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 in Cheltenham, one in the centre, and the other approximately 10 minutes from the centre...in a quiet location.
My CENTRAL CHELTENHAM PRACTICE is within the spacious welcoming Isbourne Centre, near Cheltenham Town Hall... with a public car park (Rodney Road) directly opposite the centre - which is also close to main bus routes and Cheltenham town centre shops, cafes, and public parks.
My QUIET CHELTENHAM PRACTICE is near the top end of Pittville Park, off Tommy Taylor Lane - near the Prince of Wales Sports Centre, in a quiet attractive location, with easy unrestricted parking close by.
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 and voice anything you may wish me to know about you.
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Borderline personality disorder
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Wheelchair-friendly access at my 'quiet' practice location. Please ask for further details,
weekdays - mornings & evenings
Types of client