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Avital Sasson

Senior clinical and counselling Psychologist

Richmond, 8 The Green, TW9 1 PL

London

HCPC registered member, PLY35476

Accepting new clients: Yes

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About Me

I am an expert clinical psychologist and supervisor,  working in public and private settings for the past 21 years. for a full description of my experience, press here.

 

I specialize in working with people suffering from complex mental needs, including eating disorders, a field in which I gained a lot of experience over the years. Recently, alongside my colleague Maja Berry, we opened the Bluebird Centre for the treatment of eating disorders.

 

I am also experienced in working with children over the age of 5, and adolescents.

 

The therapeutic techniques at the heart of my work are psychoanalytically based.

 

What are complex needs

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Eating disorders

My experience: 

I have been working with adolescents and adults suffering from eating disorders within a psychodynamic, psychoanalytic framework, also combining narrative, mentalization-based and cognitive-behavioural aspects.


I worked for several years in an outpatient clinic specializing in treating patients suffering from eating disorders who do not need to be hospitalized immediately and can be treated in the community. I worked with a multi-professional team offering intensive therapy where needed.

 

After finishing my residency, I continued working with patients suffering from eating disorders, always in a setting that includes a multi-disciplinary team, mainly a specialized dietitian and psychiatrist, alongside interventions with parents and family.

 

Today I continue my work with eating-disordered clients privately. Together with my colleague Maja Berry we opened the Bluebird Centre,  offering a team of specialists working together, providing an inclusive treatment for eating disorders.

Psychoanalytic / psychodynamic psychotherapy

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My experience:

My clinical journey started with my work with children, and I first trained as a child clinical psychologist. I've gained a lot of experience working with children as young as four years old, using psychodynamically/psychoanalytically based interventions and play therapy. I work with children struggling with anxiety and depression and with children who experienced trauma and loss. As part of my training and experience over the years, I've worked with children who've suffered abuse and children who have been adopted/foster care children with complex needs. I also work with autistic adolescents and have a particular interest in the field of ASD teenagers who struggle with eating disorders.

Costs and procedures

I usually start the treatment process with an evaluation meeting that allows me to take a comprehensive history assessment and underline the main issues of concern.  With children and adolescents  one assessment is conducted with the parents and another with the young client. This also allows for potential patients to understand the way I work and see whether they feel comfortable and secure enough to start treatment with me as their therapist. At the end of the assessment process a recommendation is given as to the setting and type of treatment. Usually after initial assessment and if there is a wish to start the treatment it will take several session to highlight the main issues of the treatment plan. 

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Prices

initial assessment with parents/child        up to 1.5 hours.         165£

    Session\parent meeting                                   50 min.                    120£

* Please take into account that late cancellations of less than 48 hours are fully charged.

Insurance

I am recognised by the following insurance providers:

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Bupa

Provider number
30039937

Aviva

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VitalityHealth

Provider number
SP099759

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Provider number
600136741

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Contact Me

London UK, TW10

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