Practitioners

Clinical Director, Counselling Psychologist

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.

Psychotherapist, Counsellor

Nazanin is an experienced psychotherapist and registered counsellor who is currently completing her doctoral training in counselling psychology. She has experience working in the NHS mental health services and private services. Nazanin has worked with a range of presenting difficulties, including common mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. She also has experience working with relational difficulties, grief, loss, personality disorders, trauma, sexual abuse, schizophrenia and OCD.

Nazanin values how individuals makes sense of their experiences and their lives. She works with a pluralistic approach to meet the client where they are psychologically. This means she is integrating person-centred therapy, psychodynamic theory and Cognitive-behavioural therapy techniques to maximise understanding, compassion and healing of her clients.

Nazanin’s approach ensures her clients feel they are within a safe, trusting, respectful and confidential space where they are able to share their difficulties and reach a shared understanding of what could work for them. She holds a non-judgemental and empathetic stance which acknowledges the importance of context and diversity. Nazanin believes that people are the experts of their own lives, and utilising therapy to overcome life challenges can support them in their unique journey.

Counsellor

I am an experienced and highly skilled child and adult counsellor who will provide you with the opportunity to talk and explore your problems in a safe, confidential setting.

I offer a compassionate and very human response so that you can be real about your problems and together we will move forward. In conjunction with the traditional talking therapy, I can incorporate many creative elements into my practise; these creative approaches are immediately engaging and you don’t feel the pressures of always ‘having to talk’.

I work in an Integrative way which means I tailor my counselling to each individual using several distinct models of counselling including person-centred, cognitive behavioural therapy and psychodynamic counselling. I pride myself on being warm, transparent, accepting and welcoming which will immediately help you to feel relaxed with the ability to quickly develop a trusting relationship with me. My hope is that our relationship will develop into a comfortable yet professional place where you can be yourself and actually enjoy your counselling sessions and feel that I am genuine in wanting to help you to make your own choices about your life and concerns.

I have gained over 10 years experience counselling both children and adults who have presented with a range of issues such as; anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, sexuality, loss, infertility, eating disorders, relationship issues, abuse and self-harm; these are amongst others. Alongside a thriving private practice, I also work in primary school settings working with children who are in the care system and working with families who want to gain a better understanding and improve communication. I love to release my inner child when working with children and young people; using creative mediums such as singing, music, art, sport and drama! I aim to empower all clients, allowing them to feel free, to develop a better relationship with themselves and be self-accepting.

I am fully registered with the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). BACP status ensures a commitment to high standards, enabling the public to have confidence that the therapist works ethically, is trained and fully insured.

Clinical Director, Counselling Psychologist, Psychotherapist

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) examined the emotional experiences of men over forty in therapy for substance issues.

Psychotherapist

I am an experienced integrative therapist (this means I use variety of different therapeutic approaches from humanistic and behavioural schools as well as more tradition psychodynamic methods to tailor to your own individual situation). I also draw on my extensive life experience which involved growing up in different countries as well as living in the USA as an adult.

I’m able to offer you a safe, objective and non-judgmental space to explore your life. I work with adults, couples and teens. We work together to develop a picture of how you want your life to be and will work out the necessary steps to develop it. Often seemingly small changes can impact your entire life. Small manageable steps can lead to big changes. While change may feel overwhelming or impossible together we will walk this path that will lead to you having a joyful life experience. I can work with you on any relational issue, addictive disorder; ocd, anxiety, depression, trauma. I use a variety of approaches ranging from attachment, narrative therapy, and mindfulness cognitive behaviour therapy.

I have a keen professional interest in the work of UCLA Professor Dan Siegel’s neuroscience and meditation lab. I myself have been meditating since 2006. Your therapy process does not have to last forever; results can come quicker than you think. I initially did my training at the Tavistock Clinic, London, where I did PGDIP in Couple’s Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. I followed it on with masters in clinical psychology at Antioch University in Los Angeles.

Psychotherapist

Simona is a Psychotherapist and Coach specialised in brief, impactful and long-lasting interventions.

Simona’s strategic work means that she aims to co-create and reach with her clients transformational goals through sometime unconventional solutions, in the shortest period of time, fostering resourceful autonomy, positive communication, relational and emotional strategies.

The overall atmosphere offered is a welcoming, open-minded experience of personal exploration and facilitation of growth.

With a Ba and Ma in Psychology, Simona specialises in a variety of brief therapies while also following a background in Clinical Psychology and Systemic psychotherapy.

This means Simona, alongside 1:1 work, has gained lots of experience working with couples, families and teams.

