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 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. Carmen is currently not taking on individual clients.
Tel: 020 8888 6010
Milena Alinčová-Zakri, is registered UKCP psychotherapist and MBACP counsellor. She offers face-to-face (South London) as well as on-line therapy and supervision. Her prior background was in sociology as researcher and lecturer working mainly with ethnic minorities. Currently she works in the NHS and also has private practice. She has extensive experience working with trauma, addiction, domestic violence/relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, gender related issues, low confidence, spiritual emergency and psychedelic experiences. 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 as an individual & group psychotherapist with the Gestalt Centre in 1996. His practice affirms clarity, compassion and wholeness, drawing on attachment & relational approaches, trauma recovery, mindfulness, interpersonal neurobiology, & Internal Family Systems (level1 cert. 2016). Former roles: Associate Tutor, School of Psychology, University of Surrey (2010-18) facilitating Counselling Psychology doctorate development groups; a Gestalt Centre group supervisor/facilitator; a co-founder of the Cancer Counselling Trust; and CancerBackup & Trinity Hospice counsellor.
Practices: all sessions currently held online (full 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 MA particularly embraces the relational and embodiment aspects of Gestalt, integrating training 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. Currently offering both in-person and online sessions.
Practice: London EC2R 7AS
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. She works mostly online, in Highgate and the Canary Islands.
Tel: 07989 230236
Jon Blend MA is a UKCP registered adult, child & adolescent psychotherapist, counsellor, international trainer and Lifemusician with forty years’ counselling experience. His practice draws inspiration from Violet Oaklander’s arts approach (www.vsof.org). Jon believes effective therapy involves respect and relational trust; a compassionate mixture of support and gentle challenge helps people discover richer life choices. Jon’s interests include: anger, bullying, creativity, depression, developmental issues, diversity, identity, love and loss, parenting, performance anxiety, play, shame, trauma, transcultural concerns and under-confidence.
Private practice: (f-2-f, Covid secure), London W3. Acton Central Overground. Also, online/outdoor therapy.
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.
Jemma Crowe is a registered MBACP/UKCP accredited counsellor/psychotherapist and supervisor. Offering individual and couples therapy as well as clinical supervision. At the heart of her practice is the relational approach, how we meet or don’t meet each other. Jemma has experience working with a wide range of issues; she works collaboratively to raise awareness of blocks to contact, “stuckness” and repeating behavioural patterns. She aids clients and supervisees to work through difficulties openly, creatively and knowing they will be authentically empathically supported in their personal exploration.
Practice: Shoreditch, East London
Mob: 07473 432649
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 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 has trained as a Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervisor.
Practice: Central London: Salisbury House, Room 844, 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.; Director of Psychotherapy Training at The Gestalt Centre. Her practice includes psychotherapy, supervision, training and consultancy. She believes GTT is about social activism as well as psychotherapy and seeks to apply this to issues of diversity, social justice and the environment. She sings and finds 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 the immediate past president of AAGT.
Practice: The Gestalt Centre and Worcestershire
Ruth Hargreaves, MA, UKCP Registered Gestalt Psychotherapist. She has over 17 years of therapy experience and over 32 years’ NHS, charity and private sector, clinical experience. Clients comment on her perceptiveness, warmth, and insightfulness. Ruth is particularly interested in how we find our own identity set against the backdrop of parental influences and childhood trauma as well as dealing with depression, grief, disability and anxiety. Ruth works with individuals at the Gestalt Centre and Haggerston.
Mob: 07411 986754
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
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 Emerita. 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
Milena Kadziela MA, UKCP Reg, offers psychotherapy and integrative life coaching. Milena works collaboratively with clients on re-evaluating their lives and gaining clear vision of their desired life path. She passionately facilitates people in discovering their identity and creative potential; finding their voice and authentic self-expression. Milena’s special interests: life transitions; relating to self/others; pregnancy planning; conscious parenting; spiritual awareness; conscious living.
