Starting therapy can be a daunting experience and it is important that you find a therapist that you feel comfortable working with. You will find profiles of our therapists, all with their areas of experience and expertise, the governing bodies that they are registered or accredited with, their contact details and a guide to their fees. Our hope is that you will find an experienced practitioner to facilitate your journey and that your experience at Aashna will be ultimately both uplifting and empowering.

Shammi Kohli

My approach to psychoanalysis is integrative and relational. Working in an embodied way, I value and respect the individual as a whole; body mind and soul.


I feel the therapeutic relationship is vital for change and transformation so I seek to create a space where the clients feelings and experiences can be explored through a collaborative process.

John Bassett

I'm a BACP-registered psychodynamic therapist working individually with adults across London. I see therapy as a valuable, unique and enriching emotional relationship in which you and I can unpack together what is proving too difficult to be tackled alone. 


For those seeking therapy, I create a friendly, empathic and confidential environment, ensuring a comfortable and safe space in which to explore deep-seated and difficult issues together. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I worked in the music and media industries for over 15 years. 

Nicky Perl

It is not easy to make the decision to come to therapy and recognising that you need help is an important first step. I'm qualified, BACP registered and experienced. I am qualified to work with adults, children and adolescents. I believe that therapy is a collaborative partnership and that a steady, warm and containing presence will facilitate your growth and will help you to optimise strengths that you already have. Please access my website and to learn more about how I work. Thank you!

Andrew Asibong

I believe that lasting internal change is possible when we are ready for it, no matter how stuck or desperate a situation may seem. But we often need more than to be just ‘ready’. We may need structure, support and an empathic witness to the process. These are the things I try to offer. I am a counsellor and psychotherapist, with specialist expertise in inter-cultural psychotherapy, and a particular interest in complex and developmental trauma.


I am able to work in English, French or Spanish. I qualified from the professional training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic in London. Since then, I have worked with a diverse range of clients, both in the NHS and outside it. Please feel free to get in touch if you would be interested in arranging an initial consultation with me. 

Selen Dawson

My choice to see clients at Aashna was driven by the ethos to embrace difference and diversity in all its forms. I think at times when we are struggling to make sense of things in our lives that are causing us distress the desire to hide can be strong and this can feel unfulfilling. Grappling with the decision to start therapy or not can be difficult - I provide a space where the richness of our experiences and the struggle to make sense of our difficulties can be can be explored in a compassionate, confidential and collaborative way.

As an integrative therapist I am trained to work across several different modalities meaning that in our sessions together I will utilise what is required based on your individual needs and what suits our therapeutic relationship.  I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.  I am bilingual speaking both English and Turkish.

Zerrin Dolen

My approach is in Integrative Psychotherapy, a more person-centered approach.  I work in a way to meet each client’s unique needs and preferences. I provide a safe space for people experiencing a wide variety of challenges and feelings that are difficult to manage. 


Whether you are seeking psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, or other life affecting problems, I will listen to your personal experience and walk with you, on your journey to change.  I believe counselling can help you begin to tolerate, accept, make lasting personal change, giving you a stronger sense of who you are.  I have a range of experience in mental health, forensic psychology, anxiety & depression and addiction problems.

Samia Nelson

Life brings its challenges and looking around us, we may often think others are happier or better able to manage. You may know what the specific problem is or have a continuing sense of unhappiness that you cannot seem to alleviate.  


My approach to therapy is humanistic & relational. I consider the quality and depth of our relationship central to the healing nature of your journey. As you are unique, your therapy process with me will be unique. It is important you feel at ease and my priority is to create a shared confidential space with you.  Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, I will accompany you as you navigate your inner landscape and explore how you relate to the world. Together we can make sense of what you are experiencing and identify ways to enhance your life.

Shanit Marshall-Strang

I am a UKCP registered integrative psychotherapist, and have worked in the voluntary sector and private practice for over 20 years. Choosing a therapist can be confusing and I hope that this will give you a sense of my approach. People seek therapy for different reasons, anxiety and depression are the two most common, but these can be set off by life events which were beyond our control. I offer a confidential space in which to share, explore and work with whatever you bring, without judgement.

