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Avital Sasson

Senior clinical and counselling Psychologist

Richmond, 8 The Green, TW9 1 PL

London

HCPC registered member, PLY35476

 
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About Me

I am an expert clinical psychologist working in different public and private settings ever since finishing my clinical M.A. in 2002. For the past fourteen years I’ve also been offering psychotherapy in my private clinic and in 2017 I became an expert clinical supervisor. 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 that are at the heart of my work are psychoanalytically based.



I moved to the UK from Israel 3 years ago. In London I work with adults and study at the Tavistock institute, part of the NHS (north London), alongside working in a private clinic situated in Richmond.

 
 

What are complex needs

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Eating disorders

All through my residency years, I have been working with adolescents and adults suffering from eating disorders, within a psychodynamic psychoanalytic framework that combines narrative, mentalization-based and cognitive-behavioral aspects.


I worked for six years in an outpatient clinic specializing in the treatment of 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 patients privately. Together with my colleague Maja Berry we opened the Bluebird centre,  offering a team of specialists working together under the same roof, providing an inclusive treatment for eating disorders.

 
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The Bluebird centre

site under construction
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Psychoanalytic / psychodynamic psychotherapy

coming soon

 
 

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 parent/child        up to 1.5 hours.         150£

Session\parent meeting                              50 min.                    90-110£

 

Insurance

I am recognised by the following insurance providers:

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Bupa

Provider number
30039937

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Aviva

Provider number
600136741

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AXA PPP healthcare 

Provider number
AS10033

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VitalityHealth

Provider number
SP099759

 

Contact Me

London UK, TW10

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