Ladan Ghiami, Counselling Psychologist & Psychotherapist
Hello, my name is Ladan Ghiami and I am an experienced Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist. I work as a private practitioner in Central London and a Senior Practice Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor in Primary Care for the NHS. I have been seeing patients for almost eleven years, seven of those years in private practice. I offer brief (6-12 sessions) and long term (open ended) counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples. My consulting room is a five minute walk from London Bridge Station where I see clients during the afternoon and weekday evenings.
There are many reasons that bring people to therapy and it is an important step in the beginning of what will hopefully be a journey of personal discovery, self learning and transformation. The process of therapy provides an opportunity to explore your life more closely and to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your difficulties and struggles. As we discuss and talk about these difficulties together we will begin to find new ways of tackling them and reaching resolutions that will help shift your 'stuck' feelings and your current thought processes opening up the way for change and a move forward.
Therapy is essentially about internal change. During the therapeutic process an emotional and psychological transformation can occur within a person which is more permanent and substantial than short term fixes and within the care of the therapeutic relationship a healing can take place which perhaps up till now had felt out of reach. Starting therapy is a positive sign of curiosity, courage and a willingness for things to be different. It is in itself a significant leap towards a more fulfilling and joyful life.
I work from an integrative perspective, combining existential-phenomenology with psychodynamic principles. I have a particular interest in cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) which aims to combine CBT (thought patterns and beliefs) with psychodynamic thinking (our early relationships during infancy and childhood).
I also offer clinical supervision, marriage guidance counselling and bereavement counselling. To find out more about my background and how I work please feel welcome to visit my website www.ladanghiami.com
Training, qualifications & experience
- Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Counselling Psychologist
- British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol.)
- Post-Masters Diploma in Existential Counselling Psychology (2 years)
- Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology (2 years)
- Foundation Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy (1 year)
- BSc Honours Degree in Psychology (4 years)
I completed my therapeutic training at the 'School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology' (SPCP) Regent's University London. I have worked in the NHS (psychological treatments service and primary care), charity funded organisations and the private sector.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Person-centred therapy
- Psychoanalytic therapy
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Persian (Farsi)|
Please contact me for up to date availability, for both face to face and online (SKYPE/FaceTime) counselling sessions.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|