Hello my name is Shah. I am a Registered BACP counsellor, offering person-centred counselling. I have worked for counselling agencies both locally and in London, the NHS and developing my private practice. My specialty is in trauma, PTSD, anger, anxiety and depression.
I use a non-authoritative approach that encourages you to take more of a lead in discussions. My role is as a facilitator, listening without judgment and acknowledging your experience without moving the conversation in a different direction. I will encourage and support you, and where appropriate guide the therapeutic process. Helping in your process of understanding.
Past or present feelings or problems can be discussed. You may wish to discover the root of the problem or increase self awareness. The therapy can be tailored to suit your wishes and needs. I do not believe in a one size fits all approach. The eventual aim of therapy is to bring about positive change and increase emotional well being.
Training, qualifications & experience
CPCAB Qualification TC-L4 (Level 4) Diploma in Theraputic Counselling (QCF). South Essex College, Sept 2012-June 2014
CPCAB Qualification CST-L3 (Level 3) Certificate in Counselling Studies. South Essex College, Sept 2011-June 2012
CPCAB Qualification CST-L2 (Level 2) Certificate in Counselling Skills. South Essex College, Sept 2010-June 2011
The Open University D171 Introduction to Counselling. The Open University, Oct 2009-May 2010
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
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