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 a number of Secondary Schools. 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 Bexleyheath 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, trauma, depression, mental health, loneliness, porn addiction, 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 Skype, 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.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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.
I also offer online sessions via Skype as well which is very easy to set up and use.
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 Key Workers, Student Counsellors, unemployed or on a low income also apply.
I offer online Telephone sessions, Skype sessions, 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.
Concessions offered for
I am available Mon-Fri late pm or eve appointments and anytime during the weekend for appointments. Counselling space in Selsdon or Croydon areas.
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.