Dr Leyla Rafieian Taheri

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Dr Leyla Rafieian Taheri

I grew up in Sweden where I started studying Psychology straight after leaving school. I have always been intrigued by how we sometimes repeat certain damaging patterns in our lives even though these prove futile. I firmly believe that we are capable of breaking these patterns and allow love and happiness into our lives regardless of our past.

As a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society and membership of the Health and Care Professions Council, I have maintained continued professional development. I am a qualified Expert Witness which allows me to give expert opinions and assist the courts in their understanding of psychological factors in Civil Law cases. I completed this qualification with Bond Solon, the UK's leading legal training company for non lawyers.

I have extensive training in Transactional Analysis (TA), a theory of personality that has a great way of using simple language to describe complex internal psychological constructs. I was proud to have received training at the Berne Institute from Ian Stewart PhD, one of the leading thinkers in TA. The course is certified by the European Association for Transactional Analysis and is recognised worldwide.

I have studied Counselling Psychology as this branch of Psychology recognises the primacy of the therapeutic relationship as well as psychological theory. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is an essential part of the therapeutic process and I am keen to provide my clients with a safe and non-judgmental environment.

Previously, I have worked in the NHS with young people who suffer from psychosis. I have also worked in the voluntary sector with trauma survivors from all ages who present with a variety of mental health difficulties. Currently, I work in private practice as it is my preferred area, allowing me to work with people from various strands of life suffering from diverse difficulties including anxiety, depression, relational difficulties, pain management, sexual difficulties, sleeping problems, stress, OCD and other debilitating issues.

I am passionate about helping you overcome your difficulties and if you have come this far then perhaps you are too.



Dr Leyla Rafieian Taheri - Leeds

Me and Ian Stewart Ph.D at the Berne Institute 2014.