About me

Hi, I’m Aisha! Before I tell you a bit about me, I would just like to acknowledge the important step you have taken to find a counsellor. I’m aware it can be an anxious and daunting experience, that’s why it’s important to find the right counsellor for you. You may be going through a difficult time in your relationship, work life or struggling to explore your emotions; it’s important to explore what is going on for you.

In order for us to grow, it’s important for us to express our emotions. And to feel validated for our emotions. Whether that’s to cry, laugh, scream or just sit in silence. As therapists it’s our role to hold your emotions, no matter what they are and to encourage your growth and watch you blossom.

As a person-centred counsellor, it would be my responsibility to offer a safe space where you will receive empathy, congruence and no judgement. This will be a space to explore your feelings, experiences and whatever is going on for you. 

I truly believe in person-centred therapy as a tool to aid clients in believing in their true selves. Rogers argued that a person’s ‘true’ or ‘organismic’ self contains a person’s desire to self actualise. Introjects are beliefs, values and experiences that are taken from significant others and assimilated into our self concept as if they are our own, for example, family habits, prejudice and morality. In therapy, the aim is to aid our clients to self-actualise by given them a safe place to explore and accept their true selves.

It’s important to find the right counsellor for you and this process can be very daunting. That’s why I offer a free 15 minute consultation to discuss what it is you’re wanting from counselling and if we are a right fit. If you would like any additional information then please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Training, qualifications & experience

Bsc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy (Professional Practice).

Member organisations

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy

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Fees

From £30.00 to £40.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students

Additional information

£40.00 per session

£30.00 per session for students 

Free 15 minute telephone consultation 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am available for clients all day Fridays and Saturdays, however I can be flexible on some other days. If you have a day in mind then please don’t hesitate to contact me

Burnley
BB11

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Whatsapp

Social

Aisha Akhtar

Aisha Akhtar