A listing of therapists, counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists in England interested in providing culturally sensitive cross-cultural care for today’s international expat community.


Dr Liz Offen, B.Sc.; M.Phil.; M.Sc. (Clinical Psychology); Clin. Psy. D.
Location: Birmingham, UK
Phone: + 44 7816107703
Email: lizoffen@tiscali.co.uk
Website: N/A
Nationality: British
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: None
Clinical Specialties: Trauma and abuse. Having over 30 years of experience working in the British NHS and overseas, I am a Clinical Psychologist with a good understanding of multicultural and TCK issues. Strong affiliation with Africa means that I currently spend 6 months in Cape Town and 6 months in Birmingham, UK. As a trained Psychotherapist, I offer client focussed, non-judgmental therapy and recognise the need for commitment, reliability and consistency. Having been an expat myself, I understand issues facing people living in other communities. I am also well accustomed to Skype, Face Time etc.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Lived in South Africa, Italy, and England; work with expats throughout Africa


Cécile Buckenmeyer, Jungian Psychotherapist (member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology)
Location: Lancaster, England and Worldwide
Phone: +441524 903012
Email: cecile@terredefeu.org
Website: www.terredefeu.org and www.cecilebuckenmeyer.co.uk
Nationality: French
Languages Spoken: English, French, and Japanese
Religious Affiliation: Christian, practicing zen meditation and with an interest in Sufism
Clinical Specialties: I am a Jungian analyst in private practice in Lancaster, UK. Since 2007, I have worked as a cross-cultural coach with over thirty multi-national organisations. I wrote my Diploma thesis at the C.G. Jung Institute on the subject of cultural adaptation. Many of the ideas developed in my thesis form the basis of my work today. You can hear about them in my podcasts available at www.terredefeu.org
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have lived in France (where I was born), Japan (for 5 years), the USA and since 2000, in the UK. I speak French, English and Japanese and regularly work in these languages.


Susan Dellanzo (Global Therapist, Speaker & Author)
Location: Leeds & London, England; Lugano, Switzerland; and Worldwide
Phone: +44 7581 538049
Email: susan@susandellanzo.com
Website: www.susandellanzo.com
Nationality: British & Canadian
Languages Spoken: English, Italian, French, (some German)
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: Emotional wellbeing; Human Behaviour; Relationship challenges, family dynamics, health and wellbeing, debt and financial challenges, loss/grief and death; resolving stress and conflict resolution
Cross-Cultural Experience: Born & raised in the UK, have lived in various countries worldwide working with a portfolio of GLOBAL clients. With extensive experience and having gone through numerous life changing situations myself I work with clients one-on-one, in private and/or corporate workshops, online via Skype.


Dr. Rachel Cason, of ‘Life Story’
Location: Lincoln, England; Online, Worldwide
Email: rachelcason@explorelifestory.com
Website: www.explorelifestory.com
Nationality: British
Languages Spoken: English, some French through not fluent.
Religious Affiliation: Christian. I am happy, upon request, to introduce faith into the therapeutic work I do, but only in terms of prayer and as a frame of reference. I work with those of any faith and none. Life Story work is not a faith-based therapeutic process.
Clinical Specialties: Adult Third Culture Kids, specifically issues around identity, belonging, relationships, settling and restlessness.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I am a Third Culture Kid, born in West Africa and ‘returned’ to the UK at the age of 16. Study abroad opportunities extended my experience of ‘abroad’, and my relative ‘settledness’ has extended my experience from the global to the local.


Nigel Beaumont MBACP
Location: London, England (& Online)
Phone: 07970261708
Email: nigelcounsellor@gmail.com
Website: www.helps2talk.me.uk
Nationality: British
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: None
Clinical Specialties: Psychodynamic Counsellor
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have experience of working with people from the African sub-continent having spent a large part of my life in Southern Africa and part of my business career working with expatriates working in Africa. I have been working online for some time with clients overseas, particularly in China, and have a good understanding of the issues confronting expatriates located in China.

