Avital Sasson


I am an expert clinical psychologist working in different public and private settings ever since finishing my clinical M.A. in 2002. For the past fourteen years I’ve also been offering psychotherapy in a private setting and in 2017 I became an expert clinical supervisor. My main 

I specialize in working with people suffering from eating disorders, a field in which I gained a lot of experience over the years.

The therapeutic techniques that are at the heart of my work are psychoanalytically based, though I integrate Mentalisation, Narative and Cognitive based interventions in my work.

I moved to the UK from Israel 3 years ago. In London I work with adults and study at the Tavistock institute, part of the NHS (north London), alongside working in a private clinic situated in Richmond and in Fulham.

This year together with my colleague, clinical dietitian Maja Berry, we opened the Bluebird centre- offering an inclusive care for people suffering from eating disorders.

Member of Professional Body

HCPC registered member, PLY35476

Referral Criteria & Process

I work alongside a clinical dietitian expert in eating disorders and if needed a psychiatrist. Usually, therapy will be of long duration with a minimum of one weekly session, though in acute situations more is sometimes needed at the beginning of treatment. We will always assess at the beginning of treatment whether an intervention in the community is suitable or whether a more intensive NHS setting is needed. With children and adolescents, psychotherapy will always involve work with parents.
Given the severity of the disorder, a long process of healing is needed and a commitment to the process is important.


Clinical and counsling psychologist. For full description of my experience and qualifications see https://www.linkedin.com/in/avital-sasson-4b53681b6/

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Last Updated: 23/02/2021

South Kensington, 125 Gloucester Road London Sw7 4te
Richmond, London: Tw10 6lf

Age Groups: (0-15) (16-18) (19-25) (25+)

I work with adolescents and adults.

Fees: No

An initial assessment with client/parent/child:
up to 1.5 hours. 130-150£

Session\parent meeting:
50 min. 90-110£


Insurer recognised by        AXA, BUPA, Vitality, AVIVA

Types of Support:
Face to face
Binge eating disorder
Body image
Comorbidity (eating disorders and other mental health conditions)
Compulsive overeating
Emotional overeating
Over exercising
Self esteem
Types of Service:
Independent Treatment Centre
Private Practitioner
Types of Treatment:
Other Psychotherapy