Our Team

Counselling, Training, Support & Guidance
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The Solas Mind Team are professional therapists, coaches and trainers who support you when times are difficult and help you to reach your full potential.
All our practitioners have suitable experience and are fully qualified and registered with leading industry bodies: BACP, UKCP, HCPC, BPS, ICF.
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Sarah McCaffrey
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MBACP/SFA Trainer
Counsellor & Therapist

*Not currently taking on new clients. Contact us to be added to the waiting list

Sarah combined her experience of working in film and media and as a qualified psychotherapist (MBACP) to create Solas Mind; offering mental health advice and support in the creative industries and private counselling for anyone who needs support. Sarah is a person-centred psychotherapist; an approach to therapy based on the idea that natural human potential can be facilitated and encouraged by a unique, trusting relationship between the client and the therapist.She is empathic and thoughtful and offers guidance and support in a safe, contained therapeutic space so that new options become available to you.
Sarah has training in Sexual Violence Against Women and counsels at Rape Crisis. Sarah is an  experienced trainer and an Associate Tutor for SFA: Suicide First Aid through Understanding Suicide Interventions.

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English
Location
United Kingdom
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Aakansha
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MBACP/EMDR/BPS
Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Aakansha has a passion for helping people. She is understanding, patient, empathetic, friendly and has good listening skills. Through Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, her role is to study how the clients could understand themselves, as well as develop more positive ways of behaving for their benefit. She uses a Person-Centered approach by helping the client to identify their strengths and weaknesses. In addition to the former, she incorporates Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Solution-focused Brief Therapy, Spiritual Counselling and Mindfulness based on the client's comfort level during the sessions. She specialises in issues such as ADHD, Anxiety, Attachment disorder in children, Autism, Behaviour problems, Child related issues, Childhood bullying, Learning difficulties, Loneliness, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Physical abuse, Relationship issues, Self-Harm, Separation anxiety, Spirituality, Stress, Substance abuse and dependence (Drug/Alcohol/Sex), as well as Suicide. Aakansha is also an EMDR practitioner and able to provide EMDR therapy.

Aakansha studied at University at Buffalo and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) in 2012 and graduated with a Masters in Guidance and Counselling from James Cook University, Singapore in 2016. Aakansha has worked with addictions and conducted Drug Intervention workshops in prisons and with the Central Narcotics Bureau.To further her specialisation, she completed a MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health at King's College London in December 2019.

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English
Hindi
Punjabi
Location
Singapore
Yasmine Itach
Anaissa
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MPsi
Psychotherapist / Coach

Anaissa is an experienced clinical psychotherapist with an integrative approach, which consists of using various techniques from evidence-based psychological orientations that adapt to the needs of the client depending on the issue that surfaces. Additionally, she likes to work with Cognitive Behavioral therapy, with the aim of being able to together develop helpful tools so that the client can achieve their goals in a more practical way. Her therapeutic approach considers the gender perspective as an important part of the process, and works with diverse clients with an approach based on acceptance, respect and support.

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English
Spanish
Location
Mexico
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Anna G
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HPCSA / Bpsych
Counsellor

After completing my BPsychology Degree at the Nelson Mandela University in 2018, In registered with the Health Professions Counsil of South Africa, as a Registered Counsellor. I have been working within the profession ever since. I currently run a private practice in Port
Elizabeth, South Africa and also make use of various online platforms to provide psychological support.

Each week I work with a variety of clients including children, adolescents, adults and couples, to provide a safe and non-judgemental space for
individuals to express their emotions and explore their life’s challenges. I also run a number of personal growth and support groups.
I believe that as human beings, we all need to feel connected to one another, this is the essence of Ubuntu. I believe that we begin to feel lonely and/or overwhelmed, when we do not have trusted meaningful relationships or when these relationships are challenging or
dysfunctional. The more we learn about ourselves, and the more we grow in our understanding of how we interact with our environment, the better we can become at managing ourselves and the better we can become at maintaining meaningful relationships, which in turn, enables us to create meaningful experiences within our lives. I believe in the counselling process because it creates a unique, safe and non judgmental space for
individuals to explore and unpack their thoughts, behaviors and emotions, in a way that will enable them to better understand themselves and empower them to interact with their environments in ways that are both beneficial and meaningful.
I look forward to walking alongside you as you embark on your counselling journey.

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English
Location
South Africa
Yasmine Itach
Bae
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MBACP, BSc, MSc.
Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Bae is a BACP-registered member (MBACP) Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Counsellor with a background in nursing and midwifery.

Her approach is based on psychoanalytic theories which focuses on how early childhood experiences link or connect to how individuals feel, think, and behave, and how it shapes their current lives.

Bae works in both voluntary sectors and private practice. She offers a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space, and helps individuals to unpack and understand their unconscious conflicts and the impact of early past experiences on behaviours, thoughts, and feelings in which it relates to their relationships with others.

Bae is passionate about trauma, childhood trauma, loss and bereavement. She has various years experience working with trauma, loss and bereavement, domestic and sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, anger, fear, stress, relationship issues, and other life changes.

