Farhana Moussa MBACP (Accred) MSc Psychology, PG Dip in Counselling
Is Counselling Right For You?
Whether you are looking for a therapist either for the first time or you have been before, it can be a very difficult and often very daunting to decide which one to choose. What I can offer is a warm, empathic, non judgemental and safe environment allowing you to explore your experiences, issues, emotions that have caused or are causing you difficulty.
Life can often make us feel that we are unable cope, we can become isolated, alone or set apart from society. The need to be heard, even in silence, becomes paramount to us...sometimes it feels so difficult to express this any form what we feel. Being in the presence of another who can hold and contain, without judgements or biases or pushing you into feeling what you really don't feel, is very important.
I will help you to shine a light on what is causing you anxiety, pain, sorrow, sadness, emotions that are making it difficult for you to function in everyday life or hindering you to make choices. Perhaps you are questioning the meaning of your existence, not sure why you are here?
Often it is very difficult to talk about our deepest darkest fears to our friends or family, fearing their reactions, worried about that will pass on their own assumptions or judgements. There is an overwhelming feeling of needing to be heard by another, I can help you feel that. Sometimes it can be difficult to talk about our emotions I work creatively to help you through those feelings, this can be used at any point of the therapy.
Through our therapeutic relationship, if you feel there is trust and acceptance from me, we can explore your issues and dilemmas together. I offer a safe environment which is non-judgemental, confidential space that will allow you to explore what it is that you are experiencing. Tailoring a therapy that best suits you to facilitate a process that will allow you to focus through your thoughts, feelings and emotions to understand where the difficulties are arising. This will lead to gaining more self-awareness and new understanding to help you to become a more fulfilled individual, gaining confidence and control in yourself.
My practices are East Finchley and Golders Green, I offer face to face counselling as well as Skype sessions. I offer long and short term therapy to individual, couples and groups/families.
The approach I use is based on person-centred and existential theory this underpins my work, however I do use CBT tools and psychoanalytic theory. All clients are different, therefore I see the need of the client to help them through the process.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an accredited member of MBACP.
I am currently working within the NHS as an IAPT Locum Counsellor.
I am an experienced therapist who has worked voluntary in a bereavement agency, bi-Lingual organisation, a women's centre, worked with teenagers and young adolescent in a high school. I have been in private practice for a few years.
I hold a Masters of Science in Psychology from the University of East London.
I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling from the University of West London.
Knowledge Understanding Framework (KUF) Certificate in Personality Disorder.
City Lit 6 weeks Psychology of Addiction.
I attend monthly continued professional development group.
- Coaching and CBT
- Working with myth, movement and metaphor in Therapy with Mary Smail
- Working with Myth and Metaphor
- Datchet CPPD Group - monthly meetings
- Primal Screaming Workshop
- Child Protection and Safeguarding
- Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
- BOND / YoungMinds mental health Masterclass for organisations working
- With Looked After Children and young people who are at risk of offending
- Guided Imagery & Visualisation for therapeutic change
- Attachment, Neurobiology and CBT
- Mindfulness, Mentalization and Solution-Focused Therapy
- Working Effectively with Troubled and Troublesome Teenagers,
- Understanding how to stop addictive behaviour
- Working therapeutically with couples
- Sleep & Depression
- Hypnotherapy & Relaxation
- Transatlantic Analysis Therapy – Life Scripts
- Bereavement & Addictions
- Working with Suicidal Clients
- Working with Difference
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Introductory fee £45.00 (50 minutes)
Individual £70.00 (50 minutes)
Couples £120.00 (70 minutes)
Family dependent on the number (90 minutes)
Concessionary fees available to clients on low income and Students.
I offer 6-12 weeks short term therapy or more open ended long term therapy.
I offer a reduced introductory fee to help us see if there can be a therapeutic relationship between us. If there is a good connection between client and therapist then one of the biggest hurdles is overcome in therapy, because the client will feel safe and be able to explore the depths of their fears, anxiety, emotions, issues, experiences whatever it is that is causing them to feel disconnected with their inner self.
At the end of the introductory stage, if there is an establishment of mutual acceptance, then the therapeutic process can begin. This is where there is a commitment to meet every week, initially for 6 weeks, with a view to either end or to continue further.
I work creatively with clients using, art, poetry, alongside meditation deep relaxation techniques to help them unblock if they find it difficult to talk.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday - Saturday, Sunday morning
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|