Fatima Syedain, BA Psych, MSc, MBACP Registered
I offer Psychodynamic and Psychosexual therapy for couples and individuals, bringing together a decades worth of experience in working with individuals and couples, dealing with relationship issues and difficulties as well as sexual dysfunction. I also help with areas that can be affected by problems that might arise from relationship issues, such as:
- a sense of hopelessness
- not being heard
What I do
Couple therapy can help people talk about the things that they cannot talk about on their own. Having a neutral third party listen to their concerns, helps couples who come together open up communication and helps create an understanding of the underlying issues. Instead of offering advice I endeavour to put up a mirror in front of my clients, so they can find an agreed way forward. Problems with relationships can be complex and sometimes they arise from challenges you may have experienced in your childhood as well as current concerns. Relationship therapy can be helpful in this situation for both individuals and couples, as it looks at what lies behind current difficulties, paying attention both to the past and the present in order to bring about change.
If you are experiencing problems or difficulties in your sexual relationship, psychosexual therapy can help you resolve them. Talking about sexual problems can seem daunting, and most people feel really relieved to discuss the problems that may have been bothering them for some time and this, in itself, can have very beneficial effects on your sex life. For other people a structured programme of help can resolve problems with painful intercourse, difficulties with orgasm, arousal disorders, erectile dysfunction and premature or delayed ejaculation.
How it works
If you are currently in a relationship you may decide to come to the sessions with your partner, or on you own. After a brief chat on the phone, an initial consultation will be booked, lasting 60 mins where I will get some background information about you and your relationship. If it is agreed between us to proceed to regular weekly sessions, we will discuss possible times and location for ongoing sessions.
Who I work with
Whether you are single or in a couple, come with your partner or alone - are gay, lesbian, bisexual, heterosexual or transgender - are married or, in a civil partnership, living together or apart, I am here to help you with whatever relationship problems or sexual difficulties you may have.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have trained at Tavistock Relationships (formerly TCCR), one of the world's renowned institutions on relationship and counselling work. I have previously been involved in training on the PGDip course at Tavistock Relationships, as well as being a staff member there. I am currently a visiting clinician at Tavistock Relationships where I undertake assessments alongside clinical work. I also run a private practice in Hampstead and Kings Cross.
I hold a BA Psychology from The Open University (2006)
Introduction to Individual Counselling & Psychotherapy Westminster Pastoral Foundation WPF (2007)
PGDip Couple & Relationship Counselling from Tavistock Relationships (2010)
MSc Psychosexual Therapy, also from Tavistock Relationships (2016)
I help with couple relationships and the impact of sexual difficulties on committed relationships.
I am a member of British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP) membership as well as College Of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also have special interest in interfaith/ cross cultural relationships. Coming from an Asian background I have a sense of the kind of problems people face living in a culture that is different from the one they were raised in.
£80 for couple session
£65 for individuals
The initial consultation lasting 60 minutes, would be about gathering information about your background, relationship history and scope of the problem at hand. For the work to be effective weekly sessions are recommended.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Week days, am and pm
Types of client