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 three practising Psychotherapists at Bellenden Therapies: Monica Cabello, Monika McIntosh and Kate Coffey

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 daytime and evenings, Saturday daytime

Initial telephone consultation: free
Individual Adult Counselling/Psychotherapy/Parenting session (50 minutes): £60
Child or Adolescent Psychotherapy/Counselling session (50 minutes): £60-70
Reduced fees available to students or low-income clients

Monika offers child, adolescent and adult psychotherapy, counselling and parenting advice. 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.

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.



To find out more or book an appointment, contact Kate:
07950 260 555

Friday evenings

50 min session: £60


Kate is a psychotherapist with a body-orientated approach. In body-oriented psychotherapy, in addition to talking about an issue, it may also be explored through imagery, sensation, impulse and paying attention to how the body communicates. It does not involve hands-on work, like massage for example, but clients are sometimes invited to lie down during a session which can help them become less analytic and more embodied.

She believes that working with the body and mind as a whole can bring about profound shifts and change. It is based on the theory that therapeutic change, rather than being something abstract and intellectual, is a here-and-now, bodily-felt experience.

Kate is an experienced trauma practitioner, having worked for some years as an in-house therapist at Transport for London’s trauma and counselling service in addition to running a private practice in Peckham Rye. She is registered and accredited with the UK Council for Psychotherapy.