Our Therapists

All of us have relevant experience and are HCPC, BACP or UKCP registered. Most therapists blend therapeutic approaches and customise it for you. We always advise to go with your gut when choosing the right practitioner, focussing on the therapist rather than their title. For those who’s gut is feeling a little wobbly, we have the therapy matching service to help guide you on the right path.

All of us have relevant experience and are HCPC, BACP or UKCP registered. Most therapists blend therapeutic approaches and customise it for you. We always advise to go with your gut when choosing the right practitioner, focussing on the therapist rather than their title. For those who’s gut is feeling a little wobbly, we have the therapy matching service to help guide you on the right path.

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Jodie Carris

MA, HCPC, BADth, TIHR Clinical Lead | Founder

Jodie is the founder and CEO of Self Space and www.carisscreative.co.uk. She is a Therapist with over 18 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.

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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.


Chance is currently not taking on new clients.

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Steve Marshall

BSc, MSc, MBACP and MFDAP, Clinical Lead & Counsellor, steve@theselfspace.com

As Self Space’s clinical lead, Steve oversees the therapy team and delivery of the therapeutic services for Self Space.  

Steve is a counsellor with over 30 years experience in the field, working with both individuals and groups in both private practice and as a clinical manager of a residential addiction treatment programme. Alongside his work with Self Space, Steve is also a lecturer in counselling and psychology at London South Bank University. He has extensive experience working with addiction and recovery amongst other issues such as anger, relationship challenges and codependency. Steve deeply values the trust cultivated in the clinical relationship and that of his team and leads the Self Space therapists with clarity and groundedness.



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Kenneth Aruwa

BACP, Integrative Counsellor, kenneth@theselfspace.com

Kenny is an integrative counsellor, who practices with warmth, empathy, and compassion. He has a grounding in humanistic approaches (particularly Person-Centred, Transactional Analysis, and Gestalt Therapy), alongside integrating practical and theoretical elements of Cognitive and Dialectical Behaviour Therapies. Kenny puts a real emphasis on providing a safe, comfortable, and accepting space for anyone and everyone, and at the core of his work are the non-judgmental and collaborative relationships he develops with his clients. Kenny is an anti-discriminatory practitioner who is keen to support anyone who needs counselling, regardless of where they’re coming from and where they’re going. He has a lot of experience working with neurodiverse clients, those who are transgender or questioning, and clients from varied ethnic backgrounds. His areas of specialism are depression, identity, self-development, and interpersonal relationships.

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Amma Acheampong

BACP, Therapist, amma@theselfspace.com
Amma (she/her) is a warm, compassionate and inclusive therapist who aims to offer a safe space for you to feel comfortable and be heard from session one. Amma is an integrative counsellor who practices with a model that takes into account your uniqueness as a person.  Amma believes that talking through your issues and making sense of how you are feeling can make you feel empowered and propel you to take action to make changes as you connect the dots.  Amma will engage with you to try and provide a deeper understanding of yourself. Amma has a specific interest in anxiety and depression resulting from the ‘isms’ and ‘shoulds’ in life and other social constructs that can impact your identity.  Amma has helped people with a range of issues including but not limited to workplace issues, stress, relationships, bereavement, body image, racial trauma, identity, self-esteem, and confidence, sexuality, neurodiversity and life transitions.
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Florencia Ferrari

HCPC, Creative Clinical Psychologist, florencia@theselfspace.com

Florencia is a passionate clinical psychologist with an MA in creative psychotherapy. She provides a safe and contained space for clients to feel confident to express themselves freely. In art therapy we encourage the use art mediums as a way to express ourselves. You don’t need to be an artist do to creative therapy, you just need an open mind and the will to connect with your creativity. Florencia has a holistic approach to understanding the person as a whole in their physical-emotional-mental-social and spiritual wellbeing - whatever belief, religion means to you, personally her spirituality comes from being in relationship with nature. Florencia’s therapeutic approach is Jungian psychodynamic. She can work with dreams, symbols, synchronicities and all those events that the mind cannot comprehend. She is currently training as an Environmental Art Therapist which consists in incorporating nature’s elements and metaphors into the therapeutic work. This work is also called nature-based therapy, ecopsychology and it is a fascinating new field in therapy.

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Suzie Thackham

BACP, Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, suzy@theselfspace.com

Suzy is a psychodynamic psychotherapist with experience working with a wide range of life issues. She will support you by creating a safe empathic space where you can unpack your thoughts and feelings, and together begin to make sense of what is going on for you. Suzy believes that gaining a more complete understanding of yourself will help you make better informed choices in order to build a more meaningful life. Her approach is collaborative and together you will work on the pieces that feel particularly difficult right now, specifically past or recent trauma, depression, complicated relationships and building confidence. 

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Alexandra Pomeroy

BACP, Integrative Counsellor, alexandra@theselfspace.com

Alex is an empathetic integrative counsellor. She holds a deep understanding of the complexities of the human experience, and its uniqueness to each individual. Alex brings life wisdom, experience, compassion and love to her therapy approach, your personal path will be bespoke. Having worked with a plethora of mental health issues, she has a particular interest in childhood trauma and DID and has successfully worked with those experiencing stress, anxiety and depression. Alex has also supported neurodivergent students with existing and new diagnoses, helping them to reduce masking and improve life quality. Working as a bariatric counsellor Alex has provided 1:1 and group therapy to enable clients to understand comfort eating triggers and improve their relationships with food and weight control. 

