I believe profoundly that we all deserve peace of mind and happiness, and that these goals can 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 this analogy when explaining the need for therapy, or counselling. When we are faced with stress and difficult emotional issues, we all 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 and perfected over 18 years as a qualified counselling therapist, I can help to understand and resolve your problems.
I can meet you in my comfortable consulting room in Bayswater and very near Notting Hill Gate (just a few minutes from Bayswater and Queensway tube stations and a slightly longer walk from Notting Hill Gate station). If you live some distance from central London - perhaps even overseas - we can work on Skype.
I speak both English and Arabic. Most of my clients are English speaking and come from a British cultural background, but I have worked very successfully with clients from the Middle East. Having spent many of my younger years in that part of the world, I understand Middle Eastern cultural issues, and this can be very helpful.
For further information about me and the therapeutic methods I use, please go to my website: www.blueskytherapy.org
You can call me on 07908 634 520. 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 18 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.
I also have extensive experience working with couples who are addressing difficulties in their relationships.
My services are used by both private clients and major corporate healthcare providers. I work with Aviva, PRU Health, CIGNA and Bupa International.
I provide short and long term therapy, and work interogatively, using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic theory. Please visit my website or call me to discuss your needs.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
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Individuals: £70 per 50-minute meeting.
Couples: £80 per 50-minute meeting.
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
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday to Thursday each week, from 10.00 AM to 8.30 PM
Types of client