Adi Steiner, Psychotherapist BACP Member, HCPC registered
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 adolescents and young people who struggle with mental health difficulties such as Depression and long standing Anxiety issues and with adults who feel they have long term difficulties with issues such as relationship problems, Depression, transitions in life (becoming a parent for example) and loss.
Alongside my clinical work in private practice I am also a Course Lead, Lecturer and Supervisor at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust.
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 50 minutes 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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Health anxiety
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
A session lasts 50 minutes
Please contact me to discuss fees
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
I see patients at the Natural Gateway Clinic on 121 Theobald Street, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 4PT. The clinic is within 10 minutes walk from the Elstree & Borehamwood Overground station and offers free on-site parking.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
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
Types of client