Adil Qureshi - Online: Individual, Relationship, Psychosexual & LGBT Counsellor
Who is Adil?
I am a Registered Member with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and a Student Member with Collage of Sexual and Relationship Therapy (COSRT) and a Professional Member with Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO).
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor, experienced in delivering face to face and online counselling, and more recently specialising in Psychosexual and Couples Counselling and Psychotherapy.
The type of therapy I practice is Integrative which at the Core of my approach is based upon Carl Rogers's Person Centred Approach which 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 are ready to go.’ As part of my approach to counselling I work with you to find your own way to your true self.
I do also 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 in allowing you to fully understand what is going on for you and support you to achieve any behavioural changes you may want or need in getting 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.
Why choose Adil?
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 managing a Counselling Service for people living with HIV and/or at risk of poor sexual health around their additional concerns.
My main areas of practice and experience 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
- Coming to terms with HIV and STI diagnosis
- Understanding self
- Effects of racism
- Abuse and trauma
- Dealing with substance misuse
- Sexual dysfunctions
- Work stress
Like Face to Face Counselling, Online counselling provides an opportunity to explore a personal difficulty in a confidential and supportive environment. This may include expressing feelings that are painful, and which many of us experience at certain times in our live. When this happens, it can be difficult to stay positive and cope with everyday life.
Online counselling gives you the opportunity to access counselling support at a time and in a place which is convenient to you. Online counselling can provide support for a broad range of personal difficulties.
The online therapy that I offer are:
- Email counselling
- Instant messaging therapy (using the software Zoom)
- Webcam/video-calling therapy (using the software Zoom)
- Telephone counselling (either on the phone or though the software Zoom).
Training, qualifications & experience
- Advanced Diploma in Psychosexual & Relationship Psychotherapy (Pending)
- Diploma in Online Counselling
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative Pathway)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- Introduction to Counselling
- BSc (Hons) Psychology
Continuing Professional Development
- HIV and AIDs Awareness
- Introduction to Sexual Health
- Information Governance and GDPR
- Motivational Interviewing
- Group Facilitation
- Working with Male Victims of Domestic Abuse
- Introduction to Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Understanding Chemsex and Addiction for Counsellors
- Engaging with perpetrators of domestic abuse
- Sex Workers Awareness
- Gypsies and travellers awareness
- Hidden Harm
- Human Trafficking Awareness
- Enhanced Drugs Awareness
- Understanding street gangs
- Learning Disability Awareness
- Autism Awareness
- Mental Health First Standard
- An Introduction to Substance Misuse & Harm Reduction
- Smoking Cessation
- Level 3 Safeguarding Children
- Level 2 Safeguarding Adults
- Prevent Awareness
- Safeguarding Adults Under the Care Act
- Domestic Abuse Awareness
- Level 2 How to do counselling online: a coronavirus primer
- Safeguarding and managing risk through digital media
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Providing LGBT Affirmative Therapy
My fees are £40 per session.
I have a limited number of concessionary places available to clients on a low income. Please contact me for more information.
- 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.
Concessions offered for
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.
Emails and calls are checked at least once every 24 hours and I aim to respond in less than 48 hours.