Avigail Abarbanel

Avigail Abarbanel

Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07913 295 029

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Therapist - Cawdor

Cawdor IV12
07913 295 029
Sessions from £75.00


  • Wheelchair accessible office


I see clients on:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays at: 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 & 16:00. Fridays: at 10:00, 12:00 & 14:00

  • My preferred mode of contact is always email. I do my best to respond to email enquiries as soon as I can.
  • Please do not contact me by text. Texts should only be used for brief messages concerning appointment arrangements, etc. Texts are not appropriate for sharing personal information, or for long conversations concerning clients’ therapy. 
  • I cannot do intake by text, as there are important questions I need to ask before I can accept a new client. 
  • I am difficult to get hold of by phone as I am with clients most days during work hours and my phone is on silent. 
  • I do not answer the phone after hours, or on weekends.  
  • I do not provide online therapy to new clients. I only work in person. Online sessions are necessary occasionally for existing clients, if there are issues with transport, or childcare on a particular day. But otherwise, I work in person. 
  • Please visit my website fullyhuman.co.uk, before you contact me for the first time. The third item under ‘Appointments’ is especially important to read, if you are considering me as a therapist. 
  • My website has regular notices under ‘News’ about whether I am able to accept new clients.
  • When you send an enquiry through this directory, I will respond by email and will kindly ask you to contact me by email from then on. 

(More information at: fullyhuman.co.uk)

About me and my therapy practice

My practice address is: Unit 5, Old School, Cawdor IV12 5BL

New fees from 1st June 2024

Therapy & supervision fees are per session (not per hour)

My sessions are 90 minutes long. 

  • Individual sessions: £75
  • Relationship: £80
  • Families: £90
  • Supervision £85 
  • Consultancy fees: £100 per hour + travel
  • Letters & reports: £50 per hour 

For important information, please visit my website at: http://fullyhuman.co.uk 


Practice description

I work with adult individuals (18+), relationships, and families. I also supervise, and offer consulting services to private and public companies. I am an experienced speaker, trainer, and author.

My approach to psychotherapy is based on Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB). I describe the way I work and how I think of therapy in Therapy Without A Therapist, which is available on Amazon in paperback, and on Kindle. 

In this short book I explain how I see psychotherapy and my role as a therapist. It aims to take the mystery out of therapy. Given what we know now, there is no reason for psychology or therapy to remain a mystery to people, and therapist should be clear about how they work and how their work would help their clients. 

I would like everyone to have a good understanding of what therapy is, how it works and why, as well as what therapists do, or should be doing. This supports people who seek therapy to make better informed choices.

Therapy Without A Therapist is part of a series of short books covering trauma, anxiety, grief, and relationships. The entire series, including a more recent workbook/journal to accompany Therapy Without A therapist are available on Amazon worldwide. 

For psychotherapy to work, our brain has to change, more specifically our brain’s connectivity has to improve. Therapists cannot change their adult clients’ brains directly in any significant way. They can only facilitate and support change. I work jointly with my clients to support the correct practice that lead to the neurological development that is associated with good mental health, growth, and maturity. It is a way of working that is accurate, practical, efficient within a compassionate, warm, flexible, and creative context. 

Mental health is too important to leave to guesswork and chance, and clients need to also be given the tools to see and impact of therapy for themselves. Therapists ‘believing’ that therapy works is not good enough, and clients deserve much better than this. 

My first session

The first session an opportunity for a two-way assessment. 

My role: 1) To assess whether what the client wants and needs out of therapy is compatible with what I offer. 2) To explain what I do and why, and how it will address the client’s concerns. 

Client’s role: To assess whether they feel I am the right therapist for them, based on their interaction with me, what I explain and how I explain it.

(More on my website at: fullyhuman.co.uk)

What I can help with

Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Executive coaching, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Leadership coaching, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Eclectic, Existential, Family therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Person centred, Phenomenological, Play therapy, Relational, Systemic, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Families, Groups, Older adults, Organisations

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work