Rafia Yousuf BA MSc, MBACP (Accred)

Rafia Yousuf BA MSc, MBACP (Accred)


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About me

Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem, however there are hundreds of thousands of people who are still suffering in silence, going unnoticed or do not know where to turn. Are you one of them?

When life feels challenging, stressful and hard to cope with, and it seems that talking with friends/family isn't getting you anywhere or maybe even making things worse, then counselling and psychotherapy may be of help.

Counselling/therapy offers a safe therapeutic space and relationship in which you can explore thoughts, feelings and life in a different way. It can empower you to find your own sources of insight, and thus further your self-knowledge and understanding. It is a safe and confidential process that can offer support, encouragement and no judgements.

I have been practicing as a counsellor/therapist for over seven years, and welcome any queries you may have. If you are interested in working together and thinking about giving counselling a go, or even if you are still in two minds, feel free to contact me and arrange an initial meeting.

All sessions will be confidential as far as the BACP ethical guidelines allow.

Please click on the link for my website for more information. www.rafiapsychotherapy.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience


BA in Psychology & Criminology

MSc in Counselling & Psychotherapy

OCNLR Level 3 Certificate in 'Children Matter: Training for Professionals Working with Children and Young People'

Diploma in Parent-Child Therapy

Diploma in Infant Observation

Currently studying: Doctorate in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy at the Tavistock & Portman clinic and NHS Medway

Additional Training:

Specialised training in 'Working with women who have been affected by domestic violence'

Specialised training in 'Giving therapeutic and emotional support to children in schools'.


Accredited Member of The British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP): 614990

Member of The Universities Psychotherapy and Counselling Association (UPCA): 1264, an Institutional member of United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Member of the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the NHS (APP).

Member of the Southern Association for Psychotherapy and Counselling (SAFPAC).

Work Experience:

  • Place2Be - offering therapeutic and emotional support to children through creative play.
  • Connexions - offering counselling to youths from the ages of 12-23.
  • Woman’s Trust - working therapeutically with women who have been affected by domestic violence.
  • Wandsworth Prison - working with male prisoners.
  • NHS psychotherapy clinic - offering long-term therapy to outpatients.
  • Applied Behavioural Analyst (ABA therapist) with children on the autism spectrum.
  • Managing a thriving Private Practice.
  • Sessional Counsellor providing therapeutic and emotional support by using play and art to emotionally support children in primary school and secondary schools.
  • Therapeutically supporting Parent-Child dyads with relationship difficulties.
  • Bereavement Support Counsellor for a registered charity: Children of Jannah.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer play and art therapy for children, youths and young adults.

I offer therapy sessions for parent-child dyads who have relationship difficulties.


Please contact me for information regarding fees.

Cash, cheques and bank transfers are accepted.

Further information

For more information please visit my website www.rafiapsychotherapy.co.uk

Maps & Directions

Leytonstone, E11

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


Contact for Availability.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults