Junior Henry offers a warm and confidential space where you will feel supported as you explore and gain insight into the difficulties or unexpected challenges that can leave you with feelings of being overwhelmed, lost or isolated.
Junior says he is not there to give advice or tell you what to do, but that he is there to help you to try to understand and unravel what is going on in your world. He believes counselling is a space for you to talk about whatever maybe causing you distress or upset.
Adriana is a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and a registered member of the BACP based in Central London (W1), Chiswick (W4) and Clapham (SW4). She works with individuals and couples drawing from psychoanalytic and existential approaches. She has worked in the field of counselling and psychotherapy for several years in London and abroad for a number of organisations including Westminster Mind, Cruse Bereavement and the NHS IAPT service.
Adriana has worked with individuals presenting with anxiety, stress, panic attacks, depression, trauma, learning disabilities, HIV, agoraphobia, bereavement and loss, relationship difficulties, suicide, addiction, eating disorders, sleep disorders, sexual abuse, leukaemia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, amongst others.
She has trained in Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy and in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. She has received additional specialist training in Bereavement & Loss, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. She enjoys continually expanding on her training and development.
Her previous experience in the corporate world working for multinational organisations across the globe at a managerial level also informs her practice, as she understands the challenges of the corporate working environment and its impacts upon individuals.
Adriana has a breadth of experience in working with life transitions such as young adulthood, motherhood, midlife, bereavement & loss and the anxiety, sense of despair and sometimes depression brought about from these changes in life.
“Helping clients to find meaning, purpose and a stronger sense of self in their world is an important part of my work as a therapist. I consider a privilege to be part of the process of self-discovery and reconstruction in others, assisting them to identify ways to become more creative with their lives and to move to more sophisticated patterns of thinking, feeling and being”.
Adrien Tempier is a Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist. He is particularly aware of the high support needs required to help people with co-morbid mental health problems, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, substance misuse, domestic violence, bereavement, eating disorders, suicide and self-harming patterns of behaviour.
Adrien is an integrative practitioner and values a range of psychotherapeutic modalities. His experience with people with varying life problems and mental health issues have allowed him to apply his knowledge of individualising intervention to match the body-psycho-social needs of people with psychologically distressing lives and enduring emotional and mental health needs. Working with a variety of approaches enables him to be more open and creative in his ability to reach out to people despite the many challenges in communication and life circumstances.
Alastair Hinch trained in both psychodynamic and existential approaches, and has a background in philosophy. He helps people explore and re-evaluate the parts of their life that are causing confusion or distress. He has a particular interest and experience in questions of meaning and loss, anxiety and identity.
Alastair has lived and worked in several different parts of the world, and previously worked in the fields of IT, web development, and fundraising. This variety of life experience enables him to work well with people of diverse backgrounds. He seeks to help people meet the challenges of life with renewed awareness, self-acceptance and resolve. He believes a lot of our difficulties can stem from what it means simply to be a human being in a complex and challenging world – that we don’t always realise that it is understandable that we feel the way we do.
He aims to provide a warm and collaborative space where clients will feel free to explore their troubles and dilemmas, and where they can work together to develop fresh perspectives and a new sense of possibility.
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Alex Gracian is in his third year of training as an integrative psychotherapist, of a four-year postgraduate Diploma Programme in Counselling & Psychotherapy, at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE). Prior to this he completed the one-year Foundation course Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Alex Neumann is a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor who works from a humanistic approach (the Gestalt approach in particular). This means she focuses her work on the client’s individual experience, exploring choices, creative adjustments and self-actualisation based on the ‘here-and-now’. Together with her clients, she explores the meaning we make of our experiences and how we might be limiting ourselves by responding habitually and automatically to new situations, leaving us with a sense of ‘being stuck’.
Alex has a particular interest in the existential questions of human experience, the fear and pain of losing a loved one or feeling abandoned, feeling directionless and questioning our place in the world, the longing for meaningful connection with others, fear of death and time running out, and transitioning from one life stage into the next. She also takes an interest in the wider picture of how we are influenced by our family systems, what roles we took up in our family of origin and how this might still be part of how we form relationships today as adults, especially with our children and partners.
Alex trained at Metanoia Institute London/Middlesex University and is a registered member of the UKCP.
Anil Kosar is a qualified counselor, psychotherapist and a registered member of the BACP. She has worked across all age groups – dealing with depression, anxiety, addiction, self-harm, bereavement, abandonment, OCD, bullying, low confidence, trauma, abuse as well as relationship and sexual issues.
Anil offers an integrative therapy that draws on a variety of therapeutic approaches, (humanistic, existential and analytic) depending on client needs and sensibilities. But aside from theoretical foundations, Anil believes that the quality of the therapeutic relationship is at the heart of her work – perceiving trust and safety as the core elements towards a positive therapeutic outcome.
Whether therapy is required because of depression, anxiety, trauma or indefinable feelings of dissatisfaction, Anil provides a safe and confidential setting in which thoughts and feelings can be discussed – free from judgement or prejudice.
Anil holds a Masters degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling from Regent’s University, London. Prior to this, she trained at Spectrum – the centre for humanistic and integrative psychotherapy in North London.
In addition to her private practice, Anil has worked with NHS, mental health organisations, charities and educational institutions
Anna Gyorfi is a psychoanalytically trained counsellor and Clinical Psychologist, and a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (cPsychol). She studied clinical psychology at Semmelweis University of Medicine and Psychoanalysis at the Hungarian Psychoanalytic Society. Her professional experience covers working with children, adolescents and their families in a clinical setting, supporting parents and young people as school counsellor and working with adults psychodynamically in private practice.
Anna works mainly with psychoanalytic approach to help clients gain insight into their difficulties, establish a greater understanding of their motivation, and enable them to find more appropriate ways of coping or bring about changes in their thinking and behaviour. This work involves exploring feelings, beliefs, thoughts and relevant events, sometimes from childhood and personal history.
Anna Purser is a relational integrative therapist who recognises that starting therapy can take courage, not least because its effects can be life changing. She believes that there is no one privileged perspective from which the truth can be known, and the first step towards not being unconsciously influenced by something is to become conscious of it.
Ariana is currently in her last year of a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at the University of East London and her area of interest is in developmental psychology – how the motivations, tasks and concerns of our particular lifestage (e.g. adolescence, early, mid or late adulthood) interact with our relationships and our environment generally. Being of mixed heritage herself, she is also interested in how our culture influences our experiences.
Her current research is a quantitative study of experiences of parenting across the lifespan, focusing on midlife. She is specifically looking at how the age of our children interacts with midlife parenting and at the differences of these experiences between men and women.
Her approach is integrative – she draws upon a variety of models, including psychodynamic, gestalt and CBT – according to the needs of her client.
Alongside her work as a therapist, she has been a qualified teacher, specialising in Secondary education, for fifteen years, and combines her knowledge and experience in both disciplines (psychology and teaching) to support her clients in reaching their individual goals, whatever they may be.
Arti Mehan is a Counselling Psychologist who is in her final year of training. She is trained in CBT, psychodynamic and person-centred approach. She describes her therapeutic approach as integrative and facilitates her clients to confront their troubles at a pace that suits them. She has particular interest in depression, anxiety, stress, anger, family and relationships.
Arti has a background of working with children and adolescents and has also worked with people who have special needs. Her variety of work experience enables her to work well within her client’s different backgrounds. She believes that personal therapy is a journey of exploration of the self and she seeks to support her clients to accept themselves whilst developing an increased self-awareness. Her approach allows clients to have a better understanding of themselves which in turn helps them to meet their personal challenges with newfound dynamics.
She aims to provide a warm ambient atmosphere for her client’s, where they can feel at ease and form a collaborative therapeutic relationship.
Barney Lyons’ training is in integrative psychotherapy, involving psychodynamic, relational and body psychotherapy. His approach is a relational, talking approach that invites awareness of the deeper subconscious processes in order to help resolve negative destructive behaviour, feelings and thought patterns in a safe and containing environment. He has experience and expertise in bereavement and loss, intrusive thoughts, depression, stress and anxiety.
Bathma Thailan is an experienced Psychotherapist and therapeutic counsellor with over 30 years extensive working knowledge of psychological processes, health care and well-being.
She has lived and enjoyed the rich experiences of both the East and the West and having studied psychotherapy, she can greatly appreciate different cultures and family roots and the issues that can arise. She values the uniqueness of the individual, their concerns and aspirations. She offers an integrative approach using her skills drawn from psychosynthesis modality, behavioural tools, psychodynamic and interpersonal models.
Bathma’s approach is caring, sensitive yet incisive, always holding the well-being and development of the individual foremost. She works with the individual to evaluate their needs, hear their issues and support their anxieties. Her aim is always to give the individual a safe space in which to explore their issues and face their difficulties.
Bathma trained at the Institute of Psychosynthesis and qualified as a Psychosynthesis Counsellor and Psychotherapist. She is registered and accredited with UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and is a member of (Association of Psychospiritual Psychotherapists). She has additional qualifications as a registered nurse. I have an extensive working experience
My work is rooted in working with people who are suffering from depression, generalised anxiety, stress and adjustment difficulties at work and personal life, guilt, shame, self-doubt and lack of direction.
Béatrice de Lajudie has lived in several different parts of the world, and previously worked in the field of finance in Paris. She decided several years ago to embark on a journey of self development and went back to university to study counselling.
After qualifying as a counsellor Béatrice worked in various places such as GP practices, charities, and private organisations working with individuals facing a wide range of challlenges. This variety of life experience enables her to enjoy working with people of diverse backgrounds. She offers open ended face to face psychotherapy sessions to individuals in either English or French.
