Anthea Hassim

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Clinical Psychologist BSc, C Psychol
Available for new clients
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London NW3 & NW6
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist who does Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. I like to enable people, in warm, non judgmental 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.

I can help you with areas such as anxiety, health anxiety, OCD, depression and isolation.  The pandemic has had additional long term negative effects on us all. 

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 have a free phone consultation to clarify if I can help you, before your first therapy session.  For I feel it is essential that you can find the right person for you.

My Approach
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. an ACT - Acceptance and Commitment 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 can make all the difference to getting or feeling better sooner.

I work with clients with the range of problems described below, including anxiety, OCD and depression.   I offer on-line and telephone sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Qualifications
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.

My Experience
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 volunteered at a Women's Centre for a few years, facilitating a cancer support group.

Member organisations

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BPS
British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

HCPC
Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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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.

Fees

£75.00 per session

Additional information

£75 for a 1 hour session. For a couple or two people, it's £100 for a 90 minute session.

(For evenings - I am available Tuesday and Wednesday evenings).

Payment needs to be by the evening of the session day.  24 hours notice is required to cancel a session.

I am offering Skype or Telephone counselling at present.

When I work

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Further information

Hampstead Location The buses 24, 46,  168 and C11 or Hampstead Heath (Overground train) are a 6 minute walk away.  Belsize Park tube station is a 9 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.

Cressy Road, London, Hampstead, NW3 2LY

26-30 Cotleigh Road, West Hampstead, London, NW6 2NP

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Online platforms

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Anthea Hassim
Anthea Hassim