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I am a counselling psychologist and couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist and  currently work as Head of the International Online Couple Therapy Service at the Tavistock Relationships, formally known as the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR) in London.  Tavistock Relationships is a renowned centre of excellence in work with couples.  Prior to working in London, I served as a staff member of the Professional Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology at the University of Surrey where I supported the training of practitioner psychologist.  My work experience spans a wide variety of settings from school counselling to working with those experiencing emotional difficulties, burnout and the impact of unexpected life events as well as  persons who have experienced relational abuse or suffer from characterological  and personality difficulties.  I offer individual counselling and psychotherapy as well as relationship and marriage counselling online via Zoom.


Following undergraduate studies in psychology and communications I undertook professional training in counselling psychology.  I also qualified in family therapy and Gestalt (humanistic) therapy before undertaking advanced training in couple psychoanalytic psychotherapy.  I have a specialist interest in working with couples affected by significant psychological trauma and how gendered norms impact well being when these these hinder personal development. I hold a Doctorate in Couple PSychotherapy from Tavistock RElationships (validated by the University of East London).  My research explored the conceptualisation of normality / relational well-being in the practice of couple psychotherapy.  

I am a full member of the the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC), the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) as well as being a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).  I am hcpc registered and my practice is recognised by all the leading insurance providers.   


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Selected Publications

Cachia, P. (2010).  The Impact of Psychic Trauma on love relationships:  Implications for the practice of counselling psychology.  Counselling Psychology Review, 25, 2, 34-41. 

Raisanen, T., Cachia, P. & Milton, M. (2010).  Guest Editorial: Psychodynamic contributions to counselling psychology practice.  Counselling Psychology Review, 25, 2, 4-5. 

Cachia, P., & Scharff, J.  April 2011.  Video conference seminar entitled: A Joyless Couple.  International Psychotherapy Institute, London 2011.


Rowbottom, S., Brown, D. & Cachia, P. (2012).  The male gender role and men’s psychological distress: A review.  Social Psychology Review, 14, 1, 28-27. 


Cachia, P., & Scharff, J.  November 2012.  Video conference seminar entitled: Case Termination.    International Psychotherapy Institute, London 2012.


Cachia, P., Scharff, J.S. (2013). Clinical Narrative and Discussion: A Couple who lost. Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, 3:72-86.


Cachia P. (2020) Supporting Links Between Living Apart Together (LAT) Couples Through Online Couple Therapy. In: Abela A., Vella S., Piscopo S. (eds) Couple Relationships in a Global Context. European Family Therapy Association Series. Springer, Cham.

Cachia, P. (2022). To gaze beyond the screen: appreciating the communicative function of mise en scène in online psychotherapy. Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, 12, 53–68. 

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