Farhan Ghafoor Dip in Counselling (MBACP)
23 Abbey Road
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 work with adults, adolescents and children and I have a vast array of experience in supporting clients with a range of issues including anger, abuse, depression, trauma, bereavement, domestic violence, sexuality, loneliness and family breakdown.
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 the daytime, 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.
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
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 can offer an initial telephone conversation to talk about my service and what your needs are and answer any questions free of charge.
If you decide to then go ahead and would like to book some counselling sessions then the first assessment session will last for 50mins at a cost of £35.
The assessment session will help us both decide if we are comfortable to go ahead with this contract.
After the assessments sessions are completed then the charge is £40 for a 50min session.
Or you can make a block booking of 6 sessions for £200 with a saving of £40
Concessions for students/unemployed.
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 for online services;
Instant Messages last 35mins each & Webcam sessions last 35mins
1 Instant Message or 1 Email or 1 Webcam session per week = £25
2 Instant Messages or 2 Emails or 2 Webcam sessions per week = £35
3 Instant Messages, 3 Emails or 3 Webcam sessions per week = £45
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
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available Mon-Fri either am or pm including eve appointments and anytime during the weekend for appointments. Counselling space in Selsdon or Croydon areas.
Types of client