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It is always challenging to take the first step towards asking for help. Personal chemistry plays a big part in facilitating trust towards working together, so I thought I would let you know a little about my experiences and background.

I am a psychotherapist, which allows me to work with clients who present with a range of difficulties. However, I have an additional career as a midwife, with experience in pregnancy and early years.

Sometimes we can experience feelings of despair and anxiety without really knowing where they are coming from and why we are struggling to cope. Invariably, many of the difficulties in adult life have origins in childhood trauma or adverse circumstances, which have been previously traumatic. We can be triggered into states of depression and fright without knowing why. 

Psychotherapy can be an opportunity to make the appropriate psychological links and find relief from feelings of persecution by our own emotional states or frightening memories.

I have a particular expertise in working with expectant mothers and parents, and through this, an understanding of:

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome
  • Grief and loss
  • Perinatal health and well-being
  • Issues relating to pregnancy and giving birth

I also have experience in working with body issues surrounding ageing, dealing with serious physical health issues, chronic health conditions and gender issues.

I use visualisation techniques and relaxation strategies to enable the releasing of old trauma. I have trained in a range of psychotherapeutic modalities.

My intention is to support you and work alongside you as a compassionate companion through the challenges you might be facing. I see the process of psychotherapy as a partnership in creative care and solution-focused exploration, with resolution. My primary aim would be to help you find the best way to live your life for you. 

I offer both short (8-12 week sessions) and long term therapy. I work in North West London and can offer day or evening appointments.  

If you would like to explore further whether I would be able to help you then please contact me for a preliminary meeting/conversation.

I also abide by UKCP & BACP's Code of Ethics.


The 18B Practice
18B North End Road 
NW11 7PH 

For more information please contact me on 07930952252 or email me

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Higher Education (Midwifery)
  • Working with adolescents: a psychoanalytic observational approach (M33N) PGCert
  • The Tavistock and Portman NHS
  • Introduction to counselling and psychotherapy (D12) PGCert
  • The Tavistock and Portman NHS
  • BSc(Hons) in The Dynamics of Mental Health Practice(D65)
  • The Tavistock and Portman NHS
  • Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, CCPE
  • Additional training in Trauma & Complex Trauma therapy
  • Practicing since January 2015

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.


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.


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.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

The 18B Practice
18B North End Road 
NW11 7PH

Type of session

In person
Gjylijeta Cavolli

Gjylijeta Cavolli