Counselling

and

Psychotherapy

in Surrey​

52 Old London Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT2 6QF              07891292083            info@surreypsychotherapy.org.uk

Pierre Cachia CPsychol

       Selected Publications
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  • 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. 
  • ​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.S. (2013). Clinical Narrative and Discussion: A Couple who lost joy. Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, 3:72-86.
  • Cachia, P., Scharff, J.S. (2013). Clinical Narrative and Discussion: Planned Ending of Therapy with a Couple Who Recovered Joy. Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, 3:229-243.   

Professional Affiliations

Psychotherapy may feel like a strange endeavour but it is essentially a conversation aimed at fostering understanding of personal experience leading to greater appreciation of what might have led us to feel distressed.  All of this is in the service and hope that a more creative manner of managing ourselves, others and life in general can be nurtured.  I bring to my work a sensitivity to your experience alongside significant expertise in the field of psychology and psychotherapy.  


I am a counselling psychologist and couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist and  currently work as Head of Clinical Services 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  persons who have experinced relational abuse or suffer from characterological difficulties.  I offer counselling and psychotherapy as well as marriage counselling in Kingston upon Thames and central London. 


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.  


Following undergraduate studies in psychology and communications I undertook professional training in counselling psychology allowing me obtain recognition as a counselling psychologist.  I also qualified in family therapy and Gestalt (humanistic) therapy before undertaking advanced training in couple 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, effectiveness and happiness.  I am currently working on my doctoral research which focuses on the efficacy of couple therapy.

Approach and training