See also: Directory of BACP Counsellors
Each of the psychotherapists on this register is a practitioner member of the Gestalt Centre and thus is registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). UKCP accreditation means that they are fully qualified, covered by professional indemnity insurance and are required to be in regular supervision. They provide a range of services including individual psychotherapy; psychotherapy for couples; group psychotherapy and supervision. They also work with staff teams as consultants and facilitators. Using additional skills, experience and training, each member has developed particular areas of expertise and created an individual style of working.
Choose a region:
- Avon and Somerset
- Surrey and Hampshire
- Sussex – East and West
- Warwickshire and Worcestershire
Carmen Joanne Ablack(UKCP) is on GC faculty. Qualified originally in Integrative and Body Psychotherapy, teaching / supervising on large group process counselling trainings, she undertook post-qualification training at GC. Couples, groups and individuals for psychotherapy, supervision and coaching in N8. Honorary fellow of UKCP and former trustee, Carmen is President of the European Association for Body Psychotherapy. She is a regular attender and contributor to psychotherapy conferences and publishes. Carmen offers clinical and consultancy supervision and is a long-standing organisational development consultant, coach and mediator. Individual therapy is via a waiting list.
Tel: 020 8888 6010
Milena Alinčová, is registered UKCP psychotherapist and MBACP counsellor. She offers individual and couples’ therapy as well as individual and group supervision. Her prior background was in sociology as a researcher and lecturer, working mainly with ethnic minorities. Currently she works in the NHS as a psychotherapist, supervisor, group facilitator, and trainer. She has extensive experience working with trauma recovery, addiction, domestic violence/relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, gender related issues, low confidence. She believes that effective therapy involves trust, respect and dialogue and in her work, she embraces the creative, relational and embodied aspects of Gestalt.
Mob: 07985 779327
Tony Ambrose (UKCP Reg) graduated in individual & group psychotherapy (Gestalt Centre 1996). His approach affirms clarity, compassion & wholeness, drawing on trauma recovery, attachment & relational neuroscience, mindfulness & distress tolerance/regulation, & Internal Family Systems (level1 cert. 2016). Tony was a University of Surrey School of Psychology associate tutor (2010-18) facilitating Counselling Psychology doctorate development groups; a former Gestalt Centre group supervisor/facilitator; a co-founder of the Cancer Counselling Trust; CancerBackup & Trinity Hospice counsellor.
Practices: The Gestalt Centre NW1; City EC2 (practice info on request)
Mob/text: 07905 117718
Paul Amundsen is an experienced UKCP Registered Psychotherapist who has worked in education and health service settings with adolescents and their families. He is an associate tutor and facilitator with the Gestalt Centre’s BACP accredited Diploma in Counselling course. He works with individuals and couples and also offers supervision. He works with all aspects of human experience, including the cultural, sexual and spiritual in raising awareness of the self-defeating patterns that inhibit satisfaction with life.
Practice: Gestalt Centre (afternoon & evenings) and Beckenham (mornings)
Mob: 07766 711729
James Bailey MA, Gestalt Psychotherapy, UKCP registered, practices in London’s West End, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge. James’ background is in international broadcast media/advertising, allowing him to appreciate the complexities and pressures of demanding business roles in his work with individuals. James’ approach supports his clients cultivate a clearer understanding of the role they adopt, and accept, in interactions with others. James encourages the exploration of existing perspectives, attitudes, behaviours and aspirations; allowing the discovery of ‘new’ interpersonal skills, enabling life to be lived in the most rewarding manner.
Practice: London West End, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge
Mob: 07753 904437
Adam Barrett Barrett MA (counselling certificate tutor) particularly embraces the relational and embodiment aspects of Gestalt, integrating trainings in sensorimotor psychotherapy, mentalization-based treatment, and mindfulness. He is also trained in EMDR, and psychosexual & relationships therapy. He has worked as a psychotherapist and group facilitator in the prison service, the London Fire Brigade and in a psychiatric hospital. He has extensive experience with: depression, anxiety disorders and PTSD/trauma recovery. Adam studies Interpersonal Neurobiology with keen interest and uses this knowledge to inform his work as a psychotherapist.
