Counselling, Training, Support & Guidance
The Solas Mind Team are professional therapists 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.
MBACP / SFA Trainer
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
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.
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.
Amanda is a professionally qualified and registered person-centred counsellor. Her background in pharmaceuticals and nutritional medicine led to her interest in general well-being and subsequent
qualification as a counsellor.
Amanda’s counselling experience spans the educational and charitable sectors. She has worked with diverse clients from primary school age and upwards. She provides a safe, empathic space for clients to explore, reflect and focus upon what is important for them, in their lives.
MA / HCPC / BAAT
Aisling has an MA in Art Psychotherapy, a Degree in Modelmaking and Design for Film and Theatre and is undertaking further development in group analysis.
She conducts art psychotherapy within private and charity organisations; working with people of all ages who are facing a broad range of issues including trauma, bereavement, work-related stress, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, domestic violence, abuse, OCD, personality disorders, dementia and carer related stress.
In private practice, Aisling facilitates online art psychotherapy with young people and adults living across the United Kingdom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MBACP (Accred) / BSc
Sue is an integrative therapist whose passion for therapy and learning is reflected in her work. As an integrative therapist, she blends different therapeutic approaches to provide a therapy that is tailored to your needs. A therapy that is as unique as you.
Sue is an open and warm person who believes that whatever the reason(s) you seek counselling, it can be a great way to help you through a difficult time. She strongly feels that nobody should feel that their problems are too big or too small to bring and that everyone deserves to be listened to with empathy and without judgement so that a way through can be found.
Sue understands that modern life can be hectic and stressful even without other contributing factors and that it can be easy de-prioritise self-care until you start to feel or see the ‘cracks’. Her support can help you unpack problems and repack them in a different way whilst learning about yourself.
Sue runs a private practice in Exeter and specialises in depression, anxiety, loss and trauma.
M.Couns(Advanced) with specialization in CBT
Lina is fluent in English and Danish(native) and has good knowledge of German and Swedish.
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.
If you feel emotionally overwhelmed and think you could do with some support, Jane is here to listen with empathy and non-judgement to what has happened or is currently
happening to you.
Jane will help you make sense of your situation and hopefully gain a new perspective to make things feel better.
Jane's specific areas of interest include relationship struggles, loss and grief, work-life balance, work/performance, stressors, addictions, confidence and self-esteem issues, body image, health and well-being.
Jane offers humanistic and emotionally focused psychotherapy with a trauma informed approach and therefore is curious about what has happened to you rather than wondering about what is wrong with you.
Jane can integrate mindfulness, somatic and experiential approaches such as meditation, focussing, inner child guided visualisation, empty chair work, conscious breathing, EFT, acupressure, EMDR and NLP into sessions if appropriate.
If your goal is to find a way of creating a meaningful, balanced way of living so that you are able to feel comfortable to live in your own authentic way then Jane hopes her holistic way of working resonates with you.
MBACP / NCS
Psychotherapist and Wellness Coach
Marianne is a fully qualified NCS accredited and BACP registered Psychotherapist 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.
BSc, MSc, MBACP
Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist
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).
UKCP / MA
Mark is a mindfulness-based psychotherapist, with a passion for helping people develop resilience and find their potential for growth.
He has been in clinical practice since 2014, is accredited by the UKCP, and holds a MA from Middlesex University London in Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy.
Mark’s approach to therapy is rooted in Buddhist psychology and integrated with western personality theory.
Put simply, this approach pays close attention to how we continually recreate ourselves (and our past) in the present moment; and offers various ways to free us from old unskillful or limiting patterns and perceptions.
Mark helps guide clients to a greater awareness of these mind-body processes that are always whirling away in the background. And of course because how we are now depends so much on our past, he also places equal value on understanding that past – particularly early life.
He has extensive experience working with people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds and circumstances, including clients struggling within high-pressure environments.
Whatever your reasons for seeking therapy, Mark offers you a warm welcome and a confidential space to share your problems, find insight and grow.
BAMT / HCPC
Counsellor / Music Psychotherapist
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.
MBACP / MSc
Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Hayley studied a HND in Television Operations & Creative Industries and worked in the television and film industry, so understands the pressures that can be put on all members of a production. Now trained and registered as a psychotherapist, holding an MSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy and a BSc in Psychology, Hayley brings her experience of working in the industry into a therapeutic space. What you can expect from her is warm empathy, to feel accepted for who you are and be able to speak openly without judgement.
Outside of private practice, Hayley has experience as an immediate support/trauma psychotherapist for global company employees in response to critical incidents and supporting NHS staff and emergency services personnel through the pandemic.
She has also supported children, volunteering through NSPCC Childline and most recently working with young people in education.
Hayley is trained to work with many social, emotional and mental health issues, but has particular experience in supporting survivors of narcissistic abuse, work-related stress, experiences of anxiety and bereavement.
Whatever your interest in therapy, Hayley will listen to you, help you come to your own conclusions and can help facilitate your personal growth.
BSc (Hons) / PGCert / DipHE
Counsellor and Therapist
Natalie has worked in the mental health and wellbeing field for over 10 years, she is a Humanistic Gestalt Counsellor, member of the BACP, and also holds qualifications in Psychology and Mental Health Recovery.
Gestalt therapy in practice involves a focus on self-awareness and understanding your thoughts, feelings, and emotions in the present moment. Increased understanding of yourself can create powerful and long-lasting change, allowing you to see your life and your current situation with a new perspective.
Natalie provides a safe, supportive environment and tailors her approach to suit each individual, drawing from a range of theories and techniques to allow you the space to explore and better understand your thoughts and feelings, without judgement.
Natalie has also completed specific training in short-term solution-focused work, Mental Health First Aid, DBT skills, sexual violence, and is a counsellor at a charity who provide support for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse.
Counsellor and 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.
Bsc Psychology (Hons), MBPsS.
Christine is an EFT Advanced Practitioner
& MHFA England trainer, consultant, author
and founder of the Positive Energy Being
for Adult, Workplace and Youth sectors.
Christine has extensive experience as a,
trainer, speaker, practitioner, teacher and
author in Workplace, Education and
Her website is www.e-being.co.uk