Having worked in different settings and with people from various industries, from the Italian Nhs to the Charity Sector in the UK and the educational, private and creative worlds, Simona professional mindset aims to cater for different needs in a tailored fashion.

Igniting positive change at large is Simona’s passion, supporting people in designing their own version of wellbeing and advocating for better futures.

Simona works both in Italian and English.

Psychotherapist

Suzi is a clinical psychotherapist who is experienced in working with adults and young people (ages 11-16). She works with a wide range of issues known for causing psychological distress. These issues vary from anxiety to low self-esteem/confidence, stress, depression, addiction, grief and loss, bereavement, relationship issues, anger issues, abuse, self-harm, bullying and trauma.

The Person Centred approach is the primary modality Suzi uses as she is passionate about self-discovery, self -development and personal growth. Her desire is that all her clients are able to discover their inner strength and reach their full potential, which she believes brings about wholeness and inner peace and the zeal to live a more fulfilling life.

Sessions are suited to meet the individual needs and preferences of her clients. Effective features from various approaches such as the Psychodynamic approach, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy are incorporated into sessions to help maximise the healing and breakthrough of her clients. Suzi works to help clients recognise past trauma’s that maybe affecting their current life and make positive changes. She helps clients identify, challenge and control unhelpful thoughts and works with them towards establishing a healthier thought process. Suzi is warm, welcoming and down to earth. She empathetically embraces her clients and empowers them with positivity.

Counselling Psychologist

Jasmine is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the BPS and is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Her approach to therapy appreciates the significance of the social and cultural domains in which one is embedded with, and focuses on the interconnected nature between an individual and the social world they are part of.  She very much takes a non-judgemental stance when taking into account how people are affected by their past and relational context, and encourages individuals to develop insight and knowledge into recurring patterns in their life, to find other ways of responding or relating.

While Jasmine is particularly skilled in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person-Centred Therapy and Psychodynamic approaches, she also offers Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Compassion-Focused Therapy. As such, Jasmine is an integrative practitioner, drawing on her knowledge of different theoretical models and psychological techniques to meet the needs of the individual.

Jasmine has worked in various clinical settings; voluntary third-sector organisation, primary care and within a prison service. She is currently working for an NHS service that specialises in eating disorders. In her range of experience, she has worked with individuals with anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD and long-term conditions associated with interpersonal problems and emotion dysregulation.

She has a particular interest in eating disorders, which has been consolidated by her experience of working for specialist eating disorders services with a range of clients on the eating disorder spectrum and working with complexity and dual problems such as anxiety, trauma, OCD. Therefore, she can offer evidence-based treatment approaches she has completed her training in MANTRA Maudsley Model of Anorexia Treatment for Adults, CBT-E Cognitive Behavioural Therapy-Enhanced for Eating Disorders and Schema Therapy for Eating Disorders. Jasmines PhD work focused on body image and eating difficulties in the context of social media, as a result, she combines her knowledge of psychological research with therapeutic practice to offer a nuanced and complex understanding of social media and its impact on subjectivities and experiences, particularly about body-management and disordered eating practices.

Psychotherapist

I practise psychoanalytic psychotherapy with individual adults, and I am registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy. As a graduate psychologist, I began my professional life working with those experiencing severe mental health problems. I undertook further training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, qualifying in 2002 as a psychodynamic psychoanalytic psychotherapist. Alongside my private practice I also run a therapeutic Community (TC) for individuals struggling with various forms of emotional distress.

The people I work with in psychotherapy may seek psychological support for a variety of reasons. You might be feeling hindered by past or present trauma, or you may be functioning well in your life. You might be seeking psychotherapy as a means of self-development, to address major life changes, or to manage a mental health condition. You might also enter therapy as part of your training requirement. You might have been in counselling or psychotherapy before, and feel that there is further work to be done.

I work with a variety of issues including, difficulties in relationships, sexuality, identity, feelings of emptiness, loneliness and meaninglessness, anxiety, panic attacks and stress, low self-esteem, childhood or adult trauma, education and career attainments, physical symptoms for which there is no medical explanation, loss or a bereavement.

I like to begin with an assessment which enables me to think together with you about your circumstances, and to determine the most appropriate way forward with you – which may mean a referral to a different form of therapy. If we decide to continue working together, my aim would be to help you to understand the trauma or traumas that underpin the problems you may be struggling with on a day to day basis, and to enable this understanding to be accepted by, and integrated with, your own conscious sense of who you are as a person.

Counselling Psychologist

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.

Psychotherapist

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.

Psychotherapist, Counsellor

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.

