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Registered Member (MBACP)

About me

Hello, I'm Nisa.

My ethos, a commitment to create a confidential, safe space, making room for painful feelings where you can be heard and understood. It is by exploring the depths of your thoughts and feelings and allowing you to speak the unspoken, without being judged.

Whilst therapeutic approaches vary, the relationship between us, is ultimately the key to therapeutic change. It is my hope that through working together, alongside you, counselling can help bring relief from emotional distress.

I am a BACP registered Counsellor and have a special interest in working with anxiety, low mood, depression, bereavement, grief, childhood abuse, shame, anger, low self-esteem, narcissism, perfectionism traits, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), relational trauma created through family dynamics and general life issues.

Psychodynamic counselling offers a great deal of significance to the role of earlier life experiences in shaping our psychological development and our relationships as adults. The aim is to give you self-awareness, empower and encourage growth, overcome fears, and provide insight to make the necessary changes.

Getting in touch.

Seeking therapy can be challenging and daunting, and making that first call is never easy. In reality, counselling could make the difference between continuing to struggle or developing inner strength and self belief to change. However, when you are ready, I am here as finding the right person to share your painful experiences is an important step in your journey. At this time, I have a limited amount of spaces and I offer zoom online or telephone counselling - please get in touch.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling - University of Hertfordshire.
  • Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling - Counselling Foundation.
  • Cruse Bereavement Training offering bereavement counselling.
  • BCom degree in Banking Management 2005.
  • I abide by BACP's Code of Ethics.

Experience working in a Mental Health service since 2009 in a multidisciplinary team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Mental Health Workers and CBT Therapists.

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Additional information

My fee is £40 for 50 minutes.

Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme