Semeyra Sarwar

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This professional is available for new clients.

London, Greater London, W1W
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and welcome,

I'm Semeyra, a BACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist.  Thank you for reading my profile. Reaching out for help is not always easy but by considering therapy you have taken the first steps towards overcoming the difficulties you are currently experiencing.

As an experienced therapist,  I will be able to work with you to gain insight and awareness into your current difficulties and to work together to find a way through. I am able to draw upon the experience and skills gained from 13 years  of  helping individual clients going through a range of mental health difficulties and life challenges.

I am very experienced at working with people both short and long term, to make changes in their lives and break free from difficult patterns or repetitive behaviour that might have been holding them back.

In my work with you, I will provide a safe and supportive therapeutic setting, where we can work together to understand the issues that have brought you to therapy and find ways of moving forward.

My original training was humanistic integrative (including psychodynamic)  and I continue to integrate different modalities within my work, depending on the needs of the client.

My Experience

I have worked with people from many different backgrounds, to enable them to overcome a wide range of life issues and support them to develop the skills to build their resilience.

I have a special interest in working with individual people around relationship issues (including difficult and repetitive relationship patterns, attachment difficulties, coping with relationship break-ups, difficulties around emotional intimacy) as well as family issues and difficulties related to cultural identity.

Alongside my 13 years' experience and accreditation with individual clients, I am also now in-training to work with couples.

As well as my special interests I am also very experienced and able to work with a wide range of other issues including; low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, work stress, bereavement, trauma, past abusive experiences, illness, addictive behaviour,  body image difficulties,  cultural identity issues.

I have worked with many clients within my private practice, universities, the mental health organisation MIND and the NHS, to overcome these difficulties and to move forward with their lives.

I am an Accredited and Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I fully abide by the BACP code of ethics in my practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Humanistic Integrative Counselling

Fundamentals of working with couples - Juliet Grayson/ Bernd Leygraf -I am now in-training to work with couples.

I am committed to continuous professional development and attend regular training events and conferences, relevant to my counselling work and areas of interest.

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.

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Family difficulties, cultural issues.  I am also now in- training to be a couples therapist.


£75.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

My fees are £75 for a 50 minute individual session.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I currently have some weekday daytime ( afternoon) appointments available.  In-person appointments are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Online (zoom) appointments are available most week days

Further information

 I am unable to offer telephone consultations before we meet but I am happy to answer brief questions by email.

Once you I have received your email, the next step would be to arrange a first (assessment) appointment, which is a full appointment. 

London, Greater London, W1W

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Semeyra Sarwar
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