Therapist Pages

Saeed Khalilirad
Type of Therapy
Psychodynamic psychotherapy, Dynamic Interpersonal Psychotherapist (DIT) And Cognitive Behavioural psychotherapist (CBT) working in English and in Farsi.
About Me & How I Work
There are many reasons why people make contact with me. It may be depression or anxiety, relationship difficulties or break-up, sexual abuse, emotional distress or bereavement. You may be experiencing work-related stress, panic, low self esteem, social anxiety, health anxiety, obsessive thoughts and feelings, difficulties following a trauma, phobias and other feelings that are hard to live with. All those who contact me wish to talk about what concerns them and find a way to manage and overcome thoughts and feelings that are preventing them from leading enjoyable and fulfilling lives. I use a range of evidence-based psychological therapies in my treatment. I utilise Psychodynamic Psychotherapy to explore and work on past difficulties that have been triggered by present circumstances. Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) is another approach I use to specifically work on relationship difficulties. I also use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to explore and work on unhelpful thoughts and behaviours. I am aware that seeking help might not be easy. We all experience challenges and difficulties and wish to be able to work through them and move forward. To achieve this, we will work together in an empathic, safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment to make sense of, and work through, the issues that brought you to therapy. I have years of experience working with adults of all ages in a wide range of short and long-term NHS mental health services. I have also worked in educational psychotherapy services offering psychotherapy to university students and staff. I am currently working in an NHS mental health service and also in private practice in Central and West London. Prior to my training as a psychotherapist, I spent several years in creative industries working in different fine-arts, graphic-design and advertisement agencies in Canada. I also have many years of experience in management working in different industries in Canada and the UK. These experiences help me to relate to, and work through, conflict management, performance anxiety, workplace stress, loss of a healthy work-life balance and other work-related concerns, and how these difficulties could interfere with the personal life of an individual. I offer psychotherapy both in English and Farsi (Persian)
Areas I Work With
• Depression • Relational difficulties • Childhood related issues • Behavioural Issues • Developmental disorders • Anxiety • Panic • Phobias • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) • General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) • Attachment disorder • Anger management • Bereavement and grief • Bullying • Domestic violence • Eating disorders • Emotional Abuse • Physical Abuse • Sexual Abuse • Sexuality Issues • Low Self-Confidence • Low Self-Esteem • Work Related stress and difficulties
My Training
• MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy (Birkbeck, University of London) • BSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Birkbeck, University of London) • Foundation Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Birkbeck, University of London) • Counselling Skills (Birkbeck, University of London) I am an accredited and a registered member of the following organisations and abide by their ethical framework: 

United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP) Accredited Psychotherapist

British Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapists (BABCP) Accredited CBT therapist

BPC accredited Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist (DIT)

 Registered member of British Association for counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I am a Health Provider with Aviva, Vitality Health and Cigna insurance companies.
My Rates
Please call or email me to arrange an initial brief telephone conversation. We will then meet for an initial consultation during which we will explore how we may work together before making agreeing to on-going therapy. £80 for a 50 minute session.