Choosing the right therapist

What should I consider when considering my choice of therapists? The best outcomes are all about what we call the therapeutic alliance or relationship (the bond which develops) with the therapist. Pay a lot of attention to it during the first initial assessment. Then reflect upon it after the session. Go with what your instinct is telling you! You can afterward try a different therapist. You are not committed until you feel comfortable.

Consider the type of issue and the experience of the therapist in that area. Consider the model of counseling you think is most suited to you. If you are unsure, the let us help you.

Caroline Adewole


I am a qualified UKCP registered psychoanalytic psychodynamic attachment based psychotherapist with experience of working in private practice, the NHS and faith settings. I work with adults, Families, children, couples, groups, senior citizens and young people from diverse backgrounds of races, needs, abilities, cultures, genders, sexuality – both in therapy and my work in the community.

I provide brief counselling/psychotherapy for asylum seekers/immigrants experiencing psychological, physiological, emotional or relational stress or illness relating to issues of loss/separation, trauma or other life crises. Other areas of therapy practice experience include relationship difficulties, OCD…

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Elaine Arthur

Registered MBACP, Member ACC

Would you like some extra support to help you to deal with challenges which impact your day to day life? Whether you are experiencing a crisis or facing a long term personal challenge, I provide a highly confidential, non-judgmental, safe and supportive counselling service on a one-to-one or couples basis for adults (over 18’s). No problem is too big or small and I work on a short or long term basis to suit your needs.

Areas of counselling where I can offer expertise include:

Abuse, affairs and betrayals, anger management, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, cancer, career, carer support, child related issues, chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, chronic pain, couples issues, communication issues, debt, depression, emotional abuse, family issues, guilt, infertility, loneliness, loss, low mood, low self-confidence, low self-esteem, managing long-term physical conditions, miscarriage, physical abuse…

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Vivine Banton


I am a Therapist and Clinical Supervisor, with a diploma in Gestalt Therapy and certificate in Integrative Supervision and also in Online Counselling. I work with individuals(children and adults), as well as with couples and families. I am experienced in training, facilitation and team management.

I am passionate about my work, and believe the greatest outcomes happen through establishing a safe and boundaried relationship with the client, which provides the backdrop for a good working alliance in which they can then trust the process of balancing support and challenge, to achieve their desired life changes…

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Gary McFarlane

MBACP, ACC (Accredited), Atsac

My work is predominantly by Skype/Vsee with clients all over the country and abroad, specialising in relationship issues, sex therapy, sex addiction and Love addiction (having undertaken a full one year certificate training in sex & love addiction, including working with partners of sex addicts). Also the service facilitates women partners (of male sex addicts) only groups and will host an annual sex addiction clients one day conference.

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Samuel Ochieng

BPS (Graduate member) MA Psych

I am a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society, with a Jungian background. My Masters Thesis was on Jung and the Shadow and over 30 years of therapeutic work, in three continents, as well as 10 years with Physis, under the late Petruska Clarkson. I was trained in the United States and furthered my training in the UK. I undertook my placement at the Isis Centre in Oxford and the Oxford Brooks University before setting up a practice in Reading, as well as doing presentations for professional bodies, researching and writing books in the field…

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