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BA (Hons) Reg. MBACP
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Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Let me help you overcome problems relating to stress, depression, anger, trauma, addiction, personal and relationship issues, self esteem, bereavement and loss, sexuality and sexual issues, abuse, personality disorder, debt, as well as issues relating to culture and ethnicity. Whatever the problem is we can work through it together and overcome the issues in a positive and effective manner that suits YOU best.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and I have many years of experience in working with individuals, groups and families who have experienced Mental Health difficulties.

Although I am trained predominantly to work with a Person-Centred approach I do offer other therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Motivational Interviewing.

We can work together to meet your needs and what is most suitable for you to reach your desired aims and goals of the therapy. There are no time constraints to how many sessions you commit to, as I offer long term and short term/brief therapy.

I also have experience in working with diverse and ethnic minority groups and speak fluent Urdu for clients who have language barriers. I am able to offer a safe and confidential space for my clients to explore their issues at the pace that's most comfortable to them, ensuring you that you will be heard without being judged and enable you to move forward in a positive way.

I am a fully qualified psychotherapist counsellor, able to speak in fluent Urdu if you are struggling with language barriers. I am from a south Asian ethnic background where I can provide an understanding of overcoming cultural and religious difficulties.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BA (hons) Degree in Counselling with Brief interventions and a registered member with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).

Types of therapy I offer include:

  • Group work and dynamics
  • Person-Centred Approach
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Neuro linguistic Programming
  • CBT
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • CPCAB Level 2 & 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Additional Training Courses

  • Care Certificate based on the standards set by Health Education England, Skills for Care and Skills for Health.
  • Working and Supporting Families with Autism (2017)
  • Introduction to Risk Management and Health & Safety 2015-2018
  • Safeguarding Adults Level 1 2015 - 2018
  • Equality & Diversity 2015 - 2018
  • Safeguarding Children & Young People Level 2 2015
  • Mental Capacity Act
  • Self Harm
  • Substance abuse

Member organisations

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Cultural and religious barriers.

South Asian Ethnicity Female Psychotherapist Counsellor.

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£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

Initial assessment which lasts up to 45 minutes is £30.

Subsequent sessions after that will cost £45.00 per 50 minute session, paid at or in advance of the session.

Concessions are available for low income and students - please contact me to discuss further.

If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact me on 

07512 359254

I would be more than happy to help.

Thank you.

When I work

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Please contact me on :07512 359254

Further information

I am committed to the provision of counselling support at the highest level of quality, ethics and professionalism.

Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Additional languages


Urdu, Punjabi, Gujrati

Online platforms

Microsoft Teams
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