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.
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.
Jodie is currently not taking on new clients.
MA, HCPC, BADth
Lead Therapist | Founding Partner
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.
Chance is currently not taking on new clients.
Pearline has been counselling for over 20 years and in this time has delivered multi modal therapies, including psychodynamic, psychotherapeutic and psychoeducational interventions. Pearline is also qualified as a Compassion Focussed Therapist and will meet you mindfully, wherever you find yourself when you’re in the therapy room and help you to achieve positive change in your life. Her specialisms include working with people presenting with emotion dysregulation caused by lived traumatic experience, the mental health impact of racism and discrimination and the disabling effects of anxiety, depression, drug dependency and addiction. She’s also experienced working with people presenting with complex mental health and dual diagnosis. Pearline has worked with an eclectic range of people from diverse cultures, backgrounds, gender expression, faith and sexual orientation.
Nathalie (she/her) is an integrative creative therapist. She aims to facilitate a safe, collaborative and permission-giving therapeutic space, for clients to reconnect with themselves. Nathalie has experience working with trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, loss, neurodiversity, suicidality, people affected by HIV, looked after children, adopted people and carers, people experiencing relationship difficulties, work stress, family estrangement, LGBTQ+ issues and dementia. She believes we are all intrinsically creative but self judgement prevents us from expressing ourselves freely. However, creative exploration is always optional in her sessions. If you feel more comfortable talking, that's encouraged too.
Roice (she/her) is a Systemic and Family psychotherapist with an interest in building on individual and family strengths in approaching the past and present complexities of life. Roice’s working experience is diverse and includes working with people regarding cultural difference and identity, grief including ambiguous loss, racial trauma, community trauma, sexual identity, anxiety, depression, and difficulties faced during significant life transitions: relationship breakdown, leaving home, parenthood & employment changes. She has an interest in the way we relate to ourselves, and others, and these experiences are felt within our bodies. Roice is empathetic and energetic in her approach to support others to understand these experiences and gain a sense of control over ourselves when our bodies are overwhelmed by emotions.
Counsellor & Coach
BA, MBCAP, Dip
Kae is an Integrative Therapist, working integratively means she can tailor therapy to suit each individual, and your particular needs. Kae has a person centered approach to the way she works, encouraging openness, autonomy, empowerment, and self-compassion. She incorporates various therapeutic models including; Compassion Focused Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She is a warm, deeply empathic and insightful person, and is committed to your well-being, aiming to help you to feel seen, heard, and safe throughout your time together. Kae has experience in working with people who have experienced; depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, eating disorders, suicidal ideation, relationship breakdown, and specialises in body image, and disordered eating. Kae is currently completing an MA in Psychotherapy & Counselling.
Integrative Counsellor email@example.com
Gazala is a person-centred practitioner who will provide you with a compassionate, safe space in which you can work creatively to find new meaning in your life. She has a particular interest in working with symptoms of depression and anxiety and how to understand and work through these with you, in a collaborative way. She specialises in working theoretically through the grief process, supporting you as you move towards acceptance, whilst holding space for the journey to get there. Gazala also has experience working with eating disorders, work related stress, isolation, displacement, cultural identity, relationship difficulties, managing emotions, low self-esteem using CBT methods and living with long term health problems. Gazala works sensitively with clients from all cultural backgrounds, religions and spiritual diversities and fully supports what this means for the therapeutic work. Gazala offers sessions in English, Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi.
Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor
BADth, MA, HCPC
Mycah (he/him) has a psychodynamic integrative approach to his practice which is built on an honest and open commitment to validating your lived experience. Mycah has broad experience over many areas, including childhood adversity, schizophrenia, mutism, BPD, autism, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, family/relationship issues, undersanding unhealthy patterns of behaviour, cultural trauma, suicide ideation, emotional abuse victims, life patterns 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. Mycah's practice is informed by different therapeutic practices from; creative arts therapies, DBT, DVT, mindfulness and psychology. Mycah's practice is LGBTQ+ affirmative, including training from charity Gendered Intelligence.
Integrative therapeutic counsellor
MA, BAAT, HCPC
Creative Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist
Gosia’s practice is compassionate and creative, she is passionate about supporting you in your journey to self-discovery, freedom and growth. Gosia is a trauma informed therapist and through her practice, she developed a specialism in psychological trauma and various ways in which trauma can be manifested in the body. She is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy), which is one of the specialist treatments for PTSD and helps to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories. Gosia's goal is to help you to discover and understand yourself fully so that you can stay grounded and enjoy the present. She has worked in the NHS for over 5 years and is experienced in working with trauma, anxiety, depression and bereavement.
Mark (he/him) uses a person-centred approach to help you in navigating through your challenges in order to achieve long term wellness. He does this by helping you become aware of the impact that your external experiences can have on you, whether this be at work, at home or in the wider world. Mark's warmth and gentle nature alongside his experience of working with both youth and adult clients; will provide a comfortable and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and emotions, while providing you with the tools to achieve your wellness goals. Mark specialises in workplace relationships, coping with stress and exploring your identity.
