Jamil Ahmed

Tower Hamlets E1 & Ilford IG5
07749 329950 07749 329950

About me

As we are thrown into the thick of life, it is our response to these circumstances which reveal who we are and where we may want to go. As life is anything but a linear process - we may often stumble or get stuck along the way. We may even describe the stumbling blocks as anxiety, depression, numbness or even shame.

Some of our therapy work could involve examining those stumbling blocks and challenge your ideas, choices and reasoning processes. I encourage you to remain open to all aspects and stimulate you to consider ones often overlooked. I work with all types of people, many of whom are dissatisfied with where they are and are looking to develop a better life project.

My approach draws from philosophy as well as psychology. The use of philosophical concepts helps to illuminate conflicts and life choices and illustrates different ways of helping to take stock, reconsider options and find new paths. Common questions could be: What sort of life do I want to lead? What type of person do I strive to be? Why does it make sense that I sometimes self-sabotage?

Regardless of the presenting issues, it is a journey we embark on together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Doctorate in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling (pending)

New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling

Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy

University of Essex

BA in Philosophy

University College London

I have worked within NHS, community and third sector agencies.

Member organisations


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

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Medically Unexplained Symptoms

Long-Term Conditions

Psychosomatic Disorders

Health Anxieties

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Please contact me regarding fees.

Concessions are available.

Further information

I originally trained in Occupational Therapy having placements in physical and mental health settings. It was through my work with Older Adults that drew me to work in a psychotherapeutic way. The Existential approach resonated with me because it resists doctrinal formalisation, indicating that there are no standardised ways of approaching life and the issues that may come with it.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Thursday: Evenings; Friday: Evenings; Saturday: Mornings, Evenings; Sunday: Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Jamil Ahmed

Jamil Ahmed