Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counselling in North West London, London

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Anna Vargas
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North West London, London NW1
I am a Gestalt counsellor who believes in the transformative power of creative therapeutic approaches. By integrating dialogue, creative techniques, mindfulness, and poly-vagal exercises I help you explore how you perceive yourself and connect with your thoughts, feelings and experiences. I tailor my approach to your individual needs, combining various modalities to offer a unique and personalised experience. My goal is to empower you to increase self-awareness, build self-esteem and address any blocks that make you feel stuck. I am experienced working with neurodiversity, cultural and relational issues, abuse and chronic illness.
I am a Gestalt counsellor who believes in the transformative power of creative therapeutic approaches. By integrating dialogue, creative techniques, mindfulness, and poly-vagal exercises I help you explore how you perceive yourself and connect with your thoughts, feelings and experiences. I tailor my approach to your individual needs, combining various modalities to offer a unique and personalised experience. My goal is to empower you to increase self-awareness, build self-esteem and address any blocks that make you feel stuck. I am experienced working with neurodiversity, cultural and relational issues, abuse and chronic illness.
020 7046 0534 View 020 7046 0534
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Wendy O'Neill
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW5
I am an integrative practitioner and the therapeutic models I adopt are Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Systemic ideas, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy, Mindfulness, DBT, and EMDR.
Hello, I'm Wendy and I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years experience working in the NHS and Charity sector. I currently work within a specialist services with individuals and families with emotional difficulties. When we first meet, we will think together about your experiences, why you have come to therapy now, and your hopes for change. I hope to offer you a warm, non-judgmental, and safe therapeutic safe to help explore current difficulties and to find ways to overcome the challenges that are having an impact on your life.
I am an integrative practitioner and the therapeutic models I adopt are Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Systemic ideas, Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy, Mindfulness, DBT, and EMDR.
Hello, I'm Wendy and I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 10 years experience working in the NHS and Charity sector. I currently work within a specialist services with individuals and families with emotional difficulties. When we first meet, we will think together about your experiences, why you have come to therapy now, and your hopes for change. I hope to offer you a warm, non-judgmental, and safe therapeutic safe to help explore current difficulties and to find ways to overcome the challenges that are having an impact on your life.
020 3841 7311 View 020 3841 7311
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Helene Klein
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW1
I practice from a psychodynamic core into which I integrate a range of cognitive behavioural therapies, including mindfulness-based approaches.
I am a Counselling Psychologist and trained EMDR therapist, accredited by the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC), and registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS). I split my time working in private practice in northwest London and the NHS providing therapy to employees affected by traumatic experiences and patients living with persistent physical health conditions, e.g. cancer. cardiac disease, and persistent pain.
I practice from a psychodynamic core into which I integrate a range of cognitive behavioural therapies, including mindfulness-based approaches.
I am a Counselling Psychologist and trained EMDR therapist, accredited by the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC), and registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS). I split my time working in private practice in northwest London and the NHS providing therapy to employees affected by traumatic experiences and patients living with persistent physical health conditions, e.g. cancer. cardiac disease, and persistent pain.
020 3974 1546 View 020 3974 1546
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Dr Harriette Parnes
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW11
I have training in several approaches including cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic, acceptance and commitment therapy, compassion focussed, mindfulness and brief solution focussed therapy.
Hello, I am a Counselling Psychologist and work with adults and children who are struggling to cope with different types of distress. This might be depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, OCD, addictions, bereavement, gender identity, trauma, relationship difficulties etc. Whatever difficulties you are having, we would begin with an assessment to learn more about what brings you to therapy, think about your goals for treatment and formulate a plan for which approach might be most helpful. It is also an opportunity for you to see if you feel we are the right fit.
I have training in several approaches including cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic, acceptance and commitment therapy, compassion focussed, mindfulness and brief solution focussed therapy.
