Raihaana Hussein - Registered MBACP, BSc (Hons), DipPC, DipTC, CertCS
When you are feeling overwhelmed with difficulties in your life, talking to a trained counsellor or psychotherapist, in a safe, non-judgemental environment, can often help you find ways to resolve difficult issues. Counselling and psychotherapy can help you feel supported as you explore difficult situations, identify solutions, and support you as you cope with change.
No matter what the problem is that you are experiencing, I understand that taking the first step and sharing personal distress with someone else can be difficult. Seeing a counsellor or psychotherapist will enable you to talk to someone who will listen without judgement, and who will offer a fresh perspective that allows you to get to the root of what is troubling you.
I am a registered, experienced senior counsellor, psychotherapist and supervisor offering short and long-term therapy and supervision to adults on a one to one basis. I am trained to degree and diploma level and adhere to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework.
Registered MBACP: 77851
How can I help?
I work with a range of issues which include:
- Addictions and phobias
- Anxiety and panic attacks
- Bereavement, trauma and abuse
- Depression and feelings of anger
- Effects of cancer and illness
- Lack of confidence/low self esteem
- Long standing emotional difficulties
- Redundancy and work related stress
- Relationship and sexual difficulties
- Self harm and eating disorders
- Stress related problems and significant life changes/events
- Suicidal feelings, and many more
I have full Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance, and I also have regular supervision. As mentioned, I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their Code of Ethics for good practice.
For more information, please go to: www.rh-cp.co.uk
Training, qualifications & experience
BSc (Hons) Psychology
Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
BACP Register Certificate of Proficiency
I have trained and worked in the field of mental health since 2006. After graduating with a degree in psychology, I volunteered at a local mental health charity as a social support and drop-in worker for many years, supporting people with a wide range of mental health issues.
As well as my current private practice in Enfield, I worked as a counsellor at an alcohol and drugs advisory service supporting clients dealing with substance misuse, and at local cancer support centre working with clients and their families/carers who have been impacted by the effects of cancer. I also provide short-term sessions of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy for national healthcare groups and for private clients who may self-refer to me.
I am also a Lecturer in Counselling teaching a variety of counselling skills and studies courses to trainee counsellors at a local further education college.
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
Counselling for Students and Trainees
As a student training to be a therapist you may be required to attend your own personal therapy sessions. Initially this might feel like yet another 'imposed requirement' but you will quickly find it invaluable as you process course material and experience thoughts and feelings from your wider life experience. It is during your own therapy where a significant amount of personal growth and self-development occurs, enhancing your learning and practice. I have a limited number of special rate sessions during the daytime for students and trainees, please contact me to discuss how I may be able to help.
Individual sessions are charged at £50 per 50 minute session and payment is to be made at beginning of each session by cash.
Should you cancel giving less than 24 hours notice or fail to attend a session the full fee will be charged, and it is requested that this is paid at the next session or sent by cheque through the post. A receipt can be provided upon request.
I know the current economic climate is not favourable and so I may be able to offer a limited number of reduced fee sessions for students and unemployed clients. I will do my best to help.
I offer one to one supervision to student/trainee and qualified counsellors. My model is integrative using a variety of interventions to ensure each supervisee is able to fully utilise their supervision and feel supported, held and challenged.
Individual sessions are charged at £65 per an hour and a half. I may be able to offer a limited number of reduced fee sessions for student/trainee counsellors - please contact me to discuss how I may be able to help.
I offer both short and longer-term therapy dependent on the nature of the difficulty. I use a combination of therapeutic approaches to best suit you.
Each session is 50 minutes in duration at the same day and time each week, and will be held in a room at my private practice in Enfield Town. Confidentiality will be kept unless there is reason to believe a client is at risk to either themselves or others, a previously undisclosed crime has been committed, and/or where it is found that children are at risk.
Please note that if you are late to your session we will only have the remaining time allocated. Cancellation of sessions are to be made with a minimum of 24 hours before allocated appointment time, when every effort will be made to find a new appointment in the same week.
Client’s GP will only be contacted in the case of emergency and/or in discussion with client.
What to expect
Once you have contacted me, we can arrange for a confidential initial counselling assessment. An initial counselling assessment lasts 50 minutes long; you will be able to discuss your difficulties and I will ask you questions in order to assess your counselling needs and whether counselling may help you. The initial session gives us an opportunity to meet and for you to get a sense of who I am and how I work. There is no obligation to book further sessions.
If we decide to work together, we will, if possible, establish a regular weekly session at my practice in Enfield Town. If the work is to be short-term, we will agree on the focus for the work and the number of sessions, usually 6 to start but this can be extended as we go. If the work appears to require a longer-term approach, we may initially start with 6 sessions and then review before deciding to continue on an open-ended basis.
Clients will not be given advice or told what to do, but encouraged to use the time to explore their thoughts and feelings, and discover what it is they want to achieve during their time in therapy. In some instances I will be able to help clients develop self-management and coping strategies.
My practice is located in Genotin Terrace, Enfield, which is a public footpath running between London Road and Genotin Road in Enfield Town.
Enfield Town station is 2 minutes walk to Genotin Terrace and Enfield Chase is 10 minutes walk. Bus stops are within 3 minutes walk to and from many local destinations. Enfield has many car parking facilities comprising of a mixture of multi-storey and open surface car parks with payment systems ranging from pay and display to pay on foot. The closest car park is located at the south end of Genotin Road which is only 2 minutes walk from Genotin Terrace.