Adi Steiner

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Psychotherapist BACP Member, HCPC registered
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

With the recent easing off on government guidelines I have now returned 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 of experience working therapeutically with children, adolescents and adults who experience a wide range of difficulties. My passion and speciality are in 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), loss and trauma. 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.

About Psychotherapy

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. The time and frequency of sessions will then be agreed upon.

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

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Health Insurance/EAP

  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

A session lasts 50 minutes

Please contact me to discuss fees

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

For consultations, I have flexibility day/evening time however, please note that for weekly therapy I have limited availability only between 9am to 3pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  

Further information

I would like to invite you to email me to arrange a phone conversation with any questions you may have.

I offer therapy both in Hebrew and in English

Health insurance - Please note I only work with Cigna and WPA and no longer take on Aviva insurance company, AXA Healthcare, Bupa or 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.

Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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As a clinician, lecturer and supervisor at the Tavistock Centre, supervision and reflective practice is my biggest passion.

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Adi Steiner
Adi Steiner