My name is Sadat Malik and I am a UKCP accredited Integrative Psychotherapist.
Working integratively means I combine different counselling and therapeutic approaches, including psychodynamic, CBT, humanistic, and transpersonal, as needed to meet the specific needs and issues that you want to explore.
My approach also draws on a strong foundation in mindfulness practice. Combining these different modalities means that I offer an approach to therapy that is uniquely tailored to suit you and the challenges you face.
I believe that good counselling and psychotherapy should enable you to do things that you couldn’t do before. It should enable you to become more skillful at dealing with complex emotions and relationships. And it should facilitate greater mental clarity, emotional freedom, and renewed purpose, so that you can have peace of mind, be happy and enjoy your life.
You may wonder whether this is possible for you. Or you may feel a long way from this at the moment. My job is to walk alongside you for a while and help you to find your own way.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am fully qualified and accredited which means that my practice abides by the UKCP’s high standards and ethical principles.
I am a former City professional and graduate from the University of Cambridge, with a UKCP accredited post-graduate diploma in counselling and psychotherapy. In addition to my private practice I have experience working with a diverse range of people for both the NHS (as a counsellor and clinical team leader) and in a voluntary setting for the Maytree Suicide Respite Centre, Islington Victim Support, and for the Caravan, a drop-in service based in the heart of Piccadilly.
I also run my own weekend workshops offering a deeper taste of mindfulness practices, creatively combined with group psychotherapy, poetry and music. And for over 5 years I have facilitated weekly meditation and poetry groups.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life stage transitions
Weekday daytimes and evenings.
If you have private health insurance, you may be able to fund some or all of your sessions through your health insurance policy.
I am recognised as a psychological healthcare practitioner with most private medical insurers. If you’d like to start the process of funding your therapy through your private health insurance policy, please contact me and I’ll be glad to help you out.