Sandy K Baiju

Sandy K Baiju

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - London

London EC1V
Sessions from £80.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I am available:

Tuesdays 7:30am to 1pm - City Road Therapy

Thursdays 3pm to 9pm - City Road Therapy

Friday - 10am to 2pm - Online/Telephone Only

About me and my therapy practice

Welcome. I am a counsellor and psychotherapist practising in Islington, London, and online/telephone, for individuals and couples.

My approach is integrative, which combines two different approaches to therapy.  At the heart of my therapy is person-centred theory which draws on a core belief that honesty, empathy and no judgement in a supportive space can provide insight of the self when talking things through. The other main approach I draw on is psychodynamic theory which uses past experiences, usually in childhood, where patterns of behaviour are formed in how we relate to others, how we see ourselves and keep ourselves safe. By working together we can recognise these patterns and achieve change by seeing what helps and hinders you most when trying to cope when things are a struggle and times are hard.

It can be difficult when taking the first step to seek help, particularly if you feel sad, lonely or unworthy about yourself, your relationship, or a situation. I offer a friendly space to talk freely and openly about whatever is troubling you, whether that is due to you feeling anxious about something, being depressed or lacking self-confidence. You may be bereaved, experiencing the loss of something that mattered to you, be in a difficult relationship or  feeling stuck and unable to move on due to unresolved issues. I am here to help and support you when you need space outside your everyday relationships and situations.

Together we can explore what it is your facing and work towards helping you make changes for the better and to progress in life in the direction you want. In time, by voicing your feelings, you may feel more empowered to embrace change and learn more about yourself with insight, compassion and understanding.

For couples therapy,  my approach is similar to my individual work with the same focus on the self while helping couples understand their individual dynamics and their needs within the relationship and working towards goals they wish to achieve.

Practice description

I work with both individuals and couples. For more information about my practice, please see my website

I am available at the following locations, days and times for in person therapy:

Tuesdays 8am to 12pm (last appt) and Thursdays 3pm to 8pm (last appt) - City Road Therapy, 335 City Road, London EC1V 1LJ.

I am available on the following day and times for on-line and telephone therapy:

Fridays - 10am to 1pm (last appt) - Online (Zoom) and Telephone only.

All sessions are 55 mins whether in person or on-line/telephone.

Individual sessions are £80. Couples sessions are £90, with the individual sessions for couples at £50 each. I have limited availability for a reduced rate £45, please contact me for more information.

My first session

I offer a 30-minute telephone consultation that's free of charge, to get a feel of what you want from therapy and to agree the first session whether on-line, telephone or in person.

In our first session, we will talk through how you're feeling and what you hope to achieve from therapy. This session is to welcome you and is primarily a getting-to-know-you session for us both, and to answer any questions or worries you may have about the therapy. 

There may be some questions I will ask which may seem sensitive, but it should help us understand, and help you put into words, how you feel and to what extent. I understand it may seem daunting coming to a counsellor for the first time, but please be assured, we will be working together in a confidential, safe and welcoming space that would help us decide if I am the right therapist for you.

Should you decide to go ahead and have further therapy sessions with me, we would agree a time and day of the week for your sessions. Each session, whether online or in-person, would last for 55 minutes. Sessions can be time limited or open ended, should you need time to explore your needs in more depth.

For couples, I like to see each person individually for a 1-2-1 session before we start working together in the therapy room. This to get an understanding of you both and that you want from the relationship and the therapy. All sessions will allow both of you to be heard and have guidance on how the relationship can be improved as well as talk certain occurrences through.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Menopause, Neurodiversity, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Service veterans, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone therapy, Time-limited

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