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Gillian Langford

MBACP, Integrative Counsellor, gillian@theselfspace.com

Gill believes counselling is where heart and soul connect. She takes a holistic approach in counselling to balance physical, mental/emotional and spiritual well-being. When life is difficult and uncomfortable, our instinct is to fight or move away from it. She offers a safe space to explore obstacles, find a way forward and let go of what doesn't serve you anymore. Gill offers a place for you to be seen, heard and valued. Gill’s personal experience outside of therapy spans social work, adolescent services, women's health care, and special educational needs. Gill has experience working with Abuse, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders and Body Dysmorphia, Gender Identity, Relationships, Self Harm, Sexuality Issues, Neurodiversity and Sensory Integration. Gill also works with young people.

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Liam Daniels

BACP, Existential Psychotherapist, liam@theselfspace.com

Liam is trained in existential psychotherapy, he uses his experience alongside an integrative approach within his work. He will work with you to examine your understanding of life and the problems, obstacles and dilemmas that you might face in order to help reassess your goals and desires.  Liam looks to provide an opportunity for people to consider how your choices have been constrained, perhaps by the views and expectations of others, but also by constraints rooted in our society. Understanding can lead to questioning, and growth, possibly in new directions. Liam does not approach therapy with any preconceptions or psychological models into which you might ‘fit’. Rather, he works outwards from your experience and understanding to broaden and clarify the choices that you can make in your life. Liam has experience working with neurodiversity, trauma, identity, low mood, relationships and anxiety.

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Sabaenah Salim

BPS, Wellness Psychologist, sabaenah@theselfspace.com

Sabaenah is a dedicated and compassionate person-centred wellness psychologist, with a strong focus on helping individuals unlock their full potential. With 6 years of experience in clinical and organisational settings, she provides evidence-based treatment within a safe and non-judgmental environment. Sabaenah uses an integrative culture-sensitive approach to support individuals from diverse backgrounds to build self-awareness, improve their relationship with themselves and address a wide range of challenges including depression, anxiety, trauma, and more. I work to empower clients, guiding them towards positive changes and personal growth.

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Lisa Claire Peynado

BACP, Counsellor, lisac@theselfspace.com

Lisa has an integrative approach to her practice that is adaptable to your specific needs; she uses the strengths of different therapeutic modalities such as psychodynamic, CBT, NLP, mindfulness and motivational techniques that focuses on understanding how your thoughts and habits can create the desired changes you want for yourself. Lisa works with empathy and compassion and is solution focused as you explore your concerns. Lisa specialises in stress and anxiety, identity, personal development and confidence, body image, eating disorders and self-esteem with experience in working in the health and fitness industry, universities and corporate entities.

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Jo Bullen

UKCP, Psychotherapist, jo@theselfspace.com

Jo is a systemic and family psychotherapist with 20 years of experience in the NHS, private and voluntary sector. Jo is deeply interested in the power and value of human connection and relationships. Relationships can be complicated and when they are not going well, they can lead to stress, anxiety, low mood, isolation and disconnection. Jo uses an approach that aims to understand how and why these difficulties may have arisen and what needs to change. This may be the relationship you have with yourself (perhaps issues with self-esteem, confidence or disconnection of the mind and body). It might be the relationship you have with family members (where there might be tension, conflict, illness, parenting difficulties) or with your partner (where you might be struggling with communication, disconnection, infidelity, separation). Jo works in a relational, dynamic and strengths-based way.


Jo works on Mondays and Thursdays virtually.

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Catherine Jones

NCS, Integrative Counsellor, catherine@theselfspace.com

Catherine is a warm, friendly and experienced integrative counsellor, working with a varied approach including CBT, psychodynamic, person centered and transaction analysis. Catherine has worked with a variety of individuals from different ages, cultures and backgrounds faced with many different challenges and concerns from depression, relationship issues, anxiety, OCD, grief, self esteem, eating disorders and problem eating, abuse, stress, trauma, addiction, health anxiety and much more. Catherine will provide you with a space that is non judgmental, filled with empathy and safe which will allow you to open up and explore your concerns and grow in self awareness. Catherine allows her clients to reach solutions and to feel that they are empowered to make changes.


Catherine is available Monday to Friday virtually.

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Anna Phiri

BABCP, Psychotherapist, annap@theselfspace.com

Anna (she/her) is an experienced clinician who uses a compassionate, collaborative and non-judgemental approach in her practice. Anna has broad and diverse experience working with anxiety, depression, abuse, long term health conditions, developmental trauma, racial trauma, PTSD and stress with both children and adults. She works in an intuitive and creative way, drawing upon an integration of approaches including CBT, ACT, CAT, schema therapy, humanistic, systemic, and psychodynamic. Using a race, culture, disability, gender and sexuality affirming approach, Anna's sessions welcome you to come as you are and aim to create a safe environment that is tailored to your needs.


Anna is available on Mondays, Tuesdays and in Shoreditch on Wednesdays.



Anna is currently not taking on new clients.

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Finn Neary

Finn Neary

MA, HCPC, BAAT Psychotherapist finian@theselfspace.com

Finn is an experienced and empathetic psychotherapist. He creates an environment that is safe, authentic and non-judgemental. As the  therapeutic relationship is created you will always be met with warmth, kindness and calm. Whether you are seeking support to process grief, overcome traumatic experiences, manage stress, or simply develop healthier habits, the sessions will be tailored to your specific needs. Finn offers the use of creativity as a vehicle for self-expression and communication. He aims to support people to discover an outlet for complex or confusing feelings and foster self- awareness and personal growth. Therapy is an adventure and, like all adventures, it will involve ups and downs. Finn's approach is to walk that journey with you and give you the confidence to trust the process.


Specialisms: Anxiety, Depression & General Stress.


Finn is available on Fridays.

