Jamil Ahmed

Canary Wharf, London
E14

Walthamstow
E17

07749329950

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Canary Wharf, London
E14

Walthamstow
E17

07749329950

About me

My therapeutic approach is simple: we build trust and work together. However, as a potential client you must be prepared to examine and be challenged on your own ideas, choices and reasoning processes. 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 philosophical approach can take the form of:

•       Existential Therapy

•       Aspectual Analysis

Existential Therapy uses philosophical concepts to illuminate clients' concerns, conflicts and life choices, and illustrates different ways of helping clients to take stock, reconsider their options and find a new path. Typical questions could be: What sort of life do I want to lead? What type of person do I strive to be? Where do I find meaning? Why does it make sense that I sometimes self-sabotage?

Aspectual Analysis, based on the philosophy of Herman Doyeweerd, operates on the assumption that we often overlook important aspects that we take for granted, and overplay the importance of others. This can distort our thinking and lead to failure on our life projects. Through Aspectual Analysis the client is encouraged to remain open to all aspects and stimulated to consider ones often overlooked.

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

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Medically Unexplained Symptoms

Long-Term Conditions

Psychosomatic Disorders

Health Anxieties

Fees

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.

Maps & Directions

Canary Wharf, London, E14
Walthamstow, E17

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

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

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations