Salma Ali

Salma Ali

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - London

London SW18
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates



4:00 PM - 9:00 PM


5:00 PM - 9:00 PM


10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

About me and my therapy practice

Salma Ali is a London-based qualified Integrative Psychotherapist, Counsellor & Coach - offering sessions online and in person.

As a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), she meets the high standards of professionalism and ethical practice.

The emphasis of her work is in helping each client move towards a greater sense of self; facilitating an environment of personal growth and development. Salma’s clinical experience working with NHS mental health services has equipped her with strong interpersonal skills and clinical judgement to manage risk appropriately.

Practice description

You may be considering psychotherapy because of specific concerns; you may have difficulties in your personal relationships or may be dissatisfied with your life.

Painful feelings such as; grief, anxiety or depression may be overwhelming to deal with alone.

I aim to provide an empathetic, confidential, and safe space in which clients can both consciously and unconsciously let down their defenses. The integrative psychotherapy approach I provide allows me to tailor the therapy to your unique needs while identifying any unhelpful behavioural patterns and coping mechanisms you may be holding onto.

​My background encompasses the NHS Mental Health Trust; CAMHS and Adults mental health services, as well as the private mental health sector. Providing a range of psychological evidence-based therapies for a variety of mental health disorders and emotional concerns. Working with a diverse range of clients from different backgrounds and ages.

My first session


Combination of Coaching and Counselling

Personal Consultancy

Personal consultancy aims to integrate from both counselling and coaching; a coherent framework for one-to-one talking practices. The combination of both counselling and coaching is specifically designed to meet the client’s needs holistically while assisting them to explore their goals and values. The client will be able to gain a greater depth of self-discovery and stronger personal agency.


Coaching can help you identify your strengths as well as any blocks that may be holding you back. Within the sessions, we will focus on identifying your personal and professional goals. Facilitating an environment for self-awareness and autonomous motivation. I use a psychological approach to coaching; drawing on different therapeutic approaches to cultivate positive behaviour changes while developing a strong sense of self. Generating a strong sense of hope within my clients will make these changes enjoyable. Similar to psychotherapy I will adapt my approach to the unique needs of my client.

Counselling & Psychotherapy

I have trained in several different types of therapeutic approaches such as; person-centred, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) & psychodynamic therapy. During the session, I will be able to use different therapeutic underpinnings and skills to assist your needs.

Psychotherapy and counselling have been shown to help people cope with a wide range of experiences such as anxiety, depression, and self-criticism; all these problems can often become debilitating. Finding ways to express your feelings and emotions is vital as doing so can help release built-up tensions.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis

Clients I work with

Adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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

Languages spoken

English, Somali