Béatric sees her role as a facilitator in the therapeutic settings for you to explore freely your life and your relationships with others. Her approach to counselling is based on bringing forth your individuality and your uniqueness. To this end she works in a non judgemental way and will engage with you in a relationship based upon confidentiality and openness.
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Brett Garcia trained at CPPD in North London and completed a Humanistic Integrative Counselling post graduate course. Now working towards accreditation and registration with BACP. The modalities of the course include the following; Person-centred approach, Transaction Analysis, Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamics.
Brett’s clinical training has covered working with black and minorities of ethnic groups who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia and other associated mental health problems who have committed crime and due to their condition were hospitalised. Part of the therapeutic intervention was to provide support and integrate them living back in the community where they can manage their daily lives.
Brett worked with clients short term and open ended using psychodynamics and psychoanalytical intervention. Much of the work was explorative of family dynamics, childhood and linking the unconscious to the conscious to give more awareness and insight into who we are as individuals.
Prior to his clinical training Brett had extensive experience in working with individuals who have experienced sexual, psychical, emotional and finance abuse, depression, low self-esteem, decreased confidence and motivation, self loss and loss of self identity and loss of sense of belonging. He also experience with domestic violence – women and children/adolescent and group setting, working with men who have committed violence to their partner and receive violence from their partner. Brett has an interest and some experience of how men perceive themselves in society and as fathers.
Brigette Neita-Bailey uses mainly psychoanalytic, psychodynamic and integrative approaches based on the client’s needs. She helps clients to gain insight of their unconscious processing and having a greater understanding of themselves and the problems they are struggling with.
She enables clients to become more self-aware and better informed in problem-solving, behaviour modification and how to develop effective coping strategies.
Brigette believes that being in therapy helps clients to come to terms with their issues, to find purpose, and to get direction for their lives. Therapy avails to every client a safe space to work through their emotions.
Caz Binstead is qualified counsellor, working with individuals and young people (age 13+) in private practice. She is on the BACP register of UK counsellors, and abides by their ethical guidelines. As an advocate of continual training and development in the mental health field, Caz is about to embark on further study, in Mindfulness Psychotherapy at The University of Oxford.
Caz is an integrative therapist which means she draws on different psychotherapeutic theories to give a unique, flexible and more exploratory way of working. She hopes clients will find in her, a ‘real’ person, who will put the relationship at the heart of the work. She works in a creative way to strengthen her client’s intuitive self. Creating a safe and trusting space for her clients is of utmost importance.
She specialises in working with clients who are concerned with managing anxiety (and related disorders, such as panic attacks, social anxiety, perfection anxiety, OCD…). Anxiety is a natural part of life, but for some people, it feels like it takes over their lives. It can often lead to ensuing questions around self-identity and self-esteem, and Caz is keen to work with clients on these issues.
Caz also has a breadth of experience working with bereavement, as well as other forms of loss, such as illness, chronic pain or sudden change in life. She previously worked as a bereavement counsellor, and currently, at a Dementia service as clinical supervisor of counsellors and art therapists.
Aside from her private practice, she has experience in a number of other agencies and a variety of different areas of work. Most recently, she worked as a young person’s counsellor for the BRIT school of performing arts, London. She also counselled and managed for The Awareness Centre in conjunction with Lambeth NHS IAPT service.
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Cecilia Barnett provides short-term and long term counselling for individual clients in a safe and confidential environment. Her modality is integrative counselling. As an integrative counsellor, she draws on different therapeutic models, such as humanistic, psychodynamic and existential to meet the need of individual client.
Cecilia’s therapeutic relationship built with you as a client is based on respect, openness and trust. The non-judgemental and warm environment, allow you to talk about life challenges (both past and present), begin to understand more clearly the nature and origins of your difficulties, and make changes for a brighter future when you are ready.
Cecilia has a BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling.
Cemaliye Deran is a qualified and experienced person-centred Counsellor and Integrative Psychotherapist. Some of her previous background experience includes working in the addiction field (drug and alcohol); parenting; elderly; school counsellor – working with young people (11-19yrs), and in the NHS working with individuals and couples. She has worked extensively in the areas of: addictions, trauma, relationship issues, anxiety and depression.
Cemaliye works intuitively with her clients, offering a depth of understanding in a safe, non-judgmental space where they can explore the issues that bring them into therapy. She believes it is the quality of the ‘therapeutic relationship’ that can offer an opportunity for profound healing and change. She works from the premise that clients have an innate ability to know what is right for them – ultimately, there is a struggle to move from a place of dependence to a place of developing autonomy.
Cemaliye also has a combined honours degree in Anthropology & Sociology and is particularly interested in the interplay between culture, identity and power. She is herself a second-generation, British Turkish-Cypriot who is passionate about equality and offering a therapeutic space that implicitly honours and respects difference.
Charanjot Kaur Jutla is a Counselling Psychologist and Integrative Psychotherapist currently on a doctoral training programme at Metanoia Institute. She provides both short-term and long-term counselling to individuals using an integrative approach comprising Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioural therapies. As a current Prison Counsellor at HMP Brixton and former School Counsellor, Charanjot’s breadth of experience with client’s from varying backgrounds is portrayed as well as with differing issues such as depression, anxiety, bullying, psychosomatic illnesses and family/childhood relationships.
Charanjot thrives to provide a client-centred therapeutic environment by creatively integrating therapeutic approaches tailored to each individual’s needs. Her focus on working collaboratively with clients ensures that a healthy therapeutic relationship is formed comprising a holding and trusting space, which allows the client to feel safe in exploring their psychological and emotional difficulties. Charanjot aims to establish greater self-awareness within her clients by facilitating them to achieve interpersonal and intrapersonal understanding in order to lead more fulfulling and healthy lives.
As an integrative counsellor/psychotherapist, Charles Gordon-Graham sees the client as a unique individual living within a wider context of community, society, culture and world. We each have our own struggles and dilemmas, our painful memories and our anxieties about the future, but we also have the potential to change at least how we deal with them and relate to them, and the meanings we find in them. The aim of counselling and psychotherapy is to provide opportunities for you to talk about issues explore your feelings, values and life choices, increase your awareness, and to expand your repertoire of ways of viewing and relating to yourself, others and the world.
Being integrative in outlook, Charles draws from various approaches in counselling and psychotherapy. Mindfulness is central to his way of working – mindfulness is noticing, allowing and being with whatever you are experiencing. In addition to dialogue, counselling and psychotherapy with Charles can also involve experiential work, role plays and guided visualisations. Sometimes he may suggest books for you to read.
As a counsellor/ psychotherapist Charles has experience of working with issues such as bereavement, loss, illness, workplace bullying, trauma, sexuality, family and relationship difficulties, and more general depression and anxiety. He is interested in working with anger and other emotions through mindfulness. He has an interest in issues of meaning (e.g. in the contexts of ageing and ‘mid-life crisis’) and in creative ways of working with dreams (particularly drawing on Jungian and gestalt approaches), and is particularly interested in exploring clients’ spirituality for those who are interested in that.
Chrissie Foyle is an integrative psychotherapist training at CCPE, about to enter into the 4th year of a Master’s degree course in Transpersonal Counselling & Psychotherapy. She takes an holistic approach, therefore drawing upon a variety of therapeutic techniques. She has successfully helped clients overcome difficulties around: addiction, depression, anxiety, isolation and loss. She has also worked with victims of abuse and those suffering with suicidal ideation.
Chrissie’s therapeutic focus is on personal growth and helping her clients regain meaning in their life. She has a particular interest in working with co-dependency, and the effects of dysfunctional family/relationships. She has experience in both short-term counselling and longer-term therapy. Previous experience includes working for various charitable agencies: Age UK, Maytree & The Caravan Counselling Service.
Christine Blake is trained as an attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapist, which gives her an in depth understanding of the importance of relationships in helping to shape our experiences in early childhood and throughout our lives.
As an attachment-based practitioner, she aims to work in a relational way to support you to build a sense of security in yourself and your relationships with others in order to develop the internal resources to cope with the many challenges life brings.
Through a psychoanalytic approach she aims to support you to make sense of and find strategies to address unconscious thoughts that can lead to frustrating and repetitive behavioural patterns that can keep you stuck and prevent you from achieving your full potential.
Her practice is underpinned by knowledge of trauma, abuse and loss with a background of 25 years of working with people in the community. Christine says through working with a diverse range of people it has helped her to appreciate the importance of loving relationships and how much people struggle with feeling abandoned and alone, sometimes in the face of terrible depression, anxiety and loss. Her aim is to work through painful or difficult experiences with gentleness and warmth to provide a secure base in which it is possible to slowly build trust in an ongoing therapeutic relationship and be empowered to engage in the world in a new way.
Christine sees counselling and psychotherapy as a joint venture in which each therapeutic relationship is unique. You are your own expert and she aims to bring her skills and experience to facilitate and empower you to get in touch with your own meaning and purpose.
Christine also offers telephone and skype services.
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Christopher Headon offers a secure, confidential, non-judgemental space that clients can use to tell him about their personal and emotional distress. He offers his feedback and perspectives based upon his extensive experience to help his clients become more aware and therefore better able to manage their anxieties and feel more free.
He is an integrative therapist in that he employs a wide range of approaches as is appropriate to a particular client – including, for example, transpersonal perspectives. He offers psychosexual and relationship therapy for couples and individuals. He also uses a psychodynamic and psychoanalytic approach, working with the conscious and unconscious dynamics as they evolve within the therapeutic relationship.
Christopher is also an accredited supervisor with COSRT, the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy.
Cinzia is a qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. She trained in integrative therapy and holds a degree (hons) in Psychology and a Master degree in Therapeutic Psychology. Cinzia works mainly from a psychodynamic, transactional analysis and person centred approach.
Cinzia has worked in the NHS, for a charity, GP practices and for a private organisation. Thanks to a variety of experience she will offer a personalised approach and a confidential environment where clients can feel safe to build an ongoing therapeutic relationship.
Dan Barnett uses an integrative approach, which consists mainly of the humanistic approaches but is influenced by CBT. He is also influenced by existentialist thought, which includes examining how to find meaning in our lives and how to use the freedom we have to embrace this meaning.
He works with a range of issues, most notably depression and anxiety. He believes that we are often impacted by the everyday circumstances of our lives in ways we are not usually aware of and, if we can explore these, we can grow as people.
Dan provides a safe, person-centred space to explore these issues, and endeavours to be open, honest and non-judgemental. He has a CPCAB diploma in therapeutic counselling.
Danni Plaskett is an experienced Integrative and Transpersonal Psychotherapist drawing on a number of techniques, both creative and talking based to work with her clients. She has worked with victims of sexual, physical and emotional abuse, creating safe and containing environments for clients to process their experiences. She also has experience in helping clients with anxiety and stress caused in the workplace, as well as understanding career direction and underlying potential.
She believes that good therapy is a process of unfoldment; in being with and understanding our life experiences. In engaging with our understanding we begin to gradually build new perspective and eventually define meaning through healing. Danni’s approach is holistic and therefore draws on a number of different tools to help her client’s with this valuable process.
Danni’s background is in business development and marketing for the creative industries. It is where she discovered her love of working with people and the importance of creativity in business and in team and peer interaction. She is a third year student studying for a Postgraduate Counselling & Psychotherapy Diploma (CCPE).
Dave Maunga provides long term and low cost counselling. He is a member of the BACP, and therefore operates within a safe ethical framework. He has worked with individuals presenting Stress, Isolation, Depression and Bereavement at MIND and WBS in London. He is trained in Bereavement Counselling and Mental Health First Aid.
Dave values the importance of staying attuned to the client’s experience and perception of reality. This, he feels, will flourish through being open, trusting and non-judgmental. And will create an environment where one would talk freely about the life challenges (both past and present) that they bring to the therapy room.
Dave is an integrative Counsellor, hence draws from different therapeutic models, such as Psychodynamic, Existential and Person-Centred, to meet the needs of each individual. He has finished a BSc (Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling awaiting Graduation.
Dora Fotopoulou is a qualified counsellor and a member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She holds a Diploma in therapeutic counselling and a Master degree in Integrative counselling and psychotherapy.
Dora is an integrative relational counsellor working with adults in both short or long term therapy and her approach is explorative as well as solution focused and adjusted to the clients’ need. In her integrative approach she places great importance on the dialogical relationship as a creative process and a crucial component of the process of therapeutic change. She believes that the interpersonal dimension of the therapeutic dyad can become the vehicle of change, as emotional needs can be met and conflicts can be resolved in the ‘here and now’ between the therapist and the client.
Her personal philosophy is that life can be challenging at times and that all of us need an authentic exchange when in despair. Each individual has the potential to grow and to self-actualise but while we may try to live our lives, environmental factors might limit our options. Therefore, professionally, Dora embraces equality and a practice that enables independence and attempts to support people to increase their awareness, grow and heal to their full potential.
Her previous studies in archaeology and ancient Greek history helped her to reflect critically on the past-present relation and specifically on how the past is reconstructed and represented into the present. This has informed her psychotherapeutic thinking and practice.
Dora has experience working with clients facing relationship difficulties, challenging family dynamics, depression, stress and those who struggle with low self-esteem and many other issues that can present to us during the course of our life.
Dorothy Sun is a Student Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and operates within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice. Dorothy is an Advanced Diploma Student in Humanistic Integrative Counselling and her attention is focused on the person, irrespective of gender, sexuality, age, cultural background and/or religious belief.
Dorothy has worked with young people and adults with presenting issues of bereavement, endings and loss with Barnet Bereavement Service and within Secondary Schools and sees clients with issues including: depression, anxiety disorder, sexual abuse, domestic abuse and/or family/relationship concerns with Mind.
Dorothy regards the therapeutic relationship as the most important aspect of therapy and which provides a reparative emotional experience, with emphasis on creating a safe and trusting environment. To this aim, Dorothy works in a non judgemental and respectful way supporting client’s openness and enabling exploration of their concerns, and to find their own solutions.
Dr Jane Major is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with 11 years experience of working in the NHS. She works collaboratively with clients to aid insight into the underlying cause of their difficulties , to recognise relationship patterns and to enhance their resources for managing their emotions.
Jane works with individuals, couples and families tailoring therapy to meet client’s unique needs. She works integratively using evidence based therapies including Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Systemic Family Therapy. A particular specialism of Jane’s is working with individuals, couple and families regarding their relationship issues. She has undertaken further specialist training in couple and family therapy at both the Institute of Family Therapy and the Tavistock Centre For Couple Relationships
Jane has specialist skills in working with clients who are experiencing relationship difficulties, family issues, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, adjustment difficulties, abuse, ADHD and learning disabilities.
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Duane Yon is a qualified Counsellor, Trainer and Clinical Supervisor. He is MBACP Accred. and Registered (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).
Duane’s extensive clinical training has included courses on working with anger management, addiction, CBT, abuse and men & therapy. He is an integrative practitioner, which means that he has combined many theories of thought and has found his own style of working as a therapist. His training has been in Psychodynamic, Person Centred, and Humanistic approaches.
Duane’s current interest is in attachment, cultural and sexual identity. He also works with men with anger management and domestic violence issues.
Whilst managing a private practice in Clapham, Duane has jointly developed a counselling service in North London, he managers and clinically supervisors volunteer counsellors within this service and has regularly created and run many therapy workshops and training groups over the years. Duane is also a senior counsellor at HMP Brixton where he also manages and supervises four counsellors providing therapeutic support to prisoners.
Elaine Webster is a qualified counsellor and is continuing her clinical training, studying Transactional Analysis as a humanistic model for counselling and psychotherapy.
Transactional Analysis or TA is a theory of personality and explains why we think, feel and behave the way we do. The TA counsellor can help you to understand your reactions and responses to others and the world around you in a clearer way, enabling better and more mindful choices for your life.
Elaine believes that talking to someone who listens carefully and wholeheartedly with empathy and compassion can also help you come to a clearer understanding of your own and others experience. She offers a non-judgemental, caring and empathic space for you to just be you while helping you discover new and different choices and decisions for your life.
Elaine is a member of the BACP, The National Counselling Society and the United Kingdom Association for Transactional Analysis.
Elaine has experience of working with abuse, anxiety, anger management, bereavement and loss, self-belief and many other issues that can present to us during the course of our life.
Emanuela Roberti works in short term counselling with the NHS and long -term therapy in independent settings. She is currently training at CCPE (UKCP and BACP accredited) in a post graduate diploma/MA specialising in Integrative Transpersonal Psychotherapy.
Her style is based on the psychological principle that we all hold a blend of inner qualities, which reflect our personality. In a time of crisis these qualities need to be reassessed in order to build and expand our potential and to find a natural balance in life. Emanuela draws from different modalities and creatively incorporates into her practise the transpersonal use of visualisations, dream work and symbology.
Emel Saban’s training at Goldsmiths University has been dominantly psychodynamic and psychoanalytic, however, having completed her degree in Psychology and Sociology, as well as a introductory course in CBT and Play therpay, mixed with existential influences as a result of her work in bereavement, now Emel’s working approach is rather more integrative and depends very much on the client, the client’s needs.
Emel feels that due to her mixed cultural background combined with her sociology degree and mentoring young adults (from different cultures) she has a substanital awareness and knowledge of different cultures and societal issues. She believes these to be very influential factors in an individual’s life and one’s sense making schemas, thus she is very open and interested in these matters in her approach of work.
Enca Moniz’s training is in integrative psychotherapy, involving psychodynamic and person centred therpay. She is also trained in the intercultural approach, looking at difference and diversity within the counselling relationship, thus bringing awareness of the difference and working therapeutically to gain insight into the impact the difference may have on some clients.
Enca is committed to promoting the client’s well-being, listening, being present with the client’s experience, supporting and acknowledging, bringing awareness to client’s processes and empowering the client enabling clarity to make choices.
Everardo Gutierrez has been supporting Charity Organisations for nearly 20 years and at the moment he is the psychology department coordinator at Telefono de la Esperanza, UK (London). From his experience working in Charities (Mexico, Italy, USA and the UK) he is professionally interested in ‘the here and now’. ‘Who I am/ you are in the world?’ and what is the meaning of ‘your-mine’ life? He supports people’s journey within depression, stress, anxiety, lack of confidence, low self-esteem, relationships, couples counselling, work stress, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders, bereavement and loss.
He has experience in working with individuals and as a group facilitator supporting people with depression.
He uses a Humanistic approach to Counselling and Psychotherapy. He specialised in Transactional Analysis (TA) as an integrative approach, built on the premise that we are all born OK and it is our environment that shapes us; we have the capacity to think and therefore to change if we want to. Thus it is the client the expert of ‘their own life and decisions’.
Before entering the Counselling and Psychotherapy world, Everardo had up to 25 years’ of humanistic studies including a Degree in Philosophy and Theology which gives him the background and experience which allows him to understand people’s phenomenological perspective and the pressures and demands of a stressful lifestyle.
Gherardo Della Marta is a qualified and BACP registered counsellor with extensive experience in the fields of mental health, anxiety and depression, LGBT issues, addictions and relationships.
