Hello, my name is Ladan Ghiami and I am an experienced Counselling Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I work as a private practitioner in Central London. I have been in clinical practice for over twelve years. I offer brief (6-12 sessions) and long term (open ended) counselling and psychotherapy to individuals and couples. My consulting room is in London Bridge SE1.
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, personal development, and bereavement counselling.
For more information and details of how I work please visit my website at 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.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Please contact me for up to date availability, for both face to face and online (SKYPE/FaceTime) counselling sessions.