Having time to explore your thoughts and feelings in this hectic society we live today can be a rare comfort. Counselling allows you to have a space where you come first and your thoughts, feelings and emotions are put in the forefront, in other words, every part of you is fully accepted.
I have 20 years’ worth of experience, dealing with a wide range of Mental Health
Problems, Emotional Issues and General Well-being such as Depression,
Relationships Difficulties, Loss and Bereavement, Anxiety, Stress, Affairs and
Betrayals, Trauma, Identity Issues and Sexual Assault.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) working both in the private practice and in the voluntary sector aiding individuals in their psychological well-being. I work within the ethical guidelines of the BACP to provide a caring, neutral and respectful relationship to my clients to ultimately help you reach your fullest potential.
I intend to assist you in exploring your past and present relationships and allow you to gain more clarity and insight into any difficulties you may be facing.
This therapeutic relationship enables us to contain painful feelings that can be explored in a safe environment at your own time and comfort. This method of therapy allows you to be free from the shackles of your past and be in the moment, ultimately building a healthy relationship with oneself and others around you.
I specialise in dealing with: Youths, Parents, Cultural Issues and Ethnic Alienation.
I also have experience working as a motivational speaker and as a family and individual conflict resolution facilitator. I also work with a minority population, the criminal justice system, schools, colleges, consulted on prominent boards within the local authority and empowering women projects throughout the UK.
Currently, a proud member of Somali Youth Development Resource Centre (SYDRC) as a Psychotherapist and Youth Counsellor.
Training, qualifications & experience
I understand that each clients needs are different and I tailor my approach unique to you. The psychological approaches that can be used are:
-Psychodynamic: Working with the inner self and its influence on past and present complexes to overcome issues of depression, in where you feel as if you have lost meaning in your lives and have difficulty forming or maintaining personal relationships.
-Integrative: A combination of different approaches in response to the clients presenting issues to allow them to view themselves in a better light.
-Humanistic: providing an environment which allows us to explore how you genuinely feel and by giving you the opportunity to understand your most intricate thoughts and feelings that may have been previously denied.
- Registered member of BACP
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Youth Work, Mental Health Counselling.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Cultural Issues
- Ethnic Alienation.
Fees are £50 per session for a one hour session. Please feel free to make a phone call or if you prefer, you can contact me by email to have a chat.
I also provide counselling in Somali.
Mr Ahmed H: "I want to express my gratitude towards you and the help you have given me. You have allowed me to be more confident in my actions and allowed me to find my path in this life. Your help is and will always be appreciated."