About me

Hi, I'm Cashel, I welcome clients from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds for many issues including individuals, couple counselling and relationship issues/affairs, separation and divorce. anxiety, generalised anxiety, depression, sexual issues/abuse, racism, ageism, addictions, dreams, generally feeling sad, and parts of identity that you might have had to be silent about.

I see that my role is to provide a secure confidential environment for you. One where you feel safe and where you can relax sufficiently to be able to talk about those things that are causing you some concern at this particular time.

I will be supporting you to slowly to begin to take some risks and be more of the person you want to be. I will be encouraging you to examine your personal history, feelings, thoughts and experiences to help you to discover your own way to move forward in your life. In partnership, we may attend to your early years, what is presenting in the here and now, alongside your yearnings and callings. Life's big questions, uncertainty, joys, everyday humdrums and sorrows may be explored.

I look forward to hearing from you...

Either to set up an appointment or to answer any questions you may have. You can call or text me on 07845684579 or you can click here to send me an email.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an accredited and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy [BACP]. This means that in addition to a verified level of training and experience, I am also committed to ongoing training and working within the ethical framework of my profession.

  • Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling [Metanoia Institute]
  • Accredited Member of BACP
  • BACP Register approved
  • Skills Certificate in CBT
  • Certificate in Mediation
  • Assist [Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training]
  • Mental Health First Aider [Certified]
  • Member of BAPCA
  • Corporate Member Institute of Personnel Management

As well as my private practice, I counsel one day a week refugees and asylum seekers and have also worked in a university counselling students and graduates and in a number of hospitals counselling all groups of staff.

Previously, I worked as a Human Resources Manager and am knowledgeable on employment law and employment policies should you have any work-related issues that you would like to talk about. I also work as a volunteer for a refugee service and a homeless charity and am an honorary official for England Athletics.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

I currently work online from 9am to 9pm - Monday to Friday  (no weekends). I will not be seeing clients Face to Face until the lockdown is over.

Further information

I currently only work online/telephone during this lockdown period, mainly ZOOM.

Other times, I work from an upstairs counselling room at my family home in New Malden near Kingston, where I am happy to see adults and couples plus young adults 16+. I work both short-term and long-term face-to-face for as long as you feel the need to see me. My theoretical approach is Person Centred which means that I focus on you as a person and all that makes you what you currently are. 

New Malden mainline station is nearby + good bus connections. Trains and buses call at Wimbledon tube and train station and Kingston station both of which are about 6 minutes away. Waterloo is 25 minutes away.

New Malden

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Through the back garden, there is one step through the patio doors into the family living room which can be used instead of my upstairs counselling room

Cashel Riordan

Cashel Riordan