Leena Kothari-Seward (BSc, UKCP Reg, MBACP)

Leena Kothari-Seward   (BSc, UKCP Reg, MBACP)


07722 309592

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About me

I am an Existential Psychotherapist commited to helping my clients explore their issues through a therapeutic relationship based on trust, honesty and respect. The existential approach lends itself naturally to taking a holistic view of oneself, ones relationships and ones place in the world. Sessions last 50 minutes and take place in a secure and peaceful setting.

Through the therapy process I offer:
- active, non-judgemental listening
- empathy and emotional support
- open dialogue to explore your values, meanings, choices and assumptions
- facilitating your decision making process to help you arrive at more considered life choices
- a philosoplical perspective to enhance self-awareness and understanding
- carefully observed reflection of the therpautic relationship as experienced in the 'here and now'

With an acedemic background in science, many years experience of working in a business environment in the City and first hand experience of dealing with inter-cultural issues, I believe I bring a rich and diverse range of personal experience to my practice.

I am based less than a 10 minute walk from either Wimbledon mainline or South Wimbledon tube stations and there are several bus routes passing close by. If you are driving, you can use an off-street parking space during the day and there is ample parking just outside during the evenings.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an experienced, UKCP registered psychotherapist and trained in Existential psychotherapy at the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling at Regent's College. I have over 15 years experience of working with adults in one-to-one counselling across a variety of settings.

I have helped clients with a wide variety of issues, such as:
- anxiety and stress
- anger management
- depression
- panic attacks
- relationship issues
- divorce
- relationship breakdown
- separation
- work and career
- life choices and meaning
- death anxiety and life goals
- bereavement and loss
- domestic violence
- abuse
- sexuality and gender
- identity, race, culture and ethinicity
- body image and eating disorders

As required by UKCP governance, I am in regular personal supervision with a senior therapist who oversees and supports my clinical work. I am also in continuous personal and professional development.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Work / life / technology balance
Cross-cultural issues

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Standard rate per session - £80.00
Concessions available. Please enquire.

The initial consultation will give you an opportunity to meet me, learn more about psychotherapy/counselling and for us to decide together whether therapy would be helpful to you. There would be no obligation to have any further sessions.

If you decide to continue, I would normally suggest a review at 6 weeks to check progress against your objectives. I take on both short term (6 weeks or less) or open-ended contracts, wiith periodic reviews.

Further information

I have a particular interest, specialist training and experience in the following areas:

- the inter-cultural realm exploring ethnicity, culture and identity
- the challenges of achieving a balance in work, life and use of technology
- the emotional preparation for motherhood.

Maps & Directions

Wimbledon, SW19

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I offer both daytime and evening sessions during the week.

Types of client

Older adults