One To One Online Session
I work with individual adults over the age of 18 only, with a range of emotional and psychological difficulties, including:
Anxiety and anxiety disorders
Trauma and PTSD
Coping with Life adjustment issues e.g. separation, loss, change, bereavement
Work-related stress & burnout
I offer one to one individual therapy for adults over Video Live Session (teletherapy) that are HIPAA- compliant. Sessions last 50 minutes and tend to be at the same time each week.
Video Live Session provides an alternative method for you to access our services. The consultation is in the same way as attending a physical appointment. Through Skype platform, you will be able to interact with the psychologist in much the same way as when you attend a consulting room. Instead of arriving for an appointment, you simply call the psychologist online.
NOTE: this therapy is not appropriate where your life may be in danger through suicide, or where there are concerns about the wellbeing of a child under the age of 18. Severe and enduring presentations that require a multidisciplinary team approach such as psychosis or anorexia are not appropriate for Teletherapy. Bipolar disorder is only manageable via Teletherapy if the person is also engaged with a psychiatrist and compliant with medication.
How Online Therapy Works
You will need Internet broadband and a computer with camera and audio. Smart phones and tablets can also be used. The quality of the call will depend on the device and the speed of your Internet connection.
You will also need to have a private space where you will not be disturbed during your session.
Is Online Therapy Helpful?
If you haven't tried it before, you may feel a little unsure about online therapy. However, many of my clients tell me that they prefer having therapy from the comfort of their own home. Others find online therapy easier to fit in around their other commitments.
From my experience over the last two years of providing online therapy, I found that online therapy has been shown to be just as effective as in-person therapy. Online therapy is safe and I am bound to the same rules of managing privacy and confidentiality as with in-person therapy.
So, I recommend that you treat the appointment as if you were in our office.
Before Teletherapy session, I will discuss and go through with you any questions you have regarding the service via Teletherapy before your first session begins. I offer a free online consultation, so that you can see how it feels for you.
I can write a psychological assessment letter or report for you, your GP or employer. I
do not write reports for courts.
Please enquire for costs of psychological assessments and reports.
I came to therapy with severe anxiety symptoms always catastrophising and thinking about the worst in every situation. Now I am feeling much less anxious and very seldom catastrophising. I am feeling much more at piece with my emotion and can relax easily than before. The biggest things I gain from this process are the tools that I learned from Dr Ibrahim to help with my mental health. Dr. Ibrahim is one of the most caring people I ever met. He cares about me and always willing to listen. The knowledge that I learned from him is invaluable for the rest of my life and I am grateful that I met him. I will highly recommend him to everyone. I feel like talking to a friend that I can share everything with without any judgement. Even with the most troubling issues that I have.All in all the therapy I have with Dr. Ibrahim has helped me grow tremendously as a human being , a father and a husband and I would highly recommend him. Written by F. M., December, 2022.
I remember preparing for my first therapy session with Ibrahim on June 2nd earlier this year... At that point, I was living with severe anxiety and mild depression. I was living alone, away from my family. I had gone through a long-term relationship break up and was feeling lost, exhausted and hopeless. In just 20 sessions, over a 4-5 month period, Ibrahim helped me to learn to cope with anxiety. He helped me to understand my core values and what is most important to me in life. He supported me whilst moving back to live in my home city where I grew up. He supported me whilst getting back into dating after going through a breakup. He showed me a better, healthier perspective on going through life and dealing with my thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and behaviour through his expertise in giving Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
He taught me to accept and embrace all of life's ups and downs. To allow all my thoughts and feelings to pass through me without judgement or resistance. I cannot begin to tell you how calming and empowering this is!
I sit here, today, writing this review feeling content and happy... the 'old me' is back. I feel great in my own skin. I appreciate my uniqueness, my strengths and also my vulnerabilities.
I know that life will continue to pose threats and challenges, the difference is that now I feel equipped to deal with them, and I am no longer alone and far away from my core values. Written by A.J, October, 2022.
Working with Dr. Ndabavunye is a breath of fresh air. He truly works to understand the core areas of therapy needed, he provides extremely clear guidance, and continuously gives you confidence you need, to achieve your therapy goals. He’s also an extremely nice person to work with, who genuinely shows he cares about you as a person, and I could not recommend him enough. Best therapist I’ve personally ever worked with. Written by P.H, September, 2022.
I have had the pleasure of being supported by Dr Ibrahim for around 8 months. When I started therapy with him, I had feelings of hopelessness, sadness, inability to function and overall I wasn’t myself.
Before starting therapy, I tried to carry on but it got to a point where I needed help. My work was the trigger for feeling low and really stressed. My referral was dealt with quickly and informatively. I was introduced to Dr Ibrahim through the chat where I could see his profile and also chat to calm any concerns I had about starting.
On my first session, Dr Ibrahim was kind, calm and reassured me that therapy was a safe space where I could talk and be heard. I felt calm and heard and relaxed, that my issues were going to be worked through and support was there. During my 8 months of therapy with him, I have completed various interventions.
Dr Ibrahim always assessed my situation and offered / provided in depth interventions he felt that would help. I completed CBT and other therapies.
Dr Ibrahim provided me with acronyms to remember to support me when my thinking errors popped up, which have helped me more than I can say. He showed my how my mind was a bully and how to overcome it - how amazing is that? He provided me with homework each week. Whereby I used each intervention he provided and I noticed huge changes. Within a few weeks I was feeling better.
Alongside weekly sessions, Dr Ibrahim also checked in on me via the chat function to ensure that all was well as weeks passed. This was a great part of the therapy. I felt the door was always open if I ever needed support and found this a real comfort. Dr Ibrahim is a great psychologist and has helped me more than I can explain.
After 8 months (30 sessions) I am ready to be discharged and carry on life after therapy, I feel really well and happy - equipped with the tools / practices and interventions to use and keep my mind well. Thank you Dr Ibrahim for all your support over these last 8 months, you have been amazing. Finally, to anyone reading this - you are in safe hands with Dr Ibrahim, Written by A.F, August, 2022.