Dr Natalie Raiher Chartered Psychologist CPsychol AFBPsS West Hampstead NW6
The Practice At 322
322 West End Lane
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 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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Distress Tolerance and Emotional Regulation
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays and evenings Mon-Fri
Types of client