Nisa Farooq

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Accredited Member (MBACP)
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Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello  my name is Nisa. I am an Accredited BACP Psychodynamic Counsellor and Bereavement Counsellor.

In my practice, I have helped clients struggling with anxiety, depression, bereavement, childhood abuse, shame, anger, low self-esteem, narcissistic injuries, victims of crime, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorder,  body dysmorphia and relational trauma created through family dynamics,.

Reaching out for counselling and psychotherapy isn’t easy to do, especially if you haven’t gone to therapy before. Taking that first step is, perhaps the hardest step of all and it takes huge courage to realise that you may need help, and no longer want to suffer and struggle to cope on your own. At first, speaking to a therapist may feel daunting and you may feel uncertain about what to say or what it is that the therapist can do for you.

Counselling can make the difference between ‘continuing to struggle to suffer in silence’ or ‘developing inner strength and the self-belief’ needed to bring about real change.

How I work...

Psychodynamic therapy explores the significance of earlier life experiences in shaping our psychological development and our relationships as adults. We will explore your past – and look at the present – to better understand past events, how they are remembered or re-lived, and what effect they may still be having, so that we can understand your present thoughts and what lies behind them.

We all have experiences that shape how we think, feel and behave in the here-and-now. Making links between the present and the past will allow us to understand where certain emotions come from; through this process, we learn new ways to move forward.

Finding the right person to share  your story, is an important part in your healing journey. When you are ready, please contact me on this directory or visit my

How I deliver therapy :  Face to face,  online and telephone counselling.

Face to face sessions on a Monday from 9am to 4pm
Telephone and video sessions. Monday to Thursdays, 7pm to 9pm.
Fridays 9am to 12 noon.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experienced working in an NHS Mental Health service since 2009  with a multidisciplinary team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Mental Health Workers, Counsellors and CBT Therapists.


  • Postgraduate Diploma- Psychodynamic Counselling at The Counselling Foundation (St Albans).
  • I also hold a certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, 
  • Cruse Bereavement Training offering bereavement counselling.
  • BCom degree in Banking Management 2005.
  • I abide by BACP's Code of Ethics.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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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£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer an initial consultation session which lasts 60 minutes, where you will have an opportunity to talk about what’s brought you to counselling and to explore what support you may need from therapy.  This is an opportunity to ask any questions you may have. If you would like further sessions, then we will agree on a weekly time that works for both of us.

I always recommend that clients have a regular weekly session, as this allows us to develop a strong therapeutic relationship. I am also aware that it may not always be possible to have weekly sessions and I am happy to be flexible to meet your needs around your availability.

Missed appointments and cancellations. If you cancel within 24hrs, unfortunately the session is charged in full. This is to help make the most effective use of my time for all my clients.

Treatment sessions fees are from £45 and payable by bank transfer.
Treament sessions 50 minutes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer face to face therapy sessions in Stevenage on a Monday from 9am to 4pm.

Monday to Thursdays 7pm to 9m.

Fridays 9am to 12noon.
I do have some slots on Saturday.

Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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I offer face to face sessions on a Monday at the Sherm Batson Centre 10-12 Exchange Road, Bedwell, Stevenage

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Nisa Farooq
Nisa Farooq