See also: Register of Psychotherapists
The counsellors in this directory are professionally qualified with a Diploma in Counselling and have undertaken all or part of their training at the Gestalt Centre London. All are members of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or the Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (AHPP). BACP members are bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedures therein. AHPP members work in accordance with AHPP’s Codes of Ethics and Practice and are subject to their Complaints Procedures. All members are committed to client confidentiality and continuing professional and personal development.
The counsellors are covered by professional indemnity insurance and work under regular supervision. Members offer a broad range of services to address a variety of client difficulties and concerns. Many practitioners bring additional skills and training to the therapeutic relationship and have developed expertise in particular ways of working.
Samantha Arditti is a Registered MBACP Counsellor. Prior to training at the Gestalt Centre Samantha worked for over 25 years as a campaigner for environmental, animal welfare and human rights organisations in the UK and internationally. She has experience of working with a wide range of issues including: anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, relationships, bereavement, pet bereavement, body image, ADHD, trauma, menopause and fertility. Samantha offers in person and online counselling, and concessionary rates for students/people on low income. Her therapy room is 5 mins walk from Fulham Broadway station.
Practice: London SW6 & online
Mob: 07815 778798
Ksenia Belash is a Reg. MBACP counsellor, qualified in Gestalt, body art therapy, Circling™, authentic relating and bereavement support. Having experienced the transformative power of therapy in her own life, she is passionate about supporting others with their process of healing and reclaiming the joy of life. Ksenia works with a wide range of issues including loss, shame, guilt, anxiety, feeling lost or stuck, depression, relational challenges, self-worth, creative self-expression and empowerment. With a strong focus on somatic experience and inner child work, Ksenia’s approach is gentle, compassionate, relational and intuitively creative.
Mob: 07480 228859
Private Practice: online
Divya Berry (MBPsS. MSc.), is a Registered MBACP Counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and member of the British Psychological Society. Of specific working focus are anxiety, soul wounds, loss, self-identity, body image, relationship struggles, life transitions, culture, belonging, and the fostering of coping skills though awareness, imagery, and grounding. Her cross-cultural training lends to empathically welcoming clients from diverse backgrounds. Qualifications: Diploma in Counselling; Master’s degree in Social Psychology; Master’s degree in Health Psychology.
Languages: English / Hindi
Practice: Zoom/ Skype; Location: Pimlico SW1
Mob: 07775 775913
Jon Blend is a UKCP registered adult, child & adolescent psychotherapist, counsellor, international trainer and musician with forty years’ experience of therapeutic working in various settings. He is principal of Gazebo Training School, teaching Violet Oaklander’s universal expressive arts-based gestalt approach, assisted by friendly canine co-therapist ‘Coco’.
Jon believes that effective therapy requires a compassionate mix of support and gentle challenge; as people experience themselves more fully they tend to form richer relationships and enhance their life-choices. Jon’s interests include: anxiety, anger, bereavement, bullying, creativity, depression, development, diversity, identity, illness,loss, parenting, playfulness, performance, shame, shyness, trauma, transgenerational and intercultural concerns.
Peter Cartwright, Registered MBACP (Accred), trained at the Gestalt Centre and works in south-east London, a minute’s walk from Forest Hill station. Peter has worked as a counsellor since 2000 in various settings including the NHS and prisons, and in private practice since 2006. Peter has a wide range of experience, including working with trauma, depression and bereavement. He is also an author, trainer and group facilitator in the counselling, substance use and bereavement fields. Previously he worked in prison education and project management.
Mob: 07939 402691
Claire Clark MA MBACP (accred, UKAGP member, is a counsellor and Gestalt Centre graduate. Life and people can be challenging, overwhelming and stressful. Mostly we can find our way through life and find solutions but sometimes we need some help to make sense of it. That’s where I come in. I enjoy working with issues such as relationship difficulties, loss, depression, body image, self-esteem and disordered eating. By looking at things together we can find new ways for you to move towards a more fulfilling future. I am currently accepting new clients including GC students.
Practice: NW1 and online
Mob: 07768 825349
Howard Davis, Registered MBACP (Accred), is an experienced mindfulness-based gestalt therapist offering outdoor therapy and contemplative supervision in various parks and woodlands including Hampstead Heath, Regent’s Park, Hyde Park, Battersea Park, Greenwich Park, Victoria Park, Dulwich Woods, and other open spaces across London.
