I believe that we all deserve peace of mind and happiness. These goals may be elusive but they can be reached.
Sometimes, no matter how hard we work at our careers and at fostering relationships, contentment continues to evade us. My aim in counselling is to help you explore such issues and find a more satisfying life.
I sometimes use the following analogy when explaining the need for therapy or counselling. When we are faced with stress and difficult emotional issues, we tend to avoid thinking about them. These issues are put into what I call our emotional cupboard. This cupboard eventually becomes full, and the issues come tumbling out, demanding to be confronted. Using the skills I have acquired over 26 years, I can help to understand and resolve your problems.
I can meet you in my comfortable consulting room in Bayswater, which is very near Notting Hill Gate. The nearest tube stations are Bayswater and Queensway. Notting Hill Gate station is just a few minutes further away. If you live some distance from central London, perhaps even overseas, we can work on Skype or FaceTime.
I speak both English and Arabic. I spent my childhood in the Middle East, so I understand the cultural issues of that region.
You can call me on 07908 634520. If I am not available, please leave a message and I will return your call promptly.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a chartered counselling psychologist, a member of the British Psychological Society and the Health Professional Council. I have masters and post-masters qualifications in counselling, and I have been involved in university research into the prevention of addiction. I have been practicing since 1994.
Over more than 26 years, I have worked with individuals facing relationship problems, bereavement, anger management problems, addiction, anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, post traumatic stress, adjustment to living with physical illness, work-life balance issues and multi-cultural problems.
My services are used by private clients and major corporate healthcare providers. I work with Aviva, PRU Health, CIGNA and Bupa International.
I provide short- and long-term therapy, drawing on psychodynamic theory and acceptance commitment theory. Please call or email me if you have any questions.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£120 per session
Please contact me regarding:
- Corporate rates
- Professional supervision
- Counselling for trainee psychologists
Insurance companies that work with me: Aviva, PRU Health, CIGNA and Bupa International