Gherardo believes that once the relationship between a client and a therapist is established change can occur. His aim is to support people to have an understanding of the reasons why they became stuck in their lives, and to help them explore how past experiences have an impact on their current lives. He works within an integrative theoretical framework, which means he draws on different psychological theories that can be adapted according to the client needs.
Gherardo specialises in supporting clients suffering from anxiety and depression, adopting a cognitive behavioural approach that looks at the person’s negative thinking patterns. By exploring these negative thoughts the aim is to help the client to recognize unhelpful ways of thinking and to transform these thoughts into more positive ones.
Gherardo aims to offer a confidential, safe and non judgemental space to his clients where they can be heard and supported to explore the issues, dilemmas and concerns most important to them.
Glynis Downey is a counselling psychotherapist who is trained in integrative and transpersonal psychotherapy. This means she has a multiple of disciplines to draw upon, making her therapy a deeply transformative process.
Her extensive experience in nursing and healthcare gives her a unique perspective on life’s stressors: she is able to get to the root of the problem with little time wasted. She also believes there is a strong mind-body connection: if people do not heal their psychological trauma and wounding, it can manifest in physical illness. She has had a lot of success working with clients who suffer post-traumatic stress.
Glynis’ work also uses the creative techniques of art therapy, dream work and creative visualisation.
For further information about Glynis, please visit her LinkedIn profile:
Gurvinder Kaur Dhesi is a bilingual integrative therapist, with the ability to provide therapy in Punjabi. She is a member of the BACP, and is currently working towards accreditation. Gurvinder has years of clinical experience of working within the NHS setting and also within the community based setting, providing both brief psychodynamic therapy and CBT for short-term work.
She is also able to work with clients on a long-terms framework which is determined by the client’s need. Over the years Gurvinder has worked with clients in relation to presenting issues surrounding bereavement & loss, PTSD, trauma stemming from childhood and current domestic and sexual abuse, attachments, depression, anxiety, and addiction.
Guy Smith is a Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist in his final year of training. This is an approach that combines psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural practices with a humanistic ethos. He has also trained substantially in Body Psychotherapy and has an MA in Gender Studies.
Guy’s aim is to listen in a ‘whole’ way, so that persons feel empowered to share and discuss anything they need to. Just being listened to, and collaboratively engaged with, can be very healing, but Guy also looks out for dimensions of a person he/she may not have been aware of previously, to help them to develop further. As well as working verbally, he can also work in a more embodied way – inviting persons to explore their feelings, impulses and emotions.
He has worked with many persons across nationality, ethnicity, sexuality, gender and age spectrums, and with persons dealing with depression, anxiety, anger, relationship issues, work issues, homelessness, unemployment and social exclusion due to their sexuality, race and lifestyle. In all cases, he seeks to truly understand ‘where a person is coming from’ and to support her/him from there.
Helen Donovan is a qualified integrative counsellor with a strong base in psychodynamic work having worked for the past four years in a psychodynamic centre offering long-term therapy to adults.
The relationship between client and therapist is at the heart of her work and she believes that if the client feels safe and supported then psychological change can take place. She believes that therapy provides a space that might not exist in their every day lives, a space where fifty minutes is just about them with no interruptions, a space where someone truly listens and really empathizes with their situation.
Therapy can give someone the courage to look at areas of their life that they might not have been willing or able to do outside of therapy. It can give them the tools to look at their past and understand how their new understanding can help them with the present and how they relate to people and situations.
Helen feels privileged to be there alongside people as they share incredible pain, loss or heartache but also incredible strength and insight. She has experience of working with individuals presenting with depression, anxiety, alcohol problems, suicidal feelings, unemployment, homelessness, loneliness, relationship issues and self-harm amongst others.
She is always expanding her knowledge and experience by learning new ways to enhance her therapeutic work by studying such as CBT for other modalities and time limited therapy.
Helen Marsh trained in transpersonal psychotherapy, and works creatively using visualisations, breathing and bodywork.
She has experience in working with bereavement, and she has a particular interest in sexual identity and gender issues, rape survivors and sexual assault issues, and working with dissociative issues.
Henrietta Laitt is an integrative, brief, outcome-focused, psychodynamic psychotherapist. She completed her postgraduate diploma in 2011 at The Awaken School of Outcome Orientated Psychotherapies, and is currently completing her UKCP accreditation.
Henrietta has the ability to co-create a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space, where clients can share, reflect and gain insights into their current experience.
Henrietta supports individuals who are feeling stuck or going through a period of change, experiencing unhelpful or unwanted emotions and wanting to change them, wanting to resolve past hurts and painful memories, or seeking to improve past or current relationships.
In feeling heard, acknowledged and supported, previous clients report gaining more clarity, awareness, understanding, possibility, choices and confidence.
Hope Bastine is an integrative psychotherapist with a mindfulness-based specialism. She is a trained as psychologist and cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapist. As a qualified yoga and mindfulness meditation teacher, she incorporates a mind-body approach within the therapeutic setting that is evidence-based.
Hope’s therapeutic focus is on personal growth and helping her clients find their higher purpose in life. She creatively draws upon the therapeutic tools and approaches of yoga, meditation, CBT, hypnotherapy, and psychotherapeutic techniques to that best fit her client’s styles to achieve optimum, speedy healing.
Ibi Szekeres is a trainee humanistic, person-centred counsellor, who integrates the aspects of existential psychotherapy into her work. She believes that finding meaning in living, accepting the person as who we are; the events or situation that occur in life are our essential individual quest.
She specialises in emotional abuse, neglect, narcissism, identity difficulties, low self-esteem, anxiety and loss. She enables people to integrate their disparate parts back together, transforming their one-sided, fixated self-evaluation to make a unified whole. She helps clients find their long lost courage “to be”.
Since she is aware of the significant impact of the stories, metaphors by which people live their lives, she helps to contribute positive meaning to them. Her life experiences have convinced her that people are free to recover and overthrow the shackles of their past and find their own path to fulfilment.
Although Iris Lange integrates other psychological schools of thought into her work, her main approach is transpersonal, which views a person not just in terms of their body and mind but also in terms of their spiritual essence. She therefore looks at problems from a more existential perspective, as life lessons and opportunities of growth and self-development. The question she often asks herself when she sits with a client is: “what did this person’s soul come here to learn (or even to teach)?”
She has finished her counselling diploma course at CCPE (Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education) and is currently studying on the Advanced Diploma Course at the same Centre.
James Green is a qualified counsellor who works in an integrative way. His Integrative approach consists mainly of the person-centred humanistic models and he also uses CBT where appropriate. He is also influenced by existential philosophy which gives us the freedom to make sense and give meaning to the experiences that make up our lives and how to use this freedom to embrace a more happy and meaningful life.
James can work with a range of issues, most notably addiction, depression and anxiety. In a typical session he will work with you to investigate the suffering that you may be experiencing. He will help you to work through your issues to help you find peace and happiness in your life.
He has a Diploma in Integrative Counselling.
Jane Chilvers is a qualified Integrative counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. Having worked in a surgery setting for the NHS, Jane is currently counselling at HMP Brixton and has a busy private practice working with individuals presenting with anxiety, depression, panic-disorder, trauma, addiction, eating disorders, sexual abuse and relationship difficulties amongst others.
She believes the most important aspect of counselling is the relationship between counsellor and client and that a good working rapport builds the trust required for a client to feel safe in sharing difficult issues in a safe environment without fear of any judgement. Through working together and offering reliable consistent support, she aims to help clients find new perspectives, identify old patterns and develop their own inner resources, confidence and acceptance.
In addition to her therapy practice Jane also works in the arts as a professional portrait photographer and sculptor. Through this work she learned the importance of developing a relationship built on trust, an ability to listen and observe and the need for a safe environment. These skills fostered both her interest in counselling as well as positively contribute to her counselling practice today.
Jane Halsall is currently training at Roehampton University for the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology. The Practitioner Doctorate in Counselling Psychology confers eligibility to apply for registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a counselling psychologist and the British Psychological Society (BPS) as a chartered counselling psychologist.
Her approach is integrative, focusing on person-centred and psychodynamic. She has experience of working in addiction and in mental health. She works collaboratively with clients to enable them to empower themselves and find meaning in behaviours and feelings that they might have not otherwise explored.
Jennifer Ofori is a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor, who has undergone, extensive professional training. She is a member of the BACP and work’s with both adults and young people (aged 7+) in private practice, within strict ethical guidelines. She has worked in a number of counselling organizations including: The NHS, voluntary organizations, GP Practices and educational institutions. This work was incredibly rewarding for her and offered her many training and learning opportunities which have proved invaluable.
As an existential humanistic practitioner, Jennifer draws on her philosophical approach as a way to facilitate her clients in their exploration, as they embark on their journey to understand the meaning of their experiences and recognize their values, in a creative and collaborative way. Though her existential thinking acts as a basis to her work, she is also able to work from an integrative perspective, by adopting other approaches to facilitate her practice. Together with her clients Jennifer aims to create a co-constructed therapeutic relationship, which places great importance on the relationship dynamic that arises in the room.
Jennifer believes that psychotherapy will help you to gain self awareness and insight into your relationships for life. It is an opportunity to make a permanent change. She is particularly interested in those facing existential life transitions, existential dilemmas, cultural conflicts, racial issues, family issues, as well as those experiencing depression and anxiety.
Jill Rutherford offers counselling and psychotherapy in both English and British Sign Language (BSL). Her psychotherapy training is in Transactional Analysis (TA).
Transactional Analysis counselling and psychotherapy can help us to gain an awareness and understanding of our patterns of behaviour. In keeping with the philosophy of TA, Jill believes that people have the capacity to change, achieve autonomy, and develop intimacy.