Hello, I am a Counselling Psychologist and work with adults and children who are struggling to cope with different types of distress. This might be depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, OCD, addictions, bereavement, gender identity, trauma, relationship difficulties etc. Whatever difficulties you are having, we would begin with an assessment to learn more about what brings you to therapy, think about your goals for treatment and formulate a plan for which approach might be most helpful. It is also an opportunity for you to see if you feel we are the right fit.
020 4538 0326 View 020 4538 0326
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David Goldberg
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW3  (Online Only)
I work with the mind and body and incorporate creative imagination, dreamwork, visualisation and mindfulness when suitable.
The decision to consider therapy can provoke anxiety about opening up to a new person and can bring up other uncomfortable feelings from past experiences. While therapy can be challenging at times, an empathic, supportive and unconditional therapeutic relationship can be very healing. It is where you be fully accepted and can grow. I offer you a therapeutic relationship free from judgment, criticism and expectations where the only agenda is to support you in your process. I have extensive experience working with men issues, post trauma, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues and gay issues.
I work with the mind and body and incorporate creative imagination, dreamwork, visualisation and mindfulness when suitable.
The decision to consider therapy can provoke anxiety about opening up to a new person and can bring up other uncomfortable feelings from past experiences. While therapy can be challenging at times, an empathic, supportive and unconditional therapeutic relationship can be very healing. It is where you be fully accepted and can grow. I offer you a therapeutic relationship free from judgment, criticism and expectations where the only agenda is to support you in your process. I have extensive experience working with men issues, post trauma, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues and gay issues.
020 3974 1978 View 020 3974 1978
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Owen Newman
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW3
I specialise in Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Therapy (CT) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
When we're trying to cope with situations and experiences that are difficult for us, it's easy to find ourselves reacting in ways we don't like or want but can't seem to stop or change. My name is Owen Newman. I'm an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist experienced at helping to work through problems with anxiety, depression, relationships, anger, stress, OCD, self-esteem and motivation. My approach is to provide a confidential, non-judgemental space where we can talk through your experiences to gain clarity and insight, and develop a plan of steps you can take to deal with problems in a way that brings you genuine change.
I specialise in Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Therapy (CT) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
When we're trying to cope with situations and experiences that are difficult for us, it's easy to find ourselves reacting in ways we don't like or want but can't seem to stop or change. My name is Owen Newman. I'm an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist experienced at helping to work through problems with anxiety, depression, relationships, anger, stress, OCD, self-esteem and motivation. My approach is to provide a confidential, non-judgemental space where we can talk through your experiences to gain clarity and insight, and develop a plan of steps you can take to deal with problems in a way that brings you genuine change.
020 4538 8051 View 020 4538 8051
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Celestia Spong Mindfulness Life Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW3  (Online Only)
My mission is to provide an authentic, safe therapeutic space to help you navigate the challenges & complexities of life. Whether you’re experiencing overwhelm, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma or PTSD, existential crisis or spiritual awakening, lack of boundaries, repeating unhealthy patterns, or dealing with grief & loss, I can help you find some relief from these challenges, and help you to move towards deep personal healing and growth. I predominantly use a combination of the following psychotherapeutic modalities: Internal family systems (IFS), Mindfulness based approaches, Gestalt Psychotherapy, & Somatic therapy.
My mission is to provide an authentic, safe therapeutic space to help you navigate the challenges & complexities of life. Whether you’re experiencing overwhelm, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma or PTSD, existential crisis or spiritual awakening, lack of boundaries, repeating unhealthy patterns, or dealing with grief & loss, I can help you find some relief from these challenges, and help you to move towards deep personal healing and growth. I predominantly use a combination of the following psychotherapeutic modalities: Internal family systems (IFS), Mindfulness based approaches, Gestalt Psychotherapy, & Somatic therapy.
