Shah Haider

Southend-on-sea, Essex, SS1
07796268516 07796268516
Southend-on-sea, Essex, SS1

About me

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

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


Sessions last for 50 minuets and my fees are £40.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Shah Haider

Shah Haider