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About me

Currently I am offering face to face, telephone and online services.

Do you feel alone, anxious, depressed, unappreciated or experience a low mood? Do you sometimes feel that many things are left unsaid and that nobody really understands you? Do you have little self-worth, lack in confidence and struggle with most things that you may wish to do? Are the daily demands of home life and work stress increasing? Has the recent pandemic changed your work situation or your family life? You may have suffered loss/bereavement or be caring for a relative. You may be in an abusive and or a violent relationship and in need of support?

I welcome you; my name is Naveed. I am a qualified Integrative Relational Counsellor/Psychotherapist. I have also trained in Systemic Family practice and Couples therapy. I am able to offer support to Individuals, Couples, and groups be it at work or within community settings. I am able to use various theoretical approaches to explore and gain insight into your patterns, behaviour and emotional difficulties.

I will provide a safe, non-judgemental space to listen to you, so you can be heard, supported and understood. I can support you to safely explore presenting issues. Together you and I can find new ways that can help change and improve your life. My specialist areas are Domestic violence and Sexual abuse, solution focused therapy with couples, personality disorders, loss and bereavement and anxiety.

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 are 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.

How I work

I work with young people aged 16+ and adults.  I can offer face to face, telephone or online counselling.

I offer both brief and long term therapy.
I work with individuals, groups and Couples.

Individual therapy-Each session is for 50 minutes

Couples therapy- Each session is for 60 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

My Qualifications

I hold a First-Class BA (Hons) in Integrative-Relational Counselling from Middlesex University and I am a registered member of the BACP.

I have been awarded a scholarship and am currently studying an MA in 'Understanding Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse'.

I hold a Distinction- Higher Education Diploma in Counselling.

I have certification for the National Institute for Heath and Care Excellence (NICE)- Certificate in Anxiety Disorders.

I am an Anxiety UK Approved Therapist.

I hold a Couples and Family Systemic Practice Certification


  • Suicide Prevention
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Cruse Bereavement
  • Solution Focused Couples Therapy
  • ACTO certification for Online/Telephone Counselling
  • Understanding Anger
  • Mental Health Awareness.
  • Mindfulness
  • 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.

Member organisations


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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Domestic Violence

Sexual abuse & Trauma

Road Rage

Individuals affected by cancer or a terminal illness.

Support for Carers

Photos & videos


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

After a brief telephone consultation, we can meet for the initial assessment session which is charged at;

£50.00 for individuals

£85.00 for couples.

Thereafter I charge;

£60 for Individuals for 50 minute session.

£90.00 for couples therapy for 60min session.

Group prices available upon request.

When I work

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Friday,

Unit 3, Paris, Parklands, Railton Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 9JX

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Additional languages

Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi