Sahar Mirshafiei, BACP Registered, Accredited Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
07572 418 988
A person-centred counsellor delivering a warm and supportive integrative approach including transactional therapy, CBT formulations, and psychodynamic therapy. I find that anxiety and depression are especially prevalent given the pace and structure of modern life, therefore they're commonly worked with in tandem to other presenting issues.
Tension often brings us to counselling, whether it be a result of sudden or unforeseen circumstances, from historical upheavals and traumas, or a combination of both. Everyone deserves a safe space to explore their thoughts and feelings in confidentiality. When this environment is created, we're able to build a landscape, diffuse and dis-empower panic, to reflect and make sense of what we have experienced, what is important to us, and where we'd like to go to next.
We're all involved in a myriad of relationships. At times, some of these may begin to feel imbalanced, unhappy, counterproductive, or unsustainable. Whether that be with ourselves, partners, children, family members, friends, colleagues, neighbours, or acquaintances. We also have relationships with our environments, our homes, places of work, cities, with food, hobbies, jobs, money, our bodies, cultures, and technology, to name but a few.
Beginning to understand the intricacies of our relationships and roles in one area casts much light on other parts of our experience. Oftentimes, greater clarity and understanding leads to an uplift in our quality of life due to increased confidence, autonomy, fulfillment, and enjoyment.
Training, qualifications & experience
Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and experience in working across a spectrum of client needs such as:
- Anxiety and Identity
- Intimacy and Relationships
- Loss, Grief, and Bereavement
- Sexual Abuse and Rape
- Body Image and Eating Disorders
- OCD and Control
- Depression and Suicidal Thoughts
- Bullying and Discrimination (race, gender, sexuality, disability)
- Addiction and Substance Use
- Gambling and Pornography
Your age, sexuality, gender, race, culture, faith, social status, disability, and lifestyle have no bearing on the qualities which you'll receive in counselling. I'm lucky enough to have lived and worked with people from all walks of life and this is a great privilege in counselling too.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
- Compassion-Focused Therapy
- Humanistic therapies
Each client is considered on an individual basis based on income, so fees are on a sliding scale from £25 for students/no income to £40/£50/£60 based on income/organization status. It's really helpful to have an initial chat to get a feel for one another. Whether it be over the phone or over a cup of tea, you're very welcome to set a date.
I believe the best work is done by client led and client paced work. The direction of discovery, along with the frequency of sessions is set by the client, with myself offering meaningful and intuitive focusing in a safe environment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer evening and weekend sessions so that clients are able to conveniently access counselling.
Types of client