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About Robert Cuming


I passionately believe in the role of counselling, therapy and personal development enabling insight and personal growth so that people can develop the resilience, both personal and emotional, to overcome any personal difficulties and blocks. I work with individuals in Berkhamsted and London, or across the UK remotely, and to enable clients to access sometimes forgotten qualities so that they become more fully themselves and move forward to fulfil their purpose and ambitions.

I offer both face to face or online via FaceTime and Zoom video conferencing. Many clients have found online therapy as effective as face to face work, and can provide people with necessary flexibility to access support they need.

My private therapy work is informed by various leadership roles, which I believe also enables me to understand with a certain clarity the challenges posed by the working life for a breath of individuals and couples I work with and the challenges of their busy lives. Most recently I work part-time as the Head of Therapeutic Services at The School of Life based in London. This role involves overseeing their global online therapy service, as well as working with the Creative Director to provide bring to life the solid philosophy and therapeutic ethos at The School of Life to people through existing and new clinical services. Previosuly I was CEO for 9 years of a mental health social enterprise in Herts, and successfully built solid and dynamic teams, overseeing 120 staff and workers, as well as growth. The Counselling Foundation remains a leading counselling training school and supplier of counselling to the NHS across Hertfordshire. In other roles I oversaw the Princes Trust, Business Programme in both London and across the UK.

My training and experience uniquely places me to fuse a therapy and coaching offering. I provide emotional intelligence coaching to executive management in fast growing venture capital backed businesses, to enable them to become more effective in their people skills.

Across Berkhamsted and London, I am inspired to enable people and business professionals to reach their potential, whilst making therapy accessible and relevant to the issues impacting their lives. The three core pillars of my practice is offering personal relationship focussed therapy, couples work and EMDR work to reduce the distress of PTSD/trama. 

My experience and success with clients in both organisations and in private practice gives me the confidence that I can support others to discover greater personal freedom through enquiry and insight.


I hold memberships with both the BACP (number 00603703) and UKCP ( registration number 08160253). Both are UK leading professional accreditation bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. I have a face to face protocol for my work at the Berkhamsted and London practices, my client agreement and practice follows guidance provided within their ethical framework, more information can be found at www.ukcp and www.bacp. My work is supported through regular clinical supervision with a UKCP senior accredited supervisor.

Individual therapy and couples therapy work is delivered through Creative Insight Talking Therapies Limited Company House number 11538159. Robert James Consultancy which includes leadership consultancy and EMDR processing is delivered through Psychology Inspired Consultancy Limited Company House number 12374395


I trained at the College for Counselling and Psychotherapy in North London and graduated in 2002, as an integrative psychotherapist. Since then I have furthered my training in the field of gestalt therapy, psychosexual therapy work and neuroscience. This has included further training in the IMAGO model, The Gottman Institute and the NOAS college in psychosexual therapy. I am trained and qualified in delivering EMDR work, having completed the Sandi Richman training in London. My practice is based in Notting Hill London and Berkhamsted.


In addition to my private practice I have held management positions in the healthcare field and business development. I believe passionately in self development and creating programmes that further well being.


Alongside my private practice, I have recently started working for The School of Life and I lead on the development of their Therapy service. This is an exciting initiative to enable the service to develop to the next level and support clients across the world. Between 2011 and end of 2020 I worked as CEO at The Counselling Foundation (TCF) since 2011. The organisation supports over 5000 people a year to access counselling across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire, supported by over a 200 staff, trainees and counsellors. During my time at TCF the training school doubled the number of students who join a range of education courses offered, including the BACP accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. Graduates use their skills to enhance the well being of the local community.


I started my career at Barclays Corporate Banking on the graduate programme and then progressed in managerial positions within national UK charities including The Princes Trust  and Samaritans. I hold a 2:1 honours BSc in International Management from Bath University.

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