Saleha Choudhury

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Diploma in Counselling | MBACP
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Ilford IG3 & London E7
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About me

Saleha Choudhury: A Beacon of Hope and Expertise in Anxiety, Depression, Stress, and Emotional Wellbeing

About Me

Welcome to a sanctuary of healing and self-discovery, where your mental health journey is supported with compassion and professional expertise. I am Saleha Choudhury, a dedicated counsellor committed to guiding you through the challenges of anxiety, stress, depression, and emotional turmoil. Registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I specialise in humanistic approaches and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), offering a partnership based on trust, empathy, and mutual progress towards mental wellness.

Transformative services I offer that make a difference

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety: Transform your understanding and management of anxiety.

Stress Management: Master coping strategies for significant stress relief.

In-person Therapy: Engage in deep, meaningful face-to-face sessions in Seven Kings, Ilford.

Online Counselling Services: Access support from anywhere in the UK.

Cultural Awareness: As a Muslim counsellor with fluency in English and a deep understanding of diverse backgrounds, I offer culturally sensitive therapy.

Your Journey Begins Here

The first step is a free initial consultation, designed to assess your needs and craft a bespoke therapeutic plan. This plan is the cornerstone of our work together, aiming for your ultimate mental well-being.

Tailored Solutions for You

Breathing Exercises for anxiety relief

Long-term Support for chronic anxiety

Unlocking Social Confidence

Navigating Relationships

...and much more, covering a range of issues from Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) to work-related stress.

Certifications and Ongoing Learning

BACP Registered Counsellor

Specialist in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Committed to Ethical Practice and Continuous Professional Development

Currently enrolled in MSc Psychology

Client Testimonials

"Saleha's patience, kindness, and unwavering support were instrumental in navigating a challenging period in my life. Immensely grateful." — Client S

"Saleha provided a calm, focused, and understanding environment, helping me address my concerns with patience. Highly recommended." — Client N

My Approaches

As an integrative counsellor, I draw from various modalities including CBT, Person-Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Gestalt Therapy, tailored to your unique needs.

Begin Your Journey

Book your initial assessment and take the first step towards healing. Our sessions can be conducted online, via telephone, or in person, with reviews every six sessions to ensure the therapy meets your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is mental health? Mental health is the cornerstone of emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It influences our thoughts, feelings, and actions, impacting every aspect of our lives.

Can mental health issues be cured? While not all mental health issues can be "cured" in the traditional sense, many can be effectively managed through therapy, allowing individuals to lead fulfilling lives.

Is mental health genetic? Genetics can play a role, but environment and personal experiences are also significant factors in mental health.

How does mental health affect physical health? There's a strong bidirectional link between mental and physical health. Mental health issues can contribute to various physical conditions, emphasizing the importance of holistic health care.

Is anxiety a disability? Anxiety is considered a disability when it significantly limits one or more major life activities. Treatment and accommodations can help manage its impact.

How many sessions will I need? The number of sessions varies based on individual circumstances. Regular reviews ensure that therapy remains aligned with your evolving needs.

How can counselling help? Counselling offers a supportive space to explore issues, develop coping strategies, and foster personal growth, leading to improved mental health and well-being.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA Hons English Literature and Arabic
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 5 Diploma in CBT (Currently)
  • Award in Education and Training

Member organisations

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Cultural issues
  • Religious issues

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Fees

£40.00 - £50.00
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

  • £0 Initial consultation by phone.
  • £40 Students or unemployed
  • £50 Individual counselling sessions by video or face to face.
  • £60 Eco Therapy (Walk and talk in the park)

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Day time sessions availability: 9.00am-3.00pm

Evening sessions availability: 5.30pm-7.30pm

Further information

As a Muslim Counsellor, I have experience working with clients of Muslim, Christian, Hindu, and Sikh faiths, as well as non-faith clients.

My clients are from Seven Kings, IG3, Ilford, IG1, Chadwell Heath, RM6, Romford, RM7, Manor Park, E12, Forest Gate, E7, Stratford, E15, Whitechapel, E1, London, and online only for Nationwide clients.

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Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Additional languages

Bengali

Online platforms

Google Meet
Zoom