Natasha Abbasi MBACP, PG Dip. BScEcon, LL Dip.
Kings Hall Road
Anerley Town Hall
0208 2898796 / 07568 375908
I am an integrative transpersonal counsellor. The unique element of transpersonal counselling is that it encompasses mind, body and spirit in the counselling process. It’s a talking therapy but can also involve experiential exercises, visualisation and guided meditation. I sometimes use art and other creative techniques within therapy, which can help us access parts of ourselves that talking alone may not reach.
Before I trained in psychotherapeutic counselling I spent many years in the City, as a banker and a lawyer. I am familiar with the anxiety and stress that working in pressurised environments can bring. I am also familiar with the particular stresses that corporate life can bring – from starting out, through middle management and all the way up to board level.
I have experience of working with people with alcohol misuse and alcoholism as well as other addictions and addictive behaviours. I work to support people in recovery.
I trained at the Psychosynthesis Trust in London and I am a registered BACP member.
How I Work
My style of counselling is gentle and compassionate. We will not be trying to ‘change’ or ‘fix’ you, but to make you the best and most comfortable version of yourself. To empower you and to maximise your sense of agency and purpose. To discover or reclaim the elements you would like more of in your life – be it serenity, motivation, or whatever it is that you are looking for.
It is my belief that you hold the answers to what troubles you at the moment and it is my job to help you find those answers. I believe that the solutions that will work the best are those that are already within yourself and that these will be the ones you come to believe in and that will lead you to where you want to be. You, and everything that is so special and unique and wonderful to you and about you, are your best and most effective assets. Our work together is one of reflection and insight, which will clear your path.
How Counselling Can Help
The psychotherapeutic relationship can enable people to find a way through issues of depression, anxiety disorders and stress, to name but a few. Often people are not sure what is bothering them but wish to explore thoughts and feelings that may have led them to feel stuck, to lose a sense of who they are or the meaning in their life. Counselling provides a safe and non-judgmental space in which you can do this. My role is to support and guide you and to use my professional training and skills to do this, with empathy, experience and compassion.
We will work in the way that is most suited to your needs, whether time-limited, short-term therapy or long term counselling. We will work at your pace, safely but effectively.
You may feel unsure of who to work with and how to choose. So you can call or email me without obligation and let's talk. I can hear about how you are feeling and what you'd like to get out of therapy. After that you can decide if you want to set up an initial meeting.
The next step would be to meet for an initial, free-of-charge session.
After that if you want to proceed, we will arrange to meet every week for a one hour therapy session.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
Psychosynthesis Trust, London: Counselling for Anxiety, Depression, Borderline Personality Disorder, Infertility Counselling, Relationship Issues, Stress.
Women & Girls Network, London: Counselling for clients who have experienced gendered violence, Trauma, Domestic Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Disassociative Disorder and Counselling for Young People and Teenagers.
Trained in: Solutions-Focused Therapy, Brief Therapy and Long Term Therapy.
Qualifications: Post Graduate Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling.
Other Experience & Qualifications: BSc Economics, UK Law degree, UK Solicitor Qualification. I have worked at a senior level in banking and finance in the City of London. I am able to provide counselling for Work-Place Related Stress.
I am also a trained Mental Health Advocate.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Carer support
- Childhood bullying
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Labels and diagnoses are not always helpful – often people are unable to put a name to the distress that they are feeling. If this is how you are feeling right now, I provide a safe, non-judgmental and confidential place for us to try and find you relief, solutions and peace.
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My fee is £45 for individuals' one-to-one sessions and £60 for couples' sessions.
We will begin with a one-hour initial consultation. This gives us a chance to get to know each other, to talk through what has brought you to counselling and gives you the opportunity to see how you feel about us working together for you.
There is no charge for the initial consultation.
Reduced rates may be offered to students or to those in need of therapy and unable to meet the fees.
My practice serves the areas of Bromley, Beckenham, Chislehurst, Dulwich.
I also have a practice room in Tooley Street, London Bridge.
Evening and weekend appointments are available.
Car parking is available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Urdu, Spanish, Arabic|
Evening and Weekend appointments are available.
Types of client