Jamil Ahmed

Jamil Ahmed

Ilford
IG5

Tower Hamlets
E1

07749 329950

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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

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

Ilford, IG5
Tower Hamlets, E1

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

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

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations