Adi Steiner, Psychotherapist BACP Member, HCPC registered
With the recent easing off on government guidelines I will be returning to face-to-face working with some flexibility for online Zoom working. Please email me to arrange a phone consultation
I feel privileged to accompany people on their journey towards their desired goals and good mental health and my ethos is that through therapy we can increase self-awareness which ultimately gives a person more choices in life.
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with over ten years experience working therapeutically with children, adolescents and adults who experience a wide range of difficulties. My passion and speciality is working with adults who feel they have long term difficulties with issues such as relationship problems, Anxiety and Depression, transitions in life (becoming a parent for example) and loss. I have also years of experience working with adolescents and young people who struggle with mental health difficulties such as Depression and long-standing Anxiety and complex family dynamics.
Alongside my clinical work in private practice I am also a Lecturer and Supervisor at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.
If you are reading this profile, I am guessing you are not only struggling with something profoundly difficult, but you also notice a wish to change that. Starting therapy can be frightening and talking to someone you do not yet know can feel odd to some. By providing a safe, consistent and respectful space I hope to ease some of these initial anxieties.
Psychotherapy offers a unique and careful exploration of the underline issues that often present themselves in a person’s life as ‘problems’ or ‘symptoms’. By increasing awareness of what might be going on ‘under the surface’, I believe we can improve our mental health and feel better equipped to face life’s challenges.
What I offer
For under 18s I offer initial consultations for parents and their child or young person unless the young person would like to be seen on their own and when it is safe and appropriate to do so. Normally an initial consultation will be an hour and a half for the first time, followed by further 50 minute sessions depending on need. This will allow us time to take some background history, explore the reasons for coming to therapy and setting some goals. Time and frequency of sessions will then be agreed.
Although my core training sits within the Psychoanalytic approach, when it comes to people I do not think that ‘one size fits all’ and so I take a holistic approach when conducting assessments and offer a flexible therapeutic process depending on the personality and the needs of my patients.
For adults I offer initial consultation/s that last about 1 hour and will help facilitate some joint understanding of the reasons that bring you to therapy. We will then agree on a therapy plan that will feel most appropriate for your needs, often for once-weekly sessions and in an open-ended or fixed-term way.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in the past 15 years in various settings including the Private Sector, Local Authorities and the NHS both in England and Abroad. I have worked with Children (5-18), Adults and the elderly and have provided Mental Health assessments, medium to long term psychotherapy, family work, parents consultations, supervision to students and training.
BACP registered member, HCPC registered Senior Social Worker
M.A (Merit) Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Specialism in Adults, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and Essex University
M.A (Merit) Clinical Social Work, Specialism in Children, Young People and Families, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and University of East London
Post Graduate Certificate in Mediation
B.A (Distinction) Clinical Social Work, Tel Hai, Israel
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Due to the COVID-19 Virus spread I am now available for online therapy at reduced fees for those struggling in these uncertain times. Please email me to arrange a free phone consultation
I would like to invite you to email or text me to arrange a phone conversation with any questions you may have.
I offer therapy both in Hebrew and in English
I am recognised by Aviva insurance company, AXA Healthcare and Vitality Health Insurance
My consulting room is located off Theobald Street, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6. The clinic is within 10 minutes walk from the Elstree & Borehamwood Overground station and offers free street parking.