Shole Salehi Psychotherapist London E8Shole Salehi:

Psychotherapist (BACP, UKCP, BPC, DIT)

My name is Shole Salehi and I am a qualified psychotherapist based at HQ Therapy Rooms in Haggerston, Hackney, London E8.


About me and my therapy practice:
I have over a decade of experience working with adults from different backgrounds in short and long-term therapy. I have been working with NHS mental health services, charity and community organisations as well as in private practice.

There are many different reasons why someone might seek therapy.

The reasons could be experiencing low mood, depression and different types of anxiety, relationship difficulties or break-up, sexual abuse, emotional distress, bereavement, childhood sexual/physical/emotional, domestic violence, addiction, and trauma.

You may be experiencing work-related stress, panic, low self-esteem, obsessive thoughts and feelings, different phobias, and other emotional difficulties that have impacted the quality of your life.

I am aware that seeking help and speaking about what you are going through might not be easy. Some of us perhaps never experienced being helped. We all experience challenges and difficulties and wish to be able to work through them and move forward in our lives.

We will be working together in an empathic, safe, and confidential environment to make sense of, and work through, the issues that have impacted your life and brought you to therapy.

In our first session, we will think together and explore the history of the difficulties you have been experiencing. This will allow us to capture some of the details that could be important elements in our work together throughout the treatment. It will also help to make sense of your experience now.


Types of therapy:
EMDR, Brief therapy, Long-term psychotherapy, Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational, Trauma therapy, Mindfulness.

I use various types of therapy modalities in my treatment including the following:

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy works on past difficulties that have been triggered by present circumstances and impacted the way you feel and experience the present.
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) works on relationship difficulties and the way you relate to yourself and others which creates the pattern of relationships.
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) enables the individual to process traumatic events and to heal from emotional difficulties and distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.

I offer an initial 10-15 minute’ free telephone consultation to briefly discuss our availabilities, what brought you to therapy, if I can be a help and how we may work together.

Please get in touch to arrange an initial brief telephone conversation.


Supervision details:
I am a registered DIT Practitioner and qualified DIT Supervisor. I am an accredited psychotherapist and counsellor with UKCP and BACP.

I am a BPC-accredited Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist (DIT) therapist since 2015 and a supervisor. I have over 14 years of experience working with NHS mental health services, charities, community organisations, and private practice.

I offer group supervision as well as individual sessions.


Qualifications and accreditations:


Accepted Insurance Plans:

  • AXA
  • Aviva
  • Vitality


I am currently offering in-person, and online treatments through Skype and Teams and telephone treatment.


***If you are in need of more information and guidance about therapy, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.***

Shole Salehi – Working Hours

Monday N/A Thursday Available in the PM
Tuesday N/A Friday N/A
Wednesday N/A Sat-Sun N/A

Contact Details

Shole Salehi, psychotherapist, can be reached using the following:
Telephone: 07771 535478
Email: [email protected]

Offers client Sessions In Languages Other Than English


Clients Shole Salehi Smith Works With

Client Issues Shole Deals With

Therapy Modalities Shole uses With Clients

Training and Qualifications

MA in Professional Practice

Advanced Clinical Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Post graduate diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Previous Therapeutic Experience

NHS, voluntary sector and charities.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.