Our Practitioners at the Child Development Centre

Meet the Team

The Mulhall Integration Programme has been developed over the past 29 years, first by David Mulhall and in the last 8 years, by Alexander Mulhall.

We have treated more than 3300 families and tailor-make each programme to the individual. We now employ a system based multi-modality approach, while ensuring each case is treated as both individual and unique.


Alexander Mulhall
B.Sc (Hons)
Alexander is the lead therapist and CEO at The Child Development Centre. London born, he was educated at King's College Wimbledon and Harrow School and later graduated from Leeds. He was trained by specifically by David, for 3 years in the unique MIP method and is now is a specialist and recognised leader in the field of retained primitive reflexes. Since taking over the centre 5 years ago, he has sought to integrate a multi disciplinary approach to the programmes offered. He is a trained Psychotherapist and has a comprehensive understanding of the body and the implications of its physical nature. As a child, David treated him for Dyslexic traits and as a young adult, he experienced many sporting injuries. Alexander believes that understanding and coping with these incidents, have enabled him to bring insights to the therapies offered in the centre which no text book could replicate. He has the same passion and commitment, much as his late father, and has contributed new approaches to the Mulhall Integration Programme, which have enhanced and progressed the successes that the centre is now experiencing. He now also oversees the delegation of all modalities required by each individual seen at the centre.

Constance Novis
B Mus Perf (Toronto), MA DMP
A graduate of the University of Roehampton’s Master’s Degree programme in Dance Movement Psychotherapy, Constance is a member of the UK Association for Dance Movement Psychotherapy (ADMP UK). To date, she has nearly 900 hours experience in placement, 235 of which were direct clinical hours facilitating DMP sessions in groups and one to one. She has worked with children with special educational needs, Autism Spectrum Disorder, selective mutism, Down’s Syndrome and gender transition. She has worked with adults in a psychiatric acute community team setting, and in a national mental health charity with people with severe and enduring mental health issues who are living in the Recovery Model in the community. She also works with adults with multiple and complex needs, intellectual difficulties and Autism Spectrum Disorder. In addition, she has a specialist interest in using embodiment to understand and manage the effects of trans-generationally transmitted trauma.

About DMP


David Mulhall
B.Sc (Hons)
Following a successful career in Reuters, David Mulhall B.Sc. decided on a complete change to pursue an interest in a field that had always fascinated him. He set up the Clinic 1995 specialising in treatment in the then unknown field of developmental delay. For the next 20 years David steadily built a reputation as a pioneer in this poorly understood area of developmental health. In 2009 he started using the term Retained Reflex Syndrome in order to draw attention to the many different ways reflexes can inhibit personal development. This term is now widely used and accepted as having great significance in many developmental delay conditions. In 2010 he began to to experience problems with speech which was eventually diagnosed in 2012 as Pseudobulbar Palsy, a slow form of MND. In 2015 David stepped away from the centre after training Alexander one 2 one for three years. Sadly David passed away in 2020.

Catherine Rick
Practice Manager
Catherine is our first point of contact and caring ear. She is always on hand to answer queries and help where possible. Catherine is our contact point, but is also a mother and understands a parent's concerns of a child who may not be fulfilling their potential or that are facing adversity.

Ella Carey
Nutritionist
Ella is a registered kinesiologist & nutritionist, focussing on the gut/brain link. After healing her son of acute anxiety through diet & supplementation, she developed a passion for working with families and patients of all ages with a range of neurological & mind level symptoms from anxiety to autism. Ella uses a combination approach of diagnostic clinical laboratory tests, alongside her wealth of knowledge and kinesiology testing. Using both methods, she can support the body in its primary functions & identify the root cause of the health issue, as well as how to optimise its innate healing ability. Working example: Often, the stressor is a pathogen such as yeast, fungus, bacteria or heavy metal - and these can cause a functional nutritional deficiency (i.e. mercury is present and residing on the receptor site for minerals - so blocking the cells ability to uptake zinc, for instance. Metal toxicity along with zinc deficiency can cause a host of issues - from developmental delay to depression. Ella is also conscious of the emotion around food and its place in our lives. Being trained in several psychotherapeutic approaches, she can advise strategies and techniques to alleviate concerns and ensure any necessary changes to our usual food plan are manageable and straightforward.

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