Practice Location: London EC2
Mob: 07983 537408
Amely Becker has been drawing much of her life’s orientation and inspiration from the Gestalt perspective and methodology and also from Eastern Thought, mainly through Tibetan Buddhism. She completed her Gestalt Psychotherapy training in the late 80’s and has since then maintained a private practice. One of her interests lies in counselling on how to bring a spiritual awareness into daily life. She has recently been applying the practice of Mindfulness to her work. Amely is a member of UKCP and works in Highgate, North London and the Canary Islands.
Tel: 07989 230236
Jon Blend MA Dip Child (UKCP & ECP) is an adult, child and adolescent psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, International trainer and musician. He has forty years’ experience of counselling adults, young people and families and has authored several publications. Jon incorporates exploratory expressive arts methods in his Gestalt approach. He believes that effective therapy requires a mutual, trusting relationship for meaningful dialogue to take place. Jon’s interests include: assertiveness, bereavement, bullying, diaspora/inter-cultural issues, Haredi matters, identity concerns, life-transitions, self-esteem, ‘stuckness’, intergenerational processes, Shoah, stress-management and wellbeing.
Private practice: 17 Myrtle Road, Acton, London W3 6DX
Tel: 020 8992 1982
Danny Boyle BA (Hons), Post Grad-Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy, Dip Supervision UKCP Registered. He has a private practice in Hertfordshire and at the Gestalt Centre London. He is tutor on the BACP Diploma in Counselling and clinical supervisor. He offers long and short-term counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples and dysfunctional family issues. He also offers professional supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists in training or in private practice.
Tel: 01763 220713 (landline)/Text 07780 765980
Anne Cole MA, Gestalt Psychotherapy and UKCP registered. She maintains a private practice in Swindon and at the Gestalt Centre, London, where she was formerly a tutor and non-executive director. Anne works with individuals, couples and groups; offers supervision; and has a special interest in working with trauma, difference and diversity. Prior to moving into psychotherapy, Anne ran the PGCE Dance course at the University of Brighton where she specialised in dance and movement in teacher education. She holds an MA in dance education and a PhD in partnerships with dance artists in education.
Mob: 07810 603660
Urtzi Cristobal BSc Psychology, MA, is a UKCP reg Psychotherapist, MBACP (Accred) counsellor, Supervisor and tutor at the Gestalt Centre. He worked for a Hospice for 11 years, where he trained and managed staff, and helped patients and relatives with depression, anxiety and relationship issues, amongst others. He currently sees clients privately in London and teaches internationally.
Dr Valerie Curen (MSc, MA, D Ch Psych Psych) is a UKCP registered adult psychotherapist and an ACP registered child and adolescent psychotherapist as well as a parent infant psychotherapist. She has worked with individuals, couples, groups as well as children and families in the NHS and the voluntary sector for 20 years. Valerie has provided supervision in the NHS and private practice and she teaches at the Anna Freud Centre. She sees adults, children and adolescents as well as parents and infants in private practice in SW14.
Mob: 07809 232667
Maggie Davidge C.Q.S.W, UKCP Registered, SM (GPTI) has a background in social services, mainly in mental health. She has been involved in the humanistic movement since the 1970’s and trained at the Gestalt Centre in the 1980’s. She has a private practice as a Gestalt Psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer for individuals, groups and couples. She has a particular interest in the interface between psychotherapy and spirituality. With that interest she runs local meditation and mindfulness groups
36 Newburgh Road, Acton, London W3 6DQ
Tel: 020 8993 0868
Mob: 07733 777450
Pedro Diaz, PhD. He holds an MA in Gestalt Therapy from London Metropolitan University and the London Gestalt Centre, and a Psychotherapy Practitioner Diploma from the London Gestalt Centre. He has also trained in Relational Couples Therapy. Pedro is a UKCP registered individual and group psychotherapist. His work experience and interests include shame, guilt, shyness, identity problems, depression, anger, loss and grief, self-esteem, trauma, relationship problems, couples’ therapy and change. Pedro is also a supervisor trainee.
