Hikari Sakai

Hikari Sakai

Well4ever Clinic Putney
20 Lower Richmond Road
SW15 1JP


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Well4ever Clinic Putney
20 Lower Richmond Road
SW15 1JP


About me

Hello. Are you looking for a counsellor/psychotherapist in Putney/Fulham?

My name is Hikari and I am a registered counselor and psychotherapist.

I have experience in various clinical settings in both charity and public sector. Mainly I am working in Maudsley hospital for the last four years and have seen people struggle with wide range of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship issues, stress, self-confidence, loss of meaning in life.

My stance of therapy is compassion and cuirocity, based on the therapeutic approach called existential phenomenological therapy. This approach offers a safe and deep reflective space in which you can examine your thoughts and get closer to your feelings and emotions that you may have been previously unaware of. In therapy, I will support you in exploring your internal landscape with compassion so that you can gain clearer and better understanding of who you are. This new awareness will naturally unfold new possibilities and allow you to break through limitations that were holding you back.This process of self-knowing and reflective discovery can also hopefully help you grow more compassion and kindness for not just others, but yourself.

I believe that therapy is not simply about treating mental illness, but rather a space for growth and understanding. It is a continuing process of self-knowing and reflective discovery which hopefully help a person grow more compassion and kindness for themselves.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I hold Post Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling as well as BSc in Psychology and Counselling.

I have experience in a charity organisation Cruse Bereavement Care which specialised in bereavement counselling. I have also worked extensively in public domain NHS settings in primary care, secondary care and also palliative care services. In my private practice I offer both short and long-term therapy.

Alongside with private practice, I am a counsellor with specialized Long-Term Condition in Maudsley hospital in NHS. My main interest in psychotherapy is how body and mind affect each other, particularly Cancer and other Long-term conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), and Stroke etc.

Addition to them, I have gained working in various issues includes mental health problem such as Depression, anxiety, personality disorder, psychosis, eating disorders, childhood traumas, sexual issues, interpersonal difficulties, identity issues, bereavement, work related issues, health related issues etc.

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£65 for a 50-minute session

Maps & Directions

London, SW15 1JP

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Japanese


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Wednesday evenings

Types of client

Older adults