020 3872 2709 View 020 3872 2709
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theultimatetherapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW2
I deal with a large variety of emotional and psychological problems and my goal is to help clients learn strategies to manage their personal challenges and reach their goals in as fast a time possible. My areas of expertise include CBT for all types of Anxiety disorders and phobias. Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR), recognised as particularly successful for PTSD and trauma issues and hypnotherapy and mindfulness techniques. I have also successfully treated all types of weight and food issues. I offer unconditional positive regard, compassion, empathy, genuineness and respect for you, and your values
I deal with a large variety of emotional and psychological problems and my goal is to help clients learn strategies to manage their personal challenges and reach their goals in as fast a time possible. My areas of expertise include CBT for all types of Anxiety disorders and phobias. Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR), recognised as particularly successful for PTSD and trauma issues and hypnotherapy and mindfulness techniques. I have also successfully treated all types of weight and food issues. I offer unconditional positive regard, compassion, empathy, genuineness and respect for you, and your values
020 4538 7738 View 020 4538 7738
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Nicholas Barker
Psychotherapist, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW3
I am an integrative therapist combining REBT (a deeper and more philosophical branch of CBT) with Mindfulness training.
Do you feel like you're stuck? Do you suffer from anxiety, depression or low self-esteem? Is procrastination heightening your stress levels? Perhaps you're struggling with relationships at home or work? I offer affordable, short and medium-term therapy aimed at rooting out the negative behaviour and thinking that maintains your unhappiness. With commitment and perseverance, we will restore your sense of balance, clarity of thought and mental well-being.
I am an integrative therapist combining REBT (a deeper and more philosophical branch of CBT) with Mindfulness training.
Do you feel like you're stuck? Do you suffer from anxiety, depression or low self-esteem? Is procrastination heightening your stress levels? Perhaps you're struggling with relationships at home or work? I offer affordable, short and medium-term therapy aimed at rooting out the negative behaviour and thinking that maintains your unhappiness. With commitment and perseverance, we will restore your sense of balance, clarity of thought and mental well-being.
020 3835 2479 View 020 3835 2479
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Dr Maria A. Padilla
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW8
The theoretical framework that informs my practice is integrative, including CBT, Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic, Person-Centered, and Third wave approaches: Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Compassion Focus Therapy (CFT).
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a registered Psychologist with the Health and Care professions Council (HCPC). Over the last decade, I have gained extensive clinical experience whilst working with children, adults, couples, families and groups in the NHS, charity, private sectors and through my own private practice. Due to the unforeseen circumstances, currently I am offering only Skype, Zoom and telephone sessions.
The theoretical framework that informs my practice is integrative, including CBT, Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic, Person-Centered, and Third wave approaches: Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Compassion Focus Therapy (CFT).
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a registered Psychologist with the Health and Care professions Council (HCPC). Over the last decade, I have gained extensive clinical experience whilst working with children, adults, couples, families and groups in the NHS, charity, private sectors and through my own private practice. Due to the unforeseen circumstances, currently I am offering only Skype, Zoom and telephone sessions.
020 4538 0605 View 020 4538 0605
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Marta Benko
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW3
Additionally trained in different therapeutic approaches like CBT, ACT, CFT, mindfulness, play and creative arts therapy, filial therapy, narrative approaches.
Supporting kids, YP, parents and adults with: mental health difficulties in the context of a physical illness (especially with endometriosis, asthma, CF, oncology, haematology, gastroenterology, dermatology, neurosurgery, and surgery), health anxiety, functional presentation/ medically unexplained symptom, relationship breakdown and divorce, children and young people, school avoidance/school anxiety, ex-pats and 3rd country children, mood difficulties (anxiety, panic attacks, fear and phobias, low mood) , stress , OCD, body repetitive behaviours (hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting) , sleep, non-underweight eating disorders.
Additionally trained in different therapeutic approaches like CBT, ACT, CFT, mindfulness, play and creative arts therapy, filial therapy, narrative approaches.
