Pegah Houshmand, Registered counsellor (BACP)
Pegah’s training background is a Doctorate in counselling psychology and she has over 10 years of experience within the NHS and the private sector. Her approach is integrative, drawing on the approaches that best suit the issues clients bring into therapy depending on the clients’ needs, working towards goals that are important to the client.
She aims to provide an empathic, supportive space where clients can freely express their thoughts and feelings and feel seen and heard. While therapy helps clients to process difficult or painful thoughts and feelings, she believes that therapy can also focus on the potential of her clients. She works with her clients to identify and draw on their inner resources to live a fuller, more satisfying life.
Pegah’s experience includes working with depression and anxiety, couples counselling, bereavement, OCD, trauma, addiction, PTSD, abuse, agoraphobia, panic attacks and many other issues. She understands the internal and external pressures people can put on themselves, which can lead to unhelpful or damaging coping strategies. She works with her clients to identify healthier ways of managing emotions and stress and has a special interest in eating disorders.
Pegah has also gained valuable experience in working with children through her training with Place2Be, a leading charity specialising in working with children and adolescents. Her work with the younger client’s emphasis on creating a safe, supportive, non-judgmental space to simply be whilst gently facilitating the opportunity for the young clients to explore, better understand and express their through and feelings and achieve positive change through arts and play therapy. Pegah also understands the importance of providing parents the space to explore and understand the difficulties their children may be experiencing and offers sessions to parents to allow the opportunity for parents to explore their child’s needs and how to best support their children through these difficulties.
Training, qualifications & experience
- PsychD (on-going Doctoral research) Psychotherapy & Counselling
- MSc in Psychotherapy & Counselling
- Postgraduate certificate in Psychotherapy and Counselling
- BSc (Hons) in Psychology
- couples counselling
- Child and adolescent therapy
- Eating disorders
- Bereavement and loss
- Post Traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Domestic violence
Pegah has over 10 years of experience within the Psychology field, specialising in relationship issues and couples counselling, depression and anxiety, child and adolescent therapy and addiction. she also has extensive experience in working with trauma, bereavement and loss, substance abuse, eating disorders and domestic violence.
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
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
In addition to the above, She also work in the following areas:
- Couples counselling
- Relationships and separation
- Younger people (7 years+)
- Childhood abuse
- Bereavement and loss
- Pain management
- Pet loss
- Social Anxiety
- War trauma
- Cultural issues
- Self-esteem issues
- Self-confidence issues
Individual - £90.00. You also have the option of booking 6 sessions in advance for a fixed reduced fee of £480.
Couples/Child therapy - £100.00. You also have the option of booking 6 sessions in advance for a fixed reduced fee of £510.
Zoom/Skype/Facetime - £75. You also have the option of booking 6 sessions in advance for a fixed reduced fee of £390.