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About me

Sometimes you may be troubled, but find it difficult to think things through by yourself. Psychotherapy allows you the opportunity to talk openly and in confidence about whatever is on your mind to someone who is trained to listen in a way that helps you work through your current difficulties, which may have their source in the past. This type of conversation offers you the possibility of lasting change.

As an integrative therapist, working in both English and Farsi, my approach draws upon a range of therapeutic models to suit each client. Combining humanistic, psychodynamic and transpersonal psychotherapy, I work with issues including stress, relationship problems, anxiety and depression, bereavement, the effects of redundancy, issues around immigration and low self-esteem.

I work with individuals, couples and young people in a safe, comfortable and confidential environment. I aim to build a professional relationship of trust and authenticity through an unconditional and non-judgemental approach.

The therapy might be short or long-term, depending on individual needs. If you would like to discuss whether psychotherapy is appropriate for you, please feel free to make an appointment for an initial consultation. This gives both of us the opportunity to meet to discuss your issues and find out if we would like to meet further. I work face to face and also offer telephone counselling during the daytime and evenings.

Training, qualifications & experience

2012 - Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

2010 - Foundation Course in Awareness in Bereavement Care

2007 - Diploma in Advanced Counselling Skills

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Fees

£80.00 per session

Additional information

Each consultation session is 55 minutes long.
Standard consultation fee: £70.
Couples consultation fee: £90 .
Please do not hesitate to contact me for any special requirements you may have. Thank you

When I work

Daytime & Evening

Type of session

In person
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families

Additional languages

Persian/Farsi

English and Persian