Jill has experience of working with adults, couples and young people (aged 13 upwards) in both short term and long term therapy. Jill’s approach is client led and ranges from a cognitive approach to a more relational approach. Jill’s relational style of therapy places importance on relationships in all its various forms.
Jill is in the final stages of working towards meeting the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy requirements to become registered and to become a Certified Transactional Analyst with the United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis. Jill also has a Diploma in Relationship Counselling (CPCAB) having trained with the Relate Institute and worked within a Relate Centre working with couples. Alongside this she has undertaken foundation training (accredited by The Association for Family Therapy) in Systemic practice; application and skills, working with families and couples.
Jill currently works out of a GP surgery in Lambeth and from the Awareness Centre and has her own private practice where she offers counselling and psychotherapy in person and via Skype in both English and British Sign Language.
Joshua Miles is a qualified Therapist with a Diploma and Degree in Counselling. In his work he draws on elements from a range of Therapeutic models including Psychodynamic Therapy, Psychoanalysis and Person Centred Therapy. He deeply values the relationship between client and therapist and feels that it is through this relationship that therapeutic change is possible. He seeks to work collaboratively with clients to allow them to better understand their issues and difficulties.
Joshua has a great deal of experience working with clients who have been bereaved, and knows well how many different emotions and feelings a loss can trigger and understands that often, a person may feel ambivalence or anger toward the person who died. He has experience of working with clients throughout their grief and has enabled clients to begin to find a way of understanding their world without a loved one.
Joshua has a background in education as a one on one Learning Support Assistant working with children and adults with complex special needs in primary, secondary and further education. He has worked with children and adults from many different backgrounds which enables him to connect with a wide variety of clients. Joshua also has a background as a musician and believes that therapy, like music, is a creative experience, which can offer deep insight, self-knowledge and clarity. He values the importance of understanding and recognising that both social and environmental factors play a part in a clients difficulties and issues, and understands the importance of valuing a whole body approach to therapy.
Joshua is warm, caring and compassionate, and aims to provide clients with a space in which they feel held, and safe and are able to openly discuss difficult feelings and issues without fear of judgement.
Judith is a qualified counsellor and psychodynamic psychotherapist. She is a member of the BACP and FPC. She is currently studying for an MA in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and speiclaises in depression, perinatal anxiety and depression, parenthood issues, relationship issues, self-harm and eating disorders.
The therapy that Judith delivers is psychodynamic. That means that by looking at the way in which you relate to others and they to you, both now and in the past, you can understand what troubles you and what the possible resolution may be. Much of what troubles you may not be clear and may be manifested in your relationships with others, at work or even your relationship with your self – through your body or mind. Together with Judith you can explore this in a safe, quiet and confidential space.
Karen Dempsey is a qualified integrative transpersonal counsellor and psychotherapist, and a registered member of the BACP.
She specialises in loss and transition – especially the anxiety that can accompany major changes in our lives. She works with modern-day stressors such as career pressures, work-life balance and overwhelm – as well as the loneliness and frustration people can feel when they compromise their true values. She also works with bereavement, long-term grief, miscarriage and dementia.
She believes being in therapy can help clients find meaning, purpose, and a stronger sense of who they are in the world. She helps people work through the blocks that keep them stuck – things like procrastination, perfectionism or people pleasing – and helps clients identify ways to become more creative with their lives.
Karen’s background as a writer also informs her work, and she is currently researching creative block for an MA in transpersonal psychology.
Katerina has been in practice since 2005, in the NHS and privately, and has had extensive training in different areas of psychological, emotional and relationship difficulties. She works with issues of self-esteem, anxiety and depression, and difficult-to-change patterns of feeling, thinking and behaving. She specialises in psychosexual and relationship therapy, sex addiction and couples therapy.
Katerina has been trained in different models of therapy – including CAT and CBT – and uses them in the way that feels most appropriate for the issues her clients wish to explore. Her holistic and integrative approach assists her clients in their efforts to explore their difficulties and to make shifts in the way they experience their life.
Katerina also offers telephone and Skype services.
For further information about Katerina, please visit her website:
Kay Allen is a qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. She has a strong background of working with identity issues, anxiety, depression and transition issues. Kay works by facilitating a safe, non judgemental space within which she can explore with clients their feelings and experiences.
By deepening self awareness Kay aims to aid clients in better understanding themselves and the world in which they live. Kay believes that increased awareness can lead to a richer experience of life, an ability to identify your feelings, manage anxieties and work through negative thought patterns and destructive behaviours.
Kelly Garrett is a counselling psychotherapist who is trained in existential and integrative psychotherapy. Kelly works collaboratively to help clients find their own solutions to their problems. This involves exploring the issues that initially led them to seek help, and any related issues that may be playing a part in their lives.
Kelly has several years’ experience working with a wide range of psychological, emotional and mental health problems, and specialises in working with depression, anxiety, trauma and couples. Kelly is also a certified coach and has extensive experience working in corporate environments.
Kelly Hearn is an integrative counsellor, bringing a background in psychotherapy, coaching and business to her practice. She is particularly focused on family histories and the impact these have on our current lives. Often, the key to understanding depression, anxiety and the way we relate in the world lies in examining the past and re-writing old scripts.
Kelly also believes in mindfully managing personal and professional changes, with counseling and coaching as a means to help clients do so.
As a counsellor Knaisha Curtis works in a very therapeutic and holistic way; she allows the relationship between her clients and her to grow organically. She believes in respect for the dignity of others, and has an open and non-judgmental attitude towards anyone who walks through the door. Her empathic, caring, knowledgeable, honest and sensitive attitude towards herself and others helps her to facilitate a person’s needs throughout the therapeutic relationship.
She works very intuitively and feels this helps her clients to spend time on situations that they may not have looked at previously and allows them to explore the situation in depth, at their own pace. She is a good listener and pays attention to detail and body language. However listening for Knaisha also consists of feeling the words that her client presents as she thinks this is an important part of therapy.
Konstandina is experienced in assisting clients through their therapeutic journey via Psychological Counselling and Psychotherapy uniquely designed to meet each person where they are. She integrates Existential, Mindfulness, CBT, Jungian and Psychoanalytic approaches.
Konstandina facilitates a therapeutic relationship where you can be yourself, reconnect with others and the world, heal from previous traumatic experiences and find joy in your life.
Konstandina facilitates clients renewal of themselves by working on relationship issues, communication difﬁculties, body mind balance, losing weight, body image issues, well being, self-awareness, happiness, being in the present, spiritual quest, ﬁnding purpose, work issues such as changing careers and mental health issues such as chronic stress, anxiety and depression. Konstandina also works with abuse, sensitive people’s issues and women’s issues therapy.
Konstandina has extended supervised therapeutic experience attained within private practice and other organisations such as Reflections Therapy Services, Hammersmith and Fulham Mind, and Westminster Mind.
Konstandina has been studying for about 12 years and attained a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology (7th year postgraduate, doctoral level), a Foundation in the Study of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Intensive), and a Short Course in Mindfulness, all from Regent’s University in London. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (3.2/4) from Deree College, The American College of Greece.
Konstandina adheres to BPS and BACP Code of Ethics.
For more information please visit Konstandina’s website:
Kristina is a multilingual psychotherapist who employs mindfulness-based techniques, as well as CBT and ACT principles in her therapy work. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, an MBA as well as a diploma in mindfulness-based psychotherapy.
She has an authentic approach when dealing with mild to severe emotional issues like anxiety over relationships, self-esteem, social anxiety, eating disorders, self-harm, suicide and etc. Part of therapy work is training her clients of stress reduction techniques through meditation and other mindfulness-based exercises.
She believes every person seeking help via counselling has already made a major step towards healing. The journey that every client has is an unknown path thus there are no preconceived notions or labels.
Lesley Cook is a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working with individuals and young adults (18+). She is a member of BACP and adheres to their ethical guidelines for good practice. Lesley trained in integrative counselling which incorporates learning from many different approaches to therapy including CBT and the Minnesota model (12 Step Recovery).
Lesley provides space for clients to explore and discuss their life story and issues within a safe and calm environment also working together to create a solid treatment plan. She has a special interest in working with Anxiety, Depression and Addiction particularly working with clients who experience alcohol abuse and dependency issues. Addiction can affect both the user and their relationships with family and friends.
For further inforamtion, please visit Lesley’s website:
Letishea McLean trained at CityLit and is a qualified Person centred counsellor. She is a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). She believes that counselling is an opportunity for clients to decompress from life’s pressures. She supports this by providing a warm and confidential space where clients are able to explore their feelings and experiences.
Letishea works with clients from all areas of society and across a wide range of issues bereavement, cultural/social exclusion, depression, work related stress, loss and relationship issues (personal and professional).
Lindsey Thurlow is a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, and is a registered member of the BACP.
She has worked for a number of years as a therapist at Richmond Borough Mind, and as an honorary psychotherapist for the South London and Maudsley Trust (SLaM). Lindsey has experience working both short term (up to 20 weeks) and long term (over a two-year period).
Lindsey has a particular interest in working with clients who have borderline personality disorder, anxiety, phobias and OCD.
Adhering to the BACP code of ethics and framework for good practice, Lindsey continues to develop her personal and professional work through regular supervision and consultancy.
Lorna Redwood is a qualified Psycho-synthesis Counsellor, a member of the UKCP, BACP and APP (the Association of Psycho-spiritual Practitioners). She specialises in individuals who experience low self-esteem, guilt and shame and suicidal thoughts. These issues often prevent individuals from engaging with and living life fully. Psycho-synthesis is an inclusive approach to counselling, embracing the personal as well as the spiritual perspective; enabling individuals to develop, and find effective ways for self growth, self-expression and positive life experiences.
