Anthea Hassim Clinical Psychologist BSc, C Psychol
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who does Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. I like to enable people, in warm, non judgemental and down to earth ways, to make positive life changes. I have worked in the NHS for 19 years. Coming for therapy is I know a very personal and private experience.
Knowing how challenging it can be for you to attend, my aim is to help you to feel at ease in talking about yourself and your situation.
Please feel free to call me to clarify if I can help you, before you decide to come for therapy. For I feel it is essential that you can find the right person for you.
I use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and will look at the factors that are maintaining your current difficulties. I am very interested in Mindfulness and in Paul Gilbert’s Compassion Focused Therapy. In private practice, I work with clients with both routine and complex problems.
I respect the progress people have made, with little steps or bigger changes, in everyday situations or in very adverse and traumatic circumstances, which shows the resilience of the human spirit.
My Personal Experience
Having had therapy myself at various challenging, troubled times in my life, I can see that having a caring and skilled person to 'walk down that road with you' can make all the difference to getting or feeling better sooner.
I work with clients with the range of problems described below, including anxiety and depression.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a BSc in Psychology and Masters in Clinical Psychology.
I am a Registered and Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I am registered with the BPS (British Psychological Society and the HCPC (Health and Care Professionals Council) and I am a member of the BABCP (British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies). I abide by the ethical framework of good practice for all these organisations. I feel it is very important to keep up with my own training and continuing professional development and I also have regular supervision.
I have a wide range of experience. Since qualifying in Liverpool, I have been working in adult mental health services in the NHS for 19 years, having worked in Wales for 7 years and then in London for 12 years, as a Specialist Clinical Psychologist in a Psychological Therapies Service and then in a Complex Care Team and also in GP surgeries and a private Hospital. I have supervised trainees and other professionals and taught on a Doctoral Clinical Psychology course. I volunteer at a Women's Centre, facilitating a cancer support group.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also work with coping with spinal cord injury.
£60 for a 1 hour session, week days. For a couple or two people, it's £100 for a 90 minute session.
£70 for a 1 hour session for Evenings after 5 pm (and £110 for a couple session of 90 minutes)
(For evenings - I am available Monday,Wednesday & Friday evenings).
Payment needs to be at the session, by cash or cheque. 24 hours notice is required to cancel a session.
I also offer Skype counselling.
I will consider a sliding scale of reduced fees for students and the unemployed.
Hampstead Location The buses 24, 46,168 and C11 or Hampstead Heath (Overground train) are a 3 minute walk away. Belsize Park tube station is a 10 minute walk.
West Hampstead Location
Bus Numbers: 16, 16a, C11, 139, 328. It is ten minutes walk from West Hampstead Jubilee Line Tube Station, Brondesbury Silverlink Rail Station and West Hampstead Thameslink Rail Station.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm and also Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings. I also offer Skype counselling.
Types of client