Clinical director, Psychotherapist
Moa has primarily trained in the existential tradition which means she takes a philosophical and pragmatic approach towards therapy. A client’s whole way of being is taken into account and explored, looking at which ways people have learnt to relate to themselves and others, how they have learnt to respond to different situations in life, always in a person-centered and empathetic manner. Such self-knowledge can sometimes bring about change effortlessly, and other times equip the client with the knowledge and tools to consciously choose a better/ more helpful way of responding, relating and making decisions. Moa believes that a thorough self-examination can lead to a deeper sense of meaning in life, to self-acceptance and finding and building upon personal strengths. She values openness, honesty and courage in the therapy room as in life. Moa has a keen interest in neuropsychology and grounds her work in body-mind science. Currently not taking on new clients.
Her doctoral thesis (DPsych) is on the subjective experiences of disagreeing with one’s schizophrenia diagnosis and is expected to be completed in 2020.
Dr Lee Valls
Clinical director, Counselling Psychologist, Psychotherapist
Lee’s approach to psychotherapy is an integrated way of practicing that encompasses humanistic, existential philosophy and positive psychology. Lee works by exploring your world to see how you engage with your life and the people around you. Lee will help you become aware of your values, beliefs and limitations and help you connect and improve your relationship with yourself, as well as with other people. This process may be challenging, yet extremely rewarding, accessing the changes you want to make towards living the life that you want to live.
Lee specialises in seeing couples and families where he can apply his passion for helping people overcome breakdowns in communication and understanding. Relationship counselling tends to work with the immediate problems, although the past is used to illuminate what is going on in the present. With each person in the relationship being able to see what it is like for the other, a deeper understanding, and compassion and empathy for the other person’s position emerges. With this deeper understanding, issues are able to be worked through, and a different dynamic can form within the relationship, as it moves towards a healthier and more positive way of relating.
Counselling Psychologist, Supervisor
Diane is a chartered psychologist with over 10 years’ experience in psychotherapeutic and mental health settings. She is a member of the Counselling division of the British Psychological Society an an HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist. She also has a Msc. in Counselling Psychology and Advanced Practitioner Diploma in Counselling Psychology. Diane’s experience as a psychologist has been in the NHS and within the voluntary/charitable sector where she has worked with a wide range of problems that includes stress and anxiety problems, depression, relationship problems, addictions, anger, self-esteem and bereavement.
Her psychotherapeutic approach is pluralistic which means that she uses a number of psychological models to understand the everyday social and psychological problems that people encounter. She believes that therapy works best when the client and therapist collaborate together to ascertain what would be the most helpful to the client.
Thain has over 15 years’ experience of working as a counsellor and as a sexual health adviser at a number of leading NHS Trusts. He provides a non-judgmental, confidential, safe environment to explore and make sense of current difficulties. He aims to explore current issues and work towards improving clients’ mental well-being and quality of life. Thain works in collaboration with a client to empower them to overcome current obstacles and gain confidence in tackling issues and difficulties. Using Integrative, Person-Centered and Humanistic approaches, these are some of the issues and areas that Thain has particular interest and experience of working with:
Cultural issues, Depression, General counselling, Health related issues, Identity problems, Loss, Men’s Issues, Mental health issues, Personal Development, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality and Chemsex issues.
PSYCHOTHERAPIST, COUNSELLOR, CLINICAL SUPERVISOR
Jeraline has been practicing as a psychotherapist for over 15 years and has set up and managed a number of counselling services for charities throughout London. She has offered counselling to numerous young people, women, and men in the fields of International Development, Higher Education, and the Charity sector. She is also experienced in working in the fields of Employee Assistance Programmes with various providers.
Having trained as an integrative counsellor she is experienced in working with a variety of concerns including domestic violence, trauma, stress, sexual identity issues, depression, relationship worries, cultural issues, bereavement and confidence issues to name a few.
Jeraline is very down to earth and has supported her clients to feel at ease and be their genuine selves. Her approach is holistic and she brings enthusiasm, creativity and commitment to her work.
