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Dr. Aziz Anzabi
Counsellor, PhD, ACC-AC
Verified Verified
London NW11
I have spent several years working with couples therapy, bipolar, depression ,anxiety disorders, addiction, PMS ,infant loss and OCD .I'm committed to providing counselling with the most up-to-date techniques to build a healing and therapeutic relationship with clients. I will help my client to recover from stress, anxiety, trauma and loss. During the sessions I ensure that the relationship between me and the client is a safe and supportive, one in order to allow the client to freely express their problems. Each session will be fully effective in order to help my patients solve or overcome their problem.
I have spent several years working with couples therapy, bipolar, depression ,anxiety disorders, addiction, PMS ,infant loss and OCD .I'm committed to providing counselling with the most up-to-date techniques to build a healing and therapeutic relationship with clients. I will help my client to recover from stress, anxiety, trauma and loss. During the sessions I ensure that the relationship between me and the client is a safe and supportive, one in order to allow the client to freely express their problems. Each session will be fully effective in order to help my patients solve or overcome their problem.
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Nuria Bara-Carril
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London W4
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 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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Dr Alice Fiorica
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SW11
Hello, I am Alice. I am a registered Psychologist and CBT therapist. I am experienced in Mindfulness and third wave CBT developments such as ACT. I work primarily with adults 18+ and couples. I specialise in the treatment of Stress and Anxiety disorders (such as OCD, PTSD, Panic, Perfectionism, Social Anxiety and Impostor Syndrome); Depression and Bipolar Disorder; Trauma and relationship problems. I also help clients to achieve the life they want to live through self development and working on living their values.
Hello, I am Alice. I am a registered Psychologist and CBT therapist. I am experienced in Mindfulness and third wave CBT developments such as ACT. I work primarily with adults 18+ and couples. I specialise in the treatment of Stress and Anxiety disorders (such as OCD, PTSD, Panic, Perfectionism, Social Anxiety and Impostor Syndrome); Depression and Bipolar Disorder; Trauma and relationship problems. I also help clients to achieve the life they want to live through self development and working on living their values.
020 8103 3924 View 020 8103 3924
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Shane Mackay
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE1
I have worked with a diverse variety of people that have experienced C-PTSD, depression, grief, anxiety, bipolar disorder, various personality disorders, identity-related issues (race, gender and sexuality), obsessive & intrusive states, hearing voices, paranoia, suicidality and many other attachment-based wounding and relational issues.
After qualifying thirteen years ago I worked for City & Hackney Mind (Mental Health Charity) for seven years as the Clinical Services Manager of the Psychological Therapies Team as well as the Clinical Supervisor for a large team of trainee/qualified counsellors/psychotherapists. My approach mainly draws on Psychoanalysis, Somatic & Neurobiological approaches along with Philosophy & Critical Theory. My approach is GSRD (Gender, Sexuality, Relationship Diversity) affirmative meaning i have a passion for and extensive experience supporting Queer & LGBTQI+ as well as other non-heteronormative ways of living/being.
I have worked with a diverse variety of people that have experienced C-PTSD, depression, grief, anxiety, bipolar disorder, various personality disorders, identity-related issues (race, gender and sexuality), obsessive & intrusive states, hearing voices, paranoia, suicidality and many other attachment-based wounding and relational issues.
After qualifying thirteen years ago I worked for City & Hackney Mind (Mental Health Charity) for seven years as the Clinical Services Manager of the Psychological Therapies Team as well as the Clinical Supervisor for a large team of trainee/qualified counsellors/psychotherapists. My approach mainly draws on Psychoanalysis, Somatic & Neurobiological approaches along with Philosophy & Critical Theory. My approach is GSRD (Gender, Sexuality, Relationship Diversity) affirmative meaning i have a passion for and extensive experience supporting Queer & LGBTQI+ as well as other non-heteronormative ways of living/being.
020 3870 4138 View 020 3870 4138
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Keyong Ma
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London W14  (Online Only)
With a diverse background in community psychological services, NHS secondary care affective disorder services, specialist eating disorder services, and NeuroDevelopmental Disorder services, I possess a wealth of experience in addressing a wide range of issues, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, emotion dysregulation, borderline disorder, bipolar disorders and trauma. I aim to tailor treatment to meet the specific needs of clients, rather than requiring clients to adapt to a pre-determined model.
