Azmin Rehemtulla (UKCP registered)
Everyone goes through a difficult time now and then - relationship issues, anxiety or depression are examples of some common reasons for people coming for counselling. Having counselling when you need extra support can make the difference between being able to cope and get on with your life, as oppposed to feeling stuck and alone with your problems.
If you chose to see me, we would have an initial meeting to talk about your reasons for coming and I would ask some questions. Once we have agreed we can work together, we would decide how many sessions we would initially have, which is usually 6 to start with.
As well as talking, I may also invite you to explore and express how you're feeling by drawing, painting, sandplay, puppets, collage, clay, or movement. These creative ways of working are a bridge to help explore and deepen awareness of the depression, anxiety, relationship or whatever is the main issue for you.
People usually need to connect to their hearts and heads to make sense of whatever is going on for them. The arts can provide clarity when talking may not be able to. My aim is to create a safe, open and relaxing space, to be fully present and stay alongside whatever is brought to me. I have a big, bright and airy room so we can talk and move or be creative in a large space.
Call or email me in the first instance and we'll have an initial appointment for 50 mins. If we both feel happy to see each other after this, we will enter into an agreement for further sessions.
I have over 10 years experience of working with adults, young people and children. I'm registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapists (UKCP) and my training organisation, The Institute for Arts in Therapy & Education. (IATE). I have worked with trauma and other problems over many years.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma Integrative Arts Psychotherapy (2007), Institute for Arts in Therapy & Education, (IATE) London.
Diploma working psychotherapeutically with children, IATE, (2004).
Certificate working therapeutically using the arts, IATE (2002).
I currently work at Survivors' Network, (The Rape Crisis Centre for Sussex). I run groups for adult women and workshops on topics such as 'Managing Anxiety', 'Self Compassion', 'Understanding Depression'. I also train professions, usually on trauma related to sexual violence.
For adult women, I have worked at RISE, (domestic violence) and Women & Girls' Network in London, as well as Threshold Women's Centre in Brighton.
I currently run groups for young people of both genders aged 11-18 at Survivors' Network, I have also been the Young Person's Counsellor there. I have also worked at CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services), The Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital and in primary schools.
I have worked therapeutically with refugees in Brighton & Hove.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am of Indian heritage and have experience of working with clients from BME (black and minority ethnic) backgrounds. I have much experience of working with cultural identity and confusion, shame, guilt and trauma.
I have been woking specifically within the fields of domestic violence and sexual violence and sexual abuse for many years. I train professionals on sexual violence / abuse and intimate trauma.
I have many years of experience working with children and young people.
£50 for the Initial Meeting.
£50 children aged up to 13.
£50 for young people aged 13 -18.
£60 for adults aged 18+
Each session lasts 50 minutes
I run private workshops on using the arts therapeutically.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
All weekdays 9am - 6pm
Types of client