Dr Andrew Maleknia

Dr Andrew Maleknia

Mind Matters More

Psychology 30048606


  • Fee assured
Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Counselling


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I strongly believe that a healthy mind is the main foundation to a healthy existence and our true well being. The healthy mind sits above fame, fortune, physical health or anything else in life as without a healthy mind we are not able to enjoy the blessings we have been given in our life. My approach to therapy is probably different from most as I believe the most important and influential factor in therapy is the rapport and the relationship between the therapist and the client. Therefore, my ultimate aim during our session is to provide a safe, non-judgemental environment where we could work together and collaboratively explore the underlining reasons and the cause to your difficulties. I never have an agenda of my own and my only aim is to help my clients to work through their challenges with my help and to find the right solution to overcome their difficulties. I recognise the vulnerability in my clients and never see this as a weakness but their strength as I believe vulnerability to be healing. I offer and encourage openness, transparency and unconditional positive regard towards all my clients through kindness, empathy, understanding and compassion rather than judgement. My primary focus during our sessions is to be present and to focus on you and your story rather than thinking about the answers or the solution that I need to provide. I believe that it is through this presence that I could have a good understanding of you as a person and the cause of your challenges, which, enables me to discuss the appropriate solution with you going forward. This has worked well for me over the past few years and the testimonials from a few of my past clients are reflective of my success.
Although I have been trained in many therapeutic models, I do not have a preference on any of those modalities over the others. I am a strong believer that every individual is unique and everyone responds differently to therapy and each person would have their own preferences and therefore, part of our work together is to identify this preference and understand what works for you and what would be effective for each individual.

Areas of interest

I work with people from the age of 11 with no upper limit. I have worked for charities such as Compass, Mind and NHS mental health services such as IAPT (Talk for Change);Specialist Therapies Team; Older Adults Hospital (Dementia);Acute Psychiatric Inpatient Units, and, also Chronic Pain Management.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Pain management
  • Physical disability

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Procedures completed

  • AA809

    Psychology session - (5-50)

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