HEART & MIND - COVENT GARDEN
7 Henrietta Street
Covent Garden, London,
WC2E 8PS, United Kingdom
Appointments are currently offered:
Monday - Friday: 7.00 - 21.00
Saturday: 8.00 - 17.00
Individual Counselling & Psychotherapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Low-Cost Counselling Service
Supervision for Counsellors & Pastoral Care Workers
Staff & Member Care Services
The nearest tube stations to our main office in Covent Garden, are Charing Cross, Covent Garden, Embankment and Leicester Square, providing easy access to the District, Circle, Piccadilly, Bakerloo and Northern lines.
London Charing Cross (5 minute walk)
Covent Garden - Piccadilly Line (4 minute walk)
Charing Cross - Bakerloo Line (6 minute walk)
Leicester Square - Northern Line (6 minute walk)
Embankment - District & Circle Line (7 minute walk)
Bedford Street (Stop J) and Southampton St. Covent Garden (Stop A) (3 minute walk)
Bus routes: 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 87, 91, 139, 176
COVENT GARDEN TEAM
Below some of our health care practitioners, working in our Covent Garden location
RDMP, ARAD hons, CBTS
Kate works as an Integrative Counsellor at ‘Heart and Mind’, combining a variety of different therapeutic approaches according to her clients’ presenting needs. She aims to create a safe space for clients to explore and challenge unhelpful or destructive beliefs and behaviours, often through facilitating an understanding of their roots and causes. Kate believes in each person’s capacity to change, no matter how long they have been struggling with an issue and seeks to empower her clients to move forwards into healthy relationships with themselves and others.
Kate is also a registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist and, although the majority of her work at ‘Heart and Mind’ is talking therapy, she brings a holistic perspective to her sessions; integrating creative, arts and body-focussed approaches when this is relevant. She has worked in a variety of different settings including a clinic for eating disorders, schools, NHS forensic hospitals and centres for female ex-offenders, survivors of domestic violence and women trafficked for sexual exploitation. She works with a variety of issues and has a particular interest in those affecting women.
Her previous work includes 10 years as a professional ballet dancer and ballet teacher and she is a member of the ADMP UK and the ACC.
Amira believes in the potential power of the therapeutic relationship and tailors her approach to suit the unique needs of each individual. She is a qualified integrative counsellor and a member of ACC.
In our fast speed society, ever increasing stress and sense of isolation can affect our relationships and emotional health. Amira is passionate to team up with her clients in their journey of self-exploration and empowerment.
Her heart is to work with survivors of abuse, incest and bereavement as well as a wide range of issues related to anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and relationship difficulties. Using CBT, Person-Centred, Brief Solution Focussed and other models in order to enable the clients to develop tools which they can use in everyday life beyond the completion of therapeutic work.
Amira also has cross cultural and overseas experience in various areas of counselling and addiction since 2004. She provides bilingual counselling in English and Arabic. She holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and worked for various charities. Besides counselling at Heart & Mind, London she works in a counselling service based in Harpenden.
Emily is an Integrative Counsellor, drawing from a variety of approaches in order to provide the best opportunity for change for any individual seeking support. She aims to make any client feel safe and at ease so that they may explore difficulties without judgement. Emily believes that lasting change comes from understanding and connecting with how the past has framed us, effectively challenging and redirecting the patterns we are struggling with in the present (particularly using CBT) and finding a new frame for the future.
Emily has no doubt that freedom from difficulties, however overwhelming they may be, is absolutely possible. She has experienced deep freedom herself, resulting in the knowledge that therapy is a brave and important part of any life-long change. She hopes to facilitate a journey for individuals that results in them living a fuller, healthier life; equipped emotionally and practically to deal with whatever is ahead.
Alongside her experience and training as a counsellor, Emily has mentored and facilitated a variety of therapeutic groups and experiences. Her particular experience and interest spans topics such as anxiety, depression, shame, addiction, perfectionism, stress, sexuality, abuse, eating disorders and body image, among others. She is a member of BACP and ACC, currently working towards accreditation.'
Nikki is warm, empathic and offers a safe, supportive, honest and non-judgemental environment where her clients can feel seen and heard. At the heart of her practice lays her belief that the most important aspect of successful therapy is the unique relationship that is co-created between the counsellor and client.
Nikki is an integrative counsellor which means she draws upon a range of counselling theories/approaches - allowing her to work intuitively, creatively and flexibly and with a wide range of presenting issues. She believes that clients generally know themselves and discover their own journey to wellbeing. She works alongside her clients as they explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours and come to realise this for themselves. Nikki also understands how we can be unconsciously shaped by our past experiences and is able to help clients develop this understanding - should they wish.
Nikki is a member of the BACP and has a diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. Nikki is the Director of Options Wimbledon Pregnancy Resource Centre.
Christine is an integratively trained Counsellor with Heart and Mind, Covent Garden working with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, addictions, health issues, stress, life transitions and bereavement working with CBT and Person Centred theories. She is a caring and compassionate therapist and seeks to support others by walking alongside them to build hope and move from a challenging place to a better one in life. She loves to see those who are tried by life’s difficulties become fully restored to wholeness. In order to do this effectively she continues to develop her existing skills.
Christine has worked in Universities for over 10 years and has first-hand experience of the challenges and stresses faced in the workplace. She is a mother of grown up children with a BA in History and English and an MA in Archaeology. She has worked with the homeless within her local church and is an active member.
JANET MC GRATH
Rooted in a Christian worldview, Janet believes in the uniqueness of each individual with all the accompanying complexity of experience and being. We all benefit from time to time with focussed help in life’s experiences. Thus, her approach is individual, according to the needs of each person and working as holistically as possible. She provides a safe and confidential space to support each individual’s exploration of their problems and find positive ways forward.
Janet has experience working with people across a range of cultural, ethnic and relationship difficulties, working through loss and bereavement, depression and anxiety, life changes and deep disappointments, supporting parents in pain, and working with corresponding issues of faith and meaning in life. Using aspects of Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Person-Centred Therapy she engages in a working alliance with each client.
Heechung is a qualified counsellor, who has been practising for 7 years. Bilingual in English and Korean, she has experience of working with a broad range of people from varied backgrounds and different cultures. As an integrative counsellor, she draws on the counselling approaches best suited to the issues client bring to counselling. Heechung believes that the therapeutic relationship is very important and has healing potential. She has experience of working with a wide range of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, addiction, relational difficulties, health issues, trauma and faith issues.
Besides her own counselling practice, she is also involved in the training and teaching of other counsellors and pastoral care workers in the UK and abroad.
Heechung has a MA in Special Education and besides Heart & Mind, is also involved as a volunteer counsellor with Place2Be, an organisation which provides emotional and therapeutic services in primary schools, building children's resilience through talking, creative work and play.
Joanna is a qualified Integrative Counsellor, meaning she draws on different therapies and skills to counsel her clients. It also enables her to tailor her approach to the specific needs of each individual’s situation. Joanna takes great pleasure in helping the restoration of people towards a future they want, to regain positivity and to reduce stress or worry. She provides a calming space where people can feel at ease and open up about their concerns and problems.
Joanna works with adults of all faiths or none. In her current job as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner she specialises in delivering interventions for anxiety and low mood. Joanna has previously worked in a variety of mental health settings including community NHS CAMHS, a child sexual exploitation service and in mental health hospital based environments.
Joanna is a registered qualified counsellor and a member of the Association of Christian Counsellors. She is currently working towards accreditation.
Ali uses integrative approaches to support the needs of her clients, in a non-judgmental, inviting and safe space. Her passion is for clients to experience change, healing and a deep understanding of themselves through the relationship, where clients feel respected and are able to see hope. With years of experience in coaching, Ali integrates solutions-focused approaches into her client work, to enable steps forward whilst managing the presenting problem.
Ali’s particular topics of experience include managing anxiety and depression, self-esteem, relationships, self harm, and abuse. Her wider work life includes lecturing for the Open University, and other HE providers. Ali is a member of the ACC and is currently working towards accreditation.