Healing for the head and the heart
Welcome to Dr Yaz Headley Therapy
Do you feel overwhelmed and unable to cope?
Does your relationship feel fractured or broken?
Do you find it difficult to control your emotions?
Is your anxiety or depression taking over your life?
Do you find it hard to face the world?
Are your feelings affecting your life, your relationships or your career?
My name is Dr Yaz Headley and I provide short or long term therapy for couples or individuals in West London and online. I have over 20 years’ experience, during which time I have helped thousands of clients with a range of issues they have been struggling with. I am a BABCP, UKCP registered therapist and Imago accredited therapist; using Imago Relationship Therapy and CBT to help couples and individuals understand their struggles and find ways to resolve them. I am also a professional associate in COSRT and am working towards accreditation.
We can work together in person in my private practice or online, whichever you feel most comfortable with. It takes courage to seek help to resolve a problem that we are struggling with in our lives. Therapy is often considered the last resort, but you should see it as a step towards a more positive future. It is a process through which you will be listened to and heard, a process that will provide you with the support to understand yourself and your struggles better so that you can work towards achieving your goals.
To book an initial consultation or ask any questions you might have about my individual and couples therapy in West London and online, feel free to get in touch.
Working with me
Life can be a challenge and sometimes, we need support to make sense of the emotions that we are feeling and to understand ourselves and our situation better. My role is to provide a safe, comfortable and non-judgemental space for you to explore your behaviours and emotions, and to guide you on your path to a brighter future.
Before we start working together, we will have a free initial telephone conversation or a chat on Zoom so I can find out more about you, your situation and the difficulties that you are facing. I take the time to explain the process of therapy, what it entails and how it works so you feel fully informed about what therapy is and how we will work together. I also like to find out if you have worked with a therapist before so I can tailor my approach to your unique situation.
This is also an opportunity for you to ask questions about therapy and working with me, so that you feel informed, confident and comfortable should we decide to work together.
You may be having reservations about working with a therapist so this is your opportunity to glean as much information as you can from the call so that you are happy moving forward.
After our initial consultation, and should we decide to work together, we can then arrange our first session, when it will take place, and if you prefer to work in person or online. We can also arrange the payment beforehand, freeing up your mind to focus on the therapy session.
Contact me for more information about individual or couples therapy in West London or online.
How I Work
Individual and Couples Therapy
Individuals who are likely to benefit from my approach are those who desire an integrative approach to health or perhaps are curious about the mind, body, spirit connection. I hold the belief that healing takes place in the context of relationship both to ourselves and to others. And, that much of our healing is about “recovering”, “reconnecting” and “remembering” our innate worth as humans.
Relationships are central to our existence. So, when I work with individuals and couples regarding relationships, my focus is on how we can integrate and heal the relationship within the self and/or with the other person. In today’s world, couples are quick to break up when they have struggles or conflict in their relationship. It is completely normal for relationships to encounter difficulties from time to time, and my focus is on creatively working with the couple to find ways of overcoming these problems and moving forward together.
I work with issues such as anxiety regarding relationships and intimacy, sex, life changes, issues of abuse from the past, abandonment and commitment issues. I work to the BABCP, UKCP and COSRT code of ethics, and therefore I have regular consultative support.
Whether I work with individuals or couples, I integrate three main approaches, tailoring our sessions to your specific needs and goals.
Through CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), you can find ways of managing your problems by changing how you think and behave. CBT works by breaking down your problems into smaller parts, and then I will provide you with the skills to change these negative patterns with practical strategies. CBT is an efficacious therapy approach for depression and anxiety.
With CBT, there are also practical tasks for you to work through in between sessions so you can make progress and take ownership of your own path towards your goals.
Imago Relationship Therapy is central to how I work with couples. IRT (Imago Relationship Therapy) is a form of therapy that focuses on transforming conflict into healing and growth through relational connection. Through Imago, couples explore and understand each other’s feelings and ‘childhood wounds’, allowing them to heal together and move towards a conscious and aware relationship.
The Integrative Therapy that I provide will help us understand how your current thoughts, feelings and behaviours are influenced by your past experiences, impulses and unconscious feelings you may not be aware of. Consequently, it is particularly effective in understanding the motivations behind what we do and the patterns which we seek.
We will also look at the mix and integration of Mind, Body and Spirit and how it intertwines. It is about our own Mind, Body and Spirit’s journey.
I offer individual and couples therapy in West London and online from my practice is based in Ealing for anyone in West London or the surrounding areas, such as: Acton, Greenford, Hanwell, Northolt, Perivale, Southall, Chiswick.
I have a calm, safe and comfortable space in my home for us to explore your issues. There is free parking right outside my practice, and it is easily accessed via public transport. You can access my practice via South Ealing tube station on the Piccadilly Line or Ealing Broadway on the District Line.
Alternatively, I offer online counselling for my clients if you are unable to travel to my practice or if you feel more comfortable this way. Some clients do not have the time to travel or find making travel arrangements more stressful so you can access therapy from the comfort of your own home, using Zoom.
I am available mainly for couples in the evenings and for individuals during the day. For face-to-face or online therapy sessions, I also put aside time after each session to send out notes and files from our sessions.
Initial telephone or Zoom consultation – free
Best to Contact me via email to discuss fees
Couples therapy – 80 mins
Individual therapy – 50 mins
For your convenience, we can arrange to meet weekly, biweekly, every three weeks, or every 4 weeks.
Should you need to cancel a session, I need at least 72 hours’ notice to avoid a charge for the full session.
Please contact me for any further information about fees and availability
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