Z. Huma Khan Registered Member MBACP
Life is full of its ups and downs, and during the difficult times it may feel, for some, that there is no one to turn to. However this does not need to be the case, as one can get support and understanding through counselling.
People may seek counselling for different reasons. You may approach counselling if you are finding it hard to cope with the pressures of work or family life. It could be that you have lost a loved one, or you are having relationship difficulties.
Counselling provides a safe confidential space in which your thoughts and feelings can be voiced, heard and explored with another, without the fear of being judged or being offered advice. It allows you the space to make sense of your own situation. Talking about your thoughts, feelings and worries can help clarify the issue(s) troubling you. This is all part of the process of counselling which can help you feel less burdened and isolated and more supported and accepted.
I am a psychotherapeutic counsellor, who practices an Integrative Approach. I believe in utilising the valuable contributions made by various schools of counselling rather than being limited by one approach. This means I can offer a flexible and caring approach to each individual and their unique needs.
In addition to my private practice, I have experience working for the NHS and for charitable organisations. I have gained specialised experience in working with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Complex Trauma. This work has provided me with a valuable opportunity to work with Refugees and understand other cultures, particularly, how one needs to be sensitive to others beliefs, ethnicity and culture when working therapeutically. I also have extensive experience with working with survivors of Domestic and Honour based Violence.
I have also gained a wealth of experience working as an Interpreter. Having worked extensively within the legal system I have experienced, first-hand, how challenging and anxiety-provoking it can be for clients to go through court proceedings such as Family dispute, Criminal or Immigration. I also have insight as to how Social Services proceedings take place and how stressful it can be for all the parties involved. I feel this has not only helped me to be more understanding, warm and approachable, but also enables those in distress, to reach out to me with confidence.
I offer open-ended counselling as well as short-term and focused therapy. I am fluent in Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi in addition to English and able to offer sessions to those who feel more comfortable in communicating in their mother tongue.
Training, qualifications & experience
Integrative Counselling BSC Hons
Further training including
Trauma and the Body; Somatisation and Dissociation.
Sexual Abuse in childhood.
Compulsive use of Internet Pornography.
Understanding Forced Marriages and Honour Based Violence.
Understanding Eating Disorders.
Understanding the links between Rage and Shame.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Family from £75
Limited amount of low cost sessions available.
Ealing Broadway station is a 12 min walk away with great links from central London.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Urdu Punjabi and Hindi|
I am available for evening sessions between Monday-Thursday from 5.30pm.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|