Dr Simeran Gell
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is based on the idea that many of our current problems may have originated in 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.
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 Psychoanalytic Council
The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.
BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My standard fee ranges from £50 to £60 depending upon the patient's ability to pay based on their financial circumstances.
Availability during Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12 pm to 6 pm