Mahwash Gaba AFBPsS, CPsychol
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).
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
- 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
£80 - £100 per hour.
I am willing to offer discounts to students, retired persons or those with difficult financial circumstances
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Urdu and Punjabi|
I am available in the evenings and some weekends
Types of client