Abeda Aswat - Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist (MBACP)
Hi, thank you for visiting my profile. As a mental health practitioner, I work with individuals on a variety of issues, recognising the needs of each client and tailoring therapy in order for my clients to reach a better place in their life. I offer a safe, confidential and respectful environment to help you explore the change you want. Seeking counselling can be a scary thought, and it takes courage to make the first step. With my support, you can make those steps and build on your confidence and self-worth. My practice is working with adults and young people on a variety of issues such as low moods, stress, anxiety management, loss, self-esteem and confidence building. I have worked in a variety of settings, including charities, further education and the NHS.
Currently, I am working for a private healthcare company offering counselling on an Employee Assistance Programme and a mental health social enterprise company offering counselling to young people, refugees/asylum seekers and clients with children in care. My area of expertise is with survivors and families of sexual abuse, self-harming, suicidal thoughts, trauma including childhood trauma, attachment issues and disorders, bereavement and clinical health issues.
My modality is working as a humanistic practitioner, working at relational depth to create an authentic therapeutic relationship, enabling you to have a deeper understanding of your issues. My practice is also integrative, drawing on ranges of approaches and theories to enable us to work together more effectively, thereby ensuring your individual needs are being met.
Before you commit to the process of counselling, it is important you feel comfortable and safe, therefore I offer a FREE initial consultation so we can discuss your expectations. Call me on 07928 663781 or email email@example.com to arrange. We can establish if I am the right therapist for you and what you are hoping to achieve. You have a choice of how we will work, maybe short term, focussing on a solution or you may want to explore your feeling at a deeper level which can involve counselling for a length of time.
I offer day and evening counselling appointments, including weekends. This can be face to face, telephone or remotely online.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to the Code of Ethics of the organisation. I also comply with the requirement for continuing my professional development which I find invaluable in developing my practice. I regularly attend training workshops and events to ensure I am developing my knowledge and skills as a practitioner.
PG Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling (BACP Accredited), Leeds Beckett University - Sept 2020
Introductory Transactional Analysis 101 Counselling Course, Leeds Beckett University - Nov 2019
PG Cert in Interpersonal & Counselling Skills, Leeds Beckett University - July 2018
Level 2 in Introduction to Counselling, Swarthmore Education Centre – April 2017
BA (Hons) in Child & Family Studies, University of Leeds - July 2016
Foundation Degree in Family Support, University of Leeds – July 2014
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
A FREE initial consultation offered.
£50 - £55 per session, £40 per session online or telephone.
Concessions offered for
I offer a free no-obligation consultation by telephone. Please call 07928 663781 or email firstname.lastname@example.org