Dr Julian-Pascal Saadi
Dr Julian-Pascal Saadi (he/him), MSc, MSc, DPsych
Julian is a Counselling Psychologist registered with both the BPS and HCPC. He trained in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology at the University of Surrey after completing his MSc in Health Psychology at University College London.
Before joining the team in 2022, he was an external examiner for clinical dissertations and clinical vivas on the DPsych programme at Metanoia.
Julian currently works in a Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) in South London where he treats PTSD, Complex PTSD, Psychosis and Personality Disorder. Alongside his clinical work in the NHS, Julian is passionate about improving services for disempowered groups. He has led the setting up of a monthly reflective practice group on Race in a Psychology and Psychotherapy department, and is now leading a steering group looking into how to improve NHS services LGBTQ+ patients.
Julian is a member of Pink Therapy and specialises in working with gender, sexual and relationship diverse (GSRD) people. He runs his own private practice where most of his clinical work is with the LGBTQ+ community, including those in non-monogamous relationships.
Julian’s research interests include working with diverse sexualities and gender identities in the therapeutic space. He is passionate about how to ‘queer’ and diversify traditional models of therapy (e.g. psychoanalysis) to meet the needs of all patients we see. Julian also has a particular interest in trauma and the role of the body (embodiment) in shaping lived experience.