Lorna believes being in therapy can help individuals understand themselves and learn skills in a safe, non-judgmental environment, bringing self respect and value back into their life, enabling them to take responsibility, make choices and decisions about who they are and what they want for themselves and their life.
Lorna’s background has been in the nursing profession which informs her work, and issues of physical, psychological and psycho-spiritual well-being of an individual. For further information, please visit Lorna’s website:
Lynds O’Connor is a qualified and experienced counsellor who has been working with clients since 2006. Her training was Integrative involving mainly the person centred and psychodynamic approach and CBT elements. She has previously worked at MIND mental health organisation where she worked with a varied of people with a range of different mental health issues.
Lynds has been a member of the BACP since 2006 and is on the BACP register. She treats every client and case individual and feels the relationship is paramount in the counselling work. She believes in working in a way that fits in with the clients needs and provides a warm and safe space to explore their issues
Margaret Ojemen is a trained professional counsellor, currently studying MSc Psychology and she is a member of the BACP and BPS. She’s an integrative counsellor and uses the appropriate approach to meet the needs of her clients. She is a competent, caring, hardworking and conscientious counsellor with extensive skills in professional counselling.
Margaret has the ability to build a comfortable rapport, trust, empathy with all clients and provide undivided attention with understanding and excellent listening skills to clients. She is comfortable working with clients of diverse backgrounds on multiple issues such as depression, anxiety, abuse, addiction, trauma, relationship problems and many more.
Marinda Nage is a psychodynamic psychotherapist who specialises in working with couples and individuals with relationship difficulties. She believes in opening up communication and understanding between partners or within yourself, to allow destructive patterns to be broken and potentially foster growth and change.
For further information about Marinda, please visit her website:
Meg Fulton completed a 4-year professional MA training in Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy at the Karuna Institute. She is interested in the holistic impacts of ‘Mindfulness’ Psychotherapy and honours its spiritual roots. With a background in the arts, theatre, film and music, and experience of working in pressurised high profile environments in both the UK and USA, she works with several issues. These include career pressures, work-life balance, relationship problems, trauma, anxiety, low moods and creative blocks.
Meg’s psychotherapy work is concerned with deepening into our present experience, bringing more awareness to the body, its feeling tones and all that we are. This includes working with inhibiting patterns deriving from our pasts that are manifesting now in relationship and our lives. Psychotherapy can help to throw light on our difficulties, allowing feelings to shift so that wellbeing can re-emerge. Meg believes that when we look at ways we might bring joy and vitality more to the forefront of our experience, this frees us up to connect more consciously with our choices and creativity. She offers both short-term and open-ended psychotherapy sessions.
She is currently assisting with the coordination of Mindfulness workshops and retreats to Greece, which will be run by senior Tutors from a leading UK Mindfulness organisation.
Mehmet Altan’s practice is based on the belief that sometimes unhelpful past experiences can play out in our current lives in negative ways. It can affect our relationships with others, creating dynamics that may provoke things like anxiety, or low self-confidence. Compounded by outside influences, a person may suddenly feel stuck or depressed and feel unable to work through their struggles. Past deep-rooted experience often plays a part in the manifestation and persistence of such issues.
Mehmet acknowledges the difficulty we may have to move beyond past influences. However, he believes that by making the big decision to come and see a counsellor, you are already taking the first steps to your individual authenticity in the here and now. Mehmet believes strongly in the importance of working through difficulty in relationships resulting from a dysfunctional childhood. He considers this his specialist area of work, and is keen to work with survivors of abuse (sexual, physical, emotional and neglect).
First and foremost, Mehmet believes that counselling can help you people accept themselves as they are. He is passionate about facilitating his clients to work through issues to improve their lives, and to find the confidence to make the changes that will help them reach their full potential.
For further information about Mehmet please visit his website or social media profiles:
Michael McDowell is a qualified person-centred counsellor and a third year student- training in Gestalt Psychotherapy at the Gestalt Centre London. He has experience in working with adults in the NHS; Turning Point Scotland and other organisations offering counselling to individuals with a wide range of mental health and life issues.
Life can be difficult, and at times we can find ourselves with limited and/or depleted resources to deal with current events and feelings. This can be overwhelming, confusing and distressing, and can impact on our beliefs about ourselves and the world. Counselling offers the opportunity to gain insight and understanding, to establish internal and external resources, and to develop greater awareness of how we are. It offers the potential for new perspectives and greater meaning in life and to experience our relationships differently. One aim of Gestalt Therapy is to bring about greater flexibility to the places where we have become fixed or rigid. This is a holistic experience, meaning that it affects our thinking, emotions and physicality. Exploration of all levels, including physical sensations, can be helpful in developing awareness.
Michael offers a safe, non judgemental, containing therapeutic environment. His training is in the Humanistic approach, and he has had an interest in Tibetan Buddhism for over 15 years. He endeavours to integrate all his learning into his counselling work and everyday life. An important and consistent aspect of Michael’s approach is the development of self-acceptance. When we begin to know, make sense of, and accept who we are today, we experience change and growth.
Michaela McCarthy is an experienced psychotherapist and psychosexual and relationship therapist. She has worked for 20 years as a therapist and has worked both in the public and private sector. Her achievements and contributions to psychological health are a credit to her drive and ambition to support clients wellbeing. Michaela is the Managing Director of The Awareness Centre (TAC), which runs the NHS Counselling Service in Lambeth, Brixton Prison Counselling Service and Low Cost and Private Counselling services.
Michaela has established her private practice in Clapham, South London after leaving her practice in Harley Street. She believes the most important process of therapy is the co-creation between therapist and client to achieve a solid professional relationship which allows space for trust and honesty to develop. Michaela’s intuitive approach enables clients to go on a journey of self-discovery which develops true awareness for personal growth. Michaela also works with other professionals especially with psychiatrists working with medication management.
Mirek Polanowski is a humanistic integrative counsellor using different tools, methods and interventions. The flexibility of this approach allows him to meet his clients exactly where they are, and therefore tailor his work according to clients’ needs. His non-directive and flexible way of working can help clients resolve their past and present traumas, deal with addictions, and offer support to expand their growth and creativity.
For further information please visit his website or social media profiles:
Monika Dec strongly believes that counselling can help you to understand yourself better and difficulties you are experiencing.
She aims to provide a confidential and safe environment in which you can begin at your own pace to explore your feelings, without fear of being judged, criticised or excluded. She is qualified Therapeutic Counsellor and she works in integrative way, using a range of therapeutic intervention to suit the needs of the individual.
Monika has been working with people from various backgrounds experiencing vulnerability like people with mental health difficulties, addictions, dual diagnosis, elderly people, disabled adults and children, homeless persons, ex-offenders etc. for various organisations and charities in London since 2004.
Monika believes that the relationship between therapist and client is key to successful counselling and she adheres to BACP Code of Ethics and Practice.
Nancy Adu is a qualified Psychotherapist with an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy. This means that her work takes into account the uniqueness of each individual, incorporating her core humanistic philosophy with other psychological theories to provide the most appropriate support. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist she completed a BSc honours in Psychology and Counselling; which she believes has given her a deeper understanding of human behaviour and how the past can be influential on the now.
Nancy has over 7 years of training and experience working with both adults and young people (13+) within various settings including: GP Practices, educational institutions, community mental health and the NHS.
She has a keen interest and experience working with attachment based issues, looking at relationship dynamics be it in the work place, personal and familial.
Nancy understands that early childhood experiences can have a profound effect on an individual’s sense of self and their ability to form and maintain the type of relationships that they would like. She supports people to explore and evaluate issues that are keeping them stuck and causing difficulties in their lives in a secure, warm and collaborative space that holds the therapeutic relationship at the heart of the work.
Nick Williams has worked with individuals and couples for many years – both short and long term. His integrative approach is based on Transactional Analysis (TA), which can be particularly useful in exploring connections between how we feel about ourselves and how we experience being with others
Nicola Elmes is an integrative therapist who works by looking at the past to see what’s brought clients to where you are, make sense of the present, and equip them with the tools to move forward in life.
Dr Nimmi Hutnik is a highly qualified, accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) who can help you find a greater level of well-being in your life. She has many years of experience in enabling people to become resilient in the face of stress and to flourish.
Nimmi uses the tools and techniques of classic CBT to facilitate people to manage their moods of depression and anxiety and to get through them. This means that she uses well-researched and well-known protocols for the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) , Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Phobias, Panic Disorder, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and low mood. She treats people who suffer from Personality Disorder too.
She uses Mindfulness Meditation and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help people move in the direction of their most deeply held values and to find greater fulfilment despite the obstacles they face in life. She encourages people to find the wellsprings of joy within themselves, and to learn to get into ‘flow’, which is described by the originator of the concept as a state of ecstasy). If appropriate and sought for, she will explore spiritual issues in depth with her clients.
She particularly admires the life of Jesus and she incorporates spiritual tenets and practices from contemporary Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam in her practice as well. Her unique approach to spirituality and psychotherapy encourages people to develop psychological flexibility in the face of change. If you are an atheist, agnostic or not inclined towards spirituality of any sort she will be sensitive to your beliefs and work within your particular framework.
One of her clients (a middle aged Caucasian woman who suffered from debilitating depression) said this of her:
‘I wish you all the very, very best and thank you for saving my life a couple of years ago (possibly very literally) and for all the other help and strength you’ve given me. I couldn’t have wished for a nicer, better or more skilled person to see me through.’
For couple’s therapy, she uses enhanced CBT techniques and combines these with the well-known techniques of Transactional Analysis and the Person Centred Core conditions.