Milena invites clients to exploration of Body-Mind-Soul connection through sensitive and compassionate work focusing on awareness of feelings, body sensations and movement.
Consultations are available Online and in person EC2, RM6.
Mob: 07878 933934
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 teaches psychotherapy at Re-Vision (London) and several other institutes in England, Poland, Bulgaria and Georgia. He offers psychotherapy and supervision in Pimlico (SW1V) and Kensington (SW7).
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 – 1:1, couples 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, trainees and for professionals in charities and in the NHS.
Practice location: Gestalt Centre NW1, Old St EC1, online
Mob: 07912 649100 (voicemail)
Kate Merrick MA UKCP works holistically with a strong grounding in body awareness and creative experimentation. Her Embodied Relational approach also integrates the concepts of intergenerational and ancestral trauma, as well as attending to transpersonal and transcultural themes. Kate holds the intention of supporting clients to discover the wisdom and authority we inherently embody. She specialises in working with anxiety, low self-esteem, loss of self / voice, race, heritage, shame and themes of female identity and women’s health. She also integrates therapeutic touch (Biodynamic Massage) where appropriate.
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.
Practice: City of London
Mob: 07837 801426
Caroline Midgley, MA is a Gestalt Centre Graduate and UKCP registered Psychotherapist. Her experience includes working in private practice with adults and couples, working with substance misuse and process addiction, working within education authorities, working within the NHS providing therapy for consultants, as well as providing individual and group supervision. Caroline’s experience also includes working within the private mental health sector offering both individual and group therapy. Her areas of specialist interest include trauma, depression, anxiety, loss and group work.
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
Yosel Mouzo BSc in Clinical Psychology, UKCP registered Gestalt Psychotherapist working with individuals, currently running a group in a Mental Health Charity. Over the last 20 years has been working in the field of Autism. Interested in trauma and the effects of intergenerational trauma in society. Sees therapy as deeply getting to know oneself in the presence of another and believes in the healing and spiritual nature of the ‘Here and Now’. In her work she embraces the creative, relational, embodied aspects of Gestalt. Multilingual: Spanish, Galego and English.
Practices: Gestalt Centre and Gloucester Road SW7 4TE
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 39 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) & Clinical Supervisor (BPS), Gestalt Psychotherapist (UKCP), family systems and EMDR therapist and PACT Couples therapist. Since 1999, Tommi has worked with individuals, couple and families in primary and secondary care in HM Prison Service, NHS and Charities. He was Teaching Fellow for D.Psych programme in the Department of Psychology at the University of Surrey for 12 years. 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, has a private practice in North London and offers clinical supervision. The Covid pandemic means all work for now and the foreseeable future is online or telephone.
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
Alexandra Schlotterbeck Stevens, BA, MA, is a UKCP registered Gestalt individual, group psychotherapist and accredited practitioner in Attachment Focused EMDR. In addition to private practice, she works for a complex trauma clinic, and a 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-focused therapy.
Mob: 07728 565353
Whitney Shaw-Dale is a registered UKCP psychotherapist and a level 3 trained EMDR practitioner. She has extensive experience working in the mental health sector, the charity sector as well as within the NHS. She uses an integrative approach to therapy, which includes gestalt, EMDR, person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy. Whitney works with individuals, couples and groups and has experience working with trauma, addiction, anxiety, abuse and depression, to name a few. As a therapist, Whitney believes in working collaboratively and creatively with her clients.
Practice: King Cross/Camden Town area, as well as Angel/Islington.
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
Peter Teigen MA, BSc (Hons) Psychology, UKCP Registered, is a Gestalt Psychotherapist who works with imagination and innovation to help his client better understand their thoughts and feelings in new and productive ways. Therapist and client are considered collaborative partners whose pursuit is to develop the client’s internal nurturing relationship as well as their relationships to others. At his private practice, Peter offers long and short-term psychotherapy and counselling to individuals and couples in person and online.
Practice: Old Street, EC1 and Zoom.
