About The Founder
Dr Niloufar Mersaditabari
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (Regent's University London)
MSc in Developmental Neuroscience & Psychopathology (UCL & Yale University)
BSc Honours in Psychology (UCL)
Reiki Master Teacher Registered with UK Reiki Federation
Find out more about my primary training here.
My name is Niloufar.
I work integratively, meaning that I draw from various therapeutic models which I am trained in, based on your unique situation and needs. See Counselling and Psychotherapy section for more details about the kinds of therapy I offer. In addition to talking therapy, I also have many years of experience in Reiki, Mindfulness, somatic earth-based practices, and other healing modalities which I incorporate into my work with clients, whenever needed. See Mindfulness and Ecotherapy & Holistic Healing for details.
In addition to counselling and psychotherapy, I offer life coaching and transpersonal coaching.
I also offer Rebirthing-Breathwork, which is a great method for addressing deep and long lasting difficulties, which have not been resolved through other approaches such as traditional talking therapies.
My other healing qualifications allow me to offer Holistic Healing sessions which incorporate Reiki, meditations, guided imagery, etc.
Continuous development and training is very important to me as I believe learning, particularly in this area, never ends. I learn from my clients just as I learn through frequently attending personal and professional development workshops and regular supervision meetings.
I am a counselling psychologist registered with HCPC and BACP.
I offer therapy in English and Farsi.
Gaia comes from the Greek word γαια, which literally means 'Earth'. Gaia is the Earth personified as a goddess.
Just as the Earth and its elements form a self-regulating organism (Gaia theory), we, as individuals but also collectively, are capable of moving towards balance. This idea has inspired me to work holistically with clients and to facilitate them finding their own inner resources for resilience, healing and growth.
I have founded Gaia Psychological and Therapeutic Services in June 2018 after a series of profound experiences, through which I was re-connected with a deep sense of oneness with the natural environment and its innate self-healing capacities, which is also within each of us.
What inspires me the most about Gaia is the idea of interconnectedness: how we mutually influence each other and our living planet. I view psychological difficulties as embedded in the context of our relational, familial, ancestral, social, environmental, political and spiritual circumstances.
*Image used with permission from Gaia Orion