She also offers supervision to trainees who are on the journey towards qualification and accreditation as mental health practitioners. She does this on an individual basis and in group format.
She is available on Fridays only from 7 AM to 1 PM. So book your slot quickly!
Gokce Olga Soy is a trainee Existential counselling psychologist. Olga adapts her approach depending on the client’s needs using an integrative approach, in particular, Psychodynamic, CBT, and Mindfulness to inform her work. Olga currently offers short term counselling within NHS and long-term therapy at the Awareness Centre and provides safe ethical environment in therapy.
Her experience includes working with issues such as abuse, low self-esteem, anxiety, loss, early childhood issues and depression. Her past experience includes working with individuals who were suffering from psychotic symptoms in an Institution. She believes that therapy can help to clarify thoughts, explore emotions and assist in developing a deeper connection with the self. Her work is non-directive, non-judgmental and empathetic.
Pamela Port is a Counsellor/Psychotherapist and has been in private practice in Balham for over 5 and a half years. She takes an Integrative approach to therapy which means she incorporates a wide range of therapeutic approaches to fit the client depending on the issues presented with. Pamela has a degree in Psychology and has also trained in Somatic Trauma Therapy. Somatic trauma therapy bridges the gap between the body (somatic) and the mind and helps deepen the understanding of how psychological trauma impacts us whether developmental trauma or post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
She has experience in working with anxiety, panic attacks, depression, eating disorders, OCD, stress, self harm, relationship issues and bereavement. She also has experience in working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse and breast cancer patients. Pamela practices in Balham and Clapham. She also uses Skype as a tool to work with clients whether they are unable to make appointments due to illness, those who are in crisis or whether it is an easier option due to extensive travel arrangements so she can offer a degree of flexibility.
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Patricia Hines has trained in Humanistic Counselling. She has worked with clients who have experienced family and relationship difficulties, trauma, sexual abuse, depression, and those who struggle with anger management. Patricia is thoughtful, considerate and supportive and these qualities assist clients in meeting their aims in therapy.
Patrick Hamilton is a Psychotherapist and couples counsellor who provides counselling to NHS patients at doctors’ surgeries, inmates at HMP Brixton and runs a private practice at The Awareness Centre in the London borough of Lambeth.
As individuals we have the capacity to look back at events and to smile, to feel sad, or uncertain. We learn from and store representations of past experiences and their unique meaning to us in order to simplify the processing of events in the present and imagined future. This is how we work. Image three people watching a contest between teams ‘A’ & ‘B’. Team ‘A’ wins and its supporter is elated; B’s supporter is dejected and the third person with no affiliation to either team feels it was an enjoyable spectacle. So it is the meaning of the representation to each observer that colours their emotion, and not the actual event. It is the unique meaning of representations that we carry that often causes suffering, and it is the meaning of these representations that we may choose to change.
Patrick’s approach to therapy is best described as integrative, outcome oriented and solution focused. He believes in the principle that people have all the internal resources they need to act effectively and that clients should leave therapy with a wider range of choices than when they arrive; that all behaviour has a positive intention in some context, people are not broken and therefore do not need to be fixed.
Phil Whichello is a Gestalt psychotherapist and occupational psychologist. He works together with individuals to make sense of who they are and how they act today, and to explore new ways of being.
He has worked for over ten years helping people to understand how they are stuck and to discover pragmatic solutions that make a real and enduring difference.
He brings to his work expertise in behaviour change both as a counsellor and therapist, and as a psychologist who works with executives in a range of companies and organisations.
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Pinar McGivern practises mindfulness-based Core Process Psychotherapy. She explores awareness and presence in creative ways in the therapeutic relationship, empowering clients to use their own ‘inherent wisdom’ to live more fulfilling lives.
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Richard Gaudion’s training is in humanistic counselling. He uses a Person-Centred approach believing that each individual is a person of worth. He has experience in working with clients who have depression, thoughts of suicide, stress, anxiety, bereavement and loss.
Deciding to meet with a therapist can be an important step in helping you to make changes and move forward in life. A therapist will provide a reflective space, where you can speak your mind and explore your difficulties.
Richard White believes this relationship can help you clarify and understand the patterns that have developed in your life, and explore how past experience may still be affecting you and the way you relate to others. Going through this process can help you have more confidence and choice in the way you live.
Richard usually offers open-ended long-term therapy, which may continue for at least several months – often longer, especially if difficulties are deep-seated. Together you can reflect on how you respond to life events and explore the way you relate to yourself and others. Richard won’t tell you what to do or give advice, but will help you make your own choices.
Generally, the people Richard sees come to therapy in order to address emotional, personal or relationship problems.
Rose Simpson has completed her first year training at Roehampton University. She is studying for a Master’s Degree in counselling and psychotherapy. She works in a person centred way and is committed to the client finding their own solutions to life’s problems. This way of working demands a non-judgmental, egalitarian approach to the work. Rose is a student member of UKCP
Rose has experience of working with people who have experienced bereavement and loss, she worked in a hospice for several years when living in America. She is a qualified and registered social worker, she has many years of experience working with people presenting all sorts of issues and difficulties such as parenting issues, dementia and disability and working with vulnerable adults, all within the context of statutory social work.
Rose believes therapy is a means of enabling clients to become more able to deal with whatever life throws up. Making sense of what has happened in the past and understanding what stands in the way of being more fulfilled is the main focus of the work.
Rosie Dashwood’s work is integrative, meaning that she uses various styles of therapy to suit the client.
She believes the most important aspect of the work is the relationship between the client and the therapist, and that trust, mutual respect and kindness brings about healing and change. Together client and therapist can reflect on current concerns, identify issues, unhelpful patterns and consider alternative, more beneficial ways to deal with life challenges.
Ruth Nightingale is a UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist. She is interested in your actual experience now – not how you ‘should’ be or how you ‘should’ do things. This process of accepting you as you are now provides space and exploration of your choices in a safe, non-judgemental environment. As the therapeutic relationship develops she will explore your fixed relational processes with you to support your process of change.
Ruth’s professional interest is in the psychological attributes of our physical experience as adults which can be explored through raising awareness of how we move – not by creating movement but by working with what movement we have. Exploring how we habitually use early developmental movement patterns in relation to our environment we can learn more about how we make contact with our environment, friends, work colleagues and families.
As we grow and mature we don’t discard our childhood and suddenly become adults; the process of living is gradual and layered and every experience and relationship throughout our lives becomes part of who we are.
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An Integrative Transpersonal Psychotherapist, Sadat Malik’s approach draws on a strong foundation in mindfulness, which he blends with transpersonal, psychodynamic, and humanistic perspectives.
Sadat specialises in working with clients who suffer from low self-esteem, co-dependency, and the effects of dysfunctional family/relationships. He is highly skilled in supporting clients through important life stage transitions and life crisis. Drawing on his extensive experience of the corporate environment he further specialises in working with professionals suffering from stress, anxiety, and loss of meaning.
On graduating from Cambridge, Sadat pursued a very successful former career ranging from serving as a company director and leading industry consultant for major corporates, to working with small teams in start-up environments, mainly in the financial services sector.
Sadat is a catalyst for transformation. He works intuitively and passionately with his clients, helping them to see and overcome whatever blocks them from living meaningful and fulfilling lives.
Sandra Tapie is a qualified counsellor and existential psychotherapist. She works with individuals seeking support for a specific issue, who feel the need to make changes in their lives, or who are simply seeking personal development. She works with clients to look at their situation, helping to explore and clarify their issues and experiences so they can find their own solutions or direction.
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Sarah Demaree is in the final stages of qualifying as a psychotherapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and as a Certified Transactional Analyst with the United Kingdom Association of Transactional Analysis.
Sarah is trained in Transactional Analysis, which integrates the psychoanalytic, behavioural and humanist traditions to look at what goes on inside people and between people to promote personal growth and change. The underlying philosophy of TA rests on three central beliefs: one, that all people are ok, loveable and creative, and that our intentions are normally positive and constructive, even when our behaviour is undesirable, misguided or destructive; two, that people in emotional difficulty can still think and take responsibility for themselves; and three, that all emotional and behavioural problems, given adequate knowledge and resources, are changeable.
Sarah has specialist training in working with eating disorders, particularly overeating and binge eating, having helped obese men and women lose and manage their weight successfully since 2006. Sarah also works with clients suffering from depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, stress, bereavement, and relationship and parenting issues.
Sarah is keenly interested in the new field of functional medicine, and the growing understanding of the role of nutrition in psychological disorders.
Sarah McGuinness is an integrative psychotherapist experienced in working with a wide range of issues including: anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, parenting issues, relationship issues, postnatal depression, bereavement, anger management, OCD, eating disorders, binge eating, body confidence issues and family problems.
All of us face challenges in our lives and at times these challenges may feel overwhelming or too difficult to cope with. The way Sarah works is conversational and supportive, providing a confidential and accepting place to help you manage and explore whatever you are going through.
Psychotherapy can help us to understand and gain awareness of ourselves and our behavioural patterns, allowing us to take control of our lives and have choices about what we do and how we do it. We can become conscious of how we respond to and express different emotions, how we communicate, how we form and maintain relationships or how we manage conflict, and therefore we can develop the capacity to change things for the better
Sarah has many year’s experience of working privately with individuals and as a volunteer for Samaritans and the mental health charity Mind. She has also run post-natal support groups and works with new mothers in children’s centres in South-East London.
Sascha Leslie is a transpersonal integrative counsellor and psychotherapist and a member of the BACP. She blends different psychotherapeutic approaches depending on the needs of the client which include psychodynamic, humanistic, existential and transpersonal approaches.
