About me

Hello, I’m Ali, a UKCP registered existential psychotherapist providing private one-to-one sessions and couples therapy in Peckham, South East London. I also offer Skype and phone sessions.

Outside of my private practice I work as an NHS cancer and palliative care psychotherapist.

My doctoral research was into ex-military personnel returning to civilian life. I have worked across a range of sectors in my career, including domestic abuse prevention and Child Line in the charity sector, Mind in the public sector and in an NHS drug treatment service. This has given me a breadth of experience but I am particularly skilled in helping with anxiety, stress, bereavement, crisis of values, depression, confidence, panic attacks and relationship issues.

I can work with you for just a few sessions up to a period of years, meaning I can tailor our time together to your needs, whether short or long-term. I am available in the daytime as well as in the evening to accommodate normal working hours.

While I have experience of working with children and young people I currently work exclusively with adults.

Training, qualifications & experience

UKCP & SEA registered member.

DProf in Existential Psychotherapy 2009-2013 - New School Of Psychotherapy and Counselling

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling (Distinction) 2008 - University of Leeds

BA (Hons) English and Philosophy 2006 - University of Leeds

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.


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.


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with


Low/depressive mood


Additional information

My individual fees are £30 for the introductory 30 minute session and £70 for counselling sessions thereafter payable before each session.

My couples fee is £90 per session.

I do not charge for sessions you cannot attend provided you give me a minimum of 2 working days' notice.


Mondays and Thursdays

Caya Therapy
Unit 3.14, Print Village
58 Chadwick Road
SE15 4PU

Type of session

In person

Types of client


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.


Ali Ross

Ali Ross