Nisa Farooq

Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2
+447786921996 +447786921996
Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2

About me

I am Nisa and thank you for taking the time to read.

I am a psychodynamic counsellor and a trained bereavement support worker. Also, I have experience working at NHS Mental Health Services and Cruse Bereavement Care. I participate in further training and workshops, as well as regular clinical supervision to enable me to be more helpful to my clients. I am a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to the high standards and ethical code the organisation expects.

Counselling is an opportunity to talk things through, and together, we can explore your concerns in a confidential, non-judgemental environment. My life experience and study has enabled me to work with difference and diversity.

Counselling is also about gaining self-awareness so that you can make the changes you need to live a more fulfilling and authentic life, often linking issues from the past with the present so that patterns of behaviour can be understood and changed.

I believe finding the right person to work with is an important step in your counselling and through working together, counselling can help bring you relief from emotional distress and help you to make the necessary changes.

I offer a free 15 minute consultation over the telephone to discuss your needs and the possibility of us working together. Please feel free to contact me regarding fees.

Primarily, I specialise in supporting people who are dealing with loss, bereavement, anxiety, depression, childhood abuse, low self-esteem, perfectionism traits and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Relational trauma, created through family dynamics and general life issues. However, I maintain an active professional interest in a variety of areas, which are listed below.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained initially at the University of Hertfordshire for two years and was awarded a Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling.

Subsequently, I completed further training at The Counselling Foundation at St Albans, obtaining a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling.

I am also trained in bereavement support, volunteering for Cruse Bereavement Care Services.

Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling - Counselling Foundation.
Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling - University of Hertfordshire.
Cruse Bereavement Training with Ascentis Accreditation.
BCom Degree in Finance, Banking Management.
Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP

11 years work experience in Mental Health as a Medical Secretary, working within a multi-disciplinary team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, CBT Clinicians and Mental Health Professionals.

15 years working experience in the Financial Sector in Banking and Asset Management.

Cruse Bereavement Support Worker since 2018

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Therapies offered

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Please email re availability

Types of client

Older adults
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Nisa Farooq

Nisa Farooq