About Us

Willow Grove Consultants was founded with a view to increasing the Mental Health support available to elite athletes and sporting organisations

Our passion for sporting excellence and athlete wellbeing provides the ideal environment for increasing awareness of the mental health difficulties that elite athletes face in a high pressure industry

Mark McGuigan is our Director and Lead Mental Health Consultant.

A HCPC Registerd Occupational Therapist, he graduated from York St. John Unversity in 2010.

Mark specialises in the prevention and treatment of mental illness, with a key focus on supporting individuals with a diagnosis of depression.


In addition to his experience working with elite athletes, Mark has significant experience in managing long-term inpatient mental health services for both adults and children, with further experience in acute services - supporting individuals experiencing a mental health crisis requiring admission to hospital.

Dr Sarah Williams is our Consultant Counselling Psychologist.

Dr Sarah has worked extensively with children, adolescents and adults and can support clients with a full range of issues including anxiety, depression, and adjustment issues.

Dr Sarah has clinical experience and formal training in Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy and Third Wave CBT Approaches (such as Compassion Focussed Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy).

Dr Sarah’s particular area of expertise is in working with adolescents with emotional and behavioural problems including eating disorders, self-harm, anxiety, and self-esteem issues.  Dr Sarah has a strong interest in women's health, including post-natal depression and supporting women coming to terms with other health and personal issues.