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, BACP or UKCP registered.
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MA, HCPC, BADth, TIHR
Clinical Lead | Founder
MA, HCPC, BADth
Lead Therapist | Founding Partner
MBACP Psychotherapist & Supervisor
Lynne is an Integrative Therapist, whose work is grounded in a Person-Centred approach. She uses a range of therapeutic models including Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Art Therapy, Therapeutic Journaling and CBT. She is a warm and empathic counsellor, deep thinking and intuitive. Lynne sees the relationship between client and counsellor as integral and will work creatively with the client to find the right process and therapy style for them. She has significant experience working with people who have experienced Domestic Abuse and Addiction, and has counselled people experiencing Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Bereavement, Grief, Self-Harm, Suicidal Ideation, Miscarriage, Childhood Abuse, Relationship difficulties and long-term health problems. Lynne is also a 'Spatial Anxiety' Researcher and is currently completing her MA in Psychology.
Dr. Sophie Ann Clifton
BSc, MSc, PgCert, DClinPsych
Clinical Psychologist, HCPC registered
Sophie Ann has an eclectic approach to therapy, drawing on multiple psychological theories, she builds her practice with clients towards empowering them to embark on recovery and to achieve their therapeutic goals. She has experience of working with clients from a variety of backgrounds, experiencing a broad range of mental health difficulties. These include depression, anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, workplace stress, attachment and relationship and those with co-morbid long-term physical health conditions. She believes joy, fun and laughter are fantastic remedies for distress and encourages those she works with to inject this back into their lives! She uses frameworks from therapeutic models including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), compassion-focused therapy (CFT), cognitive analytic therapy (CAT), dialectic-behavioural therapy (DBT), and psychodynamic/relational.
BA Hons, BACP, Relate qualified
Person Centred/Relationship counsellor
Dan specializes in couples/relationship counselling. He works to support them with a variety of relational issues with an invitation to better communication. He has a person-centered approach which provides a safe space for clients to feel understood, respected and accepted. Many of his clients are men and he is aware that men are far less likely to seek out therapy. Dan trained to be a therapist later in life after the collapse of his restaurant business and marriage (at the same time!) Having had his share of life’s struggles he hopes that he can now offer this bigger perspective to his work as a therapist.
Gestalt Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
As a Gestalt Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Gemma supports clients to explore their experiences and needs often creatively or experientially to understand themselves more fully. She specialises in working with supporting anxiety, depression, loss, trauma, relationship, pregnancy and low self-esteem. As a process specialist, Gemma is particularly interested in ‘how’ words are communicated by noticing accompanying energy, tone and movement. She has a warm and accepting presence and assists clients in growing resources, to self-compassionately see how energy may have become stuck and discover how they might begin to free themselves to feel alive and empowered.
Sophie Gunnion Lasek
Sophie (she/her) 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 (he/him) 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.
Ryan Campinho Valadas
MA, HCPC, BADth, COSRT
Ryan is a queer-identifying and queer-affirming therapist. His therapeutic approach is flexible, down to earth, and compassionate. He is passionate about supporting others in finding clarity and relief from overwhelming anxieties, and better connecting to their identities, life journeys, and goals. Ryan has worked with substance misuse, trauma, adult and children’s mental health, giving him a well-rounded understanding of a person’s lifespan. He is currently specialising in Psychosexual Therapy, and looking forward to support individuals and couples/relationships in any sex, sexuality, and relationship matters.
MA, BADth, HCPC
Helen (she/her) 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.
Helen works with a range of issues, including bereavement, depression, anxiety, trauma, adverse childhood experiences, as well as self esteem and assertiveness.
MA, BA (Hons), MBACP, MNCS
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.
BSc, MA, MBACP
MA, HCPC, BADth
Laura holds an in-depth specialist knowledge of working with grief and bereavement. She is expert in understanding themes of loss, identity, anxiety and depression. Laura is a warm, grounded and empathetic therapist, passionate in supporting a client’s journey through self-exploration, reflection and continual development. There are no ‘drama skills’ required or expected in sessions, Laura supports a client led space where image and story can be explored, to help engage with feelings. She holds a particular interest in trauma manifesting in the body and is skilled at working therapeutically with movement. Laura has worked in a variety of sectors within the NHS, schools and specialist centres, with individuals and their families.