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Alessandra Vitarelli

BACP, Psychotherapist, alessandra@theselfspace.com

Alessandra is passionate about working with people to find a strong sense of self, building healthy relationships so that you can move towards healing. Together you’ll develop self awareness, increase insights that will help you to regulate your own emotions and have more control over your feelings, as well as unravel the roots of unresolved issues that are affecting you now. Alessandra uses an integrative approach having trained in Psychodynamic Therapy and short term Core Conflictual Relationship Therapy, a proven approach to changing thinking patterns and behaviours. Allesandra has worked with individuals struggling with anxiety, stress, relationships and childhood trauma.


Alessandra is available online most days.

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Lorna De La Para-Thomas

BACP, Integrative Therapist, lorna@theselfspace.com

Lorna is an integrative therapist with over 20 years of experience working with young people, adults and families. She offers a warm, non-judgmental and safe environment to enable you to explore and speak freely about your difficult feelings. This can lead to modifying old patterns and identifying new possibilities that could be life lasting. During therapy you can gain a deeper insight into your overwhelming feelings, relationships and patterns of behaviour. In doing so you can develop tools and skills that can empower your life choices. Lorna is confident working with a variety of psychological difficulties such as anxiety, depression, stress, identity issues and relationship troubles.


Lorna is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursday in Borough.

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Sophia Hafslund

HCPC, Creative Psychotherapist, sophia@theselfspace.com

Sophia is a trauma-responsive creative and EMDR therapist experienced in working with diverse stories, experiences and challenges. Sophia’s approach is empathic, non-judgemental and collaborative; she holds a compassionate space and uses individuals’ natural creativity to explore and connect with their experiences, bodies and nervous-systems, perceptions and feelings to move towards greater self-awareness and freedom from feeling stuck, distressed or hopeless. Sophia specialises in supporting individuals to overcome overwhelming and life-changing events, or traumas that are part of many of our lives such as struggling with our identities, relationship break-ups, work stress and burnout or living with depression and anxiety. Sophia trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy), a specialist, evidenced-based therapy for trauma and PTSD. Sophia’s practice draws on neuroscience, parts-work, tools for creative expression, bodywork, compassionate inquiry and psychodynamic psychotherapy to offer a tailored approach that is the best-fit for you, your unique story and path to healing.

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Chloe Dacosta

BACP, Psychotherapist, chloe@theselfspace.com

Chloe's style of working is psychodynamic and built around your specific needs. In its simplest form, this involves thinking about how your past impacts your current lived experience. A process that involves thinking together about relationships in the past and present, whilst exploring unconscious thought processes. Chloe will work collaboratively within your framework of culture, sexuality, gender, class and ethnicity. Her areas of specialisms are anxiety, depression, identity, relationships & general stress.


Chloe is available in Borough on Mondays and in Shoreditch on Thursdays.

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Christina Johnson

BPS, MHGI, ETSI, Human Givens Psychotherapist, christina@theselfspace.com
Christina is a Human Givens Psychotherapist with over 30 years experience. Her practice includes the use of psychoeducation, enhanced CBT, person centred counselling, NLP, The Rewind Technique to treat trauma and phobias and the use of guided imagery and relaxation techniques. She is passionate about working with you to help you regain control over your physical and mental wellbeing in a short timespan. Christina’s aim is for you to walk out of your first session feeling confident that change is possible and with a clear plan of how you will achieve the change you are seeking to make in your own life. Building trust and rapport from the first moment is her priority and she will listen to you with kindness, compassion and without judgement. Christina has worked with clients experiencing abuse, anxiety, depression, trauma, emotional dysregulation, addictions, anger, OCD, confidence and body image. Christina has over a decades experience in maternal mental health supporting clients with fertility, miscarriage, birth trauma, postnatal depression and perinatal anxiety.

Christina is available in Shoreditch on Saturdays and Sundays, and in Borough on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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Sophie Gunnion Lasek

MA, HCPC Dramatherapist sophie@theselfspace.com
Sophie (she/her) is a Dramatherapist and Supervisor who colleagues have described as empathic, calm and reassuring. Sophie is deeply compassionate and wants to work with clients to support them in discovering their potential and connecting to their inner strengths, resilience, self worth and authentic selves. Sophie uses neuroscience and knowledge of how our brains respond to stress and trauma to inform her work as a therapist and supervisor. She is influenced by psychology and philosophy which shed light on the realities, challenges and joys of being human.

Sophie specialises in anxiety, low self esteem, attachment and developing self-compassion and has experience with a range of needs including low mood, grief, loss, trauma and painful relationship dynamics. She will help you consider and understand your emotional needs, where they come from and how you can help yourself meet your needs to find more inner peace. 

Sophie is available virtually on Tuesdays.

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Mark Hunte

MBACP Intercultural Counsellor mark@theselfspace.com

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.


Specialisms: Anxiety, Identity & Work Relationships.


Mark is available online most days.

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Gazala Malik

MSc, MBACP Integrative Counsellor    gazala@theselfspace.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.


Specialisms: Anxiety, Depression & Grief.


Gazala is available in Shoreditch on Mondays, and online on Tuesdays.

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Jonathan Feld

Msc, MBACP, Therapist, jonathan@theselfspace.com

Jonathan practices an empathetic, integrative therapy drawn from different schools of psychological theory, such as cognitive, motivational & person-centred. He caters to your individual needs; are you experiencing low mood? feeling overwhelmed? distressed or fatigue? living with anxiety? struggling with intrusive thoughts?. Whether this affects your work, personal life or family relationships he has successfully empowered people for over 30+ years through safe nurturing processes as a corporate coach and a therapist; supporting depression, anxiety, self-esteem, grief & loss, imposter syndrome, couples, alcoholism & addictions. He has worked in crisis response, criminal justice & with community NHS mental health teams. He speaks English & French and is available face to face and virtually.


