I have spent most of my working life working with people suffering from varying degrees of mental health issues and also people with alcohol, substance misuse and other addictions, so I can draw upon a vast and varied experience to support you through your journey.
I am a chartered psychologist and Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), and an accredited cognitive behaviour therapy practitioner and Fellow of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I am also a registered metacognitive therapy practitioner with the Metacognitive Therapy Institute (MCT-I). In my practice I focus on developing a collaborative and client centered understanding of presenting problems together with tailor-making treatment programmes using either cognitive behaviour therapy or metacognitive therapy. I have twenty years experience working as a clinician.
I see the therapeutic space as an opportunity to take a new look at current difficulties, taking into account old and often unconscious issues in order to promote the awareness that leads to more harmonious functioning and more satisfactory relationships. I prioritise establishing a climate of trust in the therapeutic relationship where warmth and empathy are paramount. My experience also reaches to supporting young adults who seek to better understand their concerns and symptoms, which can be in the range of depression, relationship snd family difficulties.
As a clinical psychotherapist, I have over 10 year’s experience of working with patients and clients with many different struggles and difficulties. Trained as an integrative therapist, I work in a unique way that is based on your own individual needs. I believe that everyone is different and not every modality suits everyone. I know only too well how difficult life can be, yet uniquely different, we all suffer pain and loss in many similar ways. I feel truly humbled to work in this field and would be honoured to support you. You are not alone.
I am Yianna Kefala, a UKCP/MBACP registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist offering both long and short psychotherapy and counselling for adults and couples. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy enables people to develop a better understanding of themselves and feel more content with various aspects of themselves and their lives. It is usually seen as a journey towards self-discovery and introspection that involves patient and therapist working together. I provide individual sessions, couple counselling/psychotherapy and advice on parenting issues in English and Greek.
Life can take unpredictable turns, leaving us in pain and disbelief. At times we get over it. At other times we dwell in there for a long time as if there was no way out. It may feel lonely and unexplainable and yet time passes by. I am a Relational Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist. I work in the collaborative space of the therapeutic relationship to explore your experience and the difficulties affecting your wellbeing. I believe this may be connected to the way we relate to ourselves and to others, and that understanding these dynamics may open new possibilities for change and more fulfilling life experience.
Life’s ups and downs might make us feel overwhelmed, alone or stuck but we don’t need to handle everything on our own. I believe therapy can provide beneficial improvements to mental, emotional and overall well-being. I work holistically and aim to build a collaborative, non-judgmental, confidential, safe space for my clients to explore whatever brings them to therapy. We can’t control life but we can manage the way we respond to it. My goal is to make my clients feel heard and seen, as well as support them in developing a greater sense of self-awareness and self-worth, and greater ability to navigate life's ebbs and flows.
At the heart of my approach to therapy is a belief that the answer to life’s dilemmas is not ‘out there’ but within us. When we start to love and accept ourselves as we are, we can begin to feel more empathy for others, our relationships will improve, and we will find it easier to have the sort of life we want. It is my view that most people could benefit from therapy. It is a space where you can speak your mind without fear of upsetting friends or family. It is a chance to talk over problems with someone who is not going to be judgemental or tell you what to do. It is a place where you can consider your options and make choices.
I am experienced in working with a diverse range of clients and have supported them as they presented with different and sometimes complex issues including depression; anxiety; trauma related issues; relationship problems; work related issues; feelings of low self-esteem and low confidence; issues of identity and sexuality. I believe that each and every client is unique and presents with their own specific issues, needs and goals. There is no "one size fits all".
I am here to help you discover with more clarity, your goals and hopes, so that you can start to think through problems you are facing. This will involve a process of self-discovery to promote growth, enabling you to move forward in your life. Sometimes this will mean being challenged, taking on new attitudes and perceptions which will positively impact on the way you live your life. It is very much about you finding different ways of thinking and living. I will offer you a safe space, where you will be heard without judgement. The counselling sessions can take place face to face at my practice in West London, online or telephone.
