Sometimes life can feel overwhelming. Something may have happened that has upset you or you may be feeling stressed, anxious or really low. Or maybe you’re not sure what the issue is, and you just feel "stuck." And perhaps now you’ve got to a point where you feel exhausted from trying to hold it all together and putting on a brave face for the outside world. If this is you, you don’t have to struggle on your own. I can help.
I’m Nabeelah and I offer counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to women in two locations: Knowle in Solihull and Hall Green in Birmingham.
How counselling can help
The women I work with gain on so many levels. Not only can counselling help to reduce things like anxiety and stress, but it can also have an impact on your physical health, as well as improving your relationships with those close to you.
Some of the benefits of counselling reported by clients are:
- Worrying less
- More confident in your decisions
- Discovering coping mechanisms
- Being less concerned with what others think
- Fewer arguments and more intimacy with your partner
- Saying “no” without feeling guilty
- Being able to control your anger better
- Having more energy and sleeping better
So, if you would like to start making changes in your life, then please contact me.
A little about me
For the past 30 years, I have worked as an Orthoptist 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 feel concerned about what to say or feel nervous about sharing your inner thoughts with a stranger. You may also worry that you’ll be judged in some way or even that your issue is not “serious enough.” I, therefore, make every effort to help you feel at ease, to enable you to speak freely and explore whatever is troubling you.
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/
I have helped women with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, family issues, panic disorders, bereavement, anger management, generalised anxiety disorder and low self-esteem. I also have a special interest in working with mums with postnatal depression and women struggling with the menopause.
For more details about me and the way I work, please visit my website: https://www.gateway-counselling.com.
If you have any questions or concerns, I am happy for you to call me for an informal chat. I offer a free 15-minute telephone consultation, with no obligation.
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 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
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per session (50 minutes)
Free 15-minute telephone consultation.
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.