Saeed Khalilirad, MSc (Psych), UKCP & BABCP (Accred), MBACP (Reg)
There are many reasons why people make contact with me. It may be depression or anxiety, relationship difficulties or break-up, sexual abuse, emotional distress or bereavement. You may be experiencing work-related stress, panic, low self-esteem, social anxiety, health anxiety, obsessive thoughts and feelings, difficulties following a trauma, phobias and other feelings that are hard to live with. All those who contact me wish to talk about what concerns them and find a way to manage and overcome thoughts and feelings that are preventing them from leading enjoyable and fulfilling lives.
What I offer
I use a range of evidence-based psychological therapies in my treatment. I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to explore and work on unhelpful thoughts and behaviour. I also use Psychodynamic Psychotherapy to work on past difficulties that have been triggered by present circumstances, and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) to specifically work on relationship difficulties.
I am aware that seeking help might not be easy. We all experience challenges and difficulties and wish to be able to work through them and move forward. To achieve this, we will work together in an empathic, safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment to make sense of, and work through, the issues that brought you to therapy.
I have years of experience working with adults of all ages in a wide range of short and long-term NHS mental health services. I have also worked in educational psychotherapy services offering psychotherapy to university students and staff. I am currently working in an NHS mental health service and also in private practice in Central and West London.
Prior to my training as a psychotherapist, I spent several years in creative industries working in different fine-arts, graphic-design and advertisement agencies in Canada. I also have many years of experience in management working in different industries in Canada and the UK. These experiences help me to relate to, and work through, conflict management, performance anxiety, workplace stress, loss of a healthy work-life balance and other work-related concerns, and how these difficulties could interfere with the personal life of an individual.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (Birkbeck, University of London)
BSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Birkbeck, University of London)
Foundation Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Birkbeck, University of London)
Counselling Skills (Birkbeck, University of London)
United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP) accredited Psychotherapist
British Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapists (BABCP)accredited CBT therapist
BPC accredited Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist (DIT)
Registered member of British Association for counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
I have worked in the NHS mental health service for 7 years. I have also worked in educational psychotherapy services offering psychotherapy to university students and staff. I am currently working in an NHS mental health service and also in private practice in Central and West London.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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£80 per 50-minute session.
I offer psychotherapy in English and in Farsi (Persian)
I am a registered psychotherapist with AXA, Aviva and Vitality insurance and accept clients insured through these providers.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Farsi (Persian)|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|