Dr Annahita Nezami Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Dr Annahita Nezami, CPsychol, DPsych, MSc, BSc
Chartered & HCPC Registered Psychologist
Are you feeling sad, experiencing anxiety or depression? Perhaps you are in a relationship that is causing you distress or you are experiencing stress related to work? I am here to listen and work with you toward making sense of your problems and finding some peace and understanding.
We live in a fast-paced world and the journey of life is not always smooth, it can be filled with unexpected bumps, meanders, crossroads and dead-ends. Many of us can relate to facing challenges that might arise from trying to live an authentic life, forming meaningful relationships, learning to cope with loss, endings, new beginnings and finding our purpose. Sometimes these challenges are exacerbated because of abuse, trauma and injustice that we might encounter in the world, as well as destructive patterns of thinking, attachment styles, and behaviours that we form in early life.
I am a chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). I have many years of experience of working in private and NHS mental health organisations. I am trained to Doctoral level in Psychodynamic theory and principles, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy(CBT), Mindfulness and Schema Therapy. My specialist areas of interest include anxiety (particularly obsessive compulsive disorder, agoraphobia and panic disorder), depression, trauma, borderline personality disorder, emotional and psychological abuse, and relationships.
I have completed the intensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) training with British Isles which means i am trained to work with people who have experienced trauma or abuse and find it difficult to balance intense emotions that may arise. I use NICE guidelines and evidence based decision making. My extensive professional experience allows me to draw from various psychological theories and models during therapy and create individual therapy plans. On a personal note, I have also lived a colourful life and overcome personal challenges which allows me to be empathetic and grounded in my approach.
Knowing Who To Contact
Knowing who to contact and what type of support you need must be a daunting process. There are so many various types of professionals who provide counselling and therapy promising the same thing, for example counsellors, psychotherapists, and psychologists. The Counselling Directory provides more information about each of these. In a similar way to getting expert advice in any other area of your life, I believe it is important to find someone with good training and experience, and perhaps equally important is to find someone you feel comfortable talking to. My advice is, filter out a few people who are credible and have the required expertise, make a few initial calls, and then, if and when you are ready, choose the person you are instinctively drawn to.
The first step is to call or email me, we will make a 30 minute free telephone consultation. Thereafter, and if you are happy to continue, we will set up our first therapy appointment. During this 50 minute session, you will get the opportunity to meet with me, ask me questions and we can discuss your needs and how we can work together.
If you are happy to continue, we will arrange weekly or fortnightly sessions to meet at a time that is convenient for you. During the first few sessions we will create a therapy plan. This will give you an idea of how long we will work together. These sessions are yours to release your worries and talk to me about issues that are troubling you. Together, we will work through your worries and help you on your journey to finding balance and peace.
I am a Registered and Accredited member of the HCPC and a chartered member of the BPS. This means i must adhere to their professional code of ethics.
Please do email or call me to arrange an initial free 30 minute consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Professional Doctorate Counselling Psychology, City, University of London
- Masters Degree Counselling Psychology, City, University of London
- Masters Degree Forensic Psychology, Middlesex University
- Undergraduate Degree Psychology, Roehampton University
- British Isles Intensive Advanced Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Intensive Course, Priory Hospital
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Trauma - Noreen Tehrani Psychological Services
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Please contact me on 07401 601 915 to discuss your requirements or visit my website www.annahitanezami.com to learn about my standard fee structure. I offer a free 30 minute telephone consultation.
My Kingston practice is a 10 minute walk from Kingston train station and very near several bus roots, and has ample paid parking options. My Hampton practice is situated 2 minutes walk from Hampton train station and near several bus routes (111, R68,and 285), and there is free parking near by.