Ashraf Narimani

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Stockton-On-Tees TS18
Available for new clients
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About me

I am an experienced clinician offering evidence-based therapy to adults and young people with a variety of psychological and emotional difficulties from Mild to more Severe intensity. I am an accredited CBT and EMDR therapist with over 20 years of experience working in a range of different settings including primary care, secondary care, educational setting and private practice. I provide psychological assessment and therapy for a range of difficulties including (but not limited to) Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, relationship problems, neurodiversity, Identity and Acculturation issues within short- and longer-term therapy. 

Getting started:

Although it may seem a big step to take, an initial telephone conversation could be your first move towards an improved quality of life. In our first contact, we can speak to see if your hopes for therapy may be complemented by what I can offer. If I am not able to offer you help at this time or if you feel that what you are looking for lies outside my area of expertise, I will endeavour to signpost you on to alternative services. 

Assessment sessions: In the next step we will arrange an assessment session to discuss in more depth, the details of what you are struggling with and what you would like to work on. The assessment process usually takes 1 to 2 sessions depending on the nature of your difficulties and goals for therapy. Following this we will agree on some initial goals for therapy and review them regularly to ensure that we are on the right track.

Therapy sessions: Then, we will plan a course of sessions together to work through your difficulties and talk about the things you can do between sessions to help maximise your progress. The number and frequency of sessions can be flexible, depending on what you would like to work on and your goals for the therapy. When you feel back on track, it can be helpful to plan a booster session(s) to ensure your progress is sustained. 

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications & Training: 

  • Post-Master Diploma- PGDip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • EMDR Certificate (Part 1 - Part 4)
  • Post-Master Diploma - PGDip in Occupational Therapy (OT) 
  • Level 5 - CBT for Anxiety and Depression
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • Master’s degree in Ed Psychology (MA)
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology


  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) 
  • Brief Solution Focused Therapy (BSFT)
  • Trauma Focused CBT (TF-CBT)
  • Internal Family System (IFS)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for ADHD
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Neurodiversity
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Long Term Health Condition (LTHC)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia (CBT- I)
  • Shame & EMDR in Adults & Children: A Developmental Approach
  • Advanced Attachment focused EMDR Therapy
  • Intergenerational Traumas and EMDR
  • Working with Childhood sexual abuse      
  • Stabilisation in Context of Trauma.   
  • Healing Complex Trauma and Dissociation with Ego State Therapy and EMDR
  • EMDR in Complex Cases 
  • Anger Management
  • Pain Management
  • Transpersonal EMDR Beyond the Basics
  • Mindfulness
  • Parental/ family Training instruction  

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists. BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

EMDR Europe
EMDR Europe

EMDR Europe

Accredited register membership

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies


£60.00 - £90.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Additional information


£60- £90 per session

Sessions are normally weekly for 60 minutes but can be longer depending on the type of therapy and nature of your problem. 

When I work

I offer appointments on Friday and Saturday 9:30- 18:00 and some evenings (5pm -7pm).

Additional Information

I am currently able to offer limited appointments both face to face and remotely using video call platforms such as Zoom, Teams and WhatsApp. You can make an initial enquiry either by text, phone, or email, we then go through my available times, and you can choose the time which works best for you to meet weekly.

Further information

Registration and Memberships of the organisations.  

Full Accreditation with BABCP (Ref: 1002775)

Accredited EMDR Therapist (Ref: N0143)

Registered with HCPC (Ref: OT63263)

Stockton-On-Tees, Durham, TS18

6-8 Yarm Road, Stockton-On-Tees, Durham, TS18 3NA

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Additional languages


Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
Ashraf Narimani
Ashraf Narimani