About me

I am of South Indian origin, however I have grown up in the UK most of my life and so English is my first language. I have experienced much confusion in my life because of the apparent conflict between the values of my heritage and those which I have grown up with in British society. Due to my personal challenges, I take a careful and considered approach in understanding your cultural frame of reference and work respectfully with it.

I work mainly within the humanistic school of transactional analysis (TA) and am a fully certified Transactional Analyst Psychotherapist (CTA).

I hold an MSc in TA and have over 12 years of practical experience. I also hold a BSc with honours in Cognitive Science and am a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Institute of Transactional Analysis.

I work with the following issues:

Panic attacks
Post traumatic stress syndrome
Stress (general, work and family)
Eating disorders and weight management
Sexual identity conflict
Relationship issues
Low self esteem
Cultural identity issues
Addiction drugs and alcohol

I work in different settings.  I facilitate groups at the Priory hospital and also see individuals and I also work with an NHS IAPT service.  This breadth of experience allows me to work with an expansive set of people from different backgrounds and with varying depth of presentations and conditions.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc Hons Cognitive Science (British Psychological Society accredited)
MSc and Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
CTA - Certified Transactional Analyst

Over 20 years experience in practice. Specialising in Post Traumatic Stress and internal cultural conflict. I also offer EMDR sessions.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Internal cultural conflict and confusion. EMDR.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Transactional analysis

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Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Individual - £85 per 50min session
Couples and groups - £110 upwards per 50min session

Some low cost spaces available - please ask.


Monday-Friday - mainly evenings but some availability during Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Please check with me for my current availability as it changes frequently.

Further information

I work flexible hours from a Mon-Fri and can offer limited daytime appointments as well as evening sessions. Assessment sessions cost only £20 for individuals and £25 for couples and are about 30 minutes, this provides the opportunity for new clients to meet with me before making a decision to continue.

If you would like to know more about me and the way I work please click on my website link. Good luck!


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages


Beena Bhanu

Beena Bhanu