Being an intrinsic part of the natural environment provides an expansive antidote to the nonstop demands of city life and our contracted sense of separation. In the midst of the coming and going of the seasons, as the leaves of the trees grow resplendent then fall, we see ourselves mirrored in nature and can begin to let go of our need for things to be a certain way.
Jonathan Easton-Crouch is a Registered MBACP and trained at the Gestalt Centre. He has over 25 year’s professional experience of working in the field of mental health and emotional well-being in the NHS and other settings. He uses his knowledge and experience of counselling to support a wide range of people at different stages on life’s path including those experiencing mental illness, anxiety, self-identity, sexuality and gender identity issues. He offers face-to-face counselling in south west London as well as “walk-and-talk” sessions in local green spaces.
Mob: 07939 121252
Olufunmilayo (‘funmi) Ekani Registered MBACP: a black, female Gestalt counsellor who obtained her diploma from the Gestalt Centre in 2001. Her areas of interest include: domestic abuse, rape and sexual assault, self- worth, spirituality, effects of racism, identity & belonging, depression, anxiety, separation/divorce and loss, feelings of dissatisfaction with life. ‘funmi has 20 years’ voluntary sector experience working with victims of crime and women affected by domestic abuse. Her practice is in Stratford E15 and at the Gestalt Centre. All sessions are 50 minutes and cost £70.
Tel: 07947 811501
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
Kelly Field MA, UKCP registered individual and group psychotherapist and BACP member, with a Certificate in Relationship and Couples therapy. Kelly works with clients facing various challenges, including anxiety, depression, work-related stress, relationship difficulties and bereavement/loss. She specialises in supporting clients through trauma, including domestic and sexual abuse and CSA, emotional neglect, bullying as well as developmental and transgenerational trauma. With a background in filmmaking, Kelly has always been captivated by the power of human stories to inspire and connect. As a therapist, she views every person’s story as a potent force for self-discovery and self-renewal. By working creatively and synergistically she helps clients to breathe fresh life into their outdated narratives and turn dramatic life moments into important opportunities for meaning-making and growth.
Practice location: Hackney, East London and online.
Tel : 07752060960
Katerina Georgiou (Reg UKCP, BACP Accred.) is an individual, couples and group psychotherapist and counsellor in a GP surgery and private practice. She is a published author and journalist, and the founder and host of Sound Affects Podcast, specialising in music and mental health. She is a former Samaritans helpline listener and was a copywriter for Samaritans’ male-suicide research campaign.
Dean Goldfarb. Registered MBACP Counsellor. Dean has a full-time private practice in Shoreditch, East London. He works with clients affected by anxiety, stress, trauma, PTSD, loss, bereavement, relationships, gender & sexuality issues, and many others. His practice is LGBTQIA+ aware and inclusive and he will welcome you however you self-identify regarding your sexual identity and gender. His approach allows clients to tap into a more fulfilling present awareness via the body, thought processes and the senses.
Fee: £55.00 (+ free 10-minute phone consultation)
Location: Longcroft House, 2-8 Victoria Avenue, London EC2M 4NS
Mob: 07720 825961
Nina Grant is a UKCP Registered Child Psychotherapist and graduate of the Gestalt Centre Counselling Diploma. She works therapeutically with adults, young people and children, exploring issues which might be getting in the way of living and learning. She has a private practice which provides a safe and supportive space for thoughts and feelings to unfold and be explored. She has worked successfully with issues of anxiety, bereavement and loss, relationship difficulties, stress and low self-esteem, learning difficulties. Low-cost counselling available for students and low income.
Practice: North London and the Gestalt Centre.
Tel: 020 7686 7094
Natsu Hattori, DPhil MA, is a BACP and UKCP registered Gestalt counsellor, psychotherapist, trainer and supervisor. She works with individuals and couples and facilitates groups at a school of clown. With a background in the arts and academia, her therapeutic philosophy is grounded in individual and collective creativity and a commitment to social justice. She brings an embodied, cross-cultural and existential approach to working with relational difficulties, anxiety, early life trauma, depression and self-harming, eating disorders, addictions, and issues of identity and difference.
Practice: central/south London, and online.
Languages: English, French, spoken Japanese.
Mob: 07766 708379
Helen Hayes is a Registered Member MBACP (Snr Accred) and UKCP Registered Psychotherapist. She has practised for over twenty years and is qualified as an existential psychotherapist and integrative supervisor as well as a Gestalt counsellor. She has worked in women’s voluntary sector services, NHS primary care, and student counselling services. She has experience of working with people affected by a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, domestic violence, sexual issues, abuse, bereavement/loss, low self-esteem, work problems, trauma, identity crises.
Helen offers counselling, psychotherapy and supervision at the Gestalt Centre.
Mob: 07790 330514
Jennifer Jordan – I am a Gestalt MA UKCP ACCREDITED psychotherapist, BACP counsellor and clinical supervisor based in South London, Brixton. My specialism is childhood trauma generational and transatlantic trauma working through family constellations . I am closely with the relationship of the inner child and what happened to you. I am very creative and experimental and use these two things to create realisations and discoveries.
I work with generational trauma patterns through a variety of creative mediums.
I am the author of the book “THE RESONANCE FACTOR: CHALLENGING THE MYTH OF ADDICTION” creating a new way of thinking tool of how to work with substance misuse called the resonance factor.
Practice: South London, Brixton SW2 1BZ
M: 07900 912 366
Lorraine Angela King, registered MBACP, qualified in Gestalt, executive coaching, CBT and bereavement. Lorraine works with clients on mental wellbeing, change, loss, loneliness, perfectionism, disconnection, anxiety, stress, procrastination, ‘stuckness’, co-dependency, depression, repetitive cycles, overwhelm and the recovery journey. Clients experience increased awareness, acceptance, resilience, self-care and practical solutions. Sessions are online; some in person (Clapham, Balham, Shoreditch and Chelsea).
Mob: 07903 675125
Sachiko Kishi is an experienced registered MBACP Gestalt counsellor and UKCP psychotherapist with a background in the Arts and in mental health in the community. She works collaboratively with a diverse client base –1:1, couples and groups – on issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, transition, difficulties in relationships, loss, disabilities, third culture, identity, belonging and difference. Sachiko is also a tutor at the Gestalt Centre. She offers creative clinical supervision for therapists, trainees and for professionals in charities and in the NHS.
Practice location: Gestalt Centre NW1, Old St EC1, online
Mob: 07912 649100 (voicemail)
Nigel Lack – I am a BACP accredited Gestalt counselling psychotherapist. I will journey with you to discover your potential, build emotional support and navigate change effectively, to increase personal growth and satisfaction. I will endeavour to work with all of your intersections: culture, origins, and gender/sexual creativity. Sex positive, I have facilitated clients, including students, who identify as gender queer, trans and pansexual, tackling depression and anxiety amongst other issues. Working in my trauma informed practice I offer a wide perspective gleaned from a varied and creative background. I will tailor our therapy to your unique needs drawing on current mind/body thinking. Working with present experience I will utilise your own agency to form a safe space to explore creatively how you interpret and organise your life.
Valerie Lemetayer Registered MBACP, trained at the Gestalt Centre. She believes that every client she works with is unique and her approach is therefore flexible and sensitive to each person’s individual life experience. Valerie works with clients from many walks of life, supporting them to face personal, emotional and behavioural issues that are adversely affecting their lives. She has experience in helping to resolve issues around different areas, including difficulties in relationships, anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, self-confidence issues, loneliness.
Practice: SE26, Gestalt Centre and online sessions
Mob: 07721 903903
Languages: English and French
Jenn D Lewin is a Gestalt Counsellor, registered MBACP, member of UKAGP & ACTO providing counselling for adults from diverse backgrounds, with varying challenges, which can prevent living to full potential. Jenn has her own private practice and brings creativity into her counselling, providing a space to support expression, develop awareness, taking into consideration everyones uniqueness. Jenn also freelances as an Associate Counsellor with an organisation for clients and staff in the homeless sector, has facilitated Reflective Practice sessions for groups, is Clinical Counsellor in a national charity and has counselled clients in the LBGT+ communities.
