Naveed Shaikh MBACP
Do you feel alone, anxious, depressed, unappreciated or have a low mood. Do you feel many things are left unsaid and that nobody really has time to understand you. Do you have little self worth, lack in confidence and struggle with most things that you attempt to do. Are the daily demands of home life and work stress increasing? It just may be that you feel that you need to talk to someone.
My name is Naveed and I provide a safe, non-judgemental space where I can listen to you. I can help you to explore presenting issues. You and I can explore new ways that can help change and improve your life.
I am a qualified Integrative Relational Counsellor/Psychotherapist which means our sessions can be tailored to meet your needs. I am able to use various theoretical approaches to explore and gain insight into your patterns, behaviour and emotional difficulties. Our relationship is key to our therapeutic work together. My aim would be to develop a trusting and supportive relationship which can help you to talk through your difficulties.
As an Anxiety UK approved therapist, I am able to help with differing anxiety conditions for example, general anxiety disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, agoraphobia, panic disorder, phobias, panic attacks, health anxiety, etc.
I am also an approved Therapist for Vitality Health Care Insurance.
I understand coming to counselling can be difficult but I will be there to support you but more importantly you are in charge of your sessions so you can choose to talk about what is important for you. I will support you to explore and improve your well-being and help you to explore choices and change that is beneficial for you. Whilst exploring potentially difficult or painful areas of your life, I will treat your issues and concerns with compassion, care and sensitivity.
- I offer both brief and long term therapy.
How I work
I work with young people aged 16+ and adults. I offer both brief and long-term therapy. I can offer face to face, telephone or online counselling.
Each session is for 50 minutes.
While we work together, we will continually review our work to ensure that your goals and expectations are being met.
I am a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their Ethical Framework. I am fully insured.
I am also an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist providing therapeutic support to the charity’s members and partner beneficiaries. I am subject to Anxiety UK’s regular monitoring of my professional qualifications, supervision, continual professional development, insurance and professional body membership in addition to complying with the ethical framework and professional standards set down by my registered governing body.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a First-Class BA (Hons) in Integrative-Relational Counselling from Middlesex University and I am a registered member of the BACP.
Distinction- Higher Education Diploma in Counselling.
National Institute for Heath and Care Excellence (NICE)- Certificate in Anxiety Disorders.
Anxiety UK Approved Therapist.
· Suicide Prevention
· Mental Health Awareness.
· Equality and Diversity.
· Safeguarding for Children and Adults.
· Trauma and Disassociation Training.
· Personality Disorder Training
· Identity- ‘Can you tell me who I am’
· Exploring Narcissism
· Attachment issues in Counselling
· Breakaway Training-Crucial Skills for Aggressive Behaviour.
· Therapeutic management of Violence and Aggression
· Loss and Trauma
· Erotic Transference in a Counselling Room
· Information Governance.
· NHS Corporate Training- Patient Care Experience
Currently I am working with the NHS, I am counselling individuals that are self-referred through IAPT or through the GP for differing issues for example, anxiety, anger, addictions, depression or low mood. I also work for an NHS Trust charity that offers therapy to cancer patients, terminally ill patients and families that are affected by a diagnosis of a family member. I also work with survivors of rape and sexual abuse for RASASC.
In the past I have worked at Safe Haven, where I have provided support to individuals suffering from high anxiety, personality disorders and mental health crisis. I have also offered work-place counselling for Royal Borough of Kingston. I have worked in an NHS GP surgery offering counselling to patients. I have facilitated groups and have provided support for women suffering from post-natal depression. I have also facilitated and provided support for groups of adults ranging from 16+ suffering from depression. I have also worked in a secure psychiatric unit in a hospital supporting adolescents and adults suffering from severe mental health issues and personality disorders.
My work is supported by a senior supervisor.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Individuals affected by cancer or a terminal illness.
Support for Carers
Photos & videos
After a brief telephone consultation, we can meet for the initial assessment session which is charged at £25.00.
I offer Counselling at two locations:
Guildford Eaves location- Session charge £50
Teddington Location- Session Charge £55
Concessions are available so please contact me for details.
A discounted rate for telephone and online counselling can be agreed.
Other discounts are available.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Friday, Saturday 8am - 8pm
Types of client