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Psychosexual, Relationship, Individual & LGBT+ Counsellor

About me

Hi, my name is Adil, welcome to my profile. I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychosexual & Relationship Psychotherapist experienced in delivering face to face and online counselling. 

The type of therapy I practice is Integrative, which at the Core of my approach is based upon Carl Rogers's Person Centred Approach; this puts you at the centre of the work because I believe you have your own answers and my job is to support you towards self-discovery. This is reflected within a phrase that I use in my practice which goes...

"There is only one expert in the room, and that is you."

What I bring is my experience, my skills and my competency. We go at your pace and as deep as you're ready to go.’ As part of my approach to counselling I work with you to find your own way to your true self.

I believe that other techniques and interventions from other modalities are needed within the therapeutic process, to deal with what is live in the room at any given moment within our relationship, allowing you to fully understand what is going on for you, supporting you to achieve any behavioural changes you may want or need to get closer to your true self.

I use a range of different techniques and interventions from Behavioural Therapies, Humanistic Approaches and Psychodynamic Therapy in allowing you to explore your range of emotions surrounding your important life events, keen memories, relationships, worst and best moments and who you believe you are as a person.

So, why choose me?

I have worked in the public health sector for the past 8 years working previously in frontline roles with a focus on: mental health, HIV and sexual health, LGBT, substance misuse, domestic violence, people with learning disabilities and homeless. Currently, I am overseeing the running of a Talking Therapy Department for a Charity in London.  

My main areas of practice and experience with individuals and couples are:

  • Coping with Anxiety and/or Depression
  • Coping with Crisis
  • Coming to terms with sexuality and/or gender identity
  • Coming Out
  • Being ostracised from family and friends
  • Issues with romantic and platonic relationships
  • Affairs and betrayals
  • Jealousy and Trust Issues
  • Managing Open Relationships
  • Communication difficult
  • Coming to terms with HIV and STI diagnosis
  • Gender dysphoria, embodiment and disassociation
  • Understanding self
  • Effects of racism
  • Abuse and trauma
  • Sexual Violence and Unprocessed Sexual Abuse
  • Dealing with substance misuse
  • Sexual issues effecting men, women, trans and non-binary folk
  • Mismatch sex drives in relationships
  • Sexual Pain
  • Fertility Issues
  • Kink/BDSM
  • ChemSex
  • Compulsive Sexual Behaviour
  • Bereavement
  • Work stress

Getting started

I am happy to have a short conversation on the phone before we meet to see if you feel that you would like to work with me, so please do get in touch. Emails and calls are checked at least once every 24 hours and I aim to respond in less than 48 hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Member with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a Registered Member with Collage of Sexual and Relationship Therapy (COSRT) and a Professional Member with Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO).

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosexual & Relationship Psychotherapy 
  • Diploma in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Diploma in Online Counselling
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative Pathway)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Introduction to Counselling
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

COSRT

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)

COSRT is the UK’s leading membership organisation for therapists specialising in sexual and relationship issues.

All members must abide by their Code of Ethics and the performance of accredited members is regularly monitored.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Providing LGBT Affirmative Therapy

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Fees

From £90.00 to £120.00

Additional information

My fees are: £90 per individual session and £120 per couples session.

Session Types:

  • In-person session typically lasts 50 minutes.
  • Voice only/Webcam session typically lasts 50 minutes.
  • Instant Messing, synchronous (real time) written exchanges last 60 minutes.
  • Email therapy, I will spend 60 minutes responding to emails in asynchronous (delayed) communication.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Session Times: 

  • In-person and online sessions on Monday and Tuesday evenings.
  • Only online sessions on Wednesday evenings.

Further information

In-person sessions are held at:

Borough House, 78 - 80 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1LL

Currently I am only offering in-person sessions on Monday and Tuesday evenings. The consulting room is accessible via stairs or use of the lift from the ground floor to the third/fourth floor of the building.

The building is less than a 5 minutes’ walk from London Bridge Station, London Bridge Underground Station and Borough Underground Station where you can access trains from Southeastern, Thames Link, Northern Line, Jubilee Line and Hammersmith & City Line.

The closest Bus stop from the building is Union Street Bus Stop. Buses: 133, 21, 344, 35 and C10 stop here which is less than a 5 minutes’ walk from the building.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Online platforms

Zoom