Dr. Dee Khaira
BSc (Hons), MSc, DClinPsych, HCPC
Dee (she/her) believes in being a down-to-earth, approachable, compassionate psychologist. She strives to support those who are struggling emotionally in working with them to create a meaningful and fulfilling life, with a focus on strength and wellness, in all aspects. Her approach to managing emotional difficulties is in a way that builds resilience for life-long self-care and emotional wellbeing. Dee has experience of working with clients of all ages, both in the NHS and in private practice, and likes to work in a client-led, integrated and creative way, with different therapeutic approaches, including: CBT, ACT, DBT, MBCT, narrative and systemic approaches. She has experience in helping people with managing emotions (a variety of anxieties and mood-related issues), stress (including career-related, health-related and study or work-related stress), relationship breakdown, cultural identity and physical health issues.
Iman Ben Ahmed
MA, Registered MBACP
Emily (she/they) is an approachable, down to earth and compassionate therapist. She works from a Person-Centred philosophy, meaning the essence of her approach is to work with you in a warm, supportive, non-judgmental relationship that can enable you to find your own way towards a more satisfying way of living. Emily’s sessions are client-led, where you’ll work together in exploring yourself and your concerns with gentle curiosity. Emily has experience supporting clients with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, losses in all their forms, trauma, relationship issues, concerns with work and many other issues. You will be welcome, as you are, with whatever is bringing you to therapy.
Chris Eggleton (he/him) 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 has a warm, genuine and empathic style and offers an integrative and relational model to help clients to explore their beliefs and values. By learning to identify and experience our feelings and where they come from, we can understand ourselves better. With greater awareness Sara believes we have more freedom to make choices about our lives that really benefit us, and she can support you in making changes that feel right for you. Her experience includes working at a Fertility clinic helping support people on their journey to start a family, working with survivors of child sexual abuse, grief, loss, anxiety, self confidence and family issues.
MBACP(Accred.), BST specialist
Systemic Psychotherapist, Coach and Clinical Supervisor
MA, MBACP, UKCP
Integrative Child & Adult Psychotherapist
Kathleen (she/her) supports her clients in working towards ways of accepting themselves and their reality, so that they are free to do what they are capable of doing and to live more creative and enjoyable lives.
Kathleen is an experienced psychodynamic and person centred therapist, mentor, and life coach. She has worked with children, teenagers, university students, adults, and senior adults. Some of her specialisms are - work and career issues, commitment worries, co-dependence, relationships, lack of motivation and energy, grief and bereavement, PTSD, gender and LGBTQ+ issues.
Dr. Ravi Gill
DProf, BPS, HCPC
Practitioner Psychologist / Chartered Health Psychologist
MA, HCPC, BADth
Andy (he/him) 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. Andy's practice is LGBTQ+ affirmative.
BSc (Hons) in Psychology , MA, HCPC, BADth
Daniela has a client-centred approach as a way to access and process difficult emotions. She has a creative and dynamic approach to her practice and works with clients to support their growth, move beyond feelings of stuckness and process challenging experiences. She has a special interest in working with trauma and PTSD, helping clients ground themselves in the present moment. She has experience 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. Daniela offers sessions in English and in Spanish.
MA, HCPC, BAAT
Integrative Arts Psychotherapist
Dr. Kyoko Kobatake
MSc, PhD, MBACP(Accred), HCPC, BAAT
As a psychodynamic psychotherapist and art psychotherapist, Kyoko (she/her) offers a safe, compassionate and transformative environment where you are supported to explore your feelings and experiences. She values kindness, compassion and social justice; both her approaches are rooted in her genuine interest in each individual’s stories. Besides her psychotherapy training, Kyoko has degrees in psychoanalytic theories and psychology, and is a qualified yoga teacher and mindfulness practitioner, all of which characterise her holistic practice. Additionally, Kyoko's extensive training in therapeutic work with children and adolescents informs her work not only with younger clients but also with adults who wish to unpick behavioural and relational patterns they may have developed while growing up.
With over 16 years’ experience in the NHS, in the voluntary sector and in her private practice, Kyoko works with a range of issues which include: loss and bereavement, complex trauma (in particular developmental and relational trauma), relationship issues, loneliness, anxiety, identity and existential issues, and experience of displacement.
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