Psychotherapist

I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a certified Imago relationship therapist. I have a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy and have been in private practice for over 12 years. I have counseled for a number of organizations including MIND and LACAP, as well as for several Employee Assistance programme providers.

My approach is integrative as I draw on a variety of psychological therapies to help clients. I counsel both individuals and couples, and I work with a wide range of issues including relationship difficulties, anger management, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and bereavement.

As an Imago relationship therapist, I work with couples to build open communication in order to resolve conflict and rebuild love and connection. If couples have decided to separate I help them do so in an amicable way. I am also a facilitator for the Prepare-Enrich programme, helping premarital couples to start marriage on the best foot.

Psychotherapist, Counsellor

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. 

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.

Psychotherapist

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.

Psychotherapist

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.

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.

Chartered Psychologist

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.

Psychotherapist

Maryam is an integrative psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and coach. She completed her MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling from Regent’s University, London and has been practicing psychotherapy and hypnotherapy for the past ten years. Her experience comes from having worked as a psychotherapist, CBT and IAPT practitioner for the NHS, within the charity sector, as well as in private practice. Prior to moving to the UK, Maryam worked as a clinical hypnotherapist and life-coach in Tehran.

Working integratively means that she will draw on different modalities to best support the client’s unique needs. Sometimes a more structured CBT approach will be suitable, where a specific problem can be targeted and worked through, whereas other times, a more explorative approach will be used to help develop self-awareness, self-acceptance and foster compassion –  to better appreciate why you do what you do and feel the way you feel in relation to yourself, others and the world. 

Her background in hypnotherapy means she is particularly well suited to work with clients presenting psychological problems that manifest themselves physically. Distressing feelings such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, feelings of shame and guilt, extreme anger, can be very much a physical presence in a client. At these times, hypnotherapy can be a very useful tool to work through the problems. Maryam also offers EMDR, which is particularly useful when working with trauma.

Maryam offers therapy face-to-face and Skype. She speaks English and Farsi.

Psychotherapist

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.

Psychotherapist, Counsellor

Phil is a BACP registered Existential Psychotherapist and Psychotherapy & Counselling Doctoral candidate at Middlesex University.

Phil recognises that for all of us Life can often be confusing, contradictory and at times extremely testing. At any stage we can be faced with feelings of sadness, anger or loneliness. You may feel lost and uncertain or Life might seem meaningless. In his existential psychotherapy practice Phil endeavours to address such questions whilst taking into account the uniqueness of your individuality and specific needs.

His aim throughout therapy is to help you voice your struggles and make better sense of them.

Within this, Phil’s approach is one of trust, collaboration, engagement and non-judgement in a relaxed, supportive yet active atmosphere. Working with Phil offers a client the opportunity to clarify experiences, tell your story, gain insight and reflect on your situation. Your courage and willingness to be open and honest will be an important part of the work. In this way, you will open out a better understanding of yourself, your power to choose, your limitations and possibilities.

Phil has recently worked in the NHS for two years within Guys & St Thomas’ Cancer Care services. Prior to that Phil worked in the charitable third sector with a broad range of psychotherapeutic clients, also in London. Phil remains a practising lawyer in the City and has an up-to-date understanding of fast-moving, modern professional life. Phil is also training as a coach. He is LGBT-friendly and has particular experience with: anxiety and trauma – professional and career challenges and self-exploration – death and dying – loss and bereavement – suicidal ideation – our relationships with self and others – identity, searching for meaning and a sense of one’s ‘true self’

Psychotherapist, Counsellor

Salma offers both Time Limited (or brief) therapy to focus on a particular issue offering 6-20 sessions or a more in-depth longer process of psychotherapy which explores in detail what influences behavior, thought patterns and processes and emotional experience. Salma’s therapeutic approach draws on a range of concepts including psychodynamic, Mentalization Based Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. She offers advice and professional help on a range of issues and is flexible in her availability and work specifically to the suitability of your needs.

Salma is currently the couples therapy lead at the Priory Wellbeing clinic in Canterbury and specialises in Personality disorders and Psychosexual therapy.

Psychotherapist
I am an experienced Gestalt psychotherapist with over 15 years working within the health and well-being fields.  Gestalt therapy has its focus on the here and now. This allows people the space to both reflect and take action and so live a richer, more fully present life. My clinical focus includes relationship difficulties and dynamics, loss and unresolved grief and coping with anxiety.  My specialisms also incorporate themes of belonging and identity and intercultural dynamics.  I facilitate experiential groups, a dynamic arena for growth and change. My approach integrates contemporary Gestalt therapy with current thinking on neuroscience and the brain-mind-body relationship with an intuitive, creative approach.
I believe that people have the answers to their own wellbeing but sometimes it is difficult to appreciate this especially when life becomes overwhelming.  As such I offer a collaborative, non-judgemental space where you can talk openly, practice new ways of being or be silent or stuck – sometimes what we don’t or can’t say can be as informative as speaking out.
Counsellor

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

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.

