Mr Derek Nasseri

BSc, MSc, PGDip

Family Systemic Psychotherapist


Professional qualifications, accreditations and memberships

Member of Association of Family Therapy (AFT)

UK Council for Psychotherapy Accredited (UKCP)

Postgraduate certificate and diploma (PGDip) in Applied Systemic Theory, The Tavistock and Portman.

Masters of Science in Family Therapy, King’s College London (MSc)

My professional experience

I am a Family Systemic Psychotherapist with many years of experience of working and supporting children and families in children’s social care and the NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health services. As well as this I am a lecturer and work in private practice. 


In my work with children, young people and their families I have am guided by evidence based interventions and draw on different theories, such as from Systemic Practice and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I have particular experience of working in a neuro developmental team which involved supporting families and colleagues in their work assessing Autism/ASD and ADHD.


I have completed additional training in Narrative Practice, and I have an interest in continuing to develop my practice and am currently doing a Professional Doctorate in Systemic Practice.

Personal Approach

I am a friendly, easy going psychotherapist with many years of experience. I try my best to make sure you feel welcome in our shared space, working individually with children and teens to working with couples and families. 


Sometimes the therapy involves providing a space to explore a specific issue, other times it may involve talking about whatever it is that is on your mind that day or thinking about the past, present or future. Within couples or families, it can be really helpful to think about different ideas or approaches to parenting based on your own experiences or expectations and at other times it might be that you are struggling with an issue as a family and want to explore this in a safe, non-blaming space. 


I am often told that I have a real calming nature in situations that might be really difficult. However equally important is being able to contain situations where calmness from a therapist might not be the thing that is needed.

Areas I can help with includes: stress, anxiety, ADHD, autism, Asperger's syndrome, depression, family conflict, parenting, divorce, bereavement, self esteem, identity, peer relationships and other difficulties relating to mental health of children, young people and their families.