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Aldine Iqbal Registered Member MBACP (Accred)

Bracknell RG42 & Reading RG1
0781 490 8964 0781 490 8964 Registered / Accredited

About me

Hello, I am an experienced therapist and I offer you a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space, where you can feel heard, cared for, free to explore your experience of life and express your thoughts and feelings about any aspect of your life that matters to you.

I am aware that, at first, you might feel anxious, confused, vulnerable or sometimes ashamed about sharing personal aspects of your life with me and my aim is to be with you while you are navigating through this experience and help you deepen your understanding of yourself as we go along and begin to address the issues that have brought you to therapy.

Depending on the nature of the difficulties you are having and how long standing they are, this might mean having a quiet space to be heard and reflect on aspects of your life; trying to make sense of and process confusing or overwhelming experiences; it might also include noticing, understanding how you relate to yourself and others, identifying and challenging unhelpful patterns of behaviour, uncovering the reasons behind them and/or coming to terms with difficult or painful experiences, giving you access to a freer and more fulfilling way of living.

While most of the work takes place through talking, when appropriate I can also offer more creative ways of working (art, play, poetry, music…) as sometimes it is difficult to find words that express how we feel.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP accredited therapist (Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling) working with adults and teenagers . I have been counseling in the Thames Valley since 2006 through a number of local organisations, providing counselling/therapy to adults and young people (16+).

I currently run a private practice where I can offer individual face to face short-term and long-term therapy; being bilingual, I can provide therapy in French as well as in English. I also have an interest in facilitating therapeutic groups and in using art/play to encourage self-expression.

My experience has been with people from various backgrounds, who suffer from a wide range of difficulties such as anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, relationship issues, living with long term illness and/or mental health conditions, general dissatisfaction with life, work and cultural issues, expressing anger, adoption issues, transitioning into retirement, abortion, family conflicts, parenting, divorce, bullying, loneliness, learning difficulties, self-harm, fertility issues…

As an accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), I am bound by its ethical framework and professional standards. As a professional practice, my work is supervised by a clinical supervisor and I attend regular professional courses, workshops and group supervision to continually support and enhance my practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Adoption
Long term illness
General disatisfaction with life
Lack of purpose
Life crisis
Young people (from 16 years old)
Cultural issues
Parenting
Procrastination
Decision making
Ageing
Fear of death
Redundancy

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

My fees are £60.00 per session (50 min)

Payment can be made by cheque, cash or through online banking.

Further information

Latest CPD:

- Embodiement in the therapeutic relationship (2020)

- Perceiving enactements in the therapeutic relationship. (March 2019)

- Somatic Therapy: Interventions to enhance Embodiment in Trauma Treatment (December 2018)

- Art as Therapy: June 2018

- “Flowers within”: using art to facilitate self-expression (June 2018)

- Trauma therapy: working with fear and dissociation (June 2017)

- Art and mindfulness (May 2017)

- Principles of Trauma -focused therapy: working towards restoration and repair (April 2017)

- Developmental attunement, relational needs and the therapeutic presence (June 2016)

- Engaging traumatized clients who avoid attachment, closeness and painful feelings (April 2016)
- Managing endings in therapeutic relationships (March 2016)
- "The dark feminine" (September 2015)
- Facilitating therapeutic groups (May-July 2015)
- Working with adoption (April to May 2015)
- Body Psychotherapy and Dissociation (March 2015)
- Working with relational trauma/Dealing with disorganised attachment (February 2015)
- The link between rage and shame (February 2015)
- Group facilitation (February 2015)
- Giving voice (January2015)
- Bodypsychotherapy: Exploring creatively through the use of touch (December 2014)
- Running groups with young people (November 2014)
- Working with young people: Self esteem, Anger and Sexuality (Sept/Oct/November 2014)
- Anger, rage and relationships (November 2014)
- Talk on narcissism (September 2014)
- Experiential play therapy skills (August 2014)
- Working with internal protectors and saboteurs (July 2014)
- Play on anorexia (July 2014)
- Reflective Ethical Practitioner working with young people (May 2014)
- Working with groups (May 2014)
- Trauma/PTSD (March 2014)
-"Untold stories waiting to be created" (February 2014)
- Existential relationship therapy (December 2013)
- Psychodrama: exploring your true self (July 2013)
- Working with clients with learning difficulties (June 2013)
- The art of living with Emmy Van Deurzen, existential therapy (April 2013)
- Working with sandtrays in the therapy room (March 2013)
- Working with anger (February 2013)
- Working with disordered eating, food issues and body image (June 2012)
- Working with domestic violence (May 2012)
- "Healing the wounds: Exploring your inner child" (March 2012)
- Creative ways of working using art and play resources (February 2012)
- Working with cultural differences (June 2011)

Binfield
Bracknell
Berkshire
RG42

The Therapy Centre
6B Church Street
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 2SB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages French

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair access in Reading but not in Bracknell.

Availability

9.00am to 8.00pm Mondays to Fridays

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Aldine Iqbal Registered Member MBACP (Accred)

Aldine Iqbal Registered Member MBACP (Accred)