna Perrin is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years of experience of working in adult mental health services within the NHS. She is a member of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD) and the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Anna has a longstanding interest in complex trauma and dissociation. Her work is underpinned by psychodynamic thinking, while also using approaches derived from more recent neuroscientific and somatic research into the impact of trauma. She is trained in the use of Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR). Anna has extensive experience of assessing and working therapeutically with complex mental health difficulties, including dissociative disorders. She is trained to undertake diagnostic assessment using the Structured Clinical Interview for Dissociative Disorders (SCID-D).

Anna is a keen gardener and enjoys walking in the Shropshire hills near her home.

Dr Zoe Ball, BSc., MSc., DClinPsych,

Chartered Clinical Psychologist 


Zoe completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2008 at The University of Liverpool.  Most of her career has been within the NHS working in several settings, including with people with learning disabilities and autism, those experiencing mental health difficulties, and also people with physical health problems (including cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and cardiac conditions).  More recently her experience has also included working with Law Enforcement Officers and she is able to provide Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) where appropriate.