Yasmin Sahebekhtiari MBACP Senior Accredited
Room 603 The Chandlery Westminster Bridge Road
23 Magdalen Street
Touch Base Counselling
I am a fully qualified, BACP registered and senior accredited, attachment-based integrative counsellor/psychotherapist and supervisor.
I have experience of working in the NHS and private sector, offering short and long term therapy to individuals in central London (Waterloo, SE1/ Lambeth North, Clapham Common, SW4 areas).
I work by looking at attachment styles, developmental stages, patterns of behaviour and facilitate inner child work, helping to connect past experiences to the present, whilst seeking to bring about desired changes.
Goals can be raising self-esteem and awareness, relieving depression, anxiety, panic attacks and traumatic stress, or improving relationships and looking at identity and/or inter-cultural issues, for example.
I provide a safe and confidential space for clients to identify their inner needs, recognise and validate their experiences and manage feelings and emotions.
Expectations and reasons for wanting to have counselling vary and I am more than happy to answer any questions you might have or to discuss your circumstances and needs. You can email or phone me and I will get back to you.
I am a member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy, and follow their code of ethics), which you can learn more about on their website: www.bacp.co.uk.
Training, qualifications & experience
Attachment Studies using the Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment and Adaptation (DMM)
Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Certificates in Counselling Skills and Studies
PGCE (FE) Basic Education
BA (Hons) Art & Archaeology of Asia and Africa / African Studies
I have experience of working in an inter-cultural therapy centre, a NHS sexual health clinic, a therapeutic community and with survivors of sexual and domestic violence.
I have also worked with young people with drug and alcohol issues and with HE university students.
Further specialist training is a vital part of my commitment to continuous professional development, as is having regular supervision and peer supervision.
Sessions also offered in German: Ich biete Psychotherapie und Supervision auch auf Deutsch an.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Attachment and loss (Dynamic Maturational Model of Attachment (DMM)
CARE-Index and Adult Attachment Interview (DMM))
Inter-cultural issues / multiple heritage
Somatization / medically unexplained physical symptoms
Session lengths is 50 minutes, the number of sessions will be agreed and can be short (6 or 12 weeks) or long term (open ended).
Fees are £50 per counselling session
(concessions for those on low income or counselling students may be available depending on time and location).
I am a provider for BUPA and Health Assured EAP.
Apart from English, I speak fluent German and conversational Italian.
I hold a current (less than two years old) DBS (former CRB), clear, certificate.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||German, (conversational Italian)|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I am a qualified clinical supervisor and use an integrative approach to supervision, based on Shohet and Hawkin's 7-eyed-model of supervision.View supervision profile