Abida Batool Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
It is difficult to understand the unsettling times we are all faced with today, and more so with living through the pandemic. At best of times it is difficult to find meaning and purpose to what we are going through. Nobody needs to suffer in silence and face problems on their own. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental, sensitive, and empathetic and safe environment to my clients by helping them work through, understand and explore any issues. I aim to help my clients find the best way forward for them to resolve any issues they are facing .
My name is Abida and I am a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor registered with BACP. I have experience of working with clients of varied age ,gender and ethnic origin. I have worked with clients dealing with a range of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, domestic violence, bereavement, relationship issues, anger issues, sexual abuse, low self- esteem, PTSD, DID.
I believe looking after your mental health is as important as your physical health. I offer a cultured informed counselling service to my clients, taking a holistic view in our sessions, where we can discuss and explore any aspects of my client's health and well-being. Besides English I can provide counselling sessions in Urdu and Punjabi.
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
M.A Urdu Language and Literature.
Certificate in Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.
Level 2 certificate in understanding Autism
Level 2 certificate understanding and working with domestic violence.
Level 2 certificate in understanding and working with CBT
Trained to work with Trauma, sexual abuse and ,PTSD
Certificate in understanding honour killing, forced marriage and FGM.
Level 2 in understanding anxiety and depression with CBT module.
Certificate in working online .
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I can work with people of varied age,gender and ethnic origin. I can offer therapy in Urdu and Punjabi as well as in English.
with corona virus situation Fees can be negotiated.
Concessions offered for
You can call me, send a text or email to book a session
People who have experienced grief or loss due to Covid 19 can call or book a session any time.
I can speak Urdu and Punjabi fluently.