Ayesha Roche

Ayesha Roche



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About me

I would describe myself as an integrative therapist, this means I draw from a variety of different psychological theories when I work with clients. I aim to respond to the needs and interests of my clients, and so, the approach I use will often depend on the person I am working with. The approaches I draw from most frequently are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Compassion Focused Therapy. When working with people who are seeking help for interpersonal difficulties (e.g. fearing abandonment or rejection from others, or, neglect of one's own in needs in order to please others) I also draw from Cognitive Analytic Therapy approaches in order to highlight the relational patterns which may be contributing to distress.

Meeting a new therapist can be daunting and I aim to make the process as comfortable as possible for people. I am down to earth and very transparent in my approach. The first session we have together will give us a chance to gain an understanding of each other and begin to make a plan for how we will continue to work together.

Training, qualifications & experience


I began my career in mental health as a support worker. I gained experience building relationships with, and providing emotional and practical support for, individuals with a range of complex mental health difficulties. My passion for supporting people who are experiencing emotional distress blossomed and I decided to train as a Clinical Psychologist at the University of Sheffield. I have experience working with individuals experiencing a range of difficulties including the following;

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • bereavement
  • psychosis
  • emotional over-eating
  • trauma related distress
  • relationship difficulties
  • personality problems

I also have experience working with clients from a range of cultural, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds. I value diversity and practice in a person-centred and holistic manner which means I hope to learn about, and work with, all parts of a clients identity.


  • BSc Psychology from University College London
  • Master of Research in Clinical Psychology from The University of Birmingham
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Sheffield
  • Certificate in Behavioural Family Therapy from the Meriden Family Programme

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited



20 minute telephone consultation = Free

50 minute individual therapy session = £75

50 minute couples therapy session = £85

90 minute family session = £100

Maps & Directions

Nottingham, NG2

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Fridays and Saturdays

Types of client

Young people