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Counsellor & Reg MBACP (CBT & Person Centred Counselling)

About me

Hi, and thank you for viewing my profile. My name is Ayisha, I am a  qualified Counsellor and  a Registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). 

I work with male and female adults and teens from 16 and above. I have a substantial experience working with a variety of issues, which includes Depression, Anxiety, Past Issues, Childhood Issues, Relationship issues, Domestic Violence, Domestic Abuse, Sexual Abuse, PSTD, OCD, Work related Issues, Bereavement &Loss, Bullying, Trauma, Low Self-Esteem, Self-harm and Anger Issues.

I also offer Pre-trial therapy in line with pre trial therapy protocols for witnesses and victims attending court. (Around Domestic Violence/Abuse and child contact).

Having engaged in my own personal therapy, as part of counselling process, I can appreciate just how scary and challenging taking the first steps into therapy can be. It's not easy but I'll create a safe space for you to feel heard and walk through the whole journey with you. I provide a warm, empathic and non-judgemental approach to my therapeutic work and offer confidential, safe environment for clients to explore and gain an understanding of any issues affecting their wellbeing. I offer face to face counselling, telephone and online counselling.

I am a person-centred counsellor who use elements of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) to look at ways of coping strategies and Psycho-Education which allows you to understand your thoughts and feelings.  My aim is to ensure that we work together and identify the therapeutic approach that best suits your therapeutic needs and wellbeing.

I understand how important it is to find the right therapist to support you through your journey/difficulties. I am happy to have a brief phone/email conversation to answer any questions you may have about counselling and how I work. Please feel free to get in touch and hopefully we'll take it from there. 

Thank you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I  worked and volunteered within mental health and  trauma sector for over 4 years.  During this time I offered one to one support and counselling to individuals. I am working in a Primary Care setting providing counselling to people experiencing anxiety and  depression, and with a wide range of issues. 

  • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in CBT (Trainee/ qualify in  June 2022)
  • Foundation Degree Counselling
  • NCFE Level 3 Counselling Skills and Theory
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Psychoeducation which is similar to CBT 
  • IDVA - Independent Domestic Violence Advocate 
  • Counselling Skills for Bereavement and Loss
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counsellin

Member organisations

BACP

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.

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Fees

Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Counselling session's are £40 per session, with each session lasting 60  minutes.

I offer discount of £35 per session for personal therapy sessions for Counselling Foundation Degree Students.

I offer appointments outside of normal working hours (Saturdays and Sundays) to suit your needs.

Face to face sessions are offered in a warm,  comfortable and safe environment/room around TS3 area Middlesbrough.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I am flexible on weekdays and available through the week. 

Face to face sessions are Available. 

I am fully insured and registered under the ICO for data protection.

Further information

Once we established a therapeutic relationship, we will then look at ways of unpicking any unhelpful behaviour patterns and limiting beliefs, allowing space for you to fulfil your potential and to build self worth.

Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, TS3

16 Hampstead Gardens, Hartlepool, Durham, TS26 0LX

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

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Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom