Dr Masoumeh Minou PhD, MSc, BA, MBACP PG Dip Counselling and Psychotherapy
29A Gower Road
I am a warm and empathic therapist and offer you a safe and calm environment to help you through your challenges for as long as you want. I believe that we all have the inner strength to change the things that make us unhappy in life and to grow into the person we want to be. My intention is to support you explore and face your problems and increase your self-esteem to achieve your goals.
I have a PhD and a Masters degree in Behaviour change. I am also a fully qualified BACP registered integrative counsellor, psychotherapist. I provide cutting edge, research informed counselling and psychotherapy using an integrative approach that has been proven effective in working with a wide range of issues.
I understand the process of finding the right therapist that suits you and your needs and whom you can trust is not easy. I intend to help you choose the right therapist that you feel comfortable with and can work with by offering you an initial session for just £10. You can then decide if working with me feels right for you and you would like to continue. I offer both short and long term contracts and will carry out regular reviews with you to ensure that you feel happy with the work.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PhD in Behavioural change - Over 10 years experience in working with families, adults, older adults, BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) groups, women, children and adolescents
- MSc in Behavioural Science (Dependency)
- BA Hons
- Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling- Awarded the Significant Personal and Academic Achievement student prize
- Certificate in Counselling Skills
- ASIST trained
- Self-Harm first aid Trained
- Fully trained Loss and Bereavement counsellor– Cruse Bereavement Care Volunteer
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I provide cutting edge, research informed counselling and psychotherapy as well as nutrition advice for people who struggle with their weight, food, eating & their body. I use behaviour change models to help individuals identify the issues surrounding their weight gain/loss and to adopt healthy habits and maintain their behaviour change on a long term basis. I have a track record of helping children, families, and individual adults adopting healthy habits and achieving a healthy weight and the ideal body they always wanted.
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
- Gestalt therapy
- Humanistic therapies
- Interpersonal therapy
- Other therapies
- Person-centred therapy
The fees stated below are payable for each 50 minute session and cover my time as well as ongoing professional costs which include: room hire; regular supervision, membership fees for professional organisations; insurance; ongoing professional training.
Counselling/Psychotherapy from £45 individuals £60 couples
Student discount and Concessions Counselling Certificate and Diploma Students
I use an integrative approach as I like the possibilities that lie in combining the strengths of a range of theories and psychological therapies. Integrative counselling and psychotherapy has been proven effective in working with a wide range of life problems and diagnosis including (for example) stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loss and Bereavement, trauma, immigration issues, identity problems, addictive behaviour (including substance misuse) and relationship difficulties. I use the latest cutting edge Behavioural Change Models and various psychotherapy approaches such as: Solution-Focused, Brief Therapy, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt and Person-Centred, tailoring the therapy to adjust to the requirements of the individual client, as everyone has differing needs.
My practice is based on a relational approach and a collaborative way of working. I welcome questions and discussion of the process of your therapy at any time. You can expect a clear contract with me on the issues you choose to work with - I hope to support your increased freedom to make real choices in other areas of your life.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Full availability Monday-Saturday. Sessions require booking in advance.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|