Aisha Otaru -BSc Counselling and Psychotherapy- Registered MBACP

Aisha Otaru -BSc Counselling and Psychotherapy- Registered MBACP



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About me

Adapting the way I work to suit your needs I will meet you with professionalism and without judgment- no issue you bring is too trivial for counselling. I am approachable and to ensure we work well together I offer a 30 minute free consultation.

Should you decide to work with me, I will provide you with a confidential and safe setting in which our counselling sessions will take place, a space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, on the way to gaining a better understanding of yourself and your experiences, strengthening and improving your relationships, including the relationship you have with your self.

Within any relationship not feeling understood can create a sense of feeling unheard and isolated. I am dedicated to developing and sustaining a real and healthy therapeutic relationship, built on respect, honesty and security, working towards you feeling heard and understood- enabling us to work effectively whilst attending to your needs, promoting self care and positive wellbeing.

I offer emotional and practical support to individuals/couples/families. As a counsellor, youth mental health instructor, sexual violence advisor, I have a special interest in the way that sexual behaviours can impact on you and your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications include;

  • Certified Youth Awareness Mental Health Instructor- Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.
  • University of Central Lancashire- Masters in Psychology (Conversion) (ongoing).
  • The Survivors Trust – Independent Sexual violence Advisor Training, Level 4 Diploma (ongoing).
  • University of Derby - BSc (Hons) in Person Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy.
  • Edge Hill University – Foundation Degree in Person Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy.
  • Preston’s College – Diploma in Person Centred Counselling, level 3.
  • Preston’s College – Certificate in Counselling Skills level 2.
  • Preston’s College – Certificate in Mental Health Awareness level 1&2 (Including understanding stress, Anxiety and Depression)


  • Certificate; Phobia and Trauma Technique- Rewind Technique.
  • Certificate; Skills in Couples and Relationship Counselling.
  • Certificate; Transactional Analysis 101.
  • Certificate; Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Awareness.
  • Certificate; Harm-ed Self Harm Awareness Training and Consultancy.
  • Sexual trauma work shop.
  • Certificate; Sexual Health, Blood Born Viruses and HIV Awareness.
  • Trauma, the Brain and Recovery.
  • Needle Exchange and Harm Reduction.
  • The impact of Sexual violence, Understanding Sexual Assault, Language, Needs and Myths.
  • The Impact of Childhood Abuse.
  • Helpline training and Active Listening.
  • Neuroscience and Trauma.
  • Supervision and Self Care.
  • Trauma symptoms.
  • Self-Harm Reduction.
  • Transgender Training; LGBT Training.
  • Making Every Contact Count.
  • Safe Guarding Adults.
  • Safe Guarding Children and Young People.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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  • Counselling room


One to one counselling £40 per session

Mediation £50 per session

Further information

It is important that you feel we can work well together, therefore I offer a 30min free consultation.

If you have any questions about my practice then please do not hesitate in contacting me.

Maps & Directions

Preston, PR1

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Monday- Saturday, evening session also available

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme