Welcome: To our free or low-cost confidential support. We are chartered clinical psychologists and trained/ accredited psychotherapists and counsellors coordinated by Dr Benaliligha Francis Selemo (clinical psychologist). We believe in the recovery model that people can heal and move away from or cope with emotional difficulties within themselves, in their relationships or at work. We use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), brief psychodynamic counselling, integrative counselling and other specific treatment approaches, drawing and adjusting on different approaches. The therapists will explain each of our interventions and/or provide you with leaflets. Our interventions also include:
We have over fifty combined years of experiences in psychological treatment for
individuals, couples and families; consultation, training and teaching in health and social care
settings, including in the UK national health service (NHS) and overseas.
Sometimes we experience emotional difficulties within ourselves, in our relationships or at work. We may not understand why the difficulties or from where except that life isn’t enjoyable as before. And even if we understood what and where the difficulties are from, we may still be stuck in repetitive destructive patterns that prevent us from being at peace with ourselves or with others. At Gratis, we aim to listen with respect, warmth, empathy, non-judgemental acceptance, openness, honesty and offer safe confidential environment.
Our focus is your recovery journey into a new life story. We will support you to briefly explore your old and current distress or difficult life story to include:
We will support you to develop a new coping or positive story to include what you want to go on for you, your strengths, skills and current and future goals/dreams. We will focus more on solutions, empowering you with self-help skills, resources and a professional therapeutic relationship to move you away from the old story or difficulty and forward on to a more enjoyable, fulfilling or coping life. We work with you only for a fixed agreed short or longer term period (not open ended).
The initial session is for you and your therapist to develop an overview
of your support needs and both of you then decide if our interventions could be helpful to
you. A care or recovery plan is then agreed, outlining what you expect to be recovery for
you, the psychological support interventions (s) to be employed by the therapist, the number
of regular appointments /sessions, take home practice exercises to improve your selfawareness, self-empowerment and skills and how we will regularly review and evaluate the
sessions with you to monitor successful recovery. And if your needs were not met with a
given intervention, we will recommend a change of intervention or onward referral to a more
For whom? People presenting with mild to moderate and complex emotional, behavioural and social health difficulties or a search for self-discovery issues. He/she lives in the United Kingdom or anywhere in the world and has access to a telephone, internet, and mail communication or is able to physically meet a psychologist/psychotherapist at our London venue or at a jointly agreed support venue.
For Enquiries & Correspondence Only: Gratis-Christi Trust, Davenport House,16 Pepper
Street, Canary Wharf, London E14 9RP, United Kingdom. Tel:0333 800 3006, 0333 789
001244. Skype: healthcity3. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.gratis-christitrust.com. UK office visits by appointment only.
For Face to Face sessions only:
An effort made for the happiness of others lifes us above ourselves.