''Knowing Yourself is the beginning of all wisdoms'' Aristotle
Self Discovery Counselling
Hello and welcome
My name is Sanaz and I am a humanistic Integrative Counsellor in practise and Accredited Member of BACP professional body. Having the knowledge and understanding of the main stream approaches such as person-centred, TA, psychodynamic and CBT, has equipped me to offer a holistic approach to various client groups ranging from adolescents to elderlies.
I am interested in a person as a whole and work with all that relates to him/her from mind, body to spirit, religion, social contexts, etc. By sensitively attuning to each client's unique needs, I aim to tailor the appropriate strategies for his/her therapy process. I offer both short-term (between 6-12 sessions) and long-term/open-ended counselling.
Living in today's complex and modern life is a challenge which we all face, for which we need strengths and life skills. we are doing well in some areas while perhaps not so much in some other areas of our life. Going through life is like a journey and along the way we come a cross lots of hurdles and obstacles. We manage to pass many of these on our own but sometimes too disheartened, tired, confused, anxious to cross and deal with some challenges alone. Realising our strengths and weaknesses is a good guide to cherish and build up on traits that we already have while bring about the ones that haven't developed so much.
Who to turn to in difficulties and crisis is a personal choice, some of us have supportive friends and family network and some they don't.
Family and friends are great asset to us all but it is not always easy to open up to them nor that they can be objective and non biased. This is not surprising as we are tied up in an emotional bonds with relatives and friends.
Alternatively choosing a professional that you feel comfortable and connected with, provides a safe, confidential and nonjudgemental space, which helps you explore your difficulties and stuck points.
I provide a relaxed but professional environment where individuals can work on issues that are causing distress and anxiety. You can gain confidence and gradually speak about sensitive issues and find some resolution to your problems. In particular disturbances from your past can cause anxiety, unhappiness, even depression. I offer you sensitive paced help so you can understand and gain relief from these symptoms. My initial consultation helps us to explore what type of help you are looking for. This may be open ended, offering clients an opportunity to explore difficult areas and understand themselves and their relationships better so they make more informed and creative choices. I can also offer time-limited counselling, if appropriate, which will focus on agreed issues for a specific number of sessions and help you to deal with that area more constructively.
I continue to train in specialist areas to keep my practice up to date.
I have regular supervision which helps me reflect on my work.
I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have professional Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Training, qualifications & experience
BACP Accredited Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
BACP Accredited Dip in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
BACP Accredited Ad. Dip in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Certificate in working creatively with Adolescent
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Certificate in Time-Limited Therapy
Certificate in psychiatry, Psychopathology and Psychodynamic Therapy
Bereavement Counselling Training
Domestic Violence Counselling Training
I have interest in diverse areas of therapy such as self-esteem / sense of self, anxiety , depression, loss and bereavement, domestic violence, etc. This has led me to work in different counselling settings with the vast client groups ranging from Adolescents to elderly. I'm both fluent in speaking Persian/Farsi and English with strong grasp on cultural issues.
I have worked as a school counsellor and as part of Signpost counselling team offering counselling to adolescent. I Have also worked as a bereavement counsellor as well as working in NHS GP Surgery.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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My usual fee is £50 per session for individuals.
I have some concessionary places for trainee counsellors or if there is someone with special reason, which can be negotiated in the first session.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday 10am-19pm ,Tuesday 10am-13pm ,15pm-19pm,Thursday 10am-19pm Friday 10am-17pm
Types of client