Dr Natalie Raiher Chartered Psychologist CPsychol AFBPsS West Hampstead NW6
The Practice At 322
322 West End Lane
As a Chartered Psychologist, I have experience and expertise in providing evidence-based psychological support and therapy to adults and adolescents who are in distress, or who are experiencing unhappiness and confusion.
How I work
People consult me for help in dealing with the full range of human experiences, including anxiety and depression, relationship problems, eating problems and pre-and post-natal issues. I am widely known for my work with stress and burnout, be this in the workplace, or more generally, with the competing and often conflicting demands that life makes of us.
I support people both to make sense of uncomfortable emotions and behaviours, and also with practical tools and techniques to manage and change these. I do not believe in a one size fits all approach, and work integratively, using a variety of approaches to tailor each course of therapy to the specific needs of each client. Some of the approaches I use include CBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy, DBT and mindfulness. I see people for both short-term and long-term therapy.
My aim is to create a safe space where people can deepen their understanding of the unhelpful patterns in their lives and build resilience - where they can heal, experiment and grow and ultimately lead more fulfilling lives that are aligned with their values and aspirations. I wholeheartedly believe that there is always something to be gained from adversity and am passionate about working with my clients to develop their strengths and resources for living.
My career has spanned NHS, private and community settings in the UK and abroad, and has included psychiatric inpatient and outpatient facilities. Some of the settings I have worked include teams specializing in work-related stress and distress, hospital teams specializing in women's health and chronic illness, and inpatient teams specializing in, among others, trauma, eating disorders and problems regulating emotions.
This broad-base of experience has helped to develop a robust and effective practice, and I have expertise in dealing with the full range of psychological and emotional difficulties. Moreover, it reflects my passion for helping people to make changes in their lives. I believe that everybody, no matter the circumstance, is capable of change.
I currently divide my time between The Nightingale Hospital in Marylebone and my private practice. I also teach, write and research in the field of psychology and mental health.
I am registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and I am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS).
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, a protected title which ensures a high level of expertise and care. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS).
My qualifications include:
- Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych)
Master in Philosophy (MPhil)
Bachelor in Social Sciences (BSocSci hons)
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
I have worked across primary care, secondary care and inpatient services in the UK, spanning adult psychiatry and child and adolescent mental health. I am committed to my ongoing development and learning as a practitioner, and engage in regular specialist training courses and speaking at conferences.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Distress Tolerance and Emotional Regulation
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
Please email to enquire.
I am also a recognised provider for most major private health insurers and I am happy to accept payment through these schemes.
People usually see me for a regular, weekly session but this can vary. I am happy to discuss frequency in terms of what feels most helpful for you at the time.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays and evenings Mon-Fri
Types of client