About me

I am an experienced Couples and Individual Psychotherapist / Psychodynamic Counsellor. I have a private consulting practice in Canterbury, I am Senior psychotherapist and the lead Couples Therapist at the Priory Group Wellbeing Clinic>in Canterbury and am a registered Relate Counsellor.

I bring to my work a variety of experience in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy for Individuals and Couples. My experience include Charity, Private, University of Kent Student Counsellor, NHS & Primary Care.

I offer both Time Limited (or brief) counselling to focus on a particular issue offering 6-20 sessions or a more in-depth longer process of psychotherapy which explores in detail what influences behaviour, thought patterns and processes and emotional experience.

My therapeutic approach draws on a range of concepts including psychodynamic, Mentalization Based Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. In addition I am currently undertaking a Doctoral programme in psychotherapy at The Metanoia Institute and University of Middlesex 

"There are many reasons why you may wish to talk to someone, it may be following a difficult experience like the loss of a loved one or a relationship breakdown or an earlier experience you want to resolve. Perhaps issues with a family member or previous partner remain misunderstood or painful but you may feel now you are ready to talk to someone. Other times it is simply because you feel that talking to someone who may be able to listen and offer some help is something you wish to explore. Speaking to someone in a comfortable, professional and safe environment about things can often bring a sense of understanding to difficult and stressful situations bought on through life's journey. The most important thing to know is that there is someone who can help you and will be able to offer you the type of support that is right for you"

I offer advice and professional help on a range of issues and am flexible in my availability and work specifically to the suitability of your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an established private practice situated in Liverpool Street, London and in the Centre of Canterbury where I see both couples and individuals for a range of issues. I am also currently employed as a therapist at The Priory clinic in Canterbury, Kent. I am also a trained Relate Counsellor.

Doctoral programme in Psychotherapy by Professional Studies DPsych at the Metanoia Institute and the University of Middlesex in London
Professional Training Institute Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationship - Counselling and Psychotherapy Services

Psychodynamic Couple and Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy - BACP Accredited / University Of East London

I am a full member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)

Additional Specialist Training

Mentalization-based treatment (MBT) - NHS /PCT GP Services including Time Limited Therapy
counselling /therapy services for couples in Hackney and provide services for parents in conflict within GP surgeries. I have also worked for the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR) as a visiting clinical assessor.

Member organisations


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.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I am also experienced in Mentalization Based Therapy, especially for conflict resolution within the family setting and have experience of Time Limited (short term /brief work) within a NHS/PCT /GP setting.

Ages - 16 yrs upwards
Same Sex Couples / Individuals and issues
Older Couples
Trans-Cultural Issues
Sexual Identity issues incl Transvestism


Additional information

Regular Sessions

(Fees are Negotiable )
(premium times are charged at a higher rate)

Couples therapy Start at £130

Individual therapy Start at £90

Telephone and Skype sessions start at £70

Fees Are Negotiable - all sessions are 50 minute sessions (required)

An Assessment Consultation (upto 1 hour and 15 mins) will be required to verify suitability for ongoing work, fees are £150 (couples fee will vary)


Email: salma_rashid@hotmail.co.uk


Availability on request

Further information

My Approach
Psychotherapeutic and Psychodynamic Therapy (including Mentalization Based Therapy ) Time Limited and Focus Based Therapy

My London private practice is opposite Liverpool St station off Bishopsgate


Bus Links
8, 11, 23, 26, 35, 42, 47, 48, 78, 100, 133, 135, 149, 153, 205, 214, 242, 271, 344, 388,

Network rail and Stanstead Express.

The following Underground lines serve Liverpool Street

  • Circle
  • Hammersmith & City
  • Metropolitan
  • Central

My Canterbury clinic is easily accessible from Canterbury East and West station and is easy to travel to from park and ride locations


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Additional languages