Nada Khader - MA Relation Transaction Analyst. UKCP, BACP Reg.
I specialise in working one-to-one with adults on a long- or short-term basis. Any topic is open for discussion, including relationships, workplace difficulties, anxiety, depression, trauma and grief. I offer counselling to clients from different backgrounds and cultures; working with individuals, couples and groups.
As well as having my own private practice, I have seen clients in the NHS and at the Bowlby Centre, which specialises in attachment issues. I have a particular interest in working with difference. I have worked with a diversity of clients representing in the London community and internationally.
I am also bilingual speaking English and Arabic.
My approach is professional, ethical and personable. My aim is to provide a safe and
confidential space in which you can be just yourself, considering your options and work with your own pace toward self change and growth.
I am available on weekday and my practice is in Ealing - my practice is located within walking distance of Ealing Broadway, North Ealing, West Acton and Ealing Common.
What to expect in our first session?
The first session is an opportunity to meet up and start exploring the reasons that brought you to counselling.
In this session, we can discuss how I work and what your expectations are.
I strongly believe there is no such thing as a pre-agreed number of sessions - I respect that each client is unique. Together we can work to establish how counselling can help you moving forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Masters degree in counselling and psychotherapy gained at the highly respected Metanoia Institute, in affiliation with Middlesex University.
The breadth of my training and experience means I am able to call upon a variety of styles and approaches. For example, we can focus on patterns or ‘scripts’ that we keep repeating or we could explore how difficulties might be rooted in personal or family history.
I am registered with the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy), BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and EATA (European Association of Transactional Analysis), IARTA (International Association of Relational Transactional Analysis) and I am a Certified Transactional Analysis (CTA).
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Cultural and diversity dilemmas.
Initial session - £65 (60-90 minute session)
Subsequent weekly sessions - £65 (50 minute session)
Couples session - £100 (90 minute session)
How does counselling/therapy work?
Psychotherapy can help people understand and resolve a wide range of emotional difficulties including depression and anxiety; trauma, abuse and bereavement; phobias, addictions and compulsive behaviours; identity, sexuality and problems with relationships.
I practice psychodynamically, which means helping people work through particularly complex and often unexplored issues, problems and fears. In psychodynamic psychotherapy, our past experiences are as important as our present ones.
Our early lives especially our childhood and relationships with our parents and family shape our personalities, our way of thinking and behaving, and how we relate to other people. Sometimes those thoughts, feelings and patterns which start early can cause problems later on, and this is where therapy can help.
Powerful feelings such as sadness, anger, self-hatred, emptiness, loneliness and worthlessness can be disturbing. My aim is to help you achieve a new and healthier perspective by better understanding the connection between your past and your present, by highlighting the origins of your problems and by making better sense of who you are and why you've been feeling the way you do.
My approach is based on Relational Transactional Analysis which builds a therapeutic relationship between client and therapist.
I offer support in understanding yourself and your behaviour in relation to others.
Confidentiality, mutual respect and freedom from judgement are some of the values I believe to be important to counselling - I take these responsibilities seriously in my practice.
I am DBS checked.