Dr. Amir Bashir is a consultant psychiatrist (specialist in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness). Trained in University College Hospital London he is a member of Royal College of Psychiatrists. He has 22 years of experience in psychiatry and is registered with General Medical Council UK as a specialist. He is approved under section 12 of Mental Health Act by the secretary of state.
He is a member of American Psychiatric Association (APA) as well as Eurpean Psychiatric Association (EPA). He is a consultant psychiatrist in Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. He offers private consultation through London Psychiatric Clinic.
He has special interest in treatment of Anxiety Disorders (Gneralized Anxiety, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive disorder), Resistant Depression, Postnatal Depression, Bipolar Affective Disorder, Schizophrenia and alcohal and drug related problems. He has published papers on ECT and drug related psychiatric disorders.
Dr. Vanessa Raymont Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr Vanessa Raymont is a honorary senior lecturer and consultant psychiatrist at Imperial College London and West London Mental Health Trust. She trained at Birmingham University and did her specialist training in both adult and old age psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital and Institute of Psychiatry, London.
She has 18 years of experience in psychiatry and is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. She has a masters degree in Cognitive Neuropsychology from University College London, and has extensive clinical and research experience in traumatic brain injury and memory disorders. Prior to her current post she worked at the National Institutes of Health and Johns Hopkins University, USA.
Her particular areas of interest are brain injury, dementia and other cognitive disorders.
Dr. Marika Lahtinen Counselling Psychologist
Dr. Marika Lahtinen is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and a member of The British Psychological Society. She is registered with the division of Counselling Psychology as well as the Health Professions Council (HPC). She works in NHS primary care treating adults with mood disorders including depression, anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, relationship problems and stress related conditions. She also carries out research at St Thomas's Hospital looking at the long term effectiveness of psychotherapy.
She worked in the IT sector for a number of years prior to developing an interest in psychology. She has meditated regularly for the past 15 years, attending several retreats and spending time in Buddhist monasteries. These personal experiences have shaped her approach to treating mental health difficulties.
Marika regularly uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), the psychodynamic approach as well as mindfulness based theory in her work. She considers forming a supportive and honest working relationship with her clients as the most important way to facilitate change in therapy.
Dr May Friedler Counselling Psychologist
Dr May Friedler is a HPC and BPS registered Chartered Counselling Psychologist. She currently works as a psychologist in primary care, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service at Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, as well as attending a CBT specialised course at the Institute of Psychiatry. She has worked within a variety of NHS settings with adults, older adults (over 65), and people with learning and physical disabilities, helping individuals presenting severe and enduring emotional difficulties.
Dr. May is conversant with a number of therapeutic models such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Existential therapy. In her work Dr. May offers brief cognitive behavioural therapy (6-20 sessions) to people with common mental health problems and has specific interest and experience in helping clients with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, work stress, trauma, long term medical conditions, bereavement, loss and post natal depression.
Her aim as a therapist is to provide an environment in which you feel understood and not judged but also one which is emotionally challenging. She strongly believes that establishing a therapeutic relationship in which a client can feel safe is the cornerstone to her practice and is fundamental in the process of change. She believes in a collaborative approach whereby she spends time to expand a shared understanding with her clients of their issues and what maintains them.
Shanta Batacharia Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Shanta Batacharia started working as a counsellor from 1995. She took on RSA certificate in 1995 in Person Centred Counselling. She carried on taking training in post graduate diploma in psychodynamic counselling from Goldsmith College, University of London in 1998. In the same year, she completed a specialist certificate in Cross-Culture counselling, an intensive training to work with cultural issues which are sometimes unnoticed. This five module training was from School of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Regents College London. she continued studies at New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling and obtained post graduate diploma accredited by University of Sheffield 2004.
She has taken training in Eating Disorder from National Center for Eating Disorder.
She has completed indepth professional training in "Couple Counselling" based on Attachment.
She has intensive training in stress management, condition management, Post Traumatic stress Disorder (PTSD) based on Mindfulness of Individuals and CBT approach.