Lina Kaoud

Lina Kaoud

2 - 4 Victoria Avenue
Longcroft House

147 Commercial Street
E1 6BJ


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About me

I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor, with a number of years of experience working within the NHS, charity and private sectors.

I offer long-term as well as short term psychotherapy depending on your needs and wishes. You may want just a small number of sessions to think about what’s troubling you or perhaps you are considering longer-term therapy to better understand your issues, feelings and make some choices and lasting changes. The initial consultation will give us an opportunity to discuss related matters before deciding whether psychotherapy might be appropriate and helpful.

In my experience, individual psychotherapy can be exceptionally valuable for helping people with underlying feelings of depression or anxiety, difficulties with self-esteem, dissatisfaction in work or inability to form satisfactory intimate relationships. At other times it can help with specific issues such as eating disorders, obsessional behaviour, or phobic anxieties. Therapy can help individuals to come to terms with early life and family experiences, it can break the cycle of destructive behaviours, guide through one's losses and life changes as well as helping us to fully understand ourselves and why we act and feel the way we do. I believe that the more we know ourselves – the better lives we can live.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at the Tavistock Centre and I am a member of Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists as well as a member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I am accredited by the British Psychoanalytical Council.

My experience includes working at the Counselling and Psychotherapy Department at Kings College Hospital where I provided counselling and psychotherapy for both inpatients and outpatients with medical illnesses, injuries and, sometimes, terminal diagnoses, such as cancer. I would also work with their relatives who were affected by trauma, loss and bereavement. I gained extensive and thorough experience working as part of the Adults Complex Needs Service at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, helping patients from various social and cultural backgrounds to manage a wide range of complex issues including depression, self-harm, sexual abuse and trauma. I have also worked in several mental health charities, including, The Centre for Better Health Counselling Service and the Caris Islington Bereavement Service.

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The cost for the initial consultation is agreed prior to the session and if you decide to proceed, then the fees and times for the following appointments will be discussed at this meeting.

Maps & Directions

London, EC2M 4NS
London, E1 6BJ

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No

Types of client

Young people
Older adults