Practice: Central London: 29 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 5SQ
Mob: 07875 755747
Languages: English and Spanish
Michael Ellis MA, is a psychotherapist, trainer and consultant. He was Managing Director of the Gestalt Centre for many years until 2017 and continues to be a faculty member on the Gestalt Psychotherapy Programme. He has a background in social work and youth work and extensive experience of training design and delivery, predominantly in the public and voluntary sector. His MA is in Consultation to Organisations from the Tavistock and he works as a supervisor, trainer in group facilitation and maintains a private practice providing counselling and psychotherapy.
N19 and NW1
Tel: 020 7281 9443
Vicky Eugenio, MA, UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist, MBACP (Accred.) Counsellor. She studied and worked as a GP in Argentina before starting her counselling/psychotherapy training in the UK. Vicky has over 20 years’ experience working as a counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor for individuals, couples and organisations. She runs a private practice in Crawley and at the Gestalt Centre in London where she is also a Skills Tutor and Supervisor for the Diploma in Counselling Course. She offers Creative Supervision to trainee and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists. She is bilingual: English/Spanish.
Mob: 07916 910272
Robert French, MA, UKCP, is a counsellor and psychotherapist working in Old Street, London. He supports clients with issues such as anxiety, low mood, fragility, low self-esteem, feeling ‘stuck’ and unable to ‘let go’ or make change, seeking a new partner, improving existing relationship, sudden crisis, loss, coping with the legacy of a difficult background, trauma and abuse. He also provides general ongoing personal-development with individuals, couples and counselling / psychotherapy students. Please get in contact if you have any questions or would like to book a session.
Mob: 07761 463319
Toni Gilligan, B.Sc., M. Phil, UKCP reg.; is a Director, Tutor and Psychotherapy Training Director of The Gestalt Centre. Her practice includes psychotherapy, supervision, training and consultancy. She is interested in the application of GTT to our socio-political lives. She sings and believes singing can be a surprising route to awareness and growth. Originally a clinical psychologist in the NHS and voluntary sectors, she runs training in Motivational Interviewing, and workshops in ‘Finding Your Voice’. She is an associate member of NYIGT, and immediate past president of AAGT.
Practice: The Gestalt Centre and Worcestershire
Ruth Hargreaves, MA, UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist. As an accredited psychotherapist with over 16 years of counselling and psychotherapy experience, she has over 30 years’ NHS, charity and private sector, clinical experience. Clients comment on her perceptiveness, warmth, and insightfulness. She is particularly interested in how we find our own identity set against the back drop of parental influences, childhood trauma, religious influences as well as dealing with depression, disability and anxiety. Ruth works with individuals at the Gestalt Centre, Haggerston and Brockley.
Mob: 07411 986754
Rob Hawkins is a UKCP registered psychotherapist with an MA in Gestalt Psychotherapy. A gestalt centre graduate, he has a private practice, offering short-term and open-ended therapy. He is dedicated in supporting others to maximise their capacity for growth. He has an interest in working with trauma and sees gestalt therapy as offering all clients the opportunity to share in a safe and creative space. He believes in the healing nature of a therapeutic relationship that has a basis in compassion, trust and shared respect.
Practice: The Gestalt Centre, London and Southend-on-Sea, Essex.
Mob: 07975 632220
Gaie Houston, MA Oxon. Dip. App. B. Sc, UKCP registered, has worked for The Gestalt Centre since 1982, and is now their Advisor Emeritus. She trained in The States and has written a number of books about Gestalt. She teaches and lectures in the UK and abroad, and her private practice is mostly in supervision of groups, organisations and individuals, and some brief therapy. Camden, London.
Mob: 07876 696420
Simon Jacobs BA, MA, is a Gestalt Centre graduate and UKCP registered psychotherapist. With a background in the arts and creative industry, Simon brings his experience and interest in creativity to his work with individuals, couples and groups, supporting growth through experimentation and self-expression. He runs an on-going men’s group in central London and has also run groups and workshops within organisations. At his private practice in Regent Street, Simon works with individuals and couples and offers supervision for psychotherapists and counsellors.