Practice: Online & F2F @ The Gestalt Centre (NW1) & Longcroft House (EC2M)
T: +44 7505 391 805
Rob Marshall UKCP, MBACP. I am a graduate of the Gestalt Centre’s Counselling and Psychotherapy programmes. I work with a range of clients, especially those experiencing and managing change, conflict and difference, both internal and external. My practice is informed by my background as a barrister and a volunteer LGBT+ counsellor. I provide a warm, calm, reflective environment conducive to honest self-exploration, supportive challenge and organic growth. I see clients in person at my Staple Inn practice near Chancery Lane and online.
Mob: 07977 444150
Matt Martys MA, Registered MBACP (Accred), BAAT, HCPC. Matt is a member of faculty and teaches at the Gestalt Centre. He offers individual, couple and group therapy, online and face-to-face. Working as a therapist since 1992, he has many years of experience including in the NHS, charitable sector, education and private practice. He specialises in a range of issues including mental health, anger, anxiety, bereavement, depression, self-esteem and sexuality, as well as supporting self-development and self-exploration. Therapy qualifications include Gestalt counselling & psychotherapy (Dip & PG Dip), Art Psychotherapy (MA), Psychodynamic theory/practice and Clinical Supervision (Dip).
Piotr Mierkowski MA Dip Psych is a gestalt psychotherapist, supervisor and 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) and online.
Tel: 07779 506412
Mandy Reid is a Reg.MBACP (Accred) counsellor/psychotherapist and a clinical supervisor. She works with a ‘here and now’ focus and supports her clients to compassionately heal from the source of their suffering. Mandy believes we are all creative beings, with the power to manifest our passions, life-purpose and to live as our authentic selves. Alongside her therapy practice she offers supervision to counsellors /psychotherapists and those involved in the healing professions. Mandy has particular interests in meditations, sexuality, shamanism, trauma and spiritual philosophies, which inspire her working practise.
Practice: London – Edinburgh – Online
Mob: 07940 660609
Carole Simpkins is a Registered MBACP (Accred) Counsellor, having obtained a Diploma in Counselling from the Gestalt Centre, and an MA in Gestalt Therapy Theory Studies. Carole works with a wide range of issues, including bereavement, anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties. She also has experience of volunteering as a Samaritan. Carole offers both short- and long-term counselling to individuals and couples at the Gestalt Centre (NW1), in Bank (EC2V), Muswell Hill
(N10), and remotely.
Practices: NW1, EC2V, N10
Mob: 07527 233980
Sandra Stein – I am a BACP-registered Gestalt Integrative Counsellor, Trauma-informed and multicultural-oriented. My approach is fresh, warm, friendly and creative. I guide my clients to explore their hurting parts and heal with the support of the strong, caring and loving layers that can be hiding inside us.
From my clinical experience, I know that being heard, seen and acknowledged is empowering and transformative in any circumstance of life, more so when you are feeling stuck, anxious, suffering from loss and depression. Also if you experience, cultural changes, if your relationship with your body and food is complex or if you find it difficult to make and maintain healthy relationships.
I want to hear from you and offer you a space to share and heal.
Visit my website for reading material and further information.
Practice: London. I offer sessions in person and online.
Holly Taylor is a registered MBACP (Accred) practitioner with a Post Graduate Diploma in Gestalt Therapy Theory. Holly has worked in a range of therapeutic settings and in private practice since 2016. Currently engaged in integrative advanced clinical training, Holly welcomes adult clients from all backgrounds. Amongst her interests are grief and loss, struggles in relationships, personal growth, times of transition, parenthood, anxiety, issues of identity and ‘finding a voice’. Long or short-term relational work is offered remotely during the Covid-19 restrictions and in SE London and other London locations in due course.
Brian Wagenbach (he/him) registered MBACP counsellor. I know life is full challenges, at times leaving us feeling hurt, vulnerable or just plain stuck. I can help you to work through what feels difficult right now, including coming to terms with change or loss. My approach to counselling is healing and support come through exploring our relationships and how we make sense of our world. In exploring relationships, we look at what helps you and how you may have become used to responding in ways that no longer feel right. Sometimes, our approach to dealing with situations can become fixed, leading to beliefs about ourselves and others that get in the way of being understood or finding what we want in life.
