Rabina Akhtar

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Therapist and Supervisor
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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?

Your own coping mechanisms don’t seem to be working?

Feeling overwhelmed?

Ready to deal with something from your past that might be holding you back?

I’m Rabina and I’m here to support you when things get in the way of YOU being YOU…

Over my 12 years of experience in professional counselling I’ve identified 3 main approaches that I feel have the biggest impact on, and make the biggest difference to those that I work with: CBT, Internal Family Systems and Bodynamics.

CBT focuses on the problems in the here and now, and looks for practical ways people can improve life on a daily basis, it’s aims is to help people manage their problems by changing how they think and behave. 

Internal Family Systems is based on the premise that we all have several parts living within us that fulfil both healthy and unhealthy roles. Life events or trauma, however, can force us out of those healthy roles into extreme roles. The good news is that these internal roles are not static and can change with time and work. 

Bodynamics is a somatic psychology approach, it deals with the very nature of how we interact and relate with our selves, others and our environment, how we decide what is important in our lives, and how we make decisions and what kind of relationships we get into.

The overall aim of any therapy is for to make some space for you to find you, to regain you, to become resilient and learn how to be better at being you – it is all about YOU.

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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£75.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Health Assured

Additional information

CBT/Counselling/IFS session rates are £75.00.  Each session is 60 minutes.

Couples session are £90 for an hour,  £160 for two hours.  An initial couple session is recommended at 2 hours.

Supervision session range from £70 per 60 minutes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

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

Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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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

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In person

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

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Rabina Akhtar
Rabina Akhtar