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Accredited & Registered Psychotherapist - UKCP, BABCP, BACP

About me

There are many different reasons why someone makes the first contact with me. The reasons could be experiencing low mood, depression or different types of anxiety, relationship difficulties or break-up, sexual abuse, emotional distress or bereavement. You may be experiencing work-related stress, panic, low self-esteem, social anxiety, health anxiety, obsessive thoughts and feelings, OCD, experienced trauma, different phobias and other emotional difficulties that are difficult to live with.

I am aware that seeking help might not be easy. We all experience challenges and difficulties and wish to be able to work through them and move forward in our lives. We will be working together in an empathic, safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment, and we can make sense of, and work through, the issues that brought you to therapy.

All those who contact me wish to talk about what concerns them and wish to find a way to manage and overcome the thoughts and feelings that are preventing them from leading enjoyable and fulfilling lives.

If you have any questions at all about how I can help you, please do get in touch with me.

Training, qualifications & experience

My Approach:

I use a range of evidence-based psychological therapies in providing brief and long-term treatment. I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to explore and work on unhelpful thoughts and behaviour. I also use Psychodynamic Psychotherapy to work on past difficulties that have been triggered by present circumstances, and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT) to specifically work on relationship difficulties.

My Experience:

I have years of experience working with adults of all ages in a wide range of short and long-term NHS mental health services. I have also worked in educational psychotherapy services offering psychotherapy to university students and staff. I am currently working in an NHS mental health service and also in private practice in Central and West London.

Prior to my training as a psychotherapist, I spent several years in creative industries working in different fine-arts, graphic-design and advertisement agencies in Canada. I also have many years of experience in management working in different industries in Canada and the UK. These experiences help me to relate to, and work through, conflict management, performance anxiety, workplace stress, loss of a healthy work-life balance and other work-related concerns, and how these difficulties could interfere with the personal life of an individual.

Training & Accreditation

- MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
- BSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Foundation Degree in Psychodynamic Counselling and CBT
- Counselling Skills (Birkbeck, University of London)
- United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP) accredited Psychotherapist
- British Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapists (BABCP)
- Accredited CBT therapist
- BPC accredited Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist (DIT)
- Registered MBACP, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

I am very grateful to have won an award in my local NHS trust for Promoting diversity, and I was also short listed for national NHS70 parliamentary award. Just a few additional achievements that I am proud to share with you.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BABCP

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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.

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£90.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

Individuals:

£90 per 50 minute session.

Further information

I am a registered psychotherapist with AXA, BUPA, Nuffield, Aviva, and Vitality insurance and accept clients insured through these providers.

30 Bloomsbury Street, Therapy Room, Central London, WC1B 3QJ

Chiswick, London, Middlesex, W4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages

I offer psychotherapy in English and in Farsi (Persian)

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