Rukhsana Khan MBACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Making the decision to begin counselling is never easy, and I respect the courage and commitment required to undertake this process. Therefore it is my aim to provide you with a safe and confidential environment where you can explore the problems or difficulties you may be experiencing without being judged.
You may be feeling stuck and confused, overwhelmed by your emotions, anxious, depressed or struggling to make sense of things. You may have feelings of isolation, or difficulties in a relationship. Finding it hard to cope with change, or perhaps you are unhappy with the quality or direction of your life.
Through therapy we can identify patterns that are not so useful and look at changing them, so that we can move forward and grow from our experiences. We can overcome the barriers that are holding us back and gain awareness to work towards a more positive understanding and change.
I am an Integrative trained Counsellor and Psychotherapist and have experience of working with young people and adults, with a wide range of issues and backgrounds. I offer short term and long term therapy depending on your needs, focusing on specific problems or difficulties to issues needing more exploration. I work collaboratively with my clients and believe that the client-therapist relationship is key to make change possible, recognizing your individuality and uniqueness as being the central principal of my work.
My background and experience of working with diverse communities has given me an in depth understanding of cultural issues and how they can influence our way of life.
I have specific training in working with clients suffering from trauma, loss and bereavement. I also work with children and young people in school settings and have experience of working with depression, anxiety, bullying and low self worth.
I appreciate how difficult it can be to take the first steps to talk to someone, and therefore offer a free 30 minutes initial consultation.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (ongoing)
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Training and experience of working with Road Victims Trust, providing counselling to victims of trauma.
Training and experience of working with Place2Be, with children aged 5-11, providing therapeutic support through talking, creative work and play.
Working within schools and a pupil referral unit, providing counselling to pupils and parents.
I am committed to my professional development, and regularly attend CPD workshops.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Initial 30 minute session - Free
Standard fee (50 minute sessions): £45 per session
Concessions are available for students and clients on low income - subject to availability.
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and abide by their policies, procedures, ethical code of conduct and complaints procedure.
I have full public liability insurance.
I hold an enhanced DBS (CRB) certificate with different agencies
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have daytime and evening availabilty.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|