Farzaneh Jahdi is a therapist in W5

What attracted you to become a therapist? 

My passion to care.

Where did you train? 

I have trained with Hertfordshire university and Highgate Counselling centre.

Can you tell us about the type of therapy you practice? 

I practice psychodynamic psychotherapy and relational counselling. It means the client can find out about the roots of their problems, to work through them to overcome them, as well as they can learn about the pattern of their behaviours in relation with me to be able to change it.

What sort of people do you usually see? 

Adults and adolescents.

What do you like about being a therapist? 

Empowering the clients. 

What is less pleasant? 

When therapy clients don’t trust the process.


How long you’ve been with welldoing.org and what you think of us? 

I've been a therapist on welldoing.org for three months. I haven't set it up yet, but I'd like to know more about the booking system. 


Do you ever suggest books or apps to clients? 

I suggest mindfulness and relaxation techniques. 


What you do for your own mental health? 

Jogging, listening to music, reading books, spending time with family and friends.


You are a therapist in Ealing. What can you share with us about seeing clients in this area? 

I see clients in the Ealing area which is a nice and residential area. Ealing is accessible from Acton, Shepherds bush, Brentford, Chiswick and Hanger lane, (A406) route. 

What’s your consultation room like? 

It’s a cosy and warm room. 


What do you wish people knew about therapy? 

I wish people knew that therapy can help them not to struggle alone. 

What did you learn about yourself in therapy? 

In therapy, I found inner strength and happiness.