Specialisms: Anxious in social situations, Trauma, Addiction & Work stress.


Jonathan is available online most days, and Sundays in Shoreditch.


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Oana Chiru

BACP, Psychotherapist, oana@theselfspace.com.

Oana works therapeutically with individuals, couples and families in both long and short term interventions. She uses a multi-model integrative approach, combining various schools of thought and therapy within her practice. She believes that every person’s specific needs can be met in a warm, supportive, non-judgmental environment. Oana believes that we have the resources for change and personal growth inside us, that having someone to listen and guide you to different perspectives will help you to find where the roots of pain or confusion begin, and unravel this together. Oana can support you with anxiety, low mood, identity, relationship troubles, self-esteem and confidence.


Oana is available online most days.

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Simone Riviere

MA, MBACP, Integrative Psychotherapist, simone@theselfspace.com

Simone is a compassionate Integrative Psychotherapist with over 15 years’ experience working within mental health and wellbeing. She is also a qualified coach, mentor and advisor who recognises that some of the experiences we have had may lead us to search for a safe space where we can tune into ourselves without feeling judged. Her experience includes but is not limited to working with depression, anxiety, trauma, confidence, working through family/relationship challenges, work situations, identifying patterns of self-sabotage, coping with loss and grief, and experiences that feel as though they are impeding on healthy functioning. As an Integrative therapist she tunes into her clients from a place of what they need and what works best for them, where clients feel more refreshed with a sense of feeling heard, without distractions.


Simone is available online on Wednesdays and Fridays, and in Shoreditch on Thursdays.

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Gemma Latimer

MSc, UKCP, MBACP  Gestalt Psychotherapist gemma@theselfspace.com

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.


Specialisms: anxiety, relationships and self-esteem


Gemma is available online Monday to Wednesday.

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Lynne Blundell

BA BACP, BPS Counsellor lynne@theselfspace.com

Lynne (she/her) 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, Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) and Therapeutic Journaling. She is a warm and empathic counsellor, deep thinking and intuitive. Lynne sees the relationship between individual and counsellor as integral and will work creatively with you to find the right process and therapy style. Lynne is LGBTQ+ affirmative and identifies as a bisexual cis woman. She has significant experience working with people who have experienced domestic abuse, addiction, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bereavement, grief, self-harm, suicidal ideation, miscarriage, childhood abuse, relationship difficulties and chronic health problems. Lynne is also a 'Spatial Anxiety' Researcher and is currently completing her MSc in Psychology.


Specialisms: Anxiety, Body Image & Trauma.


Lynne is available online most days.

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Dimuthu Fonseka

MBACP Psychotherapist, dimuthu@theselfspace.com

Dimuthu is an integrative psychotherapist who will draw from a variety of different therapeutic modalities to find what would best suit your needs. Dimuthu offers a safe space where you can explore how your experiences and beliefs might hold you back. She believes that if our patterns are explored together in the presence of someone attentive and empathetic, we can begin to understand the reasons they were created. She believes trauma can be stored in our bodies, often un-symbolised, beyond language, and on the edge of our awareness. Dimuthu specialises in working with trauma through psychotherapy and body based approaches, pulling from over a decade of teaching yoga and meditation. Working sensitively with the body in this way means we can potentially re-integrate those parts which may have been denied or forgotten.


Specialisms: Childhood Trauma, Relationships & Depression


Dimuthu is available online on Mondays and Tuesdays, and in Shoreditch on Fridays.

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Robin Hogg

MBACP Integrative Counsellor Robin@theselfspace.com

Robin (he/him) is a compassionate, warm and supportive counsellor with a direct approach, who will help you understand why you are reacting to circumstances in the way you do. He is very experienced in supporting people with a range of difficulties including but not limited to grief, bereavement, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD anger management, relationships, low mood, low self esteem, stress management and suicidality.

He brings a blend of knowledge, skills and life experience to sessions and always tailors a dynamic and at times fast-moving session to your needs.

He will help you to navigate the overwhelming feelings and emotions that are present, then, hold the mirror up to yourself in a strong but gentle way in order to support you in either accepting the things impacting you or changing your response to them.  Robin has a passion to provide a positive, safe and nurturing therapeutic journey so you can explore the areas that are worrying you. Sometimes we need to say life is shit and Robin is not afraid to just say it how it is.


Specialisms: Grief, PTSD & Childhood Trauma.


Robin is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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Rachel Bloggs

Rachel Bloggs

UKCP, Psychotherapist, rachel@theselfspace.com

Rachel is an integrative psychotherapist who specialises in working with trauma. Her approach is primarily to meet your needs collaboratively within the therapy room. Rachel works creatively to help you access a deeper understanding of what you are working through. She has experience working with children, adolescents and adults. Her particular expertise is working with clients who are experiencing PTSD, dissociation, trauma within the body, developmental trauma (various traumas throughout a person's life), depression, loss and grief.


Rachel is available online on Tuesdays, and in Shoreditch on Mondays and Fridays.

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Tahirah Yasin

MBACP Psychotherapist, tahirah@theselfspace.com

Tahirah is an experienced integrative psychotherapist, who works in depth with clients. Tahirah holds each client with unconditional positive regard and aims to create a safe therapeutic space where you can share. She works intuitively helping you get to the heart of the matter with compassion, understanding and acceptance. Tahirah is a culturally/faith aware therapist. She uses her lived experience from her diverse background to connect, guide and support clients from all walks of life. She works with adults, children and adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, loss, low self esteem, relationships, life direction, stress, burnout and spiritual disconnection. Her speciality is trauma and Neurodiversity. She offers sessions in English, Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi.


