Nisa Farooq

Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG2
+447786921996 +447786921996

About me

My name is Nisa and I am a qualified counsellor offering both short and long-term therapy for adults. My life experience and study has enabled me to work with difference and diversity.

I have experience working at Mental Health Services and also a charity which supports people through bereavement. I have a special interest in loss and bereavement and maintain an active interest in a list of other areas stated below.

Psychodynamic counselling can be helpful for many emotional difficulties, conflicts, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, bereavement, childhood abuse, low self-esteem, perfectionism traits, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Relational trauma created through family dynamics and general life issues.  I support clients experiencing a range of difficulties, often looking at the effects that past problems had upon us and how that resonate in the present.

Therapy offers an opportunity for personal development and growth. I believe finding the right person to work with is an important step in your journey, to help bring relief from emotional distress and to gain insight, for you to make the necessary changes. If you have any questions about counselling or how I may be able to help you, then please contact me.

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.

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.

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 - Certified Associate of the Institute of Bankers in South Africa (CAIB(SA)) 2005.
Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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
Employee Assistance Programme
Nisa Farooq

Nisa Farooq