We're small but mighty

Our team share our mission to positively change the culture around mental health. Each of us is committed to supporting individuals and companies to access therapy and reach their full potential. Find out what each of us gets up to below.

Our Founders

Jodie Cariss & Chance Marshall

Jodie and Chance have over 15 years of Therapy experience between them. Human’s first, therapists second — they’re on a level with their clients and our partners, not a pedestal.



Sue Mariner

Finance Manager

Maintaining the financial records and producing financial reports
Providing data and input to strategic planning over all areas of business. Overseeing payrolls for all staff and some HR.


My favourite book: 
There are too many


What I love about working at Self Space: 
Challenge and variety

Robin Hogg

Interim Clinical Director

I am responsible for the provision of clinical services in Self Space. This includes service delivery in therapy, line management of the clinical team, quality and performance monitoring and improvement as well as the wellbeing of the whole clinical team.


My favourite Song:

Sound of Silence by Disturbed


What I love about working at Self Space:

The variety of the job, every day is different and ends in different places that you planned for at the start.

Orrin Jolley

Senior Sales Manager

I lead the sales and customer success teams at Self Space. We are here to create an amazing customer journey for anyone that wants to partner with us.


My favourite book:

Behave by Robert Sapolsky.


What I love about working at Self Space:

This role gives me the opportunity to help so many people…and that warms the soul.

Alex Austin

Sales Manager

My focus is identifying and engaging with potential corporate clients and introducing them to Self Space. It’s all about building relationships with HR leads in organisations spanning a variety of industries, and supporting them with their mental health and wellbeing strategies. I help drive the vision to create a more emotionally healthy world through progressive therapy and psychoeducation.


My favourite film:
Moulin Rouge


What I love about working at Self Space:
It’s two things for me. The team at Self Space is human all the way through and I can be my absolute self here. I also love meeting new people everyday who are passionate and devoted to making their workplace mentally healthier.

Chilli Bernstein

Customer Success Manager

I look after every client who comes through our doors. Whether this is the lovely people who find us off the street or those who access us through their companies, I make sure that the experience is as warm and comfortable as possible. I also work with our partnerships team to ensure that our corporate partnerships thrive. I write too, you might find me hanging around the Self Space notebook from time to time.

My favourite song:
Sometimes It Snows In April by Prince

What I love about working at Self Space:
The team is the absolute best. I get to talk about therapy all day long and no one tells me to shut up. Also, helping people access therapy? *chefs kiss*

Mitali Soni

Senior Clinician

I support our lovely therapists with the day to day running of the service. I also work with the rest of the clinical team to make sure everyone feels looked after and comfortable to think out loud about any questions or worries they have about their clinical work.


My favourite song:
It has to be Two of Us by Louis Tomlinson. It got me through some hard times in life.


What I love about working at Self Space:
I love working with different people and holding a space for people to come in to talk about whatever they want. My favourite part of the work day is chatting to everyone and having such a friendly response no matter who you chat to.

Nibarna Kannathasan

Clinical Lead

I make sure that our lovely therapists are looked after and have a space to think out loud about any questions or worries they have about their clinical work.I also look after the recruitment of new therapists with our HR Team and currently supporting with shaping our trainee placement pathway with our placement co-ordinator.


My favourite book:
When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalanithi


What I love about working at Self Space:
I really enjoy working with like minded people with a vision and a mission to disrupt the norm and create more space for mental wellbeing! I also love seeing clients at Self Space and the different rich and textured meanings they bring to their lived experience.

Elizabeth Ibrahim

HR Manager

I lead all things People. I manage the employee lifecycle from talent engagement to management and development.


My favourite film:
I don’t have a favourite movie but I watch a lot of Anime and my faves are Hunter x Hunter and Frieren.


What I love about working at Self Space:
The People. They make the job easy and fun. I absolutely love being a part of the awesome team.

Sharmin Aysha

Human Resource

Running things from recruitment to onboarding and everything in between. My role involves actively contributing in finding new talent to join our amazing teams and supporting our company’s most valuable asset – our employees.


My favourite book:
As Long As the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh, such a beautiful read.


What I love about working at Self Space:
I get to be part of such an amazing team! Everyone is incredibly supportive and just so real it makes working all the more enjoyable.

Michaela Donnerova

Marketing Executive

I’m supporting all B2B and B2C marketing activities across the entire business. My specialty is in fine-tuning the nitty-gritty, making sure each detail plays its part in our overarching strategy.


My favourite book:
The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho


What I love about working at Self Space:
An amazing group of passionate, kind, and creative people working towards the meaningful mission of changing the culture around mental health. It’s an environment where you can be honest and share your vulnerabilities, feeling supported, inspired, and challenged. What’s not to like?

Nicole Zanatta

Marketing & Ops Executive

I make sure things happen exactly when they should. I manage and coordinate in-person community activities, oversee the planning and execution of special events and projects, ensuring all operational aspects run smoothly.


My favourite book:

Untamed by Glennon Doyle (we can do hard things!)