Specialisms: PTSD, Childhood Trauma & Sexual Trauma.


Tahirah is available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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Shanelle McIntyre

MSc, MBACP Psychotherapist shanelle@theselfspace.com

Shanelle (she/her) is a warm and down to earth counsellor and psychotherapist. As a Person-Centred therapist she will create safe, non-judgemental space in supporting you towards deeper self- understanding, growth, and facilitating change in your life. Her practice is creative and tailored to your needs, collaborating with you in exploring your unique emotions, experiences, and relationships. Shanelle is committed to helping you reach your therapeutic goals, and is experienced in brief solution focused therapy as well as longer-term therapy. Shanelle is experienced in supporting people with a range of difficulties; anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, trauma, loss, bereavement, depression, relationship issues, workplace issues, gender and sexuality, cultural and identity difficulties.


Specialisms: Anxiety, Self Esteem & General Stress.


Shanelle is available on Fridays.

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Rubia Campera

BACP, Psychotherapist, rubia@theselfspace.com
Rubia is an integrative psychotherapist who specialises in working with neurodivergent and multicultural clients for the past 20 years in a variety of different settings. She is a trauma-informed therapist whose approach is holistic, creative and warm. She uses her lived experience to connect, guide and support clients from all walks of life through periods of overwhelm. Through her practice, she offers a safe, collaborative and non-judgemental space, where you can talk openly and practice new ways of being. Rubia will support and guide you through your own journey of self-awareness with compassion and connection. Rubia uses elements of Neuroscience, Mindfulness, EMDR alongside her therapy practice to support clients with trauma, ADHD & ASD, relationships, anxiety, depression, burnout & work-related stress, loss and guilt. Rubia can work in English and Portuguese.

Rubia is available on Thursdays and Fridays.

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Roice Durand

UKCP Psychotherapist roice@theselfspace.com

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.


Specialisms: Grief, Relationships & Self Esteem.


Roice is available on Fridays.

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Chiara Stoten

MBACP Integrative Counsellor, chiara@theselfspace.com

Chiara (she/her) is an integrative therapist. She works dynamically with a mix of humanistic, person centred, existential and psychodynamic models, to find what works best for you. This might look like making links from your past to the present or just focusing on the here and now, or a mixture of the two. Chiara has experience working with trauma, BPD, ADHD, anger issues, relational issues, abuse, anxiety, stress, depression, dissociation, loss, working with carers, life transitions, and her practice is LGBTQ+ affirmative. Chiara has a lot of experience with young people, adolescents and adults, as well as older adults and really enjoys the process of getting to know somebody through working together.


Specialisms: PTSD, Anxiety & General Stress.


Chiara is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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Ana Mesinezi

MSc, MBACP Psychotherapist, ana@theselfspace.com

Ana is an Integrative counsellor as well as a qualified CBT therapist. Ana is an empathic and compassionate practitioner and is experienced in developing relationships with clients. In her practice, she provides a safe and non-judgemental space, helping you to explore and navigate difficult emotions and life’s ups and downs. Her aim is to identify and break unhealthy patterns of behaviour and come to a place where you feel more empowered. Ana’s area of expertise includes relationship issues, emotional and psychological abuse, expat life challenges, body image issues, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. In addition, she has experience working with clients in the autism spectrum as well as young people between the ages of 16 and 25. She offers sessions in Greek, English, Bulgarian, Italian, and German.


Specialisms: Body Image, Anxiety & Relationships.


Ana is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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Valeria Bono

MBACP Counsellor & Coach valeria@theselfspace.com

Valeria is a creative counsellor and coach with over 20 years of experience working in social care and wellbeing services. She strongly believes that each individual is so much more than what is on the surface and the situation that they’ve found themselves in. Through her counselling and coaching, Valeria can help you find clarity and help you to deal with the fear of change, worries and self-sabotage. Her area of expertise includes relationship issues, expat life challenges, managing emotions, low self-esteem, chronic disease, and career change. She uses a tailored approach, through different types of therapeutic techniques and tools, such as solution focused, meditation and art counselling to ensure the sessions work for you. She will help you to find your own unique way to overcome your daily challenges and break negative patterns of behaviour. She offers sessions in Italian and English.


Specialisms: Confidence, General Stress & Relationships.


Valeria is available online on Tuesdays, and in Borough on Thursdays and Fridays.

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Lisa Mcevoy

BACP, Psychotherapist, lisam@theselfspace.com

Lisa is a compassionate integrative psychotherapist and mindfulness practitioner, experienced in supporting a diverse community of people with a range of difficulties including but not limited to anxiety and depression, bereavement and loss, addictions, trauma and PTSD, anger management, stress management and self-esteem issues. She brings a holistic whole-body approach to mental health and wellbeing, and depending on individual needs and goals, she is able to draw on different approaches and methods including CBT, person-centred and psychodynamic therapies, whilst incorporating evidence based strategies and practises from mindfulness based approaches and positive psychology to help facilitate healing and personal growth. Lisa is passionate about helping people to live well and her aim is to provide you with a warm, safe, non-judgemental therapeutic relationship so that you can explore your difficulties and find a way forward to living your life with greater freedom and ease.

Lisa is not taking on new clients at this time. 

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Pearline Blackstock

MBACP Psychotherapist pearline@theselfspace.com

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.


Specialisms: Addiction, Anxiety & Relationships.


Pearline is available online on Thursdays, in Shoreditch on Sundays and Mondays, and in Borough on Tuesdays.