Mob: 07740 535399
Adam Kincel,PhD Counselling and Psychotherapy, MA Gestalt Therapy, PgDip Psychodynamic theories, UKCP and EAP Registered Psychotherapist. Adam is dedicated and enthusiastic about Gestalt therapy and is particularly interested in relational approach and therapeutic work through the body. His doctoral research examined the role of social and sexual identity in the therapeutic process. Adam works as a Course Director at the Edinburgh Gestalt Institute and teaches psychotherapy at Re-Vision (London) and several institutes in England, Poland, Bulgaria and Georgia. He offers psychotherapy and supervision in Pimlico and Old Street.
Mob: 07920 255542
Sachiko Kishi is an experienced UKCP registered Gestalt psychotherapist with a background in the Arts, and in mental health (in the community and in higher education). She works creatively and collaboratively with a wide range of clients – both 1:1 and groups, facing issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, transition, difficulties in relationships, loss, disabilities, third culture, identity and difference. Sachiko is also a tutor at the Gestalt Centre.
She offers creative clinical supervision for therapists and for professionals in the voluntary sector and in the NHS.
Practice location: Gestalt Centre, Kings Cross NW1.
Mob: 07912 649100 (voicemail)
Kate Merrick MA is a UKCP registered psychotherapist and works holistically with a strong grounding in body awareness and experimentation. Kate supports clients to discover the wisdom and authority we inherently embody as human beings, and specialises in working with anxiety, low self-esteem, loss of self / voice, shame and themes of female identity and women’s health.
Practice: Acton / Shepherds Bush W3.
Leyla Metin UKCP Registered, MA in Gestalt Therapy. As a practicing psychotherapist since 2001, Leyla offers individual and group therapy and supervision. Throughout her extensive experience in variety of mental health settings she has gained a depth of understanding in broad range of mental health and emotional difficulties people face. In therapeutic work she focuses on developmental/relational aspect and analytic process of emerging patterns and themes. This involves exploring how past events are often lived on in the present through thoughts, feelings and physical responses.
Mob: 07837 801426
Caroline Midgley, MA is a Gestalt Centre Graduate and UKCP registered Psychotherapist. Caroline is a member of the faculty at The Minster Centre where she facilitates Counselling and Psychotherapy Experiential Training Groups. Her experience includes working in private practice with adults and couples, working with substance misuse and process addiction, working within education authorities, and within the NHS providing therapy for consultants, as well as providing individual and group supervision. Her areas of specialist interest include trauma, depression, anxiety, loss and group work. Her private practice is in North London (NW6) and Essex.
Tel: 07715 538503
Piotr Mierkowski, MA Dip Psych is a gestalt psychotherapist, supervisor and international trainer; in practice since 1991. Areas of his clinical expertise include relationships, life transitions, creativity, sexuality, love and loss. Piotr has considerable training in body therapy and works effectively with individuals experiencing various degrees of body-mind disconnection. His approach is gentle and invitational that nurtures a person’s authentic self, facilitates choices and self-expression, and increases capacity for intimacy with others. Piotr is bilingual (English/Polish) and works with individuals, couples and groups in his private practice in North London (N19). UKCP, Reg. MBACP(Accred).
Tel: 07779 506412
Jane Puddy has many years’ experience teaching and supervising Gestalt practitioners. With a background in Dramatherapy, Family Therapy and Group Analysis she works in a variety of social work, psychiatric and forensic settings, contributing to the development of Counselling and Psychotherapy courses internationally and establishing the Supervisor’s Training Course (with Gaie Houston) at the Gestalt Centre. She is an Organisational Consultant. She has been involved with the Gestalt Centre for some 36 years as both Faculty and Director. UKCP. HCPC. Honorary Psychotherapist for the Centre for Psychotherapy and Human Rights.
Practice: Highgate, London and Brighton
Tel: 07450 549101
Tommi Raisanen C.Psychol, MSc, MA, Chartered Counselling Psychologist (HCPC) & Supervisor (BPS), Gestalt Psychotherapist (UKCP), family systems and EMDR trained trauma therapist. Tommi has worked with individuals, couples, groups and families in primary and secondary care in HM Prison Service, NHS and Charities. He has been Teaching Fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Surrey for 12 years training and supervising trainee counselling and clinical psychologists. His interests are trauma, attachment, neuroscience and human development, family and couple relationships, creativity and health. Practice locations: Liverpool Street (EC2M 4NS) & Wimbledon (SW19)
Mob: 07834 838851
Nimmi Ravi-Shankar MA, UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist and Supervisor. Original background being in Public Relations and Social work, she has special interest in working with difference and understanding how we connect and make choices in our lives. Having worked with young adults for 22 years at a college, has experience of working with issues around relationships, loss and anger. Worked as a senior college counsellor and supervisor, managing the counselling service and student placements. Currently works as a psychotherapist and HR manager, in a General Practitioner’s Surgery offering psychotherapy, counselling and supervision.
Practice: Croydon and London.
Mob: 07917 853358
Patricia Rea-Woodhouse MA, UKCP, BACP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist & Diploma in Supervision. Patricia’s background in social work supports working with a wide range of traumatic life events including mental distress, attachment and loss issues, identity, sexuality, addiction and transcultural experiences. Patricia works with individuals, couples and groups. Patricia offers short and long-term therapy and has a private practice in Islington N1. Patricia also offers clinical supervision.
Tel: 07539 002576
Yvonne Rigby MA is a UKCP registered Gestalt Centre graduate with a practice in South East London. She has a background in education (primary and adult) with a particular interest in special educational needs. Yvonne offers supervision and enjoys working with students through to graduation and accreditation. She is interested in Family Constellations, energy therapies and the spiritual dimension of therapy. Yvonne is no longer taking new clients or supervisees but is happy to be contacted by past and present ones..
Practice: Catford, London SE6
Mob: 07896 563293
Tel: 020 8690 1411
Whitney Shaw-Dale is a registered UKCP psychotherapist. She has extensive experience working in the mental health sector and has worked in both the charity sector as well as within the NHS. She uses an integrative approach to therapy, which includes gestalt, person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Whitney works with individuals, couples and groups and has experience working with trauma, addiction, anxiety, abuse and depression to name a few. She believes in working collaboratively and creatively with her clients.
Practice: King Cross/Camden Town area.
Mob: 07572 288447
Jonathan Smith MA AFBPS qualified as a Gestalt Psychotherapist in 1987. He now works with individuals and groups as a therapist, supervisor and trainer. He also works as a lecturer in psychology and runs workshops and training events for a number of other colleges and institutes including the Gestalt Centre. His therapeutic background includes bodywork and psychosynthesis and he is accredited with UKCP.
Acton, London W3 6DQ
Tel: 020 8993 0868
Mob: 07773 937438
Alexandra Stevens, BA, MA, is a UKCP registered Gestalt individual, group psychotherapist and specialist practitioner in Attachment Focussed EMDR. In addition to private practice, she works for a trauma clinic, and a private psychiatric clinic. Alex is passionate about resolving longstanding childhood trauma and the various ways we adjust to it through anxiety, depression, OCD, intrusive thoughts, anger management issues, self-harming, personality disorders and addictions, amongst others. With her mixed ethnic heritage, she is also comfortable working with issues of diversity, shame and identity. She offers both long-term and short-term solution-focussed therapy.
Mob: 07728 565 353
Peter Teigen MA, BSc (Hons) Psychology, UKCP Registered, is a Gestalt Psychotherapist who offers long and short-term psychotherapy and counselling to individuals and couples as well as supervision. In collaboration with his client he works with innovation and fantasy to see thoughts and feelings in new shapes and different light to support a different relationship with yourself and your environment.
Practice: Old Street, EC1 and Westminster, SW1.
Mob: 07939 224463
Languages: English and Norwegian
Mal Thompson MA, UKCP registered Gestalt Psychotherapist and Supervisor working with individuals, couples and groups in Brighton and London. Her background is in designing and delivering training to counsellors and psychotherapists. Mal has extensive experience in the substance misuse field and works therapeutically with groups. She uses her training in Gestalt Therapy as Embodied Relational Practice to support her interest in working creatively with the embodied experience of craving, with particular emphasis on dependency and addiction as creative adjustments to trauma, attachment and relationship difficulties. Mal also has experience in trauma constellations work
Mob: 07989 621488
Carol Van Artsdalen-Siederer MA, UKCP-registered, was a tutor and trainer at the Gestalt Centre for twenty years and previously Associate Director of the Regent’s College MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling. She is an integrative therapist and supervisor with over thirty years’ experience. She practices Relational Gestalt within the framework of Attachment Theory and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. She has also trained extensively in family constellations.
Practice: New Cross SE14
Tel/fax: 020 7787 2813
Marc Williams, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. I work by actively engaging with you to help you to gain a greater awareness and feel for your situation. Through this, fresh perspectives can emerge, bringing more freedom in the choices that you make. I have over 15 years therapeutic experience. I practice in Brighton and at the Gestalt Centre in London. I am an associate lecturer on the BA(Hons) in Humanistic Counselling at Chichester University and work as a college therapist.
Tel: 07905 105813
Sangita Woods-McConvilleis UKCP Registered and has over 15 years’ experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist. Sangita’s experience is broad, recently including the role of Lead Counsellor at an HE college. Currently she works for a leading speech and drama college, where she offers therapy and supervision. Sangita has a private practice, offering long and short term therapy. She works with an integrative approach, which includes drawing from her Person-Centred and Gestalt training. She works with individuals and couples. She is based in the City, the Gestalt Centre and Epping, Essex.
Mobile: 07711 704300
Suzanne Worrica UKCP Reg. offers a relational, collaborative approach in which to make sense of current difficulties, move out of stuckness and bring about growth. Her interest and clinical experience includes relationship dynamics, sexuality, loss, unresolved grief and coping with anxiety. Specialisms also include belonging and identity and intercultural dynamics. She has worked in the mental health field for several years and has written and performed for theatre. As such she finds that body language, shifting energy or silence can be the gateway to deep work.
Practice: SW1 & NW1
Mob: 07788 664580
Julia Wright MA, is interested in how individuals can feel more at home in their lives by working through past trauma and becoming aware of choices made in the present. She is a Gestalt Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer with a background in the arts and experience managing an NHS/Mind counselling service for people with mental and emotional health issues, including depression, anxiety and loss. Julia is a tutor on the Gestalt Centre Psychotherapy training. UKCP registered.
Private Practice: Individual, couples and supervision at Gestalt Centre NW1 and East Sussex.
Mob: 07963 366060
Gilead Yeffett BSc Psychology, MA psychotherapy. Gilead is a Gestalt Centre graduate and UKCP registered psychotherapist. He predominantly works with couples, psychosexual and relationship issues offering time-limited and open-ended therapy. He has been helping his clients to work through anger issues, violent and troubled relationships, psychosexual concerns and to build more satisfying relationships. With a background in multi-disciplinary business settings and degrees in psychology as well as psychotherapy, Gilead brings his experience in setting goals and working towards achieving them. Gilead practises in the City (EC2M) and Pimlico.
Languages: English and Hebrew.
Mob: 07967 666713
Avon and Somerset
Barbara Morgan is a UKCP Gestalt Psychotherapist and Supervisor, Family Constellations Practitioner, Trainer and Supervisor working in Frome and Bath with individuals, couples and groups. She has been working in this way for 20 years, combining her Gestalt experience and training with constellations work. She is Editor of The Knowing Field, currently the only English language International Journal for Constellation work, and author of ‘Coming Home: A First Step into the World of Family Constellations. She runs constellation trainings in Frome and Romania and workshops locally and in Belgium, Ireland and Lithuania.
Mob: 07966 755509
Websites: www.cominghome.org.uk and www.theknowingfield.com
Alivia Rose is a Senior Gestalt Psychotherapist qualified at the Gestalt Centre in 1983. She works with individuals, couples, groups and supervises psychotherapists and counsellors. She co-founded the Gestalt Studio training centre London and was part of that for 14 years. She has been practising for 36 years and continues to have a passion for Gestalt Psychotherapy. She is also a coach and a Broadcasting journalist and presenter and psychotherapy expert for TV and radio. She is a media spokeswoman for UKCP. She continues to run a practice in Bristol and also in Stroud.
Mobile: 07721 096039
Heather Styles is an experienced psychotherapist – her initial training was with the Gestalt Centre, London, leading to UKCP accreditation. During her working life she has worked in many different NHS settings, including within psychiatry, drug and alcohol services and within physical health setting. She has an extensive experience of working with a wide range of issues, including addiction, anxiety and depression, sexual identity, trauma and bereavement/loss. Her particular interest is the therapeutic use of the creative arts. She offers short-term and long-term therapy to individuals and couples, and also supervision.
Tel: 01223 414595
Mob: 07538 657484
Jenny Colls MA, UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and Supervisor. While she offers psychotherapy and supervision she has a special interest in individual and group supervision and is particularly interested in field phenomena, their influence on the client and vice versa. This can be especially helpful working with people who themselves work in institutions where they are affected by that system. Her original background was in the NHS and Social Services. She trained as a Gestalt practitioner in the early 1980s. She is currently exploring mindfulness, meditation and spirituality.
Practice: Totnes area
Tel: 01803 865780
Rob Hawkins (see entry under LONDON)
Practice: The Gestalt Centre, London and Southend-on-Sea, Essex.
Mob: 07975 632220
Caroline Midgley, (see entry under LONDON)
Mob: 07715 538503
Sangita Woods-McConville UKCP Registered. (see entry under LONDON)
Mobile: 07711 704300
Maggie Allport gained her Certificate in Gestalt Therapy in 1993 and MA in Gestalt Psychotherapy in 1997. She is UKCP Registered and is a Registered MBACP (Snr Accred) Counsellor / Psychotherapist. She has a wide range of experience in both short and long term therapy. Maggie has many years of experience working within the NHS as a Specialist Inflammatory Bowel Counsellor. She mainly works with individuals and couples. Maggie is particularly interested in exploring the art of the therapeutic relationship as a central point of healing.
Natural Medicine Centre, 11 Southgate Road, Potters Bar, EN6 5DR.
Tel: 01707 656250
Peggy Sherno is a founding director of the Gestalt Centre. With over 35 years’ experience as a therapist, she now divides her practice between one to one work with individuals and supervision. Her practice is in Hitchin. She works a lot with the wide reaching and central effects on happiness and well being of the tensions between the “natural” self and the dictates of personality constructed from expectations, rules and demands of how one “should” be. Therapy as a path of liberation. She is UKCP registered.
The Studio, 18 Verulam Road, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1QE
Tel: 01462 432439
James Bailey (see entry under LONDON)
Mob: 07753 904437
Clare Crombie is an experienced UKCP Registered psychotherapist, living in Oxford – where she is studying art, and she has a small private practice. Clare has a background in music, bodywork and education (working for Place2Be) and spent several years working in the field of cancer. Since 1997 she has incorporated the Constellation approach into her work, because she is interested in understanding the transgenerational effect of trauma in families. Clare also facilitates constellation workshops in Stroud and Edinburgh.
Mob: 07909 680397
Kay Lynnhas an MA in Gestalt Psychotherapy and is UKCP registered. She retired as a Director and Tutor at the Gestalt Centre, London in July 2009. She runs a private practice in Oxford. Kay holds an MA and M./Phil. in Contemporary Dance and is trained in Authentic Movement. She integrates her arts background with her therapeutic approach, supporting creativity through bodywork and the arts. Her other area of interest is in working with difference and identity. She works with individuals, groups and offers supervision.
Tel: 01491 651628
Surrey and Hampshire
Margaret Goillon MA is a UKCP registered psychotherapist and supervisor who has over 20 years’ experience of working with clients. She left a career in business to explore the field of counselling and psychotherapy. Margaret works with individuals and couples in her practice in Haslemere as well providing supervision for counsellors and psychotherapists whether they are qualified or in training.
Oak Tree Cottage, Chase Lane, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 3AG
Tel: 01428 645292
Janet Gunn, MSc, MA, PGCE, MCIPD, is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. Initially she worked as a teacher, trainer and HR Director. She currently works with Organisations, Teams and Individuals, integrating Gestalt into her Executive Coaching and Organisational Consulting. She has a private Psychotherapy Practice working with individuals, groups, couples and families and offers individual and group Supervision. She is an Associate for Employee Assistance Programmes; offers Gestalt Workshops; facilitates Hellinger’s Systemic Family Constellation Workshops; and more recently workshops exploring alternative approaches to Schizophrenia and Voice Hearing.
