Ms Fargana (Fira) Karimova
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist with a wide range of experience covering the areas of general mental health, addiction and intercultural therapy. I have extensive clinical experience working with people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds presenting with a variety of difficulties, including diagnosed mental health conditions, depression and anxiety; low self esteem; relationship issues and divorce; addiction and difficulty in copying with life's stresses.
In addition to my more recent M.A. qualification in Psychotherapy and Counselling, I hold international postgraduate degrees in Psychology, Counselling and Education.
Currently I work for the CHARTER Harley Street addiction clinic, and as a Psychotherapist at the Munro Center, Guy's Hospital. I also run a separate private practice in Harley street offering one to one and group sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Regent's University London. MA (Merit) in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Institute of Group Analysis, London. Foundation Certificate in Group Analysis
Lomonosov State University, Moscow, Russia. Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology
Institute of Psychology - Genesis, Moscow, Russia. Certificate in Counselling Psychology
State Institute of Languages, Baku, Azerbaijan. BA (Hons)
Additional specialist training:
Pia Mellody's Post Induction Therapy (trauma reduction work) for working with codependency, love addiction and shame based issues.
Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT) by Prof A. Bateman and Prof P. Fonagy - a form of psychodynamic therapy for individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorders.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Pregnancy and birth
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How I work
The psychotherapeutic process is a very personal journey. If you decide to contact me, you will be offered an initial session which will normally take about 90 minutes. This first appointment is principally an information gathering session. I will ask you a variety of questions to gain a better understanding of you and the issues you are currently grappling with, and they way you think and function in the world. It is also aimed at helping you understand how I work and to see whether we are well suited to work together.
If we then agree to begin work together, we will jointly identify those most pressing areas to address; consider the most suitable psychotherapeutic intervention and its duration (short-term, long-term or open-ended). We will also agree on the arrangements for subsequent sessions including location and fees.
The subsequent sessions are normally fifty minutes long and held weekly, unless more frequent work is required; at the same time and location. The location will generally be Harley Street.
Any therapeutic contact is an emotional process and at times is bound to cause an array of feelings from feeling anxious and insecure to relieved and hopeful. However, in therapy with me you will always be treated with the utmost respect and dignity in an atmosphere of care and confidentiality.
For an initial consultation, terms and fees, please contact me by phone or email.
I am a registered member of the BACP (Reg. MBACP) and abide by its Code of Ethics.
I am fluent in Russian, Azerbaijani, English and Turkish languages.
I am in regular clinical supervision and ongoing professional training.
I am registered with WPA, a leading UK health insurer, as an authorized health care provider.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Russian, Azerbaijani, Turkish|
Wednesday and Thursday mornings
Types of client