Supporting kids, YP, parents and adults with: mental health difficulties in the context of a physical illness (especially with endometriosis, asthma, CF, oncology, haematology, gastroenterology, dermatology, neurosurgery, and surgery), health anxiety, functional presentation/ medically unexplained symptom, relationship breakdown and divorce, children and young people, school avoidance/school anxiety, ex-pats and 3rd country children, mood difficulties (anxiety, panic attacks, fear and phobias, low mood) , stress , OCD, body repetitive behaviours (hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting) , sleep, non-underweight eating disorders.
020 8016 3516 View 020 8016 3516
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Wayne M. Mertins-Brown
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW6
Since the Coronavirus pandemic my Psychotherapy practice has moved online, in most cases. My fee for working face-to-face - in and around the Greater London area - can be discussed. I offer one-to-one, couple and relationship counselling and group therapy. I work with an integrative approach, including theoretical principles such as Relational, Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Spiritual, Mindfulness, Gestalt, etc. I also incorporate Eco-Psychotherapy, as I believe we are each emotionally and spiritually impacted by the differing, ecological environments in which we live.
Since the Coronavirus pandemic my Psychotherapy practice has moved online, in most cases. My fee for working face-to-face - in and around the Greater London area - can be discussed. I offer one-to-one, couple and relationship counselling and group therapy. I work with an integrative approach, including theoretical principles such as Relational, Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Spiritual, Mindfulness, Gestalt, etc. I also incorporate Eco-Psychotherapy, as I believe we are each emotionally and spiritually impacted by the differing, ecological environments in which we live.
020 7046 0224 View 020 7046 0224
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Leela Faezeh Emadi
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW1  (Online Only)
I see therapy as a team work to go on an adventure: step into the unknown of your being! My approach is Holistic and Integrative. Holistic means that we work with different layers of your being: your physical, mental, emotional and energetical bodies. If you’re open to, we will work with breath, mindfulness, chakras, energy blocks and dreams. I have seen over and over that the process of healing is quicker when we both go beyond our minds and work with all of us. Working Integratively means that I have a tool box of different approaches and I use the one which is suitable to you at the right time.
I see therapy as a team work to go on an adventure: step into the unknown of your being! My approach is Holistic and Integrative. Holistic means that we work with different layers of your being: your physical, mental, emotional and energetical bodies. If you’re open to, we will work with breath, mindfulness, chakras, energy blocks and dreams. I have seen over and over that the process of healing is quicker when we both go beyond our minds and work with all of us. Working Integratively means that I have a tool box of different approaches and I use the one which is suitable to you at the right time.
020 3856 7746 View 020 3856 7746
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Catalina Mena
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW1
My approach to therapy has been influenced by existential philosophy as well as psychological models, such as psychodynamic theories, CBT, Mindfulness-Based Therapy and Compassion-Focused Therapy.
Reasons for seeking counselling may vary and these could include a wide range of psychological or emotional distress as well as the need to explore your life more deeply or reflect on particular life decisions or dilemmas. The way we approach challenges in life and the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that arise from them can sometimes be the source of further suffering which can be experienced as shame, self-criticism, isolation, self-loathing, self-blame and deep emotional suffering.
My approach to therapy has been influenced by existential philosophy as well as psychological models, such as psychodynamic theories, CBT, Mindfulness-Based Therapy and Compassion-Focused Therapy.
Reasons for seeking counselling may vary and these could include a wide range of psychological or emotional distress as well as the need to explore your life more deeply or reflect on particular life decisions or dilemmas. The way we approach challenges in life and the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that arise from them can sometimes be the source of further suffering which can be experienced as shame, self-criticism, isolation, self-loathing, self-blame and deep emotional suffering.
020 3095 8280 View 020 3095 8280
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Mahen Jhugroo
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW6  (Online Only)
I have also received further specialist training in EMDR and Schema Therapy and more recently, in mindfulness-based approaches.