Therapy will support you in developing a greater understanding and awareness of states of mind or patterns of behaviour which feel out of your control, and help you to feel empowered enough to change them.As a psychotherapist from a relational integrative training, I draw my understanding from different approaches, using our working relationship, talking, imagery and the mind/body connection, as essential elements to the process of change.

Pretish Raja-Helm

People seek counselling & psychotherapy for many different reasons. Some want support through difficult experiences in life, both past and present, some may want to feel more alive and gain a better understanding of themselves.


I offer a confidential, compassionate and safe space where we can get to know your issues and begin to facilitate change.

Rachel Goldin

I am a Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, and full member of the Association of Child Psychotherapists. I trained at the Tavistock Clinic in London, and have 17 years’ experience in an NHS CAMHS. 


I offer individual psychotherapy (shorter/longer term) to children and young people up to the age of 24, parent consultation and support. Difficulties may include anxiety, low mood, exam stress, loss and bereavement. I also offer clinical supervision to other professionals. I have a friendly, empathic approach, and a firm belief in the benefits of a reliable, supportive space in which to explore your concerns.

Barbara Finch

I know how hard it can be to reach out when you need help. A problem can become so large that it takes over most of your life. It can be something from the past or a current situation that you can't move beyond. Whether its depression, anxiety, abuse, trauma, bereavement, stress or a relationship breaking down, you feel stuck and overwhelmed. Maybe you simply know that something needs to change, but don’t know how to make that happen.  


I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, trained in a number of different approaches. I will work with you however you feel and with whatever you bring, developing the insight that will enable change. I don't expect you to fit the therapy; I expect it to fit you and will create an intervention based upon your specific needs. I always work with respect and compassion.

Apratim Barua

I am a registered and accredited psychotherapist with over 10 years' experience of working in the NHS. My approach is psychodynamic: this entails longer term work that seeks to get to the root of the problem rather than focus on surface symptoms.


I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (Registration No. 22112), the BACP (Membership No. 00920423), the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists (Membership No. 33016) and also the NCS (Membership No. 18-06738). I welcome enquiries from young adults struggling with life pressures and the stress of GCSEs, A levels and University.

Burcu Akar

There can be a lot of stigma surrounding mental health and therapy. It often takes courage to recognise the need within yourself to ask for help. If you are considering starting therapy then you have already taken the first step. 
Things can sometimes get difficult in life, everybody has ways of trying to get through difficult times on their own but sometimes it can feel overwhelming. Counselling can help during such times, there could be something specific that is bothering you or perhaps you are unsure as to why you are feeling the way that you are. Therapy provides a confidential, safe and consistent space for us to think together, it is a place where we can explore your thoughts and feelings from the past and the present. Perhaps there are things that you feel that you cannot talk to anybody about, therapy is a place where you can bring such thoughts and feelings. 

My approach to therapy is Psychodynamic, I provide long-term open ended therapy and in some cases shorter term therapy to adults. I have worked with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, bereavement, trauma, abuse, sexual abuse, low self-esteem, identity crises, childhood trauma and eating disorders to name but a few. Whatever your reason is for wanting to start therapy we can talk about it.

Nina Mor

Effective therapy means working together and so I will help you to find your own way. I can give you a space where you can explore aspects of your life and yourself that you may be struggling with, and will provide insights which can facilitate changes in these areas. Together we will find a way to help you move beyond the difficulties you may be experiencing.


I practise integratively and so use a wide range of therapeutic methods to help people. These methods include Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural and Psychodynamic therapies. Though I do have a particular interest in Psychodynamic therapies, my work is always grounded in a Person Centred approach, moving at your pace. I aim to support and empower you, always in a respectful way and tailored to your individual needs.

Digna Patel

Counselling can be a daunting experience, especially if it is your first time. My aim is to offer you a warm, empathic, accepting and non-judgemental space and work at your pace.  I wish to support and empower you so that we can work together through any difficult issues you are experiencing or have experienced in the past, explore different perspectives and help you to find ways of coping.  


I am an Integrative Counsellor this means that I use a range of varying therapeutic approaches to support you and your needs. I offer both short-term and long-term counselling, please visit my website for further details.

