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About me

I offer a warm and engaging approach to exploring what's troubling you. We will work to find out what you need to live a more fulfilling life.


I am a multi-cultural, integrative relational psychotherapist. My approach combines psychodynamic, humanistic, existentialism and body awareness. This includes raising awareness of your thoughts, feelings and actions with compassion. We will explore your relationship with yourself and with others and discover your needs, choices and inner resources. My aim is for you to understand yourself better by looking at your past and present experiences and beliefs in order to feel empowered to live the life that you want.


In addition to talking, I welcome creative expressions, such as drawing, writing or working with the imagination.


I have experience working with a wide range of clients in EAPs and academic institutions. I see clients privately with a special interest in working with diversity/difference, cultural displacement and identity. I often work with clients who feel multi-cultural tensions in their life and with TCKs.


I offer online video sessions for clients who live internationally or move around frequently.


If you feel you want a confidential space to explore difficult aspects of your life or need support from an objective perspective, therapy could be a great place to start. Contact me if you're interested in how I can support you and we can meet for an initial session to decide if we would like to work together. I am a BACP registered member and adhere to their code of ethics.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP registered member and adhere to their code of ethics.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Minster Centre (Level 7)
  • Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy, Minster Centre (Level 7)- ongoing
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology (BPS) (Level 6)
  • BA in Psychology (Level 6)
  • Certificate in Couples Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Cognitive Neuroscience (BPS)

Member organisations

BACP

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

  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Loss
  • Anger
  • Loneliness
  • Cultural identity
  • Work related stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addiction
  • Trauma
  • Suicidal ideation

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Sessions from £70 per weekly session

34-44 Tunstall Road
London
SW9

Waterloo
London
SE1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Farsi (Persian)

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Flexible

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Sarvin Afarinesh, MBACP

Sarvin Afarinesh, MBACP