Naila Alam

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Counselling Psychologist, HCPC registered.
Available for new clients
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Putney SW15 & London SW19
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Psychological therapy and counselling for adolescents and young people (from 16 years).

I am a chartered counselling psychologist, specialising in working with older adolescents (16+) and young people. I have over twenty years of experience providing psychological services across a range of contexts, including the NHS, child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), education, private practice and the voluntary sector.

As a counselling psychologist, I have trained in a variety of psychotherapy modalities and draw upon an integrative model, tailoring interventions to individual need. My therapeutic approach is trauma informed, underpinned by an understanding of child and adolescent development and attachment.  Alongside talking therapies, I also draw upon creative methods (art, play, storytelling) to help young people express and make sense of their difficulties. My aim is to create a secure therapeutic space, in which issues can be safely explored and worked through. 

Issues that I work with include:

  • Feeling stressed and overwhelmed
  • Depression
  • Anxieties 
  • Trauma - PTSD and developmental trauma
  • Bereavement, separation and loss
  • Attachment difficulties
  • Self harm
  • Relationship issues
  • Loneliness
  • Low self esteem/confidence 
  • Worries about school, college or university
  • Identity issues, including sexual, gender and cultural
  • Feeling stuck or lost
  • Sense of numbness or disconnection

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Postgraduate Diploma Psychoanalytic Observational Studies - Tavistock Centre
  • MSc Counselling Psychology - Roehampton Institute
  • BA (Hons) Psychology and Sociology - University of Leeds
  • Chartered member (CPsychol) of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Member of the Division of Counselling Psychology
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Enhanced DBS certificate

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£80.00 - £110.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information

Initial brief telephone consultation to discuss your needs - free of charge.

Reduced fee slots are sometimes available - please enquire for details. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

If you would like to discuss the possibility of working together, please contact me via email and we can arrange a time to speak. 

Putney, London, SW15

London, Greater London, SW19

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

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