Originally I established a private practice in Oxford in 2002, which I held for many years...until I moved to Cheltenham (Gloucestershire)...where I now hold two practices.
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.
I encourage an initial conversation by phone (though email is fine, if preferred), prior to your initial therapy session, as this gives you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about therapy with me, gfet a sense of me through hearing my voice, and tell me anything you may wish me to know about you in advance of your initial session.
My essential personal & professional approach is a mindful one which regards each of us as a human be-ing, while recognising each person's 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 having had some experience of therapy in the past. As you may or may be aware, therapy - with the right therapist for you - provides a way to make the best of your self and your life in a truly meaningful way, from right now... 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 counsellor & psychotherapist, plus many years' previous experience in the fields of fine art, meditation and mindfulness, special needs education, and adult acute psychiatric care.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Your Relationship with your Self, your Relationship with an Intimate Partner, Relationships with Others, General Relational Issues, your Relationship with the World...
MINDFULNESS + MEDITATION - as calm empowering APPROACH to LIVING:
This helps relax and awaken you, while defining & strengthening your sense of your self - consequently bringing an increasing sense of calmness, ease & inner security...
DOWN-to-EARTH SPIRITUALITY - Psychospiritual Psychotherapy:
Life Journey / Life Direction / Life Meaning, Inner Life Quality, Meaningfulness & Purpose, Dreams (dream-work), Profound Experiences...
Creative Expression & working Intuitively, Creative Block, Creative Expression as Therapy, and Creative Thinking...
Gender Identity Confusion & Gender Dysphoria
Gender Reassignment Process - for those experiencing this and those alongside.
Transgender + Transsexual Experience (including relational, sexual, & social issues)
(Cert. Psychosexual Health)
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), Anger Management, 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.
My specialisms include: mindfulness/awareness/meditation; sense of self - including sense of feeling 'lost'...'confused'...'vaguely anxious'... 'unseen' or 'unreal'; personal identity - including gender identity/dysphoria, mental health (non-medical model - for anxiety, depression, 'borderline personality disorder'/'emotional instability disorder', and various psychiatric conditions), creative expression & creative blocks, and down-to-earth spirituality (life journey, meaning & purpose).
For further information I encourage you to visit my therapy website (www.cahlil-therapy.co.uk) and/or to contact me directly.