Naeema Abbas

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Adv. Dipl. Couns. MBACP Contemporary Integrative
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Hemel Hempstead, HP2
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Welcome, I can offer a neutral non-judgmental listening ear,  and work in a contemporary, gentle and interactive way to help you to untangle difficult feelings or intrusive-limiting thoughts.

I have helped clients with anxiety, depression, loss of a child, cultural issues, low self-esteem, disappointment, shame, guilt and regret, imposter syndrome, feelings of failure, separation, divorce, post divorce, grief and bereavement.

I'm also experienced in Perinatal counselling within the NHS in the areas of pregnancy loss, infant loss and post-natal depression, and I'm in my 5th year volunteering with a charity supporting family and friends following the sudden unexpected loss of a loved one.

Additional specialist areas are: support for carers of those with a long term illness, with complex needs, autism, ADHD and Alzheimer's. Support for victims of online romance scams, loneliness and the unique demands of an expat or foreign service lifestyle or where there is upheaval, cultural challenges or difficulty in assimilation.

I offer walk and talk sessions (risk assessment and weather dependent).

Call or text me on 07826 971 549 to arrange a no obligation chat.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling 
  • Diploma in Integrative Therapeutic Counselling  
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • BSc. (Hons) Biological Sciences – Physiology Major
  • Certificate – Safeguarding Children  
  • Foundation Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling 
  • Certificate – Introduction to Coaching - Ongoing

I am committed to continuous professional development to keep my practice current and have attended various training and workshops including the following: Developing CBT Skills, Working with Trauma, Working with Children and Young People, Counselling Children and Adolescents – Ethics in Practice, Pregnancy and Infant Loss, Assisting Clients with Subsequent Pregnancies after Loss, Support Group Facilitator - Child and Sibling Loss, How to do Counselling Online

Additionally, I have had the following roles:

  • Family Outreach - Volunteer Support for Bereaved Parents & Families – The Compassionate Friends 

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Expat and Foreign Service.

Fees

£50.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free 30-minute initial telephone consultation 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I currently have limited availability. Please contact me to discuss.

Face to face and wheelchair accessible appointments  Tuesday to Thursday - the last  appointment at 4pm

Further information

I offer, secure and confidential Zoom, phone and in person sessions and can work around your schedule. I’m also happy to answer questions and provide information via email or text if that’s where you’d like to begin.  

Hemel Hempstead, HP2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair accessible office is available Tuesday to Thursday for 10am - 4pm appointments

Online platforms

Zoom
Doxy