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(Registered MBACP Accredited)

About me

I am an Accredited Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

My journey in counselling began in 2011, through my experience I have worked in a variety of settings from voluntary placements, GP surgeries and charity organisations.

I am frequently asked what counselling is particularly when a new client is about to embark on an unknown journey for the first time.  I like to say this journey is all about you, giving yourself the time to get to know you better.  Counselling is certainly a journey of the self and how we relate to others.  I like to think the stigma around emotional support services has reduced from some years ago.  We often reflect on our physical pain and rush to the GP for support but what about our mental and emotional pain?  I don’t see why this should be any different as both can be quite disabling in there own way.

The Purpose in my Counselling work is to create a therapeutic working alliance which provides an emphatic, open, honest and non-judgmental environment. The combination of these elements I hope will enable the client to explore their feelings and emotions in a safe and confidential environment.

The Goals and Objectives of the Counselling I provide is to gain exploration through a talking therapy by increasing your self-awareness. The aim is to facilitate you in helping you to help yourself in a difficult situation, as sometimes life can throw certain obstacles in our path. This, I hope will support you to reach your greatest potential by fulfilling your aspiration in becoming a better example of yourself.

I apply an integrative theoretical approach in my counselling work, encompassing an amalgamation of the theoretical background and skills of the main counselling modalities; Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural therapy.

In addition, I can provide an Islamic Counselling approach; the theoretical approaches are applied to suit the best needs of the client.

I have experience in working in General Practice, Charity Organisation's within an Islamic, Asian and Intercultural setting. Therefore, I have the experience, knowledge and background of culturally sensitive issues which may often arise in the therapeutic setting.

I only hope if you feel you need the support for your mental health and emotional difficulties, please ensure you listen to your heart and follow the right support for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, NCFE, 2008

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory, NCFE, 2009

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills - Applying a Spiritual Model, CPCAB, 2010

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies - Applying a Spiritual Model, CPCAB, 2011

Diploma in the Art and Science of NLP, INLPTA, 2011

Foundation Degree in Counselling Studies, Aston University, 2012

A Space to Think "An Introductory Course to Psychoanalytic Ideas, West Mindlands Institute of Psychotherapy, 2014

Professional Training in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness, British Mindfulness Institute,2015

Working with Couples and Relationships, Rutland House Counselling & Psychotherapy, 2018

Essential Supervision Skills (BPS Approved) Certificate in Clinical Supervision, Nov 2018

Islamic Approaches to Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2019

Counselling Experience:

Lateef Project - working in General Practice and a Phone line service - 2010 to Feb 2016.

My Time CIC - 2011

Asian Family Counselling Service - 2011 -2013

KS Therapy (previously known as Khudeja Bi Counselling) - 2012 to date.

Forward Thinking Birmingham March 2016 to date.

I am an Accredited Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and adhere to BACP's ethical guidelines for best practise.  Furthermore, I am committed in my Continual Professional Development (CPD) to enhance my learning and knowledge when working with various client material.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

As stated previously I can apply an Islamic approach in Counselling derived from the Qur'an and Sunnah - exploring one's individual journey of existence and their relationship with The Creator.  Islamic Counselling encompasses not only the physical, psychological and social aspect but also the often disregard to the spiritual element of an individual.

Fees

Additional information

£50 individual (50 minute session) 
£70 couples / family (1 hour session)

When I work

My working hours are flexible I can work evenings and weekends if required, please make contact to discuss further.

Further information

I am situated not far from Birmingham City Centre and have free car parking onsite, please contact me for enquiries on: 07451 085215 or email on: khudejasattartherapy@gmail.com

Camp Hill, Birmingham, West Midlands, B11

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages

Mirpuri/Urdu

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