BA (Hons), MBACP
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For a quick introduction, please have a look at the short video towards the bottom of the page.
Hello and welcome to my page. My name is Nabeelah and my passion, as a therapist, is to empower women and to enable them to make changes in their lives.
Maybe you would like to:
- Feel less stressed and happier with your life?
- Let go of overthinking, perfectionism or people pleasing?
- Be more confident in your decisions?
- Improve your relationships?
- Work through negative baggage that is holding you back?
- Develop different ways of coping?
- Manage your work-life balance
- Start to value yourself more?
- Learn ways to manage your anger better?
If you can relate to any of the above, I can help you to work through these challenges.
A little about me
For the past 30 years, I worked as an Orthoptist (eyes) within the NHS. However, after having counselling myself, and realising the huge impact it had on me, I decided to re-train to become a psychotherapist.
I am also a woman in midlife and a mum of grown-up children and have lived through the many trials and tribulations that life throws at us. And it’s this combination of my personal experiences, my extensive training and my passion to help others, that I bring to the counselling room.
I also understand how the thought of counselling can be a daunting prospect. You may be worried about trusting someone with your deepest thoughts and feelings. Or you may have concerns about being judged in some way or even that your issue is not “serious enough.” I, therefore, make every effort to help you feel at ease by providing a warm, confidential space, so that you can speak freely and explore whatever is troubling you.
I have a special interest in working with women in midlife struggling with the menopause or empty nest syndrome. I also have experience working with postnatal depression and miscarriage.
What to do next?
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. The best way to reach me is by email. I aim to reply within 24 hours (except weekends). If you do not hear from me, please check your spam folder.
I offer a free 15-minute consultation, with no obligation.
If you would like more information about what to do once you’ve decided to try counselling, and what the first session involves, take a look at my website on “What to do next?” https://www.gateway-counselling.com/contact/
Please note, I am currently only offering online and telephone counselling.
For more details about me and the way I work, please visit my website: https://www.gateway-counselling.com.
Training, qualifications & experience
Qualifications and Training:
- BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy (Warwick University)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - The Association for Psychological Therapies (APT)
- Online and Telephone Counselling (Counselling Tutor)
- Anger Management Training
- Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner
- Creative Approaches to Counselling
- RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills
- BSc (Hons) Health Sciences
- Menopause Training
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within its ethics and codes. I engage in on-going professional development and I hold an enhanced DBS certificate.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Sessions are 50 minutes
When I work
I am available on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 am till 7 pm.
I work from two conveniently located clinics in Knowle and Hall Green. Both clinics have free street parking, bus routes, wheelchair access, as well as having a reception area.