Lohani Noor, Dip TA Psychotherapy
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I am an experienced empathic and relational psychotherapist and supervisor with a long history of working with others in a supportive capacity. I began my career working for the National Association of Young People In Care. I myself having been in care. For many years after that I worked as a Residential Social Worker. The client groups I worked with included mental health, drug & alcohol, addiction, compulsive behaviours, sex offenders, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, low self esteem, relationship issues, loss of direction in life, self abuse and so on.
Currently I am undertaking a Msc Psychosexual Therapies and am in training as a psychosexual therapist in addition to my general practice.
I am a registered therapist with the LGBT Foundation.
I am a registered therapist with stopSO
I understand that sometimes life does not run as smoothly as you hope it would and sometimes unhappy memories from the past can be unexpectedly triggered by current events. Without support, the quality of your life can be greatly impacted by such occurrences. Research has shown that spending time with a therapist can help you work though difficulties and bring closure and greater harmony to your life.
In addition to therapeutic work I also competed nationally and internationally as a Bodybuilder and strength athlete. Until recently I continued to work in the sports arena as a UKBFF/PCA/IPFA Judge. I am mindful of the ways in which healthy lifestyle choices can be overlooked by individuals who do not have the internal resources to recognise the full range of options available to them. Further there are many ways in which people struggle to accept success and sabotage their own success. You may find it difficult to be seen or carry authority.
Currently I have a psychotherapy practice which I run from the Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy. However I am able to practice within Salford and also the Greater Manchester area. I offer psychotherapy via Vsee for clients who are further a field.
The service I offer is flexible and will be tailored to meet your need, whether that be depression, lack of self esteem, anger management, shame, relationship issues, substance misuse and self harm, eating disorders, sexual abuse, body dysmorphia, psychosexual concerns and so on. Regardless of your presenting issue I will support and facilitate your journey towards becoming a better version of yourself.
I understand and value the experience of the client and so I am always keen to ensure treatment plans are developed within your awareness with your clear understanding, commitment and acceptance. Through developing mindfulness and ownership I would invite the growth of your confidence and motivation in becoming a co-constructor of the therapy process.
I am happy to work with individuals and also couples/groups.
Please speak to me directly about groups as the groups I run can vary in their remit.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
MA DIp Urban Education
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have done a considerable amount of work with Asian people who struggle to find a sense of belonging in the western world, In particular I have worked around arranged marriages and the struggle to balance Asian and Western values. To assert ones beliefs and find a way to still be ok with the originating culture.
Please contact me directly for a breakdown of fees, thank you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available Monday - Friday during working hours. I am also available Monday, Wednesday and Thursday Evenings and via Skype on other evenings. Limited weekend appointments available.
Supervision & training
I offer supervision on a one to one basis and also group supervision.My primary training was in TA Psychotherapy however I am continuing my studies and currently reading a MSC Psychosexual Therapies.