Shahira Kamal

Shahira Kamal

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17 Gosfield Street

The International Clinic
10 Harley Street

+44 (0) 207 467 8548 / +44 (0) 752 226 9740

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17 Gosfield Street

The International Clinic
10 Harley Street

+44 (0) 207 467 8548 / +44 (0) 752 226 9740

About me

An experienced psychotherapist based in Harley Street and Gosfield Street, London.

If you’re thinking about starting therapy you may feel unsure, or even daunted.  However, starting therapy is a really positive step towards moving your life forward and making changes that can make a real difference.

If you're uncertain about getting in touch, I always suggest an initial consultation to begin with, so you can decide if my approach fits with you and if therapy/counselling can be a space where you can move forward.

Therapy is a collaborative and cooperative process, and a large part of my role is helping you feel at ease. The two of us work together to understand the changes you want to make and how you might make them.  I aim to encourage you to find your own answers to the questions that you face according to your own values and beliefs.

Therapy and counselling aren’t about diagnosing or categorizing: they are about the opening up of possibilities within a life that sometimes feels stuck. But it may also be a time to face up to things previously ignored, evaded, or avoided.

In addition to working with clients, I am the managing director of The International Clinic, London; a multi-lingual and pluralistic service, with a team of counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists & psychiatrists.

My areas of experience include

  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Body/image related issues
  • Addictions
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Eating disorders, women’s issues
  • General stress and everyday concerns

My professional degrees and qualifications

  • MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy
  • PgDip in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • BA (Hons.) in Psychology

Training, qualifications & experience

I obtained a BA (Hons.) in Psychology, then successfully completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Advanced Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy, and a Masters degree (Merit) in Counselling and Psychotherapy.  My training as a psychotherapist was at Regents University in London, which is considered one of the best psychotherapy training institutes in the UK.

I am a registered member of the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP). My on-going membership requires continuous training which makes my approach grow and adapt to new developments in the field. I am also a member of the Society of Existential Analysis (SEA). As a UKCP member, I abide by their comprehensive ethical guidelines.

Before becoming managing director of the International Clinic, my work experience included substance misuse treatment units, private practise, psychiatric hospitals, NHS, and charities. I have been practising psychotherapy for over twelve years, with individuals and groups, in both residential and non-residential/private settings.

My training and experience mean I draw upon several approaches in my work, including Existential, psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioural, and systemic theories.

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I work on a sliding scale of fees depending on needs and capability. I also offer concessions on the first session. I work with a few insurance companies that cover psychotherapy and counselling sessions.

Maps & Directions

London, W1W 6HE
London, W1G 9PF

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Arabic


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I currently have availability for new clients both morning and evenings during weekdays

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