Jamie Crabb

 I am a qualified BACP registered therapist am part of the Aashna core team developing training considering issues of diversity and intersectionality in therapeutic practice.  I have worked with adults and young people within both educational and therapeutic settings for over fifteen years. My approach is integrative and relational, working alongside you to explore thoughts, feelings and bodily experience. Together we create a space safe for you to look in and experience yourself, then gather the strength to make the changes you hope for.


I work mindfully of cultural diversity, beliefs and values. I am experienced working in areas including anxiety and depression, family and relationships, gender, sexual and relationship diversity, disability, neurodiversity and health conditions.   


Martin Watson

Counselling can offer you the space to think about, explore and talk about issues that may be concerning you or affecting the quality of your life. This is offered in a safe, confidential and non-judgmental environment. Psychodynamic counselling focuses on helping you gain a deeper understanding of your feelings, experiences and behaviour as well as an impact of your past on your development and how it may still affect your present day life. You might be experiencing relationship or work problems, struggling with feelings of anger, anxiousness or grief. Sharing your thoughts and fears could help ease mental pain and confusion. 


I am a fully qualified accredited psychodynamic counsellor/therapist offering individual therapy to adults. I am able to offer quick access to time-limited or long-term, open-ended counselling. I understand that starting therapy can be daunting. Your initial consultation can give you a chance to ask any questions and to find out what psychodynamic therapy can offer you. If you have any questions or would like to arrange an initial consultation, please contact me, and I will get back to you within 24 hours.

Beatrice Mascione

As an Integrative Therapist, I believe that by exploring the struggles of the past you will reconnect to your story and chose the outcome you feel you deserve. When working together, I will support you to identify areas you may find difficult to manage. In a non-judgemental environment, I will help you find the strength within yourself to make changes and become who you want to be. As sometimes finding the words can be hard, I work creatively, using alternative ways to better support your self-expression and exploration. I am BACP registered and I work with adults and adolescents.

Victoria Reuben

I am a BACP registered Integrative therapist offering Counselling and Psychotherapy to adolescents and adults.  Counselling provides a space for us to make sense, process and understand uncomfortable restrictive feelings and unhelpful patterns of behaviour.


The therapy room can be an exciting, unpredictable, emotional, humorous and creative space from where we can explore collaboratively.  Working together we will question and contemplate, with the aim of you connecting with untouched possibilities, finding resilience, meaning and creating change. I am open and non judgemental, and offer a safe comfortable and confidential environment.

Anna Patel

I am a passionate, dedicated and bilingual child and adolescent psychotherapist. I am committed to supporting children and young adults fulfil their full potential.  My approach is integrative, informed by psychoanalytic, psychodynamic philosophy and mindfulness ways depending on the child’s and young person’s needs. 


With children, I work creatively using art materials and therapeutic play. I support adolescents to rediscover their own resources and embrace life in a new way.  I welcome opportunities to support mothers and babies who are experiencing attachment/feeding difficulties and postnatal depression. I do family work with families of different nationalities and backgrounds. 

Kemi Omijeh

I have worked as a BACP registered Child and Adolescent Therapist for 10+years. I am able to work with a diverse range of difficulties. My approach is creative; child focused and at the child’s pace responding to their individual needs.  I am also a Relax Kids emotional well-being coach for children and families. Relax Kids uses a 7 steps system to teach relaxation and mindfulness. It’s a gentle and fun way to introduce the concept of good mental health to children. It equips them with tools to manage their emotions and builds resilience.


I believe in the importance of nurturing good mental health in children in order for them live a happy confident childhood and to become secure, successful and emotionally balanced adults. I work closely with the families of the children I see, helping them gain a deeper understanding of their child’s needs. I am gentle, non-judgmental and encouraging in my approach. 

Azah Yazmin

When you are arguing with your partner or spouse its difficult to love them. Some things just can’t be said.  Friends and family have helped and provided support so far or have not helped at all.  Your relationship still hasn’t improved.  I provide a neutral, impartial and safe space where we can all talk and be heard and see if we can solve the problem together.  


I’m a qualified BACP registered marriage counsellor.  I use evidence-based, cutting-edge couple’s therapy call, Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy (EFT) and Discernment Counselling for a couple who are struggling to decide whether to stay in the marriage or leave the marriage.  All therapy is short-term and highly structured.  Let’s get you both back to that happy place again.

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