Saffya Fatima (Dip.Couns, Reg.BACP)
Due to Covid-19, I will now only be offering online/phone sessions.
My aim is to provide more BAME communities with access to contemporary, culturally sensitive and inclusive longer term counselling and psychotherapy. I welcome those who identify as LGBTQIA+ and/or non binary as well as those from non-BAME communities.
Historically, access to therapy and mental health support services for BAME communities in Britain have been and continues to be disproportionate when compared to the rest of society. This is an inequality that I would like to address.
Where there is support available, there can be a lack of awareness and sensitivity to the different nuances and traditions of different cultures, which can leave the person seeking help feeling unheard or misunderstood. Or often, treatment is heavily western influenced and does not resonate with the specific cultural backgrounds of the individuals seeking help.
With me, you will find that I take into consideration your gender, race, cultural background, religion and/or sexuality as it is in an important part of who you are and your story. Together we can look at how can you can heal, thrive and live your life in way that is authentic to you with an awareness of the things that are preventing you from doing so.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a diploma in therapeutic counselling.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Cultural issues
- Identity issues
- Racial issues
For fees and bookings please see my website.