"One starts gaining degrees of freedom and becomes more able to govern their life than be governed by uncontrollable dynamics, external or internal."
Working across Camden and Islington in London, Fadi Salaam helps clients relieve their anxiety and boost their self-esteem. Using his background in business and nursing to become a trained counsellor and psychotherapist, Fadi now practices a psychodynamic approach that is both confidential and empathetic.
What do you enjoy about your work?
Helping people is one of the core themes that give life meaning. Being able to help and learn from clients in a way that develops integrity for both is very rewarding.
Why do you think therapy is important?
It is a unique space for clients to develop self understanding in depth that is rare to find otherwise. It accelerates mental and emotional growth, develops integrity and saves time and a lot of pain. It is an investment in oneself whose rewards come in all aspects of one’s life. What is your favourite self help book and why?
Self help books change as one evolves. One of my favorites is ‘Dhammapada: The Sayings of the Buddha’ by Thomas Byrom.
Your favourite quote and who is it from?
‘It is a joy to be hidden and disaster not to be found’ by Donald Winnicott.
What are your own wellbeing habits?
I enjoy exploring, illustration, exercise, meditation, reading and visiting nature. It is important to socialise and maintain good relationships.