fergus cairns

Psychotherapy and counselling

in north London, north-west London, the West End and Soho


What is psychotherapy?

Specialisms+ experience

How I work

Where I work

Related sites:

Specialisms and interests

Some of the areas I have worked in include:

  • Abuse and trauma (sexual and physical);

  • Adolescents (have experience of working with teenagers 13+);

  • AIDS and HIV;

  • Anxiety and stress;

  • Asperger's syndrome;

  • Bereavement and loss;

  • Body image;

  • Career planning;

  • Chronic illness and medical conditions;

  • Couple and relationship counselling;

  • Cross-cultural issues;

  • Family dynamics; 

  • Psychosomatic illness;

  • PTSD;

  • Refugees and asylum seekers;

  • Sexual dysfunction;

  • Sexual identity and orientation.


Volunteer Counsellor at PACE, 1992-1987 and again from 2004; member of PACE private register since 1993; member of Association of Chiron Therapists and practitioner at Chiron Clinic since 1999; member of Pink Therapy Directory of Therapists since 2003 and am also on the register of therapists at Freedom Health

In private practice since 1993; couple and crisis counselling; ex-group facilitator at London Lighthouse; facilitator and deviser of gay menís residential workshops for ECC. Counsellor for the Uganda AIDS Action Fund 2004-2006.


Diploma in Humanistic Counselling and Supervision (1993); Certificate in Body Psychotherapy (1999); Diploma in Body Psychotherapy and UKCP accreditation (2006).

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