DProf, UKCP (reg)
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Hello, I’m Ali, a UKCP registered existential psychotherapist providing private one-to-one sessions and couples therapy in Peckham, South East London. I also offer Skype and phone sessions.
Outside of my private practice I work as an NHS cancer and palliative care psychotherapist.
My doctoral research was into ex-military personnel returning to civilian life. I have worked across a range of sectors in my career, including domestic abuse prevention and Child Line in the charity sector, Mind in the public sector and in an NHS drug treatment service. This has given me a breadth of experience but I am particularly skilled in helping with anxiety, stress, bereavement, crisis of values, depression, confidence, panic attacks and relationship issues.
I can work with you for just a few sessions up to a period of years, meaning I can tailor our time together to your needs, whether short or long-term. I am available in the daytime as well as in the evening to accommodate normal working hours.
While I have experience of working with children and young people I currently work exclusively with adults.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP & SEA registered member.
DProf in Existential Psychotherapy 2009-2013 - New School Of Psychotherapy and Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling (Distinction) 2008 - University of Leeds
BA (Hons) English and Philosophy 2006 - University of Leeds
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My individual fees are £30 for the introductory 30 minute session and £70 for counselling sessions thereafter payable before each session.
My couples fee is £90 per session.
I do not charge for sessions you cannot attend provided you give me a minimum of 2 working days' notice.
When I work
Mondays and Thursdays