Dr Daniela Hecht, CPsychol, Counselling Psychologist

West End Medical Practice
6 Bendall Mews


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West End Medical Practice
6 Bendall Mews


About me

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist available for face to face appointments in Marylebone and Islington as well as telephone and online counselling sessions. Should you wish to book online with myself or any of my colleagues then please go to http://booking.thebritishcbtcounsellingservice.com/ for a live online diary.

I work with adults, children, families and couples and use a range of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person Centred & Psychodynamic approaches. I create an individualised treatment programme for each of my patients based on what they need and feel comfortable with and taking into consideration what is proven to bring the fastest and most long lasting relief for their particular difficulty.

I am registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with The Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and as a Chartered Psychologist with The British Psychological Society (BPS).

I am experienced in helping people to resolve the majority of problems that cause emotional distress and discomfort including (but not limited to)

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Problems
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Counselling for Carers
  • Child & Teenager Counselling
  • Depression & Low Mood
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Therapy
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Problems
  • Stress
  • Services Offered

I also offer the following services:

  • Bereavement Counselling
  • Child Counselling
  • Expert Witness
  • Family Counselling
  • Marriage Counselling
  • Medico-Legal Assessment and Treatment
  • Specialist Eating Disorder Counselling

My Philosophy

Good therapy explores ways of being, and aims to gain a greater understanding of how we find ourselves in the world and relate to others.  According to this approach, a greater sense of self awareness and the understanding that we always have choices about the kind of person we are and want to be, will enable us to change and transform.

My Approach

Within the therapeutic relationship we will look at how you have come to find yourself where you are, right now, and gain a greater understanding of your motivations. We will work together on discovering new ways of relating and raise awareness to the possibility of both choice and taking responsibility. We will explore ways to help you identify and challenge the difficulties you are experiencing. Together we will discuss and examine your feelings and help raise awareness of what it means to be ‘you’, both in relation to yourself and others. Through finding a better understanding of yourself and how you exist and relate to others, you will be able to enhance and build healthy relationships in the future.

My Motivation

We will investigate what it means for you to exist in this world, examine and identify fears and anxieties and work together to overcome them. I am here to help you understand your personal beliefs and values and assist you in coming to terms with a past that has been carried into the present. On having gained a more thorough understanding I aim to help you build a future that is filled with personal meaning and more clarity when it comes to how you feel and who you are.

About Me

A curious, open-minded explorer of hearts, minds and cultures, I love nothing more than gaining a greater understanding of myself and others. I enjoy practicing yoga and mindfulness based meditation and love going for long walks with my dog.

Training, qualifications & experience


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited



I offer everyone a Free of Charge Pre-Assessment Telephone Consultation.

The fees below are for a 50 minute face to face, telephone or video counselling session.

Self Funded Treatment

Individual Therapy: £130 per session
Couples Therapy: £140 per session
Family Therapy: £140 per session

Health Insurance

Most national and international Private Healthcare companies are accepted including (but not limited to):

  • Bupa
  • Axa
  • Cigna
  • Pru Health
  • Aviva
  • Simply Health
  • WPA and more…

It may be possible to use your private health insurance to cover the cost or part of the cost of your appointments. Each healthcare provider (Bupa, Axa, Aviva, Cigna etc) have slightly different policies but most of them are happy for you to approach us directly in the first instance.

Axa require a referral from a Psychiatrist in order to access your policy and we are happy to help arrange this with you.

Bupa require a referral from your GP in order to access your policy. GP’s are often happy to provide a referral following a phone consultation instead of a traditional face to face appointment in the surgery as it is more time efficient.

With the above a quick call to your healthcare provider should allow them clarify these details.

It is worth noting that not all policies will cover the full cost of your treatment. We will advise you of the availability of healthcare appointments, and any cost implications in your initial enquiry.

Some healthcare providers have fees which are different to our self funding rates detailed above. If these are less than our own rate we have to ask that the shortfall is made up by the patient. Please just remember to tell us who your provider is as soon as possible to avoid any confusion when booking.

Further information

Recent Testimonials

“I have been having Online CBT Counselling for about 9 months and it has made such a difference. I struggled for years with an eating disorder and depression and I really feel like I’ve got my life back. The online CBT Counselling programme fitted in with the long hours I work and it actually felt more supportive that other types of counselling I have tried because I had contact with my psychologist up to 3 times a week. I am so glad that I tried this approach and would recommend it to anyone who needs help sorting out a problem”.

– Lizzie (Richmond)

“I cannot comment positively enough on the psychologist I saw at The British CBT & Counselling Service. She provided a structured yet flexible framework for discussing my issues, was insightful and at times necessarily firm and challenging which was exactly the sort of counsellor I had hoped to be paired with.”

- Rebecca (Marylebone)

“My husband and I tried a number of counsellors in Fulham before we found The British CBT & Counselling Service. It was such a different experience to the ones we had had before and this time it actually seems to have worked! I would recommend that if you are struggling in your relationship you should try them.”

– Polly (Fulham)

Maps & Directions

Marylebone, NW1 6SN

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None