Fadi Salaam MA Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist, DIT, MBACP (Accred)
I use a psychodynamic approach, in a space that is confidential and empathic. We will work together to understand the core themes that you bring to help you deal with them better and progress in your life.
This process involves making links, gaining insights and becoming aware of what is really going on in yourself. The next stage would be to process this material and help you contain it even when it seems that things are not going to get resolved. By gaining understanding and developing skill, choice starts coming forth which has been absent before. One starts gaining degrees of freedom and becomes more able to govern their life than be governed by uncontrollable dynamics external or internal. It is a process that takes time and commitment.
I provide Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) which combines psychodynamic, mentalisation and attachment underpinnings and applied in a more structured way over 16 sessions. It is useful for interpersonal relational difficulties.
In short term supportive therapy or counselling, we try to focus on particular issue(s) that are problematic for you that we can work on within a limited number of sessions. Here, the emphasis is less on the past and more on the present and on giving you support to help you resolve or cope with your difficulty. We will work on managing anxiety, self-esteem, and adaptive skills. Because time is limited, we will try to achieve an understanding of the problem and explore the options of how to deal with it in an optimal way to move forward.
Additionally, as a trainee psychoanalytic psychotherapist, I provide long term psychoanalytic psychotherapy for those who can commit to 18 or 24 months of minimum twice a week therapy at a low fee.
- Willesden Green NW2
- Camden NW1 0PT
- Southwark SE1 0QA
- Online: Skype, Zoom
Tuesdays 7.30am to 5pm and Fridays: 7.30am-9pm. Other availabilities can be discussed.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a background in business and nursing studies and experience over many years. I subsequently trained as a counsellor and psychotherapist. I have worked in the NHS secondary care service offering long term psychodynamic psychotherapy and currently working in the NHS Talking Therapies Service offering short term counselling.
- Trainee Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist at the Guild of Psychotherapists
- MA in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)
- Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT)
- Refugee and Asylum Seekers Service since 2019
- Private practice.
- NHS Talking Therapies Service since 2015
- Worked in the NHS in primary and secondary care settings 2011-2015.
- Volunteer counsellor at Coventry Migrant and Refugee Centre 2014.
- Samaritans 2009.
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
From £60.00 to £70.00
Concessions offered for
Sessions are 50 minutes.
Initial telephone consultation is free.
For someone willing to commit to 18 or 24 months of psychoanalytic psychotherapy for a minimum of twice a week, I offer a considerably low fee based on affordability.
I offer concessions for low income groups.
I offer concessions for key workers.
Mainly Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Other availability can be discussed.