Zahida Abbas. Trauma Consultant, Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor

Zahida Abbas. Trauma Consultant, Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor

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About me

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:-

Motiviational Coaching
Deaf awareness
Misuse of Substances
Domestic violence
Using Creative Counselling techniques
Bereavement and loss
Anger management
Mental health awareness
Working with young people
Diversity Awareness
Self harm
Working with sexual offenders

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Forced Marriage issues
Arranged Marriage issues
Form filling
Benefit support
Job coaching/CV support
Appeals 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

Further information

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

Rochdale, OL11

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: Urdu and Punjabi


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes

toilet available on site


Evenings and week ends including some mornings and some afternoons.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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.

Online supervision:Yes
Telephone supervision:Yes
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