Yasmin Headley, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Yasmin Headley

Ealing W5 English
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Yasmin Headley, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Yasmin Headley

Ealing W5 English
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My Approach

Contact me at:
DrYazHeadley@pm.me
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I support my clients in understanding how their past behaviors can be worked on and that the patterns they are stuck in can be changed. This movement leads to greater freedom from the past and movement towards a happier future.

My individual therapy uses a range of approaches from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Integrative and Psychodynamic approaches.

My couples therapy work does have a solutions focussed and Imago approach to relationships. I really look to help couples work through their difficulties.

I work online on zoom or in person. My practice is based in Ealing, West London. It is near to Ealing studios and off St Mary's Road. It is close to Chiswick and Acton.

The practice is 10 to 15 minutes equi-distant to Ealing Broadway tube station or South Ealing tube station. Parking is free and available in front of my practice.

About Me

Dr Yaz Headley (PhD)
I am an accredited and experienced therapist who has worked over the last two decades. With particular interest in depression, anxiety, conflict and abuse. I work with individuals and couples. Email me at DrYazHeadley@pm.me or text me on 07039661188 to arrange an appointment to talk. I do not have voicemail so best to text first.

I work with

  • Couples
  • Individuals

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.

There has been much research showing that there is a higher risk of a lifetime with a major depressive disorder in early adulthood, if an individual has been physically abused or experienced multiple types of abuse as children. Depression is seen as a very common consequence of past abuse or neglect and the effects of child abuse and neglect can remain hidden and emerge only when triggered at major times in later life. The old wounds from past child abuse can be reopened and triggered by any further experiences of adverse outcomes. In fact some studies show some disturbing correlation in adults who had experienced child abuse; Those who had been abused were two and a half times more likely to have major depression and six times more likely to have post-traumatic stress disorder compared to adults who had not experienced abuse. ​
Stress and anxiety are related, but often confused. Stress is tension associated with a specific event (e.g. a test or a job), while anxiety is a non-specific worry about the future. To find relief, people with anxiety may turn to repetitive routines, preoccupations, or addictions. Stress is a normal part of life but sometimes it can get too much for us. Stress can come around from situations or events that put pressure on us, our reaction to being placed under stress. CBT willl work to show you how to develop more resilience and manage your external and internal pressure points. Anxiety itself is our body's natural response to stress. It is natural to feel some fear or apprehension for any antipated events. It is when it is extreme, dibilitating and interferes with our lives and lasts for more than six months - it then needs to be explored. Ordinary feelings of anxiety are something we can all manage and do not affect our day to day life.
Symptoms of depression vary from person to person, some can feel anxious at the same time too. Many who are depressed do not realise as to how depressed they may really be. They just realise they are constantly struggling to cope by doing things, keeping busy, shopping, changing jobs, changing partner; when the real thing that needs to be faced is themselves. It is only when there are physical reactions; not being able to sleep, drinking, watching endless TV, sitting still for hours at a time as though in a worry state, feeling dizzy and having double vision (for no medical reason at all). Only when our body tells us by breaking down do we then listen. The mind-body connection is linked and if we do not listen to our mind then our body will force us to do so. The symptoms of depression vary from person to person, and the level of anxiety and depression may get progressively worse, or sometimes it may become very severe, then at other times, it will ease.Often, people don’t realise how depressed and anxious they are, because their depression has developed gradually. They may try to struggle on and cope by keeping busy. This can cause stress and exhaustion. It may even lead to sleeplessness or physical pain, such as a constant headache.
Conflict Abuse Sexual Issues Infidelity Issues New Relationships Communication Difficulties Same Sex Relationships Singles Depression Anxiety Cultural Adaptation Stress

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Integrative Psychotherapist
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Cultural Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gender
  • Identity Problems
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Obsessions
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Race Issues
  • Relationships
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Supervision
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Transgender
  • Trauma

Types of sessions

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

Ealing Office

11 The Park
Ealing W5 5NE
UK

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UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Yasmin Headley

Yasmin Headley

Ealing W5

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