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 understand your current situation in greater depth. Most importantly, I have the experience and skills gained from several years of working directly with clients going through a range of personal difficulties, to enable you to move forward with your life.
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.
I incorporate a range of different methods in my work; as well as traditional models of counselling and talking therapy, I also bring mindfulness principles into my work when appropriate.
I have worked with people from many different backgrounds, to enable them to overcome a wide range of life issues and develop the skills to build their resilience and continue moving forward with their lives.
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, with a stronger sense of confidence and resilience
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.
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 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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
childhood and family issues connected to the present, identity issues including cultural identity.
My fees are £65 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.
I work from two locations; The first is a 5 minute walk from Oxford Circus underground station. The second is less than 10 minutes from Euston station. Both rooms are quiet and comfortably furnished.