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About me

Dr Tej Kondel is Consultant Clinical Psychologist whose career spans over 20-years of working in child and adult NHS mental health services, the third sector and private practice. Her experiences have shaped her expertise in complex PTSD, helping clients identify and work through intergenerational cycles of trauma. Her work in this area pioneered the creation of an attachment-focussed early intervention and prevention service for Infant Mental Health in the NHS.

Over the past 10 years, she has helped adults address historical trauma in the context of parenting. She has extensive expertise in helping fathers, mothers and couples ‘hold the baby in mind’ whilst overcoming psychological difficulties following birth trauma, perinatal loss and stress of IVF. This can involve managing relationship difficulties in the antenatal/ postnatal period and during transition to parenthood in the early years.

In addition to this early parenting work, she works with families where intergenerational cycles are causing tension in the relationships and a level of ‘stuckness’ in moving forward. This includes working with separating couples through a pre-mediation service using a mentalisation based approach, enabling movement from fraught interactions to help focus conversations around the needs of the children.

Training, qualifications & experience

Dr Kondel completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Royal Holloway, MSc in Research at Reading University, Doctoral training at UCL and postdoctoral training in Neuropsychology at Nottingham University. She has authored several papers on neuroscience, the brain and attachment and for ten years taught on NHS Clinical Doctoral programmes. She is trained in Mentalisation Based Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Neuropsychology, Schema Focussed Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, EMDR and uses an integrative systemic framework tailored to the individual. Dr Kondel uses attachment-focussed and neurobiological approaches in all her work linking mind, brain and body in an integrative intergenerational framework. Through collaborative alliance, many of her clients report rapid recovery from linking past to present; a renewed understanding of self in the context of others, taking on new skills and becoming active authors of a new possible future. She offers face to face and online sessions.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Mentalisation Based Therapy and Attachment Focussed interventions are core to my work.


From £150.00 to £190.00
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva

Additional information

£150 Individual

£170 Couples

£190 Families

Accepts referrals through AXA & Aviva

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Available Mon -Fri daytimes 10-4, Thursday evenings also available evening until 10pm

Beechwood Medical Centre, 41 Hills Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1NT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

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