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Daniel Jackson

MBACP Integrative Therapist dan@theselfspace.com

Daniel is an empathic and warm integrative therapist. Over the years, he has gained experience in humanistic, cognitive behavioural and compassion focused psychotherapies, meaning his work can be structured or dynamic. Quickly establishing rapport for a trusting relationship, he works with you to discover how your experiences have shaped you and can offer a menu of therapeutic options, believing therapy should align with the needs and wants of each individual. Clients in his work are given the front seat when navigating the therapeutic process and their experience of life in a safe, relaxing, and curious environment to create lasting change. Daniel has experience in working with various difficulties, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, grief, body dysmorphia, social anxiety, bereavement, and trauma.


Specialisms: Anxiety, Childhood Trauma & Grief.


Daniel is available on Thursdays and Fridays.

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Mycah Tequeron

Mycah Tequeron

BADth, MA, HCPC Therapist mycah@theselfspace.com

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, understanding 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.


Specialisms: Anxiety, PTSD & Relationships.


Mycah is available on Wednesdays at our Borough location, and on Fridays at our Shoreditch location.

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Kae Spencer

BA, MBCAP, Dip Psychotherapist kae@theselfspace.com

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.


Specialisms: Anxiety, Body Image & Disordered Eating.


Kae is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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Stephen Buck

MBACP (Accredited) Integrative Counsellor stephen@theselfspace.com

Stephen is an experienced and creative Senior Counsellor with a broad and diverse clinical expertise. He uses a tailored approach, drawing from a variety of psychological approaches to ensure the sessions work for you. Stephen aims to generate an environment that is equal, free, professional and open at all times to joint collaboration, adjustment and review. He brings his own creative and international experience from working in both corporate and the not-for-profit sector to his practice. Stephen's specialism is the management of high-risk cases and creating bespoke clinical pathways for the individual. Stephen has experience working with anxiety, low mood, relationship struggles, stress and inner conflict, sexuality, LGBTQI+ issues, workplace stress, abuse, disability, body image, bullying and harassment.


Specialisms: Anxiety, Identity & Body Image.


Stephen is available on Fridays and Saturdays.

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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 you to explore and develop a greater understanding of yourself. 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.

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Avital Bitan

MBACP Psychotherapist avital@theselfspace.com

Avital is a warm, direct and empathic therapist who primarily uses a person-centred counselling approach.  She uses different modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS) to help support self-exploration with the aim to facilitate growth and develop a deeper sense of self-awareness. Avital has experience working in different mental health settings supporting clients with eating disorders, disordered eating, self-harming behaviours, low self-esteem, low confidence anxiety, and depression.


Specialisms: Anxiety, Depression & Disordered Eating.

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Kit Leaver

MA, BACP Counsellor kit@theselfspace.com

Kit offers a safe and compassionate space for you  to bring all of your complexities,  challenges and successes, working with you to find your own resolutions and healing. She is a trauma -informed, culturally sensitive counsellor, integrating a range of strategies into her gentle Person-Centred approach. She has worked in occupational health for a number of years and supported people with vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burn-out, issues of identity and race, work-related stress, anxiety, depression and  trauma. Her approach is to consider you  holistically and she works respectfully with different faith and cultural backgrounds, having a deep understanding of difference, cross-cultural issues and integration. As a counsellor she has over 10 years experience of supporting people with brief and open-ended therapy, supervision and reflective practice.


Specialisms: Work Stress, Identity & Addiction.


Kit is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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Gosia Czerwien-Kikla

MA, BAAT, HCPC Creative Psychotherapist, EMDR Therapist gosia@theselfspace.com

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.


Specialisms: Anxiety, PTSD & Childhood Trauma.


Gosia is available most days virtually.

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Adele Ambris

MBACP Psychodynamic Therapist      adele@theselfspace.com

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.


Adele is available online most days.

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Sophie O’Kelly

MBACP  Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor   sophieokelly@theselfspace.com

Sophie offers a warm, grounded and safe therapeutic space where you can talk about difficult things. She supports those struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, emotional overwhelm, big life changes, relationship difficulties and loss. Together you'll look at how the past might be impacting the present day and what's going on in the here and now. Sophie has experience working with young people and has previously worked for the NHS.


Specialisms: Childhood Trauma, Depression & General Stress.


Sophie is available in Shoreditch on Mondays, online on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and in Borough on Wednesdays.

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Sienna Rose Weller

MA, BACP  Psychotherapist sienna@theselfspace.com

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 breath-work, and creative experimentation in conjunction with a range of talk-based methods.


Specialisms: Anxiety, Depression & Intimacy and Relationships.


Sienna is available in Shoreditch on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and virtually on Tuesdays.

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Charlotte Hollingworth

MA, MBACP Integrative Therapist charlotte@theselfspace.com

Charlotte offers a warm and down to earth, conversational style of therapy and prides herself on building trusting therapeutic relationships. Charlotte is an integrative therapist, who works in response to your needs. Her sessions support greater self-awareness and the possibility of change and transformation. She believes we all have the capacity to heal, to have personal insights, to feel differently about ourselves, our relationships and the world. She has worked in the NHS and specialises in symptoms of depression, anxiety, identity, confidence/esteem, PTSD, fertility, sexuality, ADHD, weight/body, relationship issues.



Charlotte is available online most days.

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Nathalie Friel

HCPC Creative Therapist nathalie@theselfspace.com

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. Creative exploration is encouraged but completely optional within the therapy room, if you feel more comfortable talking, that's supported too. Nathalie has experience working with trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, loss, neurodiversity, suicide ideation, those suffering with longtime health issues, adopted people and carers, relationship difficulties, work stress, family estrangement, and LGBTQ+ issues.


Specialisms: Anxiety, Work Stress & Relationships.


Nathalie will be moving to virtual sessions only and will only be taking on new virtual clients.

