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 (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.
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.
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 is a trauma informed practitioner. 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 specialises in child and adolescent mental health, developmental trauma and working with adults who have lived in the care system and/or have been adopted. Rachel's experience also includes working with a range of issues such as: 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 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
PgDip, PGC, MBACP
Integrative & Creative Counsellor
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 believes in using therapy to develop practical solutions that create long-term benefits. He works with specific goals, issues, or transitions, as well as in open-ended explorations of life’s dilemmas. He uses the therapeutic relationship to encourage emotional expression, self-compassion, new perspectives, personal growth, and healthy relationships. His experience includes general mental health difficulties; personal development; trauma; children & families; substance misuse and addiction; sexual health and intimacy; and LGBTQ+ wellbeing.
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.
Holly is a counselling psychologist who provides a safe and supportive space in which you can speak freely about your experiences and struggles. The role of the counselling psychologist is to reduce distress (e.g., low mood, shame, stress) and promote wellbeing (e.g., self-compassion, sense of purpose) through the use of evidence-based methods. Holly supports adults and adolescents living with challenges around physical health, sleep, and body image, as well as bereavement and pregnancy loss. She has extensive experience working with anxiety related to health, identity, social situations and chronic worrying. She works integratively, combining aspects of person-centred, systemic, cognitive-behavioural (CBT, CFT, ACT), existential and positive psychological approaches according to each client’s unique needs and preference.
Mindfulness Now Teacher
Kelly is a Mindfulness coach who teaches Mindfulness and awareness techniques designed to empower you to start/develop your journey to self compassion, courage and trust. She will support you to build a personalised toolbox of management techniques that you can use in your everyday life. This may work well in partnership with therapy. Kelly's discipline can support you to manage symptoms of stress, worry, anxiety, burn out, depression, low self- esteem and chronic illnesses. Through finding ways to connect back to your true self and a place of calm, she believes you can flourish and grow. Kelly has a down to earth manner and style to her practice and understands the need to translate mindfulness techniques in a way that can be useful to everyday life.
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 email@example.com