Sabbir Ahmed BA Hons, MA, UKCP
Hello and welcome — I am a psychotherapist (UKCP) and a clinical supervisor, currently working in the NHS, in addition to private practice.
We all face moments in life which can be challenging; in my practise, I prioritise building a warm, trusting and non-judgemental relationship as a strong foundation to feel safe and to explore in-depth most difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences.
Working together, I believe therapy can help foster a better understanding of emotions and self-awareness, which can bring about new possibilities and a new outlook in life. Therapy can also help to develop healthier strategies, to cope with new challenges and past experiences.
As an experienced Psychotherapist, I also offer a personally tailored approach, drawing upon therapies such as Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Systemic/Family Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. This broad range of training enables me to offer an integrative approach to my clients, and it helps me to tailor my interventions according to the individual clients’ needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I want to tell you a bit more about myself. I feel very privileged to be able to say that I love what I do and always have been. I started working with underprivileged children in World Vision (an international charity) in 1998. Following this, I have had experience working with a wide range of clients from various backgrounds which includes children, young people, young offenders, adults, couples, families, individuals with learning disabilities and neurodevelopmental conditions.
After completing my BA(hons) in Education, I have completed various postgraduate degrees in mental health fields which includes an MA in Psychotherapy. As a psychotherapist I believe I can have all the degrees in mental health world but if I cannot build a trusting relationship with my clients, it has no meaning! Therefore, I always aim at providing a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental space to my clients so that I can adopt a collaborative approach when I work with my clients.
• 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.
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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
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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.