Maliha Neesa: MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy, BA (Hons), DipHE, MBACP
I am a qualified person centred therapist and have an interest in helping people with issues and anxieties. Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd’ (Rumi). For me as a therapist, this sums up counselling in one short sentence, which is helping and facilitating the healing process.
Before becoming a counsellor, I worked with victims of domestic violence for over seventeen years. This involved working with issues such as grief and loss, violence, abuse, discrimination, poverty, health concerns, anxiety, depression, addiction, cultural and religious issues, racism, issues about parenting, relationship difficulties, childhood problems and attempted suicide. These are also some of the issues I have helped clients with through counselling.
I am fully qualified, BACP registered and have a current DBS.
I work mainly as a Person-Centred counsellor and therapist, which means I work in a way which acknowledges that you are the expert on yourself, and know yourself better than I do. I believe it is important that the client feels listened to within the process of therapy.
I am also happy to offer walking and talking therapy (mainly because I like going for walks!), weather permitting!
Having a non-judgemental and supportive manner is essential in the work I do with people. I feel this allows people to be more comfortable within the process of therapy and allows them to explore the issues that are important to them.
I am also able to work in an integrative way which includes using CBT skills and also Mindfulness.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc Counselling and Psychotherapy
- PgDip Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Level 2 Counselling
- Level 3 Counselling
- DipHe Youth and Community Work
- BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£35.00 per hour
I offer concessions for students and unwaged.
Concessions offered for
My first session
I usually offer a free 15 minute initial consultation to get a sense of what you want from therapy and whether you are happy to continue for us to work together. It will usually be at this point that I will take the opportunity to give you some information about the process of therapy, and discuss practical things such as confidentiality and appointment times.
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self-esteem, Self-harm, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Humanistic, Person Centred, Integrative, Behavioural, CBT.
Clients I work with
Adults, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling
Due to the current Covid-19 situation, sessions will take place online via Skype or Facetime, telephone sessions are also an available option.