Basia Dereszewska

Basia Dereszewska

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - London

London W3
Sessions from £65.00


  • Flexible hours available


My Practice is open on Monday- Friday between 9am - 3pm.

I have some availability on evenings and saturday mornings, upon request.

I am currently working remotely only.

About me and my therapy practice

The relationship between client and therapist is a unique one, and it's of upmost importance to me and my practice that it is this that provides a strong basis for the therapy to occur.

Talking to me rather than a friend or relative can be extremely helpful, especially if dealing with painful, difficult or shameful thoughts, situations and memories. I am trained to listen and allow you to be seen and heard and to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to discuss things that you may not be able to talk about with anyone else.

In turn we can collaborate and work together on whatever challenges or difficulties you are faced with by re-framing situations or trying to look at them in a different way to understand and unravel where and why the problem lies.

Talking openly and honestly can be a great form of release in itself.

Life is difficult sometimes and we can get 'stuck' and that's OK. Being able to admit that you're 'stuck' is the first and most difficult step.

Practice description

I am a fully qualified and BACP registered humanistic integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, located in West London.

Counselling and Psychotherapy are often considered to be interchangeable terms. Usually counselling involves short term work and is recommended for specific issues such as a major life change or grief and takes place over weeks or several months. Psychotherapy is more open-ended and explorative, and tends to look at past issues that might be contributing to present day problems.

I offer both short-term and open-ended therapy, drawing on various modalities including person-centred, psychodynamic, existential, solution focused therapy, attachment theory, gestalt, humanistic, CBT, transpersonal and TA.

I combine these theories, depending on your individual needs- no person's therapy will be the same combination as another's, it is all individual and specific to you.

I aim to listen and to see you, and to help you gain a greater insight into yourself in order to heal.


I have had experience within my private practice and working for Mind charity with clients from the ages of 20 to 70+ seeking the need for help with a wide variety of issues including, anxiety, low self esteem, confidence issues, trauma, low mood/depression, bereavement, major life changes, self harm, addiction, work related issues, relationship difficulties and unhelpful thinking styles.

I also have lived experience of ADHD, NPD and BPD and have a particular interest in strained Mother /Daughter dynamics.

About Me

Prior to training as a therapist, my career spanned many diverse fields, which include luxury jewellery retail and production, fashion advertising, music promotion and independent design production, as well as completed teacher training in secondary schools. This mix of corporate and independent arenas where the stresses and strains varied vastly, has been an invaluable insight into understanding the diversity of challenges and differences that each presents.

My first session

1. Once we have discussed over email or phone what your needs from therapy are, we can then ascertain whether to proceed to a first assessment session.

2. Our first session will consist of slightly more direct questions than a usual session. This is for me to get more of an idea of what you think you'd like to get from therapy, your expectations, your fears, your past experience of therapy if any, and relevant information collection.

It also gives me the opportunity to discuss our contract together, which is of great importance and gives you a chance to ask any questions you may have. 

More importantly it gives us a chance to see if we think we can both work together. There is no obligation to continue after this initial session. This initial session is priced at £65

What I can help with

ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Depression, Health related issues, Loss, OCD, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Behavioural, CBT, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Interpersonal, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Relational, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Telephone therapy, Time-limited