Zahida Abbas. Trauma Consultant, Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor
Anxiety,depression and oncology support are the main focus of my service. I am a Certified and Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My work is fully insured, DBS checked and supervised. I offer an integrated talking therapy service tailored to individual need. I am a qualified and experienced Psychotherapist/Counselor, Hypnotherapist and Alternative Therapies Practitioner. I also offer Clinical Supervision to staff and trainee therapists. I am a Bupa approved Employee Assistance Programme professional. I can offer Critical Incident Debrief support to employees of large organisations. I am also able to converse in Punjabi and urdu, so enabling access for the wider community.
I offer a FREE consultation for you to decide whether counselling is something you feel is right for you at this time.
I have a PG Cert in Clinical Supervision. I am a registered Suicide Prevention Trainer. I am able to offer other therapies to include Hypnosis and Oncology support for individuals and their affected family members. I have worked in Corporate, Clinical and volunatry services with young people as well as vulnerable adults presenting with a range of issues.. I am able to undertake short, medium and long-term work with private individuals and couples, as well as time-limited counselling for organisations/ agencies .
I have mentored/supervised trainee therapists on placement
I am an Integrative counsellor, ie I blend different methods of counseling according to your needs. Thus allowing me to use a range of therapeutic approaches to positively impact on the difficult and stressful issues discussed within my safe and confidential counselling room.
I focus on the promotion of health and well being of my client whilst my compassion, vision and relentless enthusiasm focuses on their emotional and spiritual journey through the counselling process, so providing a truly holistic experience
Online, email, skype and telephone counselling available. I work according to the individual client's needs. I offer on line therapy as I appreciate that for various reasons, face to face counseling is not an option for some clients.
Full disability access and facilities at my venue.
I work within BACP's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
2016 EMDR Therapist EMDR Centre UK
2016 Level 5 Leadership and Management
2012 PG Cert Clinical Supervision
2012 MA Counselling Studies
2004 Counselling Qualification:Salford Universit2016y
2006 BSc (Hons) Psychotherapeutic Interventions
2007 Dip Hypnopsychotherapy (NCHP - National College of Hypnosis and Psychotherapy)
Advanced Certificate in Hypnopsychotherapy (ABC)
NVQ 3 Holistic Therapies
PGCE Ed University of Bolton
2009 PG Cert Supervision in Counselling
City & Guilds 7307 and part 1 Cert Ed (equivalent to present 7407)
2012 MA Counselling Studies.
Registered Trainer Suicide Prevention (ASIST)
Oncology Support Trainomg 2015
Critical Incident Debreifing 2015
Short courses attended:-
Misuse of Substances
Using Creative Counselling techniques
Bereavement and loss
Mental health awareness
Working with young people
Working with sexual offenders
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Forced Marriage issues
Arranged Marriage issues
Job coaching/CV support
£60 per session for couples
£45 for individuals
£35 for over 60's
No charge for initial consultation.
On line counselling £35
Telephone counselling £35
Hypnotherapy - £55
Motivational Coaching £45
EMDR Therapy £65
Pain Management using EMDR £65
I offer EAP services to Organsiations/Employees
I offer Critical Incident Debriefing to support employees/organisations
I offer Oncology support counselling
My main therapeutic approach is Person Centred, but I have also had training in Trauma Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness.
However, in general, I look to the needs of my clients and work in the way that I believe will be most effective for them.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Urdu and Punjabi|
Evenings and week ends including some mornings and some afternoons.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|
Supervision & training
I provide counselling supervision to a number of colleges and universities on behalf of their Bsc and MSc students, as well as provide clinical supervision to front line staff.