Ms Bilquees Kamal

Ms Bilquees Kamal

West Midlands

0121 246-6969 / 07858 261767

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West Midlands

0121 246-6969 / 07858 261767

About me

I am a highly experienced Cognitive Behaviour Therapist within the NHS / IAPT service and have been practising therapy with patients in the NHS and private practice for 15 years.

I have a Masters Degree in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (a type of CBT) and I am also a qualified Special Educational Needs Teacher with adults and children.

I follow the BABCP and NICE guidelines , as expected within the NHS, and am supervised monthly by an accredited BABCP Supervisor / Mentor Ms Liz Doggart.

I can provide excellent psychotherapy support to clients who have a wide range of mental health difficulties or situational problems.

This can include anything from mild depression, anxiety, stress management, anger management, low self-esteem, PTSD (trauma), OCD (obsessive thoughts and ruminations), panic attacks and family / relationship difficulties.

I am also accustomed to working with self-harm and suicidal ideations, childhood abuse, sexual abuse and trauma. Most of my patients are referred by their GP's or privately through word-of-mouth. I am accustomed to writing reports and letters for GP's and legal matters.

Additionally, I am able to apply my skills in English, Urdu and Hindi. I am cultural sensitivity to clients and protect their confidentiality within the community and am never judgemental.

Once contacted, an appointment is booked for a brief assessment (to help define your problems, goals and obstacles). Then we can collaborate in creating an individually tailored CBT formulation and treatment plan within a 10 session framework. Most clients / patient are well on their way to recovery by their eighth appointment. All confidential material is kept securely - as I follow the Caldicott principles regarding data protection.

My NHS statistics demonstrate that I was the most effect High Intensity CBT practitioner in the Leicester City IAPT service for the 18 month duration (whilst working there). I can only guess that this is likely to be the same in Nottingham, where I currently work - at Greenfields Surgery. My patient success rate is high, with only two relapses in the past 18 months.

My service can offer both individual or couple sessions of either short or long-term therapy. I am also qualified and experienced in working with children and their families to help overcome a wide range of difficulties.

Costs vary from a minimum of £50 - £175 per session. Legal or medical reports are an additional cost.

Clients are expected to support their personal development in therapy by completing mutually agreed homework, this may include assessment forms / documents, reading recommended resources that I will provide, exposure and behavioural exercises (for social anxiety and panic attacks).

Training, qualifications & experience

Academic Qualifications

2000 – 2002 Goldsmiths College, University of London.
MSc Psychotherapy in Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy / CBT

1997 – 1998 University of Huddersfield.
PGCE(FE) in Special Educational Needs

1994 – 1997 University of Manchester.
BA (Hons.) History of Art and Psychology

1993 – 1994 Manchester Metropolitan University
Foundation Course in Art and Design

Employment History

June 2014 - Currently. Insight Nottingham / IAPT –Position: Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist with step 3 patients. Band 7. Part-time. Monday / Tuesday.

Sep 2014 - Currently. Teacher Active. Position: Special Educational Needs Qualified Teacher. Part-time. Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

Sep 2013 – Jan 2014 Birmingham NHS / IAPT – Birmingham Healthy Minds.
Position: Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist with step 3 patients. Band 6

Feb 2012 – Sep 2013  Leicester NHS / IAPT - Open Mind
Position: Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist with step 3 patients. Band 7

Jan 2008- Feb 2012 Asian Family Counselling Service. Charity Organisation. 
Position: Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist & Children’s Well-being Practitioner. Using solution focused family therapy and biblio-therapy with children aged 5 - 16. Working with families, children, adolescents, couples, parents and individuals.

2006 – 2008 Balfor Education Birmingham & Select Education Birmingham.
Position: Special Educational Needs Teacher.

(Break in employment due to having a child)

Sep 2002 – Oct 2004 The Pain Centre, Montreal General Hospital, Canada.
Position: Cognitive Behaviour Therapist in Pain-management department. Assessment of risks, level of depression and impact on functioning. Formulation of care plan with other health professionals. Supporting families / couples. Pain management techniques applied in treatment.

Sep 1999 – May 2002 Select Education, London.
Position: Special Educational Needs - supply teaching part-time whilst completing MSc.

Oct 2000 – May 2002 Bromley Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy, London.
Position: Student psychotherapist whilst on MSc course.

Sep 1999 – Sep 2000 Action for Employment. Lewisham, London.
Position: Teacher in ESOL and basic skills to adults, with the aim to aid in return-to-work coaching.

Sep 1998 – July 1999 Vocational Training College allied to Salford University.
Position: Teacher in ESOL and basic skills with adult of the BME community.


Costs vary from a minimum of £50 private paying client - £175 (paid by insurance company) per session.

Children Individual Therapy with follow-up discussion with parents = £50. (Duration: 1 hr 15mins)

Individual Adult CBT = £50. (Duration: 1 hr)

Couple Counselling = £75. (Duration: 1 hr 20 mins)

Family Therapy (one adult and one child / two adults and one child) = £75. (Duration 1 hr 20 mins)

Legal or medical reports are an additional cost = £30 - 60 depending on length and purpose).

Further information

Please call for an informal chat regarding costs and availability.

Maps & Directions

Birmingham, B30

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Urdu / Hindi


I am available for appointments on Wednesday evenings, Friday am / pm and evenings and Saturday mornings only.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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