Andrew is an experienced psychotherapist who is CBT accredited and trained in Person-centred, Compassion Focused Therapy and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. He has worked for NHS mental health services, specialising in a range anxiety and depression difficulties. Andrew’s approach to therapy is integrative, combining different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the needs of the individual.
At the heart of his work, Andrew emphasises each client’s concrete experience and the way they uniquely make sense of their lives. He takes time to understand the social and cultural contexts of each client and considers how they have influenced and continue to influence the individual. In sessions, by encouraging curiosity in their own lives through reflection, he utilises the therapeutic relationship to facilitate validation, self-acceptance and change in line with his client’s values. Andrew’s therapeutic approach is grounded in principles of anti-oppressive practice, equity and intersectionality.
Andrew’s clinical areas of interest and current areas of research are:
Addressing the unique psychological stressors that LGBTQIA people experience as the result of belonging to minority and stigmatised groups.
Working with adult survivors of childhood trauma who are experiencing complex PTSD.
Working with people of colour to help them to understand racial micro-aggressions, develop resilience and heal from the impact of oppression.
Working with adults who experience internalised oppression, lack of self-acceptance and feelings of shame.
Executive & Leadership Coach, Business Coach, Facilitator and Life Coach
Yasir has 24 years of leadership and coaching experience in a range of sectors and industries including the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, Royal & Sun Alliance, Adidas, Verizon, the Money Advice Service and BUPA. He certified with the International Coaching Federation in 2012 and has been coaching in a formal capacity since.
He offers a strong combination of logical, structured thinking with abstract and flexible questioning. His approach is to disrupt your traditional thought patterns and help you come up with truly innovative and creative solutions.
For leaders seeking coaching, he can help bring clarity in support of executive functions and provide a set of tested principles and tools that are indispensable for any business leader at any level of experience. He will help to elevate your strengths, whilst recruiting to your blind spots and identify the strengths that each of your colleagues can bring to your goals.
He works both with individuals, as either a life or executive coach, and with teams, as a facilitator, business coach and organisational strategist. He has also helped coach a number of start-ups through their incubation.
Psychotherapist, CBT therapist
Rachel is a skilled Psychotherapist with experience of working in the NHS and the private sector. She is an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and has completed advanced training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Rachel has worked with people experiencing a wide range of problems including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, eating disorders, OCD, long-term conditions and trauma; helping them to understand and process their difficulties and supporting them in finding new ways of coping and effecting change.
Rachel is a warm and empathic therapist and as an eclectic practitioner, she has trained in a number of psychological techniques including Compassion Focused Therapy, Schema Therapy, Positive Psychology and Systemic Family Therapy. As such Rachel can tailor her approach when working with individuals, couples and groups.
Rachel’s current clinical interests are in the application of mindfulness to help people with anxiety and depression. She has also run workshops on stress management in businesses, having previously worked in Financial Services.
I am a psychotherapist and counsellor working with adults, couples, young people and children.
Together through the therapeutic relationship we can gain a new perspective to make life more manageable, understand its purpose, meaning and promote change.
My work is integrative; meaning I weave a variety of therapies to suit each client, each relationship will be unique depending upon your needs. I am pragmatic and realistic to life’s every day demands, I combine my knowledge of psychoanalytical theory and human psychology to find the most suitable method to help you.
I firmly believe that everyone should have the opportunity to explore their emotions. No concern or thought is too big or too small. Perhaps you are in a crisis, a bereavement, life feels complicated, or you just want to learn more about yourself. Every one of us experiences hundreds of emotions daily, the more we learn about them the more accepting we can become of ourselves and others.
An area of personal interest and expertise is working with anxiety related issues, in addition to this I also work with new and expectant parents. Both male and female.
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from Regent’s University, London. I am a Member of the BACP and UKCP and subscribe to their Code of Ethics. Additionally I am certified in parent psycho education from the Gottman institute in Seattle USA, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), the New Born Observation (NBO) Brazelton technique and Mindful Birthing.
Outside of private practice I work with the Katie Piper foundation for burns victims. I am also invited as a guest expert on infant development & natural parenting for various brands and publications.
Vasia is a psychotherapist and relationship expert, working with individuals and couples. Her approach is integrative, using a combination of approaches to best suit her clients’ needs, such as narrative, transpersonal, psychodynamic to systemic approaches.
Vasia works with individuals experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, social isolation, low self-esteem, internal anger, guilt, blame, loss of a relationship, loss of job, uncertainty about the future and many other issues.
She offers impartial, non-judgemental support and guidance to anyone with relationship issues, whether divorced, married, about to get married, single, separated or co-habiting for both same sex and heterosexual partners. She can also help those who are still affected by difficulties from a past relationship or who are going through the experience of separation. She works with a wide range of couple issues such as communication difficulties, sexual and emotional intimacy, affairs, loss of desire, management of domestic and daily life, the arrival of children, financial disputes and many other.
Vasia sees the key to a successful outcome is enabling her clients to feel comfortable in a safe and trustworthy environment in which genuine interest, empathy and focused listening and understanding takes place. She works on the basis of absolute trust and confidentiality.
I am an integrative psychotherapist with experience working in a variety of settings including various charities in the UK and Africa, NHS, the corporate sector as well as private practice. I provide a safe and supportive space to explore blocks, relationships, unresolved trauma, patterns of behaviour or simply whatever arises.
Overall, I work using a humanistic and person centered approach but draw from a variety of methods from CBT, Gestalt, TA, systemic constellation as well as using psycho-education at times. I have experience working with a wide variety of issues from depression, anxiety, stress, time management, trauma, PTSD, bereavement, family dynamics, relationship issues, eating disorders, feelings of isolation, loss of meaning in life and more. Being the founding director of an intercultural therapy centre where we work with clients from diverse backgrounds means that working with difference is a fundamental and integral part of my practice.
Above all, I intuitively combine a rich psychological experience, working with the body, sometimes sound and other creative practices to support clients working through blocks, finding better ways of relating to others and the world, building a more wholesome relationship with themselves and gaining greater awareness in order to lead more fulfilling and meaningful lives.
Dr Izabel Lang
Izabel is a BPS Chartered and HCPC Accredited Psychologist with vast experience in the NHS, the private and voluntary sectors. Her main interest is in how people’s early life and attachments relationships shape their current experiences and relationships, their identity and the way they relate to and deal with emotional pain and difficult life challenges. Her style is based on the relational, humanistic and pluralistic approaches to therapy. She has experience in providing evidence-based treatment, such as CBT (Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy), ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy), DIT (Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy) and the psychodynamic modality and has the ‘one model does not fit all’ attitude to psychology. She has also recently finished her training in the EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) model and is currently seeking accreditation.
Izabel is a very compassionate therapist who sees every person as a unique individual and tailors each treatment to suit that individual’s specific needs, while also placing significance on the therapeutic relationship, as a vehicle for therapeutic change. Furthermore, she places an importance on values and believes that creating a balance in different domains of life, as well as an internal balance by changing the way one relates to both their internal and external experiences, can have a significant impact on people’s mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.
Izabel is skilled in treating a wide range of anxiety disorders, including general anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, hoarding, health anxiety, social anxiety, trichotillomania and post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as depression, attachment disorders, traumas and relationship issues.
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist (BACP and UKCP accredited) with over 13 years of therapeutic experience, as an integrative practitioner I draw upon a number of therapeutic approaches to find the most appropriate way to work with you. I believe that change can be implemented within the briefest of work, but nurtured through a longer term commitment.
I have worked within local healthcare, voluntary and private sectors, as well as private practice, dealing with a variety of issues such as: Anxiety, Relationship Breakdown, Diagnosis of chronic/critical illness, Infertility and more complex psychological needs. At the core of my work is the importance of the therapeutic relationship; be that one session or long term work, I endeavour to make you feel met, understood and respected.
Due to my own struggles with infertility and loss I have a particular interest in issues around fertility, donor conception and managing treatment and have deepened my own knowledge to support my clients as they journey through this, often isolating, time.
As a registered Psychotherapist I adhere and abide by the code of ethics provided by the BACP/UKCP.
Having worked in the UK banking industry for thirteen years I finally decided to embark upon a long-held desire to become a psychologist. This led to training for a number of years in charitable mental health services and with the NHS where I experienced working across a wide range of issues that include substance use/addiction, depression, trauma, personality disorders, self-harm and stress. I have a particular interest in the area of masculinity and men’s mental health, but I am comfortable working with all clients and cultures.
There are no expectations from me for how you should behave in therapy. Knowing we are all unique and have different needs means a core aspect of my approach is geared to meeting your goals and requirements at a pace that works best for you. Central to this is making sense of how current concerns may be related to earlier or current life experiences. I have trained in several evidence based psychological approaches enabling me to offer interventions tailored to your needs using existential, psychodynamic and CBT therapies. I believe creating a strong therapeutic relationship is the primary driver that facilitates client change. Key to this is relating to you as an individual that considers your subjective circumstances and experiences.
My doctoral thesis (DPsych Counselling Psychology) submitted in March 2019 examined the emotional experiences of men over forty in therapy for substance issues.
Deone is a psychotherapist and counsellor. She provides confidential and professional support to adults, adolescents and couples of all sexual orientations, in an empathic and non-judgemental manner.
Deone has worked with clients from a range of backgrounds and cultures, Including prisons, education and the performing arts. She has experience of working with difficulties such as depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, lack of meaning, relationship issues, work related issues and perfectionism.
Supporting clients, Deone takes an integrative and pragmatic approach, meaning that she draws on different psychological theories, whilst being attuned to the realities of clients’ everyday lives and experiences. The aim of this integrative approach is to facilitate wholeness in the work. The strength of the therapeutic relationship is fundamental to her work as it leads to an in-depth understanding and appreciation for the whole person and not simply the challenges that are being explored and worked through.
Essentially, Deone aims to offer a comfortable and relatable space in which you can reflect on your past, present and future free of shame, judgement and expectation. This can help you to make sense of your experiences, thoughts and feelings – gaining more life fulfilment, acceptance, peace and improved relationships with yourself and others.
As a Chartered Psychologist my approach is straightforward. I believe psychological therapy is about giving people the space to manage difficulties and transform problems into personal growth. I hold the firm belief that every person is individual and has the potential to fully realise their unique qualities.
I adapt my approach to meet your needs and believe that an integral part of the growth process is the relationship with the person with whom I am working.
I would describe myself as a perceptive, friendly and positive minded psychologist. My training has been in Australia and the United Kingdom where I am now practicing. As a reflective practitioner I try to treat my clients as fully human and at a fundamental level, rather than as a diagnosis or a treatment plan. While I will listen, I won’t just listen. I will work with you to help you devise and implement real solutions to your challenges.
Across my career my work also extends to consultation with the public sector (the Psychological Services Coordinator for the Serious Organised Crime Agency and consultant for the United Nations) and private sector (financial services in the City of London).
As a Chartered Psychologist I use a range of evidence-based strategies to tailor treatment to the needs of the individual. I am an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society, registered psychologist with the Health Professions Council and a registered practitioner with EMDR UK and Ireland.
James is an accredited Existential Psychotherapist and Counselling Psychology Doctoral candidate at Middlesex University.
James’ therapeutic practise arises from a life-long interest in Philosophy, social sciences and the humanities with particular attention to the nature of society and the nature of individual subjectivity.
Consequently James believes that the psychotherapeutic enterprise offers radical new possibilities for an individual to understand where they position themselves in their life and how that position can be changed. It offers a real opportunity for a client to put everything on the table and to take seriously the creativity and power that is our birthright as human beings. This is best achieved through an honest and compassionate space where one can talk about and, therefore, think about oneself in a new way.
James has worked in the NHS for 6 years in a range of services, including Guys and St Thomas’s Psycho-oncology service and North Hackney Community Mental Health Team. James is LGBT-friendly and specialises in anxiety and trauma disorders, disability, employment and education difficulties, loss and bereavement, self-esteem and relationship difficulties.
Counselling Psychologist, Psychotherapist
I’m here to offer my clients a welcoming and secure space where you can feel free to talk. It’s very important to me that we build a strong trusting alliance, so you feel safe to open up, as well as willing and able to consider making changes.
Earning the right to practice as a counselling psychologist and psychotherapist requires a great deal of self-analysis, along with solid ongoing professional training. I do both.
Before training, I worked as the CEO of a charity for children diagnosed with disabilities on the autism spectrum. The therapeutic relationships I built with those young people and their parents helped me develop a great sense of patience, perseverance and belief in the human capacity to heal.
Now I’m a chartered psychologist, also qualified in Jungian psycho-dynamic counselling and psychotherapy, working with adults, couples and families. For couples, I’m a trained therapist in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT).
Ongoing training means I can deliver the best in professional practice. On a personal level I’m immersed in my own therapy, as well as doing continual professional development.
I’m training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), EMDR, Brainspotting, Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR) with Dr Frank Corrigan and Somatic Psychology for treating complex cases of trauma. I also train with the Child Trauma Academy in the Neurosequential Model (NMT), an approach to working with trauma cases.
I’m a Chartered Member of British Psychological Society – BPS CPsychol, Accredited Member of HCPC, Registered Member of BACP. As a therapist I am also a member of; ICEEFT, BEFT Centre and the AEDP Institute.
I am an experienced HCPC certified Counselling Psychologist in the UK and a licensed Marriage and Family therapist in California. I have over 16 years of study, evidence-based research, and clinical practice consulting clients of all ages with various needs and different backgrounds.
My practice was born from the desire to help people feel empowered, fulfilled, and joyful in their lives. I am registered with numerous professional bodies, including the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC, PYL 35436) and the Board of Behavioural Science of California (LMFT 103929). I went to school in Salt Lake City Utah and attended a private liberal arts college to earn my BSc degree in Psychology and then went to a private college to obtain my MSc degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. After college, I moved to San Francisco and trained to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
I strive to help my clients find happiness through humour and positive thinking and I always meet them where they are at and what they are working on. One of the most effective therapeutic models that I provide to my clients is Dialectic Behavioural Therapy. DBT is a type of therapy that focuses on four vital areas of mental health. These areas include: distress tolerance, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and mindfulness. I also incorporate creative therapeutic interventions using art and music to help my clients explore and strengthen their authentic selves so that they can create a life worth living.
Argyrios is a psychotherapist and counsellor focusing on creating a tailored therapeutic plan that will accommodate the individual needs of each client, using an integrative therapeutic model. Some of the models he frequently incorporates are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person-centred Therapy and Attachment Theory.
Argyrios believes that a non-judgmental, safe and trusting therapeutic relationship is the foundation upon which difficulties can be shared, and where healing and growth can start to take place.
His previous experience comes from the private practice sector in Greece and in the UK, as well as working as a psychologist for the Hellenic Army. Alongside his work in private practice, Argyrios works within a charity organisation that offers counselling and support to children and young people.
Argyrios specialises in people experiencing issues with anxiety and depression, particularly in the work environment and the university student life. His background in occupational psychology gives him a solid understanding of the difficulties that an employee and a student may face in the work or university setting respectively.
As a fully qualified integral psychotherapist, I use a wide range of techniques and theories when working with clients on a one to one basis. This means I attend to the whole person, their perceptions, thoughts, feelings and physical experience working as a whole. My approach to therapy is based on non-judgement, trust and respect and is relational in that I believe, most if not all, psychological distress stems from the quality of our relationships, past and present. An integrative style of therapy allows me to have greater flexibility in assessing you, the client’s needs.
I aim to tailor the therapy to meet clients very specific needs with an empathetic and congruent approach. Confidentiality and trust are an essential to the counselling process. Clients may share difficult feelings and thoughts with me safe in the knowledge that their personal identity and information will be retained in confidence and free of judgement. I abide by the BACP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
I hold many qualifications and certificates within the field and is currently enrolled on a Doctorate working towards qualifying as a Doctorate in Counselling Psychotherapist. I am also able to help Farsi speakers struggling with English.