Fatima Shah

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Therapist at Mind Sense Therapy
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Rochdale OL11 & Oldham OL2
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About me

Hello, my name is Fatima

I am a counsellor based in the Rochdale area.

Membership: British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Life can be challenging at times, especially when you are dealing with difficult life events. However, if you find yourself in a situation where you feel like you can no longer cope or you even just need a little help in handling a major life event or life in general, counselling is an effective and proven way to help. 

Counselling can offer a different perspective that can help you to verbalise your difficulties and can give you the opportunity to discuss and explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours and find ways to change and grow.

I will do my upmost best to offer you my genuine understanding, openness, and respect during our counselling relationship. I place great importance in ensuring all my clients are made to feel comfortable in my presence by providing a safe, secure and a non-judgmental environment. 

I believe each person has their own unique perspective and to be able to work alongside and help my clients is personally very rewarding for me and gives me a great deal of fulfilment. I will listen and encourage you to identify ways to deal with the problem. 

My aim is to empower and leave you with the tools you need, so you can improve the quality of your life and well-being.  

I predominately draw upon Person Centered therapy, Behavioural therapy (CBT), and Psychoanalytic theory. My integrative style allows me to adapt in accordance with your needs, as I recognise the paradox of clients wanting some form of guidance and direction.

In addition, diverse life experiences and working within the field of mental health services inform my practice. I work with clients experiencing a wide range of emotional and Psychological distress including low mood, anxiety, confidence issue, phobias, self-harm, trauma, depression, sleep disturbance, bereavement, relationship problems, social anxiety, and work related issues.

I am able to offer you online and telephone counselling sessions which give you the ability to engage in therapy from the convenience and familiarity of your own space. I also offer face to face and walk and talk therapy for some clients as being outside and moving helps them to focus and regulate their concentration during a session. 

Feel free to email or call to make an appointment. 

Training, qualifications & experience


I have attended various training courses at the (CLC) Creative Living Centre mental health services. Here, I have volunteered as a peer mentor and a Co tutor for the past 4 years. The aim is to help people recover from mental illnesses, and provide support which enables each person to be actively involved in improving their own well-being.

I also manage a seniors group at Mindology, where I offer support and counselling. I take part in providing a range of services including art activities, mindfulness, meditation and yoga sessions. I also provide support that is aimed at improving the quality of life and well-being in a holistic way. 


  • Level 2 Awards in counselling concepts
  • Level 3 certificate in counselling skills
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling skills
  • Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory
  • Diploma Emotional Freedom Therapy
  • Suicide awareness and prevention
  • Level 1 safeguarding Alerter

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with


£50.00 per session

Mind Sense Therapy, 217 Bury Road, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL11 4EE

Shaw Therapy Centre, 84 Beal Lane, Shaw, Oldham, Lancashire, OL2 8PH

Type of session

In person