Bae believes that every individual is unique, and so are their experiences. Whether you are facing challenges or seeking personal growth, Bae is here to support you on your journey.

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Thai
English
Location
United Kingdom
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Annamarie
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NCS
Counsellor & Therapist

Annamarie is a qualified counsellor, registered with The National Counselling Society and is on their regional committee in N Ireland. ​Annamarie is an Holistic, Integrative, Counsellor drawing from the Humanistic and CBT Third Wave Approaches.  You and what you have gone through, will determine the particular blend of therapy.
Annamarie is honoured to assist you in moving from a place of entrenchment, on the fringes of your life, into the present, feeling, centre. You will not be judged, you will be met with compassion, empathy and authenticity.
Annamarie believes to engage in counselling is a gift – the start of a journey back to yourself, safe in the knowledge that another is holding the light for you.

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English
Location
United Kingdom
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Becky
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MSc CP
Counselling Psychologist

Becky is a counselling psychologist with 11 years of experience, and dedicated to guiding individuals towards personal growth. Becky's passion for counselling stems from a deep-rooted belief in the innate resilience and potential of every individual. She places the client at the heart of the therapeutic process, empowering clients to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences at their own pace, fostering self-discovery and personal empowerment.

Her experience in working with vulnerable groups has enriched her understanding of human resilience and the unique challenges faced by individuals from different walks of life. She is committed to creating a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment where clients feel heard, respected, and valued. She believes that every individual possesses the capacity for growth, and her role is to facilitate this journey of self-discovery and personal transformation.

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English
Kiswahili
Location
Australia
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Colleen
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ICF/PCC
Life Coach

Colleen started her career in the entertainment industry and became a Publicist in Beverly Hills for over 10 years, with a unique perspective into the complexities and struggles that accompany being a part of the Film & TV industry.  In her life coaching business, her specialties include relationships, family dynamics, anxiety, grief, career, and work-life balance. She is here to support and uplift clients as they restore past hurts, destroy habits that stole their joy, and learn the skills necessary to attain their goals to live a happier and more peaceful life. She believes in creating a trusting, empathetic, and non-judgmental atmosphere which allows her clients to obtain swift results.

The work done together will help you gain clarity, give you the tools to improve your communication skills, reduce your anxiety, and strengthen your conflict resolution skills. She looks forward to providing you with the encouragement and understanding you need to achieve your desired life.

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English
Location
United States
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Deborah
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DTBA DGFT
Drama Therapist

Deborah has practiced in the clinical field with numerous people and illnesses for years. She also has experience working on film sets - knowing the magical yet sometimes challenging grounds of high performing environments. As a trauma-informed dramatherapist she understands the dynamics of story, acting and the nervous system.

Sessions can be a combination of talking, creative or body-focused elements to get you unstuck and more integrated in your daily life. Deborah’s passion is to support you in your individual strengths and help you break free of anything that holds you back to be fully alive and connected to yourself and the world right in front of you.  

Deborah is a DGFT registered dramatherapist who finished her bachelor of arts, with a research-focus on therapeutic support in film and tv. She is an expert for anything mental health, with training in trauma, chronic stress and acting. She holds experience working with all age groups. With her empathetic and kind nature, she will make sure to create a safe space for anyone.


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German
English
Location
Germany
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Emily
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MBACP, BSc (Hons), Adv. Dip
Psychotherapist

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy {MBACP} and I adhere to the BACP ethical framework for good practice and codes of conducts. I have a diploma and BSc degree in Counselling Studies. An experienced integrative Counsellor who works in a humanistic and holistic approach. I use a variety of therapeutic skills to work with adults and young people.


Sometimes, life hands issues which become too difficult to handle alone and as a result, you may need a little help navigating through life’s trials. When we are faced with tough times, it can be difficult to handle our feelings or locate what we are feeling and why. My aim is to help you work through your difficulties, gain insight, and develop coping skills for your issues.


I work with variety of difficulties including low mood, bereavement, abuse, OCD, bullying, anxiety, relationship problems, trauma, suicidal thoughts, workplace issues, self-criticisms, adoption, domestic violence, and childhood trauma. If you are struggling with these or any other concerns, I would be very pleased to talk and walk you through your healing journey.


If you are feeling overwhelmed, stuck, lost, or hopeless. If you are struggling to find answers and resolutions for your issues, come and talk to me I will listen to you whilst providing professional support within a safe, and confidential space. My therapy sessions offer a calm, warm, empathic, and non-judgemental approach to therapeutic work, where you can explore your thoughts and feelings as you travel along your journey to self-discovery.

