counsellor-Babak Karamiani
SW11 5UB, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Doctorate in Clinical Psycholo
Session types
Face to face counselling
Home visits
Clients
Young People
Adults
Older Adults
Couples
Families

Babak Karamiani

Primary Location

I am a chartered clinical psychologist specialised in adult mental health. I work in the NHS as well as running a small private practice. I have 15 years of experience working in adult mental health as well as working with adolescents and couples. My special interest is in working with the impact of childhood trauma (sexual & emotional abuse) on adults which can manifest in chronic depression, anxiety, OCD, relationship difficulties and in more severe cases, personality difficulties. I have extensive experience in working with adults suffering from Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD), also known as Borderline PD. I am an integrative practitioner trained in a variety of therapeutic methods namely, CBT, psychodynamics and system theory (family therapy) to encapsulate clients’ difficulties at different levels (conscious and unconscious). I also have training in Mentalisation-based Therapy (MBT), which is a specilised approach in treating EUPD.

I offer therapeutic interventions to adults as well as couples and adolescents. I am an engaging therapist and focus on establishing an intimate therapeutic relationship with my clients based on trust and transparency. I normally meet with my clients for 90 minutes (initial consultation) to understand and formulate their difficulties and then depending on the outcome of my assessment, I can recommend short-term or if necessary long term interventions to work towards desirable therapeutic goals. My subsequent therapy session will be an hour and can be weekly or more depending on clients’ needs.

I do believe that therapy is more useful if we identify and work towards necessary goals, otherwise it can become a circular and unneccessarily prolonged and frustrating process. I always encourage my clients to use what they learn about themselves in the real world. Coming from a diverse background and having extensive knowledge/experience in Martial Arts, as well as travelling, have given me a deeper understanding of the human condition. Such personal experiences as well as my clinical and academic work have made me a more well-rounded therapist who can connect to people from all walks of life. I endeavour not to judge but to understand my clients. I am a warm therapist however I would empathically challenge my clients when I feel they unconsciously resist change.

Training, Qualifications and Experience
  • BSc in Psychology.
  • MSc in Clinical Psychology (University of Bangor, North Wales).
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from University of Essex, Colchester.
  • Post graduate certificate in Family Therapy (Tavistock Clinic).
  • Mentalisation-based Therapy (Anna Freud Centre).
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
Couples counselling
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
Cognitive therapy
Compassion-Focused Therapy
Family/systemic therapy
Interpersonal therapy
Integrative
Mindfulness
Person-centred therapy
Psychodynamic therapy
Schema Therapy
Solution focused brief therapy
Abortion
Adoption
Affairs and betrayals
Anger management
Anxiety
Attachment disorder
Bereavement
Borderline personality disorder
Bullying
Career counselling
Carer support
Childhood bereavement
Childhood bullying
Dependent personality disorder
Discrimination
Disabilities
Dissociation
Domestic violence
Emotional abuse
Family issues
Feeling sad
Generalised anxiety disorder
Health anxiety
Hearing voices
Hoarding
Loneliness
Low self-confidence
Low self-esteem
Miscarriage
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
Panic disorder
Paranoia
Paranoid personality disorder
Passive aggressive behaviour
Personality disorders
Phobias
Psychosis
Physical abuse
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Schizophrenia
Separation and divorce
Self-harm
Separation anxiety
Sex problems
Sexuality
Sexual abuse
Sex addiction
Stress
Suicidal thoughts
Redundancy
Relationship problems
Trauma
Work-related stress
Young carers

Evenings Mon-Fri 18:00 till 21:00pm

£150 individual therapy
£180 couples & families

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