Dean Cashman MBACP, PgDip Psych, UKCP, FPC, IAFP, Psychodynamic Psychotherapist
I am an experienced and fully accredited psychodynamic psychotherapist. My experience tells me through self-reflection and a solid understanding of our thoughts, feelings and intentions, we can all improve our quality of wellbeing. Through decades of working 1-2-1 with people, I understand that therapy provides a safe and supportive space that can help you grow as a person.
My passion is to help people improve their psychological wellbeing and aid them on a journey of personal growth. I believe the aim of therapy is to feel less 'half-alive'. I feel it is crucial to gain a greater self-awareness of our daily thoughts and behaviours and break the frustrating repetition that we find ourselves in time and time again.
My aim is to provide a safe and comfortable space for you to talk. I can empathise with it not being the easiest thing to admit, needing help with emotional distress but being in analysis for many years myself, I have seen the benefits of having regular open-ended therapy. I am proud and passionate to now be in the position of helping others.
I feel it’s important for my clients to be understood, so I do my best to ask only the right questions without being intrusive, allowing enough space to talk without interruption. I also want to get to know you as a person so that I can really get to see what it might be like in your shoes. Empathy is incredibly important for us all to have, even more so if you’re a therapist. I pride myself on being an empathetic person who will do my best to listen and try to understand the issues that surround your life.
Life certainly has it highs and lows which can be overwhelming at times and being overwhelmed can sometimes take over all the other aspects of our lives. I'm here, ready to work with you on understanding those moments that make you feel unhappy, fearful and alone and make sense of the ups and downs we all experience. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
As far as my approach and qualifications, I am a psychodynamically trained, qualifying with a post graduate diploma in psychodynamic theory and practice at one of London's leading clinical and academic institutions, WPF Therapy. WPF highly respected and known for its long and rigorous training to ensure I provide my clients with the highest standard of psychotherapy.
With this, I am registered and bound by the ethics of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), The foundation of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (FPC), The International Association For Forensic Psychotherapy (IAFP) and the UK council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
I also hold an voluntary position at an NHS Counselling and Psychotherapy service at a category B prison.
I am also a recognised practitioner with the following health insurance providers: AXA PPP Healthcare, Aetna Medicare Solutions & Vitality Health Insurance.
Training, qualifications & experience
University of Roehampton, Postgraduate diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice at leading academic and clinical institution - WPF Therapy
Registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
Registered member of the Foundation of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (FPC)
Registered member (MBACP) of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Worked over 15 years in mental health industry
I have extensive experience working with
-Generalised anxiety disorder
-Suicide and Self harm
-Low self esteem/confidence
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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London Bridge practice
Initial assessment cost - £80-£110 (60-90mins)
Ongoing open-ended therapy sessions - £70-£75
Initial assessment cost - £70
Ongoing open-ended therapy sessions - £60
low cost therapy slots available for restricted incomes. Please message for more information. These slots are limited.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||Yes|
Only wheelchair access at London Bridge, not in Chelmsford.
Types of client