COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY in CHELTENHAM in GLOUCESTERSHIRE ...for those seeking counselling & psychotherapy with a long-established well-experienced psychotherapist whose Cheltenham practice serves not only Cheltenham but a wide surrounding area...including Cirencester, Stroud, Gloucester, Evesham, Tewkesbury, Ledbury, Burford, Dursley, Ross-on-Wye, Malmsbury, Banbury, Witney... and the counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, and Wiltshire.
WHY THERAPY? There many reasons why...you may contact a therapist. You may recognise your own 'why' among the following:Something feels wrong, missing, stuck, or flat and grey about your life. Or there has to be something more to life!
You feel weary, perhaps struggling with depression, or living with the continual stress of underlying anxiety, you would like to find a more relaxed effective way of living your life, day to day, anxiety-free...
You wish to develop a real sense of who you are - and take charge of your self and your life.
Relational issues: fed up with difficult, stressful, painful, unfulfilling, dis-empowering or generally unhealthy relationships with others.
Down-to-earth Spirituality - including ...sense of meaning and purpose in life > spiritual crisis - spiritual awakening - spiritual development - spiritual path - journey of the soul. I draw from my long practice of meditation and mindfulness ...and other profound experiences...to guide me in this deep subtle work.
You feel socially awkward...or seem to misunderstand - or be misunderstood by - other people... and experience relationship issues.
You're feeling lost or confused, angry or resentful, sad or grieving, guilty or shamed, misunderstood, isolated, lonely, disempowered, unaccepted or judged...and experiencing anxiety or stress.
You're feeling low, depressed, or struggling with depression; or you may be struggling with other kinds of unpleasant states of being that interfere with your ability to function in a healthy way.
You are grieving a loss or ending... perhaps a bereavement ... or a 'death' of some kind – and you are struggling on some level to make ‘sense’ of this, and adjust and move on with your life in a healthy way.
You recognise you need time and space for You... perhaps simply to re-connect and Be... and make sense of things
You have heard 'mindfulness' is a good thing - and wonder what mindfulness actually is...? and how it would work for you...?
You would like to explore your deeper thoughts and feelings, beliefs, fears and dreams ...and/or perhaps to find your sense of purpose - and your life its meaning.
You want to learn how to feel deeply at ease with your self ...and live without habitual anxiety ...in a more nourishing, enriching, relaxing way ...with conscious awareness ('mindfulness').
JAIMIE CAHLIL - counsellor & psychotherapist
I established my initial therapy practice in 2002 (Oxford), and have since - in recent years - moved to Cheltenham...where I now hold 2 practices. As an ethical psychotherapist - with professional membership of UKCP, I abide by their guidelines… and am warmly committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, comfortable, confidential, non-judgemental environment.
I formally trained in both Integrative Counselling and Transpersonal Psychotherapy. My (informal) training in meditation practice and mindfulness has informed my work as therapist throughout the years. I work with individuals on an open-ended basis - or for an agreed time period, with the general aim of assisting you to enhance your quality of life and to live more consciously - and therefore more fully. This is achieved through developing a deeper calmer warmer easier sense of being, together with an awakening sense of awareness and profound knowing. On whatever level you may engage in therapy – whether shorter-term more surface level counselling or deeper perhaps more complex longer-term psychotherapy, the therapy I offer creates the opportunity to engage in a potentially transformative healingful process.
As a seasoned psychotherapist, I'm well experienced in helping those experiencing difficulties with, or needing support and guidance with…
SENSE OF SELF – helping you develop a truly healthy relationship with your self (eg: fear-based ego – giving rise to low self-esteem and weak self-assertiveness, empowering you to take charge of your self and your life)
RELATIONSHIPS…of all kinds - with others ...as well as with yourself. Relational issues may arise between your self and a lover, partner, parents, children, friends, colleagues, and neighbours - as well as within your relationship with you self, in which you may be mistreating or neglecting yourself, or simply getting in your own way.
MENTAL HEALTH – your psychological/emotional well-being (eg: anxiety/stress, low moods/depression, Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder / EUPD (previously known as Borderline Personality Disorder / BPD), post-episodic psychosis, dissociative states...)
FEAR OF LOSS… Abandonment, Death and Dying
CLIMATE EMERGENCY: natural existential concerns regarding climate crisis and environment
MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION... to enable being Present and at ease here-now
SPIRITUALITY / your soul’s journey: this is truly vital work - at the core of which is the presence of your genuine deepest self. And…whether in crisis, lost, confused, or wishing to develop your understanding or deepen your experience and progress – this work is profound yet entirely down-to-earth. (This is particularly the profoundly relational work of transpersonal psychotherapy.)
INTUITION & SELF-GUIDANCE: longer term therapy is designed to enable you to listen IN to your own intuitive guidance...and become your own therapist!
CREATIVE BLOCKS: this work in therapy is informed by my lifetime’s work as a professional artist – transferable to all modes of creative expression, be it visual, tactile, musical, movement, or literary.
My counselling & psychotherapy practices are located in Cheltenham in Gloucestershire - within easy reach of Bishops Cleeve, Swindon Village, Charlton Kings, Prestbury, Leckhampton, Shurdington, Brockworth, Gloucester, Churchdown, Painswick, Stroud ...and, further away, people also travel in from Burford, Evesham, Tewkesbury, Cirencester, Malmsbury, Worcester, Witney, Banbury...and even Oxford.
Jaimie Cahlil holds the copyright of all art on his WebHealer website