Rony Abou Daher
Need to talk? I’m a good listener…
At times, you may feel sad, low, anxious, angry or overwhelmed. You may feel you are battling alone – but you don’t have to anymore. Therapy can help.
A safe, respectful and non-judgmental space is ready for you. I will listen attentively while you freely express your emotions and thoughts. As a result, you can gain a deeper understanding of your problems and their cause, find new ways and strategies in coping or facing life’s challenges and find and use the strength that exists within you.
A little about me:
My practice stems out of a deep desire and genuine interest to help people feel happier, fulfilled, self-confident, empowered and more and more successful.
I have 13 years of experience in working with adults, adolescents, couples and families (family issues) from a range of backgrounds and cultures.
With over 16 years of study and research, I will provide you with a personalized approach that helps you discover your deeper needs and reach your personal goals. I have extensive experience in working with people to help them gain success and realize their full talent and potential.
I have also a long experience working with people suffering from generalized anxiety disorder, depression and feelings of sadness, stress related issues and other family issues, relationship and marital problems.
As a BACP registered member, I work under very high ethical standards, follow CPD programs, and am attend regular supervision sessions.
I am able to provide psychotherapy sessions in English, French and Arabic.
You are welcome to contact me for a FREE initial consultation, where you will have the opportunity to express yourself freely in a warm, safe and confidential environment. Together we will explore any current issues that need attention and we will determine accordingly which therapeutic plan best suits you. I will be more than happy to answer any questions in relation to your tailor-made therapy plan, in order for you to have a clear idea of what to expect from our work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
Training and education:
IPT- Interpersonal Therapy
Columbia University - Teachers College – (Jan 2016-Jan 2017)
IPT is the most recommended evidence based therapy for depression (Recommended by NICE guidelines). It has been clinically proven that it can be faster than medication when applied with clients suffering from mild to moderate depression.
Integrative Psychotherapy (Analytico-systemic model)
TABYEEN center - Lebanon (2007-2011)
Integrative psychotherapist with 1100 hours of professional training courses and supervision with the Vice president of the World Council for Psychotherapy: Professor. Abbas Makke
The integrative psychotherapy will give you the opportunity to receive an intervention that is tailored to your specific needs. It also gives you the opportunity to benefit from the most effective tools, techniques and coping strategies developed by different therapy schools and approaches such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), mindfulness, systemic therapy and more.
Family and systemic psychotherapy
IEFSH (Institut d'Etudes de la Famille et des Systèmes Humains) - Brussels and TABYEEN Lebanon (2007-2011)
Systemic, family and couple psychotherapist with 958 hours of professional training courses and supervision under the direction of Professor. Mony Elkaim (Founder and former president of the European Family Therapy Association (EFTA) and Professor. Abbas Makke, Vice President of the World Council for Psychotherapy.
Masters of Art in Clinical and adjustment Psychology
Lebanese University, Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences (2015-2017)
Bachelor degree in Clinical Psychology
Lebanese University, Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences (2002-2006)
Research and Publications:
Implementing Systems-Thinking for Global Mental Health during Humanitarian Emergencies - Co-author - Oxford University Press - Ongoing
Are posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex-PTSD distinguishable within a treatment-seeking sample of Syrian refugees living in Lebanon? P. Hyland, R. Ceannt, F. Daccache, R. Abou Daher, J. Sleiman, B. Gilmore, S. Byrne, M. Shevlin, J. Murphy, F. Vallières - Journal: Global Mental Health / Volume 5 / 2018
The Psychological effects of the Lebanese traditional house, R. Abou Daher., G. Harrouk., C. Ghorayeb., R. Challita. Lebanese University, FLSH, 2017
Lectures, Conferences and Forums:
- Dealing with Insomnia During Stressful Times - I Have learned Academy - August 2020
- The Psychology of Architecture: a Prelude to the Resurrection of the Lebanese Architecture - Lebanese University – Faculty of Fine Arts – 2018
- Scaling Up IPT (Interpersonal Therapy) in Lebanon, representing Columbia University, IMC and MOPH - SPPC Annual Colloquium – Beirut - 2016
- The Clinical Practice of the Analytico-Systemic Psychotherapy in different fields,International Regional Conference- World Council for Psychotherapy-TABYEEN – Beirut – 2015
- The Cost of Violence on Families in the Middle East and North Africa,WPP Global consultation meeting - Cape Town 2013
- Harm Reduction Psychotherapy with adult drug users Beirut - SPPC Annual Colloquium – 2011
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.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
One to one session: £50
Couple therapy sessions: £60
For best outcomes, I usually recommend one session per week, for 50 minutes.
I work flexible hours (from 9am to 8pm) and offer face to face sessions in my private psychotherapy room in South Croydon, as well as sessions through skype, Zoom or any other secure video call application.
Online (video call) psychotherapy allows you to have more flexibility regarding the timing of your session, removes travel expenses and journeying time, as well as providing you with the chance to have therapy from the comfort of your own home or chosen environment.
If you wish to visit me in my psychotherapy room, free street parking spots are available during my working hours (9am - 8pm).
Please note I am recognized by the following private health insurance (insurers) companies:
- Vitality Health
- Aetna Global Benefits
Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm
My psychotherapy room is based in South Croydon in a calm residential area that allows privacy, confidentiality and comfort.