Dr Reem Shafiq
Kingston Natural Health Centre (KNHC)
31 Old London Road
Kingston Upon Thames
The Awareness Centre (TAC)
41 Abbeville Road
0208 549 8000 (KNHC), 020 8673 4545 (TAC)
Dr Reem Shafiq is a qualified Chartered Counselling Psychologist (HCPC registered, BPS chartered). Reem is experienced in providing individual therapy for teenagers, college and university students and adults from diverse backgrounds and concerns, including depression, anxieties, phobia, OCD, low self-esteem, identity issues, bereavement and loss, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, communication and work related issues. Reem also specialises in psychological trauma following experiences of war and natural disaster, life threatening incidents, political and domestic violence and sexual assault in childhood and adulthood.
Reem works integratively, drawing on psychological knowledge and research and her skills and training in CBT, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Humanistic Therapies to support the unique needs of individuals and their aims for therapy. Reem seeks to understand each person’s unique experience, values and beliefs, and their cultural and social context, in order to gain a meaningful understanding of their individual difficulties and needs and what constitutes their resilience, health and wellbeing.
Understanding how challenging seeking psychological support can be, Reem is warm, encouraging, empathic, open and respectful, and works collaboratively, confidentially, ethically and with integrity to develop trust and a space in which clients can feel safe and free to explore difficult and painful experiences without fear of judgement and to gain psychological understanding and the skills and tools they need to feel empowered and begin to make meaningful change for themselves, improved health and wellbeing.
Training, qualifications & experience
Reem has an MSc in Psychology from the University of East London and a Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology from the University of Surrey.
In addition to her private clinic, Reem works as a practitioner in the NHS and volunteers with the British Red Cross and other charities to provide psychosocial support to refugees, survivors of torture and other human rights abuses, and to organisations and staff working in challenging environments and helping people in crisis in the UK and overseas. Reem also works as a Research Associate with the International Centre for Health and Human Rights.
Reem has 25 years of background professional experience in teaching, international management, cultural relations and development roles in the UK and overseas, working with a wide range of organisations and people from different cultures, faiths and social backgrounds. This has informed her understanding of the different pressures and contexts in which people live and influences her open and pluralistic approach and value for diversity.
Reem welcomes teenagers, students and adults of all backgrounds and concerns, including clients on low income or income support and refugees and asylum seekers. Reem is also happy to provide therapy for trainee practitioners.
If you would like to see more information you can visit my other website here: www.theawarenesscentre.com
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Trauma, Complex Trauma, War Trauma, Displacement, Working with Refugees and Survivors of torture, rape and other human rights abuses
Individual one-to-one therapy involves weekly 50-minute sessions (brief 8-12 sessions) (medium term 20 sessions) (longer term 40+sessions), charged at £60 per session.
Specialist trauma therapy (Trauma-Focused CBT or Narrative Exposure Therapy) involves 20 to 25 weekly sessions of 90 minutes per session, charged at £85 per session.
Reem is happy to provide therapeutic support at low cost to students and clients on low income or income support, charged at £30 per 50 minute weekly session.
An interpreter can be provided if English is not the preferred language at an additional fee.
Refugees and asylum seekers are offered therapeutic support without charge.
Dr Reem Shafiq is registered as a practitioner psychologist with the UK's Health & Care Professions Council, and is also a full chartered member of the British Psychological Society, which represents the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise. Reem abides by the HCPC and BPS high professional standards of conduct, performance and ethics set for psychologists practising in the UK.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||English & Arabic|
Please email to arrange a telephone consultation
Types of client