I listen attentively and work with a range of issues brought by clients, exploring, encouraging engagement and their ability to feel confident and safe to raise issues. This is vital to aid client sense of trust in the therapist as well as transition into the work. Through exploration and understanding of key issues, I raise awareness and with joint effort of client and counsellor, resolve symptoms and achieve greater understanding and wellbeing. I work in a manner that ensures all clients are treated respectfully and equally regardless of race, gender, religion, presenting disability and issues.
There are many reasons for seeking therapy. You may need a safe space to work through a specific problem or sudden change in your personal life or in a significant relationship. Or you may be concerned with difficult dynamics or destructive patterns and their impact upon your personal well-being and, perhaps, upon the quality of your relationships.
At times, life can feel hard to manage. When this happens, it helps to have a space where we can be listened to, just as we are, so we can make sense of what's happening. You may feel anxious, stuck, trapped or hopeless - maybe something's missing but you can't work out what. Or something has left you reeling, but when you try and talk to friends and family, they say it's normal so you should "just be able to cope with it". Perhaps you feel isolated and alone, unable to engage with loved ones, overwhelmed by routine and responsibility or feeling like you have to look fine and be strong for everyone around you.
I am an integrative psychotherapist with experience in relational psychoanalysis. My aim is to help individuals understand the root causes of their difficulties to transform their lives in meaningful ways. I work with clients on a wide range of issues, including: dealing with anxiety and/or depression, difficulties with pregnancy, postpartum depression, pregnancy loss, abuse (past and/or present), addiction, bereavement, and trauma, among other concerns. I appreciate how past experiences can impact present relationships and contribute to feelings of low mood, anxiety and disconnection.
I am a Psychotherapist and a Behaviour Change Expert who specialises in Addiction and Relationships where for over 20 years, I have worked with Individuals of all ages, couples, families and groups in schools, the Priory and the NHS to help them uncover their truth, to take ownership of the present and connect to their future self. I hold a Masters in Addiction Psychology and Counselling, a Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children and an Advanced Diploma in Couple and Relationship Therapy.
My approach to psychotherapy involves trying to understand and address difficulties by increasing awareness of the more underlying aspects that lead to the development of symptoms. I will start by being curious and listening carefully at what brought you to therapy: the moments that marked your life, your relationship to others and the issues that may be making life hard for you. The specific words you use to describe your problems and the thoughts, feelings and memories that may come up during sessions are all important as they can open the way to understanding the more underlying concerns that lie behind symptoms.
Feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or helpless? Do you feel lost or not sure know how to cope with life’s difficulties and negative feelings? I can support you and/or your children, and family to get better and grow.
Dr Daniela Rossi is a compassionate Psychologist with sincere motivation and commitment to alleviating human suffering. Dr Rossi’s aim as a therapist is to provide an environment in which the client feels not judged and understood, where difficulties can be explored to encourage new insights and enabling clients to connect with their wisdom and bring positive changes in their life.
I am a very experienced and highly qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, having worked for over 20 years in both private practice and the NHS. My private practice counselling and psychotherapy sessions are based in Chiswick, West London. I also work as a Principal Adult Psychotherapist for the NHS, currently based in Homerton University Hospital.
My name is Pashmina, I am an experienced Relational Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I am Indian by origin, and have lived in Africa, Spain, Middle East and the UK. With my experience and London being so ethnically diverse, cultural and social differences play a huge role in my practice and continues to be an area of focus. I have gained experience of working with anxiety, trauma, depression, relationship issues, and many other issues. I continue to work with clients at a centre affiliated with the NHS and as well as clients in my private practice. I offer both short-term and open ended therapy.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in West London, London are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, and psychotherapists, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.
Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in West London, London then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in West London, London, or Child Psychologists in West London, London.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like West London, London psychologists specialising in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in West London, London specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.