Jamil Ahmed

Jamil Ahmed

East London

Tower Hamlets


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About me

My therapeutic approach is simple: we build trust and work together.

Potential clients are encouraged to examine and be challenged on their own ideas, choices and reasoning processes. I work with all types of people, many of whom are dissatisfied with where they are and are looking to develop a better life project.

My philosophical approach can take the form of:

•       Existential Therapy

•       Lifeworld Analysis

Existential Therapy uses philosophical concepts to illuminate clients' concerns, conflicts and life choices and illustrates different ways of helping clients to take stock, reconsider their options and find a new path. Typical questions could be: What sort of life do I want to lead? What type of person do I strive to be? Where do I find meaning? Why does it make sense that I sometimes self-sabotage?

Lifeworld analysis is an approach to understanding our experiences and the meaning that we attribute to them. The lifeworld is our experience of the world around us, through the self, our relationships, our body, space, time and discourse. By exploring these 7 aspects, we can arrive at new insights at how we experience the world. The client is encouraged to remain open to all aspects and stimulated to consider ones often overlooked.

Regardless of the presenting issues, it is a journey we embark on together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Doctorate in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling (pending)

New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling

Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy

University of Essex

BA in Philosophy

University College London

I have worked within NHS, community and third sector agencies.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Medically Unexplained Symptoms

Long-Term Conditions

Psychosomatic Disorders

Health Anxieties


Please contact me regarding fees.

Concessions are available.

Further information

I originally trained in Occupational Therapy having placements in physical and mental health settings. It was through my work with Older Adults that drew me to work in a psychotherapeutic way. The Existential approach resonated with me because it resists doctrinal formalisation, indicating that there are no standardised ways of approaching life and the issues that may come with it.

Maps & Directions

East London, E15
Tower Hamlets, E1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Friday: Evenings Saturday: Mornings, Evenings Sunday: Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults