Farzana Nooren, Psychotherapist & CBT Therapist (MBACP/BABCP)
Through darkness there is light. Through losses, there is healing. Through challenges, there is learning.
Hi, my name is Farzana and I am an experienced Psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am also a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and a registered member of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapy.
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My private practice offers an open/ended Integrative approach, which means that I am experienced in using different therapeutic approaches of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), person-centred, Psychodynamic, Solution-focused/problem-solving, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), ), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Schema Focussed Therapy. I would work with you in discussion to explore which approach best supports you.
My practice offers a safe, effective, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to explore and discuss sensitive material in your life, past and/or present.
Therapy is a different experience for everyone and my role here is to help you reach new insights into issues that you feel might be affecting your life, goals, relationships, health, work. This can be achieved through building new and/or existing skills in strengthening emotional resilience.
I am experienced and offer both long and short term work because I accept and understand that the therapeutic process is different for each individual.
I have a great passion in my work with my clients and in my learning, personally and professionally. I started off by studying for a Psychology degree and then completing my practitioner level training in psychotherapy and counselling. I then completed additional training in CBT and Psychosis. I have worked in the field of mental health and learning disabilities for over 15 years and continue to involve myself in charity work with vulnerable individuals. I have worked within the NHS as a psychotherapist and a CBT therapist for over 10 years. In addition to my on-going work with the NHS, I also lead and facilitate recovery groups in the community.
Training, qualifications & experience
Kings college, London- CBT for Psychosis: Family Interventions
Royal Holloway, University of London- Postgraduate Diploma in CBT
University of Hertfordshire-MA in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling & Psychotherapy
Open University- Child Development
Coventry University- BSc Psychology
I am qualified in Psychodynamic therapeutic counselling but I work using an Integrative approach, according to what best supports my client. I have successfully completed my BSc in Psychology and have studied with the Open University to enhance my skills further. I have successfully completed a 5 year Masters level training in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling through the University of Hertfordshire, which involved personal development through attending personal therapy for a couple of years. I have further training in cognitive behavioural therapy, Psychosis, Family Interventions.
I am experienced in working with younger to older adults from all walks of life and backgrounds. I have previously, as a Counsellor, worked with MIND (mental health charity), Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust, MENCAP (learning disabilities and mental health charity), Sheffield NHS IAPT Counselling and in Acute mental heath settings.
I am always reviewing my Continuous Performance Development through undertaking work-shops and various trainings that can help me enhance my awareness, skills and knowledge.
As a member of the BACP and BABCP, I work according to their ethical and confidential policy to maintain best practice with my clients.
Through my years of practice as a therapist, I have worked with a variety of mental health issues, such as, abuse, bereavement, loss, change, trauma, stress, self-harm, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relational issues, work issues, cultural issues, Bi-polar, schizophrenic, personality disorder.
I believe that it is important to choose the right therapist, my training has been rigorous and I believe my life experiences has helped to enhance my development as a therapist.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial first consultation
Where we can meet with each other and explore through conversation how and what type of therapy can help you in line with what you are looking for. This will not be charged.
All Individual 50 minute therapy sessions at £45 (Where necessary, it may be possible to negotiate a lower fee).
Payment can be made in cash. bank transfer or cheque.
Therapy is an emotional and financial commitment for both the therapist and yourself. Your allocated time and space will be yours and will not be allocated to anyone else, if you are unable or fail to attend your appointments, fees are still chargeable. I will endeavour to give you plenty of notice of my breaks that I may take during the process, and these will not be charged.
Concessions offered for
Due to the current pandemic, currently I am only able to offer online or telephone until face to face is safe to resume.
I am flexible to use online platforms of skype, zoom, microsoft teams, wasap.
To organise an initial assessment to find out if therapy would help you, please contact me on 07816494467 or via email.