Saeed Khalilirad, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Saeed Khalilirad

Central London WC1B English, Farsi
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Saeed Khalilirad, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Saeed Khalilirad

Central London WC1B English, Farsi
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My Approach

I use a range of evidence-based psychological therapies in providing brief and long-term treatment. I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to explore and work through unhelpful thoughts and behaviour. I also use Psychodynamic Psychotherapy approach in which we will work together to understand and work on the present difficulties that have been influenced by the difficult relationships and significant circumstances in the past. I also use Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) to specifically work and focus on relationship difficulties.

I have many 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.

About Me

There are many different reasons why someone makes the first contact with me. The reasons could be experiencing low mood, depression or different types of 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, OCD, experienced trauma, different phobias and other emotional difficulties that are difficult to live with.

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 in our lives. We will be working together in an empathic, safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment, and we can make sense of, and work through, the issues that brought you to therapy.

All those who contact me wish to talk about what concerns them and wish to find a way to manage and overcome the thoughts and feelings that are preventing them from leading enjoyable and fulfilling lives.

If you have any questions at all about how I can help you, please do get in touch with me.

My Experience
I have years of experience working with adults of all ages in a wide range of short and long-term NHS mental health services as well as in private practice. 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, East and West London.

Training

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)

Accreditation

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 am a registered psychotherapist with the following insurance providers:

BUPA, AXA, Aviva and Vitality insurance and accept clients insured through these providers.

I work with

  • Companies
  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

I use Psychodynamic Psychotherapy approach, which is relational, and we will work together to understand and work on the present relationship difficulties that have been influenced by the difficult relationships and significant circumstances in the past. I also use Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) to specifically work and focus on relationship difficulties.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • AIDS/HIV
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Relationships
  • Stress

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy
  • Telephone Therapy

Central London Office

30 Bloomsbury Street
Central London WC1B 3QJ
United Kingdom

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Cost:

£90 per 50 minute session

London, Shoreditch, Haggerston Office

HQ Therapy
322C (Ground Floor) Kingsland Rd
London, Shoreditch, Haggerston E8 4DE

  Wheelchair accessible View Map

Cost:

£90 per 50 minute session

Concession:

Yes

UKCP College

  • Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Intersubjective Psychotherapy College (PCIPC)
Saeed Khalilirad

Saeed Khalilirad

Central London WC1B

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