Adam Sandelson

Adam Sandelson

Registered Member MBACP (Senior Accredited)

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Therapist - London

London E9
Sessions from £55.00


  • Flexible hours available

About me and my therapy practice

Since being accredited in 1993, I worked for many years in GP surgeries before moving to LSE in 2003, spending 15 years as Head of Counselling and then Head of Student Wellbeing. I have managed a large team of counsellors and mental health advisers, and have extensive experience of working with students and staff with many different types of personal, emotional and psychological difficulties.

As a therapist I’m interested in making sense of people’s difficulties, helping to find meaning and solutions to problems. I believe the quality of the therapeutic relationship is vital to help people feel heard and understood, in order to help them find the strength and the internal resources to overcome their difficulties.

My approach is integrative, with a strong psychodynamic base, and I also draw on more than 25 years experience of offering CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) and other approaches that help with both short term and longer term work.

Most of my work has been with students and staff in recent years, and in the 1990’s I worked with hundreds of people in GP surgeries and hospital based clinical psychology departments, as well as managing a large primary care counselling service in South London for 8 years. I worked as a core trainer on the CPPD BACP Accredited counselling training programme from 1999 - 2006, helping to train many scores of trainee counsellors over this time.

My training includes a MSc in the Psychodynamics of Human Development (Birkbeck College/ British Association of Psychotherapists) as well as the Postgraduate Diploma in the Principles of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (Tavistock Centre). 

Practice description

I’m currently working on Zoom, and intend to offer the option of both Zoom and face-to-face meetings in future.

Sessions last for 50 minutes and can take place on a weekly or fortnightly basis, depending on your needs and circumstances.

As well as offering therapy, I am an experienced supervisor, with a Diploma in Clinical Supervision. I have extensive experience as a senior manager in the university sector, and also offer non line-managerial supervision to counsellors, staff and managers working in the NHS, public sector bodies and the private sector.

My first session

The first meeting give us a chance to look at the difficulties you are having and work out how counselling may be able to help you. This is a time to raise any questions or concerns about counselling, and help you think about what kind of help is best for you right now. There is no commitment through this first meeting, and it’s up to you whether you choose to take this further. If you have any other question, please feel free to contact me and we can arrange a preliminary phone call or Zoom meeting.

At the present time I’m working online, and have been using Zoom for the past year and found it can be a helpful place in which to ‘meet’, as long as you have a confidential place in which you can speak in confidence during the session. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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