Dr. Simeran Gell Ph.D; BPC and TSP registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

Dr. Simeran Gell Ph.D; BPC and TSP registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

About me

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is based on the idea that many of our current problems may have originated out of emotional attachments and conflicts experienced in the past.

These early experiences exert a strong influence over our emotions and behaviour; they may impede our ability to shape our lives and experiences in the ways in which we would wish to.

Psychotherapy is the process of arriving at a greater understanding of ourselves through talking in depth with a professional therapist trained to listen and to guide you towards an exploration of your self and your problems.

Ultimately the aim is to provide you with the ability to understand what lies behind your present state of mind and to improve it in ways that give you a greater feeling of self-fulfilment and happiness.

As an experienced Psychotherapist I see my role as encouraging you to arrive at a richer, more coherent understanding of your own self, your life situation and of the complex causes of the problems assailing you.

What happens next?

A first assessment session is arranged in order to help us make an informed decision about what kind of therapy is best for you. If it seemed that the therapy I offered felt right for you we would plan a schedule of further appointments on either a fixed term or open-ended schedule.

To arrange a session, please use my contact form.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the British Psychoanalytic Council and the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists. Both these organisations have a reputation for being the most rigorous and well regulated in the field of Psychotherapy. My membership of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists is as a consequence of having completed my entire training within the Tavistock Clinic in London. I abide by the ethical standards of both the BPC and TSP.

While I have been concentrating solely on my private practise in Central Cambridge for some time now, I have several years experience of working as an Honorary Psychotherapist within the NHS seeing patients at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge and at St. Bartholomew’s and Homerton Hospitals in London.

I trained as a psychotherapist after many years of working as a Social Anthropologist with a book and several articles in peer-review journals in my name. Alongside Psychotherapy, I continue my interest in Social Anthropology and am a Life Member of Clare Hall College, Cambridge University.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


My standard fee ranges from £50 to £60 depending upon the patient's ability to pay based on their financial circumstances.

Maps & Directions

Cambridge, CB1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Availability during weekdays 12 pm to 7 pm

Types of client