Dr Natalie Raiher Chartered Psychologist CPsychol AFBPsS West Hampstead NW6

Dr Natalie Raiher Chartered Psychologist CPsychol AFBPsS West Hampstead NW6

The Practice At 322
322 West End Lane
West Hampstead


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The Practice At 322
322 West End Lane
West Hampstead


About me

As a Chartered Psychologist, I have extensive experience in providing expert psychological therapy to people who seek relief from anxiety, depression and more general unhappiness, confusion and feeling stuck.

How I work

People consult me for help in dealing with the full range of human experiences, including anxiety and depression, relationship problems, eating problems and pre-and post-natal issues. I am widely known for my work with self-criticism and perfectionism and the low self-esteem, stress and burnout these create.

My aim is to create a safe space where people can deepen their understanding of the unhelpful patterns in their lives and build resilience - where they can heal, experiment and grow and ultimately lead more fulfilling lives that are aligned with their values and aspirations. I wholeheartedly believe that there is always something to be gained from adversity and am passionate about working with my clients to develop their strengths and resources for living.

I support people both to make sense of uncomfortable emotions and behaviours, and also with practical tools make these more bearable. I do not believe in a one size fits all approach, and work integratively, using a variety of approaches to tailor each course of therapy to the specific needs of each client. Some of the approaches I use include CBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy and mindfulness. I see people for both short-term and long-term therapy.

My experience

My career has spanned NHS, private and community settings in the UK and abroad, and has included psychiatric inpatient and outpatient facilities. Some of the settings I have worked include inpatient teams specializing in, among others, trauma, eating disorders and problems regulating emotions. I have also worked in outpatient teams specializing in women's health and chronic illness.

This broad-base of experience has helped to develop a robust and effective practice, and I have expertise in dealing with the full range of psychological and emotional difficulties. Moreover, it reflects my passion for helping people to make changes in their lives. I believe that everybody, no matter the circumstance, is capable of change.

I currently divide my time between The Nightingale Hospital in Marylebone and my private practice. I also teach, write and research in the field of psychology and mental health.

I am registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and I am an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS).

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, a protected title which ensures a high level of expertise and care. I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS).

My qualifications include:

  • Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)
  • Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (DPsych)

  • Master in Philosophy (MPhil)

  • Bachelor in Social Sciences (BSocSci hons)

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

I have worked across primary care, secondary care and inpatient services in the UK, spanning adult psychiatry and child and adolescent mental health. I am committed to my ongoing development and learning as a practitioner, and engage in regular specialist training courses and speaking at conferences.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Other areas of counselling I deal with

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Distress Tolerance and Emotional Regulation


Please email to enquire.

I am also a recognised provider for most major private health insurers and I am happy to accept payment through these schemes.

People usually see me for a regular, weekly session but this can vary. I am happy to discuss frequency in terms of what feels most helpful for you at the time.

Maps & Directions

London, NW6 1LN

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Weekdays and evenings Mon-Fri

Types of client

Young people
Older adults