Ahi Wheeler: MSc, PGDip., UKCP/HIPC Accr., MBACP, Psychotherapy & Counselling
12 Harley Street
Letchworth Garden City
I am a UKCP and HIPC accredited transpersonal psychotherapist and counsellor, as well as a Member of BACP with nearly 20 years experience of working in the field of mental health and wellbeing, both within the NHS as well as in private practice. With a background in philosophy, and a keen interest in poetry, literature, and theology, I work with compassion and creativity to enable deep understanding and resolution of internal conflicts and confusion. We all carry our experiences with us, both positive and detrimental. They can sometimes show up in unhelpful and painful ways in spite of our best intentions. In turn this can sabotage progress we wish to make, or think we are making. Starting to work with the past and understand its impact on the present is often hugely beneficial in learning to understand ourselves and make choices that support and enable us to live well. This is an area that I am very skilled in, both through my work and through my own experiences in life.
I have extensive experience and expertise in working with individuals and couples, and my clients come from a diverse range of backgrounds and circumstances. I use a transpersonal, psychodynamic and humanistic/integrative approach to meet the differing needs of clients. I work in Harley Street (Central London), City of London, and in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire.
I follow the Japanese pottery principle of Kintsukuroi - the art of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken - and apply this to my work with clients. My approach is in part informed by my own background and cultural influence of the Far East and southern Asia. You will find a safe, calm, and quiet environment in my therapy room. I am confident that I will be able to help you, as I have worked successfully with a very diverse range of issues. Please do get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc Social Interventions
PG Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Diploma in Higher Education - Mental Health Nursing
Approved Mental Health Professional training
Experience of Clinical Supervision and Group Supervision
Experience of Teaching and Assessing at Masters level
Extensive experience of Comprehensive Assessments and Risk Management
UKCP and HIPC accredited, MBACP
Bupa, Cigna, Aviva and WPA recognised provider
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Gender dysphoria
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Cultural displacement/identity issues
Refugee/Asylum Seeker issues
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Please enquire for fees.
I am often in sessions with clients and unable to answer calls immediately, so please leave your phone number and I will call you back shortly. We will briefly discuss your needs, and arrange an initial session for you. I will provide you with address details, and my contact details. At the initial session we will discuss the issues you would like to address and arrange further sessions. I have access for those with any mobility issues. I accept clients for treatment through Bupa, Cigna, Aviva, and WPA Health Insurers. Session are scheduled at the same time each week, and last 50 minutes. It is not possible to predict how many sessions each person will require as it depends on the topics/issues that you wish to work on. This is something we can discuss at the initial session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||I also speak Tamil and Sinhalese|
I am often in sessions and cannot answer the phone, so please do leave a message and I will call you. I currently have a few sessions available for an immediate start.
Types of client