Farnham, Surrey, GU9 8JP
Tel: 07976 394509
Nimmi Ravi-Shankar (see entry under LONDON)
Practice: Woldingham, Croydon and London
Mob: 07917 853358
Jane Riordan MA is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist working in private practice in Godalming, Surrey. She worked for many years with at risk children and their families and re-forming families. In her present practice many of her clients are greatly affected by childhood and/or transgenerational trauma. She has deepened her work with trauma by integrating energy psychotherapy into her gestalt practice. She works with adults, couples, young people over 16 and groups and also offers group and individual supervision. She is experienced in working with Skype as well as face-to face.
Tel: 07884 150856
Lindsey Tull has an MA in Gestalt Psychotherapy and is UKCP Registered. Lindsey’s psychotherapy practice has been supported by over 15 years as a general nurse. She has experience of working with addictions, chronic illness, shame, depression, loss, self-esteem, relationship problems, anger and trauma. Her special interest is in addiction and her approach is to recognise the unique situation and background of every client. She works creatively, with particular attention to the client-therapist relationship. Lindsey’s private practice is based in Surrey where she offers short and longer term psychotherapy.
Practice: Redhill, Surrey
Mobile: 07742 454347
Sussex – East and West
Sue Boyer registered UKCP Psychotherapist and qualified counsellor. Sue has many years’ experience working in women’s services specialising in the field of substance misuse and mental health. Sue also has experience facilitating groups on managing your anxiety and mindfulness. Sue now works fully in private practice with individuals in Brighton offering therapy for a range of different issues. She is interested in the impact of stress and trauma on our mental, emotional and physical health and has a particular interest in understanding ‘the inner critic’ combining Gestalt with a mindfulness and compassion-based approach.
Mob/text: 07917 402207
Linda Martin is a UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist and a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and has been practising for about 25 years. She currently has a private practice as a therapist and supervisor and also works as a consultant and trainer. She is a counsellor in two local schools. She is willing to offer Skype sessions to supervisees, if necessary.
14 Garden House Lane, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4JT
Tel: 01342 312974
Mob: 07825 556619
Jane Puddy (see entry under LONDON).
Mob: 07450 549101
Rory Singer is a UKCP Registered Psychotherapist with over 20 years’ experience. He works with individuals, couples and groups. Rory is Clinical Director of New Road Psychotherapy Centre, a centre dedicated to counselling and psychotherapy. His main influences are Gestalt, Psychoanalytic, and Buddhist theory. In his early 20’s, before training at the Gestalt Centre, Rory ordained as a Buddhist monk in the ‘Thai Forest Tradition’ in the lineage of Ajahn Cha. He lived in the monasteries for five years.
Practice: Brighton BN1 1UG
Mob: 07739 556438
Julia Wright (see entry under LONDON)
Mob: 07963 366060
Warwickshire and Worcestershire
Toni Gilligan (see entry London)
Practice: Pershore, Worcs
Tel 01386 561528
Anne Cole (see entry under LONDON)
Mob: 07810 603660
Jenny Stacey, MA, UKCP Gestalt therapist, HCPC Arts Therapist, Supervisor and Coach. Jenny has a private practice in Bradford, West Yorkshire. Jenny also has extensive experience as a trainer and facilitator of adults. She is a tutor on the Advanced Diploma Coaching Psychology at University College Dublin. Using the gestalt experiment, her psychotherapy practice, counselling and coach training programmes use the creative arts and bodywork to reveal implicit knowledge. Her most recent publication is: Embodied Coaching Coaching Today Lederman & Stacey (2014).
Mob: 07715 662929
Penny Tharratt, MA, is a UKCP registered Gestalt Psychotherapist. She has extensive experience as a therapist, supervisor and teacher/trainer. With a background in the NHS and as a University Lecturer, Penny has contributed to several counselling and psychotherapy trainings over the last 20+ years, and currently works as a therapist the University of Leeds student counselling service. She also has a Psychotherapy and Supervision practice in N.E. Leeds and is experienced in time-limited and longer-term therapy, and EMDR. She works with individuals and groups and is a supervisor for various Counselling organisations.
Tel: 0113 269 6694