Basak Jeffreys

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(She/Her), MSc. (Humanistic), Dip., UKCP(Accred)
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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Chiswick W4 & London W1W
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

We live in a challenging world. There are times in our lives when we must endure pain, stress and loss whilst holding our business and personal lives together. Some people choose to work through their issues alone, perhaps reaching for help is a sign of weakness. However, all healthy humans require personal connections.
Talking with someone who has no relationship to your daily life, willing to listen and understand your concerns can help.

I understand the pressures of difficult emotions and circumstances. I’m here to help you to address your challenges by encouraging you to clarify the issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase your resilience.

I place importance on providing warmth and empathic attunement in a safe and confidential environment, which allows us to reach the heart of the issue sensitively and effectively.

I’m a Humanistic psychotherapist, which means I integrated Person-centred Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Transactional Analysis. I can help you explore and become aware of unhelpful patterns, beliefs, and behaviours whilst assisting you in gaining an awareness of your resilience, inner resources, and strengths. As part of my integrative diploma training, I have also synthesised the psychodynamic approach and CBT into my practice in order to provide tailor-made treatment for each client.
In my practice, I facilitate positive changes for my clients by encouraging them to get in touch with their psychological strengths and to overcome those difficulties, thus finding meaning.

I specialise in a range of psychological and emotional difficulties, such as:

  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks
  • Depression and Low Mood
  • Relationship and Family Issues
  • Low Self-Worth and Self-Esteem
  • Trauma
  • Sexuality
  • Transitions and change
  • Exam Stress
  • Bullying
  • Work-life balance difficulties
  • LGBTQ + Friendly

Training, qualifications & experience

I’m a fully qualified Humanistic Psychotherapist and Integrative Counselor. I’m also an accredited member of UKCP, which means I work under their Codes of Ethics. In addition, my work is regularly supervised by a highly experienced supervisor.

  • MS Humanistic Psychotherapy 
  • Pearson Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Counselling Certificate

CPD Trainings:

  • Applied Neuroscience for treating anxiety, panic and worry
  • Unprocessed Trauma
  • Managing chronic anxiety with Mindfulness
  • Working at relational depth in counselling and psychotherapy
  • Treating complex trauma with Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mastering IFS for clinical Challenges: Anxiety, Attachment Injuries, Addiction
  • Clinical Applications of Polyvagal Theory in Trauma Treatment: Integrating the science of safety, self-regulation and attachment
  • Working with Neurodiversity in Psychotherapy
  • Rethinking Adult ADHD: Helping clients turn intentions into actions
  • Counselling Young People by Nick Luxmoore
  • Working with Secondary Aged Young People 

Alongside private practice, I have gained experience working for charity groups, research clinics and counselling agencies such as Place2Be, Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Services and the Awareness Centre. I have also worked within the NHS (Lavender Hill Surgery), where I have seen a wide range of clients for goal-oriented short-term therapy.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£80.00 - £100.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

Taking the initial step of reaching out and meeting with the psychotherapist for the first time can be a daunting experience. If you feel uncertain or have any questions regarding therapy, please feel free to contact me for a 15-minute free and confidential assessment over the phone. If you decide that I am the right therapist for you, we can arrange to meet weekly either for a short term (6 to 12 sessions) or on an open-ended basis.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Wednesday & Thursday in Chiswick 

Monday & Friday in Central London

Further information

I celebrate differences by welcoming people from all walks of life, regardless of race, culture, religion, body image, gender, and sexuality.

24 Oxford Road North, Chiswick, London, W4 4DH

19 Nassau Street, London, Greater London, W1W 7AF

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

No wheelchair access

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Basak Jeffreys
Basak Jeffreys