What I love about working at Self Space:

That I get to be part of the most brilliant team! I’m always surrounded by such amazing humans who genuinely support me and I think that’s really special.

Grace Moorhouse

Front of House

My role is to make sure all clients and customers feel welcome, supported and safe. Whether you are just getting started with Self Space or have been a been with us forever, I am here to help!


My favourite book:
Almond by Won-pyung Sohn.


What I love about working at Self Space:
I feel very grateful to work with such a supportive and uplifting team. I am extremely passionate about the importance of mental health and removing the stigma around therapy. Self Space is rooted in honesty, empathy and passion. It is incredibly affirming to work with people who’s values align with your own.

Hayley McNulty

Front of House

I am Front of House for the Soho space and part of the Customer Care team! I welcome all of the clients who come through our doors, whether I am matching our clients with their perfect therapist, booking their sessions, or making them a cuppa, and simply making their experience comfortable and stress free. Along with a range of other jobs to ensure everything is running smoothly within the space and for the customer journey.


My favourite film:

Pretty Woman.


What I love about working at Self Space:

I get to meet so many different people every day, and I just love being able to be there for people whether they’re having a good or bad day. I love being a part of a company doing something that really matters, with a great team to go with it!

Erika Fahndrick

Front of House

As part of the Front of House team, I’m here to help you feel welcome and comfortable in our Spaces. Any questions – from a drink request to booking assistance – I’m happy to help.


My favourite song:
I’m torn between saying Ivy by Taylor Swift or Too Late to Turn Back Now by Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose


What I love about working at Self Space:
I feel incredibly lucky to be working with such a warm and supportive team. I’m super passionate about making people feel safe, welcome, and comfortable, and I’m very excited to have the opportunity to do so everyday.

Anna Davies

Psychoeducation Manager

Human first, therapist second. Heading up a deliriously wonderful team of therapists, who facilitate curious and compassionate workshops with individuals working within companies, that are in partnership with Self Space. I also curate and deliver our content alongside our Psychoeducational Leads for our partners and for individuals. A big part of my role is getting to know our partners and their people teams, and listening well to them; so that we are holding space for people that feels meaningful and warm.


Favourite song:
Bennie and The Jets by Elton John…never fails to get me up out of my seat


What I love about working at Self Space:
There is something magical and permission-giving that comes from bringing people into a space together, inviting vulnerability and curiosity, and sharing the oh-so-normal idea that we are all, inherently messy. I am so lucky to hear people say things like ‘I didn’t realise other people felt like that’ or ‘I thought it was only me’. It will never ever, not feel like a privilege.

Ryan Campinho Valadas

Psychoeducation Lead

My role consists of creating thoughtful, engaging, and practical workshops for Self Space to deliver to all of our corporate partners, as well as to the general public. I also deliver many of these workshops alongside our wonderful team of facilitators, and support our department manager in making sure everyone on the team is prepared for their workshop deliveries and support any other needs. Due to my vast experience in social and cultural dynamics work, such as inclusion, intersectionality, and systemic experiences, I also create and deliver special projects on a variety of related topics.


My favourite book:
Just Kids by Patti Smith


What I love about working at Self Space:
My favourite thing about my job is twofold: doing research and creating workshops that I feel excited about, and then meeting a lot of people when I delivered them across London – and the world!

Nina Gaul

Psychoeducation Lead

My role involves being part of the team who create, develop and deliver workshops, talks and trainings that offer theory, practical tools and reflective spaces. I also help to support the Psychoeducation Facilitators in the preparation process and successful delivery of workshops and I meet with some of our existing partners to ensure that our workshops are attending to the needs of their organisations. I am also part of the Self Space Retreat team so plan, create and facilitate our retreats in beautiful locations (how lucky am I!).


My favourite song:
Hip Hop Song by Coco and The Butterfields – total feel good song


What I love about working at Self Space:
Two things stand out for me….the team that I work with at Self Space, everyone is passionate, creative, caring and supportive – I genuinely really enjoy being part of this team.
The other is being able to engage in meaningful conversations through workshops, providing theory that helps people make sense of why they are thinking or feeling something and realising they aren’t alone, and then having the opportunity to offer people tools to help them overcome and embrace life’s ups and downs.

Lucy Davies

Psychoeducation Executive

My role is to coordinate and support all of our wonderful Psychoeducation work. From workshop bookings to partner check-ins and coordinating larger projects. I am here to help ensure the success of all our projects and Psychoeducation partnerships.


My favourite song:

Warm Love by Van Morison and anything by Wes Anderson.


What I love about working at Self Space:
The focus and drive and creativity at Self Space, I enjoy getting to meet and work with a lot of different people as part of my role.

Work with us

Founded in 2017, Self Space was launched to help address a growing need for accessible and contemporary mental health support. We provide flexible, forward thinking therapy to individuals and for some of the most progressive global companies from a broad range of creative and corporate industries, including tech, finance, advertising, marketing, hospitality and fashion. Our mission is to revolutionise the culture around accessing mental health support, making it more commonplace and aspirational, in the same way most of us think about our physical health.