About me

I integrate person-centered talk therapy with evidence based ancient mindfulness techniques and EMDR (Eye-Movement-Desensitization-Reprocessing). With this holistic and science-based neuroaffective approach your emotional pain associated with memories and future worries will be radically reduced. You will feel supported, validated and heard, learn new coping and communication skills and its practical application in your daily life. This treatment style is collaborative and proven to be highly effective treating stress, anxiety, mood- and thought- disorders, trauma and addiction. I see very good results in many of my clients as they grow emotionally and behaviorally, often transforming themselves to lead more present, balanced, authentic, happy and meaningful lives.

My own mindfulness and Zen meditation practice and psychotherapy of 18 years is the cornerstones of my non-judgmental treatment style as I am greatly inspired by my own journey towards healing, awakening and transformation. By cultivating mindfulness through both informal and formal practices, I naturally bring more mindfulness into the consulting room.

Training, qualifications & experience

I'm a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy #384985). I'm also a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California, USA Lic #MFC 113248, which includes 3000 supervised hours in individual, couples, family and group therapy.

In addition, I am also a Certified Mindfulness Teacher - Professional Level #0027 by the IMTA (International Mindfulness Teachers Association) and I am a trained EMDR therapist, EMDRIA membership # 100038603. All licenses, certifications and professional association memberships are current.

I have a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles (2 years) and a Master of Fine Arts from UCLA (2 years).  I've practiced Zen Buddhism since 2014, Vedic Medications since 2011 and have been trained in Ancient Eastern Psychology i.e. Mindfulness and MBSR (Mindfulness-Based-Stress-Reduction) at InsightLA, the UCLA Mindfulness Awareness Research Center (MARC), at The Shunkoin Zen Temple in Kyoto, Japan and at the Saumsanga Zen temple in South Korea and at the Zen Center in Los Angeles and Yokoji Zen Center in Idylwild, California and attended many week long silent meditation retreats. Isobel has been trained in belief focused EMDR (eye-movement-desensitization-reprocessing therapy) by EMDRIA approved EMDRConsulting I am a member of EMDRIA and integrates EMDR in my treatment. I have also been supervised in Psychodynamic therapy at the Maple Center in Beverly Hills and in substance abuse treatment at several residential and outpatient dual-diagnosis substance abuse treatment centers in Los Angeles and Malibu. I treat individual clients, couples, families, adolescents and facilitate groups struggling with mental health issues ranging from stress and anxiety to severe trauma, addiction and thought disorders.

Isobel is bilingual in Swedish and English. She is the mother of two young adult sons, one young adult daughter and a 14-year old Shiba Inu.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

"Peak" and awakening experiences.

Issues related to meditation.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • EMDR
  • Existential therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Intercultural Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology
  • Walk and Talk Therapy

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Fees

£140.00 per session
Free initial in-person session

Additional information

£140/50 min session 

£200/80 min session

Concessions offered but are currently maxed out.  Email to be placed on wait list. 

I accept most credit cards, direct debit or cash. 

I do not accept insurance but I can provide an invoice for you to be reimbursed by your insurance company directly. Please contact your insurance company for further information on reimbursement. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I offer therapy Monday-Wednesday online only and on Thursday afternoons and evenings in my office. In-office availability can be extended on other days as well by request. Please inquire.

Further information

I offer my treatment online and in person, in English or Swedish. I also offer an initial 20 min phone session to address your needs and how I can help you. Please email me to set up a free session.

53 Davies Street
London
W1K 5JH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations

Key details

DBS checked

Languages offered

Swedish

Online platforms

Doxy
Whatsapp
Isobel Gardner

Isobel Gardner