Leena Kothari-Seward

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(BSc (Hons), UKCP Reg, MBACP)
Available for new clients
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London SW1W & City Of London EC2R
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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. I work with both individuals and couples and you can choose to see me in person at one of my Central London practices, or remotely via Zoom or telephone.

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

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Couples therapy

Motherhood, fatherhood and parenting, fertility and pregnancy

Culture, race, ethnicity, identity


£150.00 - £300.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Fee per session - £150.00 - £300.00 (from 50 min. individual session to 90 min. couples session)

The free 20 minute 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.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer both daytime and evening sessions during the week and in person sessions for couples on Saturdays. 

Further information

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

  • couple relationships and communication 
  • the inter-cultural realm, exploring ethnicity, culture and identity
  • fertility, motherhood, fatherhood, parenting
  • the challenges of achieving a balance in work, life and use of technology

2 Eaton Gate, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9BJ

Token House, 12 Tokenhouse Yard, Bank, City Of London, EC2R 7AS

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)