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Igbo
Yoruba
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United Kingdom
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Eva
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HCPC, Psychologist, MIUR (NAIRC)
Psychologist and CBT Psychotherapist

Eva is a dedicated Psychologist – and CBT Psychotherapist specialising in music therapy. Eva works is fonded on a Health Psychology concept, based on the principle of respecting the individual’s autonomy;  developing the individual ’s potentials and self-confidence. She has extensive experience in supporting clients with panic attacks, anxiety, relationship difficulties, mood changes, negative thoughts.
She works without judgment.
Doctor Eva Galzerano is registered with the (Health and Care Professions Council) HCPC as a Practitioner Psychologist and she is still a member of “Ordine Psicologi del Lazio - Italy”, (2004).

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Italian
English
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United Kingdom
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Faye
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MBACP
EFT & Psychotherapy

Faye is a person-centred experiential (PCE) therapist whom also incorporates EFT tapping (emotional freedom techniques) into sessions.The two therapeutic techniques work in harmony with one another and are used together with great success.
Having a foundation in PCE therapy ensures that Faye is able to empathically attune to a clients’ distress, hold that space for them and guide them through with much care and compassion.
EFT comes under the umbrella of energy psychology with tapping on acupoints positioned on the body’s meridian system which releases stuck energy and/or emotional distress. ​Faye has used EFT on issues such as; limiting beliefs, anxiety, depression, peak performance, childhood trauma, bereavement, PTSD, shame, guilt, addiction with great success in her own private practice.

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English
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United Kingdom
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Glenn
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HCPC, BPS, BABCP
Counselling Psychologist

Dr Glenn Mason is a HCPC Registered and BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist. He is also an accredited psychotherapist with BABCP and an EMDR Therapist. Dr Mason’s areas of specialism are chronic pain, trauma, LGBTQ+ mental health and media psychology. He has been working in the helping profession since 2001 with experience in youth and community development, criminal justice, residential social work, homelessness, primary care and outpatient and inpatient experience within theNHS.

Currently he works part-time in the NHS and in private practice. Alongside his clinical work Dr Mason also provides clinical supervision to mental health professionals. He is a regular contributor to local, national, and international media around psychology and mental health.

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English
Location
United Kingdom
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Gosia
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MBACP / BA
Counsellor & Life Coach

Gosia is a person-centred psychotherapist incorporating an intuitive and creative way of working with adults of all ages, she runs an online private practice and specialises in codependency.
Working with Gosia is a collaborative process. She is not a fixer, therefore,  will not fix your problem or tell you what to do. Will not advise on what is best for you or how to live your life. However, Gosia can provide a safe, empathic and non - judgmental space where she is able to listen to you with a sense of not knowing and trust that you know what is best for you. While working together to explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviours to help you get insight and a better understanding of yourself, your needs and your wishes. Knowing yourself and getting clarity about your feelings and situation provides a foundation for change.
Gosia has experience in working with survivors of sexual abuse including domestic abuse, she supported clients who were involved in court cases. She also worked with University art students over a number of years and she taught both: Introduction to Counselling Skills and Certificate in Counselling Skills courses (Person-Centred Approach). To expand 'the counselling toolbox’ Gosia completed additional training in Creative Arts, Life Coaching, Gestalt Approach, Recall Healing to work more holistically and to support the clients more effectively.

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English
Polish
Location
United Kingdom
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Hicham
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BSc, MSc, MBACP
Psychodynamic Counsellor

I listen to you and any concerns you may have, for a better understanding of your circumstances and the challenges facing you.Together, we can explore options and possibilities ranging from acceptance to making changes.
My specialities include helping with depression, anxiety states, relationship difficulties, alcohol/substance misuse, sexual health, addictions and acculturation.
I am a qualified, experienced and BACP registered Psychotherapist and I am interested in the unconscious dynamics within teams and organisations which impact on an individual’s performance and wellbeing.​I combine my clinical work with teaching counselling courses, committee roles with Group Analytic Society International (Finance committee) and Birkbeck Counselling Association (Chair/Director).

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English
French
Arabic
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United Kingdom
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Jane
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MBACP (Accred), BSc, PGDip PGCert, RMN
 Integrative Psychotherapist

If you are feeling overwhelmed and need some support, Jane will offer you a warm presence and confidential space, so you can reflect on what is happening and how you are feeling about it. By connecting and working therapeutically together, you can start to make sense of your experience and gain new perspectives or approaches and hopefully make things feel better.

Jane is a psychotherapist with over three decades of experience in mental health, and looks forward to sharing resources that can enhance your emotional well-being.  In addition to traditional talking therapy, Jane can also integrate creative, somatic and experiential approaches such as focussing, guided visualisation, empty chair work, inner child work, hypnotherapy, EFT and NLP.

Therapy with Jane can support you in becoming more aware of your thoughts and feelings and how they influence your moods and behaviour. With deeper awareness, you become more able to emotionally regulate, and develop greater resilience, so that life’s inevitable challenges become easier to manage.

Jane hopes you will feel valued, understood and supported by her, and looks forward to meeting you

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English
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United Kingdom
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Jeanne-Claire
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PG.Dip Arts. Couns, MCGI, MBACP
Arts Counsellor

Jeanne-Claire worked in media production before training as an Expressive Arts Counsellor. Her counselling approach supports clients who experience emotional dysregulation resulting from chronic stress and trauma, anxiety, depression and long term health challenges.
She gained her clinical experience in a hospital setting by NHS referral and is registered and insured.
Her practice supports the development of confidence, esteem and a stronger sense of self. She has a warm and empathic approach offering a creative embodied approach to self reflection by somatically exploring unconscious challenges with sensory-based interventions and cues of safety.
Sessions include skills training elements using techniques promoted by neuroscience. Her work is aimed at supporting clients to experience an increased sense of safety and regain autonomy.

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English
Dutch
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United Kingdom
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Jo H
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MBACP
Counsellor & Therapist

Jo is a fully qualified counsellor, registered with the BACP and is a member of the British Psychological Society. Jo provides a space where you can talk safely and reflect on your thoughts and feelings. Jo understands that your experiences are unique to you and always listens without judgement. Jo runs a private practice in Amersham, working with a variety of issues including addiction, anxiety and stress. Jo also works as a Management Consultant with experience in training, organisational design and coaching.

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English
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United Kingdom
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Julie
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PCC, ACC (ICF)
Career/Personal Development Coach

Julie is a Board Certified Coach and ICF Credentialed Professional Coach. She has worked with over 900 professionals to set a vision for themselves and develop strategies as they transition into various phases of life, career, and parenthood. She draws on her personal experience as a parent, former Silicon Valley Corporate Recruiter, Human Resources Professional, former Early Childhood Educator, and Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator to connect with working professionals and parents to develop realistic strategies to manage career and home life. She holds a degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology and certifications in HR Management, Resume Writing, Yoga Instruction, Positive Parenting Education, Crisis Intervention, and Empowering Professionals in the Workplace. Julie resides in the Bay Area, California.

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English
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United States
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Karolina
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ACA, MCouns., GradDipCounsel. BSc.
Counsellor and Wellness Coach

Karolina is a skilled Counsellor and Wellness Coach Registered with the Australian Counselling Association. Karolina demonstrates empathy and respect, dedicating herself to guiding clients through their various mental health struggles. She collaborates closely with each individual, aiming to enhance their understanding of these challenges and elevate their overall mental and physical well-being. Tailoring her approach to meet the unique needs of each client, Karolina strives to guide and empower them in a holistic manner encouraging clients to tap into their inner wisdom and knowledge to foster improvements in their mental health. As a Counsellor, Karolina's overarching goal is to ensure that clients feel not only respected, valued, and heard but also instil a sense of hope regarding their mental health challenges.

Karolina firmly supports the idea that the mind and body are interconnected, emphasizing the importance of addressing processing needs at both mental and physical levels. She guides clients in exploring the nuances of their thoughts and physical sensations, utilizing a range of evidence-based therapies customized to meet individual needs. These include Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma Informed Therapy, Strengths Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness techniques.

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English
Polish
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Australia
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Kendel
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MA, BCC, ACC, CDCS
Certified Life and Career Coach and Speaker.

Kendel  is a Certified Life and Career coach and speaker. She helps women at all stages of life and career to define success on their own terms, discover their life’s purpose, and to lead a life with vision and strategy.

With more than 30 years of experience in corporate, non-profit - Kendel brings a wealth of practical knowledge to their coaching work.

Kendel received her BA degree from the University of Mary Washington and her MA from University of Phoenix. Kendel earned her Board-Certified Coach (BCC)
certification from the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) and her Associate Coaching Certification (ACC) from the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

She also holds a certification in Career Development Coaching Services (CDCS) from the Institute for Life Coach Training.

Kendel lives in Northern Virginia with her husband of 30 years and she is the mother of 3 adult children. When Kendel is not working, you can find her hiking or planning for a visit to her children.

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English
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United States
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Kim C
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ICF / BCom Honours
ICF Coach and Mindfulness Teacher

I have a BCom Honours Industrial Psychology and graduated as an Associate coach. I am also a qualified Mindfulness teacher and hold over 18 years of experience working within People, Culture and Development. With my global industry experience, I have a well-rounded understanding of diversity in the workplace and have coached clients across industry sectors. I follow a collaborative process of helping you navigate through your transitions via discovery, curiosity and implementation for lasting change.

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Afrikaans
English
Location
South Africa
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Kristen
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MS, LPC, CPC
Licensed Professional Counselor

Kristen is a Licensed Professional Counselor, qualified after completing her Masters in Counseling from Texas A&M University in 2012. She has extensive experience with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, work-related stress, among others.

Kristen utilizes a variety of therapeutic methods and interventions depending on the needs and circumstances of each individual,and aims to collaborate with her clients to work together toward growth, healing, self-understanding, and self-compassion. Kristen is passionate about walking alongside individuals throughout their life journey, providing support and fostering hope, always in a safe, supportive, and confidential space.

