Our Team

Megan Karnes

Megan Karnes



Counsellor BA (Hons), Dip. Clinical Supervision and Consultancy, Prim. Cert CBT, National Advocacy Qualification, Independent Mental Health Advocate, Independent Capacity Advocate, MBACP.

After leaving her role running a national charity for who people who experience Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Megan Karnes, Director of HoardingUK, launched a one page website.

Having supported people who hoard, their family/friends and professionals in her nearly five years at that organisation, hoarding stood out as an area of Mental Health in which discriminatory practice was common.

Discriminatory because people who were dealing with hoarding tendencies were getting all the backlash and none of the support.

Integrating Megan Karnes’ thirteen years experience of supporting people who compulsively hoard, family, friends, neighbours and professionals, HoardingUK is an organisation committed to increasing choice and control for people who compulsively hoard while ensuring the professionals are empowered to provide appropriate and effective interventions.

Margaret Hooper Msc

Margaret Hooper Msc

Clinical Services Manager


Msc Counselling Psychology, Chartered Counselling Psychologist, BABCP accredited CBT Therapist. Margaret, psychologist, is a co-author of Overcoming Hoarding.

Margaret is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Counselling Psychologist with a special interest in hoarding. She has co-faciliated the East Ham Hoarding Support Group since its inception in 2005.

Dr Gianetta Rands

Dr Gianetta Rands

Medical Advisor


Dr Rands worked in Camden and Islington NHS Trust as a Consultant Psychiatrist and has honorary contracts with the University College London Department of Mental Health Sciences and the Whittington Hospital.  She specializes is cognitive impairment due to dementias and delirium, mental capacity assessments and management, and the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric illnesses presenting in older people. Throughout her career she has had major roles in postgraduate training, as Membership examiner, and on several Committees of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

We are able to write letters, make calls and work to bring professionals and people who
deal with hoarding behaviours to find a way forward.  Please get in touch by letter, phone or email.

Davina House
137-149 Goswell Road
London EC1V 7ET

T: 020 3239 1600

Office hours:  10:00-17:00 Monday-Friday