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About me

“The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed". - Carl Jung

Life is often filled with unanticipated or unexpected events that may cause difficult and painful emotions. You may be feeling lost and overwhelmed or simply exhausted from feeling burdened and consequently isolated by such experiences and their accompanying thoughts.

Therapy creates a safe place for healing and transformation by providing an opportunity to work through and overcome your obstacles. As an integrative therapist, with a breadth of experience providing support to adolescents, individuals and couples, I can help you deeply explore and manage your challenges.

Training, qualifications & experience

Each individual’s experience with mental health is both nuanced and unique to them, which is why applying general labels as a way to describe your difficulties can feel reductive. As a relational integrative therapist, I integrate and tailor evidence-based psychological interventions, drawing knowledge from diverse schools of thought, to optimally create the most supportive approach to best suit your needs.

Some of my main specialist areas include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, phobias, cultural and identity-related concerns and personal development. I draw upon a mixture of Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Talking Therapy and other approaches to create a confidential, safe and accepting space that can support your individual needs as you explore your emotions.

I practice both in English and Persian for those looking to commence therapy in their native language.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

Sessions from £85 - £150

  • Individual therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Family therapy

I believe in providing equal opportunities and addressing disadvantages in accessing care. I offer reduced fees for those with lower incomes and take your social/economical status into careful consideration. For further information, please contact me directly.

Type of session

In person
Home visits