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

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Sam Mansi
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
West London, London W9
Are you seeking a holistic approach to your mental well-being? As an integrative counsellor and Life Coach, I blend various therapeutic techniques to tailor each session to your unique needs. With a compassionate and empathetic approach, I draw from diverse modalities such as Person Centered, Gestalt, CBT, mindfulness, and psychodynamic principles to help you navigate life's challenges. My goal is to create a safe and supportive space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, gain deeper self-awareness, and foster lasting personal growth. I look forward to being part of your journey. Please click on my website for more info.
Are you seeking a holistic approach to your mental well-being? As an integrative counsellor and Life Coach, I blend various therapeutic techniques to tailor each session to your unique needs. With a compassionate and empathetic approach, I draw from diverse modalities such as Person Centered, Gestalt, CBT, mindfulness, and psychodynamic principles to help you navigate life's challenges. My goal is to create a safe and supportive space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings, gain deeper self-awareness, and foster lasting personal growth. I look forward to being part of your journey. Please click on my website for more info.
020 7870 1823 View 020 7870 1823
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Dr Karen Leung
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West London, London W1G  (Online Only)
I draw upon a range of evidence-based psychological approaches which include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy), Trauma-Focused CBT, Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, CBT for Psychosis, Couples Therapy and Family Therapy.
My name is Dr Karen Leung, a Chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with the BPS and the Health & Care Professions Council. I am a psychologist with extensive experience in delivering high quality therapy for clients both within the NHS and private sector. I'm also a trained EMDR therapist. Within the NHS, I'm the Lead Psychologist for a mental health service and I work with individuals with a wide range of clinical presentations. I practice multiple models of evidence-based psychological therapy and enjoy working creatively with clients, tailoring individualised treatment plans that meets their psychological needs and goals.
I draw upon a range of evidence-based psychological approaches which include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy), Trauma-Focused CBT, Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, CBT for Psychosis, Couples Therapy and Family Therapy.
My name is Dr Karen Leung, a Chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with the BPS and the Health & Care Professions Council. I am a psychologist with extensive experience in delivering high quality therapy for clients both within the NHS and private sector. I'm also a trained EMDR therapist. Within the NHS, I'm the Lead Psychologist for a mental health service and I work with individuals with a wide range of clinical presentations. I practice multiple models of evidence-based psychological therapy and enjoy working creatively with clients, tailoring individualised treatment plans that meets their psychological needs and goals.
020 4538 7815 View 020 4538 7815
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Imogen Burgess
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
West London, London W10
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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Dr Vanessa Bogle
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
West London, London W1W
CBT, DBT, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, schema therapy, mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing inform my practice, to meet individual needs.
I am an experienced Chartered Psychologist and a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT). I also have a Master Practitioner Diploma in Eating Disorders, including nutritional interventions, a BSc(Hons) in Fitness and Health, and I am a Certified Intuitive Eating Therapist.
CBT, DBT, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, schema therapy, mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing inform my practice, to meet individual needs.
I am an experienced Chartered Psychologist and a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (CBT). I also have a Master Practitioner Diploma in Eating Disorders, including nutritional interventions, a BSc(Hons) in Fitness and Health, and I am a Certified Intuitive Eating Therapist.
020 8059 9445 View 020 8059 9445
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Neil Hammond
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
West London, London W1G
I have extensive experience of working with adults on the autism spectrum, I am an experienced autism diagnostician and practitioner in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), behavioural interventions, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and mindfulness.
I run therapy clinic delivering adapted evidence based therapies for mental health difficulties associated with Autism. I have vast experience of working with adults with neurodevelopmental difficulties. I work using National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines adapted interventions which I’ve been developing as the lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Maudsley Hospital for the last 10 years. I am internationally known for these interventions and is regularly invited to teach and train others.
I have extensive experience of working with adults on the autism spectrum, I am an experienced autism diagnostician and practitioner in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), behavioural interventions, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and mindfulness.
I run therapy clinic delivering adapted evidence based therapies for mental health difficulties associated with Autism. I have vast experience of working with adults with neurodevelopmental difficulties. I work using National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines adapted interventions which I’ve been developing as the lead Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Maudsley Hospital for the last 10 years. I am internationally known for these interventions and is regularly invited to teach and train others.
