The Self Team are a diverse expert team of therapists and coaches who have a dynamic and effective approach to working with you to help you feel more yourself.
All of our practitioners have suitable experience and are all HCPC or BACP registered.
MA, HCPC, BADth, TIHR
Therapist & Executive Coach
MA, HCPC, BADth
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Chance has a grounded, creative and empathetic approach in working with clients towards self-awareness and real, lasting personal and interpersonal change. He supports people experiencing a range of challenges including: anxiety, depression, alcohol and substance misuse, relationships, transitions and purpose, loss and work-related stress. His current clinical practice includes Adult Mental Health, Addiction Therapy and work with Refugee and Asylum Seekers.
MA, HCPC, BADth
Andy has a warm, empathic and dynamic approach. As a therapist in NHS mental well-being services he has worked with a wide spectrum of need including self esteem, isolation, low mood, anxiety, formative relationships, loss, transition, understanding patterns of behaviour, realising potential and celebrating being yourself. Andy believes therapy can be challenging but also kind, inspiring, collaborative and sometimes fun.
MA, BADth, HCPC
Helen works with a person-centered, creative approach to offer clients a space that is non-judgemental, empathic and safe. She believes in supporting clients towards healing and growth through deeper understanding of themselves and the challenges they experience. Her current work also involves practice in NHS adult mental health services and with adult survivors of abuse. Helen works with a range of issues, including bereavement, depression, anxiety, adverse childhood experiences, as well as self esteem and assertiveness.
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Sophie is a vibrant dramatherapist. She specialises in low self esteem, attachment and developing self-compassion. She has worked for adult mental health NHS services as well as in schools working with staff and pupils. She has a passion for enabling people to discover their potential. Sophie has experience with a range of needs including anxiety, low mood, grief, loss, trauma and relational issues.
BADth, MA, HCPC
Mycah’s clinical practice has had a broad focus including childhood adversity, schizophrenia, mutism, anxiety, stress, trauma and depression. His practice supports the development of confidence, esteem and a stronger sense of self. He encourages the opportunity for people to explore and gain greater awareness and understanding of themselves, situations and relationships.
MA, HCPC, BADth
Colin is an engaging and effective practitioner. He works across a range of presenting issues including anxiety and depression, and specialises in grief therapy. He has a humble and grounded approach to the way he works.
Coach and Creative Practitioner
Olly is a coach who works to empower, support and motivate clients to find their own solutions to both personal and professional issues. He uses a straightforward, conversation based working process, and has worked with clients from many different walks of life, including those in Business, the Creative Industries and Education. Olly also runs specialised sessions designed for clients who are preparing for interviews and presentations. Sessions on request by email.
Rachel believes in working with her clients to help them process and heal their emotional difficulties. She creates a safe and relational environment and uses an integrative approach in order to encourage depth and a greater understanding of the issues that her clients are working through. Rachel works with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, grief, loss and childhood adversity.
MA, HCPC, BAAT
Finn is passionate about supporting clients on their own journeys of self-exploration, reflection and development through creative mediums – no ‘skill’ is expected or required. Art expression in a therapeutic safe space can help identify thoughts and emotions that might not be accessed so readily by other ‘left-brain’ approaches; expect a client-led approach. Finn has experience of working with a wide range of clients across all age groups.
MA, BA (Hons), MBACP (Accred.),
Amrit is an existential psychotherapist. Her practice centres around the belief that "it's the relationship that heals", and her therapeutic focus is based very much on the client/therapist relationship. She is emphatic and thoughtful and offers a safe, contained therapeutic space to explore what may be going on for her clients whilst also bearing witness to their unique stories. In her work at the NHS and private practice, Amrit specialises in trauma arising from sexual violence/assault and is well-versed in working with PTSD and the fragmented pieces often present in the aftermath of trauma.
PgDip., MSc., Registered MBACP
Elizabeth is a warm, straight-forward counsellor, supervisor and coach. She believes that human beings tend to do the best we can with the resources we have. Elizabeth will offer you a relationship in which you can uncover, or build up, the resources that you need to live life more as you choose. Elizabeth has worked in charities, local government and the NHS for over 10 years. She works with an LGBT-affirmative and kink-aware approach and has particular experience in the fields of sexual and domestic violence, long-term health conditions, body image, workplace equality and sexual and gender identity.
