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

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

Token House
12 Tokenhouse Yard
City Of London


07722 309592

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About me

I am an Existential Psychotherapist committed 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 can offer:

- empathetic, non-judgemental listening
- honest, open dialogue to explore your values, meanings, choices and assumptions
- a philosophical perspective to enhance self-awareness and understanding

This approach offers a powerful means by which you can re-evaluate your issues and create positive, sustainable change. Over the years I have helped many people transform what may have started as a crisis, into an opportunity for personal growth and increased well-being.

With an academic background in science, many years working as a City technology analyst and first hand experience of parenting and inter-cultural issues, I believe I bring a rich and diverse range of personal experience to my practice.

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 20 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 ethnicity
- 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.

I have a BSc (Hons) degree in Physics and am a qualified and EMCC accredited executive coach.

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 - £90.00-£120.00, depending on time and practice location

The initial consultation will give you an opportunity to meet me, learn more about psychotherapy decide on the best way forward for you. 

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

City Of London, EC2R 7AS
Ashtead, KT21

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


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


I offer both daytime and evening sessions during the week.

Types of client

Older adults