THE CLIENT-THERAPIST RELATIONSHIP
We believe that the client-therapist relationship is the most vital part of counselling. For you to work through whatever is troubling you, you need to be completely free to explore your feelings and thoughts in a safe, non-judgemental environment. You can be confident in our counsellors’ professional expertise, but they are also dedicated to creating a trusting relationship, in which you can both relax and feel at ease. Our goal is to give you a place to really be yourself, or even find out who that is.
Feel free to browse the profiles of our individual counsellors and learn about their personal expertise and experience, but if you’re looking for help you can always give us a call. We’ll find out what you need and suggest the most suitable counsellors we have to you, and will happily answer any other questions you have about our process. Remember that you don’t have to go through this alone; there are people who can help.
Saidat is a highly qualified Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist, a Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist and an Addictions Specialist who helps individuals, couples, families and groups gain the psychological awareness to improve health and well-being.
Saidat has a wealth of experience working with people from all walks of life, cultural backgrounds, religion and sexual orientation during his time providing therapies, commissioning health services and developing primary care GP services within the National Health Service (NHS).
Saidat works with the notion that we are all born with an attachment to a relationship and that we all need relationships for our survival. The client-therapist relationship is the most fundamental part of the therapy that produces positive changes.
Saidat includes goals and targets within his therapeutic model and as a way of measuring the client’s progress and outcomes, will include a direct and challenging approach. He believes that this style of engagement continues to build trust in the relationship and drives the development and improvement of the client’s health and well-being. This style of practice also provides a structure that helps to increase confidence and motivation to make life-changing decisions.
Saidat works with general issues (anxiety, stress, depression and bereavement), Drugs and alcohol misuse, relationship problems, sexual difficulties, sex addiction/compulsive behaviour, and ethnic and cultural integration.
Saidat’s approach to psychotherapy is influenced by his own eventful and often challenging life experiences; which gives him deeper empathy and insight into people’ problems, past and present, and a greater understanding of why particular behaviours are adopted and used as coping mechanisms.
Saidat Khan's qualifications:
• British Association for Counselling Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited Diploma in Clinical Supervision (in progress)
• Professional Certificate in Treating Sex Addiction (Marylebone Centre)
• Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual Relationship Therapy
• British Association for Counselling Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (CPPD) – Centre for Personal Professional Development.
• British Association for Counselling Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (CPPD) – Centre for Personal Professional Development.
• British Association for Counselling Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory in Professional Development (WPF) – Westminster Pastoral Foundation
Justin Duwe is an internationally experienced and accredited psychologist. He specialises in addictions, sexual issues, relationship matters, existential crisis, and LGBT issues. He has extensive successful personal and professional experience in each area in which he specialises, and has helped hundreds of people achieve their goals.
Justin has developed a unique, skilful approach which his patients value, trust and recommend to their friends and family. Working with Justin is regularly reported by his patients as “life changing”, “transformative”, “challenging”, and “truly helpful”. Justin Duwe is the psychologist you need when you are ready for solutions to your life challenges.
Over the last eleven years, Justin has treated a broad range of individuals and groups over a wide range of issues. His experience includes working as a placement psychologist at the Koan Practice, Terrence Higgins Trust, Act1, Bridge and at a needle exchange programme. He has also founded and ran groups for people diagnosed as having HIV, adolescents struggling with sexuality and gender identity issues, drug and alcohol addiction, and individuals convicted of domestic violence.
During this period, Justin has engaged in extensive private practice in the UK, the US and France.
Justin has considerable experience of working individually with adolescents as well as adults with learning disabilities, challenging behaviours and mental illnesses. Much of his private practice work has been focused on group, individual and couple's therapy sessions for people struggling with alcohol, drug and behavioural addictions.
SAFEGUARDING OUR CLIENTS AND PRACTICE
Private Counselling London therapists adhere to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and College of Sexual and Relationship Therapist (COSRT) Code of Ethics. They have regular supervision with a qualified accredited supervisor.