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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Clinical Director, 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) submitted in March 2019 examined the emotional experiences of men over forty in therapy for substance issues.

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Helen Combes is a Registered Clinical Psychologist and BABCP accredited psychotherapist.  She has been qualified as a Clinical Psychologist for 20 years and has undertaken medico-legal and court assessments in relation to trauma.  She regularly practices Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and more traditional cognitive behaviour therapy.  Helen is able to provide supervision and support to qualified psychologists and CBT practitioners and has been involved in training both professions for more than 15 years.

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.

Counselling Psychologist, Executive Coach

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and executive coach. I am registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care and Professions Council (HCPC). In addition to my Doctorate I hold an Msc in Health Psychology, undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice and a Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Coaching.

Life can be extremely challenging and many of us will experience a number of losses along the way. During those times, it is not uncommon to feel overwhelmed, lonely, confused and unsure who to talk to. Sometimes we might feel particularly stuck and have difficulty finding a way forward. Therapy can be a useful space in which to explore those feelings. It will offer you some time to reflect, to think about what is important to you and to work through and begin to process difficult past experiences. It may also help you to work towards greater self-acceptance and feel hopeful again about your future.

In therapy I tend to draw from a range of models in my work with clients to guide the assessment and treatment approaches undertaken. However, I would say that my work is largely influenced by psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural and person-centred approaches and I tend to work relationally. I will discuss with you what approach I think will suit you best and this decision will be based on your needs and what you hope to gain from therapy. I have experience of working with children, adults and couples across the lifespan and I have gained experience of working with a wide range of difficulties. Some examples include: obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, gender dysphoria, eating disorders, domestic violence, perfectionism, imposter syndrome and work-related stress.

My approach to therapy is non-directive but I will be there to respond to you, to guide you and to help you explore some of your difficulties in more depth. We will also review the therapy together, which will offer you a chance to express what is working well for you and if the sessions are progressing toward your original aims and goals for therapy. In order to help you manage difficult feelings and distress I am also able to work with mindfulness techniques and relaxation/breathing exercises where appropriate in the work.

In terms of my background, I spent many years working in the criminal justice system and now enjoy helping others through therapy. I had a desire to work with people and to help people in some way from a very young age. It therefore seemed quite natural for me to train as a Counselling Psychologist. I view myself as an empathic, intuitive and patient therapist and these are qualities which I believe my previous clients have valued. I am reliable and able to offer you a safe, non-judgemental space in which to talk about your difficulties at your pace. I fully appreciate that starting therapy can feel daunting and I will do my best to explain the process to you clearly and work through any difficult moments with you compassionately and sensitively.

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

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.

 

 

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, 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.

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

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. 

Executive & Leadership Coach, Business Coach, Facilitator, 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

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.