About me

As a Counselling Psychologist, I use a variety of psychotherapeutic methods that are supported by clinical research. My work focuses on helping people who are experiencing a variety of psychological issues such as anxiety, worry, depression, betrayal trauma or have been subjected to harmful practices such as ‘Honour’ Based Violence and Female Genital Mutilation. I work with clients wanting to begin a journey of healing, rebuild self-esteem, build a self that is independent of their past or space for reflection. I work collaboratively with my clients gaining an insight into their coping responses towards a variety of concerns.

About me

I am a chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and BPS (British Psychological Society). I studied psychology at Roehampton University and conducted my doctoral research into the experiences of traumatic events at City University.

My clinical experience is derived from a variety of mental health settings which include, the NHS, private setting and the third sector. This has provided me with the experience in helping individuals to resolve the majority of problems that cause emotional distress and discomfort. These include but are not limited to Anxiety disorders, Eating disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and anger issues.

In addition, I have over 8-years of experience in providing psychological therapy to women who have experienced “honour” based violence (HBV), forced marriage, domestic violence and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). I have also provided training to professionals in mainstream mental health services on “honour” based violence, forced marriage and FGM.

My approach

As a counselling psychologist, I have trained in working with a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches that include cognitive behaviour therapy, solution-focused therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and person-centred therapy.

I understand that each person responds differently to their difficulties, so we will work collaboratively to find the most appropriate way of meeting your therapy goals. I provide a safe and confidential space where we can explore your difficulties and discuss what you like to change. We will draw a plan together with specific strategies that will be used in meeting your goals of therapy. Through the course of our sessions, we will regularly review the progress to ensure that we are on the right path of meeting the outcome you want.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • BSc Hons Psychology
  • DPsych Counselling Psychology
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PGCTHE)


  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Metacognitions and Worry
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Working with Dreams
  • Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault and the Couple
  • Trauma and Domestic Violence
  • Understanding Substance Use in the Context of Violence Against Women
  • Affairs: the impact on the couple Relationship
  • Post Traumatic stress disorder PTSD
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Domestic Violence, Depression, and Anxiety
  • Domestic violence

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


Health and Care Professions Council

The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.

They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.


British Psychological Society

British Psychological Society


Additional information

In order to make therapy more affordable, I offer a sliding scale that ranges from £70 to £100.

The £70 fee applies to appointments that start before 4 pm on Mondays to Fridays dependent upon the individual's circumstances.


Thursdays to Fridays 9:00am to 8:00pm

Mondays to Tuesdays 5:00pm to 8pm

Saturdays 9:00am to 2:00pm

202 High Street

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Additional languages

Kurdish (Sorani)

Dr Savin Bapir-Tardy

Dr Savin Bapir-Tardy