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Daniela Gallini

BSc (Hons) in Psychology , MA, HCPC, BADth Therapist daniela@theselfspace.com

Daniela uses a client-centred approach as a way to help you to access and process difficult emotions. She has a creative and dynamic approach to her practice and will work with you to support your growth, move beyond feelings of stuckness and process challenging experiences. She has a special interest in working with trauma and PTSD, helping you to ground yourself 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 is a systemic practitioner and is confident working systemically with individuals, couples and families. Daniela offers sessions in English and in Spanish.


Specialisms: Anxiety, PTSD & Relationships.


Daniela is not taking on new clients at this time.

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Dan Saccoccio

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

Dan specialises in couples and relationship counselling. He works to support you through a variety of relational issues with the invitation to collaborate through better communication. He has a person-centered approach which provides a safe space for you to feel understood, respected and accepted. Many of the people he meets in the therapy room 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 having had his share of life’s struggles, he hopes that through his own experiences he now offers a compassionate perspective in his work as a therapist.


Specialisms: Depression, General Stress & Relationships.


Dan is available online most days.

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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 you to gain a true understanding of the role of your life experience in the challenges you may face today, so enabling you to achieve the lasting change and long-term wellbeing that you deserve.


Specialisms: Addiction, Depression & General Stress.


Chris is available on Tuesdays.

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Sara Duffy

Sara Duffy

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

Sara (she/her) has a warm, genuine and empathic style and offers an integrative and relational model to help you to explore your 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.


Specialisms: Fertility, Identity & Relationships.


Sara is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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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.


Specialisms: Identity, Grief & Relationships.


Andy is available on Mondays and Fridays.

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Ryan Campinho Valadas

MA, HCPC, COSRT Integrative Psychosexual Therapist ryan@theselfspace.com

Ryan is a queer-identifying and queer-affirming integrative therapist. His approach focuses on reframing perspectives, proactive action, feelings of aliveness, and self-compassion. Ryan works as an individual, couples, and group therapist, and has worked with substance misuse, sexual health, trauma, LGBTQIA + wellbeing, general adult mental health, and children’s mental health within education. This has given him a well-rounded understanding of a person’s lifespan, as well as the importance of relationships in our lives. His psychosexual and relationships practice is based upon building healthier connections to identity, pleasure, relationships, and life journeys. Ryan is keen to support individuals and relationships around communication challenges, influence of social and cultural narratives, healing from sexual shame, recovering from sexual trauma, sexual wellbeing and pleasure, consensual non-monogamy, and diverse sexual and gender identities.

Specialisms: Sex, Relationships, LGBTQIA+ wellbeing
Ryan is currently not taking on new clients.
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Amrit Sagoo

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

Amrit (she/her) 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 you whilst also bearing witness to your 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.


Specialisms: Sexual Trauma, PTSD & Childhood Trauma.

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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 people 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.


Specialisms: Childhood Trauma, PTSD & Body Image.


Dee is available on Saturdays.

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Airen Koopmans

MA, HCPC, BADth Therapist airen@theselfspace.com

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 specialised in offering Internal Family Systems Therapy sessions. Airen is able to offer therapy sessions in English as well as Dutch.


Airen is currently not taking on new clients.

Specialisms: Addiction, Disordered Eating & Childhood Trauma.

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Individual FAQs

  • What is Self Space?

    Self Space is a contemporary mental health service, offering therapy to individuals, couples and also companies. In a world which is sometimes challenging, frightening, overwhelming, complex and seriously hard to navigate it’s not surprising that sometimes we don’t feel ok. Everyday mental maintenance is an essential part of surviving. Self Space sets out to provide that.

  • How is Self Space keeping its clients and therapists safe during the Covid-19 pandemic?

    We continue to offer our clients face-to-face sessions as well as virtual sessions. We remain very conscious of the safety of our clients and our therapists. As such we continue to risk assess our spaces to ensure total compliance with latest government regulations. This includes readily available access to hand sanitisers, the use of masks where they do not cause our clients severe distress, social distancing, and thorough and regular cleaning of our spaces.

  • Who is Self Space suitable for?

    At Self Space we aim to be inclusive of everyone and we like to think our therapists reflect the diversity of our clients. We are unable to help with acute psychiatric or suicidal crises; if a client is suicidal, they will be encouraged to contact the emergency services. They may also contact www.samaritans.org or telephone them on 116 123 (UK). If you are being supported by Community Mental Health Services or receiving treatment for acute mental health issues, please do speak in the first instance to the relevant agency for advice and further support.

  • How much does it cost?

    For individual sessions pricing starts at £60 for a 30-minute session and goes up to £80 for a 50-minute session. Our student sessions are a useful option if you’re studying and in need of someone to talk to at £60 for a 50-minute session. Couples? We got you! A 50-minute session is priced at £100. If you’re looking buy some sessions in bulk, we offer some great discounts which you can find here: https://theselfspace.com/buy/

  • How do I book?

    You can either book on our website by clicking here or you can download our app from both the App store and the Google Play Store. Once you’ve registered your account, booking should be a breeze. If it’s not, please reach out to hey@theselfspace.com and we’ll help you book in.

  • How do I know which therapist is right for me?

    We’d recommend heading to our Therapists page to have a look at our therapists and what they specialise in as your first step. We are proud to have such an eclectic and diverse mix of practitioners on our team but this can sometimes make choosing a therapist a little overwhelming. If you’re finding it hard to make a decision we would invite you to fill in our Therapist Match Form, then a real human member of our team will get back to you with 2-3 therapists that we think might be a good fit for you. It’s important to remember, if you don’t feel you made the right choice after your first session, you can choose a different therapist for your next session, we promise they won’t be offended! Therapy is there to help YOU.

