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About me

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 .

Member organisations


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

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology


£ 30

with corona virus situation Fees can be negotiated.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed


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.

Further information

I can speak Urdu and Punjabi  fluently.

South Yorkshire

Key details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages English, Urdu, Punjabi
Wheelchair user access

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.

I have a private room for counselling sessions, offering disabled access. There is parking space available in my drive way.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Abida Batool Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Abida Batool Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling