Nandu Menon

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UKCP, MBACP, BABCP,CfD,ADEP - Psychotherapist & CBT
Available for new clients
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Harrow HA3 & London SE1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an Integrative Psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience in private practice,  with complex care teams in NHS and with MIND. I specialise in helping my clients to overcome psychological distress, which includes Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Bereavement, Trauma, PTSD, Psychosis, Bipolar &  Couples Counselling.

You may feel overpowered by your circumstances and seek support, guidance, reinforcement and a hand to hold on to as you deal with the distress. Some of you may seek quick symptom fixes, some want to share your struggle with loss (relationship, job, finances, health, other causes) and some of you may seek deeper understanding of your experiences.

A common thread in all of these is the need to get complex issues contained and regain one's ability to cope. Some of you may have a clear idea and seek specific help from therapy. Some of you may not have a clear idea but you are heightened to the distressing elements in your life for which you seek help.

I am an Existential Counsellor, a CBT therapist and have an integrative approach  with a strong proclivity to Existential philosophies, psychodynamic concepts and cognitive psychology. This allows me to draw structure, content and process from various therapeutic orientations.

What can I offer?

My way of engaging with you will aim to understand your unique perspective and the way you perceive your experience as it unfolds to us in our sessions. As we journey upon this path, we will jointly aim to understand your construct of self, core beliefs, relatedness with the world, your thoughts, assumptions, conditionalities, your attachments, defences and coping, explore your boundaries of freedom, choices, possibilities, limitations, language interpretations, and your overall participation in life.

You finding newer ways of being in the world, through the mode of self-discovery, would be one of the attainments from our work. We believe this is an important aspect of change in order for you to lift your mood, and pick up state and agency. Towards this cause, we will bring necessary processes, philosophical cues and psychological tools into our sessions. I am here to also render to you a non-instructive, non-judgmental and supportive stance. Our relationship will be strictly confidential and governed by UKCP, BACP, BABCP, and CfD ethical frameworks.

How do we begin?

Our initiation session will be free of cost as this is an assessment session. It would help you check out the therapist's compatibility with you and I can get a better grasp of your presenting issues. Once you express consent, I will set up a zoom or telephone call and the session would last from 50 min to an hour. After this call, you can decide whether you are okay to have a therapeutic engagement with me.

Please do feel free to get in contact either by email or by phone on 07775 766 849. To book a free introductory call, please use the booking page here.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PG Diploma in Enhanced CBT:  Psychosis & Bipolar  + Psychological Trauma & Personality Development: Oxford University. 
  • High Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Royal Holloway University, London.
  • Counselling for Depression (CfD): BACP PCE-CfD Accredited. Metanoia Institute, London. (NICE recommended psychological therapy for Depression).
  • ​​1-yr. Trust Certificate in Trauma studies: Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust, London
  • Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy (ADEP): Regents University, London.
  • Masters in Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychology (MA): Regents University, London.
  • 1- year Foundation Program: Psychotherapy & Counselling Psychology: Regents University, London.
  • Diploma in Corporate & Executive Coaching: The Coaching Academy, London.
  • Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching: The Coaching Academy, London.
  • Telecoms Mini MBA: Telecoms Academy, London. (University of Derby accredited).
  • MBA (Marketing): Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, India.
  • Distributed Systems & Mobile Computing: IIT Powai, Mumbai, India.
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical): Shivaji University, India

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists. BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Unexpected disruption, chronic conditions, major life upheaval, triggering of past experiences, bereavement, repentant guilt, any of these could either invoke anxiety or could eventuate into anger, fright, obsessions, phobias or depression. Understanding falls away, support system is unhelpful, antidepressants become ineffective and one's own coping deserts one. Despite various self-soothing attempts, addiction, denial, obsessions, suppression and other methods, when the situation remains unbearable, clients seek therapy as a respite.

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£80.00 - £140.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

I do therapy sessions at Kenton, Harrow as well as London Bridge area however till lockdown restrictions are eased, we will have our sessions on Zoom/Skype. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Prefer the following dates and hours :

Monday Tuesday & Friday: 5 to 8 pm. 

Wednesday & Thursday : 8 am to 12 noon 

Saturday  & Sunday: 8 to 2 pm. 

Harrow, Middlesex, HA3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

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Additional languages

English, Hindi, Malayalam

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