I am a Senior Chartered Clinical Psychologist with experience working in the NHS and the Health Service Executive for almost 15 years. I have completed my training at the Institute of Education, University of London and the National University Ireland, Galway and feels very privileged to have trained in centres of excellence where I have gained a wealth of experience. As an experienced clinician working across the lifespan in various settings with individuals experiencing a range of psychological and emotional difficulties, I provide an integrative approach to my work, including working with adolescents and adults.
I have also received further specialist training in EMDR and Schema Therapy and more recently, in mindfulness-based approaches.
I am a Senior Chartered Clinical Psychologist with experience working in the NHS and the Health Service Executive for almost 15 years. I have completed my training at the Institute of Education, University of London and the National University Ireland, Galway and feels very privileged to have trained in centres of excellence where I have gained a wealth of experience. As an experienced clinician working across the lifespan in various settings with individuals experiencing a range of psychological and emotional difficulties, I provide an integrative approach to my work, including working with adolescents and adults.
020 8154 5430 View 020 8154 5430
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Mandi Simons Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW3
We provide you with a safe, confidential space to speak freely about what is on your mind and ensure you are matched with the most appropriate counsellor and therapeutic approach, such as short-term CBT or Mindfulness.
Finding the Right Counsellor for You. Welcome to Mandi Simons Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice. We are a team of experienced practitioners providing counselling which is tailored to your needs in Hampstead, Stanmore and online.Our team comprises of CBT and integrative therapists specialising in many different areas, such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, addiction, neurodiversity and relationship issues, allowing us to provide tailored expert help for all kinds of issues. lthough we are all experts in several different fields, we all share the same approach of working with clients in an empathic, individual way,
We provide you with a safe, confidential space to speak freely about what is on your mind and ensure you are matched with the most appropriate counsellor and therapeutic approach, such as short-term CBT or Mindfulness.
Finding the Right Counsellor for You. Welcome to Mandi Simons Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice. We are a team of experienced practitioners providing counselling which is tailored to your needs in Hampstead, Stanmore and online.Our team comprises of CBT and integrative therapists specialising in many different areas, such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, addiction, neurodiversity and relationship issues, allowing us to provide tailored expert help for all kinds of issues. lthough we are all experts in several different fields, we all share the same approach of working with clients in an empathic, individual way,
020 3872 2042 View 020 3872 2042
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Kostana Banjac
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North West London, London NW1
My clinical approach integrates talking therapies, DBT, mindfulness, trauma work, psychodrama, and creativity, using a range of creative tools, including action, visualisation, imagery, and art.
I work pluralistically from a contemporary biopsychosocial framework that incorporates all aspects of self and I believe that you have many of the answers you are seeking within yourself. My objective is to build a safe and holding space for a trusting relationship where you can explore and share your thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and problems/difficulties. Clients often seek therapy because of symptoms affecting their everyday life. However, they are often unaware of the root cause of their self-sabotaging behaviours, relationship issues, and emotional numbness. I also provide a more focused work as a single-session therapy (SST)
My clinical approach integrates talking therapies, DBT, mindfulness, trauma work, psychodrama, and creativity, using a range of creative tools, including action, visualisation, imagery, and art.
I work pluralistically from a contemporary biopsychosocial framework that incorporates all aspects of self and I believe that you have many of the answers you are seeking within yourself. My objective is to build a safe and holding space for a trusting relationship where you can explore and share your thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and problems/difficulties. Clients often seek therapy because of symptoms affecting their everyday life. However, they are often unaware of the root cause of their self-sabotaging behaviours, relationship issues, and emotional numbness. I also provide a more focused work as a single-session therapy (SST)
020 3835 5391 View 020 3835 5391
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Philip Adam Wood
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW6
My practice has a foundation in Mindfulness and a radical acceptance of the human condition.
There are times in everyone's life when things can feel overwhelming. At others, we can find ourselves repeating unhelpful or destructive patterns in our behaviour or relationships. At these difficult, and sometimes very distressing times, therapy can, quite literally, be a life-saver. For others, therapy can be an exciting and challenging space for personal development, growth and exploration. I have worked in the field of mental health for over 20 years. I work in both the NHS and as a consultant in Private Practice. I am also a senior tutor at the Minster Centre a pre-eminent training organisation for Psychotherapists.