020 3962 1645 View 020 3962 1645
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Jenny Noero
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West London, London W1U  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
While I mainly use Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples and EMDR for individuals, I will integrate other approaches as appropriate, such as Solution Focused Couples Therapy, CBT, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, or EMDR in our couples work.
As a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Counselling Psychoogist, I specialise in couples therapy, EMDR and an integrative approach . If you are looking for an experienced therapist then I offer over 30 years of professional experience with 22 years in the NHS. I can help if you are a couple experiencing relationship breakdown, emotionally heightened interactions, or a particular problem impacting on your relationship. I provide EMDR to individuals with PTSD or longer term trauma, anxiety and loss. In addition, as a Clinical Neuropsychologist I can help with health or neurological conditions within the context of our therapy.
While I mainly use Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples and EMDR for individuals, I will integrate other approaches as appropriate, such as Solution Focused Couples Therapy, CBT, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, or EMDR in our couples work.
As a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Counselling Psychoogist, I specialise in couples therapy, EMDR and an integrative approach . If you are looking for an experienced therapist then I offer over 30 years of professional experience with 22 years in the NHS. I can help if you are a couple experiencing relationship breakdown, emotionally heightened interactions, or a particular problem impacting on your relationship. I provide EMDR to individuals with PTSD or longer term trauma, anxiety and loss. In addition, as a Clinical Neuropsychologist I can help with health or neurological conditions within the context of our therapy.
020 3893 2758 View 020 3893 2758
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Nuria Bara-Carril
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
West London, London W4
I have extensive experience in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and other approaches based on CBT, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy & Behavioural Family Therapy.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist working with adults to address mild to severe psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, OCD and Bipolar Affective Disorder. I can also help with concerns around stress, relationships, challenging life events, loss, adjustment to illness, low self-esteem, and unresolved childhood issues. Since becoming a mother, I have developed a specific interest in working with maternal mental health and wellbeing. I frequently support parents as they navigate the new demands, change in role and stresses that come with pregnancy and parenthood.
I have extensive experience in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and other approaches based on CBT, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy & Behavioural Family Therapy.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist working with adults to address mild to severe psychological difficulties including anxiety, depression, OCD and Bipolar Affective Disorder. I can also help with concerns around stress, relationships, challenging life events, loss, adjustment to illness, low self-esteem, and unresolved childhood issues. Since becoming a mother, I have developed a specific interest in working with maternal mental health and wellbeing. I frequently support parents as they navigate the new demands, change in role and stresses that come with pregnancy and parenthood.
020 4538 8943 View 020 4538 8943
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Michelle O'Sullivan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
West London, London W1G
Not accepting new clients
I frequently use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Compassion Focussed Therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches.
I am a trauma specialist Chartered Clinical Psychologist, helping people with their recovery for over ten years. I have a particular interest in supporting people who are experiencing distress due to problems with their work, and those who have developed addictive behaviours to cope with traumatic events. I frequently work with people are experiencing low mood, worry, and sleep difficulties. Sometimes life pulls rug out from you. In therapy we can work together to help you through those times and reclaim your life. We will use the therapeutic space to focus on what is important to you. Read more here: www.osullivanpsychology.org
I frequently use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Compassion Focussed Therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches.
I am a trauma specialist Chartered Clinical Psychologist, helping people with their recovery for over ten years. I have a particular interest in supporting people who are experiencing distress due to problems with their work, and those who have developed addictive behaviours to cope with traumatic events. I frequently work with people are experiencing low mood, worry, and sleep difficulties. Sometimes life pulls rug out from you. In therapy we can work together to help you through those times and reclaim your life. We will use the therapeutic space to focus on what is important to you. Read more here: www.osullivanpsychology.org
020 3962 0919 View 020 3962 0919
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Tom Wegg-Prosser
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
West London, London W2
I work empathically and flexibly with a range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness based practice.
Hi, my name is Tom Wegg-Prosser and I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the British Association of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists (BABCP). I use evidence-based practice, working with clients to help them improve their psychological wellbeing and lead a more value orientated life. Therapeutic goals might relate to overcoming low mood and loss of meaning, building self-esteem and self-worth, managing work related stress, helping with phobias, or managing anxiety related problems. Along with private practice I have worked in both the NHS and on Harley St.
I work empathically and flexibly with a range of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy & Mindfulness based practice.
Hi, my name is Tom Wegg-Prosser and I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the British Association of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapists (BABCP). I use evidence-based practice, working with clients to help them improve their psychological wellbeing and lead a more value orientated life. Therapeutic goals might relate to overcoming low mood and loss of meaning, building self-esteem and self-worth, managing work related stress, helping with phobias, or managing anxiety related problems. Along with private practice I have worked in both the NHS and on Harley St.
020 3912 9707 View 020 3912 9707
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Jinny Gupta
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
West London, London W4
I use mindfulness and compassion as my two main approaches.
You may have been feeling stuck or hopeless for a while, and have tried many different things to change your situation. Your issues may be related to low mood, feelings of irritation, depression, anxiety, relationship with food or body image, self-esteem, people pleasing tendencies, procrastination, bullying, feeling lost in relationship or work. You may be coming to therapy for the first time and are a bit unsure, or you may have tried it before and not had much luck. You are curious to see if you can finally find the right therapist who understands what you're going through, and can help provide some relief from your symptoms.
I use mindfulness and compassion as my two main approaches.
You may have been feeling stuck or hopeless for a while, and have tried many different things to change your situation. Your issues may be related to low mood, feelings of irritation, depression, anxiety, relationship with food or body image, self-esteem, people pleasing tendencies, procrastination, bullying, feeling lost in relationship or work. You may be coming to therapy for the first time and are a bit unsure, or you may have tried it before and not had much luck. You are curious to see if you can finally find the right therapist who understands what you're going through, and can help provide some relief from your symptoms.
020 3987 1733 View 020 3987 1733
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Juan Du
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
West London, London W1G
Hello! Thank you for reading this statement. My name is Juan, and I am an award-winning bilingual English and Chinese-speaking psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher. I work in a down-to-earth and solution-focused way. I take pride in my work and see its positive impact on clients’ lives. I feel privileged to support them and witness their personal growth。 您好! 我是一名定居在英国的华人获奖的专业心理治疗师和意念老师,有着丰富的重症和复杂案例合作的临床经验。 期待与你合作,一起走向一个心理更健康,更充实的人生旅程。
Hello! Thank you for reading this statement. My name is Juan, and I am an award-winning bilingual English and Chinese-speaking psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher. I work in a down-to-earth and solution-focused way. I take pride in my work and see its positive impact on clients’ lives. I feel privileged to support them and witness their personal growth。 您好! 我是一名定居在英国的华人获奖的专业心理治疗师和意念老师,有着丰富的重症和复杂案例合作的临床经验。 期待与你合作,一起走向一个心理更健康,更充实的人生旅程。
07538 786249 View 07538 786249
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Dr Diwakar Sukul
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
West London, London W1G
Treatment may include Cognitive behavioural therapy, DBT, ACT, Mindfulness, hypnotherapy & NLP, Time Line Therapy for trauma release, and Mind-Body Connective Therapy.
As a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, I believe in evidence-based psychological therapy. My approach to the treatment is holistic, integrating eastern and western approaches of mind. My sessions involve an in-depth assessment of the causative factors of your emotional problems to offer you a solution-oriented approach. I believe in empowering you and will share several healing techniques to heal yourself. I will discuss the line of treatment after your in-depth assessment. I address a wide range of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, stress, addiction, Borderline Personality Disorder and relationship challenges
Treatment may include Cognitive behavioural therapy, DBT, ACT, Mindfulness, hypnotherapy & NLP, Time Line Therapy for trauma release, and Mind-Body Connective Therapy.
As a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, I believe in evidence-based psychological therapy. My approach to the treatment is holistic, integrating eastern and western approaches of mind. My sessions involve an in-depth assessment of the causative factors of your emotional problems to offer you a solution-oriented approach. I believe in empowering you and will share several healing techniques to heal yourself. I will discuss the line of treatment after your in-depth assessment. I address a wide range of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, stress, addiction, Borderline Personality Disorder and relationship challenges
020 3917 4612 View 020 3917 4612
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Simon Alexander Lyne
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
West London, London W1W
I also draw on aspects of internal family systems therapy, compassion-focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and meta-cognitive therapy, as well as mindfulness practices.
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with full accreditation from the BABCP and a qualified Psychosexual Psychotherapist and a qualified EMDR therapist. I have extensive experience working with various problems in terms of complexity and severity. I am respectful, warm, open and flexible. I like therapy to be collaborative, creative and evolving. I love to help people find ways to improve their experience and quality of life.
