Reza Ahmad Counsellor & Psychotherapist MBACP
Due to the pandemic I am not currently working with clients face-to-face. However, I already have an established online practice and I am continuing to work with individuals and couples online, both current and new.
How Counselling or Psychotherapy can help
As a Counsellor and Psychotherapist I provide a safe, confidential relationship of earned trust within which you can explore the issues that feel important to you. I will support you to be present with whatever feels difficult, stuck and unresolved. When you meet your experience with compassion and openness, change and growth occurs naturally. This process involves getting in touch with your strengths and resources as well as attending to difficulties. It is a journey of recovering, discovering and deepening the core qualities within you such as compassion, clarity, confidence, creativity, connectedness, wisdom and love.
I have experience of working with a wide range of issues such as: bereavement, family, health, stress, sadness and anger. The areas that I specialise in are depression, anxiety, abuse, low self-esteem and relationship issues. I work both shorter-term (counselling) and longer-term (psychotherapy).
My core training was in Gestalt Therapy. I am also a trained Internal Family Systems Therapist. I have an extensive background in meditation practice, including mindfulness, which I integrate with my therapeutic practice.
All of my work is grounded in the power of awareness, wisdom and compassion inherent to us all, that enables us to clearly see the nature of our experience, to dissolve the causes of our suffering and to fulfil our potential in our daily lives.
In the heart of difficulty lie the seeds of growth and change.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Gestalt Counselling
Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy
Internal Family Systems Level 1
Continuing Professional Development Trainings:
- Sexual Abuse and Related Issues
- Working with Anger
- Somatic Internal Family Systems
I have worked in a wide range of settings across the private, public and voluntary sectors including a charity for Disabled People in Torquay, the NHS in Exeter and as a counsellor in a G.P. surgery. I have experience with a diverse range of clients amongst the general public including the elderly, young people, people with disabilities (physical and learning difficulties), carers, and people of ethnic minorities.
Professional Organisational Membership:
I am a Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am on its Accredited Register and I work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
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
Lack of life purpose or direction
I offer a reduced cost introductory meeting to help you decide whether to work with me (see below).
Introductory meeting (individuals and couples): £25
One-to-one: £48 per session
Concessions: I have a fixed number of concessionary one-to-one places for students and people with low incomes. If you are in need of a concessionary rate please let me know and we can discuss that during an introductory meeting.
Couples Counselling or Tango Couples Therapy: £55 per session
All sessions last 60 minutes
Reduced Cost Introductory Meeting:
Choosing a therapist to work with can be a daunting process and expensive if you want to meet more than one. That is why I offer a reduced cost introductory meeting.
An introductory meeting is aimed at providing you with whatever experience and information you need to be able to decide if you would like to begin working with me. It is an opportunity for you to tell me about what you are needing support with, to ask any questions you may have and to get a sense of how we might work together. Also, it gives you some time to get a sense of me. The quality of the therapeutic relationship is vital to the work so it is important that you feel some kind of resonance, or ease, with whomever you choose to work with.