Sabbir Ahmed BA Hons, MA, UKCP
Many whom I have worked with have had anxiety, bipolar and/or depression, had issues in their relationships, difficulties in managing emotions, or have struggled with thoughts of self-harm. Parents have come to seek therapy for their children diagnosed with ASD and/or ADHD.
As an experienced psychotherapist, who divides his time between the NHS and private practice, I provide a personalised approach. In addition to specialising in Psychodynamic and Family Therapy, I also specialise in CBT-based and DBT therapy. This allows me to provide a holistic, integrative approach.
I feel very privileged to say that I love what I do and always have. I prioritise building a warm, trusting and non-judgemental relationship with my clients, where they feel safe to explore their most difficult experiences, feelings and thoughts in depth. I listen to my clients’ concerns attentively, to get to the root of the problem and suggest potential solutions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am accredited with the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and have an MA in Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy, and a clinical diploma in Family/Systemic Therapy.
In addition, I have studied CBT-based supervision at Kings’ College London, and DBT with the Association of Psychological Therapy (APT).
• MA in Psychotherapy (Middlesex University)
• Clinical Diploma in Family & Systemic Psychotherapy (St. George's Hospital)
• Postgraduate Cert. Emotional Wellbeing in Children and Families (Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust)
• Postgraduate Cert. in IAPT Supervision (King's College University of London)
• Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) [Association of Psychological Therapy]
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
• Muslim marriage counselling
• £100 for individual sessions
• £120 for couple/family sessions
• Home visits: price negotiable, begins at £150
Monday to Wednesday evenings and Saturday (morning and afternoon)
I offer a free initial telephone consultation.