Dr Masrita Ishaq CPsychol
Are you or a loved one feeling tearful, lost, overwhelmed, panicky, angry or out of control? I may be able to help with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, anger and trauma.
I am a registered and qualified Counselling Psychologist offering psychological therapy in Guildford and Godalming for young people and adults. I offer weekday daytime and evenings as well as weekend appointments.
You or a family member may have been wondering about seeking therapy for some time now and isn’t sure if it’s the right step to take. Sometimes it’s easier speaking to someone who isn’t involved in your immediate surrounding or in the situation itself. They have less emotional ties and therefore more able to offer an objective view. My training means that I have an understanding of mental health diagnosis and experience of working with issues that have been going on for some time.
I do not judge what you bring to the therapeutic space, instead, the work is on developing an empathetic understanding of your thoughts, feelings and actions. The first appointment is used to make a full assessment of the situation. This is also a time for the both of us to consider if we’ll work effectively together and to discuss the therapeutic contract that establishes and maintains the safety of the therapy.
I work integratively drawing from psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and mindfulness. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Clinical supervision is available for trainees and qualified professionals.
Training, qualifications & experience
HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist
BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Eligible to apply to the British Psychological Society’s Register of Applied Psychology Practice Supervisors (RAPPS)
PsychD Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology
BPS Approved Certificate in Clinical Supervision
BPS Approved Certificate in Resource Based Therapies- Motivational Interviewing, Solution focused brief therapy
BPS Approved Certificate in Trauma Focused CBT to work with PTSD
MSc Counselling Studies
I have extensive experience of working with people at difference stages in their lives- such as students studying in further education, working adults, to individuals presenting with complex physical and mental health difficulties who need 24-hour support.
I have offered brief short-term therapy (6 sessions) to longer term (2 years) therapy. In addition, I have facilitated reflective practice groups and offer clinical supervision for staff members in organisational settings.
I currently work in inpatient mental health and forensic settings. I am also a counsellor with the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) in Guildford.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Individual sessions: £75 for a 50 minutes’ sessions including the full initial assessment session
- Students or therapists in training (self-funded): £50 for 50 minutes session
- Low-cost counselling: Available for those unemployed or receiving benefits at £40 per 50 minutes session
- Clinical Supervision for qualified practitioners- £65 for one-hour appointment
- Clinical Supervision for Trainees or therapists in training- £50 for one-hour appointment
I am a registered practitioner with:
- AXA PPP
Please feel free to email me at email@example.com and I will get back to you as soon as I can, which is usually within a day.
I look forward to hearing from you.