With a diverse background in community psychological services, NHS secondary care affective disorder services, specialist eating disorder services, and NeuroDevelopmental Disorder services, I possess a wealth of experience in addressing a wide range of issues, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, emotion dysregulation, borderline disorder, bipolar disorders and trauma. I aim to tailor treatment to meet the specific needs of clients, rather than requiring clients to adapt to a pre-determined model.
020 4538 4999 View 020 4538 4999
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Melissa Thompson
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE1
I specialise in the following areas anxiety/generalised anxiety disorder, depression, stress, bereavement, trauma, low self esteem, abuse, bipolar, obsessive compulsive disorder and relationship problems.
Reaching out for help can be hard but it is an important step in the right direction towards living your life fully. Sometimes trying to navigate through life alone can be confusing and speaking to friends or family can often be too difficult, this is why talking to a neutral professional counsellor can provide you with the support you need. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you can explore the areas of your life that you are struggling with. By exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviours of the past and present I can help you gain better self-awareness and overcome the obstacles weighing you down.
I specialise in the following areas anxiety/generalised anxiety disorder, depression, stress, bereavement, trauma, low self esteem, abuse, bipolar, obsessive compulsive disorder and relationship problems.
Reaching out for help can be hard but it is an important step in the right direction towards living your life fully. Sometimes trying to navigate through life alone can be confusing and speaking to friends or family can often be too difficult, this is why talking to a neutral professional counsellor can provide you with the support you need. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where you can explore the areas of your life that you are struggling with. By exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviours of the past and present I can help you gain better self-awareness and overcome the obstacles weighing you down.
020 8138 0228 View 020 8138 0228
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Justin David Duwe Bsc Ma Sac Dip Dip Mbacp (Accred)
Psychologist, MA, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
London WC1X  (Online Only)
Abuse, Addictions, Alcoholism, Anger management, Anxiety Disorders, Personality Disorders, Bereavement, Body Image issues, Bipolar disorder/Manic depression, Body dysmorphic disorder, Depression, Eating disorders, Family issues, HIV/AIDS issues, Hoarding, Low self-esteem, Phobias, Relationship issues, Self-harm, Separation and divorce, Sex addiction, Sex problems, Sexual abuse, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma,.
My name is Justin Duwe, I am an award winning Psychologist, Sexologist, Columnist and Author working in private practice in Central London. I offer practical, tailored online counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples and groups. The main body of my work is in the areas of Addiction treatment, Sex/Relationship Matters, Chemsex, Self-Esteem, Body Image, Anxiety disorders, Depression, Existential issues and more.
Abuse, Addictions, Alcoholism, Anger management, Anxiety Disorders, Personality Disorders, Bereavement, Body Image issues, Bipolar disorder/Manic depression, Body dysmorphic disorder, Depression, Eating disorders, Family issues, HIV/AIDS issues, Hoarding, Low self-esteem, Phobias, Relationship issues, Self-harm, Separation and divorce, Sex addiction, Sex problems, Sexual abuse, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma,.
My name is Justin Duwe, I am an award winning Psychologist, Sexologist, Columnist and Author working in private practice in Central London. I offer practical, tailored online counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples and groups. The main body of my work is in the areas of Addiction treatment, Sex/Relationship Matters, Chemsex, Self-Esteem, Body Image, Anxiety disorders, Depression, Existential issues and more.
020 3962 0374 View 020 3962 0374
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Philippa Devas
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SW3
I also work with dissociative disorder and bipolar disorder.
Beginning therapy and finding a therapist can be a daunting process, although just taking the first step of reaching out to one is the most courageous step. I offer a confidential safe space - either in person on online - to talk about your concerns or anything which is currently troubling you at the same time and day each week. The regularity of sessions and the relationship between client and therapist which develops is part of the journey of healing that therapy can provide. I am a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist with experience of working with people to help them heal and feel better about themselves.
I also work with dissociative disorder and bipolar disorder.
