Naveed Asghar GradDip, Registered Member MBACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Naveed Asghar GradDip, Registered Member MBACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Greater Manchester


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About me

Searching for and seeing a counsellor can be a daunting experience for some people, but doing so can be seen as a major step in making moves to becoming more contented with life.

I am an experienced, qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I provide a safe environment with a non-judgemental, empathic and compassionate service for clients experiencing psychological issues that are painful, hoping to work through them and get to a stage where they feel content with their lives.

My approach to counselling is primarily Person-Centred although I am able to incorporate Solution Focused Brief Therapy techniques into my practice. I have also some training in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and can apply techniques from this method of therapy when required.

I have worked with clients presenting with various issues such as low self-esteem or confidence, self-harm, depression, anxiety, abuse, anger management, bereavement and panic attacks.

Working with children and young people

I have experience in counselling children from ages 11 to 16, having worked in a secondary school referral unit with clients experiencing emotional and behavioural issues such as ADHD and autism. Prior to my current position I was working for Barnardos, counselling children between the ages of 6 to 18.

I am currently working for the NHS in Lancashire counselling children from ages 5 to 18.


I work from private premises based in Rochdale, Lancashire. There is free parking available outside the building.

The next step

You can either send me an email or call me for an initial conversation. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have and arrange the first session.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Introduction to Counselling certificate
  • BACP accredited Graduate Diploma in Counselling
  • BACP Endorsed Foundation Certificate in Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • BACP Endorsed Certificate Level 1 in Solution Focus Briefed Therapy
  • BACP Endorsed Certificate in Youth Counselling
  • Training in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

I have nearly 10 years experience, having qualified at the University of Chester.

My previous job roles have included working within the NHS where I have worked at both the Cheshire & Wirral and the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trusts, along with having worked at a medical centre in North Wales. Within these NHS environments I worked with clients presenting with a wide range of various issues.

I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their code of ethics. The BACP is a large governing body regulating counselling and psychotherapy.

Whilst practising as a counsellor I attend what's known as clinical supervision for all my client work. This helps ensure that my practice is of a continued high, professional standard towards my clients.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Fees: £40 per session

Concessions available for trainees/students

Sessions last up to 1 hour

I also accept referrals from GP's, other health professionals and Employee Assistance Programs although they aren't necessary.

Further information


Mr. P.H.- Thank you Naveed for helping me to see the good in myself"

Mr. J.C. - “It helped airing and talking about the issues which brought me to seek help from Naveed. I felt that in our sessions he was most valuable and I feel much better for it. I seemed to have reached a comfortable plateau. I thank you for your kind attention."

Miss. N.B. - "Counselling helped me see clearly. Naveed is a very good and lovely counsellor. I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your support and help & being so nice. Best wishes, N.B :)"

Mr. S.G. - "Useful in that I have uncovered things about myself that I did not know. I went to counselling because I was angry and Naveed helped a lot with that."

Maps & Directions

Rochdale, OL12

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Seven days a week (evenings and weekends are available)

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme