Dr Omara Naseem
Chartered Counselling Psychologist
(HPS, HCPC reg.)
Individuals, Couples, and Adolescents
As a practitioner, I am warm, friendly and laid back. I believe in establishing a good rapport which fosters a nurturing therapeutic relationship which encourages and empowers an individual to make healthier changes. I see clients with a wide variety of different presenting issues and consider myself an integrative practitioner. These issues may range from eating disorders, stress and anxiety, burnout, to depression, relationships, self-esteem issues, bereavement, obsessive worrying, life changing events, body image, ageing, sexuality, women’s issues and physical health and illness.
I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person Centred and Psychodynamic approaches and offer an integrative therapy which is tailored to meet the needs of the individual. The former explores the links between thoughts, feelings and behaviours and encourages clients to modify unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours. The latter believes in the client’s own sense of personal agency and encourages them to access their own inner resources and strengths. In broad terms, this means that I can access a range of helpful interventions that can help clients break with unhelpful patterns and develop new coping styles.
I see clients for time-limited therapy as well as offering longer term contracts where appropriate. Many of my clients return to me for short periods when life events require them to seek further support and I welcome this level of flexibility.
I see adults, couples and adolescents experiencing psychological distress and in need of therapeutic support. I am a member of the British Psychological Society and am fully accredited as a chartered psychologist. I am also registered with the Health Care Professions Council as a Counselling Psychologist. I have over 10 years of experience within a variety of settings which include the NHS, private healthcare at The Priory, charity sector and the leading Eating Disorder Outpatient Unit at the South London and Maudlsey Hospital.
I am also an approved provider for AXA PPP Healthcare.
The initial consultation is charged at £60, and fees for ongoing therapy sessions are agreed in the initial appointment.
I work in English and Urdu