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English
Location
United States
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Lauren D
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MBACP., PG Dip., BSc
Counsellor

I apply an integrative and systemic approach to therapy, drawing on person-centred theory. I have successfully worked with a diverse range of clients in one-to-one as well as group settings. I am an effective motivator and advocate with an innate ability to establish a rapport, build trust, interact with and relate to each person on all levels.

I am extremely comfortable working and communicating with people from diverse cultural backgrounds as well as varying special needs whilst emphasising the importance of cultural relevance, individuality and family dynamics.

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English
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United Kingdom
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Lina
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MBACP
Counsellor specialisation in CBT

Lina has an M.Couns(Advanced) qualification with a specialisation in CBT.
Living in Singapore for more than 12 years has equipped Lina to understand and relate with empathy to diverse backgrounds and cultures.​Lina believes there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach in psychotherapy, and employs a client-centred eclectic approach, she tailors each client’s treatment according to their specific needs and integrates elements from different therapeutic modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Schema Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy (SFBT), Gottman Couples Therapy and Brainspotting.​
She aims to offer a safe and confidential space to explore any troubles and works collaboratively and respectfully, to increase awareness and strengthen resources. Her belief is that each individual has it within themselves to achieve their life goals.
Lina sees herself as an active guide, who will help and support the client through any issue or emotional distress. Regain balance and a sense of well-being in their social, emotional and professional selves.​
She offers therapy to clients dealing with anger management, anxiety, coping skills, depression, life adjustment and transition, mental and emotional well- being, relationship issues, self-development, stress and trauma.

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English
German
Swedish
Danish
Location
United Kingdom
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Lynsey
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ICF / BPS
Counsellor & Coach

Lynsey is a strengths based, solution focused Coach and person-centred counsellor, who provides a supportive, non-judgmental space to help you reflect on andovercome challenges, so that you can move forward towards your desired outcomes, while keeping health, wellbeing and performance in mind. Lynsey draws on the coaching psychology and positive psychology evidence base, as well as brief therapies including CBT, SFBT, ACT and mindfulness.
Lynsey is registered with the ICF (ACC), a member of the British Psychological Society and an accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor. Passionate about wellbeing, mental health and performance, Lynsey can help you discover, develop and plan ideas away from the pressures of your ‘day to day’ environment. By working through short, medium and long terms goals and identifying best courses of action, you will be able to achieve meaningful progress, enhance self-reflexive inquiry, gain insights and deeper self knowledge that will take you to your next level of personal and professional excellence.
Lynsey also has an extensive background in HR, recruitment, change management and leadership. Lynsey runs a private coaching and training business in Sydney, Australia and provides coaching psychology consulting services to a range of organisations.

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English
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Australia
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Maria
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ICF - ACC & CPCC
Life transition and Well-Being coach

Maria is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, born in Italy - a worldwide citizen in her soul. She has lived in 3 different countries (US, Italy, England, and in 3 Italian cities so dissimilar from each other: Milan, Rome and Palermo).
She defines herself as a thinking & reflection partner, challenging people to discover what they want on a deeper level, exploring different perspectives, getting focused, setting goals, & creating action steps that bring results.
As a coach she supports people to move “from where they are to where they want to be”and focuses on life transitions and well-being:
1. Transitions: intercultural, professional, and personal; anyone struggle with change. Her goal is to allow people to reflect on and share their own challenges, paving the way for an authentic, joyful, and meaningful life. Accompanying people through their own transitions to help them define clear objectives, realize their own potential, and direct their energy towards their goals is what she does
best.
2. Well-being:  Life isn’t a straight line. When we hit a bump on the road of life (feeling stuck, anxious, lonely, overwhelmed, suffer loss or separation) our mental and physical wellbeing can suffer. By employing a holistic approach that considers physical, mental, and
emotional aspects of health, Maria Vittoria helps individuals to create sustainable lifestyle changes, empowers individuals to become more resilient, productive, and engaged. She defines coaching as a partnership rooted in curiosity, compassion, experimentation, and resilience. Her mission is to help you to move from constant overthinking and self-doubt, to trusting and believing in yourself and your abilities.
“When you change the way you think, you change everything - how you feel, work, play, live.”



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Italian
English
Spanish
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Italy
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Marianne
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MBACP / NCS
Psychotherapist, EFT, & Wellness Coach

Marianne is a fully qualified NCS accredited and BACP registered Psychotherapist, an EAP practitioner and certified Wellness Coach. Marianne views psychotherapy as a dynamic, non-judgemental and empowering process created between two people. Marianne is trained to work with a wide range of issues and has a special interest in working with those who are suffering with chronic health conditions, trauma and with survivors of sexual violence and abuse.
She works within a person-centred and eclectic framework, drawing on a variety of methods to tailor the work to the individual depending on their unique needs and what they bring to therapy.
As well as working in private practice, Marianne works as a volunteer counsellor for Rape Crisis and has qualifications in Nutritional Therapy, Reiki levels 1 & 2 and is in a Teacher Training mentorship for Iyengar Yoga.

