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About me

Originally I established a 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 Taylor 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.

You may be considering therapy for the first time... or you may have had some experience of therapy in the past. As you may or may not be aware, therapy - with the right therapist for you - provides a way to experience yourself and your life in a truly meaningful way, from now... and on into your future. As such, therapy offers you a genuinely rewarding investment in true quality of life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been practising as a therapist from 2002, having first qualified in Integrative Counselling, and then in Transpersonal Psychotherapy.

I bring to my therapy 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.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP

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

RELATIONSHIPS:
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...

CREATIVITY:
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...)

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Transpersonal psychology

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Fees

My *fees (per standard 50 minute session): £55
*Fees may increase at the start of the new tax year...to keep pace with inflation.

Further information

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.

Prince Regent Avenue
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL50

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-friendly access at my practice. Slight slope up to front door. Therapy room on ground floor. Please send specific requirements,

Availability

weekdays - mornings & evenings

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
JAIMIE CAHLIL - Transpersonal Psychotherapy

JAIMIE CAHLIL - Transpersonal Psychotherapy