Fadi Salaam MBACP (Accred) , MA Psychodynamic Counsellor/ Psychotherapist
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.
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.
To ensure best practice and develop my work, I attend regular supervision and additional training.
- Islington N1 8PT
- Camden NW1 0PT
- 7am-12pm. Skype
- 9am-9pm. In person
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 psychodymic psychotherapy and currently working in the NHS Talking Therapies Service offering short term counselling.
- MA in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)
- Currently working in NHS Talking Therapies Service since 2015
- Worked in the NHS in primary and secondary care settings 2011-2015.
- Private practice.
- Volunteer counsellor at Coventry Migrant and Refugee Centre 2014.
- Samaritans 2009.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
£60 per session of 50 minutes
In our first meeting we will explore what is important for you and what you hope to achieve in therapy. We will look at whether my approach to counselling is the most helpful for your needs and what would be an appropriate time scale for our work together.
Sliding scale for low income considered.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
At Camden location there is a ramp at the intrance and an elevator inside
Types of client