Nabeelah Khan-Cheema

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BA (Hons), MBACP
Available for new clients
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Solihull B93 & Birmingham B28
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

For a quick introduction, please have a look at my 15 second video.

Issues I can help with

Some of the main issues I have helped women to navigate are:

  • Anxiety-You may be feeling overwhelmed, stressed, overthinking, and just worrying excessively about lots of things, often thinking about worse case scenarios. Or worrying about what other people think of you and avoiding or wanting to escape from situations. You may also struggle with uncertainty and want lots of reassurance from others.
  • Depression-This can show up as feeling low, having little interest, pleasure or energy in doing things, which can lead to feelings of loneliness and isolation. You may think bad about yourself, think of yourself as a failure or feel really hopeless. This can also affect your appetite as well as lead to disturbances in your sleep.
  • Low Self-esteem/Low Self-confidence-When you have low self-esteem, you may think negatively about yourself, doubting your abilities, criticising, or blaming yourself, and feeling less deserving than others. Perhaps you always try to do everything perfectly, worry about making mistakes or getting things wrong, and go out of your way to please other people. Low self-confidence can also lead to constantly comparing yourself to others, including the way you look, and therefore never feeling good enough.
  • Relationship Issues-A breakdown in a relationship, whether it’s romantic, family, friendship or a work colleague, can be very distressing. Maybe you’re going through a separation or divorce, or trust has been broken following infidelity or betrayal. Or you want to improve how you communicate with the other person, to have your needs met and gain mutual respect. Perhaps you find it difficult to say “no” or manage your anger when in a conflict situation.
  • Bereavement/Loss-The pain of loss can feel overwhelming. Grief can accompany events such as the death of a loved one, the end of a relationship, losing your home or job or even losing your good health and not being able to do the things you used to.
  • Menopause and Midlife -The physical and emotional changes brought about by the menopause can affect how some women feel about themselves. You may start to lose your confidence, feel less attractive, feel less valued and start to question your purpose in life. These feelings can be exacerbated by what else is going on in midlife. You may be caring for elderly parents, struggling with teenagers, coming to terms with adult children leaving home or have work or financial pressures. Midlife can also be a time of reflection, which may bring up unresolved issues from the past as well as evaluating your current relationships.
  • Miscarriage-Having a miscarriage can be devastating. You may drift between feeling sadness and anger, and wondering whether you could have prevented the loss. If you’ve experienced more than one miscarriage, this may lead to a feeling of dread, a sense of blame that my body can't do the thing it is supposed to be able to do, and perhaps thoughts of never being able to have children. And what can make things even harder, is a feeling that no one around you understands, as people can make very well meaning comments, but they can often make you feel more upset or angry.

About me

Before I became a therapist, I worked as an Orthoptist (eyes) in the NHS, for over 30 years, which was a very valuable but stressful experience. My journey into counselling began when I had my own struggles and turned to a counsellor for support. This life-changing experience prompted me to change my career and want to help other women with their mental health.

As a woman in midlife and a mum of grown-up children, I have lived through the many trials and tribulations that life throws at us. I am also a second generation South Asian and so I can appreciate the impact of growing up with two cultures.

And it’s this combination of my life experiences, my extensive training and my passion to help others, that I bring to the counselling room.

How I can help

My aim is to help women to feel more confident, be more accepting of who they are, and to have the tools to manage the difficulties they are facing.

Together we would explore what is troubling you now and perhaps how your past experiences may have impacted you, in order to gain some insight and clarity. We would also identify what strengths you have and how you can use those to help with your issues, as well as looking at how you could do things differently.

Sometimes talking things though and having a different perspective on things can lead to changes. However, we can also utilise Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) based strategies and other resources to help you manage your thoughts and feelings and make changes.

I understand how the thought of counselling can be a daunting prospect. I have therefore tried to provide a space where you feel genuinely heard and understood and feel safe to talk about things you may not have shared with others before.

What to do next?

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to 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 phone consultation, which is just an informal chat to see how we might work together.

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:

  • BA (Hons) Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy (Warwick University)
  • BSc (Hons) Health Sciences

Additional Professional Development  Training:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) - The Association for Psychological Therapies (APT)
  • Online and Telephone Counselling (Counselling Tutor)
  • Anger Management Training
  • Menopause Training
  • Body Image Training
  • Creative Approaches to Counselling

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.

Member organisations

BACP
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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Sessions are 50 minutes

When I work

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I am available on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 am till 7 pm.

Further information

If you would like details of my Privacy Policy, please check my website: https://www.gateway-counselling.com/privacy-policy/

The Treatment Rooms, 1619 Warwick Road, Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands, B93 9LF

Solihull Well Being Clinic, 15 Highfield Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B28 0EL

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Microsoft Teams

Social

Nabeelah Khan-Cheema
Nabeelah Khan-Cheema