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Dr Nimisha Patel

Chartered Psychologist

Philosophy

I value human beings as a whole; their thoughts, feelings and perceptions, that is their subjective experience. The significance of the therapeutic relationship and being able to connect is therefore a central part of therapy for me. Establishing trust and creating a safe and non-judgmental environment lies at the core of this process. Together, we will explore what brings you to seek psychological therapy, helping you to make sense of some of the things that might be taking up too much space in your life. With time, we will work to reduce your psychological distress, empowering you to develop a stronger self, moving towards a happier and more fulfilling life. 

Approach

Le Viaduc de L'Estaque, 1908. Georges Braque
Tel Aviv Museum of Art

In therapy we see people from all different walks of life. I therefore believe it is important for me to be flexible and adapt to the individuals I meet. The key principles that I adhere to are focused on safe and ethical practice, managing the therapeutic frame and boundaries. My approach is very much grounded within a humanistic value base. For me, it is important to work within the immediate therapeutic relationship to encourage an in-depth exploration and understanding of your everyday experience. I often draw on a range of therapeutic approaches including person centred, cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic approaches and I’m able to integrate these where appropriate. This way I’m able to tailor the therapeutic experience to meet your individual needs.

Motivation

Coming to therapy is not easy, it can feel daunting and it can be challenging at times. It also requires a lot of hard work and commitment. I therefore admire how courageous my clients are. Being part of someone’s journey and seeing the changes they’re able to make in their life is incredibly gratifying in so many ways and this is a constant reminder of the motivation behind my work.