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Rachel Euba

Rachel Euba MA, PgDip, RMN. Acceptance and Commitment Therapist; Cognitive Behaviour Therapist; Integrative Psychotherapist Rachel is a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, a UKCP Accredited Integrative Psychotherapist and has completed peer-reviewed extended training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/Contextual Behaviour Therapy. Rachel qualified as a Mental Health Nurse in 1989. After working in in-patient psychiatric settings she specialised in the addiction field for 19 years: 11 years working with opiate, stimulant and other drug misuse and gambling dependence issues in a variety of in-patient and community settings. She spent eight years in a central London alcohol service providing harm reduction, control drinking, abstinence and facilitating relapse prevention programmes. During this time she achieved her Masters Degree in Psychotherapy (1998), and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in 2009. Since 2009 Rachel has worked both as a private therapist and supervisor of trainee and qualified therapists. She has also worked part-time as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist in Higher Education where she sees students with anxiety problems, depression, addictions, bereavement, sexual identity and developmental issues of young adulthood. She runs workshops on Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment for Anxiety, Assertiveness and Confidence. Rachel works predominantly from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy perspective which assists people in living a full and meaningful life achieved through the practical, day-to- day use of mindfulness skills. These skills help people to learn how to deal with painful thoughts and feelings whilst also clarifying what is truly important to them in terms of personal life values. Her particular expertise is in addiction, mental health and young adults. Languages: English...

Julia Abolina

Julia Abolina MA (Integrative) UKCP Psychotherapist Julia Abolina is an Integrative psychotherapist, educated first at the London School of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and then at Minster Centre. She is comfortable using Psychodynamic and Integrative approaches, and combining them with Body-therapy oriented techniques, according to the individual needs of each client. With more than 10 years experience, Miss Abolina attends to a wide range of concerns: anxiety, addictions, depression, eating disorders, family dynamics, personality concerns, low self-esteem, self-harm, stress, or seemingly unexplainable physical symptoms. Miss Abolina is also trained as a couples therapist. She has extensive expertise in working with domestic abuse and other relational problems with both couples and individuals. She currently works as a senior consultant and a supervisor for Woman’s Trust, an organization that takes care of victims of domestic abuse. She works both short and long term. Julia is a registered member of UKCP. Languages: English, Russian...

Fay Kalapoda

Fay Kalapoda MSc, BSc (Hons), PGDipCBT, MAREBT, BABCP Accred. Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist Fay Kalapoda is a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. She specialises in REBT (Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy), a comprehensive approach to psychological treatment, which is the first form of cognitive-behavioural therapy, founded by American psychologist, Albert Ellis. Fay uses an integrative approach combining REBT with other therapies such as mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and compassion-focused therapy (CFT) while following NICE clinical guidelines so she can offer an individualized evidence-based treatment plan that will suit the needs of each patient. Fay has attained two Bachelor of Science degrees in Applied Biology and Psychology, and two Master of Science degrees in Health Psychology and RECBT, and a post-graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and a post-graduate certificate in Coaching Psychology, all in UK Universities. She has worked in Higher Education institutions for more than 10 years and has gained extensive knowledge and experience in student mental health. She has also worked for a West London Mental Health NHS Trust (in the healthcare unit of Feltham young offender institution) and a London based GP Surgery. Fay offers one-to-one psychotherapy and has a broad range of experience treating emotional and psychological issues including anxiety disorders (such as agoraphobia, panic disorder social anxiety disorder, GAD, somatic symptom disorder and phobias), depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, , self-esteem issues, work-related stress and so on. She is an actively involved member of BABCP (British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies) and AREBT (Association for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy) and is bound by their code of ethics. She is the Honorary Secretary and a Committee member of AREBT, the Branch Liaison officer for BABCP’s REBT Special Interest group and a Fellow of Higher Education. Languages: English, Greek...

Shai Dolinsky

Shai Dolinsky BA, MA, MBACP Psychotherapist Shai Dolinsky is a Psychotherapist educated in Israel, New York and the UK. He trained at the renowned University of Essex’s Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies and at The Minster Centre, London. His work incorporates Psychoanalytic and Integrative approaches, primarily in a medium to long-term context. A registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), Shai specialises in the treatment of eating disorders and the anxiety and personality difficulties which often accompany them. He also works with an Eating Disorders charity and the Priory Group in Essex, and in recent years he has helped to establish an eating disorder service. Shai works with both adolescents and adults and is fortunate to have worked in many clinical contexts, including inpatient and community settings, and in the voluntary, independent and NHS sectors. With experience working with depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and stress management, Shai’s approach centres on how people’s relationships and experiences have impacted their current situation, and how the development of a safe, containing alliance with a therapist can help to bring positive change and relief from distress. Languages: English and Hebrew...

Tessa Fane

Tessa Fane MA, ADIP, UKCP, BACP, ACAT Co-founder of The London Psychiatry Centre Psychotherapist Currently studying for a PhD, Tessa Fane was educated in England and Switzerland. Tessa has been working as a qualified UKCP registered Integrative Psychotherapist for more than ten years. She undertook post qualification training at Guy’s Hospital in London to become an accredited CAT (Cognitive Analytic Therapy) practitioner and worked as a CAT therapist at the Warneford Hospital (Oxford NHS Foundation Trust Specialist Mental Health Service) for three and a half years from 2006. As well as having a private practice, Tessa has worked within the Priory Group of Hospitals from 2002 and specifically at the Roehampton Priory from 2006. Having lived in Italy, Tessa practices in Italian with a strong understanding of Italian family and culture. She is an Honoray Member of the Italian Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy and is activelyinvolved in the development of CAT at the University of Ferrara’s Section of Psychiatry. Tessa is also fluent in French and has passed her French Language Diploma with Distinction from the Ecole Internationale de Langue et de Civilisation Francaises. Tessa is fully trained in the trauma treatment of EMDR and works extensively with metaphor and creative mapping. Her collaboratively artistic interpretation of patients’ difficulties encourages visual understanding of maladaptive patterns. Working mainly with psychiatric referrals Tessa’s expertise and experience lie with mood disorders, personality disorders, self esteem issues, PTSD, maladaptive coping strategies and, in a transpersonal model, with those who have temporarily lost their way. Languages: English, French, Italian, and Indonesian (conversational)....

Sacha Khan

Sacha Khan ADHP (NC), MNRHP, UKCP, BSc (EconHons), MSc (CBT), EMDR (III) Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist Sacha Khan completed his undergraduate degree in economics at UCL in 1994. His focus on game theory and western philosophy led to an increasing interest in the interactions between belief and behaviour. He subsequently embarked upon training in hypnotherapy and psychotherapy with the National College, and became UKCP registered four years later. At that time, his practice specialized in performance enhancement and the mental aspects of physical illness and pain. Sacha went on to complete his Masters degree in Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavioural therapy at Goldsmith’s College, University of London. In 2002 he joined the nationally-renowned institution The Priory, Roehampton as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist working in all aspects of adult mental health including anxiety disorders, depression, somatoform disorders, post-traumatic disorders and schizophrenia. He is currently working at The Priory as a consultant. Sacha completed further training in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy with Oxford University and now uses this (as per the NICE guidelines) as an approach for, amongst other things, significantly reducing relapse in depressive illness. He has taken this focus on mindfulness-based therapy, as well as acceptance and commitment therapy, into his current practice. Sacha is also interested in EMDR both as an approach to trauma-related illness and as a way of unlocking and processing unpleasant memories to greatly enhance individual potential. Languages: English...