Sascha specialises in working with clients who are experiencing codependency issues which can stem from living in an environment where a family member or loved one has difficulties with addiction. Her work with codependency includes exploring in depth her clients’ relationships with others and how they can develop new healthier ways of relating.
She also has experience working with clients with addiction issues, having worked as a counsellor for an aftercare service for those in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.
In addition to her work as a counsellor and psychotherapist, Sascha has worked in the criminal justice system for many years and as part of her role has assisted many vulnerable clients.
Sasha Stojovic is currently working towards her MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy and is a a student member of UKCP. She works from a person-centred and existentialist orientation.
In the past Sasha worked at Cruse, a bereavement charity providing emotional support to the bereaved. Sasha has experience in working with emotional distress, addiction as well as illness.
Sasha believes therapy provides a space to give voice to, express and learn from ones’ unique experience. Encouraging emotional self-knowledge, therapy creates a space for an individual’s journey towards development. Sasha offers a therapeutic environment that is confidential and safe.
Seema Bhatti is currently studying for a doctorate in counselling psychology at City University. She has experience with NHS and private clients and has worked in the charitable sector too.
Seema’s interest is working with an intergretative approach and using the CBT model. Her experience is working with young people who have been victims of sexual violence, domestic violence victims and eating disorders.
Sharon is in her final year of Humanistic counselling training at Metanoia Institute London, which focuses on the Person Centred, Transactional Analysis and Gestalt approaches. Sharon is very drawn to the positivity of humanistic counselling, which aims to support people in their quest to fulfil their potential, unlock and build on their innate strengths and potentially suppressed emotions. Sharon works with empathy, without judgement while focusing on feelings and what is going on in the “here and now”, to develop trust while respecting the boundaries of the therapeutic relationship.
Sharon’s training included a BSc in Reflective Therapeutic Practice, encouraging her to reflect actively on herself and her working methods in order to better work with clients. The concerns she has helped individuals to address have included low self-esteem and confusion surrounding sexuality. Through her own personal and professional experiences Sharon has an understanding of the effects of culture, change and difference.
Sharon is a student member of the BACP and works within their guidelines.
Simon Hudson is a fully qualified Integrative Psychotherapist trained at CCPE and the Metanoia Institute. He is also a UKCP Accredited Practitioner and has worked extensively with addiction and relationship issues.
In his private practice he sees individuals and couples for short or long term psychotherapy for a range of difficulties that they may be experiencing.
Some of the issues he frequently works with in his practice include: Low self esteem, anxiety, addiction, depression, relationship problems, recreational drug abuse, alcohol abuse, sexual abuse, sexuality, life crisis, loss of meaning, childlessness and issues of affairs and jealousy/envy.
Simon works with a strong relational focus. Through therapy he can offer you a supportive and professional relationship to explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviour. He can help you gain a clearer understanding of your life, your experiences and how the past influences you today. His clinical experience is in private practice, in the NHS and in the voluntary sector. He has worked in both short-term and longer-term settings.
Stefania Orsi is a registered Counsellor Psychologist (HCPC) who works with an humanistic approach (Gestalt). This means she focuses her work on the client’s individual experience and on the sense that it has for him. For her, therapy, is a creative process between the client and the therapist. A creative process which starts from a stuck point in life that could be a symptom, a feeling of loss, fear of death, time running out or a transition from one life stage into the next.
The client and the therapist work together to find a better and new way to take on life. For her therapy is not about “cure something wrong inside us” but an opportunity to transform our dysfunctional way to be. This transformation process is possible through awareness and taking responsibility on our life, our needs and desires with the goal to create a good quality of life.
Stefanie Ahlemann trains in Integrative Transpersonal Psychotherapy. She has experience in working with loss, self esteem, general counselling and identity development.
Stefanie has a particular interest in adoption and fostering related issues and has an understanding of the adoption and fostering process.
Steve Banfield is an integrative psychotherapist in advanced training about to enter the 4th year of a Master’s degree course with Metanoia Institute/Middlesex University. He specifically uses attachment and object relations approaches as the basis of his practice, and take from Person-Centred psychotherapy the fundamental attitude of positive regard.
Steve is also interested in how bedrock existential questions arise in the client’s process and how these can be used to help the client change. He has experience in both time-limited counselling (with the NHS) and longer-term therapy in independent settings, specialising in depression and anxiety, bereavement and dysfunctional repetitive relationship patterns. Previous experience includes working for various charitable agencies: Samaritans, Cruse and Mind.
Steve Langstaff is registered and accredited with the BACP as a counsellor/psychotherapist. He trained as an integrative counsellor and uses as a base psychodynamic thinking, which looks not only at problems in the present but also roots to these in the past.
He specialises in the significance of attachments and relationships in life, and helping clients make sense of how the forming of early emotional patterns and ways of relating may be repeated in later life.
Stu Mileham is a person centred counsellor, in the fourth year of training at the Metanoia Institute, and is a member of BACP. He came to counselling after going through a very difficult period in his life, where he chose to re-evaluate everything and embark on a new path.
Stu believes that building the trust between client and counsellor and establishing a close working relationship between them is paramount. He aims to create a safe, non-judgemental space, where we can both be fully present to what is arising, to explore the difficulties and blocks, and look for new ways of being, with ourselves, with each other and with the world.
Stu has a broad range of experience, working with clients in recovery from addictions, suffering with abandonment issues, bereavement, illness, loss, lack of life purpose, depression, and he is open to working with any presenting issue. Stu also has a deep interest in Psychosexual and Relationship issues, particularly difficulties around intimacy, sexuality and relationships.
Stu is passionate about personal development and growth and firmly believes that we can all become the best person we were born to be.
Sundi Johnson is able to implement and integrate theretical knowledge with practice and has proven this in his work with his previous clients at Cruse Bereavement.
Sundi would begin with use of the Person Centred approach to establish the safe space, keeping the core conditions firmly in place where remaining in the client’s frame of reference, providing the safe space and letting the client dictate the pace of the sessions is paramount so as the client feels able to disclose what they choose to. Another key aspect of PCT is keeping interventions to a minimum (paraphrasing, reflecting and summarising).
To begin to delve deeper Sundi will use the Psychodynamic approach, paying particular attention to the transference and counter-transference relationship, interpretation and defence mechanisms of the client to name but a few.
Lastly the CBT where the focus is more about learning more positive and constructive methods of thinking and behaving, to stimulate re-learning and healthier behavioural change for the client.
Overall his way of working is integrative where he can incorporate all the above three approaches.
Suzanna Brown is an integrative psychotherapist with a transpersonal specialism. She offers a safe space to explore the emotional and personal issues that are keeping you stuck or affecting your ability to reach your potential. Suzanna works mindfully with warmth and connection to help you gain insight, healing and the emotional freedom to move forward.
With a particular interest in psyche and soma, Suzanna enjoys exploring the connection between mind and body and can draw on a range of therapeutic tools including psychodynamic principles, working creatively and working energetically with the body.
Thomais Pelekanou is a qualified counsellor and a registered member of BACP. She has worked for a number of years in the mental health sector in London, Athens and New York.
She believes that the answers are already inside us and through life, we have learned to suppress our emotions, feelings and needs which when not expressed collide in us and overpower us. She works establishing a warm, empathic and non-judgemental therapeutic relationship encouraging her clients to contact underlying feelings, make sense of them and reflect on the new meanings which emerge. She aims to help her clients understand the connection between presenting symptoms and what is happening in relationships, by identifying core repetitive patterns.
She is a humanistic counsellor and works with psychological issues, anxiety/depression, long term health issues, trauma, relationship issues, Asperger’s, autistic traits and disabilities.
Toute Naaman is a psychotherapist working towards her UKCP accreditation. Toute works with individuals and has extensive experience working with groups. She believes that therapy can alleviate specific hardships and act as a guide towards more compassionate self-care as well as being emotionally transformative.
Toute works with adults struggling with modern-day stressors such as career pressures and work-life balance, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, trauma, bereavement and loss, self-esteem, general feelings of imbalance, loneliness and estrangement that can all manifest themselves in many areas of life.
Toute’s orientation is primarily psychodynamic; however she is trained in multiple therapy modalities, including CBT and aims to tailor the treatment to the client’s specific needs. She is also interested in research in the field of parenting and family conflicts, which was the subject of her MA thesis in clinical psychology.
For Toute, Psychotherapy is about living a fuller, more meaningful and creative life. She believes that therapy can help develop a stronger sense of self and a feeling of being more comfortable with one’s self through an intimate, introspective and accepting encounter.
Tyrone Carty-Williams is a qualified counsellor and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). He offers a safe, confidential, therapeutic environment to explore his clients’ issues.
Tyrone works integratively, which means that his work blends together techniques from several counselling models. He holds a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and at present is undertaking a MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Urmila Lewis is currently studying towards a diploma in transpersonal psychotherapy with the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education in London.
Her approach is integrative with a transpersonal perspective. She works with depression, grief and loss – particularly in relation to life transitions like divorce and mid-life changes. For many people these major transitions understandably involve overwhelming emotions. Urmila brings a positive perspective on traumatic changes.
Urmila’s background in psychiatric nursing also helps her understand mental health conditions at a deeper level.
Varta Kadian is a qualified Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist and her work is informed by both Humanistic and Psychodynamic approaches. She takes particular interest in exploring with clients the way the past informs the present, thus gaining a new understanding and insight into the current issues they are faced with.
Varta considers the therapeutic relationship the most important aspect of therapy that provides a corrective emotional experience. She aims to create a trusting relationship with her clients so they feel safe to explore their problems and find their own solutions.
Varta specialises in relationships, trauma, attachment and anxiety.