Selena Zafar

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MSc, L5 Dip.Couns, MBACP
Available for new clients
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Manchester, M2 7DD
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Welcome to SelfIsH Therapy, a place where you are at the heart of the therapeutic process. It is not selfish to invest in yourself and I am here to support you on your unique journey towards self discovery and wellbeing. 

In this safe space, I embrace the core principles of Person-Centred Therapy founded by Carl Rogers. I respect that you are the expert of your own life and my role as your counsellor is to provide a warm, empathetic and growth producing environment where you can freely explore your thoughts and emotions without fear of criticism or judgement. 

As we work together, we will collaborate in setting your counselling goals and determining the direction of our sessions. Regardless of your issues, we will work at your own pace and according to your unique needs.

My private practice offers a confidential and supportive environment free from external pressures or expectations. I deeply respect your privacy and you can trust that anything discussed within our sessions remains confidential unless you are at risk of harm to yourself or others or if I am legally bound to share information. 

I have been the person in the other chair and it is my experience of therapy that led me to train to be a counsellor. I am also a MSc student which allows me to empathise with my student peers and for this reason, I offer discounted rates to students and counselling students who require personal therapy as part of their courses. 

I am a biracial counsellor from multiple minority groups and my experience of coming from a multi-faith and multi-cultural family gives me a unique perspective in life that allows me to specialise in identity and cultural issues. I also specialise in bereavement, race and sports psychology.

Training, qualifications & experience

Experience

I currently work as a crisis counsellor at a national charity, a mental health mentor with University students and as a child bereavement therapist with a local charity. I have experience counselling children from the age of 5 upwards and adults. 

I also have extensive experience volunteering with charities such as Cruse, Place2be and Shout. 

Qualifications

  • MSc Psychology 2023
  • Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling 2022
  • Certificate in Sports Psychology for Athletes Development 2021
  • Student Representative BACP Ethics and Good Practice Committee 2020-2023
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills 2020

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£35.00 - £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

20 minute consultation: free

50 minute session for counselling students and children/young people under 18: £35

50 minute session for students: £40

50 minute session for adults: £50

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

If you prefer a different session time do get in contact and I will try to be as flexible as I can be. 

The Space Manchester, Royal Exchange, Old Bank Street, Manchester, M2 7DD

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children (0-12)
Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Online platforms

Zoom
Microsoft Teams
Whatsapp

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