Amina Ispahani - Counsellor & Psychotherapist **video sessions available**
With COVID-19, this is an incredibly unsettling time for many.
Increased social isolation and uncertainty may leave you experiencing higher levels of anxiety, low moods and increased feelings of loneliness.
Looking after your mental health is crucial and challenging in a time like this. However, you might be finding that connection and support feel increasingly difficult to access.
In order to help, I am offering video sessions with as much flexibility for you as possible during this period. I’ll also be offering subsidised rates for those struggling with financial uncertainty.
I provide a safe, warm and non-judgemental space to explore what is going on in your life. Any issue, big or small is valued, and together we can work through anything from daily struggles to deep-rooted issues.
I’m a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I have worked in a variety of settings including the NHS, youth work, higher education and counselling services.
Master's in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Roehampton. Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
My special areas of interest include:
- low mood
How does it work?
Sessions are once a week for 50 minutes.
How long does it take?
I offer both short and long term counselling. After an initial assessment session, if we decide to work together I usually ask clients to commit to a minimum of 4 sessions.
How do I get started?
See link above.
Training, qualifications & experience
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
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees are negotiated on an individual basis, starting from £65 per session.