MA, HCPC, BAAT
Gosia strives to support clients to identify and work through their problems and encourages them to look beyond them. She has non-judgemental and person-centred approach and encourages clients to express themselves creatively. Gosia specialises in trauma focused therapy (EMDR), which can be an effective treatment for PTSD and difficulties stemming from traumatic events. She provides treatment for depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement, grief, low self-esteem and stress. Gosia has an experience of working with individuals, groups and couples within NHS and charity sector.
BSc (Hons) in Psychology , MA, HCPC, BADth
Daniela has a client-centred approach using the creative arts as a way to access and process difficult emotions. She has a special interest in working with trauma and PTSD, helping clients ground themselves in the present moment using mindfulness and the arts. She has experience of working with a range of psychological needs including, ASD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and misbehaving conduct. She has a wide range of experience facilitating individual and group therapy and has worked within the NHS.
Person Centred Counsellor
Laura works with a person-centred approach and believes that you the client are the expert on yourself. She is there to help facilitate the process in which you can access your inner resources, in order to better tackle the issues you may be facing. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of therapy and within this collaborative partnership, healing and growth can occur.
Chris Eggleton has significant experience as a BACP accredited Integrative counsellor working in the NHS and private practice to successfully address a wide variety of emotional and psychological issues, including the challenges of depression, anxiety, stress, abuse, low self-esteem, loss, grief and drug and alcohol misuse. As a counsellor he has been consistently among the most successful practitioners in the NHS. He specialises in working with his clients to gain a true understanding of the role of their life experience in the challenges they may face today, so enabling them to achieve the lasting change and long-term wellbeing they deserve.
Registered MBACP (Accred)
Sara’s practice centres around supporting clients to have a greater awareness of themselves, in order to have choice and make change in their lives. She has a warm and welcoming approach to the work. Sara specialises in working with anxiety, depression, grief, fertility issues, addiction, identity and with survivors of sexual abuse.
MBACP(Accred.), BST specialist
Psychotherapist and Coach
Simona specialises in brief therapies. She aims to co-create and reach long-lasting transformational goals with her clients in the shortest period of time while fostering resourceful autonomy in a flexible and tailored intervention. Her passion is in igniting positive change and supporting people in designing their own version of wellbeing and advocating for better futures. Her experience includes working in the NHS, Charity Sector, education and creative worlds as well as the private sector. Simona works both in Italian and English.
PgDip, PGC, MBACP
Tasha believes each client is unique, so she works in a warm, intuitive and considerate way. She creates a safe, creative and compassionate space to help clients develop a more loving relationship with themselves. Tasha makes use of humour, creative expression, mindfulness and knowledge about the mind & body to aid self-understanding. She has therapeutic experience with all works of life. Tasha specialises in supporting healing from past trauma and anxiety, exploring race/culture/identity and building confidence.
Paola approaches therapy as an opportunity to face emotional problems, and embark on a journey of self-discovery. She has been supporting people facing a wide range of difficulties such as stress, social anxiety, low mood; she will help you reconnect to life with a renowned sense of wonder, being on your side with knowledge, empathy, and humour. Her extensive clinical experience in the public and private sector, both in the UK and Italy, gave her a first-hand understanding of what it means to integrate in a new country. Paola offers integrative therapy both in English and Italian.
Ryan Campinho Valadas
MA Hons, MA, HCPC, BADth
Ryan uses a relational and creative approach that aims to encourage and support emotional expression, self-compassion, personal growth, healthy relationships, and continuous development. He uses therapeutic insights to support clients to develop practical solutions that can create long-lasting change. Experience includes: addiction and substance misuse; sexual health and living with HIV; LGBTQ+ mental health and wellbeing; intimacy and relationships; complex trauma and adverse childhood experiences as well as depression and anxiety.
Sujaree implements contemporary and dynamic psychotherapy methods. Her sessions are designed to strengthen confidence and support clients in understanding themselves more fully in order to both heal and grow. She has expertise in working with eating disorders, depression & anxiety, addiction, relationship challenges, culture shock & homesickness. Her professional experience includes work in the NHS mental health services, education and psychological research.
Join the Self Team
We have a unique and contemporary approach to the way we work. To ensure equality across our practice you need to be willing to work collaboratively with us and to bring your energy and expertise to meet our values and ethos. You need to be open-minded, flexible in your approach and open to new ways of working.
If you are interested in applying we would be pleased to hear from you but please note that you must have a minimum of 2 years postgraduate experience. To join the team please download the form below and send the completed version to firstname.lastname@example.org