Counsellor

My work is rooted in a humanistic approach, emphasising the significance of and providing the fertile environment for you to grow into your true self. Through our time spent together you will have the opportunity to explore your sense of self, and what may be causing you distress or perhaps holding you back from being accepting of yourself. Your journey is unique to you, and as such, I will facilitate a bespoke pathway which is concentrated on the here and now, whilst facing difficulties with past experiences. I have a wealth of experience working with trauma and the impacts that can have: psychologically, emotionally and somatically, whilst identifying interventions and new understanding, which evokes resilience, acceptance and empowerment for survivors.

I have a passion for helping those suffering with mental health difficulties, especially in depression and anxiety. I pride myself on connecting with my clients on a deep level and value the strength and power of the therapeutic relationship to promote healing and progression. Helping to identify ways to be free of painful symptoms that can hold a person back and collaboratively working to carve out new ways of coping and preventing relapses in the future. This time is for you, for your voice to be heard and for your healing to begin, it would be my privilege to support you through this.

Psychotherapist

Jana is an Integrative psychotherapist working with each client according to their unique needs, learning styles and life experience.

Jana is registered with Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited with BACP. She has experience of working therapeutically in NHS acute mental health and in community based counselling and psychotherapy services. In addition to her clinical work she has extensive experience of developing and managing wellbeing programmes in heritage setting working with people of diverse backgrounds.

Jana values client’s ownership of therapy and encourages clients to discover and develop their own internal resources to creatively address issues which bring them to therapy, whether it is anxiety, relationships and family difficulties, work/life stress, identity issues or impact of traumatic past.

She prioritised development of a supportive working relationship with clients to enable the growth of healthier responses to life’s challenges and she works alongside her clients in an open, non judgmental way to uncover unhelpful patterns and blocks to personal development.

Jana has expertise in working with people affected by sexual violence and abuse, adverse childhood experiences, post traumatic stress and transgenerational trauma. She is informed by the systemic therapy approach, trauma neuroscience and attachment theory and uses psychoeducation and creativity to empower her clients to work through the impact of abuse.

Jana speaks English, Czech/Slovakian.

Counsellor

Rachel is an experienced integrative counsellor who is adept in harvesting a meaningful, trusted, inclusive therapeutic experience between equals. She provides an intuitive, empathic and warm environment to explore emotional difficulties, distress or opportunities for change. Rachel applies a combined approach to therapy, blending together a range of theories, modalities and interventions to suit the specific needs of the client.

Her practice incorporates humanistic, CBT, DBT and psychodynamic models to inform her work. Your therapeutic journey is unique to you, therefore Rachel will facilitate a bespoke pathway centring on your here and now distress, whilst looking at early life experiences and any links and themes that flow habitually through our thoughts and how these cognitive scripts can influence both our emotions and our behaviour.

Rachel’s passion is supporting those suffering with mental health difficulties, including depression, anxiety, personality and mood disorders. She has a wealth of experience working with trauma, both historical and current; and the impacts that can have on us psychologically, emotionally and somatically. Having worked in the field of addiction recovery for many years, Rachel has helped individual’s break free from the dysfunctional behaviours linked to substance misuse and supporting those through consequential impacts including relational ruptures and professional issues.

In connecting with her clients on a deeper level, they describe benefiting from a new found level of self awareness, centeredness and psychological growth. Rachel also offers Bereavement Counselling, and can help you process your feelings of loss and grief from losing a loved one. Rachel will work with you collaboratively to harvest new ways of viewing difficulties, develop new ways of coping and exploring interventions to alleviate distress and protect continued mental wellness.

Counsellor

I work predominantly utilising a humanistic approach, offering a non-judgemental, accepting and safe space for reflection and exploration of emotional problems, to work towards making sense of your world and alleviate emotional distress.   This approach centres on the belief that everyone has the capacity to grow emotionally and psychologically towards their own goals to reach personal fulfilment and enhancement.

I recognise the uniqueness of every individual which is core to my work and am passionate about the importance and impact the development of the therapeutic relationship has in assisting with the exploration of your own sense of self thus enabling movement towards a life of self-acceptance.

I have experience of working with a range of psychological issues including Anxiety and Depression.  I have a passion for working with those experiencing bereavement and loss and will work with you to process your grief.

As a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I adhere and abide by their code of ethics.