Integrative Counsellor and Coach
Simon is acutely aware of all the challenges and struggles life can throw at us, and that how we react and cope with events is often down to what inner resources we’ve picked up along the way alongside how we feel about ourselves. Through working with Simon, he can help you unlock the keys to not just specific issues like low-self-esteem, self-worth, acute shame, work related issues, bereavement or depression, but also the most crucial and important relationship for a more fulfilled existence, the relationship we have with ourselves.
Simon pulls from over a decade of experience working in the corporate world, understanding the stress and fast paced environment that comes alongside it. Simon’s previous work experience, and subsequent training has included coaching, so depending on your situation, Simon’s approach brings you the freedom to bring whatever you wish to the sessions, whether your past, present, or your hopes for the future.
Sienna Rose Weller
Sienna is an Integrative Psychotherapist. She has studied psychology and movement for the past ten years in the United States, and later specialised in Somatic Psychotherapy. Her practice centers the power of care and curiosity to develop resilience and self-advocacy to navigate life’s core challenges. Sienna specialises in anxiety, depression, intimacy and relationships, low self-esteem as well as trauma with a focus on healing histories of domestic violence and narcissistic abuse (both familial and interpersonal). Sessions can involve movement exercises, breath-work, and creative experimentation in conjunction with a range of talk-based methods.
MA Creative Psychotherapist
Polly (she/her) is an approachable, empathetic and grounded person-centred creative psychotherapist. Passionate about self-awareness and how we engage with our sense of self, Polly can support your personal exploration through creative processes and in doing so, helping you to deepen self reflection and understanding. Working mindfully with art and nature, often using found organic materials, Polly is able to create an accessible, non-judgemental safe space - whether online or offline.
Polly has previously worked for charities, schools and practiced internationally supporting people struggling with trauma, disordered eating, abuse, personal identity and depression. Today she specialises in working with young people and women at all stages of their personal journeys. She has an LGBTQ+ affirmative practice with neurodiversity experience.
MBACP(Accred.), BST specialist
Systemic Psychotherapist, Coach and Clinical Supervisor
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 you 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.
Psychodynamic Therapist firstname.lastname@example.org
Adele (she/her) is a dedicated therapist providing a warm and confidential space that allows you to explore areas of your life that you may be struggling with. She aims to raise your level of awareness exploring patterns of behaviour and exploring their helpfulness in the here and now. Adele provides a safe space by building trust within the therapeutic relationship and ultimately empowering you as an individual, returning to a sense of autonomy and effecting lasting change. She has experience with a wide range of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, bereavement, social anxiety, long term illness, workplace stress and anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues and she has also supported those with mental health diagnosis. Adele has a background in Psychodynamic therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and provides both short term and open-ended therapy. Within your sessions you will receive a dynamic and individually tailored therapy, using both modalities to enable behavioural changes and psychoeducation.
MSc, UKCP, MBACP
As a Gestalt Psychotherapist, Gemma (she/her) will support you in exploring 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.
MBACP Psychotherapist & Supervisor
Dr. Ravi Gill
DProf, BPS, HCPC
Practitioner Psychologist / Chartered Health Psychologist
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 people 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.
BA Hons, BACP, Relate qualified
Person Centred/Relationship counsellor
Robin (he/him) is an integrative counsellor. He tailors the therapeutic offering to the needs of the individual, his approach includes psychoeducation to help you to understand why what you are facing is having an impact. Robin has extensive experience in helping people come to terms and live better with grief and complex grief. He has experience in supporting people with anxiety, depression, low self esteem and those carrying the pain from bullying and other adverse childhood experiences. Robin has been able to use his previous Police service to support those who have survived sexual assaults and his training provides access to a wide range of modalities including CBT, Gestalt, transactional Analysis and arts therapy. Robin is also qualified to deliver REWIND therapy for those suffering intrusive flashbacks associated with traumatic events especially with people suffering with the effects of PTSD. Robin uses a blend of these approaches according to the clients needs.
Ryan Campinho Valadas
MA, HCPC, BADth, COSRT
Ryan (he/him) 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.
Ryan is only taking on new clients for couples sessions at this time.
BSc (Hons) in Psychology , MA, HCPC, BADth
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.
MA, BADth, HCPC
MA, BA (Hons), MBACP, MNCS
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 you through a journey of 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.
MA, HCPC, BADth
Airen (she/her) is a warm, grounded and creative therapist who individually tailors sessions to your needs and towards long-lasting, positive change. Airen has extensive experience in supporting people with stress, anxiety, low mood, relationship difficulties, codependency, eating disorders and addictions. She is able to offer therapy sessions in English as well as Dutch.
MA, HCPC, BAAT
MA, MBACP, UKCP
Integrative Child & Adult Psychotherapist
Registered MBACP (Accred)
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.
Sophie Gunnion Lasek
Dramatherapist & Supervisor
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.
Dr. Dee Khaira
BSc (Hons), MSc, DClinPsych, HCPC
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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