Farhan Ghafoor Dip in Counselling (MBACP)
I have experience of providing 1:1 counselling to clients from a variety of backgrounds in a number of different settings. These have included specialist counselling agencies where I worked with both adults and young people, providing telephone and online counselling at Childline and also offering counselling to students at the Brit School in Selhurst. Working in such a variety of settings has given me the opportunity to support a number of clients through some extremely difficult times in their lives.
I am currently working as a School Counsellor in a High School in Croydon working with young people aged between 11-16 years old on one to one face to face sessions on a weekly basis.
I work with adults, adolescents and children and I have a vast array of experience in supporting clients with a range of issues including anger, anxiety, divorce, separation, depression, mental health, bereavement, domestic violence, sadness, family relationships.
I offer face to face sessions and also online sessions using Instant Messaging, Emails and Webcam in a safe and secure format using Vsee and Protonmail, which is the latest encrypted messaging service online. I am available during late afternoons, evenings and weekends.
I also offer specialist support for children aged between 10 and 17 years old with a range of issues i.e. abuse, anger, self harm, depression, bereavement, bullying, suicidal ideation, family breakdown.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Counsellor/Therapist working with a variety of clients from different backgrounds on a range of issues that range from anger, self-harm, trauma, anxiety, loss, depression, bipolar, bereavement, sexual abuse, suicidal ideation, violence, risk taking behaviour, family breakdown, gender issues and sexuality.
I also use a number of different therapies including Person Centred, CBT, Solution Focussed, Psychodynamic, Existentialism and Play Therapy to support clients that would benefit from different ways of working. I now also offer Family Therapy sessions that can support the whole family that may have been impacted upon.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also offer online counselling services via Vsee which is a type of video link similar to Skype and also an encrypted email service is available via Prontonmail and weekly or more frequent email responses can be arranged. I also offer Instant Messaging via Vsee as well, which is also available tailored to your needs.
If you decide to go ahead and would like to book some counselling sessions then the sessions will last for 50mins at a cost of £40.
Or you can make a block booking of 6 sessions for a discounted rate.
Concessions for student counsellors and if you are unemployed also apply.
I am now offering Instant Messaging, Emails or Webcam as part of a safe and secure online service using Vsee and Protonmail which are the latest software packages using encrypted messages.
Fees and more details for online services can be discussed when you call or email me.
I am a member of the BACP and I abide by the Code of Ethics and regularly have supervision sessions to support my work with clients so I am always offering a safe and quality service to them. I also have to attend training courses throughout the year to continue my professional development.
I also offer online services via Vsee which is similar to Skype including one to one sessions, which can be arranged.
I also offer email responses via Protonmail which is a safe encrypted service and Instant Messaging.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available Mon-Fri late pm or eve appointments and anytime during the weekend for appointments. Counselling space in Selsdon or Croydon areas.
Types of client