Dr Zainab Al-Noor BSc, MSc, DClinPsy, Clinical Psychologist

Dr Zainab Al-Noor BSc, MSc, DClinPsy, Clinical Psychologist

West End Medical Pratice
6 Bendall Mews

0800 0029068

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About me

I am a Clinical Psychologist available for face to face appointments in Marylebone as well as Telephone and Online Counselling Sessions. Should you wish to book online with myself or any of my colleagues then please go to http://booking.thebritishcbtcounsellingservice.com/ for a Live Online Diary.

I work with adults, children, families and couples and use a range
of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) (including Third Wave approaches; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy {ACT}, Mindfulness and Compassionate Focused Therapy), Psychodynamic Therapy and Schema Therapy. I create an individualised treatment programme for each of my patients based on what they need and feel comfortable and taking into consideration what is proven to bring the fastest and most long lasting relief for their particular difficulty.

I am registered as a Practitioner Psychologist with The Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).

I am experienced in helping people to resolve the majority of problems that cause emotional distress and discomfort including (but not limited to):

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Problems
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Counselling for Carers
  • Child & Teenager Counselling
  • Depression & Low Mood
  • Eating Disorders
    Family Therapy
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Problems
  • Stress

Services Offered

I also offer the following services:

  • Bereavement Counselling
  • Child Counselling
  • Expert Witness
  • Family Counselling
  • Marriage Counselling
  • Medico-Legal Assessment and Treatment
  • Specialist Eating Disorder Counselling

My Philosophy

The world can be filled with hostility and struggle, we encounter frustrations, and challenges that reduce our opportunity for success. It could be the ups and downs in our economy, the uncertainty of our decisions, feelings of helplessness that threaten our ideal sense of security and confidence in our abilities. We may not have control over these forces, however, when we feel moments of safety from the ever-changing demands of life, we will naturally begin to problem solve more effectively, view our difficulties and challenges in ways we had not thought before, building our confidence and meeting the demands of our lives. My aim is to work together, to combine our talents and our strengths and begin to untangle the difficulties you face, to help you seize the opportunities once again.

My Approach

As a Clinical Psychologist, I am trained to use the latest evidence base for treating psychological difficulties. Through my clinical training, I view the person holistically and therefore appreciate that problems affect not only the individual’s sense of self, but also extend to relationships between them and their family, partners, friends, colleagues and wider community. I use a range of approaches (e.g. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Systemic Therapy) that have a proven track record for success and adapt these to accommodate each person’s needs.

My approach and personal style is rooted in the evidence base of Positive Psychology which emphasizes the person’s strengths and abilities. I therefore seek out and identify each individual’s unique strengths and help build on these to address their difficulties. I have experience using this approach with a range of psychological difficulties such as depression and anxiety, and with individuals from many different cultural backgrounds. I conduct specialist research in the different ways that cultures influence how anxiety is experienced and treated, and my clinical specialty is the interconnection between psychological and medical trauma.

My Motivation

I am driven by the recognition that we sustain psychological injuries even more often than we do physical ones, injuries like failure or rejection or loneliness. They can also get worse if we ignore them, and impact our lives in dramatic ways. And yet, even though there are scientifically proven techniques we could use to treat these kinds of psychological injuries, we often belittle them. I strive for the recognition that mental health is as important and life changing as physical health. I maintain my enthusiasm for my profession when I see this recognition in my clients, and when we both experience relief at finally feeling heard and understood. Above all, I feel grateful for the opportunity to contribute to people’s wellbeing.

A Little About Me

My interests are diverse and range from baking and calligraphy, to travelling and hiking. This reflects my curiosity in all the different ways people express themselves and view the world.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc, MSc, DClinPsy
Clinical Psychologist

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Photos & videos

  • Marylebone
  • Marylebone


I offer everyone a Free of Charge Pre-Assessment Telephone Consultation

The fees below are for a 50 minute face to face, telephone or video counselling session.

Self Funded Treatment

Individual Therapy: £140 per session
Couples/Family Therapy: £150 per session
Online/Skype: £105 individuals / £115 couples and families

Health Insurance

Most national and international Private Healthcare companies are accepted including (but not limited to):

  • Bupa
  • Axa
  • Cigna
  • Pru Health
  • Aviva
  • Simply Health
  • WPA
  • and more…

It may be possible to use your private health insurance to cover the cost or part of the cost of your appointments. Each healthcare provider (Bupa, Axa, Aviva, Cigna etc) have slightly different policies but most of them are happy for you to approach us directly in the first instance.

Axa require a referral from a Psychiatrist in order to access your policy and we are happy to help arrange this with you.

Bupa require a referral from your GP in order to access your policy. GP’s are often happy to provide a referral following a phone consultation instead of a traditional face to face appointment in the surgery as it is more time efficient.

With the above a quick call to your healthcare provider should allow them clarify these details.

It is worth noting that not all policies will cover the full cost of your treatment. We will advise you of the availability of healthcare appointments, and any cost implications in your initial enquiry.

Some healthcare providers have fees which are different to our self funding rates detailed above. If these are less than our own rate we have to ask that the shortfall is made up by the patient. Please just remember to tell us who your provider is as soon as possible to avoid any confusion when booking.

Further information

“I initially only agreed to couples counselling so my wife couldn’t accuse me of not trying but I have been pleasantly surprised by how it has helped us. Our psychologist didn’t take sides, didn’t judge and was able to identify what the problem was and help us to work out a solution in a relatively short space of time. I am pleased that we did this and would definitely recommend this service to other couples who are struggling to make things work.”.

– Jonathan (Marylebone)

“For the first few CBT Counselling sessions I actually felt more anxious and thought about giving up, but I’m 10 sessions in now and things are starting to shift. It’s still isn’t plan sailing but I am hopeful that if I keep at it I will get there”.

– Anna (Marylebone)

“I would just like to say a big thank you for everything you have done for me.  When I came into therapy I had no idea in what way it could help, in the past I thought honesty was the answer to all and since I had already achieved that I was unsure how therapy would work for me.  I never thought it would be so, but I honestly believe that having a fuller comprehension of myself has really helped me come to terms, understand and be at peace with myself.  I feel much more grounded and in no way out of control."

– Philippa (Marylebone)

Maps & Directions

Marylebone, NW1 6SN

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Counselling available in English, Portuguese, Italian, French, Polish & Spanish


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Appointments available throughout the week, both daytime and evenings including Saturdays. Please call or e-mail to confirm my latest availability.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme