My name is Aisha Ahmed. I am a counsellor specialising in working with children and young people from the ages of 4 to 25. My role is to provide support to individuals and enable them to be able to express themselves freely. I am committed to ensuring children and young people are in a safe and comfortable environment and are respected and listened to during therapy.
I use an integrative approach to counselling whereby the therapeutic approach differs depending on the client’s needs. One of the main aspects of ensuring clients are able to express themselves freely is the therapeutic relationship between myself and the client. Therefore, I will do my best to ensure a safe place where myself and the client are able to work together. I will ensure sessions are catered to the needs, goals and ages of individual clients whilst providing a non-judgmental space where the client can be independent.
If the client is aged between 5 and 15, one form of parental consent is needed before therapy can begin. If the client is over the age of 16, no parental consent is required.
My practice is based in Coventry however, as I am currently working virtually, I can offer counselling from anywhere in the UK.
If you have any queries, please feel free to contact me by email or call 07507 723510.
Training, qualifications & experience
I studied at the University of Northampton completing a MSc in Counselling Children and Young People in 2020, graduating with a Merit grade. I completed an undergraduate course in BSc Counselling Psychology and graduated with a 2:1 in 2015.
Throughout completing my courses I engaged in working with children and young people on a 1:1 basis. The voluntary counselling work took place in both primary, secondary schools and various charities.
I have previously worked in a primary school through the charity Place2be engaging with children aged between 5 and 11. I have worked in several secondary schools with young people between the ages of 11 and 18. Working with various charities, such as Relate, has allowed myself to extend and progress the ages of the young people I work with.
It has provided a different knowledge aspect whereby various skill-based counselling aspects have been able to adjust according to clients.
Completing this experience enabled myself to practice alongside all the theoretical knowledge of my courses. Working with young people from a variety of ages has enabled myself to raise an awareness of mental health aspects and the differing ways in which this can present. This has been done through supporting and providing sessions, mental health awareness days, school assemblies, group work and several other aspects.
I have worked with children and young people on a regular basis even before beginning my counselling training. This has been through a variety of settings including volunteering at Coventry and Warwickshire Mind partaking in group sessions of secondary school aged individuals suffering with anxiety, self-esteem, suicidal ideations and much more.
With the charity I also partook in visiting schools supporting young people experiencing issues with anger, self-harm and bereavement. These sessions were delivered within a set timeframe. I participated in sessions delivered with individuals suffering with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and down’s syndrome spending time and understanding their thoughts, feelings and providing support where needed.
At present, I am volunteering with The Mix charity providing counselling to young people and adults up until the ages of 25. I also have my own private practice working with individuals needing support on various issues.
I partake in regular supervision and have indemnity insurance. I ensure my knowledge is kept up to date with regular training including Safeguarding, Prevent and Child Protection certificates which continue to be updated on a frequent basis.
Furthermore, I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). The BACP Ethical Framework of Counselling Professions is followed ensuring confidentiality, respect, autonomy and other aspects are provided for the client to ensure the procedures are followed. My BACP registration membership number is 383609.
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.
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
- Free 30 minute initial online or telephone session.
- From £25.00 to £30.00 per session.
If you would like to book an appointment or ask any questions please contact me on 07507 723510 or alternatively via my email.