Our team


We believe almost everyone has the ability to live a quality life as long as they surround themselves with the appropriate conditions that promote health and balance. We aim to provide these conditions as we are inspired by the uniqueness of the human being.

Simon Bloom

Chief Executive – MSc MA Adv Dip MBACP (accred.)

Simon has trained and worked as a psychologist, psychotherapist and body therapist over the last 20 years. During this time he has implemented a new form of therapy inspired by Ken Wilber’s Integral psychology.

It uses an integral map of the entire human being, intellectual, emotional, physiology and spiritual to accurately assess, diagnosis and create a bespoke treatment plan for each of Reflections’ clients.

Dr. Alessandro Colasanti

MD, MSc, PhD, Psychiatric Supervisor

Dr Alessandro Colasanti is a medical doctor and specialist in General Adult Psychiatry. He has been trained as a clinician at University of Milan, Italy. He has obtained a PhD in Affective Neuroscience at Maastricht University, the Netherlands, and currently is an Academic Clinical Lecturer in Affective Disorders at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.

His principal areas of scientific interest and research are molecular brain imaging, pharmacology and psychoneuroimmunology. He has been psychiatric supervisor at Reflections Therapy for the last five years, aiming to promote the best possible integration between psychotherapy and psychiatric approaches to the treatment of psychological distress and illness.

Zahava Bloom

Clinical Manager, BA, PG Dip Adv FDAP

Zahava has worked in a range of settings including managing secondary care for an addiction centre. Her original degree was in Social Science and Psychology, later going on to study Humanistic Psychotherapy, concluding with a Post-graduate Diploma in both group and individual Addiction Psychotherapy.

She is an Addiction Psychotherapist. As well as dealing with addictions, Zahava’s special interests are co-dependency, self esteem issues, relational difficulties and depression. Zahava splits her time between managing Reflections’ therapists and seeing her own individual clients.

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James Waldron

MCAP, BSc(Psych) BACP Registered

James is an integrative counsellor with a Masters in Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy and a degree in Psychology and Neuroscience. He has worked with addiction in a range of different settings such as drug and alcohol detox, mental health, homelessness, stimulant treatment program and an addiction information phone line. As an integrative therapist, he uses psycho-education as a way of explaining what is going on in the mind and how that manifests in emotions and actions. James combines this with Motivational Interviewing, Narrative and Person Centred approaches within a non-judgmental perspective, whereby he explores alternative ways of finding happiness and motivation in life.

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Yigal Israel

Bodymind Psychotherapist and qualified Biodynamic massage therapist. UKCP registered.

Bodymind psychotherapy acknowledges that we repress and bury painful feelings in our body as well as in our mind. We also tend to repress strong feelings of love, strength and joy. Our bodymind stores and expresses unprocessed emotional experiences.

You will be supported in whichever way is appropriate and Yigal will use reflective talking, awareness of relational dynamics, Biodynamic therapeutic Massage, exercises in body awareness and movements, images and other ‘self-evolving’ methods in a safe and confidential space.

Yigal’s sessions can take place in English, Hebrew or Spanish.

Petra Breiner

Petra is a Canadian-trained integrative psychotherapist who works from a person-centered and existential perspective, utilising techniques from therapeutic approaches such as ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), and Mindfulness.

Petra has experience working with adolescents and adults in many different settings around the world.

Umesh Wadhavani

Dr Wadhavani has always been passionate about living and promoting a healthy lifestyle. After finishing his medical degree in India, he came to the UK in 2009 and successfully completed his MSc in health care management in 2011.

Dr Wadhavani has considerable skills and knowledge in applying the principles of fitness to assist clients in their healing process. With a genuine interest in helping and motivating people, he is dedicated and committed to use his experience and knowledge to reach out and make a difference.

He believes that being mindful about your body senses and training in accordance with body’s clinical (DNA/Hormone/Blood) needs not only saves one’s time and money, but also by achieving one’s desired fitness goals in the shortest time possible, as well as long sustaining for the future.

Anya Howard

Anya has been a member of the Reflections staff for nearly 9 years and works as the administrative assistant to all the therapists and psychiatrist. She has a Bachelors degree in Psychology, specialising in Autism and Aspergers syndrome in children in her final year. Prior to working in administration, Anya worked for several years in market research including work with IPSOS. She has over 20 years’ experience in the administrative / secretarial sector and has worked as a PA for managers in the hotel industry and television industry.


Talk to us

For your initial free, no obligation consultation in complete confidence, please get in touch with us by phone or using the enquiry form.

020 8930 3169

07969 786681
Brookside, The Rise, Edgware HA8 8NR