Beginning therapy and finding a therapist can be a daunting process, although just taking the first step of reaching out to one is the most courageous step. I offer a confidential safe space - either in person on online - to talk about your concerns or anything which is currently troubling you at the same time and day each week. The regularity of sessions and the relationship between client and therapist which develops is part of the journey of healing that therapy can provide. I am a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist with experience of working with people to help them heal and feel better about themselves.
020 8138 8415 View 020 8138 8415
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Bettina Salzmann
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW14
I have worked with individuals presenting with anxiety, General anxiety disorders, depression, stress,OCD, panic attacks, phobias, trauma, PTSD,childhood abuse, domestic violence, autism, agraphobia,bereavement,loss,sudden/ traumatic death,relationship issues,suicide,addiction, eating disorders, bipolar and personality disorder using DBT amongst others.
I am an experienced CBT therapist and integrative counsellor/psychotherapist working in private practice for Anxiety, Trauma, Personality Disorder, Depression, family mediation.I use mindfulness with my clients to help them to become more aware of the present moment and in acknowledging feelings and thoughts as they come and go.It’s been accepted as a useful therapy for anxiety and depression for years, and research suggests it's effective when practising reflection on yourself, switching off your auto pilot in order to discover your real feelings, and this can have an positive influence on our well being.
I have worked with individuals presenting with anxiety, General anxiety disorders, depression, stress,OCD, panic attacks, phobias, trauma, PTSD,childhood abuse, domestic violence, autism, agraphobia,bereavement,loss,sudden/ traumatic death,relationship issues,suicide,addiction, eating disorders, bipolar and personality disorder using DBT amongst others.
I am an experienced CBT therapist and integrative counsellor/psychotherapist working in private practice for Anxiety, Trauma, Personality Disorder, Depression, family mediation.I use mindfulness with my clients to help them to become more aware of the present moment and in acknowledging feelings and thoughts as they come and go.It’s been accepted as a useful therapy for anxiety and depression for years, and research suggests it's effective when practising reflection on yourself, switching off your auto pilot in order to discover your real feelings, and this can have an positive influence on our well being.
01748 900742 View 01748 900742
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Awawu Ola Ajala
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London N1
I have experience working with a range of mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, personality disorder, eating disorder, trauma, PTSD and ASD.
Systemic Family Therapy is a branch of Psychotherapy that promotes change and emotional growth through the shared exploration of troubling experiences; it helps find possible solutions to difficult situations. In life individuals, couples, and families can face many stresses, worries, and changes that can be hard to manage. When difficulties do not resolve naturally or when it feels like close relationships are suffering, Systemic Psychotherapy can help. Systemic Psychotherapy can help to address a range of difficulties and it can be applied to work with both individuals as well as groups of people.
I have experience working with a range of mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, personality disorder, eating disorder, trauma, PTSD and ASD.
Systemic Family Therapy is a branch of Psychotherapy that promotes change and emotional growth through the shared exploration of troubling experiences; it helps find possible solutions to difficult situations. In life individuals, couples, and families can face many stresses, worries, and changes that can be hard to manage. When difficulties do not resolve naturally or when it feels like close relationships are suffering, Systemic Psychotherapy can help. Systemic Psychotherapy can help to address a range of difficulties and it can be applied to work with both individuals as well as groups of people.
020 4538 6897 View 020 4538 6897
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Kate-Marie Travis
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London E8
I have a rich 22 years of experience specialising in children, families, couples, and individuals facing diverse relational, personal, and mental health challenges (inc: anorexia, depression, anxiety, bipolar, EUDP, personality disorders, and schizophrenia). I bring sensitivity and curiosity to navigate these complexities. I strive to be your ally in understanding and overcoming challenges, fostering a safe and flexible space where your unique needs are met. Together, we'll embark on a transformative journey, embracing diversity and cultural nuances. Your goals are my priority.
I have a rich 22 years of experience specialising in children, families, couples, and individuals facing diverse relational, personal, and mental health challenges (inc: anorexia, depression, anxiety, bipolar, EUDP, personality disorders, and schizophrenia). I bring sensitivity and curiosity to navigate these complexities. I strive to be your ally in understanding and overcoming challenges, fostering a safe and flexible space where your unique needs are met. Together, we'll embark on a transformative journey, embracing diversity and cultural nuances. Your goals are my priority.
020 4524 2977 View 020 4524 2977
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Charity Northan
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
London N1  (Online Only)
I'm here to help you address trauma, anxiety, bipolar disorder, dissociative identity disorder, and depression.
You might be going through tough times; struggling with past trauma, feeling anxious, moody, rejected and depressed; or having difficulty maintaining romantic or family relationships and friendships. Maybe you're not sure what is real or unreal anymore. Perhaps, you are not sure what you believe, or you feel you are struggling with your faith in God. I want to help you. We'll work together using not only evidenced based practices, but also biblical principles to help you sort things out. Let's blend psychological tools with life coaching, and the power of faith to help you bounce back, embrace who you are, and walk in your purpose.
I'm here to help you address trauma, anxiety, bipolar disorder, dissociative identity disorder, and depression.
You might be going through tough times; struggling with past trauma, feeling anxious, moody, rejected and depressed; or having difficulty maintaining romantic or family relationships and friendships. Maybe you're not sure what is real or unreal anymore. Perhaps, you are not sure what you believe, or you feel you are struggling with your faith in God. I want to help you. We'll work together using not only evidenced based practices, but also biblical principles to help you sort things out. Let's blend psychological tools with life coaching, and the power of faith to help you bounce back, embrace who you are, and walk in your purpose.
020 3985 7572 View 020 3985 7572
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Thomas Sherry. Psychotherapy /Psychosexual Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London SW4
I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 15 years. I work with a range of people presenting with complex difficulties. Such as ADHD , bipolar disorder, BPD, Anxeity, Depression, relationship difficulties, sexual problems , low self esteem, self doubt , imposter syndrome. I'm here to help you understand the lables given by yourself and others, and how they form part of your self-belief system and which can be supportive or undermining. I love seeing how clients thrive by having a confidential space to express themselves honestly and gain a deep perspective on their life.
I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 15 years. I work with a range of people presenting with complex difficulties. Such as ADHD , bipolar disorder, BPD, Anxeity, Depression, relationship difficulties, sexual problems , low self esteem, self doubt , imposter syndrome. I'm here to help you understand the lables given by yourself and others, and how they form part of your self-belief system and which can be supportive or undermining. I love seeing how clients thrive by having a confidential space to express themselves honestly and gain a deep perspective on their life.
020 3835 4688 View 020 3835 4688
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Michelle Lam
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London W13
I specialise in working with personality disorders EUPD, young people, exam stress, trauma, pstd, bereavement, sexual abuse, generalised anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, low-self esteem, depression, stress, existential crisis, self harm, life transitions, sex and relationships and familial conflicts. I adapt my practise to each individual's needs and can provide (DBT) Dialectical Behavioural Therapy aimed at helping with distress tolerance and interpersonal relationships. I will work with you to help gain a better understanding of the cause of these issues and find ways to move forward.
I specialise in working with personality disorders EUPD, young people, exam stress, trauma, pstd, bereavement, sexual abuse, generalised anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, low-self esteem, depression, stress, existential crisis, self harm, life transitions, sex and relationships and familial conflicts. I adapt my practise to each individual's needs and can provide (DBT) Dialectical Behavioural Therapy aimed at helping with distress tolerance and interpersonal relationships. I will work with you to help gain a better understanding of the cause of these issues and find ways to move forward.
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Eoghan Naughton
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London W1W
My approach aims to provide a safe and trusted space, respectful of each individual's capacity for personal growth. Psychotherapy seeks to help each individual live a more fulfilling life. My aim is to help each person find what works in dealing with the particular circumstances and stresses which cause suffering. I have experience and training in working with complex and longstanding mental health problems such as interpersonal difficulties, bipolar affective disorder, severe depression, trauma and anxiety and currently work in the NHS in secondary care. I have worked as a visiting lecturer at City University.
My approach aims to provide a safe and trusted space, respectful of each individual's capacity for personal growth. Psychotherapy seeks to help each individual live a more fulfilling life. My aim is to help each person find what works in dealing with the particular circumstances and stresses which cause suffering. I have experience and training in working with complex and longstanding mental health problems such as interpersonal difficulties, bipolar affective disorder, severe depression, trauma and anxiety and currently work in the NHS in secondary care. I have worked as a visiting lecturer at City University.
