Tiffany Muharrem, Bsc (Hons) Reg. MBACP
52 Old London Rd
Kingston Upon Thames
07948 2626 77
I am a professionally qualified counsellor and psychotherapist with experience in working with a range of presenting issues including depression and anxiety, panic attacks, anger issues, social anxiety, feeling sad, low self-esteem, relationship problems, overeating and food addiction. I work with adults, couples and teenagers and I am a registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy).
Sometimes it can be difficult to express ‘real’ emotions as we can often feel guilt or shame - we may even fear disapproval from others. Everybody experiences negative emotions like anger, guilt, jealously or depression and there is nothing ‘bad’ about these feelings, in themselves. They are just your response to certain situations. My aim as a counsellor is to help you explore these emotions in a safe and nurturing environment, without the fear of judgement or criticism.
I am trained as an integrative counsellor which can be seen as one of the most effective forms of counselling. It combines a variety of approaches to suit your individual needs including psychoanalysis, person-centred and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). My aim in working with you is to provide a warm and non-judgmental space where you can freely express and explore your thoughts and feelings, helping you to improve your awareness of yourself. I also like to work creatively, using methods to help clients communicate when words have become too difficult.
My experience includes working for the NHS in a GP surgery counselling clients with a range of presenting issues including depression and anxiety, anger issues, relationship problems, affairs and betrayals and drug/alcohol addictions. I've also worked as a school counsellor in secondary schools across London counselling teenagers struggling to cope with bullying, exam stress, self-harm, sexuality, friendship issues, identity issues and those on the autistic spectrum. I've worked as a volunteer counsellor at Sutton Counselling Service, Kids Company, The Awareness Centre and as a befriender for Crisis at Christmas. I receive ongoing supervision and am committed to my own professional development.
I am always happy to have a brief chat over the phone to discuss your needs and any questions you might have. Please call me on 07948 2626 77 to book an appointment or send me an email. I have daytime and evening appointments available.
Training, qualifications & experience
Bsc (Hons) Integrative Counselling from Roehampton University.
Registered member of The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).
Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills from Kingston College.
BA (Hons) Creative Writing from St Mary's University College.
NHS Clinical Development Training.
Bereavement Counselling from Cruse.
Diploma in Mindfulness
Certificate in Spiritual Healing from The Healing Trust.
Understanding and Managing Anxiety in Children and Young People
Certificate in Autism: play, friendship and social relations.
Understanding and Managing Self-harm.
Adapting Therapy for people on the Autistic Spectrum
Working with obesity - looking at food addiction/binge eating disorder.
Certificate in Telephone Counselling Skills.
Child Protection Certificate
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Couples counselling is a form of therapy that looks to improve communication and resolve issues within an intimate relationship. When we have been in a relationship or marriage for a long time it can be easy to fall into a trap of not listening to the other person or not communicating our needs clearly. My role as a counsellor is to facilitate change and resolution by helping you both communicate more effectively and negotiate and resolve conflicts where possible.
Telephone counselling can be offered as an additional avenue of support between face to face counselling sessions or may focus solely on conducting the counselling over the phone. It offers the same level of support and confidentiality as that of meeting face to face with a counsellor but means that you are able to receive support from the comfort of your own home.
I also hold a certificate in spiritual healing which serves to support personal growth and looks at working with stress management through breath work, creative visualisations, meditation, positive thought and colour therapy. I run a weekly mindfulness group which can help to relieve stress, lower blood pressure, reduce chronic pain and improve sleep.
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- £50 for Individual Counselling
- £80 for Couples Counselling
I believe counselling should be accessible to everyone and therefore I offer low cost spaces for students and for clients on a low income. Please just ask.
Counselling is most effective once a week but can be twice a week if you feel you need the extra support.
I aim to answer all calls and emailed messages within 24 hours. Please let me know which location you would like an appointment, Surbiton or Kingston.
I am based in Surbiton where there is free parking on surrounding roads.
My practice in Kingston is at Asana Health, Old London Road (dark blue door next to Cafe Jax) and there is free parking in Asda supermarket on London Road (Max 2 Hour Stay). It is a 5 minutes walk from Kingston-Upon-Thames train station and directly opposite Cattlemarket bus station.
If you would like to find out more about what I do at Asana Health please visit their website http://www.asanahealth.co.uk/
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Available weekdays and evenings.
Types of client