Hinna Zafar (MBACP), PGDip Psychotherapy and Counselling, BSc (hons) Psychology
Hello and welcome to my profile.
I am a BACP Registered, Relational Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist.
You may be at a stage in life where you find yourself struggling to make a decision, unsure about life following the pandemic or even held back by issues from your past.
It can be isolating when attempting to manage difficult thoughts and emotions, especially when you cannot discuss them with your friends and family.
My therapeutic practice will support you to gain an insight into your sense of self. I can help you learn new coping mechanisms to facilitate your inner potential, at your own pace, for positive development. I provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential environment where you will feel heard and understood.
I have worked with a range of issues in supporting individuals with mild to moderate mental health concerns. More specifically, my speciality is in working with female victims and survivors of domestic abuse. I have significant and in-depth understanding of how these issues can impact an individual’s mental health and identity. I work collaboratively and authentically with clients to identify patterns, recognise triggers, establishing healthy boundaries and empowering them to take back power and control of their own lives.
I provide sessions via Zoom and telephone due to the current pandemic.
Once it is safe to do so, I will return to providing face-to-face sessions from a therapy room within my home. It is a calm and relaxing environment where you can explore your emotions.
My private practice in Bradford, provides a safe space for individuals to explore any issues or difficulties they may be experiencing. It is located in easily accessible area with adjacent parking and toilet facilities.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Postgraduate Diploma Psychotherapy and Counselling (Leeds Beckett University)
- BSc Psychology with Counselling (University of Bradford)
- Certificate - Online and Telephone Counselling
- Certificate - Mental Health and the Body (Treating Trauma)
- Certificate - Working with Shame
- Certificate - Dealing with Distress, Suicide and Self-Harm
- Domestic Abuse Awareness
Over the last 5 years, I have and continue to work with an international charity as their Wellbeing Services Manager. I strategize, develop and coordinate services which include: a domestic abuse helpline, domestic and sexual abuse counselling service, a hardship fund for victims and survivors of domestic abuse and play therapy for children and young people in schools.
Prior to this I have worked with organisations such as Noah's Ark Counselling Centre, Mosaic II and at Family Action as an Associate Counsellor.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Hourly rates per session: £40 individual session.
All sessions are for 50 minutes.
Concessions offered to Students and Trainee Counsellors.
Payments via cash or BACS are accepted.
Concessions offered for
I offer a free, 20-minute telephone consultation. This will enable you to decide if I am the right Counsellor for you.
I am available to see clients on evenings and weekends.
I hold a full Enhanced DBS Certificate and full Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and practice in accordance with their Code of Ethics.