Golnar Bayat MBACP Senior Accredited Counsellor UKCP Reg. Psychotherapist

Golnar Bayat  MBACP Senior Accredited Counsellor UKCP Reg. Psychotherapist

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About me

Exploring your motivation to see a counsellor at this exact time will be the starting point of our work together. When you contact me you may feel disoriented, preoccupied or in great distress and you may wish to make sense of what is going on for you.

High levels of anxiety or stress may make it difficult for you to identify the exact source of your distress or stop you from making sense of what is unfolding around you. Counselling may offer you the space to sit back from the intensity of your experiences and make the choices that are available to you more apparent.

My role as a counsellor is to provide a safe space in which you can sit in the 'clearing' of your life and understand the whirlwind of your emotions, and get a clearer understanding of the choices that lie ahead.   

Once we meet we will discuss the possible direction of our work together on the basis of the particular conflict, strong emotion, or dilemma that has brought you to our session.Depending on your experience of sitting alongside me for the duration of our time together, and how effective my presence has been whilst listening to you, you can decide if you feel that the way I work, and the way I am alongside you is the way you would like to proceed.

Training, qualifications & experience

I began my initial counselling training at York St. John University in 1995 gaining a Graduate Diploma in Counselling in 1997. My interest in the possibilities of working across categories of difference took me to Regents College where I completed a Cross Cultural Certificate in Psychotherapy.

In 2002 I completed a one year supervision course at York St. John University and have since worked as a clinical supervisor for practitioners working in a variety of settings.

In 2009 I completed a Masters programme in Existential Psychotherapy at The New School for Psychotherapy and Counselling gaining an MA in Existential Psychotherapy.

I am a senior accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP (Snr.Accred.) and am bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and Complaints procedure.

I am also a UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) registered Existential Psychotherapist and a member of the Society for Existential Analysis (SEA).

In 2013 I completed an Existential Certificate in Supervision and Group work at the New School of Psychotheray and Counselling.

In April 2014 I was accredited as a supervisor by the BACP.

I have twenty one years experience of offering counselling to clients in a variety of settings.
I have fourteen years experience of working as a superviosr and am a BACP accredited suprvisor (MBACP Snr.Accred.)

I work also as an independent trainer and facilitate Cross Cultural (Working with Difference) workshops for both Counsellors and staff in a variety of institutions.

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

Identity issues, transitions, cultural dislocation

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  • one to one


Individual therapy costs £55 per session payable either electronically or in cash /cheque at the end of each session. I will provide you with a receipt.

I have a 48 hour notice period for cancellation.

Further information


You can email me at gbayat2@gmail.com

Or telephone me on 07722134674 to arrange an initial appointment. Should you be unable to reach me you can leave your contact details on my voicemail and I will get back to you.

You can also get in touch by email. We can then briefly discuss what your hopes and expectations are and if you so wish we can arrange to meet for a first session.

The first session will give us a chance to see how it feels to work alongside each other and how to proceed. Once we have agreed to work together we can decide the number of sessions and the pattern of reviews to make sure our meeting continue to meet your needs.

Where I work

I work from Acomb in York.

Maps & Directions

York, YO26

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

Supervision is a confidential and remarkable process that enhances the practitioner's professional awareness and enables them to work in a more open and reflective manner.

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