Practices: Farringdon EC1R and Clapham SW4
Mob: 07884 382743
Alison Wall Registered MBACP. The 3 most common reasons people are drawn to therapy are ANGER, SADNESS & BS*. (BS* being a Belief System.) She offers safety and support in the unbearable. Guidance in your discovery and unpacking of baggage. She uses creative methods: art, body work, play therapy and nature. Her areas of interest are Childhood Abuse, Authenticity, Identity, LGBTQ. Mixed Backgrounds. Trauma & PTSD.
Practices: Kings Cross & Battersea/Clapham Junction.
Online: Skype, WhatsApp, Facetime.
Walking Therapy: Parks and Thames River Path.
Mob: 07440 129361
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Currently not taking on GC Students.)
Jane Kosmin (she/her) is a qualified Registered MBACP Counsellor and Therapist, trained at The Gestalt, Centre with a foundation in Humanistic Therapy and Mindfulness Meditation. This means that she works in an integrative, creative, holistic and present centred way. She draws on a variety of therapeutic approaches, to offer you an insight into how you may begin to feel more at ease with yourself and the relationships you have with those around you. Jane provides open-ended and brief therapy remotely and face to face, privately and within the charitable sector, to adults from 18 +, covering a wide range of issues.
Practice: face to face in Hertfordshire Radlett, Letchworth, Elstree and Borehamwood. Plus Zoom and telephone counselling, globally.
Mobile: 07494 119959
Rebecca Lacey is a Registered MBACP and qualified with the Post Graduate Diploma in Gestalt Counselling at the centre. She works from home in the Forest of Dean, near the Wye Valley, and also as part of the community of Gestalt Centre Wales in Chepstow. She offers short and long-term counselling to young people, adults and older people and draws on 30 years’ experience of working in the NHS and other public sector organisations where she offered support in leadership development and coaching.
Practice: South Gloucestershire, Welsh Borders, GL16, NP25.
Mob: 07564 062416
Susan Atkins Registered MBACP (Accred), offers long and short-term individual work with adults and children around a variety of issues. As well as talking, she also draws on creative methods such as the use of sand and art materials to enable greater awareness of difficulties and challenges faced by both adults and children. She holds Diplomas in Gestalt Counselling and Play Therapy and a certificate in creative supervision. Alongside therapy, Susan also offers creative supervision. She is an accredited member of BACP.
Practice Leatherhead, Surrey.
Tel: 07789 094893
Anna Leythorne Dean (she/her), MBACP (Accred). Anna qualified as a Gestalt Counsellor in 2011. She works with individuals and couples in her private practice in Cuckfield, Sussex. She has extensive organisational counselling experience in the NHS, Relate and education sector. Her interests include, relationship problems (romantic/family/work), relationship with self, infertility and working with people who are struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, feelings of grief and loss, as well as losing their sense of purpose in life.
Mobile: 07342 215100
Lenny Roberts-Flanders Registered MBACP, ILM(Associate), CIPD (Associate). Lenny has worked in third sector mental health services and collaboratively with the NHS for over twenty years’ and specialises in one-to-one work with individuals, facilitating peer support groups and people with a wide range of mental and emotional problems. She has specialist training in working therapeutically online and with domestic abuse, personality disorders, mindfulness meditation, bereavement, attachment narrative therapy, experiential gestalt couples therapy and trauma informed care. Currently working towards accreditation in complex trauma with the Complex Trauma Institute. She also volunteers as a bereavement counsellor and leads a weekly mindful meditation session online.
Practice: Glasgow and Online
Mob: 07714 951475
Kevin Foster is a Registered MBACP (Accred.) counsellor, who abides by their ethical framework. A graduate from the Gestalt Centre in 2006, he offers counselling online and telephone. He has extensive experience working with individuals seeking support in areas around: stress, anxiety, work/life balance, bereavement, relationships, depression, identity, and self-development. He is committed to providing a safe and confidential space to explore and talk about the issues or concerns you may be experiencing. Further information is available on his website.
Practice: ZOOM and Telephone / Norfolk
Mob: 07989 279294
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