Joanna Benfield (MPhil), Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP); General Member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)
Location: London, United Kingdom and Monaco. I also provide web-based counselling services to clients around the world.
Phone: +44 7752 700981
Email: jobenfield@hotmail.com
Website: www.londonsextherapist.com and www.rivieratherapy.net
Nationality: British
Languages Spoken: English. I also speak French and German, but only provide counselling in English.
Religious Affiliation: none
Clinical Specialties: I offer individual and couples therapy to expats around the world, dealing with the challenges of living in a different culture. My main specialities are relationships and sexual issues. I also work with clients on a wide range of issues such as addictions, anxiety, depression and work stresses.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have lived and worked in Bosnia and Herzegoivna, France, Germany, Austria and Belgium and so have a great deal of personal experience of life as an expat. I have a clinic in Monaco, where I provide counselling to expats from around the world.

Joanna Burbury MA (Clinical Psychology), PG Dip in CBT
Location: London, UK
Email: joanna@cbtlondontherapy.com
Website: www.cbtlondontherapy.com
Nationality: Australian
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: I am a Clinical Psychologist and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with over 10 years of experience working with adults and young people, helping them overcome a range of emotional and psychological difficulties. I specialise in offering therapy on-line via Skype, using either webcam or instant messaging, to be able to offer therapy to individuals at a time and place which is convenient for them.  I have specialist training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy completing a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT from The Royal Holloway University of London. This has equipped me with specialist knowledge in treating a range of difficulties.: depression and low mood, stress and anxiety, low self-esteem and confidence, relationship difficulties, sleeping problems, weight issues, and a range of anxiety disorders (Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia, Specific Phobias, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Hoarding, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder). I currently work as a CBT Therapist in the NHS and for Ieso Digital Health as a Clinical Affiliate, as well as running my own on-line therapy practice.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I was born and grew up in Australia, and have lived in the USA and UK as an adult. I work with people from a variety of nationalities through my work in the National Health Service in London.

Rakhi Chand, MSc, BACP Accred Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Location: East London, UK and Online
Phone: 0044 (0)7802510491
Email: rakhi@chandcounselling.co.uk
Website: www.chandcounselling.co.uk
Nationality: British
Languages Spoken: English, Conversational Punjabi
Religious Affiliation: I welcome clients from all faiths.
Clinical Specialities: Perhaps you’re here because you’re confused, down or frustrated.. Or maybe something just doesn’t feel right but you don’t know what. Either way, I’d be happy to help. I firmly believe – supported consistently by evidence – that the ‘click’ between client and therapist is the most important factor in meeting your aims and feeling better. As such, let’s discuss if you don’t see what you are looking for in the following list: Transition, Loneliness, Low self-esteem, Confusion/Stuckness, Identity, Couples, Relationships, Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, Loss/Bereavement, Work-related issues, Stress, Abuse, Domestic abuse, Chronic illness, Group therapy
Cross-Cultural Experience: India at 6 years old for six weeks, was the real start of my cross cultural education, having been born in the UK. This involved being taken out of school for this period; my teacher commented that I would learn more on a trip like that than they could ever teach in school. This rings true to me. Culture, by the way, I define not just as ethnicity or nationality but relating to society, gender, family, and an individual too for example. Like many lucky people, I also travelled extensively to South America and various parts of Asia as well as Europe; more insight and learning – especially that I start from a position of not knowing (rather than assuming) about another’s culture. Having called the Netherlands home for a couple of years, I’m able to relate to many expatriate experiences and complexities. Added to this, living and working in inner city London with its stunning diversity strengthened my ability to build therapeutic alliances with a variety of clients. Further, I am a Reviewer for an international Journal, the World Cultural Psychiatry Research Review. Authors from all over the globe submit their writing and research; this global angle speaks to me and further supports my work with an international client group. All of these experiences give me some nuanced understanding of the challenge of living in a variety of cultures simultaneously; and how to manage some of the sharper interfaces of different cultures.

Alison Collis MSc. BSc. PG Dip. in TA, MBACP
Location: Lisbon, Portugal; London, England; and Worldwide
Phone: +351 926 062 690
Email: alisoncollis@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.transculturalcoaching.com
Nationality: British
Languages Spoken: English and intermediate Portuguese
Religious Affiliation: None
Clinical Specialties: I help expatriates and their families make successful overseas moves. I specialise in resilience; identity and rootlessness in Third Culture Kids; and all the transitions involved in expatriation and repatriation. Alongside this, I work with clients: In their personal lives to deal with stress, depression, anxiety, phobias, bereavement, lack of self-esteem, divorce, loneliness, relationship and parenting problems. In their careers with developing their leadership skills, resolving conflicts and communicating effectively. I work with individuals, couples and families face-to-face in Lisbon and London or anywhere via skype or telephone. I have specialist training in Transactional Analysis both as a psychotherapist and as a coach.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I am passionate about working in this area. I was born in the UK and currently live in Portugal. I have worked in the USA and across Europe. My clients come from a range of nationalities. I normally work in English and have experience of working via interpreters.

Susan Dellanzo (Global Therapist, Speaker & Author)
Location: Leeds & London, England; Lugano, Switzerland; and Worldwide
Phone: +44 7581 538049
Email: susan@susandellanzo.com
Website: www.susandellanzo.com
Nationality: British & Canadian
Languages Spoken: English, Italian, French, (some German)
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: Emotional wellbeing; Human Behaviour; Relationship challenges, family dynamics, health and wellbeing, debt and financial challenges, loss/grief and death; resolving stress and conflict resolution
Cross-Cultural Experience: Born & raised in the UK, have lived in various countries worldwide working with a portfolio of GLOBAL clients. With extensive experience and having gone through numerous life changing situations myself I work with clients one-on-one, in private and/or corporate workshops, online via Skype.

Miss Samantha Hardwick, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (BABCP accredited)
Location: London, England & Worldwide via Online
Phone: +447540236816
Email: samantha@cbtlondontherapy.com
Website: www.cbtlondontherapy.com
Nationality: British
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: none
Clinical Specialties: I am an experienced, accredited CBT therapist. I have worked with a wide spectrum of client problems including depression, low mood, stress, anxiety disorders (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social anxiety), anger, low self-esteem, and physical health conditions.  I have a special interest in working  with individuals who experience issues with their weight and help them to understand the role comfort eating plays in their low mood and depression.  My key aim is to support clients to better understand their difficulties and gently confront the unhelpful responses that are maintaining their difficulties in a supportive manner. I provide a safe space and believing that clients are an active partner in treatment, I work with them to help them meet their individual goals for therapy and believe that they are an active partner in treatment to support their own recovery. I currently work as a CBT Therapist in the NHS and I am a Clinical Tutor at University College London (UCL) where I teach and supervise trainees on providing evidenced based therapies effectively, as well as running an on-line therapy practice. I am an accredited member of the BABCP.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have experience working with different cultures and working with interpreters, and offer culturally sensitive assessments and treatments.

Dr. David Henderson (PhD.; MA; Dip. Psychotherapy; Dip. Supervision; Dip. Transpersonal Psychology; Dip. Humanistic Psychology; Reg. United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy)
Location: London, England
Phone: +44-(0)20-8365 4628
Email: henderson@dial.pipex.com
Website: www.dhenderson.co.uk
Nationality: USA & UK
Languages Spoken: English, Portuguese
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: Individual psychoanalytic psychotherapy
Cross-Cultural Experience: Born and raised in Angola and Congo. Have lived and worked in the US and UK.

Richard Jefferson B.A., M.Sc., Reg. Member B.A.C.P.
Location: London, England
Phone: 0792-2846-3007
Email: info@expattherapylondon.com
Website: www.expattherapylondon.com
Nationality: British/U.S.
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: None
Clinical Specialties: Extensive experience working with people in transition on issues such as trauma, depression and anxiety. Trained in E.M.D.R trauma therapy, Art Therapy, and other empathy orientated therapies.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I spent 12 years working as a predominantly expatriate therapist in Argentina and then Cambodia before returning to the U.K. recently. In both these locations I started practices. The Cambodian practice, Indigo Psychological Services, I ran for nearly 5 years: Co-Founding it, and managing and supervising all the clinicians. Most of the clientele there were teachers, aid workers, military, entrepreneurs, business people, and some local. I still act as a consultant for the centre, visiting once a year. All this has given me a very good understanding of the problems expatriates can face.

Christopher MacGovern, MSc Systemic Family Psychotherapist
BACP Member/UKCP Member
Location: London, England
Phone: 07500 582 526
Email: expat-services@macgovern.net
Website: www.macgovern.net
Nationality: Irish
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: None
Clinical Specialties: Psychological adaptation of expatriate families. Couple and Family relationships.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Doctoral researcher (Middlesex University) into emotional/psychological support for corporately relocated families, in particular clinical interventions to support following partners.

Drs. Peter Muijres, M.Sc., M.A. MPhil., PhD. researcher
Location: London, United Kingdom / Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 6 38335043
Email: info@cultureclass.org
Website: www.cultureclass.org
Nationality: Dutch
Languages Spoken: English, Dutch, German
Religious Affiliation: No religious affiliation in particular. Familiar with religion related counseling requests and integrating religion as a resource in treatment.
Clinical Specialties: Culture Class offers coaching and counseling for expats and TCK’s, and intercultural training and consultancy to people working in health care, business and education. As an open network organization, Culture Class is based on consultation and collaboration with experts from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds across nations. Counseling sessions are also based on this approach: ‘I am because we are’. Issues we deal with: depression, panic, social anxiety, phobias, stress, trauma recovery, bereavement, relationship and family issues, lack of self esteem or loneliness, expatriate and repatriate adjustment, life stage transition (entering parenthood, adulthood, career shift), parenting, personality, personal skills (negotiation, leadership, presentation skills). Clinical approaches include (and usually integrate) mindfulness, compassion focused therapy, creative therapies, interpersonal, transcultural, systems, and cognitive behaviour therapy. Even parts of training programmes may be included to provide you with the effective and person tailored solutions you need.* N.I.P. and N.V.R.G. approved training completed. * Skype/phone sessions available.
Cross-Cultural Experience: Extensive ethnographic field research in the United States, the Caribbean, India, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Spain has contributed much to an in depth understanding of how cultural conditions, shifts in culture, and transitioning between cultures affect people in their everyday life. Languages spoken on a daily basis are Dutch, German, and English. Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian, I speak less frequently. I am most familiar with the cultures of Brazil, China, Morocco, Surinam, Switzerland, Thailand, and Turkey and the ones already mentioned.


Alan R Piper, GHR, HPA
Location: Surrey, UK
Phone: +44  01784392449
Email: alanrpiper@gmail.com
Website: www.skypetherapycenter.com
Nationality: British
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialities: We at Sky therapy Center provide Psychotherapy, Hypnotheray, Emotional Freedom Technique, Reiki services. These are provided at our main Surrey centre Wise Blue Owl Therapy centre Ltd. For more detail about our services see www.wiseblueowl.co.uk. Sky Therapy Centre is a part of Wise Blue owl Ltd. and are able to provide a large number of over services over Skype. Skype name: skype.therapy
Cross-Cultural Experience:


Melissa Cochrane, MSW, MNCS(Acc)
Location: Wilmslow, UK, and internationally via Skype and email
Phone: 07591 691 242
Email: cochraneocs@gmail.com
Website: www.overseascounseling.com
Nationality: USA / Canada
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation:
Clinical Specialties: I work with a multitude of issues, including: anxiety, depression, anger, stress, life changes, parenting, relationship issues, international/expat issues, and adjustment. I work in an integrative and supportive manner, focusing on the needs of the client. I am also trained in play/creative arts therapy. I do adoption home studies for American and Canadian families who are adopting while living in Europe.
Cross-Cultural Experience: I have lived in the US, UK, Japan, Romania, and Qatar. I have worked therapeutically with hundreds of expat families, individuals, and children and am experienced with and sensitive to cultural and expat issues.


Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D.
Location: England (and worldwide: travels to client countries)*
* Grey Matters International is a “one stop shop” global psychological consulting firm that leverages powerful neuroscience technologies and methods for ex-pats and their families. We work in a ‘we come to you’ fashion and can help all your personal,relationship and family/children mental health needs quickly and effectively.
Phone: 1-877-606-6161  (if calling from outside USA: 1-918-949-1972)
Email: info@greymattersintl.com
Website: www.greymattersintl.com
Nationality: USA
Languages Spoken: English
Religious Affiliation: Open to All Religious/Spiritual Orientations
Clinical Specialties: Mood disorders, stress/burnout, relationship conflict, addiction, OCD, ADD/ADHD, brain injury, trauma, sleep concerns, high performance and career counseling
Cross-Cultural Experience: Worked with clients on 5 continents on their private mental health needs and have advised many multi-cultural “professionals, executives, leaders” on their culture change needs affecting many employees and their unique values