About me

Hello and welcome.

I'm Semeyra, a BACP accredited counsellor.  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 counsellor, 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 over 10 years of working directly with 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 counselling training was humanistic integrative and I continue to integrate different modalities within my counselling 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 people around relationship issues (including difficult and repetitive relationship patterns, coping with relationship break-ups, difficulties around emotional intimacy) as well as family issues and difficulties related to cultural identity.

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, stress, bereavement, trauma, past abusive experiences, illness, addictive behaviour,  difficulties related to identity, including cultural identity issues, eating disorders/ body image difficulties.


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

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.

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

childhood and family issues connected to the present, identity issues including cultural identity.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Fees

£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My fees are £70 for a 50 minute individual counselling session. I sometimes have appointments available at a reduced rate for those who can attend during the daytime, please ask about this when you enquire.

Availability

Daytimes and Evenings.

Further information

I am currently continuing to offer online counselling sessions via video conferencing. I expect to begin offering face to face sessions from August 2021, dependent on government guidance.

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Semeyra Sarwar

Semeyra Sarwar