Armin Danesh

Armin Danesh

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English, Persian (Farsi)

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Therapist - London

London N21
Sessions from £75.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Available for home visits

About me and my therapy practice

I am a Doctor of Existential Psychotherapy. I'm a family man with a son and three daughters of whom I'm very proud. I love animals, walking in nature and cycling. I also teach Judo, write poetry and love to sing.

I love my work as a psychotherapist. I believe that the relationship between client and therapist is paramount and the way I work is to first develop this trust with my clients. Through the difficulties and anxieties of life, human beings have an unlimited capacity to grow and it has been my privilege to witness this.

I worked for more than thirty years with families who were either traumatised or facing extreme crisis. For over eight years I practiced at an NHS surgery in North London and supervised trainee students in counselling. I also worked for about a year as a volunteer counsellor with the Specialist Team at the British Refugee Council. I have experience working with cultural diversity and in gender issues, relationships and sexuality. I'm engaged in ongoing research, which informs and updates my clinical practice. I supervise individual and group counsellors and teach phenomenology as a psychotherapeutic discipline.

Great importance is placed on a collaborative relationship with my clients. The therapy is based on 50-minute session which are tailored to the clients' individual needs. These are arranged on regular basis. We began with an assessment introducing my philosophy and method. I like to spend first session exploring how we can best work together. We regularly review the therapeutic progress during the course of therapy. I offer counselling in English  and Farsi.

Outside of my therapeutic practice, I chair a charity working for distressed children and families worldwide.

I am a member of the Society of Existential Analysis. I am also a registered member of UKCP and BACP whose ethical guidelines and code of practice I follow.

The use of the title Dr in this directory listing relates to the member’s doctorate qualification. However, this does not imply a general medical qualification.

Practice description

I bleive you deserve to feel cared for, especially in difficult times. I will help you to find healing, peace and meaning, if you commit yourself.

My aim is to empower and to help you bring about a positive change in your life. I provide a safe confidentional environment where you can be heard. Here you have opportunity to explor 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.

My first session

The first session is an opportunity to find out how we can best work together. It is important from the outset to create an environment where you feel safe and able to speak openly. I explain about the way I work and about ethical principles such as confidentiality. From the beginning we make a contract covering the administrative aspect of our work. My initial intention is for us to develop a trusting relationship, as I believe it plays a key role in the process and progress of the therapy. I would like to understand what you are expecting from psychotherapy, and to start to get to know you. I also invite you to ask any questions you might have.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Cognitive, Existential, Family therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Families, Groups, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Home visits, Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited