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Adv. Dipl. Couns. MBACP Contemporary Integrative

About me

Hi, I'm Naeema, I offer a confidential space and a non-judgemental listening ear, while working in a contemporary interactive way. My lived experiences allow me to understand the struggles of anxiety and of trying to fit in or conform and the feelings of powerlessness, confusion and internal unrest that come with pretending that everything is ok. I have helped clients with anxiety, depression, cultural issues, low self-confidence, imposter syndrome, relationship difficulties, grief, and trauma both recent and past.

I'm experienced working in Perinatal Counselling within an NHS hospital in the specialist areas of pregnancy anxiety, pregnancy loss, infant loss and post-natal depression and I am also a volunteer counsellor with The Road Victims Trust, working with those who have suffered a sudden unexpected loss due to a road traffic collision as well as with drivers and witnesses.

Additional specialist areas are: separation, divorce and post-divorce, support for carers of those with complex needs, autism, ADHD and Alzheimer's, loneliness and the unique demands of an expat or foreign service lifestyle or where there is upheaval, cultural challenges or difficulty in assimilation. 

Call or text me on 07826 971 549 to arrange a no obligation chat to discuss how I can help.  

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:

  • Speaker on Grief and Resilience – University of Hong Kong Medical School – PhD in Psychology Class
  • Family Outreach - Volunteer Support for Bereaved Parents & Families – The Compassionate Friends (USA) 
  • Support Group Facilitator – The Loving Arms Infant Loss Support Group, Christiana Care Hospital (USA) 
  • Speaker/Trainer on: How Professionals Can Assist Parents Following Child Loss – Christian Care Hospital, Nemours A.I duPont Hospital for Children and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (USA) 

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

From £45.00 to £75.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

  • £50.00 per remote session (£45.00 per session for a block of 6 sessions)
  • From £60.00 per in-person sessions (London from £75.00)
  • Free 30-minute telephone consultation 

When I work

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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
Adults
Older adults

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