Attiya Bokhari - MBACP Individual and Couples Counsellor
Hi, I’m Attiya and welcome to my page!
Are you starting to feel increasingly tense and anxious? Do you find yourself thinking over situations again and again? Are you finding it hard to switch off and unwind at the end of the day? Perhaps the same problems crop up time after time, despite your best attempts to tackle them. Or maybe something just doesn’t feel right.
I provide a safe space of non-judgemental warmth where you can talk and explore yourself and your relationships, and with my help we will work through your issues.
I am a qualified Psychotherapeutic Counsellor offering confidential counselling for both individuals and couples. I have helped my clients dealing with anxiety, depression, sadness and family issues.
What to do next
Counselling can be daunting and from personal experience, it takes a great deal of courage to take the first step in making contact. To help ease this experience I offer a 20 minutes consultation at no charge, providing an opportunity for us to both get to know each other and for you to ask any questions you might have ahead of deciding to start a programme of therapy. Please call me on 07741 701194 or send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling in Transactional analysis
- CPD training in OCD and Two chair work and Grief counselling
- BA (Hons) Sociology and Combined Studies
- Advanced Diploma in Couple Therapy
- The Developmental Model level 1 at The Couples Institute
Due to current circumstances, I am currently working by remote therapy sessions only, either by video or telephone.
My experience working for the NHS Mental Health Services and mental health charity Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy has allowed me to provide long and short term support for a wide variety of issues such as: depression, anxiety (generalised, social and health), bereavement and loss, life stages, stress, relationships, communication, women’s health, sexual identity, bullying and intimidation, divorce and separation, family difficulties, parental issues, sleep disorder, self-harm, culture and identity.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Diversity and Inclusion
Growing up in multicultural and multi-faceted London has allowed me to understand the different issues and challenges within diverse communities. This experience has provided me with a deeper level of understanding and empathy to deal with each unique situation.
My aim as a therapist is to provide a bespoke experience for each individual and their unique circumstances and to provide them with the help and support needed to help overcome their issues in a safe space without any judgement.
I also offer couples counselling which helps to understand how you can get stuck in negative communication cycles and how to work things through. This may involve helping you to slow down your interactions in conflict situations so that there is space to understand how you both get triggered and how to make sense of what you are feeling. This creates the opportunity to address the underlying issues that cause conflict and disconnection, to resolve what may feel like being stuck in a rut, re-learning how to connect with each other.
I adhere strictly to the BACP Ethical Framework which supports the importance I give to safety, confidentiality, respect and equality.