Faisal Mahmood UKCP Registered Psychotherapist and BACP Accredited
I am an experienced UKCP registered individual and group psychotherapist and BACP Registered Accredited Counsellor. I offer time limited and long term psychotherapy and counselling to individuals and couples. I also offer clinical supervision.
Alongside my psychotherapy and counselling practice, I work as a senior lecturer in counselling at Newman University in Birmingham, heading up the Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited) and Introductory Certificate in Counselling courses.
I have over 20 years of clinical experience working with clients from a diverse range of backgrounds and with a wide variety of issues. I have also worked in multiple professional settings such GP surgeries, hospitals, voluntary sector and private practice. My core psychotherapy training was in Gestalt therapy. I practice an integrative approach drawing on aspects from the Gestalt, psychodynamic, CBT and motivational interviewing.
Some of the key areas I work with are:
- relationship problems
- cultural issues
- trauma, etc.
I have extensive experience of working with professionals like GPs, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, CPNs, Solicitors, Insurance Companies, Social Services, Primary Care Trusts and Local Government Offices.
I am a registered member of UKCP and an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy; and I subscribe to their Code of Ethics and Practice. I am also fluent in Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi languages.
Working with Groups:
I also work with groups, often co-facilitating with my colleague, Emma Flax. Groups are usually based in either Birmingham, Sheffield or London. Past groups have included Personal Development weekends, 10 week Personal Development groups, and 'Introduction to Gestalt' workshops aimed at practicing counsellors trained in other modalities. For more information on working with me in a group setting, please go to www.gestaltgroups.co.uk.
Training, qualifications & experience
Over 20 years experience.
MA Gestalt Therapy Theory
Post Grad Diploma in Clinical Supervision
Diploma in Gestalt Counselling
Prince 2 Foundation
MSc - Applied Psychology
Registered / Accredited
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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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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