I established my private practice in Oxford in 2002, which I held for many years...until I moved myself and my psychotherapy practice to Cheltenham (Gloucestershire).
My CHELTENHAM PRACTICE is near the top end of Pittville Park, off Tommy Taylors Lane, in a quiet attractive location, with very close & easy off-road parking.
I am contactable via email, text, and phone. I will respond promptly to any message.
A brief conversation …by phone – or email, if preferred… prior to your initial therapy session provides the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about therapy with me, while gaining a sense of my presence. This also gives you the opportunity to tell me anything you may wish me to know in advance of your first session.
My essential personal & professional approach is a warmly mindful one in which I regard each of us as a human being, while recognising each person's own unique self. This translates easily into the way I work. I begin by recognising your being, your experience & life situation with sensitivity… taking care to match your needs and pace as you engage in the process of therapy.
Maybe you are considering the deeper process of psychotherapy (rather than counselling) for the very first time... Or you may already have some experience. Whichever it is, when engaging in therapy with me, the core of this work is a sensing/experiencing of your deep being - whatever else you may wish to explore.
Therapy offers investment in true quality of life...with soulful depth.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been practising as a therapist from 2002, having first trained and qualified in Integrative Counselling, and then in Transpersonal Psychotherapy.
I bring to my work many years' experience as a psychotherapist, plus many years' previous experience in the fields of fine art, special needs education, and adult acute psychiatric care…as well as in meditation and mindfulness.
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.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
At core, your Relationship with your Self and Deep Being, your Relationship with an Intimate Partner, Relationships with Others, General Relational Issues, your Relationship with the World...
WHOLE-BEING-AWARENESS, together with (traditional) MINDFULNESS + MEDITATION:
This is a gentle intuitive empowering process of natural sensing, easing and relaxing, developing and strengthening a sense of being at home deep within ... while establishing a deep state of calmness and warmth.
DOWN-to-EARTH SPIRITUALITY - Psychospiritual Psychotherapy:
Life Journey / Life Direction / Life Meaning, Inner Life Quality, Meaningfulness & Purpose, Dreams (dream-work) - including 'waking dreams' and Altered States of Consciousness, Profound Experiences...
Creative Expression & working Intuitively, Creative Block, Creative Expression as Therapy, and Creative Thinking...
EMOTIONAL & PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH (or Mental Health):
Stress, Restlessness, Anxiety, Fear of Intimacy, Fear of Commitment, Panic Attacks, Grief, Fear of Loss, Fear of dying, Guilt & Shame, Depression / Low Mood, Suicidal Thoughts, Loss of Meaning, Low Self-Esteem / Low Self-Confidence (Assertiveness guidance), Confusion, Low Sense of Self, Sense of Emptiness, Existential Fear, Death Terror, and various Psychiatric Diagnoses and disturbing experiences...(including Borderline Personality Disorder, Derealisation...)
My *fees (per standard 50 minute session): £55
*Fees may increase at the start of the new tax year...to keep pace with inflation.
weekdays - mornings & evenings
These days, my main FOCUS is the deep process termed psychotherapy. My specialisms include...what I call 'whole-being-awareness', (traditional) mindfulness & meditation; down-to-earth spirituality (life journey, meaning & purpose); the development of a deep & healthy sense of self; mental health issues (non-medical model) - anxiety, depression, 'borderline personality disorder'/'emotional instability disorder', creative expression...
For further information I encourage you to visit my therapy website (www.cahlil-therapy.co.uk), and/or contact me directly.