Olive Tree Counselling
16a London Road
My name is Samina Latif. I am a fully qualified counsellor registered with the BACP(British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). My membership with them means you can be assured of my professionalism and ethics. I also hold a current enhanced CRB check to work with children and young people.
I combine Humanistic, CBT and Psychodynamic Counselling which means each session with me are personalised and tailored to your needs.
I run my own private counselling practice called Olive Tree Counselling, where I will provide you with a non judgemental and safe place to be able to resolve conflicts and gain control of your life.
What Is Counselling - Is It Right For You
At times in our lives negative or difficult experiences can hit us all at once. Suddenly all the mechanisms that had helped you to cope before can become inadequate. This is where working things through with a counsellor can really help to find a way forward, help to restore balance and be a healing process.
Counselling is a process of looking at, and exploring your world. It allows you to have a place that is safe to express emotions and feelings that have been held back and work through them, rather than allow them to build up and become overwhelming or lead to debilitating levels of stress.
What To Expect
Using my experience and knowledge I aim to help you gain control of your life. Together we can explore what has brought you to therapy, learn how experiences and behaviours have shaped the decisions that you make today, develop an insightful and personal way to change and finally build and maintain resilience for life.
Through empathy and respect I would like to give you the space to be yourself and be happy.
As well as English I can also offer sessions in Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate in Counselling Young People
- Certificate in Counselling Studies
My theoretical training began in humanistic counselling with a shift towards psychodynamic counselling with elements of CBT. For the last seven years I have been undertaking ongoing training and helping people with anxiety, stress, eating disorders, anger, depression, low self esteem, bereavement, loss, trauma, suicidal thoughts, mental abuse, sexual abuse, OCD and self harm.
Further experience includes working with young people through HYCS.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work related stress
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Sessions are £50
You can contact me using the details at the top of my profile. If I am unavailable then please leave a message and I will get back to you within the hour to arrange a time for us to talk.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi|
Monday to Friday with sessions available on the weekends.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|