Hello, my name is Shadia. I am a BACP Registered Member, offering one to one talking therapy and online counselling . At the very core of my counselling practice is my belief that we all deserve to be who we are, without judgement. Counselling offers a safe, confidential space within which you can openly explore the difficulties that you are facing. Talking it over can help. Together, we can work find ways of enabling you to move forward in your life, with greater knowledge of yourself and tools to help you manage with difficult feelings.
Through the experience of counselling I can help you to feel different, develop strategies and resilience and to regain sight of 'light at the end of the tunnel'.
I can offer long or shorter term therapy and my professional background maintains my experience of working with people of all ages and abilities. My counselling experience has included helping people deal with anxiety, trauma, (PTSD), stress and depression, loss and bereavement, relationship difficulties, anger, abuse and health related problems.
The type of counselling I offer is Humanistic Integrative which is focussed on putting the client at the centre of the process , CBT which has proved to highly effective in the treatment of depression, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, agoraphobia ,OCD and Multicultural awareness which is an understanding and sensitivity of the values, experiences, and lifestyles of minority groups. Differences in race, culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, are all tackled by Multicultural counselling. In the counselling setting, the counsellor recognizes that the client is different from the counsellor and treats the client without forcing the client to be like him or her.
The process of therapy and counselling not only provides a safe space to talk about personal difficulties but it also is a place to learn new coping strategies that have been shown to be successful in bring about life changes.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavoural Theraputical Skills and Theory
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Training Workshops in:
Abuse and Trauma Counselling Skills,Mindfulness, Childhood Bereavement, Mind and Breath, creative play and use of metaphor, Mentoring course,women’s development training course, Parenting course and domestic violence training course.
Also helping refugee’s women as a mentor , translator at British red cross and volunteering as a helpline listener at Dorset Rape Crisis Support Center.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial phone consultation: Free of charge
Initial assessment session: free of charge for 50 minutes
Following sessions: £30+ for 60 minutes
I offer counselling in Arabic and Kurdish as well