Veena Ganapathy

Veena Ganapathy


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
020 7632 7595
Website

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Therapist - London

London SE1
020 7632 7595
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Features

  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I am offering therapy sessions by phone, Zoom, VSee and Google Meet. I am compliant with BACP and UKCP guidance on working therapeutically, competently and ethically during this time.


I have over eight years' experience of working psychodynamically with adults with a wide range of issues from low-mood and anxiety to relationship difficulties. This way of working values the exploration of previous experiences and their impact on current thoughts and behaviour . My time as a bereavement counsellor reflects my interest in giving meaning and space to the complexities and nuance intrinsic to the experience of loss. 

I hope that working therapeutically together, we could create a safe and reflective space in which to better understand your difficulties and acknowledge the pain of the past. This engagement with the emotional world can lead to acceptance, healing and growth on a profound level. In general, I offer therapy that is long-term and open-ended. Ideally, we would have a mutually-agreed and planned ending to the work. 

Prior to psychotherapy, I was a NHS psychiatric social worker, supporting adults with severe and enduring mental health problems. Worthwhile in its own right, this time also strengthened my commitment to the value of 'talking therapies' in the alleviation of disruptions to good emotional and mental health.

I hope, in working together, we can find a safe and accepting way to understand yourself better and give meaning to your inner world and authenticity to your experience. I look forward to hearing from you.

Featured/ contributions: Talk Yourself Better: A Confused Person's Guide to Therapy, Counselling and Self-help, Ariane Sherine (2018); article on compassion fatigue in the caring professions for Welldoing.org; UKCP members' magazine, New Psychotherapist, Issue 75, Autumn 2020.

Practice description

I generally begin with a phone call, during which I would invite you to share what has prompted you to seek therapeutic support at this point in your life. If we agree it might be helpful to meet for an initial consultation, we would arrange this when we speak. This exploratory session allows you to share what feels most relevant in your life, both current and past. This space also gives us both the opportunity to consider whether we could work together. If I don't feel my approach is best suited to your needs, I would recommend other individuals or agencies. My work is directly influenced by my psychodynamic training and the value of considering unconscious processes. Increasingly, I am influenced by attachment theory, mindfulness and trauma-informed practice. 

What I can help with

Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Person centred, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Telephone counselling