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Self Team


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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Jodie Cariss

Jodie Cariss
MA, HCPC, BADth, TIHR
Clinical Lead | Founder

Jodie is the founder of Self Space and www.carisscreative.co.uk. She is a Therapist with over 15 years experience in the field and a Tavistock trained executive coach. She has a direct and dynamic approach to her practice and a deeply empathic and approachable manner to the way she works.
Chance Marshall

Chance Marshall
MA, HCPC, BADth
Lead Therapist | Founding Partner
chance@theselfspace.com

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, dealing with change, loss and work-related stress. Experienced in Adult Mental Health, Addiction Therapy and working with Refugee and Asylum Seekers.
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Damian Castello 
                         MBACP                               Psychotherapist & Supervisor
damian@theselfspace.com

Damian is an integrative psychotherapist. He brings together different elements of specific therapies, tailored to suit the individual needs and personal circumstances of his clients. Damian has experience with helping people with low self-esteem, disruptive patterns of behaviour and overwhelming emotions, such as anxiety and anger.  Damian's life passion is to support people with living happy and healthy lives and to achieve their full potential. Damian has over 8 years experience of working therapeutically in varying roles, which have included the Samaritans, providing group and individual therapy to young people in schools and adults in prison and private therapy and supervision practice. 

Siggy Verelst

Lynne Blundell
BA BACP, BPS Counsellor
lynne@theselfspace.com

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. 



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Dr. Sophie Ann Clifton
BSc, MSc, PgCert, DClinPsych Clinical Psychologist, HCPC registered
sophieann@theselfpace.com

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. 

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Dan Saccoccio
BA Hons, BACP, Relate qualified Person Centred/Relationship counsellor
daniel@theselfspace.com

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.


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Gemma Latimer
MA, BACP 
Gestalt Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
gemma@theselfspace.com

 

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 Gunnion Lasek
MA, HCPC
Dramatherapist
sophie@theselfspace.com

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.

Mycah Tequeron

Mycah Tequeron
BADth, MA, HCPC
Therapist
mycah@theselfspace.com

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.


Colin Campbell

Colin Campbell
MA, HCPC, BADth
Therapist
colin@theselfspace.com

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

Ryan Campinho Valadas
MA, HCPC, BADth, COSRT
Integrative Therapist
ryan@theselfspace.com

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.

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Helen Broughton
MA, BADth, HCPC
Therapist
helen@theselfspace.com

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.


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Amrit Sagoo
MA, BA (Hons), MBACP, MNCS
Existential Psychotherapist
amrit@theselfspace.com

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.

Mayessi Svoronou

Mayessi Svoronou
BSc, MA, MBACP
Psychotherapist
mayessi@theselfspace.com

Mayessi (she/her) is a psychodynamic/ psychoanalytic psychotherapist with several years of experience in the NHS and in private practice. Her approach includes a safe and confidential dynamic exploration of histories and relationships that define us. Mayessi has supported clients with different presenting challenges including: gender issues, trauma, relationships, depression and anxiety. Mayessi offers session in English and in Greek.
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Laura Main
MA, HCPC, BADth
Dramatherapist
laura@theselfspace.com

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

Dr. Dee Khaira
BSc (Hons), MSc, DClinPsych, HCPC
Clinical Psychologist
dee@theselfspace.com

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

Iman Ben Ahmed
MA, Registered MBACP
Psychotherapist
iman@theselfspace.com

Iman is a warm and empathetic therapist. She believes that therapy should be accessible to everyone, and a safe space to explore ways to live a fulfilling life and speak about your experiences and struggles. Iman has extensive experience working with marginalised communities and helping people engage in mental health support without judgment or stigma, taking into account race, culture and identity. Iman specialises in trauma therapy and works in an intercultural way focusing on inclusion and valuing diversity. Iman’s experience also includes working with: anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem issues, work-related concerns, and relationship issues.
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Emily Adams  
MSc UKCP
Psychotherapist
emily@theselfspace.com

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

Chris Eggleton
BACP accredited
Integrative Counsellor
chris.eggleton@theselfspace.com

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.

Sara Duffy

Sara Duffy
Registered MBACP (Accred)
Integrative Counsellor
sara.duffy@theselfspace.com

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.

Simona Campli

Simona Campli
MBACP(Accred.), BST specialist
Systemic Psychotherapist, Coach and Clinical Supervisor
simona@theselfspace.com

Simona (she/her) specialises in brief therapies and in a relationship framework. She works with individuals and couples. Her work aims to co-create and reach long-lasting transformational goals with her clients in the shortest period of time while fostering resourceful autonomy and effective communication in a flexible and tailored intervention. Her passion is in igniting positive change, supporting people in designing their own version of wellbeing and advocating for better futures.  Her experience includes working in the Charity Sector, education and creative worlds as well as the private sector. Simona works both in Italian and English. She is also a clinical supervisor working with students and recently qualified therapist from a variety of approaches and can be booked for these sessions. 

Tasha Bailey

Tasha Bailey
MA, MBACP, UKCP
Integrative Child & Adult Psychotherapist
tasha@theselfspace.com

Tasha (she/her) believes therapy can be creative, informal and a space for laughter. She uses playfulness, humour and “real talk”, reconnecting her clients with their inner child to restore self-love & joy. Sessions with Tasha will start by co-creating a safe, affirming space so that trust can begin to grow. She challenges her clients to make sense of past wounds and how they show up in their present relationship with themselves and with others. 
Trained to work with children, teens & adults, Tasha has worked in schools, higher education and the charity sector. Tasha wants therapy to feel adaptable, relatable and inclusive. Her expertise includes childhood trauma, confidence, anxiety, imposter syndrome, self-worth, relationship difficulties, race, culture and intersectionality. 
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Kathleen Gherardi
MA MBACP
Psychotherapist
Kathleen@theselfspace.com

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.

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Dr. Ravi Gill
DProf, BPS, HCPC
Practitioner Psychologist / Chartered Health Psychologist
ravi@theselfspace.com

Ravi works using a person centred, solution focused approach within sessions, incorporating elements of cognitive behavioural therapy while encouraging clients to explore and develop a greater understanding of themselves. Ravi’s clinical experience covers a wide range of presentations including: complex mental health such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, personality disorders and dual diagnosis clients. As well as managing anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues and lifestyle changes. She has both clinical NHS experience; working within crisis response and community mental health teams and within the private sector. Other clinical experience includes supporting those with PTSD and complex trauma within Occupational Health settings for the Metropolitan Police Service.

Andy Critchley

Andy Critchley
MA, HCPC, BADth
Senior Therapist
andy@theselfspace.com

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.

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Daniela Gallini
BSc (Hons) in Psychology , MA, HCPC, BADth
Dramatherapist
daniela@theselfspace.com

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.

Finn Neary

Finn Neary
MA, HCPC, BAAT
Art Psychotherapist
finian@theselfspace.com

Finn is an experienced and empathetic arts psychotherapist who is committed to supporting clients on their own journeys of self-exploration, reflection and development through creative mediums. He works with day to day challenges or issues and concerns which may have been hidden for years. Art therapy is not about being good or bad at art, it’s the opposite , more a vehicle for the expression of emotions. 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.

Siggy Verelst

Siggy Verelst
MA, BACP
Psychotherapist
siggy@theselfspace.com

Siggy offers a safe space in which she welcomes people’s imperfection and encourages the development of one’s own uniqueness. She applies a creative exploration of the unconscious in order to gain more awareness of unconscious drives and conflicting parts of us, inviting greater compassion and self-love. She also uses mindfulness and meditative therapy in her approach. Specialised in working with relationship issues, infidelity, confusion around identity, career and purpose, eating disorders, depression, fears and phobias.
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Louise Rodrigues
MA, MBACP
Integrative Arts Psychotherapist
louise@theselfpace.com

Louise is an Integrative Psychotherapist. She works holistically to meet the client’s perspective and understand their experience. She provides a relational space to explore and develop ideas around personal growth. Her professional experience includes working with the NHS in adult mental health. She works to support and maintain mental health across a lifespan. Louise specializes in grief, stress, loss, addiction and eating disorders, anxiety, low mood and isolating behaviours.
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Dr. Kyoko Kobatake
MSc, PhD, MBACP(Accred), HCPC, BAAT
Psychodynamic Psychotherapist 
Kyoko@theselfspace.com

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.


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Jane Lam
BACP
Psychodynamic therapist
jane@theselfspace.com

Jane has over twenty years’ experience as a therapist. She is adept at helping clients find creative solutions to life challenges . Her Chinese background brings both diversity and cultural perspective to her practice which resonates in her work. Jane provides an opportunity for clients to be heard and journeys with you as you progress; she will join you as you explore both challenges and potential - encouraging clients towards their best selves. Her work covers a wide spectrum including depression, anxiety, loss and grief, low self-esteem, 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 hey@theselfspace.com

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