  • Can I see a different therapist every time?

    If it doesn’t work out with one therapist, then of course we encourage you to find one that feels right. However, we do discourage ‘therapist hopping’ as it won’t help you move forward on your therapeutic journey.

    If you’re having trouble choosing the right therapist, we’d encourage you to reach out to us on hey@theselfspace.com or you can fill in our Therapist Matching Form here.

  • What happens if I cancel or want to re-arrange a session?

    Sometimes life gets in the way and you can’t make a session, we get it. If you give us 48 hours notice, we will happily cancel or reschedule your appointment. If when cancelling you give us 48 hours’ notice we will pop the credit right back into your Self Space account, ready to be used whenever you need it. We have a no refund policy for cancellations or no shows, this is because it’s often hard to fill these empty spaces. If you cancel without giving us enough notice, you will still be charged for the session.

    If you are a Self In The City client booking through your work and you cancel without giving us enough notice, the session will be taken from your companies account and it will be taken from your personal allowance.

    Please find our cancellation policy here.

  • How long do I have to use up the package purchased?

    If you purchase a bundle of sessions, you will have up to 12 months to use these up.

  • Can I contact my therapist in between sessions?

    If you want to drop them an email asking if your session can be moved from virtual to face-to-face or vice versa, please go ahead. You can find emails on our team page here. For rescheduling sessions please contact hey@theselfspace.com Any other contact between you and your therapist between sessions is discouraged. If you feel you are in a vulnerable situation and need help fast, please call the emergency services or contact www.samaritans.org or telephone them on 116 123 (UK).

  • Are Self Space sessions confidential?

    Trust is an integral part of a therapist-client relationship; therefore, all Self Space sessions will be kept confidential. However there might be certain circumstances where the therapist may have to consider breaking a client’s confidence for their own safety. This could be if there is a risk of immediate harm to the client or to another person. The therapist will explain how they work at your first Self Space session. In some situations, it might be necessary for therapists to share notes, for example if you see more than one therapist.

  • Where does the therapy take place?

    We currently have spaces in Borough, Rivington Street and Manchester where you can see your therapist face to face. If you’d prefer a virtual session, we’ve got you, you can select the virtual location from the drop down menu or book in with any of our therapists at a face to face location and let us know you’d like the session to be virtual. You can email us on hey@theselfspace.com, write it in the ‘notes’ section when booking on the app or email your therapist directly.

  • Do you offer therapy for employees or workshops for businesses?

    We do! We know that managing a team can be hard work. In the modern world more and more workers are finding the pressures of work and life to be tough, we offer a range of bundles and workshops that will help to make both their lives and yours better. Head to our Business page to find out more, or email hey@theselfspace.com with any questions you have.

  • What if I’m unhappy with the service?

    We’re sorry if you’re unhappy with Self Space. Please reach out to our customer service team who are here to help. Contact: hey@theselfspace.com. We also have a Complaints Procedure so please ask for this if you feel you want to pursue a complaint.

  • I am not receiving Self Space notifications. What can I do?

    In order to receive email notifications from Self Space containing updates on Session bookings, changes and cancellations, you will need to ensure you have enabled email notifications on your account.

    If you are using the Self Space mobile app, follow these steps:

    1. Log in to your account via the mobile app.
    2. Go to Settings.
    3. Enable “Send confirmation emails”:

    If you are using the web platform, follow these steps:

    1. Log in to your account via the link at the top of the website.
    2. Under Your Account > Info tab, scroll to the section called Communication Preferences. Click Edit Communication Preferences link.
    3. In the new window ensure notifications for Account Management and Schedule Updates are checked for Email. You can also turn notifications on for text as well, however we will primarily use email to communicate with you.
    4. Click Save to commit your changes.

Practitioner FAQs

  • What are the benefits of working as part of the team at Self Space?

    Working with Self Space means that you have access to our beautifully designed therapy spaces meaning that you won’t need to find and pay for your own premises from which to see clients. Self Space will be marketing and promoting the service as widely as possible and as a therapist you will of course benefit from this as the business grows. We believe very much in a collaborative and team approach to the way that the service is developed and delivered, our aim is include our practitioners in decisions as we grow.

    We are building an amazing community of passionate practitioners and we encourage the sharing of general practice issues, social events and links to other growth opportunities within our internal social channels. We also schedule regular supervision, CPD trainings and socials. We offer Customer Service, Technical and Clinical support for all of our team.

    Self Space values flexibility and autonomy in therapeutic approach and schedule and ask that therapists take control of their own calendar – you can diary your availability to suit.

    We are a contemporary company, drawing upon our Director’s experience of providing credible mental well being and enrichment services in education. You will be part of our aspirations to evolve in such a way that the term mental illness becomes a household term without stigma and shame. We can only achieve that with excellent, committed and professional therapists who are fully signed up to our ethos.

  • How do I apply to be a Self Space Therapist?

    Self Space Therapists need to be registered with their appropriate regulatory body (e.g. HCPC, UKCP) and at least 3 years of relevant experience in the field. The first step to apply will be to express an interest by completing a simple application form. Depending upon the outcome of the initial application, you may either be asked to submit a CV and details of two referees or we may respond to say that, on this occasion, we are unable to take your application forward. If we are interested in hearing more about you, you will be asked to attend an interview before a final decision is made.

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Founded in 2017, Self Space was launched to help address a growing need for accessible and contemporary mental health support.

We provide flexible, forward thinking therapy to individuals and for some of the most progressive global companies from a broad range of creative and corporate industries, including tech, finance, advertising, marketing, hospitality and fashion.

Our mission is to revolutionise the culture around accessing mental health support, making it more commonplace and aspirational, in the same way most of us think about our physical health.

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