Dr. Armin Danesh
Psycotherapy and Counselling For Everyone
I was born in Iran in 1958 and I came to this country over 30 years ago. I am a family man living with my English wife and I have a son and three daughters of whom I am very proud. I love animals, walking in nature, cycling, and I also teach Judo, write poetry and love to sing.
In my homeland, I obtained my Doctorate in pharmaceutical science. From my teenage years however, I was always fascinated with philosophy and human nature, and took a diploma in child psychology. During my studies, I also taught child psychology at a college in the north of Iran. Because of the human rights situation in my country, I witnessed and experienced much suffering in all walks of life. This strengthened my motivation to take a positive role in peoples’ wellbeing.
After I came to England I was awarded a Master’s degree in human rights and social justice. I also studied for four years to receive my BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Accredited Advanced Diploma and my Diploma in clinical supervision. I am a registered member of this organisation, as well as the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and the Society for Existential Analysis.
My growing interest in Psychotherapy led me to study further, and I obtained my Doctorate in Existential Psychotherapy at Middlesex University. For over eight years I practiced at an NHS surgery in North London and supervised trainee students in counselling. I also worked as a volunteer counsellor within the Specialist Team at the British Refugee Council for about one year. I am engaged in ongoing research, which informs and updates my clinical practice. I also teach Phenomenology as a psychotherapeutic discipline.
Outside of my therapeutic practice, I am a chairman of a charity working for distressed children and families worldwide.
I believe you deserve to feel cared for, especially in difficult times.
Through my own experience and observation during years
of therapeutic practice, I think the psychological
problems you face have a potentially transformative effect on your life.
You might find my approach beneficial and helpful. What makes my therapy distinctive?
In my work and researches over the last three decades I have noticed how difficult it is in general for people to recognise their own capability. The tensions of stress and old emotional habits disable a person from realising their natural potential.
I developed an ability to recognise a person’s interior resources. When I meet someone, the first thing I perceive is their capability, which most of them are not aware of, but they are to me very real.
It is important for me to share, to mirror and to work with this potential.
I believe access to it can be the starting point for a fresh self-awareness, which increases confidence and opens new pathways to be in this world.
My clients are enabled to connect, to trust, to develop their relationships and to tackle difficulties in a constructive way.
My aim is to empower you and to help you to bring about a positive change in your life.
I provide a safe confidential environment where you can be heard.
Here you have the opportunity to explore your personal issues and to express feelings, thoughts and anxieties that may be troubling you.
In this compassionate secure setting I will help you to improve your understanding of yourself and enrich your relationship with others.
I help you to:
Discover meaning in your own life
Approach life with commitment and responsibility
Develop your self-awareness and understanding of others
Discover human values
Respect and care for yourself and others
Improve your self-esteem and confidence when facing troubling situations
Find practical creative solutions to difficulties and conflicts
Learn to value yourself and your opinions
Defend your principles and make good choices
Trust yourself and others
Learn how to manage your daily life
Develop active and fulfilling relationships
What do I do?
I specialise in the following therapeutic approaches:
How do I work?
I attach great importance to a collaborative relationship with my clients. The therapy is based on regular 50-minute sessions, tailored to clients’ individual needs. We begin with an assessment and an introduction to my philosophy and methods.
The first session is an opportunity to find out how we can best work together. It is important from the outset to create conditions in which you feel safe and able to speak openly. We begin by making a contract covering the administrative aspect of our work. My intention is for us to develop a trusting relationship, which I believe plays a key role in the process and progress of the therapy. I want to understand what you expect from psychotherapy and to start to get to know you. I also invite you to ask any questions you might have. We regularly review the therapeutic progress during the course of counselling.
I offer counselling in English and Farsi.
I also offer individual and group supervision and supervise the work of trainees and students.
I am a member of UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy) and BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists). I implement the ethical principles as directed by these organisations.
I am qualified to help with abuse, anxiety, bereavement, bipolar disorder, bullying, depression, difficult relationships, divorce, domestic violence, eating disorder, low self-esteem, phobias, physical illness, PTSD, redundancy and trauma.
Additionally I have considerable therapeutic experience with the following groups:
Victims of domestic violence
For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call: ✆ +44 7737 417884 or fill out the following form.
✆ +44 7737 417884
My Locations are:
Winchmore Hill (N21)
Bounds Green/Muswell Hill (N11/N10)
Swiss Cottage/West Hampstead (NW6)
My therapy hours are 9am - 7pm - Monday to Friday