Saff Mitten, Counsellor & Psychotherapist - W1 & NW6
162-168 Regent Street
20 Lonsdale Road
As a therapist, I believe that fundamentally we all have the potential to heal, grow and positively change, with the right support and guidance. I am also of the view that we can all benefit from some external support from time to time - whether that is to help us cope with and work through life's challenges, to take some time out to understand ourselves more, or to just have a space to talk and off load with someone empathetic who is not personally invested and caught up in our lives like friends and family.
I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist experienced in working with clients on a wide range of issues including: anxiety, depression, relationship problems, feeling empty or unfulfilled, low self esteem or confidence, stress, trauma, work related challenges, and many others.
My integrative approach means I am skilled in working with a number of therapeutic disciplines. As a result I offer flexibility and am able to tailor the way I work to meet your individual needs, rather than being prescriptive. Beyond this, in all the work that I do, I seek to provide a warm, supportive, non-judgemental and collaborative space to help you explore, make sense of, and successfully work through the particular issues you are facing.
Types of Clients I See
I have worked successfully with people from all backgrounds and walks of life including those in the media and TV industries, advertising, business and banking, lawyers, PR and marketing professionals, actors and writers, interior, graphic and web designers, musicians, those in the fitness and health industries, research and strategy consultants, university students, and many more... I have also worked with adults of all different ages and from many different countries including American, Australian and New Zealander expats, as well as having worked with refugees from many countries and cultural backgrounds.
I practice from 2 locations: Central London, W1, and Queens Park, NW6.
My practice in Central London is based on Regent Street, just over 5 minutes walk from both Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus tube stations, and walking distance from Tottenham Court Road, Leicester Square and Covent Garden.
My practice in Queens Park, North-West London, is only moments from Queens Park tube/overground station and close to Brondesbury Park, Kensal Rise, Willeseden, West Hampstead, Maida Vale and Kilburn. It is also easily accessible from Central London via the Bakerloo line and the overground from Euston.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and Qualifications
- UKCP accredited Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling from Middlesex University.
- UKCP accredited Advanced Post-Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling from the Minster Centre, one of the leading therapy training institutions in the UK and Europe.
- BACP accredited Integrative Counselling Diploma from the Minster Centre
- Registered member of the BACP.
In addition to working in private practice, I have worked as a counsellor at Wandsworth Association of Psychotherapists, a private counselling service in South London where I saw clients for longer term therapy dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, addictions, illness, career crisis and relationship issues.
I have also been a counsellor at The Mapesbury Clinic in North-West London, a specialist charitable counselling service offering short term therapy to refugees and asylum seekers. Here I worked with clients dealing with trauma, PTSD, high levels of anxiety, clinical depression and cultural issues amongst others.
Prior to becoming a counsellor and psychotherapist I worked as a consultant within the qualitative research industry (brand, advertising and social research) for over 14 years.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
My usual fee is £60 for daytime sessions and £70 for evenings from 5pm onwards. I also offer a few reduced fee slots for those who cannot afford the full fee, dependent on availability.
Alongside therapy I offer coaching for those people who want to focus on an issue or topic that needs less self analysis and feels more goal and action-oriented. At times I also offer a combination of coaching and therapy if that suits a clients needs.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime and evening appointments Monday - Thursday.
Types of client