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Nadia Al-Khudhairy
Registered Counselling Psychologist in Notting Hill

Consulting Rooms (by appointment)

Full address provided upon booking, Westbourne Grove Terrace
Notting Hill
W2 5SD

General Availability

  • Weekday Daytimes


Professional Titles

  • British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Counselling Psychologist (CPsychol) Associate Fellow (AFBPsS)
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Counselling Psychologist
Engagement rate - 54% of enquirers became verified clients


Counselling and Psychology in Notting Hill, London

  • Individual £90 - 50 minutes
  • Couple £110 - 60 minutes
Payment Methods Accepted: Bank Transfer, Cash, Cheque
Languages: Arabic, English

Issues Covered

  • Abuse
  • Alcohol Dependence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Bereavement
  • Binge Eating Disorder (BED)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep Problems
  • Stress
  • Substance Dependence


  • Psychology
  • Counselling
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Integrative Therapy

Private Health Insurance Registrations

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • BUPA
  • PruHealth



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Over 12 Years Post-Chartership Experience

Welcome. I'm Nadia. I'm a chartered and registered counselling psychologist - I support individuals and couples with their emotional wellbeing. I hold private sector experience as a counselling psychologist. My interest includes Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), as well as the particular challenges encountered by men and women.

What to Expect

A preliminary assessment meeting allows you to discover if you are comfortable with me, share what troubles you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality, and assess if therapy may help you. Please use a contact option on the right to book an introductory assessment session in Notting Hill, London.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and commitment therapy focuses on your responses to your emotions. It encourages your acceptance of your bodily sensations. ACT seeks to help you commit yourself to useful change.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT focuses on how your thoughts affect your feelings and actions. It identifies and challenges unhelpful ideas that perpetuate the problems you encounter. The aim of cognitive behavioural therapy is for you to experience healthier thoughts and feelings.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) indicates CBT for alcohol dependence, Binge Eating Disorder (BED), bipolar disorder, depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), panic disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and substance dependence.


Counselling centres on listening to you, and assisting you. You decide which issue regarding your early years and/or adulthood you discuss. An objective of counselling is to help you to speak about a difficulty and discover a solution which is appropriate for you.

Integrative Therapy

Integrative therapy combines therapies to suit your needs and the problems you encounter. It explores your personal experience and options. An aim of integrative therapy is to help you develop your self-understanding.

Psychodynamic Therapy

Psychodynamic therapy centres on the unconscious meaning of the problems you encounter. It facilitates you in becoming conscious of aspects of your inner dynamics. Psychodynamic therapy aims to increase your self-comprehension to give you choices.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) suggests psychodynamic therapy for depression and substance dependence.


Psychology is interested in you and your thoughts, emotions and actions. It offers you psychological treatments and mental health support. An intention of psychological therapies is to help you alleviate symptoms.

Thoughts on Mental Health

Both counselling and clinical psychologists work in similar ways and in similar settings. They develop their knowledge through research and continuous professional development, which helps them to integrate emerging research into their practices. They can work with adults, couples, groups and children. Both are scientists, and inform their practice by looking to latest research. The distinction between them is, therefore, small. But it is worth considering the practices that make them different. Counselling psychologists generally work with healthier individuals, giving primary care. They are highly trained in the practice of psychotherapy or counselling and are usually trained in at least two therapeutic models, for example psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), systemic therapy, cognitive analytic, solution focused therapy, mindfulness, compassionate mind, or person centred therapy. Clinical psychologists, on the other hand, often focus on individuals with more serious mental health issues, such as psychosis - the kind of mental illness that often means individuals' perception of their world, and their behaviour in it, differs radically from that of healthy individuals. But the two disciplines have more in common than they have differences. A fundamental skill for both is the ability to apply talking therapy. They question intelligently, listen carefully and compassionately without judging. They draw on a large body of theory and methods to help their clients discover strategies to cope with their problems and attain happier, more fulfilling lives.
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People who develop an alcohol dependence tend generally to have personalities that are anxious, negative, impulsive or thrill seeking. If you are particularly anxious, you may get into the habit of drinking more to reduce your anxiety, so you may develop a dependence on a gradual basis. A life event like losing a job, having a challenging job, or struggling to juggle demands at work and home could all trigger dependence. If you tend to think negatively, you may drink more when your negative thinking is activated. If you always think the worst, then what you perceive as catastrophic - like a negative job review or a relationship break up - could tip your drinking into dependence. If you act impulsively, you may often not think things through and act before reflecting. Or, if you seek thrills and enjoy risk, you may enjoy the thrill of drinking and feel that you need more of it.
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Clinical Qualifications

  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered Counselling Psychologist since May 2011
  • British Psychological Society (BPS) Chartered Counselling Psychologist since October 2004
  • Post Master of Science Diploma
    Practice of Counselling Psychology
    City University London (UK)
    November 2003
  • Degree of Master of Science
    Counselling Psychology
    City University London (UK)
    July 2002
  • Master of Science
    Psychology of Education
    University of London (UK)
    November 1993

I abide by the Code of Ethics and Conduct of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Standards of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Verified RSCPP Client Reviews

Nadia Al-Khudhairy has 2 Reviews (5.00 out of 5 stars)
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Relationship Problems: (1)
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Integrative Therapy: (1)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): (1)

Anonymous, 25 from London

08 April 2015

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Nadia immediately made me feel comfortable and at ease; she had an aura of understanding and this helped me open up and discuss issues that were difficult for me to deal with. Nadia proved to be very patient, her words were calming and she gave me plenty of insights and ideas to think about that have helped incredibly. I went away after every session thinking about what had been discussed, and her advice has helped me shape my behavior in a far more positive way. Perhaps what helped me the most was knowing that we came from the same cultural background - this allowed me to express myself easily and I knew instinctively that she understood where I was coming from when I spoke about certain matters. It has been an eye opening experience, and I am very grateful for it."

Rating of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy:

Miriam, 38 from London

04 April 2015

Easy to talk toHelpfulnessValue for Money

"Compassionate and human. Warm hearted. An understanding of my cultural background. A genuine sense of care and interest in her clients. Within reason flexible with arranging appointment times. Easy to talk to."

Rating of Integrative Therapy for Relationship Problems:

Location Detail

My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

Westbourne Green, Bayswater, Notting Hill, Notting Hill Gate, Warwick Avenue, Portobello, Maida Hill, Paddington, Holland Park, Lancaster Gate, Kensington, Maida Vale, Ladbroke Grove, Marylebone, Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, Marble Arch, St. Johns Wood, Abbey Road, Kilburn

Nearest Train Stations

  • London Paddington (0.3 miles)
  • London Marylebone (1.3 miles)
  • Queen's Park (London) (1.4 miles)
  • Kilburn High Road (1.5 miles)
  • Kensington (Olympia) (1.5 miles)
  • Shepherd's Bush (1.7 miles)
  • Kensal Rise (1.8 miles)
  • Kensal Green (1.8 miles)
  • South Hampstead (1.8 miles)
  • Brondesbury Park (1.9 miles)

Nearest London Underground Tube Stations

  • Royal Oak (0.2 miles)
  • Bayswater (0.3 miles)
  • Queensway (0.4 miles)
  • Notting Hill Gate (0.6 miles)
  • Westbourne Park (0.6 miles)

Wheelchair access: No

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Consulting Room of London Registered Counselling Psychologist Nadia Al-Khudhairy

Updated 23 April 2017

Contact Nadia
Please submit your details below. I will receive them immediately and contact you as soon as possible. Thank you. Nadia Al-Khudhairy.