Hend Farza - MSt, UKCP(Accred), MBACP(Reg), ISTDP(UK)
I am a psychodynamic therapist with 10 years of counselling experience. The counselling room in which I practice is situated on the ground floor of a health clinic. It is quiet and discrete, just a few minutes walk from bus stops going in and out the centre of Oxford. There is also free 2-hour parking in the vicinity.
I mainly use a form of therapy called Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. It is well-supported by clinical research and often produces powerful results. It as a recognised evidence-based treatment for anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties and a variety of self-defeating behaviours, which often originate from troubled early life attachments. It can also help to alleviate physical health problems which may have a psychological origin.
This form of therapy requires an active collaboration between me and the patient, where non judgement, kindness and curiosity are essential.
We engage in a process where life events and historical roots of the difficulty are explored with love, care and precision. It is a journey of discovery and transformation, looking for and overcoming the barriers to personal happiness and fulfilment.
Training, qualifications & experience
Before starting counselling in 2008, I worked for many years in academia notably in Oxford as a senior postdoctoral scientist.
I hold an MSt in Psychodynamic Practice from the University of Oxford and I am a qualified Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) practitioner accredited by the IEDTA.
I am also a trained Cruse Bereavement Counsellor.
I am used to working with university students, for the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, for EAP and in private practice. I have also worked with children in secondary education.
Presently I only work with individuals aged 18 and over, and the length of treatment depends on the issues presented.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|