Psychotherapy is a form of talking therapy. It can involve creative means of expression, which are especially helpful with children and adolescents. It can help you to have a deeper understanding of your emotions by looking at your past and present, and help you to think about your future. It questions how your earlier experiences affected you in ways that might still be causing you issues now, inviting exploration of self through questions of identity and beliefs.

We have two practising Psychotherapists at Bellenden Therapies: Monica Cabello and Monika McIntosh

To find out more or book an appointment, contact Monica:

Wednesday and Thursday evenings

50 min session: £50
Reduced fees available to students or low-income clients

Monica Cabello has worked with people struggling with issues such as paranoia, compulsive behaviour, anxiety and depression, as well as people who have experienced violent relationships. She is currently undertaking a new 3 year training in the Open Dialogue approach, developed in Finland in the 1980s as a response to high levels of psychosis and suicide. It places an emphasis on working with families and social networks together with the individual who is experiencing mental health difficulties. Open Dialogue draws on a number of theoretical models, including systemic family therapy, dialogical theory and social constructionism.

Monica Cabello is registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She completed an 8 year training at the Arbours Association, where she gained the valuable experience of working in therapeutic communities with people diagnosed with psychosis and personality disorders.

To find out more or to book an appointment, contact Monika:

Monday afternoons and evenings, Thursday afternoons and evenings, Saturday all day
Alternative times available on request

Initial telephone consultation: free
Individual Adult Counselling/Psychotherapy/Parenting session (50 minutes): £50
Child or Adolescent Psychotherapy Assessment (75 minutes): £100
Child or Adolescent Psychotherapy/Counselling session (50 minutes): £65-70
EMDR Session (75 minutes): £90
Reduced fees available to students or low-income clients

Monika offers child, adolescent and adult psychotherapy, counselling and parenting advice, specialising in working with childhood and adult trauma and abuse. Her style is integrative and she works with a wide range of issues which you might come across in your personal, family and work life. When you find yourself “stuck”, unsure about your life direction, unhappy about relationships or worried about your children, Monika can offer a confidential therapeutic support that will help you to make sense of these emotional and relational experiences.

With more than 10 years’ experience working with children and adults, Monika integrates a variety of tools in her practice, including psychodynamic, humanistic, systemic and cognitive behaviour therapy. She often uses creative mediums such as arts, sandtray and play which many find beneficial to her style of therapy.

Monika also offers Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which is the most recommended psychological treatment for reducing the intensity of distressing memories. A wealth of research demonstrated its benefits in treating psychological trauma arising from experiences of childhood physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect as well as traumatic experiences in adulthood.

A member of UKCP and BACP, Monika McIntosh completed 5 years training in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling and holds a Masters in Integrative Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Counselling.