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Nadia Al-Khudhairy
Chartered Psychologist in Notting Hill - 13+ Years

Chartered Psychologist Nadia Al-Khudhairy
Full address provided upon booking, Westbourne Grove Terrace
Notting Hill
London
W2 5SD
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  • Individual £110 - 50 minutes
Engagement rate - 52% of enquirers became verified clients

Working Hours

  • Mondays10am - 6:30pm
  • Tuesdays10am - 5pm
  • Wednesdays10am - 5pm
  • Thursdays10am - 6pm

Issue Covered

  • Abuse
  • Alcohol Dependence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Binge Eating
  • Bipolar
  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Panic
  • PTSD
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep Problems
  • Stress


Therapies

  • Counselling
  • Psychology


Private Health Insurance Registrations

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • BUPA
  • CIGNA
  • PruHealth



Languages

  • Arabic
  • English


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13+ Years Post-Chartership Experience

Welcome. I'm Nadia. I'm a chartered and registered counselling psychologist - I support individuals 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.

Counselling

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.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (England and Wales) recommends counselling for depression.

Psychology

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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Qualifications Timeline

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

Nadia abides 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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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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Updated 21 October 2017

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