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Mahwash Gaba AFBPsS, CPsychol

Hook RG27 & Basingstoke RG23
07939 260764 07939 260764 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I am also a Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) Practitioner. I have over 18 years experience of providing assessment and psychological therapies.

I work with adults and adolesecents to help them make sense of their difficulties so they understand their experience better and make better sense of their behaviours and emotions with a new perspective.

The new Jointly created understanding helps clients to feel more in control and helps resolve or manage the psychological impact of their difficulties on their lives. This leads to clients feeling more hopeful and motivated to make progress and also helping themselves to move on rather than feeling 'stuck' and distressed in their particular situations.

Training, qualifications & experience

As I am a Clinical Psychologist, my approach is informed by a range of therapeutic interventions. These include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy and Mindfulness.

For helping people to managing their intense and difficult emotions I offer Emotional Coping Skills training which uses aspects of Dialectical Behaviour therapy.

I am also a registered CAT practitioner and use Cognitive Analytic Therapy for more clinically complex presentations.

I am registered with British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) as a Practitioner Psychologist.

I work in private practice and also for the NHS where I work for a psychological therapies services within a Community Mental Health Team (CMHT).

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.


The Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy

The Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT) is a registered charity. They welcome members of the public, health professionals, ACAT accredited professionals, and anyone interested in finding out more about CAT. They list CAT practitioners.


Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy


£80 - £100 per hour.

I am willing to offer discounts to students, retired persons or those with difficult financial circumstances

Further information

I am registered with AXA-PPP and take on clients from them on a regular basis.

In addition to English, I can converse fluently in Urdu and Punjabi as well.



Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Urdu and Punjabi


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access


I am available in the evenings and some weekends

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Mahwash Gaba AFBPsS, CPsychol

Mahwash Gaba AFBPsS, CPsychol