Rabina Akhtar

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Msc, BSc(Hon), BA(Hon). MBACP(Accred) Counsellor/Supervisor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 6FY
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Struggling with Life?

Are you feeling overwhelmed, struggling with life's challenges, or finding that your coping mechanisms aren't working? If you're ready to tackle something from your past that's holding you back, I'm here to help.

Achieve Positive Change

I'm Rabina, and with over 12 years of professional counselling experience, I support individuals in finding their way back to themselves. My goal is to help you become resilient, regain control, and learn to thrive. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship issues, I can help you manage these challenges and achieve positive, lasting change.

Therapy Focused on Outcomes

In our sessions, we'll focus on practical solutions and coping strategies tailored to your needs. Together, we will work on understanding and managing your emotions, developing healthier coping strategies, and building a more fulfilling life. My approach is compassionate and non-judgmental, ensuring you feel safe and supported throughout your journey.

Types of Counselling Offered

**Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)**

CBT focuses on the here and now, providing practical tools to manage and change problematic thoughts and behaviors. It's effective for a range of issues including anxiety and depression, helping you improve your daily life.

**Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy**

IFS therapy helps you understand and heal the different parts within yourself, promoting self-awareness and emotional healing. This approach is particularly effective for trauma and emotional distress.


Bodynamics integrates body and mind, addressing how we interact with ourselves, others, and our environment. It helps improve relationships and self-understanding, fostering resilience and personal growth.

Transform Your Life

My aim is to provide you with the space and support to find your true self, become resilient, and improve your overall wellbeing. If you're ready to take the first step towards positive change, [contact me](https://lotetreecounselling.com/contact) to schedule a session.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training & Professional Accreditation

I am an Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP Accred.) accredited by the Professional Standards Authority, set up by the Department of Health.


2021/2 Internal Family Systems: Level 1 and Level 2

2020/1 Bodynamics: Foundation Level

2019 Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level II: Emotional Processing, Meaning Making, and Attachment Repair (Developmental Injury)

2018 Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level I: Affect Dysregulation, Survival Defenses, and Traumatic Memory

2016 Relate Qualified Couple Counsellor

2015 Diploma in Relationship Counselling

2013 Certificate in REBT (from The Albert Ellis Institute)

2011 BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling

2010 Diploma in Integrative Counselling

2010 Certificate in CBT Theory and Skills


  • 8 years experience of short term work for various Employee Assistance Programmes.
  • 12 years as Volunteer with Peterborough Cruse.
  • 3 years experience of working with Insight Healthcare, Peterborough.
  • 4 years experience working with couples in Relate centres in Ilford and Peterborough.
  • 2 years volunteering at the One to One Project, Kings Lynn providing counselling support to adult mental health referrals.
  • Past Committee Member for One to One Project and Peterborough Cruse.

Ongoing Training

I am committed to ongoing training as part of my personal and professional development in my work with people.

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


Additional information

CBT/Counselling/IFS price range from £110 (down to £75  a session, if I have lower cost availability).

Couples initial assessment is  £170 for 2 hours. Follow up sessions are £150 for 1.5 hours (90 mins).

Supervision available for counsellors, please contact to discuss.

When I work

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Further information

I am bi-lingual and can provide counselling in Punjabi (Mirpuri).

Lynchwood Park, Orton, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 6FY

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

The counselling rooms are located in Peterborough, 2 mile from the Peterborough Rail Station and regular bus services to the area.    Street parking is available.

Additional languages


Urdu, Punjabi

Online platforms



In person

BSc (Hon)., BACP (Accred.) Counsellor and Supervisor.

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Rabina Akhtar
Rabina Akhtar