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 works by actively engaging with you, to gain a greater awareness and feel for your situation. With 20 years’ experience, his interest is in personal growth and supporting others in developing this. Marc aims to bring more freedom to the choices you make by deepening insight and allowing fresh perspectives to emerge. He is an associate lecturer on the Chichester University BA(Hons) in Humanistic Counselling and welcomes enquiries from therapy students.
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, working online and face-to-face.
Practice: The Gestalt Centre, London and Brighton.
Tel: 07905 105813
Sangita Woods-McConville is 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, somatic and collaborative approach in which to make sense of current difficulties and bring about growth and change. Her interest and clinical experience focuses on relationship distress, intercultural relationships, unresolved grief, stress and anxiety and belonging and identity. She has worked in the mental health and arts fields for several years and works creatively and intuitively. She is currently exploring the mind-body-emotional connection and finds that body language or even silence can be the gateway to deep inner work.
Practice: NW1; Brighton; Online
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, loss. Julia is a former tutor on the Gestalt Centre Psychotherapy training. UKCP registered.
Private Practice: Individual, couples and supervision at Gestalt Centre NW1 and Hove. Online working currently possible.
Mob: 07963 366060
Gilead Yeffett, BSc Psychology, MA psychotherapy, is a Gestalt Centre graduate and UKCP registered psychotherapist. He predominantly works with couples, addressing 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, sexual expression and sexual concerns and to build enduring and satisfying relationships. With degrees in psychology, psychotherapy and additional training in couple therapy and psychosexual therapy, Gilead brings his experience in setting goals and working towards achieving them.
Practice: online and in the City (EC2M).
Languages: English and Hebrew.
Mob: 07967 666713
Avon and Somerset
Hazel Cawood is a UKCP accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist and MBACP registered Integrative Arts Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. She has over eight years’ experience in various settings including schools, charities and private practice, working with young people (10+) and adults (individuals, couples and groups). Hazel’s private practice is based in Bristol where she offers short and long-term counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples.
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. 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.
Practice: Cotham Bristol and online on all platforms
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.
Practice: Cambridge CB1 3DW
Tel: 01223 414595
Mob: 07761 844329
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 (see entry under LONDON)
Practice: Epping, Essex, London City and the Gestalt Centre London.
Mobile: 07711 704300
Peggy Sherno is a founding director of the Gestalt Centre. She has over 35 years’ experience as therapist and supervisor. 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 adaptive personality. She sees therapy as a path to less conflicted and therefore greater well-being.
She is UKCP registered until July 2021.
The Studio, 18 Verulam Road, Hitchin, Herts SG51QE
Mob: 07305 200903
James Bailey (see entry under LONDON)
Practice: London West End, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge
Mob: 07753 904437
Clare Crombie lives in Oxford – where she has an art practice as well as offering supervision for therapists and counsellors. Clare has a background in music, bodywork and education 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 is currently available for some 1 – 1 Zoom Constellation sessions and regular Zoom group constellations. Go to https://www.theweeretreat.co.uk/events-courses/ or www.clarecrombie.com for information.
Mob: 07909 680397
Kay Lynn has 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. Having worked as a teacher, trainer and HR Director she now integrates 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. Her trauma work includes EMDR qualifications.
She works in 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 working online as well as face-to-face.
Mob: 07884 150856
Sussex – East and West
Vicky Eugenio (see entry under LONDON)
Practice: Crawley and at the Gestalt Centre in London
Mob: 07916 910272
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).
Practice: Highgate, London and Brighton
Mob: 07450 549101
Julia Wright (see entry under LONDON)
Practice: Hove and at the Gestalt Centre NW1. Online working currently possible.
Mob: 07963 366060
Warwickshire and Worcestershire
Toni Gilligan (see entry under LONDON)
Practice: Pershore, Worcs
Tel 01386 561528
Anne Cole (see entry under LONDON)
Practice: Swindon and The Gestalt Centre, 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