I also draw on aspects of internal family systems therapy, compassion-focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and meta-cognitive therapy, as well as mindfulness practices.
I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with full accreditation from the BABCP and a qualified Psychosexual Psychotherapist and a qualified EMDR therapist. I have extensive experience working with various problems in terms of complexity and severity. I am respectful, warm, open and flexible. I like therapy to be collaborative, creative and evolving. I love to help people find ways to improve their experience and quality of life.
020 3823 6364 View 020 3823 6364
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Sara Godoli
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
West London, London W2
I work relationally and draw from a variety of approaches including mindfulness, CBT, breathwork, imagination and the body.
In therapy I work with people to look at, understand and transform the disempowering beliefs they hold about life and themselves. People often find themselves stuck, lose meaning in their life, struggle with relationships, misplace a sense of who they are. I also offer a safe environment for people to look at their anger, including parental anger. I believe each one of us has got a collection of fears, anxieties and vulnerabilities collected since birth. No doubt we deploy any possible resource to defend against or ignore them. I find that psychotherapy's goal is showing a path to a lighter, more peaceful and vital way of being.
I work relationally and draw from a variety of approaches including mindfulness, CBT, breathwork, imagination and the body.
In therapy I work with people to look at, understand and transform the disempowering beliefs they hold about life and themselves. People often find themselves stuck, lose meaning in their life, struggle with relationships, misplace a sense of who they are. I also offer a safe environment for people to look at their anger, including parental anger. I believe each one of us has got a collection of fears, anxieties and vulnerabilities collected since birth. No doubt we deploy any possible resource to defend against or ignore them. I find that psychotherapy's goal is showing a path to a lighter, more peaceful and vital way of being.
07799 560614 View 07799 560614
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Eva Koumpli
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
West London, London W1T
My clinical work integrates psychodrama, EMDR, transgenerational therapy, Jungian coaching, sex therapy, mindfulness, visualisation, art, body based approaches, energy healing.
Are you experiencing sexuality or relationship challenges? Are you struggling with poor body image, an eating disorder or addiction? Do you need a highly experienced trauma-informed psychotherapist, who can help you in a safe and empathic way? Whether it’s trauma, anxiety, compulsive sexual behaviour, painful sex, unreliable erections, mismatched desire, infidelity, polyamory, gender identity, body image, loss, your relationship to food, or family/parenting difficulties, I'm here for you.
My clinical work integrates psychodrama, EMDR, transgenerational therapy, Jungian coaching, sex therapy, mindfulness, visualisation, art, body based approaches, energy healing.
Are you experiencing sexuality or relationship challenges? Are you struggling with poor body image, an eating disorder or addiction? Do you need a highly experienced trauma-informed psychotherapist, who can help you in a safe and empathic way? Whether it’s trauma, anxiety, compulsive sexual behaviour, painful sex, unreliable erections, mismatched desire, infidelity, polyamory, gender identity, body image, loss, your relationship to food, or family/parenting difficulties, I'm here for you.
020 3962 0058 View 020 3962 0058
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Mahboubeh (Mah) Fathabadi
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
West London, London W1S  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
“We almost always have choices, and the better the choice, the more we will be in control of our lives“. In my counseling sessions, I am committed to create a safe, warm, non-judgmental and confidential space within which you can freely address life's difficulties in a creative and meaningful way. My approach is integrative, derived from different therapeutic methods including third-waves cognitive therapy (such as schema therapy and ACT) and Mindfulness-based therapy. I also apply psychoeducation in order to optimise the effectiveness of my therapy sessions including self-awareness, anger management and stress management skills.
“We almost always have choices, and the better the choice, the more we will be in control of our lives“. In my counseling sessions, I am committed to create a safe, warm, non-judgmental and confidential space within which you can freely address life's difficulties in a creative and meaningful way. My approach is integrative, derived from different therapeutic methods including third-waves cognitive therapy (such as schema therapy and ACT) and Mindfulness-based therapy. I also apply psychoeducation in order to optimise the effectiveness of my therapy sessions including self-awareness, anger management and stress management skills.
020 4538 5392 View 020 4538 5392
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Yossi Koffler
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
West London, London W1G
My name is Yossi Koffler and I am a Clinical Psychologist, trained in UCL and based in London, UK. With over a decade of experience delivering psychology sessions, I have cultivated a deep understanding of various disciplines including Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Compassion Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. My aim is always to craft the most suitable solution for each client's unique needs. Whether you're contemplating a shift in your life, navigating past traumas, addressing emotional challenges, or pursuing personal growth, I am here to support you.
My name is Yossi Koffler and I am a Clinical Psychologist, trained in UCL and based in London, UK. With over a decade of experience delivering psychology sessions, I have cultivated a deep understanding of various disciplines including Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Compassion Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. My aim is always to craft the most suitable solution for each client's unique needs. Whether you're contemplating a shift in your life, navigating past traumas, addressing emotional challenges, or pursuing personal growth, I am here to support you.
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Dr Keren Smith
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
West London, London W1H  (Online Only)
Keren is experienced in offering CBT and mindfulness practice for people presenting with anxiety, stress and low mood.
Dr Keren Smith worked for the NHS at South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust from 2009 until 2022 where she and her colleagues set up the pioneering National and Specialist Dialectical Behaviour Therapy service for adolescents. Keren has seen clients independently since 2012, working with both adults and adolescents with a range of difficulties. She has a particular interest in working with people with a history of trauma and symptoms associated with PTSD and CPTSD; she has completed further training in specialist trauma focused models including EMDR and DBT-PE.
Keren is experienced in offering CBT and mindfulness practice for people presenting with anxiety, stress and low mood.
Dr Keren Smith worked for the NHS at South London and Maudsley Foundation Trust from 2009 until 2022 where she and her colleagues set up the pioneering National and Specialist Dialectical Behaviour Therapy service for adolescents. Keren has seen clients independently since 2012, working with both adults and adolescents with a range of difficulties. She has a particular interest in working with people with a history of trauma and symptoms associated with PTSD and CPTSD; she has completed further training in specialist trauma focused models including EMDR and DBT-PE.
020 8106 4754 View 020 8106 4754
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Agnieszka Marszewska
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West London, London W5
My background in Yoga/Mindfulness teaching enriched my therapeutic practice.
Reaching out for help is a courageous act and can mean that you feel anxious, lost, burnout, ‘not enough’… Therapy could help to reframe the way you think, feel, or behave. I see therapeutic change as the process of exploring, understanding, and most importantly accepting different aspects of the self. This way life can be lived more authentically, meaningfully, and creatively. I provide an empathetic, non-discriminatory, and attentive environment for you to share whatever it is that's on your mind. I believe in healing power of being truly seen, heard, and understood and as a therapist I intend to facilitate it.
My background in Yoga/Mindfulness teaching enriched my therapeutic practice.
Reaching out for help is a courageous act and can mean that you feel anxious, lost, burnout, ‘not enough’… Therapy could help to reframe the way you think, feel, or behave. I see therapeutic change as the process of exploring, understanding, and most importantly accepting different aspects of the self. This way life can be lived more authentically, meaningfully, and creatively. I provide an empathetic, non-discriminatory, and attentive environment for you to share whatever it is that's on your mind. I believe in healing power of being truly seen, heard, and understood and as a therapist I intend to facilitate it.
020 7183 9873 View 020 7183 9873
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Zrinka Ivkovic
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
West London, London W1K
In addition to my private practice, I am a Counsellor at Roehampton University (since 2017) where I deliver quality counselling and mindfulness to students.
I have over 19 years experience counselling people encountering temporary stressors or life-long behavioural and emotional challenges and/or those with mental health diagnoses. Relationship difficulties, life transitions, depression, anxiety and trauma are just a few of the themes with which I have supported clients. I also have experience working with complex cases, including those with dual-diagnoses. My work rests on a threshold of respect, compassion, and non-judgement. It is also collaborative: I offer an educated and human perspective to help bring heightened awareness to challenges, creating an opportunity for change.
In addition to my private practice, I am a Counsellor at Roehampton University (since 2017) where I deliver quality counselling and mindfulness to students.
I have over 19 years experience counselling people encountering temporary stressors or life-long behavioural and emotional challenges and/or those with mental health diagnoses. Relationship difficulties, life transitions, depression, anxiety and trauma are just a few of the themes with which I have supported clients. I also have experience working with complex cases, including those with dual-diagnoses. My work rests on a threshold of respect, compassion, and non-judgement. It is also collaborative: I offer an educated and human perspective to help bring heightened awareness to challenges, creating an opportunity for change.
07479 270680 View 07479 270680

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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.