020 3974 1455 View 020 3974 1455
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Dr Lana Gerrard-Molle
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London NW2
I am a HCPC and BPS registered Counselling Psychologist offering short and long-term psychotherapy and counselling in North West London for an expanse of issues, from day-to-day difficulties and worries to more complex psychological problems. I have a broad training in a number of psychological models including Psychodynamic psychotherapy, CBT, Mentalisation Based Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, and Narrative Explosure Therapy. I have many years of experience working with individuals suffering from a variety of mental health problems including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and post-natal depression, and, severe and enduring mental illness including psychosis, bipolar and personality disorders.
I am a HCPC and BPS registered Counselling Psychologist offering short and long-term psychotherapy and counselling in North West London for an expanse of issues, from day-to-day difficulties and worries to more complex psychological problems. I have a broad training in a number of psychological models including Psychodynamic psychotherapy, CBT, Mentalisation Based Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, and Narrative Explosure Therapy. I have many years of experience working with individuals suffering from a variety of mental health problems including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and post-natal depression, and, severe and enduring mental illness including psychosis, bipolar and personality disorders.
07480 487369 View 07480 487369
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Samantha McDonnell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW6
Waitlist for new clients
I have extensive experience of working with a diverse range of clients and issues, including LGBTQ, those with personality disorders, PTSD/CPTSD, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, low self-esteem, and/or survivors of bullying, sexual, domestic or historical abuse.
Are you struggling with issues like anxiety, depression, addiction, abuse, loss, or relationships? My approach is compassionate and holistic, incorporating Sensorimotor Psyhotherapy, Internal Family Systems and Emotional Freedom Technique, to treat the somatic, emotional and psychological elements of unresolved trauma. Such symptoms may lie deep within the body, often at an unconscious level, and which traditional talking therapies may fail to address. I value our uniqueness as individuals and believe that we each have an innate capacity for healing and growth. I work with adults and offer both short-term and open-ended work.
I have extensive experience of working with a diverse range of clients and issues, including LGBTQ, those with personality disorders, PTSD/CPTSD, Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, low self-esteem, and/or survivors of bullying, sexual, domestic or historical abuse.
Are you struggling with issues like anxiety, depression, addiction, abuse, loss, or relationships? My approach is compassionate and holistic, incorporating Sensorimotor Psyhotherapy, Internal Family Systems and Emotional Freedom Technique, to treat the somatic, emotional and psychological elements of unresolved trauma. Such symptoms may lie deep within the body, often at an unconscious level, and which traditional talking therapies may fail to address. I value our uniqueness as individuals and believe that we each have an innate capacity for healing and growth. I work with adults and offer both short-term and open-ended work.
020 3973 9250 View 020 3973 9250
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Ozde Gul Demir
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
London SE12  (Online Only)
Hello. I am Özde. I have been working for six years as a psychologist. My area of expertise is individual teeneager and adult personality disorders, especially Borderline, Schizophrenia, OCD, Bipolar..I also take a session a client who has struggle Anxiety disorders, PTSD, depression and panic attack. I always try to help people learn to cope with stressful situations, overcome addictions, manage their chronic illnesses, and tests and assessments that can help diagnose a condition or tell more about the way a person thinks, feels, and behaves.
Hello. I am Özde. I have been working for six years as a psychologist. My area of expertise is individual teeneager and adult personality disorders, especially Borderline, Schizophrenia, OCD, Bipolar..I also take a session a client who has struggle Anxiety disorders, PTSD, depression and panic attack. I always try to help people learn to cope with stressful situations, overcome addictions, manage their chronic illnesses, and tests and assessments that can help diagnose a condition or tell more about the way a person thinks, feels, and behaves.
01202 125274 View 01202 125274
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Nandu Menon
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London SE1
I specialise in Trauma (including PTSD), Psychosis, Bipolar, Anxiety Spectrum problems, Depression, Bereavement, with over 11 yrs.