My practice has a foundation in Mindfulness and a radical acceptance of the human condition.
There are times in everyone's life when things can feel overwhelming. At others, we can find ourselves repeating unhelpful or destructive patterns in our behaviour or relationships. At these difficult, and sometimes very distressing times, therapy can, quite literally, be a life-saver. For others, therapy can be an exciting and challenging space for personal development, growth and exploration. I have worked in the field of mental health for over 20 years. I work in both the NHS and as a consultant in Private Practice. I am also a senior tutor at the Minster Centre a pre-eminent training organisation for Psychotherapists.
07480 639080 View 07480 639080
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Dr Anna Tavoulari
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW6
I integrate a range of cognitive behavioural therapies such as mindfulness-based approaches.
I am a counselling psychologist accredited by the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS). I currently work at a private hospital providing therapy to people living with physical health conditions such as cancer and I also work in private practice. Over the years, I have worked for the NHS, Westminster MIND and university counselling services. I believe each person is unique and I use a range of therapeutic approaches to meet your needs.
I integrate a range of cognitive behavioural therapies such as mindfulness-based approaches.
I am a counselling psychologist accredited by the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) and registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS). I currently work at a private hospital providing therapy to people living with physical health conditions such as cancer and I also work in private practice. Over the years, I have worked for the NHS, Westminster MIND and university counselling services. I believe each person is unique and I use a range of therapeutic approaches to meet your needs.
07476 550171 View 07476 550171
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Imogen Burgess
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
North West London, London NW6
Hello, I’m Imogen, an experienced CBT Psychotherapist. My approach is flexible, collaborative with a strong emphasis on the therapeutic relationship. My style is calm and warm, and we will begin at a pace that meets you where you are. I am fully BABCP accredited and have nearly a decade of NHS experience working as a psychotherapist. In addition to CBT, I am a qualified mindfulness teacher and regularly run MBCT groups as well as bringing mindfulness to my 1:1 sessions. I also use Compassionate Focused and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I am also completing additional training to become an EMDR therapist and offer EMDR sessions.
Hello, I’m Imogen, an experienced CBT Psychotherapist. My approach is flexible, collaborative with a strong emphasis on the therapeutic relationship. My style is calm and warm, and we will begin at a pace that meets you where you are. I am fully BABCP accredited and have nearly a decade of NHS experience working as a psychotherapist. In addition to CBT, I am a qualified mindfulness teacher and regularly run MBCT groups as well as bringing mindfulness to my 1:1 sessions. I also use Compassionate Focused and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I am also completing additional training to become an EMDR therapist and offer EMDR sessions.
020 3962 1204 View 020 3962 1204

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Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counsellors

How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy work?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy originated in the work of John Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He developed mindfulness-based stress reduction, which is a technique found in yoga and meditation. MBCT is a combination of this type of stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy; it essentially quiets emotional distress through mindfulness, utilizing proper breathing and meditation. These techniques aim to bring the individual into the present moment when in a state of distress.

When do I know if I need treatment with mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

If an individual’s mind is filled with emotional distress and general negativity, the person may feel trapped. A mindfulness-based cognitive therapist can help a person change their thinking patterns as well as their behaviour through calm acceptance and compassion. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

This therapy often takes place in group sessions. A therapist will work with the group as well as with each individual. Meditation and breathing exercises are core practices that aim to invite inquiry and discovery into a person’s troubled mental state. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviours and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more realistic way. This therapy is supportive, accepting, and warm.

Is mindfulness-based cognitive therapy effective?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with major depressive disorder have benefitted from this type of therapy; the person accepts their distressed thoughts and also moves into healthier patterns of thinking. This therapy also aims to move an individual away from automatic negative responses. This type of therapy can bring a person lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioural habits.