Dr Aisha Ali is a highly experienced BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Expert witness with over 15 years experience of working within the NHS in complex care and private practice. She has extensive experience of working with individuals, couples and families presenting with complex psychological and emotional issues. Aisha provides life and performance coaching.
Aisha is driven by her passion for empowering people to be their best. She views mental and emotional difficulties as part of human nature and central and inevitable experience of human experience. Foremost carrying the burden of their difficulties can create a sense of shame and loneliness.
Her passion is to help people breakthrough from the philosophical misconceptions that people with mental illness are stigmatised with and help them to achieve wellbeing, empowerment and fulfilling interpersonal relationships.
She strongly believes that every voice matters and that everyone deserves to have their voice heard. The cornerstone to her practice is her compassion and dedication in helping people to build emotional resilience that is key to developing and improving the ability to communicate.
Aisha endeavours to help people master emotional resilience that helps them to not only ‘survive’ but ‘thrive’ in relationships, career, social, spiritual, financial and physical health.
Your first appointment is an assessment and the opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the difficulties you are struggling with, your needs and the changes you wish to make that are in accordance with your life values.
Aisha will work with you to break down your problems and how these are affecting your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Aisha will also explore whether your current coping strategies are helping you or hindering you from making progress in your life. She will devise a blueprint of your difficulties to tailor a bespoke plan for how you can best resolve these.
Aisha works at the root cause of an individual’s difficulties and helps her clients to learn the skills needed to be emotionally strong, proactive and decisive. The length of treatment varies depending upon an individual’s circumstances and their needs and can range from 6-8 sessions, 10-14 sessions which is the average for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or more than 20 sessions for longer-term support. Aisha will discuss the most suitable treatment for your needs.
Aisha works with individuals, adolescents, couples and families. She will help you to identify your goals and continuously help you work towards achieving these in a safe, compassionate and non-judgemental environment. She offers treatment that is at the cutting edge of research and uses the most up to date evidence-based approaches that have been proven to be most effective to inform her practice. Treatments are delivered with powerful results.
Aisha has a special interest in working with depression, anxiety disorders, emotional disorders, autism, ADHD, borderline and personality disorders, eating disorders, trauma, relationship difficulties, body dysmorphic disorder, anger, fear of public speaking, transcultural issues and addictions. Aisha’s philosophy is that many people’s problems are emotional in nature whether in their personal or professional lives.
She has an in-depth understanding of dysfunctional relationship patterns, deep-seated issues and can help people break these cycles by adopting a preventative rather than just coping strategies approach.
She has provided excellent psychological treatment to people with a wide range of conditions with varying degrees of severity with depression and anxiety disorders such as OCD, PTSD, Panic disorder, phobias, addictions, Bereavement, Abuse, Anger Management, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), Binge Eating, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Bulimia Nervosa, Chronic Pain, Gambling Addiction, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Games and Internet addictions, Infertility, insomnia and Sleep Problems, Panic Disorder, Phobias, Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Personal Development, Self Esteem, Stress and Burnout, Substance Abuse and dependency, Transitional difficulties, Work Problems and psychosis.
Aisha is multi-lingual and can provide therapy in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and is learning Arabic. Aisha has a wide understanding of various cultures and faiths. She also sees clients via Skype who are based worldwide.
DPsych Couns Psych, ADOS 2 Certified B.Psych (Hons)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Systemic Psychodynamic Therapy Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) Mindfulness based therapies Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR)
ADOS 2 Autism Assessment & Diagnosis ADHD Diagnosis
British Psychological Society (BPS) Health and Care Professions Council (HCP)
Sandra is a fully-qualified Counselling Psychologist. She has over 7 years of experience working in the NHS with clients with complex needs, as well as experience in online therapy.
Sandra has worked with a wide age range of clients, from adolescents to the elderly, with many individuals presenting with complex needs, a myriad of psychological and emotional issues, such as bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and addictions. Sandra also has experience working with couples and families within her clinical practice, as well as individuals.
Sandra decided to become a Counselling Psychologist due to her deep desire to assist people in achieving their full potential. Growing up in Spain (although fluent in English), she appreciates what it may feel like to struggle to ‘fit in’, and how this can prevent individuals from enjoying fulfilling relationships, feeling valued, and possessing high self-esteem.
Sandra is, therefore, determined to help people feel as though they belong in any social situation and have equal value in any relationship – whether that be at work, romantically, or within a social group. Sandra is keen to see individuals achieve ‘self-actualisation’ – being the best, most contented version of themselves – and is driven to champion the human spirit and empower people to engage in continual self-improvement.
Sandra has an interest in mindfulness and meditation and is passionate about helping clients feel a sense of ‘oneness’ with themselves so they are aware of their own consciousness, perceptions and value can truly be ‘present’ and are able to work optimistically towards achieving well-being.
Sandra will first assess your situation, feelings and needs, and may invite you to ask partners/caregivers/family members to an assessment appointment, as this has been found to be helpful in some cases (for instance, those experiencing psychosis).
Sandra will help empower you to engage in an open dialogue about your wishes for the future, your life values, and the emotional, psychological and behavioural struggles/difficulties you may be facing that might not be in accordance with these wishes and values.
She will collaborate with you to devise strategies of overcoming these challenges, not simply through words, but through setting goals and creating action plans, that are tailored to your particular needs.
The length of treatment varies depending on the individual; for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), a course of 6-12 sessions is usually recommended, although more complex cases can require long-term treatment of up to 6 months. However, therapy treatment courses can be reviewed by yourself and Sandra in a collaborative nature to ensure you are receiving the best care possible.
Sandra has witnessed life-changing outcomes as a result of her treatment sessions. She has honed her research skills and is therefore continually incorporating up-to-date psychology research recommendations into her clinical practice.
She has completed her doctoral thesis on Virtual Gaming Addiction and has a special interest in a variety of addictions (Gambling, Substance Abuse, Gaming etc), as well as Depression, generalized anxiety Disorders, Psychosis, OCD, Relationship difficulties, Insomnia and Sleeping Problems, Phobias, Self-Esteem and Confidence Problems and Eating Disorders.
Sandra is an open, warm individual that strives to create an authentic connection with each client. She is fluent in various languages, and can, therefore, provide face to face or online psychological therapy in English, German, Spanish and basic French.
At Online Therapy Company we offer a variety of therapeutic services for individuals, couples, families and groups. While most of our therapists draw on a range of approaches in their work, we specialize in:
We also draw extensively on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and coaching techniques and offer telephone and video support in addition to in-person counselling.
In some cases, clients find it helpful to engage in multiple types of counselling and coaching; other clients may progress from one form of therapy to another as their needs and goals evolve.
Please contact us if you have questions about which form of counselling might be most effective for you, or would like to learn more about how and where to get started with online therapy in London.
BSc (Hons) Psychology – First class (1:1) MSc Clinical Neuropsychiatry (Psychological Medicine) – predicted distinction. King’s College London (KCL)
Neuropsychological battery tests (e.g. MMSE, MOCA), Full neurological examination (e.g. assessing cranial nerve function, surgical sieve method to distinguish between lower and upper motor neurone disease) CBT
Avni is an assistant neuropsychologist at Online Therapy Clinic. She has experience with working in hospitals under the supervision of neurologists to carry out neuropsychological tests such as the MMSE and the MOCA. The patients she works within hospitals are diagnosed with multifaceted conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), autoimmune encephalitis and tumour conditions such as glioblastoma multiforme. She is assisting in formulating a care plan to address the psychiatric and psychological needs of patients with neurological disorders.
Avni’s first language is English but is fluent in Hindi, Gujarati and Punjabi and can understand other regional languages such as Urdu and Bengali.
Avni has recently completed her thesis on the therapeutic benefits of deep brain stimulation surgery for obsessive-compulsive disorder and its psychological comorbidities.
Avni conducts triage phone calls from patients to be able to allocate them to the best care provider, as well as training under clinicians of various specialists to expand her knowledge and understanding. She aspires to enrol on the Clinical Doctoral program in the near future to practice as a Neuropsychologists. She understands that patients with neurological conditions are often neglected and their psychological needs are rarely addressed. It is, for this reason, she is keen to focus on this niche area and provide the very best evidence-based psychological therapy to this patient group.
Matthew is a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist and an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society.
He has worked with all client groups across the life-span, including mental health, corporate, neuro-rehab, trauma, autism, disabilities, forensics, couples, and child and family.
His services include therapy, coaching, and medico-legal psychological assessments.
Matthew operates from a mindful bio-psycho-social perspective. His therapeutic style is Integrative, incorporating aspects of CBT, systemic, narrative, trauma-focused, psychodynamic, behavioural, and mindfulness schools of theory and practice.
His unique approach to psychological health and wellness is Integrative Mindfulness-Based Therapy.