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About me

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, anti-depressants become ineffective and one’s own coping deserts one. In spite of various self-soothing attempts, addiction, denial, obsessions, suppression and other methods, when the situation becomes untenable, clients seek therapy as a respite.

You may feel overpowered by your circumstances and seek support, guidance, reinforcement and a hand to hold on to as you negotiate the distress. Some of you may seek quick symptom fixes, some want to share your struggle with loss (relationship, job, money, health, other cause) 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 a UKCP accredited & BACP Registered Psychotherapist. I also have a CfD (Counselling for Depression) accreditation. I have an integrative approach to therapy with affinities towards existential philosophies particularly hermeneutic phenomenology.

Our view of the world is a perspectival view hence my way of engaging with you will adopt a phenomenological modality of being meaning I 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 uncap 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, agency & your participation in life.

You may read more about me at this link:
https://www.headstride.com/aboutnandumenon

Training, qualifications & experience

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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

EXPERIENCE:

I have over 7 years of Counselling/Psychotherapy experience at London, UK and have experience at various mental health agencies (MIND) and NHS (IAPT + IPTT). At NHS, I have handled secondary care complex clients as well as done couples therapy. I am also a Leadership Coach and have 20 years of corporate experience and understand career, financial stressors, conflict, leadership and selling related aspects hence an expansive gamut is integrated with my therapy practice. I specialise in Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Bereavement and Trauma (including PTSD).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

UKCP

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness

Fees

From £90.00 to £120.00
Free initial in-person or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • £ 90 to 120 for individual sessions
  • £ 130 to £ 150 for couples therapy

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. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Prefer evening hours during weekdays and morning to afternoons during weekends. 

Further information

You hitting upon insights and 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, state and agency. Towards this cause, we will bring necessary processes, philosophical cues and psychological tools into our sessions. Being an Integrative therapist with a proclivity to Existential philosophies, allows me to draw structure, content and process from various therapeutic orientations. I am here to render to you a non-instructive, non-judgmental and supportive stance. Our relationship will be confidential, which is governed by ethical frameworks. Our initiation session will be free as it grants both of us the possibility of evaluating mutual compatibility and I can get a better grasp of your presenting issues.

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

It is easy to get to my therapy room with a wheelchair.

Languages offered

English, Hindi, Malayalam

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Nandu Menon UKCP, MBACP, CfD, ADEP, MA, MBA, PG Dip. (Exec. Coaching), BEng.

Nandu Menon UKCP, MBACP, CfD, ADEP, MA, MBA, PG Dip. (Exec. Coaching), BEng.