You may experience unexpected disruption, chronic conditions, major life upheaval, triggering of past experiences, bereavement, and any of these could create anxiety, trauma or depression. Understanding could fall away, your support system could become unhelpful, anti-depressants may not be effective and your coping mechanisms may not work. You may feel overpowered by your circumstances and perhaps seek support and reinforcement as you experience distress. You may want your complex issues to be contained and get some tools and techniques to cope. Perhaps you may just like to confide in someone and share your experience.
I specialise in Trauma (including PTSD), Psychosis, Bipolar, Anxiety Spectrum problems, Depression, Bereavement, with over 11 yrs.
You may experience unexpected disruption, chronic conditions, major life upheaval, triggering of past experiences, bereavement, and any of these could create anxiety, trauma or depression. Understanding could fall away, your support system could become unhelpful, anti-depressants may not be effective and your coping mechanisms may not work. You may feel overpowered by your circumstances and perhaps seek support and reinforcement as you experience distress. You may want your complex issues to be contained and get some tools and techniques to cope. Perhaps you may just like to confide in someone and share your experience.
020 4538 4478 View 020 4538 4478
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Tim Walker
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London W1G
He has experience working with clients presenting with a wide range of psychological issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, phobias, identity issues, grief, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, self-esteem issues, relationship problems and many more.
Dr Tim Walker is a BPS Chartered & HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist. Drawing from senior NHS clinical experience, he runs a successful private practice operating both in central London and in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Accredited with major healthcare insurance providers, Tim is an experienced clinician with specialist skills in delivering evidence-based psychological interventions using a wide range of proven therapies including CBT, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Schema-focused Therapy, but always maintains a focus on the client’s individual needs and goals.
He has experience working with clients presenting with a wide range of psychological issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, phobias, identity issues, grief, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, self-esteem issues, relationship problems and many more.
Dr Tim Walker is a BPS Chartered & HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist. Drawing from senior NHS clinical experience, he runs a successful private practice operating both in central London and in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. Accredited with major healthcare insurance providers, Tim is an experienced clinician with specialist skills in delivering evidence-based psychological interventions using a wide range of proven therapies including CBT, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Schema-focused Therapy, but always maintains a focus on the client’s individual needs and goals.
01628 951201 View 01628 951201

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Bipolar Disorder Counsellors

What is the most successful approach to treating bipolar disorder?

Living with bipolar disorder can be challenging, and a number of therapies have been found effective in providing support to patients as they gain the skills to understand and manage the disorder. Family-focused therapy is often helpful for children and teens (the majority of cases develop before age 19); it aims to minimize mood cycling by improving family communication and reducing conflict. It also helps young people navigate the developmental challenges the disorder can create. Cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT) and variants such as Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)help patients manage the thoughts and feelings that influence bipolar mood swings as well as develop specific behavioral strategies to counteract them.

What happens in therapy for bipolar disorder?

Because the patterns of mood switching and its triggers differ for each person and can change over time, mood tracking or monitoring becomes a basic way patients learn about the nature of their condition. One of the most common features of therapy is finding a workable method of mood monitoring, in which patients track their daily activities and rate their moods, then use the findings to adjust routines accordingly. Patients learn ways of handling the many stresses that arise in life so that they do not trigger mood swings.

What kinds of problems does therapy help with?

Like many other mental health disorders, BPD is heavily influenced by stress; therapy provides skills for coping with stressors of all kinds. Therapy is extremely important for helping individuals identify the situations that may trigger mood switching, so that mood swings can be prevented. Therapy may especially target recognition of the early stages of mood change so that they can be managed. In addition, therapy helps patients deal with the significant amount of turbulence the disorder can create in relationships and in work life.

What is the goal of therapy for bipolar disorder?

Therapy helps patients set up their lives to maintain stability so that their mood isn’t constantly threatened by daily events. Perhaps the first task of therapy is to educate people about the nature of the disorder. At the same time, a primary goal of therapy is to enhance adherence to drug treatment. Extended periods of mood stability can prompt patients to discontinue medication, triggering relapse, while the early phases of manic episodes can feel so energizing that patients stop medication, ushering in full-blown mania and the altered self-perception that can lead to destructive behaviors. Another major goal of therapy is to understand one’s mood patterns so as to minimize both the frequency and intensity of mood cycling.