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Dr Nancy Hakim Dowek

London, NW6
07808 176089 07808 176089 07808176089 07808176089 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a trained existential psychotherapist practicing in London; I am currently working at the Dilemma Consultancy, and in my private clinic in North West London. I am also currently working with a number of Cancer support charities (Paul’s Cancer Support Centre, Breath Cancer Haven).

In my doctorate research project, I explored the lived experience of the bi-rooted migrant as such focused on themes such as migration, identity, home, belonging, transitions and choices.

I believe that every change in life may challenge our sense of self-rootedness and as such this research is relevant to many experiences of change or desire to change.

I am particularly interested in existential themes relating to experiences which confront us with our freedom of choice, our life choices and circumstances in past, present and future, and the growth it entails when we take ownership of it.

How to make a initial appointment: Please call me or send me an email, after an informal phone chat we will arrange an introductory session by the end of which we will decide if and how we will like to work together on a regular basis.

Training, qualifications & experience

DProf. - Doctorate by Professional Studies in Existential Psychotherapy And Counselling,    Middlesex University & New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling.

Existential Psychotherapist - Clinical training in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling New School, of Psychotherapy and Counselling & Middlesex University.

PG Dip - Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (Masters level 7).LCCH & West London University

CPPD in Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy - CBH Practitioner Diploma (Masters level 7). LCCH & West London University

CPPD Practitioner Studies - Practitioner Diploma in Clinical Hypnosis (Masters level 7).  LCCH & West London University

PG Cert- Postgraduate Certificate Clinical Hypnotherapy (Masters Level 7).                  LCCH & West London University

MA  in Comparative Homeopathy in Worked Based Learning Studies.                    Middlesex University 

Classical Homeopath, Israeli College of natural health science
Studies in classical homoeopathy.

Tel Aviv University, Faculty of the Arts
Cinema and Television Studies.

Languages: Fluent English, Hebrew, French

Member organisations

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

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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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Identity, migration, home

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Human Givens psychotherapy
  • Humanistic therapies


My fees vary between £55 and £65 depending on settings and personal circumstances.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages French and Hebrew


Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


Limited availability

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


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