Dr Natalie Raiher, Chartered Psychologist
MPhil DPsych CPsychol AFBPsS
Frequently during the course of living, we are faced with challenges that can be difficult to make sense of or overcome in isolation. These might be anything from the slow percolation of unease and lack of fulfilment to full-blown crises that disturb the very fabric and meaning of our worlds.
I provide therapy for people to help them establish a greater sense of coherence and vitality in their lives. For some people, this is about establishing a sense of stability in a time of crisis and for others, it is about asking why and how things have come to be as they are and how they might be different.
I work with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety and depression, stress and burnout, self-esteem and interpersonal problems, and pre- and post-natal problems. My career has spanned NHS, private and community settings. This broad base of experience has led me to work not only with the symptoms of distress but also the life-worlds that people inhabit. As a result, I have a keen interest in the impact of working life on people, and the conflicts and struggles this can create.
I work integratively, meaning that I am trained in a variety of therapeutic models including CBT, DBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness and compassion focussed therapy. The merit of this approach is that each course of therapy can be tailored to the specific needs and interests of each client. I work both in the realm of making sense of things and also with practical tools and techniques to help people to shift when feeling stuck, or stabilize when life feels overwhelming. I provide a confidential and creative space to support adults and young adults to regain a sense of ownership and movement in their lives.
I am registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and am an accredited member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). I divide my time between The Nightingale Hospital in Marylebone and my private practice.
What I work with:
- Stress and burnout
- Low self-confidence
- Depression and unhappiness
- Anxiety, panic, obsessions and phobias
- Relationship difficulties
- Personality disorders
- Eating problems and disorders
- Change and adjustment
- Fertility and pregnancy
- Physical illness
- Bereavement and loss
Session structure and fees:
People engage in therapy for variable lengths of time. This might be for anything from a shorter, focussed therapy of six sessions or an open-ended course of therapy. Usually, we will contract to work together for a period of time, building in regular reviews and the opportunity to re-contract as suits you.
People usually see me for a regular, weekly session but this can vary. I am happy to discuss frequency in terms of what feels most helpful for you at the time.
Please email to enquire about fees. I have limited lower fee slots available. I offer discounts to students, particularly to psychology and psychotherapy trainees.
I am also a recognised provider for most major private health insurers and I am happy to accept payment through these schemes.