Araxi Utidjian

Araxi Utidjian

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - London

London NW3
Sessions from £50.00


  • Flexible hours available


I am available on Wednesday afternoons until the end of January at the North London Therapy Rooms in NW5. 

From February I will be available on Tuesday afternoons at the North London Therapy Rooms. And for online sessions on Wednesdays.

About me and my therapy practice

I am a Person-Centred Gestalt counsellor. I am also a Mindfulness Practitioner

 I work with people who might be struggling with their relationships, or with anxiety, depression, covid-related issues, climate-change issues, trouble at work, with training, eating disorders, decision making, mood, abuse, loneliness or loss. Or any combination of the latter...

I provide a safe space to explore what you bring in any number of ways. Gestalt is a highly experimental approach. We may agree to meet outdoors in a park, for example. We may use role play, or writing in our sessions. Or mindfulness. And of course we may simply talk. Though our orientation will be on the present moment we will explore the past and the future as much as we need to make sense of where you are now. Person Centred is a highly affirming, warm, non-judgemental approach. Our objectives might include you regaining a sense of ease, resilience, and agency in your life. They might include self-forgiveness, letting go of resentments, and a stronger capacity to trust yourself. You might need time to recover from a tough blow, to feel heard, to feel that you are enough, or that you are not too much, or to regain some emotional balance. You might not know what you need, but know something really isn't working for you.

Whatever brings you and unfolds for you at our sessions will be our focus, and together we will embark on your journey to a better place.

Practice description

I offer face-to-face therapy to adults and adolescents. At the moment I am working with adolescents at the Brit School in South London, and with adults at the North London Therapy Rooms in Kentish Town. I also offer sessions online with Zoom, or by phone with video access via Facetime or Whatsapp.

My first session

Our first contact will be a free phone call of up to half an hour. We'll just spend the time getting to know each other a bit. You can ask any questions that may have arisen from reading my profile. I will ask you some questions too. We'll be finding out if we are a good fit. 

If and when we agree to meet for our first 50 minute session I will send you a confirmation of our first meeting, and a request for some contact details. Once I have this information I'll send you a draft contract. This will include a statement about client confidentiality, my cancellation policy, arrangements for payment, and our agreed duration of working together, unless we have agreed on open-ended. 

When we arrive in the 'room' together (be it on Zoom, Facetime or in Person) we will do an assessment. This will provide an overview of your situation, and what brings you to therapy at this time. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Creative therapy, Eclectic, Existential, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Phenomenological, Relational, Transactional analysis, Transpersonal

Clients I work with

Adults, Groups, Older adults, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

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