Khudeja Sattar (Registered MBACP Accredited)
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
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
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.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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.
£45 individual (50 minute session)
£60 couples (1 hour session)
Please note I provide a reduced rate for students and individuals on low income, please contact me for further enquiries.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org