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English
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United Kingdom
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Michael
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ICF, BBA (Honours), MSc
Coach

Michael is a Certified Coaching Professional, qualified through an ICF-accredited programme. He has worked in the fields of Health and Wellbeing for over 20 years,
including in the NHS in the UK.
Michael is passionate about supporting individuals to improve their health and wellness and overall wellbeing. In his private practice, he works with individuals to help find and build the confidence they need to thrive with better mental and physical health, relationships, and careers. His specialised interests include LGBTQIA+ communities, sexual health, and substance use, but he works with people from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, and anyone who wants support and motivation to build confidence and make positive changes in their life will benefit from his coaching.

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English
Spanish
Italian
French
Location
France
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Marcel
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MBCAP (Accred)
Counsellor & Therapist

Marcel is a BACP Registered therapist, drawing upon experience in effectively addressing a range of challenges including depression, anxiety, trauma, work-related concerns, addiction and relationship issues. With a strong foundation in integrative counselling, he firmly believes in tailoring my approach to suit the unique needs of each individual. Even though we all have the same basic emotions we perceive things differently, depending on our history, past relationships. That is why Marcel believes that in the world of counselling, a "one size fits all" mentality simply does not apply.

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English
Hungarian
Romanian
Location
United Kingdom
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Niamh
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BAMT / HCPC
Counsellor & Music Therapist

Niamh is a BAMT and HCPC registered Music Psychotherapist. Her professional experience includes Adult Mental health, Elderly Dementia Care, and Children with complex needs and trauma. Niamh is dedicated to providing exceptional care in line with best standard practice, and devising creative and effective care plans for all clients.

She has a client-led approach, tailoring sessions to the individual’s strengths, needs, and abilities. She believes in offering a safe, non-judgemental, and confidential therapeutic space where the client has the opportunity to build upon their personal-awareness, meet their best potential and explore their creativity and expression.

Sessions may be just talking, or they can be an integration of music and counselling, depending on what route the client would like to take. Clients do not need to have any musical experience if they would also like to use music as a means for expression and exploration during sessions.

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English
Location
Ireland
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Nazish
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MBACP, FdA Counselling, Dip Life Coaching
Counsellor / Coach

I have an MBACP FdA Counselling qualification, Dip Psychology, Dip CBT, Diploma NLP and a Diploma in Life Coaching

I have worked as a counsellor/ psychotherapist for the past  13 years, supporting clients with a variety of complex needs. I am multilingual and offer the support in English, Hindi, Punjabi & Urdu.

I believe each client is unique therefore sometimes one modality doesn’t work with every client, therefore I integrate different approaches including Trauma focused, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt, Transactional analysis, Solution focused, Neuro linguistic programming, Mindfulness, Psychoeducational therapy and person-centred approach.

I have expertise in working with parenting issues, loss and bereavement, mental health issues including stress/anxiety/depression, trauma, adverse childhood experience, attachment, anger and self-worth issues.

There are times in your lives, when you reach to a point where you find it challenging to cope with the issues on your own and it seems that no one understands or is prepared to listen. This is the time when you need to reach out and speak with someone in confidence.

In my practice I am here to listen to you in empathic and non-judgmental way. I offer you the safe space which enables you to understand the issues and identify the changes you may wish to make.

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Urdu
Hindi
Punjabi
English
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United Kingdom
Yasmine Itach
Natcha
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AHPRA (Australia)
Psychologist

I welcome anyone who is going through a period of low mood, anxiety, relationship difficulty, high stress, identity issues, or even if you simply need a non-judgmental space and a listening ear.

My goal is to help you feel seen and understood, and equip you with practical tools to support your mental health.

I am a registered psychologist with AHPRA (Australia). I am experienced in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, and Solution-Focused Therapy. Although there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to mental health, I like to get to know you as a person first rather than getting stuck in any modalities.

I particularly enjoy working with creatives and in the neurodivergent space. I consider it a privilege to be part of your wellbeing journey.

Outside of work, I enjoy yoga, testing new recipes, discovering new shows and movies, and buying way too many books than I can read

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English
Thai
Lao
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Australia
Yasmine Itach
Melanie
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MBACP
Counsellor (BSL)

I am a qualified counsellor with many years of professional work experience. I am able to communicate using BSL to level 2, with training in Level 3. I have experience in working with clients facing many varying challenges. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you already hold the skills and strength that will assist you in overcoming the things that challenge you.

It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and contented life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to listen, support & empower you in that journey. I believe that taking the first step in considering speaking with someone is often the hardest step to take.

I aim to offer you a safe, relaxed and confidential space in which to hold your thoughts, fears and triumphs. Together we will work towards building a therapeutic relationship based on an honest, trustworthy and non-judgemental foundation.Spending time exploring and understanding the potential cause of unhelpful thoughts or behaviour patterns and later how to change them into helpful thoughts or behaviours is definitely beneficial. We can work towards you taking back control and feeling as though the future is something to look forward to.

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English
British Sign Language
Location
United Kingdom
Yasmine Itach
Olga-Lucía
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Ph.D, MSc, AICM
ACT Coach, Cognitive Neuroscientist

Dr. Olga-Lucia Gamboa Arana is driven by a profound curiosity about the intricacies of the human brain, human emotions, and their impact on behaviors. She holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, a Master's in Psychopathology, Clinical Intervention, and Health, and has specializations in Emotional Education and Stress Management. She is also a qualified mindfulness teacher (MSC: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion and MB-EAT: Mindful Eating programs) and life coach.

As a neuroscientist, Dr. Gamboa Arana integrates neuroscience insights with a diverse array of evidence-based techniques, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness-Based Interventions, to help individuals improve their psychological well-being and achieve a more balanced and fulfilling life. Keeping in mind that every individual's path to well-being is unique, her approach is open, direct, collaborative, and very practical.

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English
Spanish
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Australia
Yasmine Itach
Peter
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MBACP
Counsellor

Peter’s core training is Gestalt, a humanistic and creative approach to therapy.  He seeks to establish a safe space in which to work confidentially. When such a relationship is established, healing and growth is enabled.

Peter qualified as a counsellor in 2009 and is a registered member of BACP, has an advanced certificate in relationships therapy and is now a qualified supervisor.  He has worked within the NHS with Deaf clients, through the medium of British Sign Language; he has worked in private practice with individuals and couples, as well as volunteering for the counselling service that he now heads up.  Peter has experience of working in-person and, increasingly, online.

Peter is interested in how our vulnerability can become our strength, drawing on disability studies and spirituality as well as counselling and psychology; but, most of all, he is interested in people and our innate ability to heal.  It is a huge privilege to draw alongside people at different stages of their lives, particularly in times of crisis but also on the journey of personal development.  When not counselling, Peter relaxes best when gardening, swimming, or in a theatre audience.

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English
British Sign Language
Location
United Kingdom
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Rachel N
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MBACP
Counsellor & Therapist

Rachel is a professionally qualified and registered (MBACP) person-centred counsellor who offers approachable, professional support to help you through times that may be proving difficult. Rachel runs a private practice, Equanimity Counselling, in Chalfont St Giles, South Bucks and has experience of  working with adults and teenagers, with a particular interest in family relationships (past and present), addictions, low mood and anxiety.

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English
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United Kingdom
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Rebecca J
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ICF/ACC
Life, Health & Wellness Coach

Rebecca is a certified coach with a mission to help others simplify stress and amplify ease and wellbeing.  A down to earth Aussie at heart, Rebecca has lived in both Europe and Asia, and understands the challenges we can face when away from home.  Rebecca supports clients who are experiencing stress/anxiety, low mood & motivation, and facing relationship challenges.  In caring partnership, she supports you to take ownership of your wellbeing, and use whatever challenge is present as a gateway to growth. 

Rebecca’s ultimate goal is for you to become your own coach over time, moving mindfully towards your desired reality, one steady step at a time. 

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English
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Australia
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Patricia
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MBCAP (Accred)
Counsellor & Therapist

Pat is a Person-Centred Counsellor, an approach which puts the client in the driving sear of their own processing and healing.

She is GSRD affirming and neurodivergent affirming, and is fluent in both English and British Sign Language.

Her modality creates a safe and therapeutic relationship through which each client is empowered to explore at their own pace. She will provide a non-judgemental space in which you will receive empathy, congruence and respect. In her private practice, she predominantly supports people who have experienced trauma or abuse, and has a particular understanding of narcissistic abuse, which can happen in families or origin, intimate relationships, friendships and in the workplace. She can support you by signposting to resource materials (books, podcasts etc.) that might be helpful to you.

Having previously been an actor herself, she has some understanding and empathy for this environment.

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English
British Sign Language
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United Kingdom
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Rebecca S
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MBACP
Integrative Psychotherapist

Rebecca is a fully qualified, BACP registered integrative psychotherapist.
She believes that the relationship between client and therapist is vitally important and she can provide you with a safe, non-judgemental space to talk about the things impacting on your life. She has skills in solution focussed therapy, working with you to find solutions to the situations and events that are bothering you.
Rebecca understands that reaching out for help can be really tough, she will listen and be with you as you explore what’s been going on.She enjoys working with clients, trying techniques and strategies to find something that really works.
Rebecca specialises in anxiety, managing stress, relationships, disability and self-care strategies (not just bubble baths!). Rebecca aims for her practice to be as inclusive as possible; she is LGBTQA+ friendly, disability friendly and neurodiverse friendly.

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English
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United Kingdom
Yasmine Itach
Robin
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ICF/PCC, EMBA
Coach & Career Development Specialist

Robin has been coaching people in all stages of their careers for nearly 15 years. Her approach is holistic, non-judgmental, evidence-based, and focused on you and your unique experiences. Having worked with people from various backgrounds, including LGBTQ+, immigrants, creatives in the music and film and TV industry, musicians and support professionals in the music industry, she can bring a wide-angle view to your conversations but also understand your unique challenges. She is focused on supporting you in the short term and helping you plan for where you’d like to be.

Robin holds an ICF PCC credential and is continuously upskilling to learn improved ways to help her clients. She has worked for several benefits companies, supporting her clients with work/life balance, family planning, parenting, career development, job search strategies, and mental health.

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English
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United States
Yasmine Itach
Roohi
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ACA
Counsellor

Roohi is a Registered Counsellor with experience in counselling individuals and couples from diverse backgrounds. Her area of work includes relationship and marriage counselling, pre-marital counselling, stress, anxiety, interpersonal conflicts, issues of self-worth, workplace conflicts, separation and divorce, post maternity work adjustment, and post-immigration adjustment
challenges.

She uses elements of Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Emotion Focused Couples & Individual Therapy and has a Complex Trauma approach in her work.
Roohi loves working with parents, individuals, couples and young adults to help them manage conflicts and communicate in a meaningful way. She works in a caring and compassionate manner to find the outcome that works the best for her clients.

Roohi works from a client-centred approach and practices aspects of cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy among others. She also uses problem-solving skills to support clients navigate through challenging situations while also helping them understand their needs.


Roohi holds a Diploma in Counselling, and Advanced Study Majors in Family Therapy, and Child Development and Effective Parenting. She also has international qualifications including Post Graduate Diploma, Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts. Currently, she is doing her Bachelors in Psychological Sciences.

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English
Hindi
Urdu
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Australia
Yasmine Itach
Siobhann
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MBACP
Psychodynamic Counsellor

Siobhann is a fully qualified counsellor and member of the BACP. Her core training is Psychodynamic and Object relations and she
combines a humanistic model of therapy in her work.
Siobhann provides short term and psychotherapeutic therapy in a variety of settings including the voluntary sector, IAPT service and in private practice. She works with individuals who have experienced sexual and domestic violence and is a volunteer counsellor at Rape Crisis and Peace Hospice. She offers therapy to clients dealing with addiction, complex mental health, childhood trauma, depression, anxiety.​Working with the here and now is very central to her work, providing strategies to manage difficult feelings and exploring connections from past experiences with present issues offers the client clarity and a sense of self.
Siobhann works with a wide range of clients and offers a safe space to express out loud the fears and worries that are often held in by shame.Her approach encourages safe exploration within an open honest therapeutic relationship.

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English
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United Kingdom
Yasmine Itach
Sona
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MSc, ICF, EMCC
Personal Coach

As a coach for over eight years, Sona views all clients from a strengths-based perspective, working on how to become more self-reliant and to learn how to trust inner voices and inner wisdom. With living experience in the United Kingdom, as well as Vancouver and the US, Sona has had the privilege of working with clients from ethnically, and socio-economically diverse backgrounds.

She’s also worked as an actor, producer, and writer, with a deep empathy and understanding for what creatives in front of and behind the camera experience. Sona brings her knowledge of somatic and cognitive behavioral coaching, neuroscience, and positive psychology to your sessions, finding solutions that uniquely serve you. You can work on strengthening your communication skills, overcoming self-doubt, increasing your productivity, building your confidence, managing stress, and learning your values, and more.

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English
Hindi
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United States
Yasmine Itach
Terri
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ICF / DEI
DEI Leadership Coach

With over 22 years of experience in the entertainment industry as an Emmy Nominated Makeup Artist, I have now shifted my focus to becoming a Diversity Equity and Inclusion Leadership Coach. My goal is to help people discover their inner beauty and support them in making any transformations they desire. From executives and showrunners to trainees and beginners in the industry, we all have the potential to be leaders in different aspects of our lives, and inspiring leadership is crucial in every situation. Through personalized coaching, we can develop a game plan that specifically meets your needs. Let's work together to create a positive impact in your life and drive change.

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Canada
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Tony
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MBACP / PhD / MA, MSc
Integrative Therapist

Dr Tony Furlong is an integrative therapist originally from Yorkshire who prides himself on his warm, present and calm nature.
Tony is an MBACP accredited therapist and studied Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of East London.His integrative training allows him to take a flexible, client-led and contemporary approach to therapy that is warm, safe and confidential. Tony is passionate about working with clients in a way that allows them to explore their relationships with themselves and others, and healing and growing through the process, and to adapt his working approach according to client need. Tony studied his MA, MSc and PhD at Edinburgh University, with an academic and professional focus on gender, sexuality and identity and has worked in the mental health and LGBT fields for over a decade.

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English
Portuguese
Location
Spain
Yasmine Itach
Zsuszanna
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MBACP
Counsellor

Zsuzsanna is a qualified Transactional Analysis counsellor, Transformational Self-Love Coach & Addiction expert. She has a passion to support people struggling with underlying anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, shame & guilt. In her approach she offers a calm, non-judgemental space, where one can feel safe to explore difficult subjects and feelings, finishing the session feeling a sense of relief. With her unique  method, she is able to facilitate profound transformation in a short time.

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English
Hungarian
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United Kingdom

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