Dr Amirah Iqbal

Dr Amirah Iqbal

The Trauma Clinic
2nd Floor
22 Bloomsbury Street
London
WC1B 3QJ

The Albany Centre
4 Victoria Street
St. Albans
Hertfordshire
AL1 3JD

07878 212348

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The Trauma Clinic
2nd Floor
22 Bloomsbury Street
London
WC1B 3QJ

The Albany Centre
4 Victoria Street
St. Albans
Hertfordshire
AL1 3JD

07878 212348

About me

About me
I am a BPS registered and Chartered Counselling Psychologist (registered with the Health and Care Professional Council).

I specialise in helping individuals who have been impacted by stress, identity issues, depression, injury, anxiety or trauma.

I use an integrative and collaborative style drawing upon my training in Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic and Attachment approaches, Trauma-informed therapies and Mindfulness within a humanistic framework using what is most appropriate after consultation with yourself. I offer short to long-term work, and we will review therapy after every 6 sessions.

Throughout my employment to date I have worked in the NHS, in primary care services (GP surgeries), secondary and community care services and within tertiary services (such as CAMHS). I have worked in third sector charities, working with survivors of sexual violence, and with victims of human trafficking.

Ethics
I think it is paramount that all psychologists/ therapists/ counsellors are respectful, safe, consistent and boundaried. Being accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) means that I abide to regulatory bodies code of conduct, and I am informed by their ethical guidelines.

About you
Very often, most people who seek out a psychologist have tried to cope and carry on holding onto alot of stress, difficulty and pain. I know the importance of being warm, and supportive, and to offer a facilitating environment, where you do not feel judged.


Sometimes throughout the therapeutic process, we might consider leaving therapy (because of the difficult emotions evoked / because of previous patterns of behaviours / defences being evoked). During this time both your commitment and my commitment would be especially important.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been employed in the field of psychology for the last 9 years, and I have been in university, studying psychology, for 10 years.

PGDip in Systemic Family Practice for Children and Young People                                Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
MBPsS
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children- Fifth Edition (WISC-V)
British Psychological Society Test User: Occupational, Ability (RQTU)
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in CBT
BSc Hons in Psychology

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

HCPC

Fees

I offer psychological and therapeutic services in London and St Albans. I also offer Skype/Zoom/Telephone consultations and appointments where appropriate.

Referrals: Individual self-referral; AXA; VITALITY; AVIVA recognised psychologist. I also take referrals from GPs, psychiatrists and agencies, and I offer a medico-legal service.

Fees are £120 per 50 minute psychological therapy session in London and £100 per 50 minute psychological therapy session in St Albans.

The assessment session is £150 for up to a 90 minute meeting

Please get in touch for rates for insurance and medico-legal

I believe everyone should have the opportunity to access therapeutic services. If you are in genuine hardship, please get in touch as I have a sliding scale, and offer 2 pro-bono cases.

Further information

Experiential groups:

  • Mindfulness
  • An introduction to trauma
  • Understanding self-harm
  • Self-care: self love and self healing
  • personal development groups

Experiential groups for practitioners (trainee and qualified psychologists/therapists):

  • personal development groups
  • Understanding and working with people who self-harm
  • Heal the healer: self-care for therapists
  • working with people who have experienced trauma
  • Mindfulness

These groups run with a small number of delegates (maximum 10), as I believe this adds to the experiential nature for all who attends.

Other services:

I currently write a monthly "Ask a psychologist" column, and I am happy to be contacted to support community and voluntary initiatives.

Maps & Directions

London, WC1B 3QJ
St. Albans, AL1 3JD

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

Availability

I have availability during the week,

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme