Noorien Halari PGDip, MBACP (Integrative Psychotherapist & Counsellor)
I am an experienced and qualified integrative psychotherapist and counsellor with years of experience working with a wide variety of difficulties including post-traumatic stress disorder, anger, personality disorders, abuse, violence, parenting and motherhood, depression, early childhood trauma, anxiety, anger, loneliness, guilt, loss and bereavement, development delay, social, behavioural and emotional difficulties and relationship difficulties.
I value a collaborative relationship with my clients and draw from a variety of therapeutic techniques, along with various modalities including psychodynamic, existential, transpersonal, gestalt and humanistic practices. An integrative approach recognises the importance of the whole person, valuing an awareness of the body, feelings, spirit, and intellect. My approach takes into consideration the emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, social and cultural aspects of the individual. This way of working is respectful of diversity and difference and ensures acute attention is paid to the unique character of the individual. My aim as a psychotherapist is to create a safe space that you can work from, to investigate and understand thoughts and feelings which may seem overwhelming
I offer both short and long term work depending on your reasons for seeking therapy. I provide psychotherapy and counselling for individuals from consulting rooms in West London, as well as distance therapy on the phone and Skype for both local and internationally-based clients. I do however prefer that we have met face-to-face for several sessions prior to commencing distance therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and therefore bound by their ethical framework. Registration number: 381484
Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) – Working Towards Accreditation
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling - WIP – Regents University London
- Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling – Regents University London
- Foundation Certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling – Regents University London
- Masters Degree – University College London
- Certificate in Trauma, the Brain & Recovery – CPD
- Certificate in Time-Limited Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Adults, Children, Parents – CPD
- Certificate in Narcissistic disorders – CPD
- Certificate in Existential theory – CPD
- Certificate in Suicide Awareness & Response Training – CPD
- Certificate in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies – CPD
- Certificate in Safeguarding Children and Adults – West London NHS Trust
- Training in Parenting Skills and Engagement
I have full professional indemnity insurance and an enhanced DBS certificate
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Loss of purpose in life
Motherhood and parenting difficulties
Difficulties in pregnancy
Stress or Discrimination
Early childhood trauma
Emotional, Social, Behavioural and Developmental difficulties
The initial appointment is used to share your concerns and reasons for seeking therapy as well as finding out about my approach and recommendations. Within the initial consultation, we would discuss your needs and whether time-limited therapy or longer-term therapy would be helpful. Therapy sessions are 50 minutes long and take place once a week on the same day and at the same time. It is an important part of the therapeutic process that the sessions are consistent and regular, as it allows the work to unfold on a deeper level with the possibility of longer-lasting change. I am open to offering more frequent sessions, if necessary.
How much does it cost?
50-minute initial consultation: £50
50-minute sessions: £65
For self-funding students, job seekers and individuals on a low income, I am open to discussing a lower fee. This can be discussed in the initial consultation.
Over many years I have seen the impact of difficulties on the lives of those affected and on their families and have equally seen how therapy can significantly improve the lives of oneself and loved ones. I have been witness to people in my life exploring their psychological worlds and seeking greater self-awareness. Being exposed to a wide range of personal issues and emotional difficulties myself and the impact that it has had on me, has made me want to help enable others to lead a more peaceful and balanced life.
At the heart of my practice however, I believe that the strength of individual therapy relies on the quality of the therapeutic relationship. I encourage open curiosity, exploration and to reflect on the meaning attributed to feelings, thoughts and experience and how this impacts one’s relationship with themselves, others and the world they inhabit. Through self-awareness and exploration in the “here and now” of the therapeutic relationship, the person can find or become aware of different ways of relating, allowing them to be confident in their choices and decision making.